Kanten. Konturen for Clarinet(s) and Accordion (2018)

Instrumentation: Clarinets (1 player with Bb-Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Contrabass Clarinet -ad lib.-), Accordion Duration: ca. 13 Minutes Commissioned by Duo Stock/Wettin for the project RaumFarbKlang – Feininger now! with support by the “Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien” (Fonds zeitgenössische Musik) and the Culture Foundation of the Free State of Thuringia. WP: Jena,…

Drift [I] (The Elements in Review) for violoncello (2017)

Duration: ca. 14-16 Minutes Commissioned by Matthias Lorenz with kind support of Kunstraum geh8 (Dresden) WP: Dresden, 24.11.2017 (Matthias Lorenz) Further performances: Oldenburg 26.11.2107, Bremerhaven 27.11.2017, Berlin 6.11.2018, Prague 8.11.2018 (Czech premiere), Bremerhaven 30.6.2019, Oldenburg 1.7.2019, Dresden 4.7.2019 Publisher: Schott music Introduction (North polar ice drift. Source: Wikimedia commons) Linguistics has adopted the concept of…

Menschen am Sonntag (Music for the silent movie by Robert Siodmak) (2016)

Instrumentation: Contrabass Clarinet, Contra Bass Duration ca. 1 h. 15 min. Commissioned by Freunde und Förderer der Villa Concordia Bamberg e.V. and Lichtspielfreunde Bamberg e.V. Created together with Theo Nabicht and John Eckhardt based on several improvisational workshops and sessions WP: 25.5.2016, Lichtspiel Bamberg

Streichquartett [A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man in a Three-Piece Suit] (2015)

Duration: ca. 19′ Publisher: Schott Music Commissioned by the Sonar Quartet with support of the State of Brandenburg through an artist’s residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf WP: Berlin, Dec. 18, 2015 (Sonar quartet) Introduction: The supposed perfection of the string quartet as instrumental combination turned out, to me, as a chimera on closer inspection. On the…

before I sleep for chamber ensemble (2014)

Instrumentation: Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (2), Guitar, Violoncello, Piano Duration: ca. 13′ Publisher: Schott Music WP: 19.11.2014, Wien, Semperdepot (Festival Wien Modern) Ensemble ascolta Enno Poppe, conductor GP: 22.5.2015, Rheinsberg (Pfingstwerkstatt), Ensemble ascolta/Steffen Tast Further performances: 16.6.2015, Rottweil (Ars nova-Reihe des SWR), Ensemble ascolta/Hartmut Keil 8.11.2015, Stuttgart (Festival Lachenmann-Perspektiven), Ensemble ascolta/Steffen Tast Radio broadcast: 14.10.2015, SWR…

Südseetulpen (Operetta in two acts) (2012-14)

Libretto: Constantin von Castenstein Commissioned by: Theatre Chemnitz Publisher: Schott Music WP: Chemnitz, 14.1.2017 Direction: Robert Lehmeier Stage: Tom Musch Conductor: Ekkehard Klemm Main cast Pandora/Das Glück (Mezzosoprano) Lady Margaret Hamilton (Alto) John Blunt (Tenor) George Caswall (Baritone) Sir Robert Harley/Peter Stuyvesant (Bass(baritone) Additional parts Der Zufall/Queen Anne/Mrs Hutchinson/Ms. Antje/Königin Amalie (Soprano) Zollbeamter Smith/Sir Isaac…

Sonett for mixed choir and solo bassoon (2012-13)

Texts: Francesco Petrarca, Martin Opitz Line-up: Bassoon Choir SSAATTBB (2-4 per part) Duration: ca. 13′ Publisher: Schott Music WP: 23./24.11.2013, Bad Ems/Koblenz, Collegium Vocale Koblenz, Nikolaus Maler (Bassoon), conductor: Manfred Faig Commissioned by Collegium Vocale Koblenz e.V. Introduction Sonett is based on two fundamental compositional ideas: Firstly, solo instrument and choir should be merged to…

Dob és tánc for piano (2011/12)

Besetzung: Piano Duration: ca. 5‘ Publisher: Schott Music WP: 19.6.2012, New York, The Julliard’s School Paul Hall Michael Brown, piano Video on Youtube Introduction   Dob és tánc (Drum and Dance) is the title of a famous poem by the Hungarian writer Sándor Weöres. The beginning of this poem („csönd béke“) with its elastic rhythm…

volapük (version for large orchestra) (2011-12)

