Klaus Obermaier
Instrument: guitar, accordion

© Klaus Obermaier

Obermaier Klaus

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Ta Po 1996 8m
2 north-north-west 1996 7m
3 Inverted Mountain 1996 9m
4 Time*Sailors 1995 1h
5 Flicker 1995 8m
6 metabolic stabilizers - Video/Musik/Tanz-Projekt 1994 40m
7 Zoom 1994 7m
8 Étude 1994
9 Delay 1993 10m
10 Der geklonte Klang 1993 55m
11 swim 1993 25m
12 Topos austriacos 1992 5m
13 Chords 1992 6m
14 Tasten 1992 3m 28s
15 Gaffa 1992 4m
16 Felder des Wohlbehagens 1992 8m
17 Paysage Metapsychique 1991 3m 10s
18 Mouvement 1991 5m
19 Balletto 1991 10m
20 Oscoychees 1991 4m 57s
21 Nierenförmig, fleischig, rosa mit fünf weißen Streifen 1991 3m 48s
22 Languages 1991 5m
23 Deutlich zweilappig, sitzend in traubenähnlichen, schmalen Zymen 1991 5m
24 Mit geknickter Röhre und gleichartigen Zipfeln 1991 4m 20s
25 Box Music 1991 5m
26 Immateriaux - (interaktives, multimediales Werk mit Einbeziehung neuester Technologien) 1991 1h
27 Pih Poh 1991 4m 46s
28 Articulation - für elektrische Gitarre und Klavier 1991 1m 39s
29 Diminuendo 1990 6m 30s
30 Gelber Fluß 1990
31 Songs for Bruno Manser 1989 9m
32 In den Tropen war es sehr heiß und es regnete viel 1989 4m 30s
33 Dehpur 1988 3m 17s
34 Varianten 1988 5m 49s
35 Short Tails 1988 3m
36 35 - Saxohpnquartett 1988
37 Time 1986 3m 40s
38 Linien - Punkte - Gruppen 1986 8m
39 Disput 1986 1m 12s
40 N.U.R.I. 1986 5m 19s
41 Vier kurze Stücke 1986 8m
42 Der Pfarrer von Grinzing - (ein gregorianischer Choral mit Texten von Karl Marx) 1986 5m 36s
43 Vier Bilder nach Max Frisch 1986 8m 20s
44 Drei Stücke für Streichquartett 1986 - 1988 14m
45 thirty-five - string quartet no. 2 1986 4m 21s
46 string quartet no.3 1986 4m 24s
47 USA SAU AUS 1985
48 Überlagerung und Verschiebung 1985 6m
49 Sequoia - Tonbandmusik 3m 7s

General Information

Date of Birth:  7. March 1955
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This biography is currently only available in German. It will be translated to English at a later stage.

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1989 - 1998

guitarist, regular tours and recording sessions

2005

and 2008 adjunct professor for composition at the Webster University Vienna

2006

ever since visiting professor in interactive arts at the University IUAV of Venice/Italy and teaching the use of new media for dance-, music- and theater performances

2006 - 2014

jury member of the international choreography competition "no ballet" (Ludwigshafen/Germany)

2010 - 2011

courses for choreography and new media at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma

2013

visiting professor in interactive arts at Babes-Bolyai University (Romania)

preoccupation with electronic music, interactive installations and video (-installations)

preoccupation with improvised music

founder and director

interpreter of contemporary guitar music

composed for ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, German Chamber Philharmonics, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Balanescu Quartet, a.o.

long lasting cooperation with the pianist Robert Spour in the duo "Spour, Robert & Klaus Obermaier"

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation

Klangwolke Linz

Berlin, Karlsruhe, Göttingen, Freiburg, Pori, Warsaw, Krakow, Bombay, New Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, Copenhagen, New York, Bogota, Havana, Cairo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Klangwolke Linz

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

Art Ensemble of Chicago

Balanescu Quartet

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1984

recognition award

1990

talent promotional award

Description of Style

Crossing boundaries primarily in visual art. Incorporating the latest technologies and media, interactive, multimedia works. Connection between composition and improvisation, acoustic and electroacoustic music.

 

Klaus Obermaier 1994

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2012: "composition one" (Extrplatte)
  • 2011: "the electric guitar tapes" (Eigenverlag Klaus Obermaier)
  • 2003/2011: "Home" (Eigenverlag Klaus Obermaier)
  • 2001: "D.A.V.E." (exile)
  • 2000: "actOpera" (Brucknerhaus Edition)
  • 1999/2011: "Skin" (Eigenverlag Klaus Obermaier)
  • 1998: "jobOpera" (Brucknerhaus Edition)
  • 1997: "Kunst.Ueber.Leben" (LMS)
  • 1995: "box music" (extraplatte)
  • 1995: "Immateriaux"
  • 1993: "new music for guitar and piano" (Extraplatte)
  • 1990: "tropical codes" (Extraplatte)

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