- Rezension Porträt-CD in NZ für Musik
- Our Ensemble sprechbohrer on SoundCloud
NEW: score links to PDFs added under some of my instrumental pieces.
Harald Muenz, b. 1965, Harald studied under Helmut Lachenmann, Johannes Fritsch, Clarence Barlow, Krzysztof Meyer, Hans-Ulrich Humpert and Martin Redel, as well as Italian and Aesthetic Phonetics (Georg Heike) at Cologne University. Harald’s music has been performed internationally by important musicians throughout Europe, in South Korea and the US, amongst others by ensemble mosaik (Berlin), Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), Apartment House (London), Alter Ego (Rome), musikFabrik (Cologne), Neue Vocalsolisten (Stuttgart), and the Berlin Philharmonics. His works have been heard at numerous festivals (among others at the Donaueschinger Musiktage) and have been broadcast nationally and internationally (all German NPR stations, BBC, RAI, etc.).
He has received many bursaries and prizes, including the Research Grant NRW, Förderpreis Musik NRW, Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann-Stipendium Köln, and the Villa Aurora Los Angeles grant by the German Secretary of State. CDs with his music appeared under Coviello (portrait CD), Cybele Records and Wergo, among others. The music magazine MusikTexte (vol. 103, Nov. 2004) focused on his work; scores appeared at Feedback Studio in Cologne. He is a member of sprechbohrer, a vocal trio performing speech sound art, which realised the first integral performance of Hans G Helms's legendary Fa:m' Ahniesgwow (Wergo, German Record Critics' Award Quarterly List 3/2011, The Wire Top Ten Picks 2011).
Harald is also active as lecturer and author, and is the editor of a book on Italian composer Franco Evangelisti (Saarbrücken: Pfau, 2002). For five years he was the Artistic Director of the Electronic Studio at Musikhochschule Lübeck.
2001-2005 he was the module leader for Aesthetic Phonetics at Cologne University.
In 2005, he became a faculty member in the School of Arts (Centre for Contemporary Music Practice) at Brunel University London with the focus on composition. He is an interdisciplinary artist commuting between Cologne and London.
Up-to-date information on www.haraldmuenz.eu
„Es gelten die Vorschriften des deutschen Urheberrechts in seiner jeweiligen Fassung. Alle Rechte der Urheber an den geschützten Werken, die auf der Website enthalten sind, bleiben vorbehalten. Ohne ausdrückliche Genehmigung durch die GEMA darf eine weitergehende Nutzung der Werke, über das Anhören der eingestellten Musikwerke hinaus, nicht erfolgen.“