Christian KestenGermanyMusic2016

Christian Kesten is a composer, sound and intermedia artist, vocalist and performer. His work explores the relation between sound and space by focusing on the physical activity of creating the sound and the physicality of the sound itself. His compositions include instrumental, vocal, site-specific works and composed theatre.


Kesten studied music, with a concentration in experimental music, at UdK Berlin. He has been commissioned by ensembles such as Object Collection New York, Rue du Nord Lausanne, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop Berlin, We Spoke London a. o. and realized full-evening’s pieces in spaces such as Radialsystem V Berlin, Schauspielhaus Wuppertal, Théâtre 2.21 Lausanne and Ontological Experimental Series New York, among others. He has also created site-specific works at Museum for Modern Art MUMOK Vienna and delivered solo performances in Europe, North America, and Japan. Kesten has received awards and grants by the Berlin Cultural Senate, Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung, International Society of New Music, Kuenstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop, Villa Aurora Los Angeles.