The portrait concert of the composer Ralf Hoyer focuses on Study IV for double bass and tape, which will be performed by the well-known Berlin bassist Matthias Bauer. Ralf Hoyer, a master student of Ruth Zechlin and Georg Katzer, will document the mutual stages of his life with sound and visual material.
About Ralf Hoyer
Born 1950 in Berlin / Tonmeisterstudies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin / 1977-1980 master student for composition at the Akademie der Künste with Ruth Zechlin and Georg Katzer, since then freelance composer / compositions for chamber music ensembles, choir, orchestra, chamber opera and electronic music / works for radio play, theatre and film / education projects / development and realisation of MusikThe German Federal Government Rome Scholarship for Casa Baldi/Olevano Romano 2015
About Matthias Bauer
Born in Sonneberg / Thüringen 1959. Studied doublebass at the Hochschule für Musik, East Berlin until 1980. Apart from work in music ensembles ranging from contemporary classical to free improvisation, is a central concern with experimental music-theater, dance projects, work with live poetry and his own solo performances incorporating the voice. After lengthy residencies in Lyon (1980-88) and Cologne, he returnd to Berlin in 1991 and has since been active as an improviser, performing with the likes of Shelley Hirsch, David Moss, Tony Oxley, Sven Ake Johansson, Jon Rose, Chris Cutler a.o. He has performed specially composed solo works by Georg Katzer, Lothar Voigtländer and Helmut Oehring. He is also active as a composer for improvising musicians.