*1989 in Switzerland
Mauro Hertig is a composer of contemporary music with an output of ensemble works, chamber works, conceptual works and site-specific works. His focus lies on different manifestations and explorations of pulse, the manipulation of musical memory and the fluid relationship between score and sound.
He studied in Zurich and Graz, receiving his Bachelor and Master of Arts in Composition with Isabel Mundry and Beat Furrer/Klaus Lang respectively. Further studies include courses and masterclasses with Georges Aperghis, Helmut Lachenmann, Elliott Sharp, Felix Profos and Peter Ablinger.
Recent commissions include works for Ensemble Recherche (Germany), Festival für Neue Musik Rümlingen (Switzerland), Österreichischer Rundfunk ORF, Collegium Novum Zürich CNZ, Trio Onyx (Basel), Jeunesse Vienna, Duo Landman/Stadler (NY/Basel), Schallfeld Ensemble Graz, Platypus Ensemble (Vienna), Klangmanifeste Vienna, open music (Austria).
Mauro Hertig is the founder of the Forum of Applied Abstraction, a forum for interactive music analysis.
In 2016, Mauro Hertig has been selected as Promising Young Composer by the european-wide Ulysses Network/IRCAM, which results in a journey of international residencies from 2017 to 2020.
2018 has so far seen a portrait concert initiated by ORF (Austrian National Broadcast) and Jeunesse Vienna connected with a commission and a broadcast on national radio Ö1. Mauro Hertig will be composer-in-residence at 180° festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, in July, as well as create the new site-specific production “Die Perfekte Passivität” for Festival für Neue Musik Rümlingen in Basel.
Mauro Hertig lives in Vienna and New York.
Mille Structures – Zum Schaffen Mauro Hertigs – Article in skug magazine, April 2018 (German)
One Should Always Have a Little More Lalala than Blablabla – Interview in Blatt 3000 #7 February 2017 (English)