Prof. Maximilian  Marcoll

Prof. Maximilian Marcoll

Professor of Electro-acoustic Music and Sound Art, Director of the Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music (SeaM)

Subject/Instrument: Electroacoustic Composition

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Maximilian Marcoll, born 1981 in Lübeck, Germany, first studied percussion at the Department of Music Education at the Lübeck University of Music. He then studied instrumental and electronic composition at the Lübeck University of Music and the Folkwang University in Essen until 2006. As early as 1999 he founded and directed the Ensemble Neue Musik Lübeck, followed three years later by the formation of the electronic duo "dis.playce". In 2006 he became a member of the artists' group "Stock11", and from 2008 to 2018 Maximilian Marcoll took over the technical direction of the festival "Klangwerkstatt Berlin".

In the mid-2010s he was "Composer in Residence" at the "Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras" in Morelia (Mexico), at the "Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology" in Zurich (Switzerland), at the "Lukas" artists' house in Ahrenshoop (Germany) - and in 2020 at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics in Graz (Austria).

His compositional work is documented on a number of CD recordings on the labels "Wergo", "Naivsuper", "Genuin" and others. Marcoll's works have been performed at numerous festivals and by renowned ensembles in Germany and abroad, including Ensemble Mosaik, Neue Vocalsolisten, Ensemble UnitedBerlin, Ensemble Cotrechamps, Ensemble Vortex, Suono Mobile, Cepromusic, Ensemble Resonanz and Ensemble Liminar. Conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Enno Poppe and José-Luis Castillo have been on the podium.

As a teacher Maximilian Marcoll gave guest lectures and master classes throughout Germany as well as in Paris (IRCAM), London (Brunel), Huddersfield, Leeds, Belfast (SARC), Tbilisi, Mexico City, Morelia (CMMAS), Vienna, Zurich and Graz. From 2007 to 2014 he was an assistant lecturer for music computer science at the Institute for Music and Media at the Robert Schumann University of Music Duesseldorf. Parallel to this he taught the subjects composition, sound engineering as well as music theory and aural training at the Institute for University Preparatory Education at the Music School Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Berlin until 2020.

From 2017 to 2020 he was also a lecturer for audio programming at the University of the Arts Bremen.

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