Instrumentation: 3(+Picc+Afl)–2–EH-2-Basskl-3(+Kfg), 4-2-3-Tuba, Pk, Schlz (2-3), Hf, Str. (min. 10-8-6-6-4) Duration: ca. 7‘ Verlag: Schott Music WP: 9.10.2014, Ljubljana, Slowenia (RTVO-Sinfonieorchester, Ltg.: En Shao) Commissioned by ONE – An Orchestra Network for Europe (Orchestre de Picardie, Jenaer Philharmonie, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, RTV Simfoničniorkester Ljubljana, Filharmonia Ślaska Katowice) as part of the Mont Blanc Symphony Further…

Brummen. Kreiseln for accordion with choral top (2011)

Instrumentation: Accordion and choral top (1 player) Duration: ca. 5‘ WP: 4.11.2011, Klangwerkstatt Berlin (Susanne Stock) Further performances: a.o. Weimar 17.11.2012, Heinrichsruh 24.11.2012, Brandenburg/Havel 20.3.2013, Berlin 7.5.2013, München 8.6.2013, Dresden 12.3.2017 Introduction: A partly improvisational duet for one player in space notation where the sounds of the accordion are combined with the spinning noise and…

volapük (version for reduced orchestra) (2011-12)

Instrumentation: 2(+Picc)–2(+EH)-2-2(+Kfg), 2-2-0-0, Timp, Perc( 1-2), Str. (min. 8-6-4-4-2) Duration: ca. 7‘ Verlag: Schott Music WP: 10.10.2014, Amiens (Orchestre de Picardie, Edmon Colomer) Further performances: 11.10.2014, Compiègne 12.10.2014, Laon 26.2.2015, Zilina Commissioned by ONE – An Orchestra Network for Europe (Orchestre de Picardie, Jenaer Philharmonie, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, RTV Simfoničniorkester Ljubljana, Filharmonia Ślaska Katowice) as…

nach Hause for 3 dancers and 3 instrumentalists (2010)

Choreographer: Martin Nachbar Instrumentation: 3 dancers, 3 melodic instruments Verlag: Schott Music Dauer: 45-55′ Supported with funds by the Berlin Capital Cultural Fund and the Arts Endowment of the State of North Rhine-Westfalia UA: October 7, 2010, Berlin (Sophiensaele) Emma Wilson, Ehud Darash, Rodrigo Sobarzo, Dancers Anubis-Trio (Sascha Friedl, Flutes – Theo Nabicht, Contrabass Clarinet/Soprano…

vergehn wie Rauch for choir and optional brass quartet (2010-11)

Instrumentation: Choir SSAATTBB (every voice partly divided into two; 2 or 4 singers per voice, i.e. 16 or 32 altogether) Brass quartet (optional) Trumpet in Bb Horn in F Trombone Tuba Duration: ca. 16 Min. (a cappella-Version: ca. 15 Min.) Publisher: Schott Music Commissioned by the RIAS Chamber Choir FP: Berlin, 21.10.2011 RIAS-Chamber Choir, Conductor:…

Performances/Radio broadcasts

Baba Yaga. Tour de force in 125 Takten UA der revidierten Fassung 12.5.2019, 18 Uhr, Aula des Johanneums zu Lübeck 26.5.2019, 13 Uhr, Hohes Arsenal Rendsburg (Orchestrale/Landesorchesterwettbewerb) 4.6.2019, 19 Uhr, Aula des Johanneums zu LübeckLübeck Sinfonieorchester des Johanneums zu Lübeck Gernot Maetzel, Dirigent Drift [I] für Violoncello solo 30.6. 11.00 Bremerhaven 1.7. 20.00 Oldenburg Wilhelm13…

Blindflug for Orchestra with solo Trautonium (2009/10)

Orchestration: 2 (Picc)-2-1-Bcl-Asax-2, 2-2-1-Tuba, Timp, Perc (3), Acc, Traut, Strings Duration: ca. 12‘ Publisher: Schott Music Commissioned by the Music School of Berlin-Marzahn-Hellersdorf WP: Oct 3, 2010, Berlin (Philharmonie) Orchestra of the Music School of Berlin-Marzahn-Hellersdorf Christina Dietrich, Trautonium Jobst Liebrecht, conductor Introduction: The trautonium is one of the „big misteries“ in the music history….

