compositions
WAIT ! FOR A GROUP OF PERFORMERS (SINGERS !) première w/ Oslo Domkor at Ultima-Festival, Oslo (conductor: Vivianne Sydnes) Pictures DAS PIZZICATO MYSTERIUM (THE PIZZICATO MYSTERY) 2016 for string Orchestra première 25 February 2016 w/ Munich chamber Orchestra (conductor: Alexander Liebreich) Video EILAND (ISOLA). Das aufgehobene Ich 2015 for stations in the room, voices, bass clarinets and light première September 2015 w/ Neue Vocalsolisten and Fünf Klarinettisten commissioned for Theo Nabicht Mistel IV Dark Misteltoe 2014   for orchestra and moving lights première November 2014 at Rainy Days Festival, Philharmonie Luxembourg (Conductor: Emiio Pomarico) 5’ Mistel V LUX Mistel 2014   orchestra and light spaces commissioned by Philharmonie Luxembourg première November 2014 at Rainy Days Festival, Philharmonie Luxembourg (Conductor: Emiio Pomarico) 7’ Mistel I 2014 for orchestra and newscaster commissioned by Südwestrundfunk for Donaueschingen Festival dedicated to Armin Köhler première October 2014 at the Donaueschingen Festival - SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden- Baden/Freiburg - Isabelle Demey, newscaster (Conductor: Emiio Pomarico) 12’ Mistel II Gong-Mistel 2014 for orchestra commissioned by Südwestrundfunk for Donaueschingen Festival dedicated to Armin Köhler première 17 October 2014 at the Donaueschingen Festival - SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden- Baden/Freiburg (Conductor: Emiio Pomarico) 4’ Mistel III Space-Mistel 2014 for orchestra commissioned by Südwestrundfunk for Donaueschingen Festival dedicated to Armin Köhler première 19 October 2014 - SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden/Freiburg (Conductor: Francois Xavier Roth) 5’ Karl May, Raum der Wahrheit (Karl May, Space of Truth) 2014 Music theatre Libretto Marcel Beyer, Regie Manfred Weiss commissioned by Semperoper Dresden première Semperoper Dresden - w/Julian Mehne,Rainer Maria Röhr, Julian Arsenault, Julia Mintzer, Romy Petrick, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden 60’ miniatures en passent: Viscum Album 2013 Four short pieces for accordion première Cologne 2013 - w/Dorrit Bauerecker - accordion 16' Freigehege 2013 For orchestral groups, soloists, soprano/speaker, baritone, various performance sites throughout the theatre, transitions, light and mobile audience Full-length work commissioned by SWR première Freiburg 2013 – SWR Symphony Orchestra, pupils from the Paul Hindemith Primary School and the Wentzig Secondary Schools in Freiburg. Director: François-Xavier Roth out of it: Dirigent and Licht For negligent conductor, alert orchestra and light For orchestral groups, soloists, performance sites throughout the theatre, transitions, light and mobile audience Score pieces en passent: Mauersegler 2013 Audio-film remix for voices, actors, performers, horn, percussion, electro-acoustics, tram and roaming audience Commissioned by the City of Witten and WDR, with support from the Kunststiftung NRW and the Sparkasse Witten. w/ Maria Meckel and Cornelius Uhle – voice, Dominik Fornezzi – actor, Peter Bromig – horn, Thomas Meixner – percussion, et al., Axel Block/Martin Kammann – sound/set design/costume, Armin Leoni/Kaja Manenbach/ Tanja Martin – production Score Gallery Transitional pieces: Mistel Album 2012 for two celli and percussion première Bern 2012 – Trio Onyx 16' Love & Diversity 2012 Music theatre performance for small ensemble première 2012 Thessaloniki (GR) - dissonArt Ensemble 50’ Score Gallery Glück and Vergessen 2012 for cello, piano and iPhone-video Composition commissioned by the Thürmchen Ensemble première Cologne 2012 – Thürmchen Ensemble 7' Guten Tag, wie heißen Sie... 2011 Poem for horn, violin and projection première Bern 2011 w/ Noëlle-Anne Darbellay - Violine, Samuel Stoll - Horn 5-7' pieces en passent: Schwalbe 2011 Audio-film for soprano/speaker, baritone/speaker/jogger, horn, percussion/noise-makers, 1 large fog horn, “staggered” acoustic interventions/live reinforcements, lay actors on the bank and audience in motion (ship journey) Composition