Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2011

Jul, Aug, Sep

Karin Wetzel | Composer

Karin Wetzel
Karin Wetzel
born in Berlin
composition and music theory at HMT Leipzig
composition and media technology at ZHDK Zürich

Karin Wetzel has been recognized for her reflected musical language, which combines complex, polyphone structures with a strong sense of expression. Her works include instrumental and vocal compositions ranging from solo pieces to orchestral works, as well as audiotape and transdisciplinary projects.

During her stay at the Villa Aurora she plans to work on a chamber piece focused on the musical handling of the natural qualities and facets of glass. She is interested in portraying aspects such as hardness, fragility, and translucency musically, while combining the musical outcomes with Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie.