Hans Peter Kuhn – sound artist and composer


Hans Peter Kuhn is a sound artist and composer working in Berlin and Amino (Kyoto, Japan). His light and sound installations are exhibited in many museums and galleries or on public sites worldwide, and the installation, Memory Loss by Robert Wilson and Hans Peter Kuhn, was awarded with the Golden Lion in Venice 1993. He has worked for the theatre with directors like Luc Bondy, Claus Peyman, Peter Zadek and Peter Stein and is best known for the music and sound environments he created in the long-term collaboration with Robert Wilson. He composed the music for dances by Laurie Booth, Dana Reitz, Suzushi Hanayagi, Sasha Waltz and Junko Wada. For this he received the Bessie Award New York and the Suzukinu Hanayagi Award Osaka. Hearing and listening are the themes of his performances, that are shown worldwide. Since 2012 he is Guest Professor for Sound Studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin.  

Kuhn gives an overview of his work, specifically since 2002 when he was last at the School of Sound. He will talk about the development of sound in that short period, both technological and in society.