Malte Giesen studied composition/computer music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart with Marco Stroppa and Oliver Schneller, followed by further studies at the CNSM Paris with Gérard Pesson, at the HfM Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz and electroacoustic music with Wolfgang Heiniger. He was a scholarship recipient of the GdF MH Stuttgart, Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation and the Foundation of the HfM Berlin, Elsa Neumann Scholarship Berlin. He won the German Music Competition Composition 2009, the Master Course Orchestra Composition of the RSO Stuttgart 2012, the Competition New Scenes III of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 2015, the Composition Prize Carl von Ossietzky of the City of Oldenburg 2016 and the Composition Prize of the City of Stuttgart 2017. In 2018 he was selected as representative composer of Germany in the ECCO project of the ECSA General Assembly in Brussels. In 2021 he was a composition laureate of the Ernst-von-Siemens Music Foundation. He served as a lecturer for contemporary improvisation at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe and for electroacoustic music at the HfM “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. Since 2021 he is the director of the studio for electroacoustic music at the Akademie der Künste Berlin.