The Corwin Chair presents Peter Kiefer (lecture)

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Studio Xenakis (Room 2215 Music Building)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
The Corwin Chair presents a lecture with composer and soundartist Peter Kiefer, Head of the Master Studies "Soundart-Composition“ at the University of Mainz, Germany, and author and editor of “Soundspaces in Art” (German). In his presentation, "Soundspaces in Art," he will introduce some of his recent soundart works, which are related to space in nature and architecture, as well as works he created for museums in Europe. Mr. Kiefer was recently awarded the Gutenberg Research Fellowship to complete a five-year project in sound research. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Music Room 2215). Admission is free.
About Peter Kiefer
Peter Kiefer is a composer, sound artist, curator and Head of the Master Studies "Soundart-Composition“ at the University of Mainz, Germany, in the interdisciplinary department of the Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Music. Author and editor of "Klangräume der Kunst“ (Soundspaces in Art) at Kehrer, Heidelberg 2010.
Kiefer studied composition and classical percussion at Cologne Music University and philosophy, musicology and theater, film and television science at the University of Cologne. Additional studies with Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Herbert Brün and Michael Nyman.
His compositions always focus on space as a central theme and have been performed internationally. His intermedia soundart-projects have been presented in numerous exhibitions: German Academy of the Arts Berlin, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany Bonn, the Historical Museum in Luxembourg, the Couvent des Cordelliers Paris, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the German Historical Museum Berlin, Fabbrica Europa Florence, Helsinki, FIN, Lenzburg and Bern CH and other museums and festivals. In 2003 he initiated a live communicative sound installation at the entrance of the international art fair ART COLOGNE. In 2004 he was artistic director of the soundart festival KLANGRAUM-RAUMKLANG in Cologne.
For 25 years he has been lecturer and professor. From 1992 at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where from 2000-04 professor and head of the Music Dept. and Sound Lab. Since 2001 professor at the School of Music at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.