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date: 15 November 2019

Koenig, Gottfried Michaellocked

  • Wolf Frobenius

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(b Magdeburg, Oct 5, 1926). German composer and theorist. He studied at the Brunswick Städtische Musikschule (1947–8) and the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie, Detmold, where his teachers included Günter Bialas (composition) and Erich Thienhaus (acoustics). During the 1951 Darmstadt summer courses, he attended lectures by Eimert and Meyer-Eppler that awakened his interest in electronic sound production. On the suggestion of Eimert, Koenig started to work in 1953 at the electronic studio of NWDR (now WDR), first as an assistant and later as a permanent employee and composer (until 1964). In 1953 he moved to Cologne, where he studied music technology at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik (1953–4) and attended courses on electronic data processing at the University of Cologne (1960); during this period he designed the basis of his composition program Projekt 1 (later followed by Projekt 2, 1966, and Projekt 3, 1986...

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