Saturday, July 18, 2009, 8 pm
Arnold Dreyblatt Ensemble


Arnold Dreyblatt (b. 1953 in New York, since 1984 living in Berlin) is a composer, performer of music and artist. He studied Media Arts at the State University of New York in Buffalo / USA, as well as Composition and Comparative Musicology at Wesleyan University / USA, with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young and Alvin Lucier. Dreyblatt, with his unique approach to composition and music performance, today is, next to Glenn Branca, one of the best-known protagonists of the second generation of American Minimal Music. In the late 1970s he developed a set of new, original instruments, performance techniques and tuning systems. Under the name of “The Orchestra of Excited Strings” he formed several ensembles with varying styles of music. Since 2007, he is a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin. He taught at Stanford University, Palo Alto (2008), at the Institute for Art in Context, University of the Arts Berlin (2007), at the Berlin Weissensee School of Arts (2005, 1998-1999) and at the Media Lab of the Center for the Arts, MIT, Cambridge, Boston (2000). He currently is Professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art in Kiel.

The documentation of the concert is available at n.b.k.