Composer, singer and whistler, Alex Nowitz studied music in Munich, Berlin, Potsdam (Germany) and Potsdam (USA), graduating in 2000 with top honors from the University of Potsdam (Germany). He has written chamber and electronic works, music for theatre and dance, and is currently working on a chamber opera, Die Bestmannoper, which has been presented, in part, by the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. His composition, About Noah’s Boat of Ants for toy piano, was premiered by Margaret Leng Tan at the 2000 “Faszination Klavier” exhibition in the Museum of Musical Instruments, Berlin.
Margaret Leng Tan’s and Alex Nowitz’s 1999 performance of Makrokosmos I and II for Freunde Guter Musik, Berlin, in celebration of Crumb’s 70th birthday, was broadcast on Deutschland Radio in 2000. Mr. Nowitz was the runner-up in the 1994 “Pfeifen im Walde” (Whistle in the Wood) Competition in Berlin.