Boris Müller, Percussion

Boris Müller was born in Haslach in the Black Forest in 1963. He studied percussion at the Trossingen Music Academy with Hermann Gschwendtner and Franz Lang from 1985 to 1991. A marked predilection for chamber music already led him to the New Music ensemble scene during his studies, where he soon became a sought-after instrumentalist.


Since completing his studies, he has been a freelance artist, working continuously with leading ensembles including Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik NRW and Klangforum Heidelberg. He has been a member of Schlagquartett Köln since 2001 and a founding member of Ensemble Ascolta Stuttgart since 2003. In keeping with his self-concept as a researcher of sound, Boris Müller developed wooden percussion instruments for Helmut Lachenmann's opera "Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern" (“The Little Match Girl”) in 2001 and has since been active as an instrument maker with his own workshop. He has also been writing percussion pieces since the mid-1990s; in his own works, Boris Müller continues his search for new sound spaces, using several of his own newly developed instruments.