Kampe Gordon
     Born in Herne in 1976. After completing an apprenticeship as an electrician, he studied composition with Hans-Joachim Hespos and Adriana Hölszky at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre (1998–2000) and with Nicolaus A. Huber at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen (2000–03). He also studied musicology and history at the Ruhr University in Bochum, where he took his doctorate with a dissertation on 20th-century fairy-tale operas. Since 2009 he has been a scholarly assistant at the Folkwang University, where he is currently completing his inaugural dissertation. He also teaches analysis, composition and music theory, serves as organist for a church congregation in Herne and plays the tárogató.
      His music is performed notably by Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Resonanz and the Frankfurt and Stuttgart radio orchestras. He has received many awards and distinctions, including the Folkwang Prize, Franz Liszt Prize, a grant from the Darmstadt Summer Courses, and the Stuttgart Composition Prize. He has also been awarded scholarships from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Berlin Academy of the Arts and grants-in-aid from the Cité des Arts (Paris) and the Schreyahn Künstlerhof, among others.

S e l e c t e d   w o r k s:  High-Noon: Moskitos for orchestra (2004/06), Das Zan- thi-Fieber for ensemble (2005), Das Barcklay-Syndrom oder: Der rote Kreis for accordion and tape (2006), Das Picard-Manöver for ensemble (2006), ohne Spock  for two theremins and piano (2007), The Incredible Nightcrawler for piano (2007/08), X – mit großem Solo for 5 musicians (2007–08), Glass. Gold. Five Pieces on Passion for orchestra (2008), Musik für einen Platz, music theatre (2009), Prof. Phingers, children’s opera (2009), Gassenhauermaschinensuite for 6 musicians (2009), sweet home for 5 musicians (2010), HAL for contrabass clarinet, accordion, double bass and piano (2010), Pickmans Modell for offstage choir and piano (2010), Engel. Wölfe for orchestra (2011)