Dorothée Hahne

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Dorothée Hahne, live at the Klangraum Festival Stuttgart November 30, 2008

Dorothée Hahne (* 1966 in Bonn ) is a German composer , producer and publisher .


Hahne studied trumpet at the State Universities of Music in Cologne and Düsseldorf . During her studies she played a. a. as a trumpeter in the first German women's big band, Reichlich Feminine . In 1987 she began to compose.

In 1988 she founded the Renitent Quartet, with which she performed her own compositions at art exhibitions and festivals. Together with Martin Kätelhön (light projections) and the artist MAF Räderscheidt (painting), compositions for wind instruments (including trumpet, alphorn , didgeridoo ) and live electronics were created. In addition to numerous performances and concerts in museums, galleries and art associations, several instrumental and electronic compositions, film music, lyric settings, radio play projects and commissioned compositions were created. 1999–2009 she worked with the recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger . In 2000 she founded the ensemble newsic (Maria Jonas, Dorothee Oberlinger, Norbert Rodenkirchen , since 2004 with Dorothee Mields , since 2007 with Johanna Krumin).

A characteristic of their compositions in the use of electronic means is the renunciation of any kind of sound synthesis. The electronic means are used without exception for the repetition and variation of "naturally" generated sounds. She is still closely associated with dance theater in cooperation with dancers and performances with her own appearance as a musician. The composer also devotes herself to the sound reinforcement of church rooms with concert projects specially created for the special acoustic conditions.

In terms of content, her later compositions focus on dealing with German history (for example Die Hoffnungsfalle - performance on German reunification, Ode to Anne for 7 trumpets - 1998, Unita - 3 electronic compositions from studio noises by East and West German artists, commissioned by GEDOK Cologne - 1999 ), European history (for example Theophanu - concert project about the life of Empress Theophanu ) and the topic of women and spirituality (for example commentari - concert for recorders , didgeridoo & live electronics about the virgin legend of St. Ursula ).


  • 1995 scholarship from the literature bureau NRW
  • 1996 Culture Prize of the City of Herford & Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann-Scholarship of the City of Cologne.
  • In 2001 she received the first scholarship for composition initiated by Christina Rau from the Stiftung Kunst und Kultur NRW in the Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
  • 2002 grant from the Ministry of Culture of North Rhine-Westphalia in Rome and a project grant from the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation (Nullort)
  • In 2002 she founded the edition and production company newsic for new music and audio book productions as the winner of the StartArt competition.
  • 2004 The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde - A story against looking the other way, radio play CD (edition newsic) - Best List Prize of the German Record Critics .
  • 2005 GEDOK national concert, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
  • 2006 "composer in residence" - 42nd German chamber music course " Jugend musiziert " - German Music Council

Works (selection)

  • The Hope Trap - based on a string quartet by Joseph Haydn for alphorn, live electronics & light projections 1990
  • Milk & honey for trumpet, didgeridoo & live electronics 1993
  • COLOR MUSIC Instrumental and electronic compositions from the 90s
  • @homo for soprano, string quartet, live electronics and light projections 1998
  • Unita electronic compositions on the topic of German unity 1999
  • commentari Concert for recorders, didgeridoo & live electronics 1999/2000
  • Theophanu Concerto for Soprano, Flutes & Live Electronics 2000
  • MultiSolo 3.3 in memoriam 9/11 2001
  • NullOrt sound installation at Münster-Osnabrück Airport in 2002
  • Stella Maris for soprano, recorder & live electronics 2003
  • The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde - radio play CD newsic 2004
  • Rest time for violin & live electronics 2005
  • Multiple 8 for 8 cellos & live electronics 2006
  • dance macabre Totentanz for recorder & live electronics 2006
  • Luscinia Fantasie for descant recorder, nightingale voices & live electronics about the English nightingale by Jacob van Eyck 2007
  • Spinning machines music for soprano, recorders & live electronics (premiere MDR Musiksommer 2007 Leipzig - ensemble newsic)
  • Source quartet music for 4 instruments & live electronics UA Jugend Musiziert 2008 Quartet Fontaine
  • Sonnengesang for recorder & live electronics UA national competition Jugend Musiziert 2008 (Dominik Werle)
  • Tanz für Terpsichore for alto saxophone & accordion 2009 (for Common Contrasts)
  • Interferences of inner voices for 3 sopranino recorders & live electronics 2010, composition commission for trio aXoloT, funded by the Kunststiftung NRW

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Casting information Reichlich Female: Live at Moers Festival '87  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  2. Neue Musikzeitung 2/02 A flute is not a whistle - the recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger last seen on April 2, 2011
  3. Jump up ↑ Tanztheater: Chase in the parking garage , Der Westen from July 1, 2012, accessed December 18, 2014
  4. City of Cologne Laureates Bernd Alois Zimmermann Scholarship ( Memento of the original from March 2, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 35 kB) last viewed on April 2, 2011  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ^ Aachener Zeitung August 15, 2001 Künstlerdorf strikes musical notes last seen on April 2, 2011
  6. Galerie Münsterland "black-box" - cooperation project at Münster-Osnabrück Airport last seen on April 2nd, 2011
  7. Press release GIB The 3rd StartART competition , last viewed on May 1st, 2015
  8. Neue Musikzeitung. German Record Critics' Prize - Best List 2-2005 last viewed on April 2nd, 2011
  9. Neue Musikzeitung. Open borders - female composers in the Berlin Konzerthaus last seen on April 2, 2011
  10. ^ Messages from the German Music Council, German Music Information Center, last viewed on April 2, 2011