Gerhard Maximilian Schmidinger

Schmidinger Gerhard Maximilian

Compositions

# Titlesort icon Year of Origin Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Abschied vom Ende - Wortballett für Körper, Seele und Geist 1965 13m
2 Aktions-Oper - für Komponist und Konsument 1976
3 Augen - Musterung für Duo und Publikum 1968
4 Ballett: "Geheimnis" - Schattenspiel 1991 - 1996 20m
5 Carmina 1974 9m
6 Composizione senza principio - Symphonie für Menschen, Mimen und andere Instrumente 1969 12m
7 Concert: "Tor des Nichts" - Glyphe des Inneren Hörens 1987 - 1989
8 Der Welten Hymnos - für 10 Instrumente, Sänger und Tänzerpaar 1981 - 1983 3h
9 Die Flucht von Adolf Hitler - eine Entlarvung - Oper im drei Akten 2013 - 2016 2h 30m
10 Die Ursprungsoper - Sieben Tage Harmonie für 100 Musiker 1974 - 1981
11 Emilia Galotti - Stage music for the play of the same name by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1970 1h 30m
12 Ewigkeit. Elektro-Magnetische Symphonie - Musique concrète 1971 15m
13 Gold der Weisen 1985 - 1995 55m
14 Kammermusik: "Zehn-Sphären-Schlüssel" - Eine Klangplastik 1985 - 1988
15 Kennst du das Land - Invention zu Johann Wolfgang von Goethe für mittlere Stimme und Klavier 1958 5m
16 Kußoper und Intermedium vom Tod der Zeit - für Kammerensemble 1971 1h
17 Manuscript - Afiesl, ein Schockbuch 1989 - 1995
18 Maria Magdalena - Festspiel für Solisten und Volksmusikanten nach Friedrich Hebbel 1973 2h
19 Mini - Operette für Mädchen, Klavierspieler, Hirtenflöte und Mikrophon 1968 17m
20 Missa Alchimista - für 4 Solisten und 4 Instrumente 1968 10m
21 Mono-Oper - Nacktdemonstration gegen gesellschaftliche Ritualisierung und Beschmutzung der schöpferischen Künstler 1970 30m
22 Mühlviertel-Zyklus - Fünf Lieder für Kinderchor 1979 13m
23 Mühlviertler Erlösungs-Passion - für Laienspieler 1974 1h 30m
24 Nona Bunraki - Singspiel für Clown-Terzett 1970 5m - 10m
25 O1 - Ballade 1970 59m
26 Ödipus und Sphinx - Untergang der Selbstüberschätzung - Szenatorium 1979 50m
27 Prozesse 1983
28 Song of Trennung - Haupt- und Staatsaktion 1974
29 Sternwaldsymphonie 2000 - 2010 3h
30 Vereisungslieder - für Quartett und Tonband 1968 9m
31 Versuch einer Wahrheit - Konsequenz in zehn Stufen 1975

General Information

Year of Birth:  1943
Date of Birth:  17. August 1943
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

Stiftgymnasium Wilhering: singing lessons

Stiftgymnasium Wilhering: singing lessons (Hilde Gaul)

1962

Stiftgymnasium Wilhering: general qualification for university entrance

1963 - 1967

studies

1963 - 1967

studies (L. Brabbée)

1963 - 1971

medicine, philosophy, art history, theater studies (Dietrich, Kindermann)

1985

inspired by studying the works of Robert Fludd ("History of the microcosm and macrocosm") in England

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1969 - 1975

collaboration with Günter Kahowez

1974

world tour for film documentation: Siberia, Japan, USA, Mexico

1975 - 1981

BORG Bad Leonfelden: music teacher

1975 - 1981

BRG Rohrbach: music teacher

2000 - 2005

sound research in the Bohemian Forest

2011

demonstration against the Habsburg double-eagle

2013 - 2015

worked for SWR, 3Sat, e.g. SWR: performance of the musical theatre-piece  "Emilia Galotti" after G. E. Lessing - parts of G. Schmidinger's music were part of the TV-biograpgy of Klaus M. Brandauer

2014

Oberösterreichische Landesgartenschau: action at the Sissypark in Bad Ischl for human rights; article in "OÖ-Nachrichten" by Gerald Mandelbauer, 05.12.2014

Kunitachi Hochschule: guest lecture

influenced by Roman Haubenstock-Ramati

freelance composer

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2006

music performance, "Conte de Saint Germain" with Roland Stalling (1st violin), Brigitte J. Wasmeyer Tree Bush (vocals), Gerhard Schmid M. Ingersoll (2nd violin), David Stalling (piano)

Composers' Profile Carinthia (Camerata Styria)

Exhibition of the Upper Austrian Province/Schloß Weinberg

various performances in: Austria (Linz, Graz, Vienna), Italy (Rome), Switzerland (Basel), Germany (Dortmund, Berlin), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka)

Goethe-Institute in Tokyo und Osaka (translation to Japanese: Prof. Tatsuji Iwabuchi)

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2010

commission for the national exhibition 2013

 

Austrian Cultural Institute Rome

Concert Agency Carter Switzerland

Goethe-Institute Tokyo

Goethe-Institute Osaka

 

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1967

Austrian Cultural Institute, Rome: one year scholarship

1971

music award

1974

promotion

1974

one-year scholarship

1987

art promotion

2007

piano contract with Hypo Bank Linz

2008

performance promotion

2009

music promotion

2009

state funding

2010

performance promotion

Sparkasse Mühlviertel West: art prize

art prize

Description of Style

Micro-Macro Cosmic Art: My work is based on the ancient harmony of spheres: Hermes Trismegistos, Aristoxenos, Vitruv, Sappho. I was particularly impressed by the color compositions of painter Brigitte J. Wasmeyer-Baumbusch and the Quabbalah by Franz Bardon.

Press Reviews

12. January 2011

Excitement because of the double eagle in Ischler Christmas lights

Bad Ischl. The Hapsburg double eagle in Bad Ischl Christmas lights may not be liked by everyone. The Bad Leonfeldner composer Gerhard Schmiedinger sent his protests against the display of the double eagle to state and federal politicians.
"Emperor Franz Joseph triggered the First World War and thus has burdened his conscience with the loss of lives of millions of people", says the composer Gerhard Schmiedinger from Bad Leonfeld. "I think his double eagle shiuld not be part of the Christmas lights." Schmiedinger also feels annoyed about seeing the insignia of the Habsburg monarchy in public places such as at the Elizabeth Bridge in Bad Ischl. "I think this is a violation of our republican constitution and have therefore lodged a complaint with our state and federal politicians," says the artist. [...]

Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (Edmund Brandner)
http://www.nachrichten.at/oberoesterreich/salzkammergut/art71,533812

Discography, Projects

Diskography:

  • 2009: "Menschenbilder", with Heinz Janisch and Sandra Kreisler (CD, ORF)

 

Publications:

  • 1967-1981: "DAS ALLPRINZIP - Entdeckung in 10 Stufen, eine Welterneuerung" (lecture book, 60')

Contact, Links

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