Martin Hiendl is a composer and performer based in Berlin. His work started out in experimental concert music for acoustical instruments and has since ventured outside the traditional concert setting into performance, installations and other interdisciplinary realms, employing instruments mainly in interaction with electronic means. Extended duration and installative temporality have become an increasingly important dimension in his work, working against a presumed synchronicity between spectacle and spectator. The performativity of the space-time-body relationship in music is the main driving force behind his writing for music as a live act—as a shared space in time between bodies for an event that is inherently theatrical.
Important collaboratos have been musicians like Miguel Pérez Iñesta, Leslie Leytham, Dustin Donahue, Rachel Beetz and Sam Yulsman, video artist Monica Duncan, stage designer Claudia Doderer and writer Göksu Kunak/Gucci Chunk. His works have been performed by ensembles and performers from the Zafraan Ensemble(Berlin), International Contemporary Ensemble (New York), Schallfeld Ensemble (Graz), Kammerensemble Neue Musik (Berlin) and others. The opera installation PARADISE was premiered at musikprotokoll / steirischer herbst 2016.
Martin Hiendl studied composition, conducting and piano with Beat Furrer, Wojciech Rajski and Catherine Vickers at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt/Main (2005–09, 2012) as well as with Roger Reynolds at the University of California San Diego (2009–11). I'm currently pursuing a doctorate at Columbia University in New York with George E. Lewis. He was born 1986 and grew up in a small village in the Bavarian Forest.