Landscape With Deserted House for Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Harp, Percussion and Piano (2010)

Instrumentation: bass flute, bass clarinet, harp, piano and percussion Duration: ca. 13-14‘ Publisher: Schott Music Commissioned by the Ensemble Adapter with funds of the Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung WP: June 13, 2010, Reykjavik (Iceland) Ensemble Adapter Further performances: July 10, 2010, Time of Music Festival Viitasaari (Finnish premiere) Sept 10, 2010, Nordic Music Days Copenhagen (Danish premiere) Sept…

Camaieu for Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Horn and Percussion (2009)

Duration: ca. 12-13‘ Publisher: Schott Music (in preparation) Commissioned by Spektrum Villa Musica/New Music Network, a project of the German Federal Endowment for the Arts WP: May 8, 2010 Herrenhaus Edenkoben Ensemble Interface, cond.: Scott Voyles Further performances: May 7, 2010, Montabaur (preliminary performance) May 9, 2010, Villa Musica Mainz Introduction: A camaieu is a…

Lectures

Das deutsche Finnland 1918 Präsentation meiner deutschen Übersetzung von Marjaliisa und Seppo Hentilä “Saksalainen Suomi 1918” mit den Autoren 8.10.2018 Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften Berlin Uudissanojen vakiintumisen edellytyksiä ja esteitä musiikkisanastossa (Zu Voraussetzungen und Hindernissen bei der Verstetigung von Neologismen in der finnischen Musiksprache) 2.5.2018, International Fenno-Ugric Students’ Conference, Tartu Music as a Cornerstone of…

Werkreihe “Obstructions”

Obstructions-Serie Angeregt durch die Beschäftigung mit Texten von Autoren der OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle/Werkstatt für potentielle Literatur), etwa Raymond Queneaus Stilübungen, aber auch durch Filme wie Lars von Triers The Five Obstructions, habe ich begonnen, eine Reihe von Kompositionen zu konzipieren, die – über die Regulative von purer Materialorganisation hinausgehend – jeweils einer oder…

Recently published scores

Drift [I] (The Elements in Review) for violoncello will soon be published by Schott Music Kanten. Konturen for clarinet and accordion will soon be published by Schott Music Sonett for bassoon and choir will soon be published by Schott Music

Past performances (selection)

Drift (I): The Elements in Review für Violoncello solo Uraufführung am 24.11.2017, 20 Uhr, geh8 Dresden Matthias Lorenz, Violoncello 12.3.2017, 11 Uhr, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden Porträtkonzert in der Reihe “Komponisten zum Frühstück” Sumpfgesang für Flöte/Baßflöte, Baßklarinette und Streichtrio hidden tracks für Akkordeon Drohungen für Klarinette/Baßklarinette, Violine und Violoncello Maverick II (murmuring) – UA der Version…

maverick II [murmuring] for bass flute (2009)

Instrumentation: subcontrabass flute (or contrabass flute or bass flute) Duration: ca. 12 minutes Publisher: Schott Music (in preparation) Commissioned by the Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik with support from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation WP: May 1, 2010, Weimar (Carin Levine) Further performances: May 3, 2010, Würzburg Introduction: maverick II [murmuring] is the second…

hidden tracks for accordion (2008-09)

Duration: ca. 15‘ Publisher: Schott Music WP: March 7, 2009, Heinrichsruh (Susanne Stock) Introduction: The title hidden tracks is amibiguous. First of all, the piece is almost throughout imagined as „multi-track“, with layers (in the sense of sound tracks) that partly overlay each other, partly suddenly appear from the background. The composition deals with „hidden“…

dull roots & spring rain for woodwind trio (2008)

Instrumentation: Flute/Bass Flute, Oboe, Bassoon (or Clarinet, Oboe and Basson/or Flute, Oboe and Bass Clarinet) Duration: ca. 10‘ Publisher: Schott Music WP: August 10, 2008, Volkenroda (Aeolian Trio) WP (Version for Trio d’anches): June 2, 2009, Berlin (Erich Wagner, Clarinet – Birgit Schmieder, Oboe – Stefan Siebert, Bassoon) WP (Version with bass clarinet): Feb 7,…

maverick I [noise] for contrabass clarinet or bass clarinet (2008)

