Simon Bahr was born in 1994 in Hamburg, Germany. He studied musicology and philosophy in Bonn and currently studies composition with Michael Edwards and Dietrich Hahne at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. In addition, he participated in various workshops and courses and thus gained artistic impulses by Mark Applebaum, Franck Bedrossian and Alwynne Pritchard. His music was played at ZKM Karlsruhe, Philharmonie Essen, Academy of Arts Berlin and Novalis Festival Osijek, Croatia, amongst other venues. He was awarded the Bernd Alois Zimmermann scholarship by the city of Cologne in 2022.
While and besides composing he busies himself with sonorous and non-sonorous findings from the internet, singing computers and the loudspeaker as cult object. Deterministic algorithmic processes as well as glitch are central to his practice. He tries to always put abstract structures in the service of clear musical ideas. The laptop is his most important composition tool. With it he also occasionally improvises alone and in groups, e. g. at NOW!-Festival in Essen and at domicil in Dortmund.
composer and musician
based in Cologne, Germany