orm finnendahl


Born in Düsseldorf in 1963, Orm Finnendahl studied Composition, Musicology and Computer Music in Berlin after some involvement in the Berlin experimental music scene. 1988/89 scholarship at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. 1995-98 continuing studies with Helmut Lachenmann in Stuttgart. Collaborations with ensembles specializing on contemporary music (Ensemble Modern, mosaik, recherche, Champ d'action, etc.) as well as with video and multi media artists, dancers and soloists (Palindrome, AlienNation, Burkhard Beins, etc.). Numerous awards and prizes, among them Kompositionspreis Stuttgart, Busoni Prize Berlin, CYNETart Award Dresden and Prix Ars Electronica Linz. CD Releases on Wergo and others.

Orm Finnendahl‘s interest in electronic media and the ensuing attempt of a continuous redefinition of his personal self-conception led to compositions that incorporate technological aids such as computers, fixed media, video and live electronics.

Finnendahl is professor for composition, from 2004 initially at Musikhochschule Freiburg, and since 2013 at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.