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Oliver Korte

Oliver Korte

Oliver Korte is a composer and music theorist; he is a professor and vice president for research at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. In 2017/18, he was a visiting professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Before his call to Lübeck, he taught at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock and was a research assistant at the Universität der Künste Berlin. He studied composition, music theory and musicology in Hamburg, Vienna and Berlin. In 2002 he received his doctorate with a thesis on Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Ekklesiastische Aktion. Korte is co-founder of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH) and editor of the Schriften der Musikhochschule Lübeck. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. His music is very 'physical'; he creates musical objects, textures and processes, differing in volume, density, haptics, temperature, taste and smell. Oliver pays particular attention to the development of individual spatial concepts (e.g. in his opera Copernicus, premiered 2015 in Dresden) and the exploration of special text-music relations. His research focuses on music of the 20th/21st century, compositional technique around 1500, as well as Ludwig van Beethoven and Gustav Mahler. 

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