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Gaudeamus Award 2019 Nominee

Stefan Maier

Stefan Maier (b. 1990) is an artist from Vancouver, Canada, working in sound, installation, and improvisation. His compositions have been presented by Vancouver New Music, Vertixe Sonora (Santiago de Compostela), Fonema Consort (Chicago), G(o)ng Tomorrow (Copenhagen), Musik der Jahrhunderte (Stuttgart), Experimental Studio des SWR (Freiburg), and Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne (Montréal).

His performative work has been featured by Sonic Festival (Copenhagen), AHEAD Festival (Vilnius), Kunsthal Aarhus, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Forecast Festival (Berlin), and Ultima (Oslo). Has shared the stage with Jennifer Walshe, Okkyung Lee, Morton Subotnik, and the Arditti String Quartet. Upcoming projects include commissions from Haus der Kulturen der Welt for their “Radiophonic Spaces” exhibition/event, a record with Ragnhild May, and an evening length audio-visual installation for Ultima. He has exhibited his installation work at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), 67 (New York), and the Inter Arts Centre (Malmö). In 2014, he was a fellow at the Harvard Summer Composition Institute. In 2016, his concert-installation “Music for Organs” was recognized as an outstanding composition of the year by the Danish Arts Council. He received a Mayor’s Art Award from the City of Vancouver in 2017.