Acme Studios — Manfred Werder

Supporting Artists since 1972

Manfred Werder

Aargauer Kuratorium Residency

Manfred Werder is a Swiss composer and pianist. He studied at the Lucerne Conservatory and at the Berne Conservatory, as well as in Paris with Claude Helffer. His scores take very different forms, but all of them converge in his vocation to awaken sensibility towards the 'sounding of the world'.

Manfred has won international composition awards, including the Forum Junger Komponisten of WDR Köln (1992). He has been an artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 1994, the Cal Arts California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and the Q-O2 in Brussels, among other places. He has presented his work in different cities in Chile, Japan, the United States, Germany, South Korea, Mexico and other countries, having worked both in concert halls and art centres and in urban and natural spaces performing sound interventions.

Aargauer Kuratorium, Switzerland

Aargauer Kuratorium has worked in partnership with Acme to develop and provide a London-based artists' residency since 1999. Based in Bow, E3, the residency enables a wide spectrum of practitioners connected with the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, to undertake two six month long work/live residencies per year. Artist application and selection are conducted directly by Aargauer Kuratorium.

For further information and application details see