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Cut And Splice 2005
Peter Ablinger (photo - Siegrid Ablinger)
Peter Ablinger
Peter Ablinger was born in Schwanenstadt, Austria in 1959. He studied graphic arts in Linz between 1974 and 1982 and became enthused with free jazz, studying jazz piano in Graz. He studied composition with Gösta Neuwirth and Roman Haubenstock-Ramati in Graz and Vienna. Since 1982 he has lived in Berlin, where he has taught for over eight years at the Kreuzberg Music School and initiated and conducted a series of festivals and concerts. In 1988 he founded the Ensemble Zwischentöne and as a visiting professor he taught in 1993 at the University of Music, Graz. He has been a guest conductor of Klangforum Wien, United Berlin and the Ensemble of the Insel Musik. Since 1990 he has worked as a freelance musician.

Festivals at which Peter Ablinger's compositions have been performed include the Berlin and Vienna Festivals, the Darmstadt Holiday Courses and the Styrian Autumn Festival. The Linz Open House of Culture, the Giessen Town Theatre and the New Gallery in Graz have showed his installation work over the last few years.

Peter Ablinger is among the few artists working with noise devoid of symbolism (i.e. as a signifier for chaos, energy, entropy, disorder, uproar, protest, destruction, for everything or for eternity). Instead, Ablinger inquires about the nature of sound, time and space, usually considered the main components of music. His findings reveal some dubious conventions imagined to be irrefutable for music, recasting repetition and monotony, reduction and redundancy, density and entropy, as fundamental to musical perception.

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