Duration: 9‘ Publisher: Schott Music FP: August 24, 2008, Ahrenshoop (Theo Nabicht) Further performances: Dec 13, 2008, Ratzdorf, “Kajüte” July 30, 2013, Bamberg April 22, 2018, Tolstefanz April 24, 2018, Berlin Radio broadcast: May 25, 2009, Nordwestradio (Radio Bremen), musica nova Jan 26, 2011, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg CD: edition zeitklang (Theo Nabicht) Introduction: maverick I [noise]…

holzschnitt for 14 strings (2008)

Instrumentation: Strings (4-4-3-2-1) Duration: ca. 11‘ Publisher: Schott Music FP: Jan 25, 2009, Berlin (UltraSchall-Festival) Ensemble Resonanz, cond.: Jonathan Stockhammer Further performances: Oct 10, 2010, Dresden Nov 18, 2011, Amsterdam (Dutch Premiere, Ensemble Resonanz/Peter Rundel) May 10, 2014, Nürnberg May 11, 2014, Bamberg Radio broadcasts: Jan 25, 2009, DeutschlandRadio Kultur Nov 18, 2011, Nederlands Radio…

Sumpfgesang flute, baritone saxophone/bass clar. and string trio (2007, rev. 2008)

Instrumentation: Flute (doubling Bass flute), Baritone Saxophone (or Bass Clarinet), Violin, Viola, Violoncello Duration: ca. 10‘ Publisher: Schott Music FP: Jan 31, 2008, Munich FP (revised version): Jan 28, 2012, Düsseldorf, notabu Ensemble/Mark-Andreas Schlingensiepen Further performances: Detmold 25.9.2013 Marienmünster 20.10.2013 Winterthur 10.5.2014 (Swiss premiere), Ensemble Horizonte, Dir. Jörg-Peter Mittmann) Bern 11.5.2014 Dresden 12.3.2017 Commissioned by…

achteinhalb for ensemble (without percussion) (2007)

Instrumentation: Flute (doubling Picc.), Oboe (dbl. E.H.), Clarinet in Bb (dbl. Bass Cl.), Bassoon (dbl. Cbsn.), Tuba or Trombone, Accordion, Piano, Violin, Violoncello, Contrabass Duration: 8‘30‘‘ Publisher: Schott Music FP: Oct. 4, 2007, Dresden (ensemble courage, Cond.: Titus Engel) Commissioned by the Europäische Zentrum der Künste Hellerau, celebrating the 10-year-anniversary of the ensemble courage (Dresden)…

entschlackt [Piece in Two Parts] for Oboe, Trumpet, Cello and Piano (2006-07)

Duration: ca. 10‘ Commissioned by the City of Munich for the KLANGSPUREN PLUS concert series of the Munich Biennale Publisher: Schott Music FP: April 18, 2007, Munich (Stefan Schilli, Ob – Luis Groß, Trp – Mathis Mayr, Vc – Siegfried Mauser, Pno) Further performances: Nov 26, 2010, Berlin (Konzerthaus) Dec 3, 2011, Dresden CD: WERGO…

Klar/Obskur for oboe, bassoon and piano (2006)

WP: Hamburg, Sept. 14, 2006 (Trio Poulenc) Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 10 Minutes Commissioned by the Trio Poulenc with support by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Introduction: The chiaroscuro-technique developed by painters of the Italian renaissance served to intensify contrasts and effects of optical depth. In Klar/Obskur, I tried to transfer the general idea of…

Anfänge/Netze (Malbork II) for flute, clarinet, string trio and piano (2006)

Instrumentation: Flute (doubling Picc., Bass fl.), Clarinet in Bb (doubling Cl. in A and Eb), Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano Duration: ca. 17‘ Publisher: Schott Music Commissioned by the Senate of Berlin FP: 3.11.2007, Berlin (Modern Art Sextet) Further performances:  23.11.2009, Konzerthaus Berlin 15.6.2011, Nikolassaal Potsdam 2.12.2011, Kulturrathaus Dresden 12.3.2014, Villa Concordia Bamberg (Ensemble musikfabrik, Ltg.:…

Abgesang (Dafne-Fragment) for mezzosoprano, violin, viola and percussion (2005)

Text: Martin Opitz, Auf den Abschied einer edelen Jungfrawen (ca. 1624) Instrumentation: 2 (Mezzo)Sopranos (or Sopran and Clarinet), Violin, Viola, Percussion (1 Player) Publishing: Schott Music Duration: ca. 5′ FP: July 15, 2005, Ligerz/Schweiz Further performances: April 12, 2006, Heidelberg (Festival Heidelberger Frühling), ensemble courage, Cond.: Titus Engel – German premiere – CD: WERGO Introduction:…

