Genoël von Lilienstern, Composer

Genoël Rühle (*born in Monschau in 1979) completed his composition studies under Younghi Pagh-Paan in Bremen and Hanspeter Kyburz in Berlin. He received training in orchestration from Fabien Levy. He also studied musical informatics at the Institute for Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague under the likes of Clarenz Barlow, Kees Tazelaar and Konrad Boehmer. He received further key impulses on international art and composition courses, in particular from Georges Aperghis, Douglas Repetto and Brian Eno.

For his piece ›Angel Exterminador‹ for viola and live electronic music Genoël Rühle received a scholarship prize from the Darmstadt vacation courses in 2004. In 2007 he received a scholarship from the Berlin Academy of Arts. He won the 1st prize in the Hanns Eisler Competition organized by the Berlin Music Academies as well as a special prize from the Komische Oper Berlin (2008).

With his installative robot opera ›Rigolator‹ he reached the final of the international music theater competition Ring.Award 2008 in Graz. Alongside director Beate Baron and stage designer Justyna Jaszczuk he regularly works as a composer and dramatic advisor for experimental music theater projects such as ›cargo23‹ (MaerzMusik 2009) and ›Wanderland‹ (Klangwerkstatt Berlin 2007).
He has received numerous composition commissions and has worked with different ensembles through this, such as the Ensemble SIC Reims, KNM Berlin, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Surplus, decibel Birmingham, Thürmchen Ensemble, open lab London, MIM Tallin and Trio Ovid.

Updated: 2010-09-27