Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2011

Jul, Aug, Sep

Karin Wetzel | Composer

Karin Wetzel | Image: Annette Koroll
Karin Wetzel | Image: Annette Koroll

1981 | born in Berlin

2003-2009 | Studies Composition and Music Theory at HMT Leipzig

2009-2011 | Studies Composition and Media Technology at Zhdk Zürich

Karin's work includes solo works, ensemble and orchestral music, electro-acoustic works and installations. Along with an in-depth theoretical examination of the Poly-work, in recent years Karin has developed several series of works that can be performed both individually and simultaneously and thus call into question traditional performance practice.

Her compositions have been performed by musicians and ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Johannes Kalitzke, Ensemble Proton Bern, Ensemble SoloVoices, Antonio Politano, Prime Recorder Ensemble, Ensemble Avantgarde, Steffen Schleiermacher, Leipziger percussion ensemble, Cascatelle Saxophone Quartet, Panagiotis Megarchiotis (guitar), Daniel Lippel (guitar) , Eva Beneke (guitar), Andrea Kiefer (accordion) and the duo Leise Dröhnung. Her works have have been presented at festivals such as the Archipel Festival Genève, Primavera en la Habana, ICMC Athens, MATA Festival New York, cresc… Biennale Frankfurt, Festival Ensems Valencia and the Tage für Neue Musik Weimar