Martin Hiendl is a composer and performer from Berlin, born and raised in the Bavarian Forest in the south-east of Germany. Influential mentors were Beat Furrer in Frankfurt and Roger Reynolds in San Diego. He is joining the DMA program in composition at Columbia University in New York in the Fall 2015.
Martin Hiendl focuses on concert music, interdisciplinary performances within a collaborative practice and most recently, composition within the realm of non-notated music. He is currently writing an opera for the musikprotokoll Graz 2016/2017. Larger works include »OFFSHORE«, an hour-long piece co-created with video and performance artist Monica Duncan, commissioned and premiered by the International Contemporary Ensemble at Roulette in New York, and »Erwartung und Traumverlust«, a short opera about a story by Rynosuke Akutagawa, premiered at the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt. As a pianist he played and recorded Feldman's »For Philip Guston« with Rachel Beetz and Dustin Donahue and he conducted the west-coast premiere of Fausto Romitelli's video opera »An Index of Metals« in San Diego. He wrote articles and is working as an editor for the MusikTexte in Cologne.