Dafne (Tragikomödie in einem Akt) (2005)

(Libretto: Benjamin Schweitzer based on Martin Opitz‘ „Dafne“ (1627) Instrumentation: Dafne ([Mezzo]Soprano), Venus (Soprano), Cupido ([Mezzo]Soprano), Apollo (Baritone), Ovid (Speaker) Ensemble: 1 (Picc/Bassfl)-0-Bkl(Tsax)-0, Zink*-0-0-1-0, Timp.Perc (1 Sp.), Chitarrone*, Strings 1-0-1-1-1 *Zink may be replaced by trumpet in C / Chitarrone may be replaced by harp Commissioned by the Konzerthaus Berlin Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca….

Drohungen for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Violin and Cello (2004)

Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 14 minutes Commissioned by the Phorminx-Ensemble for their project “Max Beckmann/Apokalypse” FP: Wiesbaden, 14.1.2005 Ensemble Phorminx CD: WERGO/edition neue zeitschrift für musik (Ensemble Phorminx) Further performances: 26.2.2005, Goch, Museum Goch 28.2.2005, Tübingen, Neue Musik im Sudhaus 5.4.2005, Heidelberg, Kurpfälzisches Museum (Heidelberger Frühling Festival) 22.4.2005, Darmstadt, Akademie für Tonkunst 25.9.2005, Ravensburg…

flekkicht for baroque orchestra (2004)

Instrumentation: 2 Fl (2.+Picc) 2 Ob (2.+Ob da caccia) Bs 2 Hr Hpscd (Lute ad lib.) Strings 4-4-2-2-1 Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 14 minutes FP: Lucerne Festival, 27.8.2005 (Freiburger Barockorchester) Further performances: 03.09.2005, Erlangen (German Premiere) 05.09.2005, Berlin, Philharmonie (Berliner Festspiele) 16.10.2005, Dortmund (Konzerthaus) 18.11.2005, Huddersfield Festival (English Premiere) Radio broadcasts: a.o. Hessischer Rundfunk,…

anordnen/verschieben (A Chamber Ballet) (2004)

Choreographer: Martin Nachbar Instrumentation: 1 woodwind instrument (flute or clarinet), 1 brass instrument (french horn, trumpet or trombone), 1 percussionist, 2 string instruments (viola or violoncello and double bass) Three Dancers Publisher: Schott Music Duration: 29 Minutes FP: Dresden 7.10.2004 Further performances: Chemnitz 10.10.04 (voxxx) Leipzig 15.10.04 (Baumwollspinnerei) Commissioned by the Saxonian Music Council Introduction:…

Zeitlupen (A Little Collage on Football) for baritone and piano (2003)

for singer/actor (baritone) and piano (with additional instruments) (2003) Commissioned by Moritz Eggert and the Bavarian Academy of the Fine Arts Duration: ca. 10′ Publisher: Schott Music WP: München, Oct 16, 2003 (Thomas Bauer, Baritone/Moritz Eggert, Piano) Further performances: June 30, 2006, Regensburg Nov 30, 2009, Kassel Introduction: Football (resp. soccer) has been fascinating for…

Malbork I for flute, clarinet, string trio and piano (2002/03)

Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 11′ FP: Aug 31, Weikersheim (Students of the Jeunesse Moderne Chamber Music Masterclass, Cond.: Benjamin Schweitzer) Further performances: Sep 2, 2003, Munich (Carl-Orff-Hall) Feb 4, 2005, Berlin (Konzerthaus) Apr 15, 2005, Rottenburg/Neckar (”Ars Nova” series of the SWR) Mar 25, 2006, Munich (ensemble piano possibile, Cond.: Christian Günther) Apr 22,…

Informationen über Bartleby – Short Opera in 11 Stages (2003)

(Libretto by Benjamin Schweitzer and Norbert Lange based on the novel by Herman Melville) Instrumentation: 4 Soloists (mezzo-soprano, alto or bass-baritone, baritone, speaker) Ensemble: 0-1(CA)-1(Bcl)-0, 0-0-1-0, Perc (1), Acc, 0-0-1-1 Commissioned by: European Centre for the Arts Hellerau (Dresden) Publisher: Schott Music, Mainz Duration: ca. 11′ FP: 30.9./1.10. 2004, Dresden (Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik)…

