Damian Marhulets is a Germany based composer, producer and media-artist. Damian’s musical education began at the age of 6, when he was accepted to prestigious Minsk College of Music. It was not long until Damian began performing as an oboe soloist with some of the most renowned orchestras in the country and abroad. Still in his early childhood, Damian became a prizewinner of major international music competitions. His music career took a new turn in 2000 when he relocated to Germany. Following his artistic inquisitiveness he soon immersed himself in underground experimental music scene. His musical education shifted from oboe performance to modern composition and electronic music, that he studied first at the Music Academy Hannover and later in Cologne. Besides from writing concert music as well as music for theater, film and dance he toured all over Europe and USA, having played his own music at many different modern music festivals and alternative DJ clubs.
Damian has won a multitude of grants and stipends, such as the composition-stipends by the cultural affair department of the Lower Saxony and the European Culture Program. As an artist-in-residence he worked at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, ACROE Institute Grenoble, IONIAN University Corfu, STEIM Amsterdam and others.
He has performed worldwide including Philharmonie Berlin, Beethovenfest Bonn, BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels, Music Triennial Cologne, “New Talents” Art Biennale Cologne, “Re:New” Digital Art Festival Copenhagen, Philharmonic Hall Essen, Berghain Club in Berlin, Microsound Music Festival in New York, Music21 Festival Hannover as well as many others. His multimedia works were presented at many different galleries and museums of modern art including Kestnergesellschaft (Hanover), Sprengel Museum (Hanover), Art Center (Berlin), Kunstsaele (Berlin), Diapason Sound Art Gallery (NYC), DAVID vzw Gallery (Ghent) and Lortzing ART Gallery (Hanover).
Damian’s music has been broadcasted by NDR Hanover, WDR and German Radio
Recent projects of Damian include large-scale stage productions combining acoustic instruments with electronics and visuals developed in collaborations with such renowned musicians as David Krakauer – widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, award winning classical guitarist Frank Bungarten, Szymanowski String Quartet – one of the most prominent international sting quartets of its generation, as well as exceptional pianist and composers Marina Baranova.
Drawn upon his long term fascination for radical fringes of music making Damian feels most comfortable when blurring lines between musical genres. Combining his concert music roots with sound-design skills and years-long experience as an electronic music producer, he throws away conventional music clichés in order to develop original music language and explore new sonic landscapes.