Uli Rennert
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Instrument: piano, synthesizer

Photographer: Josef Mattes ©

Rennert Uli

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Block [A] 2014
2 Choc [Élastique] 2014
3 Straight [But Jazz] 2014
4 Endless [Limits?] 2014
5 View [#1] 2014
6 Solar [Ahmad] - Arrangements and Treatments of common Jazz-Compositions 2014
7 Whisper [Not] - Arrangements and Treatments of common Jazz-Compositions 2014
8 Count [Down] - Arrangements and Treatments of common Jazz-Compositions 2014
9 Body [And Soul] - Arrangements and Treatments of common Jazz-Compositions 2014
10 Seven Superfluous Serenades - Music for Synthesizer, Clarinet, Electronics & String-Septet 2012
11 Cluny - Improvisations-Stück für Sprecher und Instrumente 2012
12 Was? – Sich finden - für Mezzosopran, Sprecher, Bassklarinette und Kontrabass 2012
13 Vorübungen für ein Wunder - for mezzo-soprano, flute, horn, double bass and electronic 2012
14 Nachtgedicht - for mezzo-soprano and stringtrio 2012
15 #5 2012
16 Was is Kunst - for mezzo-soprano, speaker, flute, horn and synthesizer 2012
17 Nach der Nacht - for mezzo-soprano, violin, viola and synthesizer 2012
18 Der ICE hat eine Bremsstörung hinter Karlsruhe - für Mezzosopran, Sprecher, Viola, Violoncello, Kontrabass und Bassklarinette 2012
19 29. février – Medusa - für Mezzosopran und Elektronik 2012
20 The Other Moon 2009
21 E.S.S.D. (Isses de?) 2009
22 Trombone Kid 2009
23 Red 2009
24 T 4 5 2009
25 T 4 2 2009
26 T 1 — 3 2009
27 Von den Göttern weiß ich nichts - Geistlicher Gesang für Agnostiker 2008
28 9 2007
29 Code Zero 2007
30 Endless Limits 2007
31 String Theory 2007
32 Kreaturen - Musik für Flöte, Klarinette, Bassklarinette, Horn, Trompete, Klavier, Perkussion, 2 Violinen, Viola, Kontrabass 2007
33 Six Fragments - for clarinet and piano 2006
34 Off 2005
35 One 2005
36 Concentration 1 - 3 2005
37 Straight (but Jazz) 2005
38 Sam 2005
39 Clavinet 2005
40 Die Braut des Drachen (Phantasie über die Zahl Sieben) 2003
41 Nu Blu 2000
42 Composition 1 - 8 2000
43 The Minute Minuet 1999
44 Beau Love 1999
45 No Formatting 1996
46 Panthelevence 1996
47 Use Your Hat 1996
48 Different Zoo 1996
49 Out in the Woods 1996
50 What the Blue is for 1996
51 HomePage 1996
52 Carl's Step 1996
53 Words 1996
54 Tell me something Good 1993
55 Ahmad (Have you met Fritz Jones) 1993
56 Slo-Hop 1993
57 Prelude to the Seventh Year 1993
58 Big Hand 1993
59 Joe's Mood 1992
60 The Long and Unpredictable March of Destiny 1991
61 Out of Berg 1991
62 Inserts 1 - 5 1991
63 The Three Free Trees Piece 1991
64 In the Seventh Year 1989
65 Freesound #15 1988
66 Whatever comes up 1988
67 Up Nose 1981
68 Für die Goten 1979
69 Kindertag 1978

General Information

Date of Birth:  25. September 1960
Place of Birth:  Frankfurt am Main
Country of Birth: 
Nationality: 

 

Important influences for Uli Rennert are John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Joe Zawinul, McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Vinko Globukar and others.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1966 - 1979

lessons with Norbert Brecht

1966 - 1979

music theory and composition with Hans Kracke

1976 - 1979

lessons with Albert Mangelsdorff

1979 - 1987

studies at the jazz department with Harald Neuwirth and Helmut Iberer

1979 - 1987

seminars with David Liebman, George Gruntz, Rob Franken and Peter Herbolzheimer

1987

concert diploma in jazz piano with distinction

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation

late 1970s: first steps in the Frankfurt and Offenbach jazz and rock scene as a trombonist and keyboard player

1981 - 1986

member of the group 'Postive', together with Erich Bachträgl;
participated in numerous projects of various musical directions;
work with Tango Nuevo and Latin music in Klaus Johns' Tangavan' ensembles;
regular commissions as a studio musician and arranger

1988 - 1993

member of the experimental oriented trio 'X-tra', together with Heinrich von Kalnein and Lars Lindvall
in addition to a busy concert schedule, produced 2 LP/CDs, as well as a commissioned production for the Styriarte

1988 - 1990

head of the jazz piano class, as well as an improvisation course at the music school in Leibnitz

1989

started teaching, at first as a lecturer in music electronics

1990

additional teaching in piano practice, as well as management of improvisation courses and ensembles

1991

foundation of the group 'TimeSquare' with Frank Schwinn, Achim Tang and Gregor Hilbe, later extended with Florian Bramböck
in addition to international concert tours, also some CD and radio productions, including the CD 'HomePage' with David Liebman and Bob Mintzer as guests - the CD was also nominated for the Hans Koller Prize.

