Wilfried Jentzsch

Born in 1941, he studied composition at the Musikhochschule Dresden, the Akademie der Künste Berlin and electronic music in Cologne.
From 1976 to 1981 he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris under Xenakis where he was awarded a degree of doctorate in the field of musical aesthetics. He conducted at the same time a research of digital sound synthesis at IRCAM and the CEMAMu.

He has founded a computer-music studio in Nuremberg in 1981. As professor of composition he directed the Electronic Studio at the Musikhochschule Dresden from 1993 to 2006. His Electroacoustic/ Visual Music works have been presented at ZKM, VMM Boston and New York, Cinema Fest Melbourne, CEMC Beijing, EMUfest Rome, GRM Paris, Cinema Nouveau Montréal, Musiques & Recherches Bruxelles, Tokio and Mexiko City. Since 2007 he has been working as a curator of Visual Music and realized presentations at ZKM, Berlin TU, Folkwang Hochschule Essen, CYNETart Dresden.

He is a member of the ISCM and a founding member of the DegeM.
He was composer in residence at the Capital University Colombus (Ohio), at IMEB Bourges, at the Centre Musiques & Recherches Bruxelles and the ZKM.
He has received international composition prizes in Boswil (CH), Paris, Bourges and ZKM Karlsruhe, and was invited for numerous festivals worldwide.
Since 2008 he is living in Düren (near Cologne).