Leon Senger











Leon Senger is a drummer, improvisor and sound artist.
Born 1995 in Wiesbaden, Germany, Senger grew up in Eltville am Rhein. In 2020, he completed his bachelor's degree in Jazz & Pop at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem (NL). There he discovered his love for improvised music and the exploration of sounds, among other things in lessons with Etienne Nillesen.

Probably equally important was the opportunity to follow a 2-year Honours Programme next to the Bachelor degree that focused on artistic research in the interdisciplinary environment at ArtEZ. After graduating, Leon focused on developing an electroacoustic solo performance based on the feedback tones of an amplified resonating drum.
Having returned to the Rhine-Main region, it was precisely this music that led him to the New Jazz Cooperative in Wiesbaden, which runs the "art.ist" concert space there.

Since October of 2021 he has been following the Master Klangkunst-Komposition at HfM Mainz in order to expand his artistic practice beyond pure instrumentalism. Here he investigated the sounds of drawing and painting and what aspects of these artistic expressions lay in their sonic qualities that do not completely show in their visual products.
In his sound art work, he consciously adopts the starting position that he does not act as a creative spirit and sole starting point in the creative process, but is in a constant improvising exchange with his environment or his material - be it in resonance or dissonance. This connects his various projects, which can range from "automatic drawings" and their sonic aspects to an examination of geological phenomena. In 2022 he was a scholarship holder at the 8th international winter campus of the artists' town of Kalbe.

He graduated in Master Soundart-Composition in Spring 2024 with his work UnTod – Leise sprechen die LautSprecher in the artist in Wiesbaden.


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