Holger Maik Mertin is a sound-design-actionist, multi-percussionist, music ethnologist and author. He works trans-disciplinary in the borderlands between disciplines with relevant artists in the music and dance scene as well as non arts oriented fields such as with athletes and the natural sciences. In his artistic and scientific education at the university in Frankfurt am Main, Köln and London he focused on a deep study of rhythmic music traditions in a sociological-philosophical context.

“Space as an instrument” describes his current artistic research area and performance project, which he realises both as a solo project and with other artists. In the duo Mertin Niżnik, Mertin, together with Violinist Justyna Niżnik, he combines aspects of classical and improvised music styles with choreography with performance concepts.


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