Georg Friedrich Haas
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Haas Georg Friedrich

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Blumenwiese 1-3 2018
2 ein kleines symphonisches Gedicht für Wolfgang - für Orchester 2017 6m
3 Concerto No. 2 for Violine and Orchestra 2017 25m
4 das kleine ICH BIN ICH - for chamber ensemble and speaker 2016 40m
5 string quartet no. 9 2016 ~ 40m
6 Release 2016 25m
7 Concerto for trombone and orchestra 2016 25m
8 String Quartet No. 10 2016 ~ 40m
9 I can't breathe - for solo trumpet 2015 13m
10 Octet - for 8 trombones 2015 20m
11 3 Pieces for Mollena - for choir and chamber orchestra 2015 - 2016 30m
12 KOMA - opera 2015 1h 30m
13 Zugabe - for orchestra 2015 3m
14 Saxophone Quartet 2014 12m
15 concerto grosso Nr. 2 - for chamber ensemble and orchestra 2014 22m
16 concerto grosso Nr. 1 - for 4 alphorns and orchestra 2014 30m
17 LAIR 2014 3m 30s
18 Morgen und Abend - for soli, choir and orchestra 2014 - 2015 90m
19 13 Bilder aus der Oper "Die schöne Wunde" - konzertanter Ausschnitt for 6 voices and chamber orchestra 2014 35m
20 petit hommage à un grand maître - for piano 2013
21 nocturno - for female choir and accordion (ossia: piano) 2013
22 nocturno – HAIKU/ATTHIS 2013
23 Anachronism 2013 13m
24 dark dreams 2013 23m
25 Wohin bist du gegangen? 2013 12m
26 Tombeau - Fragments of the fragment KV 616a 2013 3m
27 Dido - for soprano and string-quartet 2012 9m
28 Introduktion und Transsonation - music for 17 instruments with a tape by Giacinto Scelsi 2012 17m
29 Thomas - opera 2012 1h
30 String Quartet No.7 - for string quartet and electronic 2011 ~ 25m
31 chants oubliés - for chamber orchestra 2011
32 PROV. TITEL: Chorwerk für BR - für gemischtenchor a capella 2011
33 Ich suchte, aber ich fand ihn nicht - for ensemble 2011 ~ 25m
34 Fukushima - aus "SCHWEIGEN"; für Sopran und lyrischen Sopran 2011
35 Lampedusa - aus "SCHWEIGEN"; für Sopran und Mezzospran 2011
36 Mlake / Laaken - aus "SCHWEIGEN"; für lyrischen Sopran und Countertenor 2011
37 SCHWEIGEN - für Stimmen 2011
38 Duchcov 2011 15m
39 "... e finisci già?" 2011 - 2012 8m
40 Tetraedrite - for orchestra 2011 - 2012 14m
41 Bluthaus - opera 2011
42 String Quartet No.8 2011 22m
43 "... damit ... die Geister der Menschen erhellt und ihr Verstand erleuchtet werden ..." - Musik zum 550 Jahr Jubiläum der Universität Basel 2010
44 String Quartet No.6 2010 20m
45 limited approximations - Konzert für 6 Klaviere im Zwölfteltonabstand und Orchester 2010 30m
46 AUS.WEG - for 8 instruments 2010 19m
47 Unheimat 2009 15m - 20m
48 ... wie stille brannte das Licht 2009 20m
49 Traum in des Sommers Nacht 2009 15m
50 La profondeur - for 13 instruments 2009 14m
51 fuga - for 2 violin 2009 1m
52 ATTHIS - for soprano and 8 instruments (ossia: for 8 instruments) 2009 40m
53 Arthur F. Becker (od. Buhr?) - für zwei Vokalquartette, Bass-Solo, Klarinette, Schlagzeug und Violoncello 2009 9m
54 … wie stille brannte das Licht - for soprano and piano 2009 20m
55 ... und ... 2008 20m
56 Les temps tiraillés 2008 1h
57 antiphon 2008 10m
58 Konzert 2008 25m
59 Bruchstück 2007 30m
60 Remix 2007 25m
61 String Quartet No.5 2007 22m
62 Open Spaces 2007 16m
63 Quartett - für 4 Gitarren 2007
64 ... in progress 2007
65 Concerto for piano and orchestra 2007 25m
66 ins licht 2007
67 Open Spaces II - version for four spatially distributed groups of instruments 2007 16m
68 ....... - for viola and 6 voices 2006 15m - 16m
69 Hyperion - Konzert für Licht und Orchester 2006 ~ 40m
70 Melancholia - Oper in 3 Teilen 2006 - 2007 1h 30m
71 Sayaka - für Schlagzeug und Akkordeon 2006 ~ 9m
72 Hertervig-Studien 2006 20m
73 Konzert für Klavier und Orchester 2006 - 2007
74 in flocken: schütter: 2006 3m
75 7 Klangräume - zu den unvollendeten Fragmenten des Requiems von W. A. Mozart 2005 ~ 28m
76 3 Liebesgedichte - für 6 Stimmen 2005 ~ 12m
77 Poème - für großes Orchester 2005 ~ 17m
78 Ein Schattenspiel - for piano and live-electronics 2004 ~ 10m
79 Finale - für Flöte 2004 ~ 10m
80 Haiku - für Bariton und 10 Instrumente 2004 ~ 15m
81 RITUAL - Freiluftmusik 2004 ~ 1h 10m
82 Rondeau - für Ensemble 2004 ~ 14m
83 Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester 2003 - 2004 ~ 30m
84 Natures mortes 2003 ~ 25m
85 String Quartet No.4 - for string quartet and live electronic 2003
86 Opus 68 (Alexandr Scriabin) - Arrangement for large orchestra 2003 10m
87 ein Saitenspiel - für umgestimmte Diskantzither 2002 ~ 4m
88 Die schöne Wunde - Oper 2002 - 2003 ~ 2h 30m
89 String Quartet No. 3 - In iij Noct. 2001 ~ 35m
90 de terrae fine - für Violine solo 2001 ~ 17m
91 flow and friction - kleine Studie für Sechzehnteltonklavier zu 4 Händen 2001 ~ 9m
92 "für Hans Landesmann" - für 12 Instrumente 2001 - 2002 ~ 7m
