Works performed by Earplay:

String Trio

Composer Carola Baukholdt was born in Krefeld Germany in 1959. She studied with Mauricio Kagel at the Cologne Musikhochschule and co-founded the Thürmchen Ensemble. She has received numerous composition prizes and guest professorships. Currently she serves as professor of composition with focus on contemporary music theater at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

A central theme of Bauckholt's work is the examination of the phenomena of perception and understanding. Her compositions often blur the boundaries between visual arts, musical theater and concert music. She is especially fond of using noisy sounds, which are often produced by unconventional means (such as extended instrumental techniques or bringing everyday objects to the concert hall). It is important to note that these noises are not just part of some kind of a predetermined compositional structure, but rather they are carefully studied and left free to unfold and develop at their own pace, lending the compositions their own unique rhythm.

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[from program for April 8, 2019 concert]