commissioned by the City of Witten for the Witten Festival for New Chamber Music (WDR) première Witten 2011 - w/ Maria Meckel - Sopran, Cornelius Uhle - Bariton, Thomas Meixner - Schlagzeug/Geräuschemacher, Axel Block - sound director, Martin Kammann - set designer, Armin Leoni - production, Kaya Tsangaris / Manos Tsangaris - staging Score Gallery Vivarium Reisen, Kochen, Zoo... 2011 For movement in space, voices, instruments and light Score Video Final Match 2011 For three players with reinforcement dedicated to Mauricio Kagel Score Ein Protokoll 2010 (Chronos versus Bien) For clarinet and trumpet in B-flat, trombone, percussion, cello and light aspects For the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Schloss Solitude Academy in Stuttgart. première Stuttgart 2010 – Asco-Ensemble Batsheba. Eat The History! 2008/2009 Installation opera for actors, singers, choir and orchestral meander. Text in German, English, Hebrew. Performance in three parts over two days. Composition commissioned for the 2009 Donaueschingen Festival and by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation for the Berlin version in May 2009. partial première Berlin 2009 (Teil I and II) w/ Julia Rempe, Timothy Sharp, Daniel Kirch, Kate Strong, Borjana Mateewa, Sascha Borris, Mitglieder der Staatskapelle Berlin and der Orchesterakademie der Staatskapelle Berlin and Gäste, Boris Anifantakis. Gallery Video Libretto (german and english) Tmesis 2008 (2 Blackouts) for viola and light UA Bern 2009 – Anna Spina, Viola  8' Diskrete Stücke (discreet pieces) 2007 Multi-site theatre piece. Audio-scenes for solitary; commissioned by WDR première WDR Funkhaus Wallrafplatz 2007 - w/ Géraldine-Aimée Graber - Darstellerin, Carlos Robalo - Darsteller, Jan Reichow - Violine, Jessica Rona - viola, Kate Strong - "Die Frau im Pater Noster", Francesco Agostini - actor, Dorrit Bauerecker / Florian Stadler - Akkordeon, Stephan Meier / Thomas Meixner / Carlos Tarcha - percussion, Oliver Nitsche - actor, Marlies Klumpenaar - clarinet, Christoph Thelen - horn, Truike van der Poel - mezzosoprano, Immo Schröder - baritone Score Video: Double.Doppelporträt mit Vase (double portrait with vase) Die Sonne so breit wie ein Menschenfuß 2007 Landscape drawing for moving and stationary light sources at night première Festival Rümlingen (CH) 2007 Memento (Lots Weib) 2007 Music theatre première Semperoper Dresden (kleine Szene) 2007 Botenstoffe. Orestie 2006/07 Multi-site theatre première Schauspiel Cologne 2007 Video Centralstation Vom Außen and Innen der Städte   2006 Music theater première Schauspiel Cologne 2006 Gallery Labor 2005 Four compositions for soprano and ensembles, performances, living pictures, installations and drawings; commissioned by the City of Witten for the Witten Festival for New Chamber Music (WDR) première Witten 2005 - w/ Dorrit Bauerecker, Axel Block, Renate Fuhrmann, Katharina Hagopian, Patrick Hahn, Dominik Klingberg, Frank Koellges, Anja Lais, Jaki Liebezeit, Agnes Mann, Thomas Meixner, Dirk Müller, Udo Moll, Ingrid Müller-Farny, Ivo Rose, ensemble recherche, Klangforum Wien Glück macht mutig 2004/2008 Stage music for choir with electronically processed vocal sounds and a speaker after texts from the diaries of Hans Christian Andersen Commissioned by Musica Viva at Bayerischer Rundfunk première München 2008 – w/ choir of the Bayerischer Randfunk, Lothar Zagrosek - conductor, Simon Stockhausen - sound director 34' Ich bin nur scheintot 2004/2005 For chamber choir and electronically processed vocal sounds after texts from the diaries of Hans Christian Andersen – commissioned by the Kunststiftung NRW première Schauspiel Cologne 2005 - w/ Danish National Choir and Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen 80' Video Bitte mit Bild 2004 For soprano, piano, text projection and video première  Düsseldorf 2004 – mit Maria Jonas - soprano, Pi-hsien Chen - piano, Thomas Meixner - text projection, Axel Block - programming première of the revised Version Berlin 2005 – w/ Katharina Hagopian -soprano, Pi-hsien Chen - piano, Thomas Meixner - lying