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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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,…

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…

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…