"medium" an interdisciplinary work on the poem medium by Kerstin Preiwuß


PyongRyang Ko and Kerstin Preiwuß


PyoungRyang Ko, born 1972 in Seoul, South Korea, studied composition with Chengiek Chang at the Seoul National University SNU, where he also worked as an assistant. He further studied composition and music theory at the University of Music and Theatre UMT in Leipzig, Germany. Mister Ko is currently working on his doctoral thesis in Musicology at the UMT, with supervisors Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf and Gesine Schröder. For his doctoral research he recently obtained a scholarship from the Paul Sacher Foundation. He is further studying electro-acoustic composition with Robin Minard at the Liszt School of Music Weimar in Germany. PyoungRyang Ko debuted with "ye byoun" for two clarinets, viola and violoncello at the Fan Music Festival 2002 and was a finalist at the KBS orchestral composition competition 2006. Most recently he won the second prize (without a first price) at the orchestral composition competition of the 11th Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik 2010. He founded the ensemble Prisma Sonorum together with Hui-Chun Lin and has given concerts in Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin. Mister Ko has also published several theoretical and pedagogical articles at international conferences.

Kerstin Preiwuß, born 1980 in Lübz (GDR), raised in Rostock, studied, German language and literatur studies, Philosophy and Psychology in Leipzig and Aix-en-Provence, further Creative Writing at the German Creative Writing Program in Leipzig (Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig / DLL) which is a central institution at Universität Leipzig, providing the only degree course for writers in the making in Germany since 1995. In 2006 she published her first book "Nachricht von neuen Sternen", which includes poems. Actually she issues the german magazine for young literature "Edit" and holds seminars at the German Creative Writing Program in Leipzig. Her poems, essays and prose are released to the public regularly in newspapers (F.A.Z.), anthologys (Lyrik von Jetzt zwei) and literary magazines (Neue Rundschau, zwischen den zeilen). She was holder of the Hermann-Lenz-Stipendium in 2008, the Exchange-stay for artists at the Gunnarshús in Reykjavík in 2009, and of the Arbeitsstipendium des Deutschen Literaturfonds in 2010. Kerstin Preiwuß lives in Leipzig.

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