prepared cello, Axel Block - programming, Manos Tsangaris - text projection, Martin Schmitz - production 32' Drei Räume Theater Suite 2004 Music theatre miniatures for spaces with limited audience capacity, theatre for a house for speakers, singers, instrumentalists and actors in ensembles of various sizes or as soloists - commissioned by Südwestrandfunk (SWR) for Donaueschinger Musiktage 2004 première Donaueschingen 2004 - w/ Dorrit Bauerecker, Markus Boysen, Pi-hsien Chen, Katharina Hagopian, Marlies Klumpenaar, Harm Meiners, Thomas Meixner, Dirk Müller, Ingrid Müller-Farny, Dagmar Ondracek, Matthias Rebstock, Chiho Takata, Petra Torky et al. Gallery Die Döner-Schaltung 2004 Music theatre miniatures for spaces with limited audience capacity, theatre for a house for speakers, singers, instrumentalists and actors in ensembles of various sizes or as soloists première Schauspiel Cologne 2004 Gallery 2 + 1 (Zwischenreich) 2004 for soprano, organ, percussion and light première Cologne 2004 - w/ Maria Jonas, Margareta Hürholz and Thomas Meixner Wieso wir das alles machen 2004 For two flutes, accordion, three helpers and light première Neue Reihe Donaueschingen 2004 - w/ Carin Levine, Katrin Zenz and Stephan Hussong Ansage 2003 for flute solo première  Hannover 2003 - w/ Astrid Schmeling 17' Hier and Hier 2003 For two players, voice, mobile light sources, radios, objects première Hamburg 2003 - w/ Hans Schüttler and Carlos Schöppner 8' Selbstleuchtende Landschaften oder: Fries / D' Fries 2002 For mobile spatial elements (pleasure grounds, pedestals, bonsai on wheels, etc.), tunable marble run, light installation and instrumental trio (viola, 2 keyboard instruments with percussion), for Andreas Gryphius' “Cardenio und Cylinde oder Unglücklich Verliebete” (Cardenio and Celinde or Unhappy Lovers”. Variable duration première Cologne 2002 – w/ ensemble members of Schauspiel Cologne Orpheus, Zwischenspiele 2002 Multi-site theatre for soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, small orchestra, projected letters, 15 actors, at least 50 extras, Fadenorgel, lift, three underground trains and light. Text: M. Ts. - commissioned by Bielefeld Theatre première Bielefeld 2002 - w/ Victoria Granland, Maria Jonas, Charles E. Maxwell, Simon Stockhausen and Bielefelder Symphoniker (Conductor: Carolin Nordmeyer) 90' Video Pt.1 Video Pt.2 Video Pt.3 Tafel N 2001 Version of Tafel 1 for any number of performers, in pairs at tables première  Grünstadt 2001 - w/ workshop members of the Leininger Gymnasiums Grünstadt (director: Silke Egeler-Wittmann) 30' RELIEF oder Die Buchstabenrevolte 2000 Spatial poem for female speaker, violin (soprano), horn in F, harmonium, sampler (soprano saxophone), non-speaking actor, stage installation, acoustic interventions, text projections and light sources; commissioned by South-West Radio (SWF) for the 2000 Donaueschingen Festival première Donaueschingen 2000 - w/Petra Torky, Freya Ritts-Kirby, Pi-hsien Chen, Franck Ollu, Simon Stockhausen and Martin Schmitz 40' I n i t i u m für Ado and Elsa Müller 2000 for two speakers, organ, registrant (with percussion) and percussion; commissioned by the Rümlingen New Music Festival 2000 première Rümlingen (CH) 2000 - w/Elsa Müller, Ado Müller, Christian Dierstein, Matthias Rebstock and Pi-hsien Chen 30' Haben Sie Zeit? 2000 For female speaker, male speaker, violin (voice), oboe (cor anglais), horn in F, harmonium and percussion. Text: Karl Valentin; commissioned by Deutschlandfunk première Cologne 2000 - w/ Hanna Schygulla, M.Ts. and Ensemble Modern (Conductor: Kaspar de Roo) 27' SCHICHTWECHSEL: Wie gehts Ihnen? 1999/2000 Spatial poem for female speaker (actor), lyrical soprano, ensemble, text projection and light. Commissioned by the NRW KULTURsekretariat première Cologne 2000, Bühnen der Stadt Köln (Halle Kalk) - w/ Petra Torky, Anna Maria Pammer and Ensemble MusikFabrik (Conductor:Jean-Marie Adrienne) 70' Glockenturm 1999/2000 For five-note chimes and light spaces; commissioned by the Katholisches Bildungswerk Cologne UA Cologne 2000, St. Agneskirche 17' Page 2