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date: 17 August 2019

Mundry, Isabellocked

  • Christian Thorau


(b Schlüchtern, Hessen, April 20, 1963). German composer. She studied at the Berlin Hochschule der Künste (1983–91), where her teachers included Frank Michael Beyer and Gösta Neuwirth, and in Frankfurt with Hans Zender (1991–4). From 1992 to 1994 she worked in Paris, where she completed a course in information technology and composition at IRCAM. After teaching in Berlin, she accepted a post at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule; in 1996 she was appointed professor of music theory.

Mundry's compositions show the influence of intensive contrapuntal study and experimentation with small ensembles, characteristics that are taken to the limits of aural experience in 11 Linien for string quartet (1991). A new stylistic path, initiated with Le Silence – Tystnaden (1993), led to the string quartet no one (1994–5), a turning point of her musical career. The score, based on harmonic and rhythmic proportions generated by computer software, gives each player an individual temporal level, creating a contrapuntal yet open polyphony. She developed this principle further in ...

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