93 tria ex uno 2001 ~ 12m
94 In nomine 2001 4m
95 Blumenstück - für Chor, Basstuba und Streichquintett 2000 ~ 18m
96 in vain - für 24 Instrumente 2000 ~ 1h 10m
97 lied - für Tenor und 2 Schlagzeugspieler 2000 ~ 5m
98 Solo - für Viola d'amore 2000 ~ 15m
99 Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich ... - für Schlagzeug und Ensemble 1999 ~ 25m
100 Nach-Ruf ... ent-gleitend ... 1999 ~ 16m
101 Torso - nach der unvollendeten Klaviersonate C-Dur D840 (1825) von Franz Schubert 1999 - 2000 ~ 40m
102 Konzert für Violine und Orchester 1998 ~ 15m
103 Monodie - for chamber-ensemble 1998 - 1999 ~ 15m
104 String Quartet No. 1 1997 ~ 30m
105 Fremde Welten - Konzert für Klavier und Streichinstrumente 1997 27m
106 String Quartet No. 2 1997 - 1998
107 Sextett - für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Violine, Viola, Violoncello 1997 - 1999 ~ 20m
108 Nacht - Kammeroper in 24 Bildern 1995 - 1996 75m
109 ... - für Akkordeon, Bratsche und Kammerensemble 1994 14m
110 ... Einklang freier Wesen ... - for 10 instruments 1994 - 1996 11m
111 ... über den Atem, die Stille und die Zerbrechlichkeit ... - Versuch für sieben Blechblasinstrumente 1994 20m - 25m
112 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for 2 percussionists 1994 - 1996 11m
113 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for bass-flute, bass-clarinet and 2 percussionists 1994 - 1996 11m
114 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for 7 instruments 1994 - 1996 11m
115 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for bass-clarinet 1994 - 1996 11m
116 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for bass-flute 1994 - 1996 11m
117 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for bass-tuba 1994 - 1996 11m
118 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for double bass 1994 - 1996 11m
119 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for trombone 1994 - 1996 11m
120 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for trumpet 1994 - 1996 11m
121 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for violin 1994 - 1996 11m
122 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - for violoncello 1994 - 1996 11m
123 "… aus freier Lust … verbunden …" - für violoncello, viola and double-bass 1994 - 1996 11m
124 Descendiendo - für großes Orchester 1993 30m
125 Nicht vor Mailand - short opera 1992
126 Diaphonie 1992 16m - 23m
127 Sextett 1992 23m
128 ... Schatten ... durch unausdenkliche Wälder ... 1992 24m
129 Nacht-Schatten 1991 16m
130 ... als ob an den Grenzen ... jeweils ... 1991 12m
131 ... wie ein Nachtstück 1990 15m
132 quasi una tânpûrâ 1990 28m
133 ... sodaß ich's hernach, gleichsam wie ein schönes Bild ... im Geist übersehe 1990 16m
134 Zerstäubungsgewächse - Unveränderungen für 8 Schlagzeuger und Streichquartett 1989 21m
135 ... für Violine, Viola da Gamba, Theorbe und Cembalo 1988 17m
136 ... und schon ein Sternenleben tot 1988 16m
137 ... nach Konzepten von Friedrich Hölderlin 1986 25m
138 Duo - für Bratsche und präpariertes Klavier 1984 20m
139 Phantasien - für Klarinette und Bratsche 1982 20m
140 Streichsextett 1982 25m
141 3 Hommages - for a pianist on 2 pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart 1982 - 1984 46m - 60m
142 Adolf Wölfli - Kurzoper 1981 25m
143 ... in memoriam - für Bläserquintett 1980
144 Derivate 1974 6m
145 "..." - double concerto ffor accordion, viola and chamber-ensemble 14m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1953
Date of Birth:  16. August 1953
Place of Birth:  Graz
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Georg Friedrich Haas - born 1953 in Graz - grew up in Tschagguns (Vorarlberg). In his early student days he took a short detour into natural sciences, before he finally turned to a musical career and started to study at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz. After completing his studies and postgraduate training in Graz and Vienna, he attended the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music (with Gérard Grisey, among others) and the Stage d'Informatique Musicale pour Compositeurs at the IRCAM in Paris. At the same time he received lecturing assignments at the University of Graz where he first taught as a lecturer, later as a professor.
In 1997 he took a sabbatical to devote himself entirely to his compositional work. After visits to Fischbach/Styria, the southwest coast of Ireland, and Berlin as part of the fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service, Haas began teaching again in 2002. From 2005-2013, he taught a composition class at the Academy in Basel, since 2013 he now live and teaches in New York.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1972 - 1979

