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date: 20 September 2019

Erding-Swiridoff [née Erding], Susannelocked

  • Detlef Gojowy

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(b Schwäbisch Hall, Nov 16, 1955). German composer. She studied English language and literature at Stuttgart University and, from 1974 to 1979, music at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule, where she was a composition pupil of Milko Kelemen. She also studied composition with Dieter Acker in Munich, Peter Maxwell Davies at Dartington and Agosto Rattenbach in Buenos Aires, and undertook further studies in Oxford, Cambridge, New Haven and Montreal. She became a teacher at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule in 1979. In 1988 she married the writer Paul Swiridoff. In her music, which has received many awards, she synthesizes experimental techniques, involving microtones and variable pitches, with a refined sense of expression and form.

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