Christopher Dahm • Berufung zum Professor an die Hochschule RheinMain


Der Alumni der Klasse Klangkunst-Komposition
Christopher Dahm
wurde zum WS 2022/23 zum

Professor für digitale Technologien in Bewegtbild & Sound
an die Hochschule RheinMain Wiesbaden berufen.

Wir gratulieren sehr herzlich !

Nicola Leonhard Hein • Berufung zum Professor Musikhochschule Lübeck


Der Alumni der Klasse Klangkunst-Komposition
Nicola Leonhard Hein

wurde zum Wintersemester 2022/23 zum

Professor für Digitale Kreation
an die Musikhochschule Lübeck berufen.

Wir gratulieren sehr herzlich !


Hyunju Oh

Hyunju Oh [*1988 in Daegu, South Korea] studied painting, media art, and experimental art. Currently, she studies 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 master 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.

Atelier Windl

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Ketevan Dolnikova-Hahn

Ketevan Dolnikova-Hahn is a Georgian-Russian sound artist, composer and musician. She studied linguistics in Moscow and sound art and composition in Mainz with Professor Peter Kiefer.
Under the pseudonym Ketty van Doln she is known as a singer and performer in the electronic music scene.

Most recently she exhibited at the festival OPENING 2021 Klanglinie Trier in the Galerie Netzwerk in Trier in July/ August as a sound art alumni and part of the Mainz exhibition project.
Dreams become numbers (2021)
forms, stamp, sound composition, performance
In her sculptural sound installation "Dreams become numbers" Ketevan Dolnikova-Hahn deals with the wishes and dreams of people that are restricted or prevented by machine-like bureaucracy.
The sound installation consists of several objects that interlock in terms of content.
interlock with each other. The wishes and dreams of people are
symbolized by shredded forms and official applications,
which are deposited on a pile. A collage is stamped on one wall, referring to the origins of the wishes and dreams. The sound recordings made while stamping and destroying the quasi-official papers are combined and played in a composition.

Ketevan Dolnikova-Scheipner

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Nicola L. Hein

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Nicola L. Hein (*1988 in Düsseldorf) is a guitarist, sound artist, composer, and researcher in music and aesthetics. He plays the guitar with physical and electronic extensions, aiming to transcend existing sonic paradigms. As a sound artist and composer, he works with sound installations, instrument building, conceptual composition and integrates philosophical theories into his artistic practice. Intermedia works with video art, dance, literature and other art forms constitute another focus of his practice. With the support of the Goethe Institute and many other institutions, his artworks have been realized in more than 30 countries worldwide. He has worked with many of the world's most established musicians in the field of improvised music. Furthermore, he works as a researcher in the field of aesthetics and gives lectures at different institutions around the world.
He studied Sound Art Composition 2015 - 2018 with Prof. Peter Kiefer at School of Music at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany and completed his Master of Music in 2018.
Currently he is PhD Student in Music Theory at Columbia University New York

Nicola L. Hein

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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

Nathalia Grotenhuis

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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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Christopher Dahm

Student from 2018-2020

Christopher Dahm (*1983/Kirchheimbolanden) lives and works in Mainz, Germany. After working as a techno DJ for many years, he studied sound and music production in Darmstadt (with Dr. Barbara Lüneburg, Moritz Bergfeld and Carsten Kümmel), as well as sound art composition at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (with Anke Eckardt, Peter Kiefer and Stefan Fricke). Christopher Dahm's installations and sculptures focus on the transformation of architecture and physical phenomena into the medium sound. In the process, space itself becomes a decisive component of the mostly site-specific works. A further focus of his work is artistic research on digital, multi-channel sound worlds, which are used in the field of Expanded Realities or in multimedia room installations. In the Department of Design at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, he passes on his knowledge to students as manager of the media laboratories.

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