Biography - Ludger Bruemmer

biography - ludger bruemmer 1958 born in Werne, Germany; 1978-1983 studies in pedagogy at the University of Dortmund, Diploma; 1983-1989 composition studies with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith at the Folkwang Hochschule, Essen; 1991 commissioned by the choreographer Susanne Linke for the ballet Ruhrort, followed by performances in North America, Asia, Europe and the Near East; 1992 Collaboration with the Nederlands Danstheater, Den Haag and Het Symphonie Orchester Amsterdam for the choreography !Tristan und Isolde! with the orchestral composition Riti Contour; 1991-1993 visiting Scholar at the Center for Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, USA; 1993-2000 instructor in composition, synthesis and analysis at the Institute for Computer Music and electronic Media (ICEM) Folkwang Hochschule Essen, the Electronic Studio of the Technical University Berlin, Archimedia Kunsthochschule Linz, the Hochschule for Design, Karlsruhe, the Institute for New Music, Bremen and the Institute for Sonology, Den Haag; since 1994 research and composition at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe; 1995/1997 Choreographic collaboration with soloists at the Folkwang Hochschule for Le temps s'ouvre (1995) and for La cloche sans vallees (1997); since 1997 Collaboration with multi-media artist and architect Christian Moeller for projects in Tokyo (Spiral Hall), Lisbon und the Science Museum, London. Performances at GRM Radio France, the International Computer Music Conferences in San Jose (USA,1992), Tokyo (1993), Banff (1995), Thessaloniki (1997), Berlin (2000), Inventionen Berlin, Mix01 Aarhus; 1999 director of the one-year audio-visual workshop Genesis at the ZKM, Karlsruhe; 2000-2002 Lecturer at the Darmstadt Spring Seminars. Research fellow at Kingston University; 2002 Professor at the Sonic Art Research Centre, Queens University Belfast; since 2003 director of the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics in Karlsruhe and visiting professor at the School of Design Karlsruhe. In 2009 Ludger Bruemmer was honored with a membership at the academy of the arts, Berlin.

2010 production of the Opera Amazonas with Peter Weibel and Bernd Lintermann for the Biennale in Munich with presentations in Munich, Rotterdam and Sao Paulo, co-produced with the Goethe Institute and SESC Sao Paulo. Several invitations for lectures and presentations to Cordoba (Argentine), Lima, Seoul, Fukuoka, Peking, Shanghai, Paris, Rome, Grenoble, Barcelona, Stockholm, Aarhus and other locations.
Jury member of the Prix Ars Electronica (1994, 1995, 2011), Giga-Hertz-Preis, Bourges (2008), DAAD and ICMC.

1989 Folkwang Prize of the Folkwang Hochschule, Essen; 1989 Prize for Riti Contour at the WDR Forum for Young Composers; premiere at the Philharmonie Cologne by the RSO Cologne with Dennis Russel Davies conducting; 1990 Busoni Prize of the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin; 1994 Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica for The gates of H.; 1997/2001 Pierre d'Or at the competition for electroacoustic music in Bourges for Phrenos (1997) and Nyx (2001); 1997 ICMA Commission Award of the International Computer Music Association, San Francisco; 1998 Winner of the Rostrum for Electroacoustic Music of the UNESCO Music Council; 1998 Second Prize at the Prix Ars Electronica in the category Interactive Art for the work Sound Garden by Christian Moeller with musical environment by Ludger Buemmer; 1998 Amongst "Die Besten 50" (Top 50) at the Video Art Prize of SWR Television and the ZKM for Lizard Point (with Silke Braemer); 2002 Prize at Musica Sacre, Friburg, Switzerland, for credoXrequiem; 2003 First Prize at the festival Reflexionen of the Institute for New Media Frankfurt. Honorable Mentions at the Luigi Russolo Awards, Pavese, Italien; at the Stockholm Electronic Music Awards and at the competition for electroacoustic music Bourges.