lessons with Doris Wolf

1972 - 1979

music education

1972 - 1979

music theory, electro-acoustics, composition

1972 - 1979

music theory, electro-acoustics, composition

1988

participation (further participation in 1990)

1981 - 1983

post-graduate studies in composition

1991

Stage d'Informatique Musicale pour Compositeurs

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1978 - 1997

teacher and later professor of counterpoint, composition techniques, analysis of works and introduction to microtonal music)

1982 - 1987

Musikgymnasium Graz, Expositur Oberschützen: teacher of music theory

1988

programme management

1991 - 1994

programme management and festival director

1993

programming of "Lange Nacht der neuen Klänge"

2004

lecturer

2005 - 2013

head of a composition class

2007

ever since resumption of teaching activities

2011

member of the Austrian Art Senate

2013

ever since professor (composition)

2015

member; The Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts

founding member of this Graz composers' association

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1992

 

1994
1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1996

 

1997

Akiyoshidai Festival

1999

 

1999

 

2000

portrait concert

2000

Festival Internacional de Musica Contemporanea

2000

Zeitlos Festival

2001

 

2001

 

2002

 

2002

 

2003

Centro Cultural Universitario

2003

 

2004

 

2004

 

2004

 

2005

 

2005

Suntory Summer Festival

2005

 

2006

 

2006

 

2006

 

2006

Festival "European Crossings"

2007

 

2007

 

2008

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2010

 

2011

Premiere

2013

focus "Georg Friedrich Haas: Denken im Klang"

2014

focus "Georg Friedrich Haas"

regular performances

regular performances

regular performances

regular performances

regular performances

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1980
1993
1995
1997
1997
1998

 

1998
1999
1999
1999

Friends of the National Theatre

1999
2000
2000
2000
2003

Styrian Academy Graz

2003
2003

Donaueschingen Musiktage

2004
2004

International Music Contest of the ARD

2005

Alpinarium Galtür in cooperation with the regional exhibition 2005

2005
2005
2005
2006
2007

City of Munich

2007

 

2008
2009

Essen Philharmonics

2009
2009

musikFabrik

2009
2010
2010
2010

ensemble recherche

2011

Project "Escalier du Chant" by Olaf Nicolai at the Pinakothek of the Moderne Munich

2011
2011

Project "Escalier du Chant" by Olaf Nicolai at the Pinakothek of the Moderne Munich

2011
2011
2011

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1977

promotional award

1977

state scholarship for composition

1979

recognition award

1992

Sandoz prize

1992

scholarship

1995

promotional award

1998

Ernst-Krenek-Award

1999

scholarship, one year stay in Berlin

1999

"Next Generation"-composer

2000

International Rostrum of Composers

2001

composer in residence

2004

Andrzej-Dobrowolski award for composition

2004

music award

2004

composer in residence

2005

prize for the CD recording of the first and second string quartet by the Kairosquartet

2005

composer in residence

2006

composer in residence

2007

Grand State Prize of Austria

2011

composer in residence

2013

music award

2016

honorary member

Discography, Projects

Publications by and about Georg Friedrich Haas

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