Dietrich Heißenbüttel

Geburtsjahr, Ort
1956, Deutschland
lebt und arbeitet in
Dietrich Heissenbüttel studied literature (Italian, English, French and Francophone literature) and history of art. His PhD thesis was on medieval frescoes in southern Italy. Since 1996 he has been making radio programs on jazz and improvised music for FRS, an independent radio station in Stuttgart, Germany. He also works for various daily newspapers and specialist
journals (including »springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst«, »Neue Zeitschrift für Musik«, »KONTEXT Wochenzeitung«). His main subjects are globalization, contemporary art, new music, architecture and transport policy. Heissenbüttel was the recipient of scholarships at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. From 2005 to 2006 he moderated an intercultural composers’ workshop, »Global Interplay« at the ISCM festival World New Music Days. He has taught at the University of Stuttgart’s History of Art Institute since 2008. In 2010 he was cocurator of the exhibition »Friedensschauplätze / Theater of Peace for the »Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst« (nGbK) in Berlin. Dietrich Heissenbüttel has written numerous articles on the subject of art and conflict for various publications. He is also active in the campaigns to preserve the University of Stuttgart’s History of Art Institute and Stuttgart’s main railway station.

[Last update: August 2015]