Annette Schlünz (born 23 September 1964) is a German musician and composer.
Schlünz was born in Dessau, East Germany. She studied music at the Dresden Music School from 1983 to 1987 with Udo Zimmermann and at the Academy of Arts in Berlin from 1988 to 1991 with Paul-Heinz Dittrich. She also studied with Iannis Xenakis at Darmstadt and Helmut Lachenmann in Stuttgart.
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East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic, was a country that existed from 1949 to 1990, when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. It described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state", and the territory was administered and occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II — the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR.
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Schlünz took a teaching position at the Dresden Center for Contemporary Music in 1987 and taught at the Dresden Music School from 1987 to 1992. She went on a concert and lecture tour in South America in 1996, and also appeared in Denmark, France, Spain, the USA, and Vietnam in 2001. She has also lectured at the electronic music studio of the Academy of Arts in Berlin, the Brandenburg Colloquium, the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and the German Academy at the Villa Massimo in Rome. She was composer-in-residence at GRAME Centre National de Création Musicale in Lyon in 2005.
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Schlünz has composed music for stage, chamber ensemble, vocal, and multimedia works. Selected works include:
Her work has been recorded and issued on CD, including:
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