Gargonza Arts

Ein Projekt von INTERARTES

Artists in Residence 2013

Fine Arts

© Octave Pero/ Schuldenberg
Foundation, 2012

Fabian Altenried, born 1987, is a filmmaker, writer & visual artist. He studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Rita McBride and philosophy & literature at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His complex artistic practice founds on conceptual and collective production-processes & deals in its core with questions concerning identity and its construction. He is currently working on his second feature film Vibilia Armata.
2013 he co-founded the film production company Schuldenberg Films.



Anne-Kathrin Heier, born 1978 in Werne, studied Creative Writing and cultural journalism in Hildesheim. Up to 2009 she was a lector particularly of recent German-speaking literature in the Ammann Verlag (Zürich) as well as the Berlin Verlag. She currently works in Berlin as a journalist. Anne-Kathrin Heier received several grants or work residencies such as the grant of the LCB, the Berlin Senate's grant, additionally an artist's residency of seven months at the Akademie Schloss Solitude and in 2013 the '"Gargonza Arts Award" in Tuscany, where her emphasis lay on writing a film script as co-author. She has written for numerous anthologies and is now working on her first novel "Intempesta", which will be published by Rowohlt Berlin.

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Micha Ernst Sören Jönke

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Nicolas Mondon is a French composer born in 1980 in Nantes (France). He studied composition with Philippe Leroux, Allain Gaussin, Horatio Radulescu, and graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Master II, CNSMDP, 2011, Gérard Pesson).
His previous studies included classical piano - with Jeff Cohen (vocal accompaniment) and Peter Feuchwanger - improvisation, jazz, gamelan and composition. It was during this period that he discovered middle- and far-eastern music. In 2005 he took part in the « Voix Nouvelles » masterclasses at the Abbaye of Royaumont. He studied computer music at I.R.C.A.M. (Paris) from 2009 to 2012, where he worked on the pieces for prepared disklavier Pianola/Phonographe I & II; his orchestral piece Berceuse-tableaux was premiered at the Salle Pleyel in Paris (2007). His other pieces were premiered by ensembles Cairn, Ascolta, l'Instant donné, Contrechamps and others. He was awarded the « Prix d'encouragement de l'Académie de Beaux-Arts » in 2010, Prix Chevillon-Bonnaud and SACEM Claude Arrieu prize in 2014, and received fellowships at Gargonza Arts (Italy, 2013) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, 2014). As a teacher, he was assistant to Michaël Lévinas for contemporary music analysis at CNSMDP.
Nicolas Mondon is currently a composer in research at IRCAM, a teacher at Vitry-sur-Seine and Massy (France), and the artistic director of the contemporary ensemble InSoliTus.
Website of Nicolas Mondon

Website of Nicolas Mondon

Second Awardee 2013 for Composition, Artist in Residence in an upcoming Year

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, born 1991, a Swiss composer and pianist who received the Gargonza Arts Award 2013, is currently studying at the Guildhall School in London with Ronan O'Hora, after having taken his Masters degree there in 2012. At the age of 15 he was accepted into Christian Favre's class at the Conservatoire Lausanne, where he received his soloist diploma with distinction in 2010. The composer Heinz Holliger became aware of some of Jean-Sélim's compositions for which he had won several prizes, among them the first prize at the International Edvard Grieg Composers Competition in Oslo. Jean-Sélim has for some years concentrated on composing film music ("Chasse à l'âne", "Love after Sunrise" and "Hayseeds and Scalawags").

Website of Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula