MIND THE GAP – session 2

Monday 23 April 2018
16:00 – 17:30

Session two: Hans Peter Kuhn, Jug Marković, Albrecht Sensch and Annette Thoma

Hans Peter Kuhn. Artist and composer; started his professional career at the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer in Berlin where he created “Death, Destruction & Detroit” with Robert Wilson as their first collaboration which was to be followed by more then 30 other productions in the next years. These co-productions include not only theatre pieces but also videos and installations.  After Kuhn left the Schaubühne in 1979 he concentrated more and more on his own artistic work and created since then a huge body of work. He created sound- and light installations, radioplays, composed film music, and music and environments for theatre and – since 1989 – also for dance.

In 1985 he founded – in collaboration with others – Berlin’s first private radio station which later became RADIO 100 where he had a weekly show on new music called “Die Audionauten” (The Audionauts) which was run in the final years by Niko Tenten. This program became popular not only in the former West-Berlin but also in the east part of the city where people enjoyed to hear new music, which was not available in their country.

The most prestigious award was the “Golden Lion” of the Venice Biennale 1993 that was given to Robert Wilson and Kuhn for the installation “Memory/Loss”. Since 2012 he is a guest professor at the the master class Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin (DE).

Hans Peter Kuhn’s presentation 

Jug Marković (1987) is a Serbian, Belgrade based composer. He believes in non-cerebral, highly intuitive, impulsive and passion driven composing. Jug was born in Belgrade where he graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy and afterwards at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade. Marković was recently admitted to 2018 ManiFeste Academy under tutelage of Marko Nikodijević and members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and also 2018 IDEA (International Divertimento Ensemble Academy) under tutelage of Mauro Lanza and Stefano Gervasoni where he will develop new pieces for conducted ensembles and for solo instrument.

In September 2017 he received Tenso Young Composers Award, consisting of a commission for a new work for chamber choir.

Jug on soundcloud

Annette Thoma and Albrecht Sensch 


Creating new approaches to classical music and bringing it to life in a completely new way – that is the goal of the “Virtual Concert House”. The Konzerthaus Berlin, together with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin, is part of the project group “Apollo” (Application Lab for Online Media, Virtual Reality and Location Based Services), which is funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). The aim of the project is to create innovative possibilities in the digital field in order to redefine classical music. To put this into practice, virtual reality and augmented reality are in the foreground – always with the goal of ensuring low-threshold, democratic and immediate access to the latest technologies.


short biographies of Albrecht Sensch and Annette Thoma