Martin Stauning

Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2016

Music and characters are a kind of choreography for the instruments

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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.

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Scholarship

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.

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