Bernhard Wulff (born
1948 in Hamburg) is a German composer, conductor, percussionist and
Wulff studied conducting, composition and percussion in Hamburg,
Freiburg, Basel and Siena and is professor for percussion instruments
at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.
He is active as a conductor in Europe, South America, the US, Japan,
Central Asia and the successor states of the Soviet Union, and as a
visiting professor at various universities, including New York
(Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music), Tokyo, Buenos Aires,
Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Rochester, Montevideo, Odessa, San
Juan, Hanoi and Ulaanbaatar.
As a composer, he wrote for various genres and was particularly
interested in sound art installations and Biosignalverarbeitun. In 1989, he
discovered and reconstructed the symphonic works of Viktor Ullmann.
Lecture tours as a musicologist on the Ullmann theme took him to many
Wulff is the founder and artistic director of several international
music festivals: Two Days and Two Nights of New Music in Odessa
(Ukraine), Roaring Hooves in Mongolia/Gobi Desert, "Silk Sound Road" in
Kyrgyzstan, "Caspian Fires" in Azerbaijan and "Cracking Bamboo" in
For his services to Mongolian culture, he received an honorary
doctorate from the University of Ulaanbaatar in 2010 and was appointed
cultural ambassador of Mongolia by the Mongolian government.
Roaring Hooves (Mongolian:
is an international music festival in Mongolia www.roaringhooves.com
SWR Der Südwestrundfunk Schlagzeuger Bernhard Wulff: Konzerte
in der Wüste Gobi
Der Schlagzeuger Bernhard Wulff ist Kulturbotschafter der Mongolei und
leitet das Festival „Roaring Hooves“ in der Wüste Gobi. Wie das ist, in
so unwirtlichen Regionen der Welt ein Festival zu organisieren und wie
er zum einzigen nicht-mongolischen Schamanen wurde, erzählt er im