Julian Zehnder

Julian Zehnder, born 1995 in Bern (CH) lives and works as a composer and artist in Zurich. Besides studying electroacoustic composition at the Zurich University of the Arts and computer music at the Graz University of the Arts, Julian Zehnder works on his own projects as well as in collaboration with various artists. To establish connections to other disciplines, he uses techniques of interactive control, robotic systems or multi-channel audio. Thus, his compositions are mainly found outside the traditional concert format in galleries, museums or in public spaces. His works have been shown at Kunsthalle Basel, De Appel Museum Amsterdam, Swiss Art Awards, LT4K Cologne, Kantonale Bern, Festival Electroacoustique Monaco and Creative Media Center Hong Kong, among others.Julian Zehnder, born 1995 in Bern (CH) lives and works as a composer and artist in Zurich. Besides studying electroacoustic composition at the Zurich University of the Arts and computer music at the Graz University of the Arts, Julian Zehnder works on his own projects as well as in collaboration with various artists. To establish connections to other disciplines, he uses techniques of interactive control, robotic systems or multi-channel audio. Thus, his compositions are mainly found outside the traditional concert format in galleries, museums or in public spaces. His works have been shown at Kunsthalle Basel, De Appel Museum Amsterdam, Swiss Art Awards, LT4K Cologne, Kantonale Bern, Festival Electroacoustique Monaco and Creative Media Center Hong Kong, among others.

Exhibitions/Concerts

  • 2021

    Diacycles

    School Spiegel, Köniz collaboration with I. Schärer

    sphere 1 (cancelled due to covid19)

    Tonhalle Maag, Zürich

  • 2020

    Surroundings

    Schausammlung, LTK4 Köln

    oh mia bambina cara

    collaboration with S. Scherini

    Dear D, sun has gone, night has come. Are you full of hope too?

    Binz39 Zürich collaboration with J. Etter

    cats

    Unanimous Consent, Zürich

    Post Millennium Flower Field

    From Noise To Silence, Künstlerhaus Bregenz

    behind the curtain

    Winkel, Luzern collaboration with N. Bussien

  • 2019

    Nevermore — Remix

    Lange Nacht der Zeitgenössischen Musik, ZHdK Zürich

    grenzen

    Cantonale Bern, La Nef, Le Noirmont collaboration with N. Bussien

    Autopoiesis

    Pleasure Zone, Summe Basel collaboration with M. Hottarek

    Autopoiesis

    Lokal Int, Biel collaboration with M. Hottarek

    Surroundings, DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER

    Sattelkammer, Bern

    A Beautiful Summer

    Milieu, Bern collaboration with M. Almusibli

    Die Nachricht

    KEINRAUM, Neubad Luzern collaboration with O. Abächerli

    grenzen

    JKON Olten collaboration with N. Bussien

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    videokunst.ch, Houdini Kino Zürich collaboration with P. Ortelli

    cats, Fabrication of Relics, R.R.S.

    Creative Media Center, Hong Kong

    intones with a voiceless song

    Swiss Art Awards Basel collaboration with M. Almusibli

    beats.001

    Festival Electroacoustique Monaco

    innere Chor

    Aussteigen auf Zeit, Kloster Dornach collaboration with N. Bussien / I. Schärer

    beats.001 Uraufführungsabend

    ZHdK Zürich

    A Story of Love and Violence

    Platform CACY, Yverdon-les-Bains collaboration with M. Almusibli

  • 2018

    Live Set

    Schwobhaus, Bern

    3 Stücke für Roboter und Klavier

    ZHdK, Zürich

Awards

Education

  • 2020

    BA Computermusic

    University of Arts Graz

  • 2019

    Summer School Fabrication of Relics

    City University of Hong Kong

  • 2018

    BA CMP — electronic music composition

    ZHdK, Zürich

  • 2017

    Precollege Sound-Arts

    HKB, Bern

  • 2014

    Healthcare Assistant

    GIBB, Bern University Hospital Bern / Professional Maturity