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Frank, Patrick (Visiting Composer)

Born 1975 in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Studied piano, music theory, and composition at Zurich's HdK, later completing a degree at the University of Luzern in cultural studies, philosophy, and sociology. He has created several art projects, including SEIN/NICHTS (WorldNewMusic Days04, Zurich 2003), Konzert-Installation Limina (IGNM, Basel 2006), Projekt Limina (Europäischen Zentrum der Künste Hellerau, Dresden 2007), wir sind aussergewöhnlich I–III (Sophiensaele Berlin, Gessnerallee Zürich, Festival Tonlagen, Dresden 2013-14), Freiheit – die eutopische Gesellschaft I–III (Donaueschinger Musiktage 2015, Gessnerallee Zürich, Geneva 2015/16).


He co-edited and contributed to the book Projekt Limina: Indifferenz in Kunst und Kultur. In 2010 he began to work on a theory of culture. His publication Shake the Cocktail (2012) was an apparently offensive app rejected by Apple for its explicit content. It is still available for Android. In 2013 he was cofounder and CEO of voicerepublic.com, an internet platform for the spoken word. Voice Republic is a media partner of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015 and of the conference re:publica, and has streamed and archived numerous events including the Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2014. Since 2013, he has operated the only analog photobooth in Switzerland. Patrick Frank has received numerous art prizes and an Internet prize (Innovationspreis-IT, 2013). He has written numerous articles for the major journals of new music.

Born 1975 in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Studied piano, music theory, and composition at Zurich's HdK, later completing a degree at the University of Luzern in cultural studies, philosophy, and sociology. He has created several art projects, including SEIN/NICHTS (WorldNewMusic Days04, Zurich 2003), Konzert-Installation Limina (IGNM, Basel 2006), Projekt Limina (Europäischen Zentrum der Künste Hellerau, Dresden 2007), wir sind aussergewöhnlich I–III (Sophiensaele Berlin, Gessnerallee Zürich, Festival Tonlagen, Dresden 2013-14), Freiheit – die eutopische Gesellschaft I–III (Donaueschinger Musiktage 2015, Gessnerallee Zürich, Geneva 2015/16).

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