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Ralf Hoyer
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Ralf Hoyer born 1950 in Berlin, studied sound-engineering at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin / has been working as sound-engineer and recording director for several years / completed his studies in composition 1977-80 in the masterclass of the Academy of Arts with Ruth Zechlin and Georg Katzer / sincs 1980 free lance artist / compositions for chamber music, choir, orchestra, chamber opera and electronic music / development and realization of music/theatre performances, multi-media-projects and sound-installations, frequently together with Susanne Stelzenbach / composition awards 1983 and 1985, scholarships in 1990, 1992, 2002 and 2004 / 2002 Co-founder of the interdisciplinary festival PYRAMIDALE in Berlin-Hellersdorf / Berliner Kompositionsauftrag 2005 / Mention in the Section II-6th category: work for installation or environment at the 33rd International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art Bourges 2006 / Chairman of the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin 1991-93 / Chairman of the Berlin-section of the German Composers Association 1995-1998 / boardmember of the Berlin Society of New Music 1995-2000, chairman 2010-2013 / commissions from international festivals, theatres and broadcasting stations, performances in several European countries,the USA and to the World Music Days of the ISCM 2006 in Stuttgart. Residence bursary Casa Baldi/Olevano Romano (Italy) in 2015



Ralf Hoyer

Born 1950 in Berlin
Lives as a freelance composer in Berlin.

Studied sound engineering at the Academy of Music“Hanns Eisler” Berlin, and has worked as a sound-engineer and recording director for several years

1977-80 Attended and completed composition studies in master-classes with Ruth Zechlin and Georg Katzer at the Berlin Academy of Arts

Has written works for chamber groups, choir, orchestra, chamber opera and electronic music, multimedia compositions and sound installations

1983 Hans-Stieber-Composition Award
1985 Hanns-Eisler-Award for composition
2006 Mention in the Section II-6th category: work for installation or environment at the 33rd International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art Bourges
1990 Scholarship from the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur
1990 Scholarship from the Swedish Institut
1992/2003 Scholarship from the Stiftung Kulturfonds Berlin
2002 Scholarship Denkmalschmiede Hoefgen / Studios International
2004 Scholarship state Brandenburg
2015 Residence bursary Casa Baldi/Olevano Romano (Italy)

1991-93 Founder member and chairman of the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin
1995-1998 Chairman of the Berlin-section of the German Composers Association
1995-2000 Board member of the Berlin Society for Contemporary Music
2010-2013 Chairman of the Berlin Society for Contemporary Music

1994 Founded the ensemble p i a n o p l u s for chamber music and live-electronics
2002 Co-founder of the interdisciplinary festival PYRAMIDALE in Berlin-Hellersdorf

Has composed works for the Hebbel-Theater Berlin, Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam, ACARTE-Festival Lissabon, Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Musikfestspiele Potsdam-Sanscoussi
Development and realisation of music/theatre performances, multimedia projects and sound installations, mostly in collaboration with Susanne Stelzenbach

Commissions include:
Deutschland Radio Berlin
1995/1999 Musikbiennale Berlin
1998 Staatsschauspiel Dresden
1999 Kryptonale Berlin
2005 / 2010 Berliner Kompositionsauftrag


performances in several European countries,the USA and to the World Music Days of the ISCM 2006 in Stuttgart
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