Wolfgang Pillinger
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Pillinger Wolfgang

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Kein Platz für Idioten - music for the eponymous television play by Felix Mitterer 1994 23m
2 Das Salz 1994 5m
3 Hans im Glück - music for the television series "Großstadtrevier" by NDR 1994 26m
4 Uhr des Lebens - music for the television series "Großstadtrevier" by NDR 1994 22m
5 Faust I 1993
6 Die chinesische Nachtigall 1992
7 Made in Hongkong - music for the television series by NDR 1992 ~ 40m
8 Halali für einen Jagdfreund - music for the television series by NDR 1991
9 Der Vollmondmörder - music for the television series 1990
10 Vineta 1990
11 Libussa 1990
12 Lumpazivagabundus - (Adolf Müller) 1989
13 Hollywood destruction 1988
14 Was ihr wollt 1987
15 Eine Gleichnisrede 1986
16 Zwei Lieder nach Texten von Jan Ellrich 1985
17 What does it matter 1985
18 Hochzeitsmarsch und Notturno - (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) 1985
19 Tango des Generals 1985
20 Amandla 1985
21 Zwei Couplets 1984
22 Opening 1984
23 Money, money 1984
24 Laßt uns dem Leben trauen - (R. M. Helmschrott) 1984
25 Zwei Lieder für die TV-Serie "Gastspieldirektion Gold" 1984
26 Alles Gute, Georg Trakl 1984
27 Weihnachten an der Front 1984
28 Muenchhausen's Ballad 1983
29 Variationen über "Die Gedanken sind frei" 1983 10m 12s
30 Zehn Mädchen und kein Mann - (Franz von Suppé) 1983
31 Bänkelsong - music for the television film "Die Hundsgräfin" 1983
32 Ballade vom Goldenen Schnitt 1983
33 Münchhausen 1983
34 Was ihr wollt 1983
35 Der Talisman - (Adolf Müller) 1982
36 Bigband 1982
37 Zwei Lieder für "Egmont" von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1982
38 Jemand hat diesen schwarzen Himmel verlassen - music for the film 1981
39 Another trio 1981
40 Opening 1981
41 Gespenstersonate 1981
42 Hermann und Dorothea 1981
43 Late enough 1980
44 Segmente 1980
45 Pentatonics 1980
46 Drei Chansons für Klavier und Stimme 1979
47 Die Salzbürger 1979
48 Libussa 1979
49 Biedermann und die Brandstifter 1979
50 Cantabo domino 1978
51 Memories 1978

General Information

Year of Birth:  1943
Date of Birth:  31. January 1943
Nationality: 

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

focus on jazz

history-studies

music education

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1968 - 1973

high school teacher

1973

ever since: lecturer (musical training for actors)

1976 - 1993

Wolfgang Pillinger Big Band: founder and director of the experimental jazz ensemble

1982

Tokyo College of Music: guest professor

1986

ever since: full professorship of music theater for actors

1986

ever since: regular work as a composer for film and TV for big broadcasters such as ARD, ZDF, BR, NDR, and ORF

2000

University of New Orleans: lecturer at the symposium "Satchmo meets Amadeus"

2001

lecturer at the symposium sequel "Satchmo meets Amadeus"

2007

additional teaching at the Department of Drama at Folkwang University

intensive orchestral activities while studying (under Bernhard Paumgartner)

attendant and lecturer at courses and seminars

freelance composer

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation

Burgenland Festival

Composers' Workshop

Levine School

State Theater Oldenburg

Austrian Embassy

Saarland State Theatre

University of New Orleans

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Salzburg Chamber of Labour

almost all theater and film music commissions by respective broadcasters and theaters

Description of Style

Stylistically, I like to move in the field of tension between jazz and aleatoric, trying to achieve at very different, deliberately contrasting sound results by using the same starting material . Since I am very often concerned with so-called utility music, I consider such assignments, which ultimately end up to be very superficial, as insignificant and marginal.

 

Wolfgang Pillinger 1991  

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