Artists biographies
Jörg Ritzenhoff

Jörg Ritzenhoff, born in Düsseldorf, studied classical composition with Prof. Ingo Schmidt at the College for Music in Wuppertal. The composer of electric-acoustic music lives in Cologne and has developed music and performance projects in association with the Bundeskunsthalle and the Theatre Company of Bonn, the cultural capital of Europe Weimar, the Westdeutschen Rundfunk and the Deutschlandfunk Berlin (German public radio programmes).

The Cologne Theater Company (Kölner Schauspielhaus) commissioned him for several projects among others, music for ’The Tempest’ directed by Karin Beier. Continuing cooperations in association with choreographers like Rafaële Giovanola (CocoonDance, Bonn), Barbara Fuchs (Cologne Dance Theater Prize winner), Morgan Nardi und Naoko Tanaka (tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf/Grand Théatre de la Ville, Luxembourg), Gudrun Lange (fft düsseldorf), LaborGras (Berlin) oder Helge Letonja (steptext dance project, Bremen) mark his work in dance.

Since 2005 he has a permanent collaboration with CocoonDance in more than 20 projects.