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Biography

  • Born

    3 December 1947 (age 70)

  • Born In

    Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland

Bio: English / German

Martin Schlumpf, born on 3 December 1947 in Aarau, began his music studies in Zurich (clarinet, piano, conducting, theory and composition) in 1968. 1974 followed studies with Boris Blacher in Berlin. Since 1977 he has been a professor of music theory at the Zurich University of the Arts, and since 1991 he has also been working as a group moderator. Until 1980, he worked mainly as a composer in the field of e-music, after which he returned to improvised music. Since the end of the 1980s, Martin Schlumpf has been active in the intersection between composition and improvisation in a new "postmodern" environment with a strong focus on the rhythm.

Martin Schlumpf, am 3. Dezember 1947 in Aarau geboren, begann 1968 sein Musikstudium in Zürich (Klarinette, Klavier, Dirigieren, Theorie und Komposition). 1974 folgten Studien bei Boris Blacher in Berlin. Seit 1977 ist er Professor für Musiktheorie an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, ab 1991 auch für Gruppenimprovisation. Bis 1980 war er vor allem als Komponist im Bereich der E-Musik tätig, danach kehrte er zur improvisierten Musik zurück.
Seit Ende der 1980er Jahre ist Martin Schlumpf im Schnittfeld zwischen Komposition und Improvisation in einem neuen »postmodernen« Umfeld mit starkem Fokus auf der Rhythmik vielfältig tätig.

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