Kirsten Reese (Germany)

Kirsten Reese
born 7.2.1968, lives in Berlin

1988-1996 studied flute at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, diploma in Instrumental Education in 1994, diploma in Flute Performance in 1996.
1992-1993 studied in New York: flute (with Robert Dick), electroacoustic music (Manhattan School of Music) and studio technique (New School of Social Research)
1993-1996 courses at the Electronic Studio of the Technical University Berlin in digital sound processing and algorhythmic composition

since 1994 composition, production and performances of electroacoustic works and sound installations throughout Germany and Europe

  • stipends and awards
  • 1999 composition stipend of the Berlin Senate for a residency at the Music Acadamy Rheinsberg
    2001 composition stipend of the Stiftung Kulturfonds
    2001 composition stipend of the Berlin Senate for a work for the ensemble Zeitkratzer
    2002 artist-in-residence at Die Höge
    2004 composition prize Zonta Club Berlin
    2005 residency Cité des Arts, Paris

  • performance and programming of concerts
  • 1991-2005 concert performances as flutist; as soloist or in ensembles such as United Berlin, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin and others, mainly with contemporary music; radio broadcasts (Deutschlandradio, SFB), and recordings for film (arte/ZDF), festival performances and concert tours to cities including Minsk, Seoul, Hong Kong, New York, Istanbul, Wien, EXPO 2000
    1998 founding member of the wind trio e-vent (flute, oboe, clarinet); regular concerts and premieres of works commissioned for the ensemble
    since 1992 programming and organisation of concerts and concert series
    since 2001 co-curator of the Festival Klangwerkstatt in Berlin

  • publications
  • 1996 “Stefan Wolpe: ‘Piece in Two Parts for Flute and Piano (1960)'”, published 1997 im Pfau Verlag, Saarbrücken
    since 1996 publication of articles about contemporary music in journals, reference works, CD booklets, author of features for radio (WDR; DeutschlandRadio); areas of research include experimental American music; music from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s; electronic music; music and media

    since 2000 radio broadcasts and features (WDR, DeutschlandRadio) about Kaija Saariaho, Lutz Glandien, Harry Partch, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Ute Wassermann
    since 2001 multimedial internet presentations for the research project MUGI

  • research
  • 2001 research assistant at the Musikhochschule Detmold/ Universität Paderborn
    since 2002 research assistant at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Lehre und Forschung in a research project which links contemporary music, gender and internet/new media

  • teaching
  • 1991-2005 instructor for flute at the Ecole de Musique de Berlin e.V. and at the music conservatories Kreuzberg and Neukölln in Berlin
    since 2003 seminars at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg
    2004/2005 participation in the project “contemporary music in schools” of the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung and the Lower Saxony cultural ministry; workshops about sound installations and sound processing in five Lower Saxon secondary schools

    since 2004 board member of the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.

    Kirsten Reese participates in

  • SoundLAB
  • Edition I
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter