Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2022

Oct, Nov, Dec

Felix Kubin | Composer

Felix Kubin | Photo by Roger Deckker for the Wire
Felix Kubin | Photo by Roger Deckker for the Wire

Felix Kubin, born 1969 in Hamburg, is a composer, radio play maker, curator and media artist. At the age of 12, when a new optimistic shift within the home-recording era took place, he began recording his first sound experiments on a 4-track device. After that, his artistic universe expanded continuously and today includes futuristic pop, radio plays, electroacoustic music, lecture performances, contemporary chamber music and the record label Gagarin Records. Felix Kubin's music is driven by an enthusiasm for experimental pop, industrial noise, and 20th century avant-garde music. In 2018, Kubin was portrayed in Marie Losier's film "Felix in Wonderland."

Works/Recitals (Selection)


2018 | Max Brand Studie IV / TOPOS – LP, VIS (D)
2017 | Takt der Arbeit – LP/DD mit M. Pękala / M. Kordylasińska / H. Zemler, editions Mego (AT)
2017 | Felix Kubin/Splitter Orchester: Shine on you crazy diagram – LP/DD, Gagarin Records (D)
2016 | Music for theatre and radio play II – CD/LP, Dekorder (D) 

Radio Plays

2018 | Die Maschine steht still, NDR 
2017 | Phantomspeisung, BR

Compositions for Orchestra

2017 | Lunatyk, Monoperkusja / Miłosz Pękala, Warschau
2016 | Falling Still, UA Internationales Musikfestival, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg

Awards (Selection) 

2018 | ARD‐Online‐Award  
2014 | Hörspiel des Monats März, Hörspiel des Jahres 2012, Deutscher Hörbuchpreis für „Orphée Mécanique“
2013 | Residenz im Institut für Medienarchäologie, Hainburg a.d. Donau (A)
1995 | DAAD Auslandsaufenthalt, Studium Media Art, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten, Enschede (NL)