Pohlit, born in Heidelberg in 1976, studied musical composition
and theory of music in Saarbrücken, Basel, Lyon, Karlsruhe and Istanbul.
He has been teaching theory of music at the Karlsruhe International
Academy for musical Education and partly at the Karlsruhe University
of Music since 2005. Private oriental and ethno-musicological studies,
motivated by an approach to Islam, have been complemented by numerous
sojourns and studies in the Middle-East. The study of the Ottoman
court tradition, based on an active exchange with contemporary Turkish
musical life, has been of greatest influence for his artistic development.
As an expression of his own cultural double identity, his works
aim at reuniting Occidental and Middle-Eastern traditions that both
refer to Greek antiquity.