Carola Bauckholt signs with Edition Peters

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Edition Peters is pleased to announce the signing of composer Carola Bauckholt.

Bauckholt was born in Krefeld, Germany, in 1959 and has received numerous residencies and prizes such as the Bernd Alois Zimmermann Scholarship from the city of Cologne (1986). In 1998 she was designated the Artist of the Year by the State of North Rhine Westphalia, and was selected to represent Germany at the World Music Days in Mexico City 1992, Copenhagen 1996, Seoul 1997 and in Zurich 2004. She was awarded the German Composers Prize from the GEMA in the category of experimental music in 2010.  

A central theme of Bauckholt's work is the examination of the phenomena of perception and understanding. Her compositions often blur the boundaries between visual arts, musical theatre and concert music. She is especially fond of using noisy sounds, which are often produced by unconventional means (such as extended instrumental techniques or bringing everyday objects to the concert hall). It is
important to note that these noises are not just part of some kind of a predetermined compositional structure, but rather they are carefully studied and left free to unfold and develop at their own pace lending the compositions their own unique rhythm.

Bauckholt’s new work, Implicit Knowledge, was to be premiered at Donaueschinger Musiktage on Sunday with Ensemble Musikfabrik, however, the festival has now been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Further postponements of premieres from Donaueschingen include George Lewis’ H. narrans for soprano Elaine Mitchener and ensemble, and Rebecca Saunders’ to an utterance, a study from her Covid-postponed piano concerto for Nicolas Hodges.

The rehearsal of Oliver Schneller's, The New City for orchestra, will be streamed to view online.

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