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Faculty: Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt (2014)

Professor of Composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover (from 2012)
(together with Prof. Rebecca Saunders):

        • private instruction (weekly)
        • group instruction (composition seminars)
        • jointly organized seminars with the music theory department:
                - WS 2013/14: "Orchestration and Form in Symphonic
                              Film Music”
                - SS 2015: “Serialism and Spectral Composition”
        • Conception and coordination of activities in the composition studio:
                  Projects with KunstFestSpielen Herrenhausen,
                  Sprengelmuseum, as well as the initiation of an
                              exchange program                   with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Guest Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover (2010-2011)

Professor of Composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart (2009-2010)
(sabbatical replacement for Prof. Marco Stroppa) – WS/SS: two seminars + weekly private instruction for 13 composition students (BA/MA)

Composition Masterclass, Beirut National Conservatory of Music, 24 Sept. 2009

Composition Masterclasses, Shanghai Conservatory of Music (2008-2014)

Composition Masterclasses, Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo (2008/10/12)

“Auditory Perception and Sound Design” (2008)
Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad
Three-day intensive workshop for visual artists and theater directors

Substitute for Prof. Walter Zimmermann (2007)
Universität der Künste, Berlin - SS
1 composition seminar + weekly private instruction

"Raumklang/Klangraum: zu Pierre Boulez’ Répons" (2005)
Guest-Composer at the education program of the Berlin Philharmonic
(”Zukunft@BPO” )

Acousmonium-Workshop, Guest-Composer (July 2004)
Workshop for the interpretation and experimentation of acousmatic composition at the Institut für Musik der Universität der Künste, Berlin / and Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler"

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics for composers (2003-04)
Guest-Professor - Composition workshop WS
Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin – monthly seminars

“Composition, Computer Music and Psychoacoustics” (2001-02)
Assistant to Prof. Tristan Murail
Columbia University, New York
weekly group and private instruction (WS/SS)

MUSIC HISTORY I-IV (Middle Ages – 20th Century.) (1998-99)
Teaching Assistant (SS)
Columbia University New York – weekly class teaching

Adjunct Professor (WS/SS)
Baruch College, City University of New York - weekly class teaching

MUSIC HISTORY II-IV (Barock – 20. Jh.) (1994-96)
Teaching Assistant (WS/SS)
New England Conservatory Boston – weekly class teaching

Tribhuvan University Kathmandu – 4-Week Intensive Course






• "Acoustic Models and Composed Structures", Beijing Capital Normal University, 5.3.2014

• "On the Combination of Instrumental and Electronic Sound", Nagoya University of Arts, 28.2.2014

• "Sound Art in Cairo" DAAD Berlin 23.10., 2013

• "Schneller Works 1998-2012" Cornell University, Ithaca NY, 20.3.2013

• "Debussy und das 21. Jahrhundert" Musikhocschule Aachen, 17.11,.2012

• "Wasser als kompositorischer Topos" Musikfest Stuttgart, 31.8, 2011

• "Zu Kagura" Sibelius Akademie Helsinki, Feb. 6, 2011

• "Acoustic Models and Composed Structures", University of the Philippines, Manila, Sept. 10, 2010

• "Acoustic Models and Composed Structures", Hongkong Chinese University, Sep. 7, 2010

• "Komposition und Psychoakustik", Technische Universität Berlin, Reihe «EM Hören», Juni 3, 2010

• "Akustisches Modell und komponierte Struktur", Hochschule für Musik, München, Feb. 12, 2010

• "Komposition – Spatialization– Installation", Universität Potsdam, Feb. 2, 2010

• "An Atlas of Sounds" Taswir: Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Gropiusbau Berlin Nov. 8, 2009

• "Music and Speech", Ligerzer Opernwerkstatt, Ligerz, August 11, 2009

• "Was ist spektrale Musik?" Hochschule für Musik, Mannheim, Juni 4, 2009

• "Akustisches Modell und komponierte Struktur", Hochschule für Musik, München, Mai 28, 2009

• "Spektrale Techniken im Werk von Tristan Murail", Hochschule für Musik, Köln, Jan. 8, 2009

• "Akustisches Modell und komponierte Struktur", Hochschule für Musik, Bremen, Juni 24, 2009

• "Introduction to Auditory Perception", Cornell University, NY April 10, 2008

• "Acoustic Models and Composed Structures", Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Sep. 16, 2008

• "Acoustic Models and Composed Structures", Takefu Music Festival, Sep. 6, 2008

• "Acoustic Models and Composed Structures", Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Sep. 18, 2008

• "From Composition to Installation", Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Potsdam-Babelsberg, Mai 4, 2008

• "Akustisches Modell und komponierte Struktur", Darmstadt INMM, März 28, 2008

• "Acoustic Models and Composed Structures", Connecting Media Conference, Hamburg, Dez. 4, 2006

• "Creation and Identity", Global Interplay Conference , Cairo Opera House, Feb. 12, 2006

• "Stratégies d'écriture dans Jardin des fleuves", Séminaires Recherche et Création, Ircam, December 16. 2004

• "Electroacoustic Spatialization based on Directivity Control", IFNM Darmstadt, July 28, 2004

• "Akustisches Modell und komponierte Sruktur", Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik, Feb. 26, 2003

• "Composition and Architecture in my Compositional Work", Harvard University Boston, May 12 , 2002

• "The Music of Helmut Lachenmann", Cincinnati College Conservatory, Feb. 10, 2000

• "Current Trends in Contemporary German Music", Queens College, New York, 1998

• "'Degenerate Music' and its Composers", Goethe Institute Boston, 1996

• "The Fates of Jewish Composers before and during the Third Reich" New England Conservatory Boston, 1996

• "Music in Exile: German Immigrant Composers in the USA", Goethe Institut Boston, 1995

• "Fractal Organisation in the Music of Geörgy Ligeti", New England Conservatory of Music Boston, 1995