Simon  Steen-Andersen

Simon Steen-Andersen

(1976-)

Simon Steen-Andersen is a Berlin-based composer, performer and installation artist, working in the field between instrumental music, electronics, video and performance within settings ranging from symphony orchestra and chamber music (with and without multimedia) to stagings, solo performances and installations. The works often concentrate on integrating concrete elements in the music and emphasizing the physical and choreographic aspects of instrumental performance. The setups often include amplified acoustic instruments in combination with sampler, video, simple everyday objects or homemade constructions.

Made for the award of the Ernst von Siemens Composers Prize, 2017.

Simon Steen-Andersen has received numerous prizes and grants. In October 2019 after the world premiere of his grand multimedia work TRIO, Steen-Andersen received the SWR Orchestra Prize and the Danish prize Carl Prisen 2020. He also received the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize 2017, Ernst von Siemens Composers' Prize 2017, the Nordic Council Music Prize 2014 and the SWR Orchestra Prize in 2019 and 2014, The Carl Prize 2015 and the Kunstpreis Musik from Akademie der Kunste in Berlin 2013, the International Rostrum of Composers, the DAAD Berliner Kunstlerprogramm Residency 2010, The Carl Nielsen Prize and the Kranichsteiner Music Award 2008. In 2016 he became a member of the German Academy of the Arts, and in 2018 he was appointed as a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.


Works commissioned by ensembles, orchestras and festivals such as Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, the SWR Orchestra, Ensemble Ascolta, Jack Quartet, Oslo Sinfonietta, 2e2m, the French National Orchestra, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Ultraschall, ECLAT, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik. Furthermore he worked with ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Collegium Novum Zürich, ICTUS, Arditti, London Sinfonietta, Intercontemporain, asamisimasa and NADAR. 

Simon Steen-Andersen was born in 1976 and studied composition with Karl Aage Rasmusen, Bent Sørensen, Mathis Spahlinger and Gabriel Valverde in Denmark, Germany and Argentina. Since 2008 he has been a lecturer in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark. in 2013-2014 he was visiting professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and in 2014-16 he was a lecturer at the Darmstadt Summer Courses, in 2017 he was a guest professor at University of the Arts in Berlin. Since 2018 he has held the position as professor in the Composition and Music Theatre department at Bern University of the Arts.

TRIO · Premiere

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Available Works

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  1. TRIO

    2019 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Orchestra

  2. De Profundis (version for Bass Clarinet)

    2000 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  3. Asthma

    2017 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  4. Inszenierte Nacht

    2013 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Music Drama and Stage Music

  5. Buenos Aires

    2014 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Music Drama and Stage Music

  6. Next to Beside Besides #6

    2006 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  7. Next to Beside Besides #2

    2005 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  8. Next to Beside Besides #11

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  9. Next to Beside Besides #12

    2008 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  10. Next to Beside Besides #10

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  11. Next to Beside Besides #9

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  12. Next to Beside Besides #7

    2006 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  13. Next to Beside Besides #5

    2006 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  14. Next to Beside Besides #13

    2008 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  15. Next to Beside Besides #8

    2006 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  16. Next to Beside Besides #3

    2006 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  17. Next to Beside Besides #1

    2005 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  18. Im Rauschen

    2012 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  19. Next to Beside Besides #4

    2006 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  20. “if this then that and now what”

    2016 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Music Drama and Stage Music

  21. Korpus

    2015 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  22. Beside Besides

    2003 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  23. Study for Alto Saxophone and Percussion

    1998 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  24. Pretty Sound

    2008 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  25. Etude No.1

    1999 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  26. Difficulties Putting it Into Practice (for two musicians)

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  27. Difficulties Putting it Into Practice (for four musicians)

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  28. MONO

    2014 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  29. Piano Concerto

    2014 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Orchestra

  30. Studies for String Instrument #1, 2, 3

    2011 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  31. String Quartet no. 2

    2012 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  32. Black Box Music

    2012 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    7+ Instruments

  33. in-side-out-side-in...

    2001 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  34. In Her Frown

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  35. Besides

    2003 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  36. Study for String Instrument #3

    2011 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  37. Study for String Instrument #1

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  38. Study for String Instrument #2

    2009 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  39. Split Point

    2002 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  40. History of my Instrument

    2011 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  41. Beloved Brother

    2008 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  42. On And Off And To And Fro

    2008 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  43. String Quartet

    1999 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  44. Run Time Error

    2009 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Other

  45. Spin-Off

    2002 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  46. De Profundis

    2000 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  47. Rerendered

    2004 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Solo

  48. Amid

    2004 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  49. Double Up

    2010 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Orchestra

  50. In spite of, and maybe even therefore

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    2-6 Instruments

  51. Chambered Music

    2007 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    7+ Instruments

  52. Praesens

    2001 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    7+ Instruments

  53. Ouvertures

    2010 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Orchestra

  54. Amongst

    2005 • Simon Steen-Andersen

    Orchestra




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