Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2016
Career so far
After having trained and worked as a dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet, Martin Stauning (b. 1982) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in the soloist class under Hans Abrahamsen and Niels Rosing-Schow. Martin Stauning has written music for a variety of ensembles and has worked with sound installation and performance. He is careful with his material in heavily concentrated sequences, and poetic fragility and the absurd exist side-by-side with the overall musical expressions. Martin Stauning is also an active performer and – in addition to his own works – he has performed works by John Cage, Alvin Lucier and Jeppe Ernst. In these solo performances, he works with the physical manipulation of sound through bodily interaction with the surroundings.
The scholarship of DKK 60,000 is to be used for studying and working in Berlin and for coaching lessons with Simon Steen-Andersen and Juliana Hodkinson.