WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
My new full-length opera with a libretto by Alexandra Taylor, performed by Birmingham Conservatoire on 26-28 February 2015 at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. The full HD video (with subtitles) made by the brilliant Oliver Clark is available to watch here
We just finished three performances of a new piece by choreographer Sebastian Matthias with music by me at the Theater Freiburg. The music was for 15 brilliant singers/dancers who made this project very special. A full video of it is in the making. Meanwhile you can watch a trailer here
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I was born in 1971 in Mönchengladbach and grew up in Niederkrüchten, a small German village on the Dutch border. After working as a care worker in a children's home and a runner at several theatres in Germany and England I studied Applied Theatre Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany and Composition with Patric Standford and Christopher Fox in Huddersfield (BA, MA) and with Vic Hoyland in Birmingham (PhD).
My works have been performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the ISCM World Music Days in Manchester (with Isobel Bowler), Spitalfields Festival (with Isobel Bowler), the Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool and various other concert halls, festivals, supermarkets, art galleries, shoe shops, theatres, banks, opera houses, in cafes, on beaches, in cinemas, on the radio, on TV; in the UK, Germany, lots of other European places, in Russia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.
I work in close relationship with the German theatre artist Marcus Droß and I’m a founding member of the artists’ collective New Guide to Opera.
Since 2009 I have been Deputy Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire.