Neo Hülcker is a composer performer whose work focuses on music as anthropological research in everyday life environments. Their compositions evolve as situations, performance-installations, actions and interventions, and deal with digital subculture (like ASMR), childhood, human-animal-relations, queer practice and cultural hacking.
Hülcker studied composition with Dieter Mack and Harald Muenz at Musikhochschule Lübeck and with Manos Tsangaris and Franz Martin Olbrisch at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden.
They are a part of the Y-E-S collective, who publishes music dealing with performativity, temporality, sound as physical experience and the cultural frames of concerts (y-e-s.org).
Neo Hülcker created compositions and installations such as „ear action“ (2016) with Stellan Veloce, „crackles“ (2016) and „good dog“ (2017) for MOCREP, „gib Pfötchen“ (2017) for Maulwerker and „Da war ich noch nie in meinem ganzen Leben“ (2017), „Musik für tote Tiere“ (since 2017) and „tentaculus ohri“ (2018) with Antonia Baehr.
Hülcker`s work has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble ascolta, Ensemble Radar, mam. Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, Ensemble Garage, Maulwerker and decoder ensemble, MOCREP among others. They have collaborated with Antonia Baehr, Henry Wilde, Tomomi Adachi, The Agency, Stellan Veloce, Andy Ingamells, Matthias Kaul, Eva Zöllner, Bill Dietz and Jennifer Torrence. Hülcker`s compositions have been performed at Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (DE), Wien Modern (A), Warschauer Herbst (PL), London Contemporary Music Festival (GB), Münchener Biennale (DE), Blurred Edges (Hamburg, DE), Frontiers Festival (Birmingham, GB), Sound Acts (Athen, GR), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (DE), Klangwerkstatt (Berlin, DE), Dark Music Days (Reykjavik, IS), Moving Music Festival (DE), SSSS! (Chicago) and elswhere.
Photo credit: David Beecroft