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Kasper Toeplitz

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Kasper T Toeplitz is a composer, electric bass player and musician who has developed his work in the no man's land between "academic" composition (orchestra, ensembles, opera) and electronic "new music" or "noise music".

He has won several prizes and distinctions:v1st prize for orchestral composition at the Besançon Festival; 1st prize at the "Opéra autrement/Acanthes" competition, Villa Médicis Hors les Murs  (New York); grant Leonardo da Vinci (San Francisco); Villa Kujoyama  (Kyoto);  DAAD (Berlin); Giga Hertz Prise (ZKM, Karlsruhe); and Hors-les murs (Poland).  He has received numerous French Government commissions for the radio as well as works with electronic studios such as Ircam, GRM, GMEM, CRFMW, EMS, GRAME.

He also works with experimental or unclassifiable musicians, such as Zbigniew Karkowski, Dror Feiler, Art Zoyd, Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Francisco Lopez, Ulrich Krieger, z'ev and others.  Through all those years he has collaborated with numerous projects of contemporary dance, always proposing live music.

He has integrated the computer into the very heart of his work, as a tool of thought and composition, and as a live instrument, working on the sheer electronic noise or hybridising more traditional instruments such as his bass.