Mauro Hertig (*1989 in Switzerland) is a composer with an output of ensemble, chamber and site-specific works. His focus lies on the exposition of musical perception and memory and the fluid relationship between score and sound.
He studied at ZHdK in Zürich and at Kunstuniversität Graz, receiving his Bachelor with Isabel Mundry and Master of Arts in Composition with Beat Furrer and Klaus Lang. Further studies include courses and masterclasses with Georges Aperghis, Helmut Lachenmann, Elliott Sharp, Felix Profos and Peter Ablinger.
Works have been commissioned by Ensemble Recherche, Collegium Novum Zürich, Österreichischer Rundfunk ORF, Royaumont Foundation, Impuls Verein Graz, Soyuz21 Ensemble, Festival für Neue Musik Rümlingen, Open Music, Platypus Ensemble Vienna among others.
In 2016, Mauro Hertig has been selected as Promising Young Composer by the European-wide Ulysses Network/IRCAM, which resulted in a journey of international residencies from 2017 to 2020. More recently, he was composer-in-residence at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) Zürich and at 180° Festival for Innovative Art in Sofia. His site-specific work “Liquid Contra” for six speakers was displayed at London Design Festival 2018.
2018-19 has seen a portrait concert by the Austrian National Broadcast ORF and Jeunesse Vienna, as well as the premiere of the landscape opera “Die Perfekte Passivität” for the Festival für Neue Musik Rümlingen in Basel. For his choir work “The Great Mirror”, Mauro Hertig has been chosen as laureate of the Voix Nouvelles Academy by the Royaumont Foundation – leading to the commission of a new work for Florentin Ginot (Musikfabrik Köln), to be premiered in September 2020 at Festival Royaumont.
Mauro Hertig lives in New York and Vienna.