Alexander Derben studied music at the University of the Arts (HfK) in Bremen, concert conclusion with classical guitar 1998. Afterward intensive studies in audiovisual and electroacoustic music with publications in the field of new music and media art.

Concerts, performances and presentations at international music and media art festivals, a.o. Bremen, Hannover (Germany), Paris, Bourges (France), Brussels (Belgium), Los Angeles and Washington (USA) as well as in St. Petersburg (Russia), Teheran (Iran) and Mar del Plata (Argentina). 2006 Award of the Niedersachsen Lottostiftung Hannover. 2008 Award of the IFCT-Festival USA for the best audiovisual composition "Work In Progress". 2012 premiere and TV show (Tele Bocal) of the AV composition "Post Humanity Survival" at the 10th Festival International Signes de Nuit Paris. 2018 New Music Award for the audiovisual composition "Wasserwerk", Christoph & Stephan Kaske Stiftung. Honary mention for "The Worlds finest", Foundation Destellos. 2019 Nomination at the XII ° Destellos Competition for "Solar Winds AV". Cooperations a.o. with Elizabeth Anderson (USA), Toto Blanke (DE), Jasper van't Hof (NL), Todor Todoroff (BE), Reinhardt Hammerschmidt (DE), Ezzat Nashashibi (DE), Juan María Solare (ARG) as well as curator of the concert series Space Attack in the context of the Bremer Hausmusikwoche (DTKV) with the Atelier Neue Musik (HfK Bremen). 2021 stipend from the Senator für Kultur der Freien Hansestadt Bremen, then 2022 stipend from the Musikfonds. CD recordings at Aliso Records as artist as well as producer, there two solo albums on iTunes. Various AV and music productions for promotions and theater, especially Theater Werkstatt Göttingen. Since 2000 music teacher (git/drm/studio/composition) at various institutions in Hanover and Bremen. From 2015 to 2020 foundation and management of the Freies TonStudio at the Freie Musikschule Bremen Nord. Since 2021 as composer and AV-producer at the studio of the Musikschule Bremen, there also lecturer at the for digital music (Kultur macht stark, Buendnisse für Bildung). Member of the DEGEM (German Society for Electroacoustic Music) as well as the DTKV (Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband). Since 2021 first chairman of the ABK (Arbeitskreis Bremer Komponisten und Komponistinnen e.V.) and member of the board of trustees at klangpol...


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ABK Networkproject at  klangpol


01.03.2023: Five interaktive pieces from composers of the ABK now online. Feel free to play videomusic by yourself...

Grant from Neustart Kultur / Musikfonds

Dialog 22022022

(Derben / Hammerschmidt))
21/22.01.2023 Miniaturenfestival at Theaterkontor Bremen / 03.12.2022 at Improvisationen 19 XXL, MIB

Lange Nacht der Musik (OL and HB)

Micro NetworX
23.04.2022, Exerzierhalle (OL)

Live in Oldenburg

NOIeS! // Elektonisches Konzert
23.04.2022, Exerzierhalle (OL)

Grant from Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Senator für Kultur

Feb - Dec 2021 at YouTube

ABK Projekt / 40episodes...

on 31.05.2020 at YouTube Premieres

Animation for  Todor Todoroff

on 01.05.2020 at YouTube Premiere

70.  Bremer Hausmusikwoche, premiere of the animation

on 18.11.2019 at VIDEOMUSIQUE



Collaboration with Elizabeth Anderson


Festivals in Brussels and St. Peterstburg...