Wilfried Jentzsch was born in 1941. He studied composition at Musikhochschule Dresden and Akademie der Künste Berlin, and electronic music at Musikhochschule Cologne.From 1976 to 1981 he studied at Sorbonne University in Paris under Xenakis where he was conferred a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of musical aesthetics whereas he conducted research projects of digital sound synthesis both at IRCAM and the CEMAMu.He was professor of composition and director of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at Musikhochschule Dresden from 1993 to 2006. His acousmatic and visual music works have been presented at international festivals such as Warsaw Autumn, ZKM, VMM Boston and New York, Melbourne, MusicAcoustica Beijing, EMUfest Rome, Montréal, and Musica Viva Lisbon. He has been giving lectures and masterclasses on electroacoustic music and visual music in Germany and abroad. Since 2007 he also has been working as a curator of visual music. Recently he was invited for Composer in Residence by Musiques & Recherches Brussels, and Guest composer at the ZKM with focus on the spatialisation of electroacoustic music. He has received international composition prizes such as Boswil (CH), Paris, Bourges and ZKM Karlsruhe.Two CD with acousmatic compositions were published by Schott: Visions (WERGO Arts 8105 2) and sai-ji-ku (WERGO Arts 8121 2), the last one together with Hiromi Ishii. Currently he is living in Cologne suburb.
The shining stone. A photo of a stone-sculpture has been used as material image. This image has been geometrically transformed based on fractal algorithms, compressed and stretched to create new perspectives. My most interest in the visual conception was to structure two opposite characters: light and shadow moving in a virtual 3D space. Five Tube-Bells are the material sounds. Using the Spectral Extractor programmed by the composer they have been decomposed in two components of sound, noise and harmonics, and finally their spectra were granulated. The light/ shadow components of the visual were related to noise/ harmonics in sound to create a close relationship between moving images and music.