Acme Studios — Martin Derungs

Supporting Artists since 1972

Martin Derungs

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Martin Derungs is a Swiss musician and composer. He attended the Zürich Conservatory and the Zürich Academy of Music, studing organ under Luigi Favini, piano under Hans Andreae and composition under Paul Müller. In 1967 he acquired his diploma as soloist for organ under Eduard Müller at the Basel Academy of Music, with further studies in composition under Günter Bialas in Munich. Since 1984, Martin has lived and worked as a freelance composer and harpsichordist in Zürich, Tuscany and Berlin.

Influenced by the avant-garde of the late 1960s, Martin composes instrumental works based around the recorder. Since the 1970s his compositions took on a literary flair, and he began to compose works for the stage in 1986. In the 1990s Martin began a group of compositions inspired by historical music, entitled Musik über Musik.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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