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Upcoming 2016

August 2016: Artistic Leader and composer for the annual Lautstark and Lautstärker Composition Camp as part of the Klangspuren Festival. Imsterberg. (AUSTRIA)

July 2016: Leading workshops for a new composition for Tyalgum to be performed at the Tyalgum Festival later in September. (AUSTRALIA)

June 2016: Performance of "Glockenflügel" commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the opening in Wismar on 17th June. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of "Wendengesang- leaving heart" commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on 25th June. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of participatory project "Wenden und Drehen" on 25th June, commissioned by Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of the participatory opera, "GAACH- a sort of Folk Opera" as part of the Munich Biennale 2016 (GERMANY)

May 2016: Leading improvisation workshops during the Easter Festival of the Rheinsburg Akademie. (GERMANY)

April 2016: Leading workshops in Schools and at the North-West University of Potchefstrom- Music Department. (SOUTH AFRICA)

April 2016: Presenting "We are all stars" by Chris Wainwright in collaboration with Cathy Milliken at Nihonbashi Institute for contemporary Arts, Tokyo, 4-14th April. (JAPAN)

March 2016: Performance of "Earth Plays" at Adelaide Festival/Tectonics. (AUSTRALIA)

March 2016: appearing at the Armory, New York, as speaker in Louis Andriessens opera "De Materie" with ICE Ensemble and Peter Rundel, directed by Heiner Goebbels. (U.S.A.)

February 2016: presenting: Klangspuren-Lautstark and Lautstärker at the Symposium for"The Art of Music Education" , Hamburg /Körberstiftung. see Composition 2013- "Augenblicke". (GERMANY)

Here a quick review of projects and compositions in 2015.

The collaborative opera "Comfort Ye" won the RESEO/YAMA Award for the best opera for young audiences.

Recording and Broadcasting of Metamorphoses (Five Step) for String Quintet for the Radio Play Metamorphoses by Florian Goldberg and Heike Tauch.

Performance of the Innsbruck theme song (Insbruck Stadtlied) for the Childrens Olympics opening in Innsbruck January 2016- Artistic Leaders, Cathy Milliken, Christoph W. Bauer.

Led the annual Lautstark and Lautstärker Composition Camp as part of the Klangspuren Festival.

Led "We are all Stars", a production by Future Labo in collaboration with Chris Wainwright for Kamaishi, Tohoku.

December 2015: Earth Plays I-IV. Premiere of orchestral work commissioned by Musica Viva for the Bayrischer Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester.

2016

  • Glockenflügel (Wismar Soundscapes)

    For Brass Ensemble (2 Tp, 2 Hr, 2 Trom, 1 Bass Trom)and Tape . A Fanfare for the opening of the Festspiele Mecklenburg -Pommern.
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  • POLLOK

    for Ensemble (Fl,Cl,String Quintet,2 Percussion, Piano).

2015

  • Five Step

    Composition is for String Quintet, commissioned by Deutschlandfunk for the radio play Metamorphosen and for the ensemble of the same name. Text by Floran Goldberg, directed by Heike Tauch.Recorded by musicians from the Deutsche Oper and produced by Sabine Küchler/Deutschland Radio
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  • Picasso and Words

    A composition for voices commissioned by the Neue Vocalsolisten. High soprano, soprano, tenor, baritone, bass.

2014

  • Shifrorl

    Chamber music commissioned by Decibel Ensemble as part of their "After Julia" Project. First performance by Deciebal (Musical dDrector - Cat Hope)on 8.11.2014 at Eugene Goossens Hall in Ultimo, Sydney.

2013

  • Augenblicke

    for mixed ensemble, elastic scoring and variable line-up - for school students with fundamental instrumental skills. New revised version. Premiere: Lautstark Klangspuren Festival, Austria

  • Uh Oh!

    Uh Oh! for Bassoon Quartet. (for F.Z.) Premiere 3.12.2013 Vienna.

2012

  • Alles was besteht

    Concert piece based on a text by Jenny Erpenbeck, for chamber ensemble, soprano, two speakers Premiere 3 June. Members of the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich
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2010

  • Song - Kristallwelt

    for mixed ensemble, variable line-up for school students with fundamental instrumental skills Premiere: Lautstark Klangspuren Festival, Austria

2008

  • Augenblicke

    for mixed ensemble, elastic scoring and variable line-up - for school students with fundamental instrumental skills Premiere: Lautstark Klangspuren Festival, Austria

2005

  • singles

    for large ensemble Commissioned by Art Festival, Wuppertal Commission sponsored by the Arts Foundation of NRW