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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.

2015

  • Earth Plays I-IV

    Earth Plays I-IV was commissioned by Musica Viva of the Bavarian Radio for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra. The Premiere was performed by the Sympphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, conducted by Peter Rundel and the soloist was Fiona Campbell. Later performances at Tectonics Festival in 2016 with soloist Jessica Aszodi and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov.

  • Innsbruck Stadtlied

    Innsbruck Stadtlied- "ich sag es dir, das bist du mir - goldner käfig, goldner kern". Written in Workshops led by Cathy Milliken together with Christoph W. Bauer and Michael Öttl and young Innsbruck students. Arranged for Orchestra and soloists by Cathy Milliken

2014

  • Earth Plays - Þingvellir

    An Orchestral piece first performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on 10th April 2014. Conductor was Ilan Volkov. Not to be confused with the first movement of the entire work Earth Plays I - IV for Orchestra and Mezzo Soprano which will be premiered in December 2015 by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
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2006

  • Pieces

    for mandolin orchestra Premiere: Mandolinen Konzertgesellschaft, conductor: Detlef Thewes Commission sponsored by the Arts Foundation of NRW

2005

  • Novelle 1 and 11

    for chamber orchestra and speaker Based on texts by Charles Bukowski and Arthur Rimbaud Commission sponsored by the Arts Foundation of NRW for Kempen Festival and Concerto Köln