Since 2009 the composers Martin Recker (1991) and Paul Hauptmeier (1993) have been working together as an artist duo in the field of sound- and multimedia art.
Together they studied composition with Robin Minard and Maximilian Marcoll at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar, as well as at the „University of California San Diego“ with Katharina Rosenberger, Natacha Diels and Miller Puckette. (Paul Hauptmeier) and at the Sibelius Academy Hesinki with Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski (Martin Recker).
In addition to works for theater and opera, live electronics, radio and electro-acoustic music, their focus lies on sound installations in public spaces.
They are co-founders and board members of the ZiMMT – Center for Immersive Media Art, Music and Technology – in Leipzig. There they conduct research in the field of spatial audio and organize workshops, panels, concerts and exhibitions on the subject. (www.zimmt.net)
Since October 2022 they have shared a position as “künstlerischer Mitarbeiter” at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle Germany, where they teach sound art in the study program of time-based arts.