Asmus Trautsch

Field of Practice:


City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2009, 2010, 2011


Oct 2010 - Mar 2011

Born 1976 in Kiel/Germany.

Asmus Trautsch studied composition and music theory at the Universität der Künste in Berlin (diploma 2004) and philosophy as well as medieval and modern German literature at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He was an affiliate student at University College London in 2001/2002.

Currently, Trautsch is working on his PhD in philosophy at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin dealing with the »Concept of Tragic Action«. In 2008 he was a visiting scholar for philosophy at Columbia University New York.

Together with Bettina Hartz, Asmus Trautsch founded the LUNARDI publishing house in 2003, which releases contemporary and experimental literature.

Also in 2003, he founded the association Klangnetz for the support of young composers working in Berlin. Past projects of the association include concert trips among others to Switzerland, Iceland, Poland, Czech Republic, and Israel as well as co-operations with other musicians, video artists, painters, dancers and writers.

Trautsch has received several grants and awards, among others from 2006 to 2009 and from 1999 to 2004 scholarships from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation) and in 2006 the NaFöG scholarship from the Senate of Berlin.

His publications include scientific texts, essays, poems and compositions. He regularly gives talks at universities and other scientific institutions.

Publications (selection): »Leidenschaftliche Individualität. Zur tragischen Verfassung gesteigerten Lebens bei Schopenhauer, Nietzsche und Camus« in: Lore Hühn (ed.): Die Philosophie des Tragischen ˆ Schopenhauer, Schelling, Nietzsche. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter 2011; Treibbojen. Poems. Berlin: Verlagshaus J. Frank 2010; Schopenhauer und das Trauerspiel der Gelassenheit, in: Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch, vol. 90, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2009. Was ist Leben? Festgabe für Volker Gerhardt zum 65. Geburtstag. Edited together with Simon Springmann. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 2009.