A German composer born December 30, 1969 in Hemer (Germany).
Enno Poppe studied conducting and composition at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, notably with Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth. He also studied sound synthesis and algorithmic composition at the Technical University of Berlin and at the Arts and Media Centre (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.
As a conductor he has appeared with the ensembles Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik and Resonanz. Since 1998 he has been musical director of the ensemble Mosaïk.
Poppe composes with of mathematical or scientific systems of logic: he diffuses, divides, extends, compresses figures and his material reproduces, grows and proliferates like a biological culture in music that is lively, mobile and energetic. He is interested in dissonance, uses micro-intervals, but also vibratos, glissandos and ornamentation. Poppe is constantly rejuvenating his way of thinking about music, considering composition as a laboratory. His experiments concern all kinds of formations: Öl for ensemble, first performed by the ensemble MusikFabrik in Darmstadt (2001-2004); Interzone for voices, ensemble and electronics, first performed by Omar Ebrahim, the Neue Vokalsolistin Stuttgart and the ensemble Mosaik (2004); Gold for mixed chorus, first performed by the SWR Vokalensemble in Stuttgart (2006); Obst for orchestra, first performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins in Munich (2006); Zug for seven brass, first performed in the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris by the Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Pierre Boulez (2008); Speicher III for ensemble, first performed at the Muziekgebouw of Amsterdam by Klangforum Wien (2010); Haare for violin, first performed by Hannah Weirich at the festival Musica in Strasburg (2014); Buch for string quartet, first performed at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik by the Diotima Quartet (2016); Torf for orchestra, first performed by the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln conducted by Brad Lubman in Essen (2016); Rundfunk for nine synthesisers, first performed at the Donaueschinger Musiktage (2018).