Reiko Fueting, born in 1970 in Königs Wusterhausen of the German Democratic Republic, studied composition and piano in Dresden, Houston, New York, and Seoul (with Jörg Herchet, Nils Vigeland, and Winfried Apel, among others). He teaches composition and music theory at Manhattan School of Music in New York. As a composer, he has appeared in numerous countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
"With my music, I am to explore the psychological nature of memory through the use of musical quotations that are treated to the processes of assimilation, integration, disintegration, and segregation (inclusion vs. exclusion) while moving freely between clear borders and gradual transitions. Therefore, memory and quotation may function as a means to reflect upon contemporary artistic, cultural, social, and political phenomena."