Harald Weiss (b. Salzgitter, Germany, May 26, 1949) is a German composer, director, screenwriter, and free-lance artist.
Weiss\\\'s compositions are influenced by minimalism, as well as jazz and rock musics. Numerous trips (in the context of theater workshops and tours) to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America have also had a significant influence on his music.
Weiss has received many awards for his musical compositions and films, including the Niedersachsen Kulturpreis (1982), the Kulturpreis of Bielefeld (1984), and a fellowship from the Villa Massimo in Rome (1985-1986).
Weiss has lived in Mallorca, Spain since 1984 and his music is published by Schott Musik.
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Weiss is archaic in his material: he shuns electronic elements and favours natural sound sources (voices, hands, feet) and employs considerable fantasy in the process of deriving sounds from objects which in their original environment have no musical function.