Hyunju Oh

Hyunju Oh [*1988 in Daegu, South Korea] studied painting, media art, and experimental art. She studieed Sound Art - Composition of the "Meisterschüler"-program (3rd cycle Bologna) at Mainz School of Music.
On February 16, 2022, she successfully passed her examination as a "Meisterschüler" (Bologna 3rd Cycle, PhD equivalent) student. Congratulations and good luck for the further artistic career.

She has exhibited numerous times in Germany, including Morat Institute Freiburg, Singen Art Museum, etc. She has received several competitions and grants, among others from ZK/U Berlin, State Government Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and Arts Council Korea.

Her works are carried out not only by installations of simple sound objects but also by utilizing the theatrical radio drama and performative sounds. Through the interplay between an object with allegorical meaning and time-based sound, she experiments with transformation in space and perception.

Hyunju Oh lives and works in Mainz.

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Melanie Windl

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Born in Schwandorf, Bavaria and based in Saarbruecken, Germany, artist Melanie Windl creates site-specific, large-scale installations that incorporate expressions of spatiality with sound, light, interaction, and object. Working at the intersection of analog and digital art, Melanie Windl‘s projects are equally informed by the investigation of new technologies and materials. The multimodality of her work accumulates in vivid environments with notions of the interrelationship between humans, their artificial surroundings and nature.

Windl has collaborated with numerous artist residencies and international art fairs internationally, Artist Association Upper Valais, Switzerland; Schleswig-Holsteinisches Kuenstlerhaus Eckernfoerde, Germany; Kunststation Delden, Netherlands; Biennale for Arts and Technology, Norway; Kunstverein Akku Uster, Switzerland; Lademoen Kunstnerverkstaeder, Norway, Tokyo Experimental Festival, Japan; Arte Artist Association Turku, Finland; Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany, among others.
Melanie Windl studied fine arts at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste in Saarbrücken from 2005 to 2012, from 2010 as a master student. This was followed by studies in sound art composition from 2013 to 2015 at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz.
She was head of the Ruhr University Bochum's music centre with a focus on intermedial art.

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Nathalia Grotenhuis

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Sound is a form of communication between a person and his or her environment. It is not just about conveying a message through acoustic means, but an elementary way of finding one's way in an environment and communicating with it.

Nathalia Grotenhuis' was born 1984 Born in Kleve, Germany. Her works focus on the viewer's perception. Through acoustic strategies, they make spaces, themes and conditions newly perceptible and thereby explore the nature and limits of what we commonly call "sound".
Nathalia performs as a percussionist and sound artist in solo and ensemble concerts. She performs her own compositions as well as interpretations of well-known percussion literature, sound installations and performances at various events.
In addition, she gives drum and music theory lessons and leads drum courses and ensembles at various music schools and music clubs. In 2015-2017 Nathalia was an adjunct lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz in the department of New Music / Sound Art.

Short bio
2015 Master of Music Sound Art / Composition, School of Music.
2013 Master of Music Orchestral Percussion, Mainz School of Music
2011 Diploma Music Teacher Classical Percussion, Mainz School of Music

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Kaspar König

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Kaspar König was born in Maastricht (NL) in 1975.
He studied Industrial Design at the UdK in Berlin and opened an
Autonomous Artspace in Maastricht (ARM). Attracted to the soundart
culture and his sonic-designs he decided to study the Master Sound-Art
Composition at HfM in Mainz. After many international shows and
exhibitions aswell as awardwinning Animation-filmscores he lectures at
the Department for Music and transdisciplinarity at the University of
the arts of Zürich. In 2017 he teached at HfM Mainz in soundart composition

His artworks advocates „creating momentum for social and environmental
sense and transformation“ in the realm of design and soundart. This
includes engineering Instruments and making music with Wind, Wood and
Mycel. He is based in Zürich and is developing an gathering space for
Soundart & environment in the ALPS (EAR)
Also he is boardmember in the non-profits called Urban Street Forest
(Amsterdam), Recreazzz (Zürich) and TicTac (Havanna)

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