Damian Marhulets is a Germany based composer, visual artist and producer.
His musical education began at the age of 6, when he was accepted to prestigious Minsk College of Music. It was not long until Damian began performing as an oboe soloist with some of the most renowned orchestras in the country and abroad. Still in his early childhood, Damian became a prizewinner of major international music competitions. His music career took a new turn in 2000 when he relocated to Germany. Following his artistic inquisitiveness he soon immersed himself in underground experimental music scene. His musical education shifted from oboe performance to modern composition and electronic music, that he studied first at the Music Academy Hannover and later in Cologne.
As an artist-in-residence worked Damian at such renowned venues as Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, ACROE Institute Grenoble, IONIAN University Corfu and STEIM Amsterdam. He also has won a multitude of grants and stipends such as the composition-stipends by the cultural affair department of the Lower Saxony and the European Culture Program.
Recent projects of Damian include large-scale stage performances,
in which he combines acoustic instruments with electronics and visuals. Recently he collaborated with such renowned musicians as David Krakauer, Frank Bungarten, Szymanowski String Quartet, Marina Baranova and many others. Besides from writing concert music as well as music for theatre, film and dance he toured all over Europe and USA, having played his own music at many different music festivals and alternative DJ clubs.
He has performed worldwide including Berliner Philharmonie • Beethovenfest Bonn • Music Triennial Cologne • BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels • "Re:New" Digital Art Festival Copenhagen • Philharmonic Hall Essen • Berghain Club in Berlin • die Glocke - Bremen • KunstFestSpiele Hannover as well as many others.
His multimedia works were presented at many different galleries and museums of modern art including Kestnergesellschaft • Sprengel Museum Hanover • ArtCenter Berlin • Diapason Sound Art Gallery in NYC • DAVID vzw Gallery in Ghent • Lortzing ART Gallery in Hanover and others.
Drawn upon his long term fascination for radical fringes of music making
Damian feels most comfortable when blurring lines between musical genres. Combining his concert music roots with sound-design skills and years-long experience as an electronic music producer, he throws away conventional music clichés in order to develop original music language and explore new sonic landscapes.
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