Michel Roth (*1976) studied at Basel College of Music and became 2001 professor in music theory and composition at Lucerne Conservatory and faculty head of the Contemporary Music Department. In this position, he worked a.o. with Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann and Peter Eötvös. Since 2011 he is professor at the Basel College of Music, where he is also member of the Institute of Music Research. As a composer, Roth collaborates with numerous renowned orchestras and ensembles, has been guest at many festivals worldwide and won several prizes. His first opera Im Bau (2011) premiered at Lucerne Festival, Theater Basel and in Barcelona, his second opera Die Künstliche Mutter (2016) at Lucerne Festival and Gare du Nord Basel. Besides, Michel Roth researches and publishes on various topics, f.i. as musical curator of the interdisciplinary exhibition projects “Harmonie und Dissonanz” (2006), "Linea" (2011) and “Dieter Roth and Music” in collaboration with Kunsthaus Zug and Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin.