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Alexander Schubert
Visiting Composer

Born in 1979 in Bremen/Germany. Alexander Schubert studied bioinformatics, cognitive science and composition. He explores cross-genre interfaces between acoustic and electronic music, combining different musical styles (like hardcore, free jazz, popular electronic music, techno) with contemporary classical concepts. Schubert has participated in his youth and early career in the above-mentioned genres both in groups and as a solo artist. Furthermore performance pieces are a major focus in his work. The use of the body in electronic music and the transportation of additional content through gestures are key features in his pieces, which aim at empowering the performer and at achieving a maximum of energy. This is done both through the use of sensors and visual media.
Apart from working as a composer and solo musician Schubert is also a founding member of different ensembles, e.g. Decoder. Since 2011 he teaches live-electronics at the L├╝beck Academy of Music. His works have been performed more than 400 times in the last few years by numerous ensembles in over 25 countries.

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