Elena Kats-Chernin

Year of birth, place
1957, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Role at the ZKM
Artist of the Collection
Biography

Piano and musicology studies in Moscow (1972-75). Composition studies with Richard Toop in Sydney (1975-79) and with Helmut Lachenmann in Hannover (1980-82). In the eighties active as a composer for drama and dance theatre: among others collaborators with Reinhild Hoffmann, Frank Patrick Steckel, Andrea Breth, at  the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Schaubühne Berlin, Wiener Burgtheater. Since the beginning of the nineties she has turned her attention more torwards concert music (for chamber groups and orchestras), in addition she composed chamber operas and soundtracks for experimental and silent films.

Works in connection with the ZKM:
»Clocks«
»Smash«
»Unceremonious Processions«

[Last update: 1999]