Hakan Ulus, Composer

Hakan Ulus (b. 1991 in Germany) is a German-Turkish composer. He has studied composition with Ernst Helmuth Flammer, Adriana Hölszky, Claus Steffen Mahnkopf and Tristan Murail at the Mozarteum University Salzburg (BA 2013, MA 2015) and at the HMT Leipzig. In addition, studies in musicology (MA) at the LMU Munich. Ulus has attended various masterclasses with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Chaya Czernowin, Dieter Schnebel, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Ming Tsao, Peter Ablinger, Dieter Mack and
Pierluigi Billone. Participation at the Next Generation Program of the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music 2012 and the Harvard Summer Composition Institute Residency 2014. He has won fellowships (e.g. Harvard Composition Institute Residency 2014, DRK International Composers Residency Singapore 2015, I-Park Foundation Residency 2015, Turkish Cultural Foundation 2014, Arbeitsstipendium Salzburg 2014, EMAS 2014), prizes and got commissions (e.g. City of Munich 2014, Ensemblia Festival 2013). His works are performed by renowned ensembles such as Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble Aventure, Talea Ensemble, oenm and Ensemble mise-en at international festivals of contemporary music (e.g. Salzburg Biennale, KlangNetz Dresden, Beethovenfest Bonn, Ensemblia Festival, KunstKulturKirche Frankfurt, Aventure Konzertreihe Freiburg) in various cities: e.g. Frankfurt, Freiburg, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Karlsruhe, Mönchengladbach, Salzburg, Vienna, Singapore, Boston, East Haddam and New York.
Ulus’ music was broadcasted in Austrian and German radio stations. Musicological publications in Musik & Ästhetik and Wolke Verlag. He gave lectures about his music and about musicological topics e.g. at the Harvard University, Salzburg Festival, GEMA Berlin, Gesellschaft für Ekmelische Musik, HMT Leipzig, Meetingpoint Music Messiaen. He is a founding member and artistic director of Tempus Konnex, a Leipzig-based Ensemble and association of composers, interpreters, musicologists and philosophers.

Updated: 2015-10-19