Born in 1972, Sergej Newski studied composition in his hometown Moskow as well as in Dresden and Berlin. He was influenced by Friedrich Goldmann, Matthias Spahlinger and Helmut Lachenmann, among others. In his vocal music, which dominates his creative efforts, Newski works with a comprehensive arsenal of sounds composed of tones, noises and diverse forms between speech and song. He constantly finds new ways to give this material an order easily understood audibly, creating manifold transitions between the individual material levels. Sergej Newski‘s compositions are performed by leading interpreters of New Music and can regularly be heard at international festivals.