Pop Goes the Weasel for violin solo (2002)

Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 11′ FP: Sep 26, 2002, Berlin (Ekkehard Windrich) Further performances: April 4, 2003, Stein am Rhein (Swiss premiere, Ekkehard Windrich) June 3, 2015, Tirana/Albania (Albanian premiere, Ekkehard Windrich) Introduction: 1. “Sarasate, whose first concert I missed, performed Mendelssohn’s Violin concerto last Saturday. Personally, I would have been all right with…

Pits & Pendulums for bassoon and tape (2002)

Instrumentation: bassoon, 4-channel-tape Duration: 13′30 FP: Chemnitz, 16.10.03 (Thomas Eberhardt, Bassoon) Further performances: Leipzig, 17.Oct. 2003 Dresden, Sept. 28, 2005 Introduction: Pits & Pendulums was composed in the studio for electronic music of the Dresden Music Academy, supported by a grant of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. While examinating the vast…

Schärfe. Schatten for woodwind quintet and piano (2001-02, rev. 2008)

Instrumentation: Fl/Picc., Oboe, Clar./Eb-Clar., Bs, Hr, Pno Duration: ca. 8′ (I. Tempo molto moderato ca. 5′, II. Zügig ca. 3′) Commissioned by the Cultural Foundation of Hamburg for an ensemble formed by Nele Lamersdorf, Dina Heidinger, Johann-Peter Taferner, Anne Polster, Judith Hogan, and Simon Bode Publisher: Schott Music FP (1st movement): 19.5.2002, Erlangen FP (Revised…

unplugged. unperfumed for chamber ensemble (with alto voice) (2001)

Instrumentation: Alto voice, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (2 players), Piano, Viola, Contrabass Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 12′ WP: October 4, 2005, London, Royal Academy of Music (Students of the Leipzig and Dresden Music Academies), Cond.: Titus Engel (Part of the „Saxony in UK“ Project) Introduction: unplugged. unperfumed was written during a stay…

spätes Früh for three baritones and ensemble (2001)

Text: Gösta Neuwirth Instrumentation: 3 Bar, Fl, Perc (2), Pno, Vl, Va, Vc, Cb Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 13′ Commissioned by Roland Hermann and the Ministry for Science, Research and Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg. Dedicated to Roland Hermann for his 65th birthday. FP: 1.11.2001, Berlin (nonpublic), 8.4.2002, Karlsruhe (Roland Hermann/Locky Chung/Herman Wallén,…

Sonatine for cello solo (2000)

…en forme de quatres petites hommages: I. (á J.S.Bach?) II. (á G. Scelsi) III. (á B.A.Zimmermann) IV. (á G.Ligeti) Publisher: Currently unpublished. Score is available for free, please contact me by e-mail. Duration: 5′30” Difficulty: middle – advanced Special techniques: Quarter tones, rapid change between different bowing techniques, artificial harmonics FP: 17.11.2000 Lübeck (I/IV, Tobias…

Kesä ja talvi (Summer and Winter) for baritone and piano (2000/01)

Five songs after poems by Veijo Meri (2000/01) Publisher: Ms. Duration: ca. 10′ Commissioned by the Aue-Foundation, Helsinki/Finnland WP: (Nr. 1-4) Nov 2, 2000, Helsinki (Herman Wallén, Benjamin Schweitzer), WP: (complete cycle) Sept 20, 2001, Graz (Herman Wallén, Kanako Nakagawa) Further performances: Nov 18, 2004, New York, Manhattan School of Music (US premiere, Matthias Vieweg/Reiko…

Jakob von Gunten (1996-98)

Chamber Opera based on the novel of Robert Walser (Libretto by the Composer) Publisher: Schott Music Characters Jakob von Gunten (baritone) Herr Benjamenta (bass baritone) Fräulein Lisa Benjamenta (mezzo soprano) Kraus (bass baritone) Johann von Gunten (tenor) Speaker/Actor The Pupils (Choir): Heinrich (mezzo soprano) Schacht (alto) Schilinski (tenor) Peter (tenor) Hans (bass) Fuchs (bass) Tremala…

Introduktion und Lichtspielszene (1999, rev. 2005-06)