2002 - 2007

study coordinator and chairman of the study work group for jazz

2002

since 2002: lecturer at national and international seminars for jazz and improvised music

2003

habilitation as a professor of improvisation at the jazz institute

2012

since 2012: lecturer at the jazz department for the master course in producing/performance

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1984

Festival Big Band

1989

X-tra

1990

Tangavan Latin Band Jazzfestival Krakau

1999

Euro-Syrian Jazzfestival Damascus: Republique Electrique

2000

Salzburger Jazzherbst: Beni Schmid Obsession featuring Jay Clayton

2001

Jazzfestival Porto: Bob Brookmeyer & New Art Orchestra

2002

Salzburg Jazzherbst: Franz Hautzinger & Regenorchester VII

2003

Jazz BigBand Graz

2003

Dreamscapes

2004

Jazzsommer Graz: Jazz Big Band Graz

2005

Heinrich von Kalnein & Blackbird

2006

Northsea Jazzfestival Rotterdam: Theo Bleckman, John Hollenbeck & Jazz Big Band Graz

2006

Rheingau Music Festival: Take6 &jbbg

2007

Jazzfestival Basel: BOWW

2007

Austrian Soundcheck: jbbg

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1984

U.S. Keyboard Magazine: award winner of the international competition

1984

Berklee College of Music:scholarship of the

2009

artist in residence

Discography, Projects

Projects:

  • Project S (2012) features music for synthesizer, clarinet, double-bass, string-sextet, and live-elctronics 
  • Project T (2010) with Peter Kunsek (cl), Phil Yaeger (tb), Frank Schwinn (guit), Gregor Hilbe (drums) — music by Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Benny Goodman, Cole Porter, and Uli Rennert
  •  Project M (2007) with Peter Kunsek, Klaus Gesing, Gerald Preinfalk (cl) — music by Thelonious Monk, Hugh Martin, and Uli Rennert
  • Von den Göttern weiss ich nichts (Concerning the Gods, I have no means of knowing) – music for mezzosoprano, live-elektronics and instruments in small and variable settings after words by Robert Gernhardt, Erich Fried, Pablo Picasso, Martin Luther and others; with Sophie Rennert, Jörg-Martin Willnauer, Klaus Gesing, Réka Nagy, Peter Herbert, a. o.

 

Discography:

  • 2014: Von den Göttern weiß ich nichts - Uli Rennert (Pan Tau X Records)
  • 2013: The Spinning - Mathias Ruppnig (Session Work Records)
  • 2012: FunArt…Music – Kunsek/Rennert/Roder/Soyka (Pan Tau X Records)
  • 2012: dreierlei – Rennert/Roder/Soyka (Pan Tau X Records)
  • 2012: Urban Folktales – Jazz Big Band Graz (ACT)
  • 2011: Live in Vienna – Rennert/Gesing/Herbert/
  • 2010: 16 Hands on 176 Keys – Degustation Pianistic
  • 2009: Tribal Poetry – BOWW (ryhthming)
  • 2008: Electric Poetry & Lo-Fi Cookies – Jazz Big Band Graz (Intuition Music)
  • 2007: Songlines (TCB)
  • 2007: Datteltiger – Pan Tau X (Pan Tau X Records)
  • 2005: Joys & Desires – Jazz Big Band Graz (Intuition Music)
  • 2004: A Life Affair – Jazz Big Band Graz (Universal Music)
  • 2002: Tagesg’schicht’n – Uli Soyka & Pan Tau-X (Pan Tau X Records)
  • 2002: art&fun.25 – Vienna Art Orchestra (Universal Music)
  • 2002: Blackbird – The Lennon/McCartney-Songbook – Heinrich von Kalnein (Peregrina Music)
  • 2001: Tagebuch – Martin Kolber/Uli Rennert/Jög Mikula (Extraplatte)
  • 2001: Bob Brookmeyer & JBBG – Jazz Big Band Graz (Mons)
  • 2000: Composition – Gesing/Rennert/Herbert (Extraplatte)
  • 2000: Pan Tau X – Uli Soyka & Pan Tau X (Pan Tau X Records)
  • 2000: Zirkus – Martin Kolber/Uli Rennert (Extraplatte)
  • 1999: at the tip of the TimeArrow – Uli Rennert (Extraplatte)
  • 1999: DukeBox – Various Artists (KUG)
  • 1998: Dreamstate – Martin Kolber (Extraplatte)
  • 1998: Perfect World – Heinrich von Kalnein Group (Shamrock)
  • 1997: HomePage – Uli Rennert TimeSquare (SOS Music)
  • 1997: Tanguango – Klaus Johns
  • 1996: News From Wonderland – Fritz Pauer Trio
  • 1996: Songs in Hebrew – Shlomit & Band (Koch Records)
  • 1996: Red Earth – Wolfgang Tozzi – The Music Module (Module Arts)
  • 1995: New Directions – Heinrich von Kalnein Group (Nabel)
  • 1994: Unexpected Events – Uli Rennert Timesquare (SOS Music)
  • 1993: Live-traKs – X-tra (Plainisphare)
  • 1993: The Be Hop Hip Bop – Wolfgang Schalk Quintet (BMG)
  • 1992: What You Give – Uli Rennert Quartett (Extraplatte)
  • 1989: electric poems – X-tra (Extraplatte)
  • 1988: Tangavan – Tangavan Latin Band (RPM)
  • 1987: Focus It – Duo Duet (PolyGram/Universal Music)
  • 1987: Intensiv – Boris Bukowski (EMI Austria)
  • 1987: Boris Bukowski – Boris Bukowski (EMI Austria)
  • 1982: Cool Cat – Jeff’s Unit (Berton)
  • 1981: Gollum – Positive (Bellaphon)