Genoël von Lilienstern


is a German composer.

Born 1979 in West-Germany he studied composition in Bremen with Younghi Pagh-Paan and in Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz. He also studied at the Institute for Sonology in The Hague and the Ensemble Modern Academy Frankfurt. He received numerous scholarships including Villa Auroa Los Angeles, Berlin Graduate School, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris and Tokyo Wondersite.
Genoël von Lilienstern has worked with ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Mivos Quartett and SWR Orchestra. His compositions have been performed internationally at Eclat Festival, Ultraschall Festival, MARS Los Angeles, Maerzmusik, Biennale München, Qubit New York, Casa de la Musica Quito, Tokyo Art Festival, Cité de la Musique Paris.

He also created installative works for flight drones and robots.

Recent compositions of Genoël von Lilienstern like "Couture" synthesizer and orchestra, "The Purple Dinosaur" for singers and ensemble or the music-theatre "Speere Stein Klavier" have been reflections on the historic and social dimensions of sound, regarding composition not only from a constructive point of view, but questioning the functionality and the aims of the music.