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Tom Rojo Poller

Born in Osnabrück, Germany, Tom began his composition studies in 1996
at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, continuing with Prof. Walter
Zimmermann at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK). After an exchange
year at the Royal College of Music London in 2003, he received his
diploma and returned to Berlin where he finished his postgraduate work.
He also holds a M.A. in German Literature, Philosophy and Musicology.
Tom is especially interested in the temporal aspect of music (including
polyrhythmical/polymetrical music); music theater — or more generally,
various forms of musical representation; the relation between music and
language; the philosophy of music (especially music and the emotions,
music and understanding). His music is deeply rooted in the western
European musical tradition, but is greatly influenced by its lesser
known aspects (e.g. medieval and renaissance music, rhetorical aspects
of baroque music) and various forms of contemporary music.