Instrumentation: 3 (3. + Picc)–2–CA-2-Basscl-2, 4-2-2-Tuba/Bass tromb., Pk, Schlz (min. 2 players), Strings (min. 10-8-6-6-4) Duration: ca. 13‘ Publisher: Schott Music FP: Nov 17, 2006, Frankfurt/Main, HR Symphony Orchestra, Cond.: Peter Ruzicka FP (first version of 1999): Sept. 28, 2000, St. Petri Lübeck (Orchestras of the Gymnasium Johanneum zu Lübeck and the St.Istvan-Gymnasium Budapest, Cond.:…

Karhunlaulu (Bärenlied) for cello duo (1999)

Publisher: Ms. Duration: ca. 4 Minutes FP: Dresden 1999 Difficulty: for (advanced) beginners (1st and 4th position), both parts equally demanding Special techniques: easy natural harmonics, pizzicato-glissando Introduction: Karhunlaulu (Bärenlied) is a friendly melodic piece in 2/4 with a somewhat clumsy accompaniment and a slightly melancholic middle section in 3/8.

Studies on Pits & Pendulums for two-channel tape (1999)

Duration: 8′ (#1: 5′, #2: 3′) FP: 18.5.1999, Helsinki Further performances: Jun 18, 2003, Dresden (German premiere) Apr 27, 2006, Magdeburg Radio broadcast: SFB 15.4.2002 (#2), MDR 3.4.03 Introduction: Studies on Pits and Pendulums was produced in the SACMUS-Studio of the Sibelius academy. The two movements, which are actually skteches for the project Pits &…

Palimpsest for piano (1998, rev. 1999)

Publisher: Ms. Duration: ca. 5′- ca. 14′ FP: April 26, 1998, Dresden (Sibylle Wolf), FP: (revised version) March 15, 1999, Helsinki (Benjamin Schweitzer) Further performances: May 6, 1998, Dresden Oct 22, 2002, Berlin Oct 24, 2002, Berlin Feb 23, 2003, Basel (Swiss premiere, C.R. Hirschfeld) April 4, 2003, Stein am Rhein June 3, 2003, Berlin…

Marraskuu (November) for violin, cello and piano (1998, rev. 2004)

Publisher: Schott Music Duration: 23′ FP: November 19, 1999, Balingen (Trio Présence) FP of the revised version: December 2, 2008, Berlin (Trio Fibonacci) Further performances: November 24, 1999, Oldenburg/Lower Saxony November 25, 2010, Bamberg November 26, 2010, Munich November 28, 2010, Dresden November 30, 2010, Berlin June 18, 2013, Dresden June 21, 2013, Leipzig June…

Baba Yaga (Tour de force in 125 Takten) für Orchester (1996/2019)

Besetzung: Picc-2-1(2. Ob optional)-2-Bkl(oder BarSax)-2, 4-2-3-0, Pk, Schl. (3), Str. (min. 8-6-6-6-2, Celli geteilt) Dauer: ca. 7 Minuten Verlag: Schott Music (in Vorbereitung) Auftragswerk des Vereins der Freunde und Förderer des Gymnasiums Johanneum zu Lübeck, Abteilung Musik zum 125. Jubiläum des Gymnasiums Johanneum zu Lübeck UA: Venedig, 24.4.1997 (Sinfonieorchester des Johanneums zu Lübeck/Heinz Arlt) UA…

Palimpsest II for any wind instrument, any string instrument and one percussionist (1998)

for any wind instrument, any string instrument and one percussionist Publisher: Ms. (performance material upon request) Duration: ca. 7′-ca. 14′ Difficulty: requires ability to work with graphic notation. Also in frequent use for improvisation lectures at music conservatories FP: September 11, 1998, Dresden (Malte Burba, Trumpet, Johannes Prappacher, Viola, Albrecht Riermeier, Percussion) Further Performances: Mar…

Am Wegesrand für Violoncello solo (1998)

Publisher: Ms. (score upon request) Duration: ca. 9′ FP: October 12, 1998, Leipzig (Juliane Gilbert) Further performances: Dec 11, 1999, Dresden May 13, 2000, Dresden Sept 15, 2001, Annaberg Sept 19, 2001, Frankfurt/Main (Matthias Lorenz) Nov 21, 2003, Berlin July 20, 2005, Würzburg (Graham Waterhouse) Jan 30, 2009, Dresden Sept 10, 2011, Leipzig (Marika Gejrot)…

Und ging for baritone, narrator, violin, horn and percussion (1997)

