Kilian Schwoon was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1972. He studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber and electronic composition with Dirk Reith at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and continued his research at Centro Tempo Reale in Florence with Luciano Berio. His compositions have been performed at various festivals (ISCM World Music Days, Witten, Nuova Consonanza etc.) by musicians such as Ensemble Modern, Ictus, L’art pour l’art and Schlagquartett Köln. Since 2007 he is professor for electronic composition at the University of the Arts Bremen.
His interest in combining vocal, instrumental and electronic resources led him also to an intense activity as a performer and researcher in the field of live electronics, with a focus on realizing Berio’s projects at renowned concert venues worldwide. Furthermore, he is often involved in audiovisual projects, collaborating for instance regularly with the choreographer and director Claudia Lichtblau.
- Newtons Krypta, for flute, violoncello and piano (2000)
Newtons Krypta is a study on low pitches: on their inner (spectral) richness, but also on their position at the bottom end of the pitch space, where pitch perception gradually turns into rhythm perception.