Moritz Schneidewendt

24 January – 20 March 2019

Moritz Schneidewendt (*1989 in Freiburg) is a musician. He studied classical clarinet and bass clarinet at the universities of music in Würzburg and Weimar and subsequently specialised at the International Ensemble Modern Academy. Schneidewendt has played with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and the Staatskapelle Weimar and as an assistant principal clarinettist of the Musikalische Komödie in Leipzig. His specialist interests include chamber music, the interpretation of contemporary music and the exploration of new musical forms and instrumental capabilities.

At the Bauhaus Dessau, as a member of the duo Overcash/Schneidewendt he and the violinist William Overcash focus on the work of Wassily Kandinsky. For the artist and Bauhaus master, fine art and music were evidently closely connected. Overcash/Schneidewendt endeavour to build on and realise using contemporary methods the musical dimension of Kandinsky’s ideas and graphic works. Inspired by international composers and the Total Theatre concept they devise a spatial concept that also invites the public to get involved.

Moritz Schneidewendt is an artist of the Bauhaus Centenary Residency programme hosted by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in cooperation with the Kurt Weill Fest.