Semi-scenic collage based on texts by Robert Walser and Carl Seelig I. Zeit (Walser, from Saite und Sehnsucht, ca. 1900) II. 26.7.1936 (Seelig, from Wanderungen mit Robert Walser) III. Beschaulichkeit (Walser, ca. 1930) IV. aus Jakob von Gunten (Walser, 1908) V. Intermezzo I VI. 16.5.1943 (Seelig, from Wanderungen) VII. Müdigkeit (Walser, from the 1909 collection)…

Tractus for two-channel tape (1997)

Duration: 8′ FP: Nov 12, 1997, Dresden Further performances: a.o. Nov 13, 1998, Helsinki (Finnish premiere) Introduction: The word ‘Tractus’ is of Latin origin, meaning an ‘even, permanent motion’. The composition is based on a permanent structure, consisting of thirteen overlapping layers which are related to prime numbers between 5 and 47. This structure is…

Für Fagott, Violoncell und Pianoforte (1996)

I. Nausea II. Nenia Instrumentation: Bassoon, Cello, Piano Duration: ca. 13′ (I. ca. 8′, II. ca. 5′) Publisher: Schott Music FP: May 23, 1996, Dresden (Thomas Eberhardt, Juliane Gilbert, Benjamin Schweitzer) Further performances: July 2, 1997, Detmold June 22, 1998, Teplice (Czech premiere) June 24, 1998, Dresden Jan 29, 1999, Leipzig Introduction: Nausea (lat., seasickness,…

Décontenance – Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra (1994/95)

Instrumentation: Pno solo, 1(Picc)-1(CA)-1(Basscl)-1, 1-1-1-0, Timp/Perc (2), 1-0-1-1-1 Publisher: Ms. Duration: ca. 15′ FP: Oct 7, 1996, Dresden (10th Dresden contemporary music festival: Claudia Cassier, Pno/Ensemble Musica Temporale, Cond.: Christian Münch) Radio broadcastMDR CD: Docu-CD “9th & 10th Dresden contemporary music festival” Further radio broadcasts: BR 18.2.2002, Radio DRS 27.2.2002, SFB 15.4.2002 Introduction: Décontenance –…

Prospero for violin and piano (1994)

Publisher: Ms. (performance material upon request) Duration: ca. 7′ FP: May 18, 1995, Dresden (Gesine Kalbhenn, Daniel Heyne) Further performances: June 18, 1996, Teplice (Czech premiere) June 20, 1996, Dresden Dec 6, 1997, Dresden Nov 4, 1998, Dresden May 9, 1999, Helsinki (Finnish premiere, Kristin Deeken/Benjamin Schweitzer) Jan 17, 2000, Munich April 19, 2001, Weimar…

Danse macabre for string orchestra and percussion (1993/94)

Instrumentation: 2 Perc-solo, Str.: 4-4-3-3-1 Publisher: Ms. Duration: ca. 13′ FP: March 5, 1995, Lübeck (Lübeck Youth Orchestra, Wieland Welzel, Maximilian Marcoll, Perc, Cond.: Roberto Frontini) Further performances: Mar 4, 1998, Leipzig (Chamber orchestra of the MDR, Cond.: Peter Hirsch) Sep 7, 2003, Görlitz (Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie/Eckehard Stier) Radio broadcast MDR Introduction: Danse macabre is…

O Zorn für for flute, piano and percussion (1991, rev. 2001)

Verlag: Ms. (Noten auf Anfrage vom Komponisten) Duration: 5′ FP: April 17, 1992, Weikersheim (Andrea Ikker, Christian Köhn, Cornelia Monske) FP: (revised version) Sept 6, 2001, Trossingen (participants of the German Music Council’s chamber music masterclass, cond.: Benjamin Schweitzer) Further performances: Nov 27, 2003, Ljubljana (Slovenian premiere) Introduction: O Zorn – Rhythmische Studie, one of…

An Zimmern for baritone, flute and piano (1990, rev. 2007)

Text: Friedrich Hölderlin Publisher: Schott Music Duration: ca. 4′ FP:January 4, 1991, Weikersheim (Hans-Christian Ziegler, Stephanie Hamburger, Nicole Winter) FP: (revised version) Nov 17, 2007, Lubeck (Dieter Müller-Jacobsen baritone, Anne Beer, flute, Matthias Lassen, piano) Further performances: May 25, 2007, Hamburg, Forum Neuer Musik (St. Christian’s Church) June 18, 2010, Kiel, Landesbibliothek Introduction: An Zimmern…