Ole Hübner, born in 1993, studied composition, first as a junior student with Benjamin Lang and Joachim Heintz at the Hanover Academy of Music, Theatre and Media, and subsequently as a regular student with Johannes Schöllhorn and Michael Beil at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance. He received additional lessons from Sarah Nemtsov, Brigitta Muntendorf, Chaya Czernowin, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Martin Schüttler, Marcus Schmickler and Orm Finnendahl. He studied conducting with Martin Brauß, Philipp-Michael Bartha and David Smeyers. Since 2015 he has been a student of Heiner Goebbels as part of the master’s degree course offered by the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Gießen.
He has worked with the Aachen Theatre, the Studio for Vocal Arts and New Music Theatre at the Stuttgart Academy of Music and Performing Arts, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, mam.manufaktur für aktuelle musik, the Xenon Saxophone Quartet, the Fukio Ensemble, Ensemble S, Das Neue Ensemble, the Düsseldorf-based performance collectives BRXT and Supergroup (as a fellow at tanzhaus nrw), the Bochum-based performance collective Anna Kpok, the Ensemble Garage, Trio Catch, Ensemble Adapter, E-MEX-Ensemble, Decoder Ensemble and soloists such as Julia Mihály, Frauke Aulbert, Nicola Hein, Sebastian Berweck, Paul Hübner, Helen Bledsoe, Béatrice Gaudreault-Laplante, Dirk Rothbrust as well as Antoine Françoise & Gilles Grimaître. His works have been broadcast by Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio Kultur, WDR3, SR2 and Radio Bremen.
In his works, Ole Hübner makes use of audio electronics, videos and new media of all kinds. Blending and questioning various levels of »reality« and »virtuality«, as well as the resulting insecurity, play a central role. He also increasingly collaborates with artists of other genres, such as dance, drama, performance, poetry and film. He often works with video art and musical theatre and plays live electronics and synthesizer in various formations for improvised music, including with Alexander Dawo and Leif Berger.
From 2011 to 2013 Ole Hübner held a scholarship from the state of Northrhine-Westphalia. He has published articles and statements in the journals »MusikTexte«, »Seiltanz«, and »BLATT 3000« as well as »nmz – neue musikzeitung«. From 2013 to 2015 he served on the board of the Cologne Music Night. In 2014 he and the pianist Felix Knoblauch and other students at the Cologne and Essen Music Academies founded the ensemble »electronic ID« for intermedial music of the 21st century, whose artistic director he has since been.