Gerhard Stäbler, born in 1949 in Southern Germany, is one of the leading composers of his generation. Possessed of a radical mind, technical skill and a phenomenal breadth of imagination and passion, he is internationally known for his orchestra works, operas, chamber music, solo instruments works, and performances. He has performed many concert and lecture tours in Europe, North and South America, Australia, the Middle East and the Far East. In addition Stäbler has organized festivals and multimedia events worldwide. As composer in residence he was invited – among others – to Japan by the Japan Foundation, several times to the Djerassi Artist-in-Residence program in California (USA), to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf-Duisburg (Germany), to the Computer Music Center at the Stanford University (USA), to the Center for Art and Media, ZKM, in Karlsruhe (Germany), to the Northwestern University Chicago, the University of Illinois, Urbana, and ensembles all over the world. Stäbler's music often transcends the conventional framework (and therefore the audience's expectations), be it through the use of gestures or movement in space, through lighting and olfactory stimulation, or an active integration of the audience - it is very important to him to widen the imagination, to open the ears and other senses towards unexpected perceptoral and thought processes.


Kunsu Shim, born in 1958 in Busan, South-Korea, studied composition in Seoul. He moved to Germany in 1985, where he studied and lives now as a freelanced composer. He won various awards, and his works have been performed widely throughout Europe and the US, Canada, as well as in Brazil, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, Australia, Singapore and the Far East and served as "artist-in-residence" on numerous occasions (1993, "Djerassi", California; 1996-97, "Schreyahn", Germany; 2003/04, "Japan Foundation - Genko Ushida Fellowship", Japan). Kunsu Shim is a co-artistic-director of EarPort, Germany, a location that organizes new music concerts, interdisciplinary projects and performances in collaboration with Gerhard Stäbler. Most of his numerous works - either compositions for acoustic instruments or performances - are characterized by simplicity and silence, and related to the image of space such as internal differences. And the most of his performance works show the simple change of physical conditions becoming an human emotion.


Kyungwoo Chun (1969) grew up in Seoul. After his first study of Photography in Korea (1992) he moved to Germany where he started to realize a number of projects in Europe.  He has become known for his portraits, poetically blurred by consequence of extended exposure times. Parallel to the photographs he has for many years now been initiating performances in which the audience is actively involved. These are temporally limited processes which can be carried out individually or as a group. As author and initiator, Kyungwoo Chun withdraws to a large extent into the background. The oeuvre of Kyungwoo Chun has been presented in many solo exhibitions in Europe and Asia (Kunsthalle Erfurt; 2011, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; 2009, Galleri Image, Aarhus; 2009). Furthermore, he has realized numerous performances with participation of the public in many cities including Berlin, Seoul, Barcelona, Prague, Liverpool, Lisbon, Bremen, Madrid, Gdansk, Copenhagen and New York. He is winner of Hanmi Photography Award in Seoul(2007) and Public Art Competition in Bremen(2008). The artist's work is represented in major museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Museet for Fotokunst Odense(DK), the Museum of Photography, Seoul, Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg among others.