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Schneider Gunter

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Grenzgang ...löschen
2 Zu Blind 1984 5m
3 Komme Heuer Magnus 1984 ~ 45m
4 Die Sieger 1985
5 Astrologia Mundi 1986 40m
6 Fractals 11 1986 5m 20s
7 For You and Fortissimo 1986 7m
8 ENIF 1986 4m - 12m
9 Kleine Sonate I-II-III 1987 7m 40s
10 Call Boys Inc I 1988 56m 30s
11 Bruchstahl in Ausladen 1988 42m
12 Quer durch und It never rains in Southern China 1989 4m 10s
13 Call Boys Inc II 1990 53m
14 DU-O 1990 6m
15 Das Rohr 1991 35m
16 Recycling Sounds 1991 ~ 28m 37s
17 Call Boys Inc III 1993 50m
18 Tyromanie 1993 1h 6m 55s
19 Aaah ... 1994 10m - 12m
20 Innsbruck, ich muß ... 1994 4m
21 Als wäre nichts geschehen 1994 7m 15s
22 wohnen 1994 ~ 9m
23 Riten und Choreographien 1994 8m
24 FlaschenAchter 1995 3m 10s
25 Bio-techno 1995 3m 56s
26 Auf und nieder 1995 4m
27 (R)OHR 1995
28 Trapped 1995 1m
29 JamJoy 1995 5m
30 Bio Techno 1 - music for the film "Holz weg Holzweg" 1995 4m
31 Schall und Rauch 1995 6m
32 Nadelohr 1996 40m
33 Grenzgang 1996 - 1998
34 Sait an Seit 1997
35 SaitZeit 1997
36 Meine Seele ist still 1998
37 W.A.S.S.E.R. 1998
38 142 B 1998
39 142 1998
40 RAR - for guitar quintet 1998
41 ... Im Meer der Stille 1999
42 mir a mare tranquillitatis 1999
43 Alleluja und Oktoechos 2000
44 Frischluft 2000
45 Flow 2001
46 Disordered Systems 2002
47 Mu 2002
48 Tyromanie 2002
49 4 4 2 2003
50 Innsbruck to Innsbrook 2003
51 Hilites and Twilites 2004
52 in schwebe - Trio for one player - two instruments 2004
53 Auf der Broasn 2004
54 Tracking Stones' Voices / Stimmen der Steine erspüren 2004
55 Mia vita 2004
56 Kreisen und Flächen 2004
57 Hick Hack und Hoketus 2005
58 Sait an Seit 2005 2005
59 Wanderer 2005
60 Il giardino dei suoni fragili 2005
61 Fractals 11/2 2005
62 niji do 2005
63 Zitherpartie 2005
64 Roaring 2005
65 "Roaring Guitars" 2006 7m 53s
66 Tokio Alphorn 2007
67 Aus der Tiefe 2008
68 In letzter Minute 2008
69 Come Heavy Sleep 2009
70 Auf den Punkt 2010
71 Amelie 2010
72 Schwungradl 2010
73 Duchamp Default 2010
74 Das Museum klingt - four pieces for various instruments 2010
75 blue dance 2012
76 intension/extension 2012 52m
77 PHP 2013 10m
78 All clouds are clocks 2013 9m 30s
79 La follia di Don Carlo 2013 4m
80 Paradise recalled 2014
81 europa(t)raum 2015
82 einander 2016
83 miteinander 2016
84 für Hans Schneider - verbale Komposition für Ensemble 2016

General Information

Year of Birth:  1954
Date of Birth:  22. April 1954
Place of Birth:  Bludenz
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Gunther Schneider studied guitar and musicology (doctor of philosophy), and teaches guitar and contemporary music at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna (university professor). As a guitarist he has performed throughout Europe, in the USA and in Japan, and has become renowned in the vast field of contemporary music as a performer and improviser. As a soloist he has played with various orchestras (Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, WDR Symphonic Orchestra, among others), with the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, and the Klangforum Wien.

 

He has produced works of his own and participated in collective projects such as Call Boys Inc. (with Wolfgang Mitterer, Klaus Dickbauer and Günther Selichar), Harsch (with Burkhard Stangl, Christof Kurzmann and Barbara Romen), here comes the sun (with Barbara Romen and Kai Fagaschinski) and especially the duo with his wife Barbara Romen-Schneider (guitar and dulcimer).

 

Gunter Schneider, 2006

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

autodidact composer

guitar and musicology studies (Dr.phil.)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1979 - 1985

duo with Haimo Wisser

1982 - 1990

collaboration

2010 - 2011

development and design of the sound for the new Tyrolean Panorama at Bergisel; together with director Philipp Pamer conception of 9 short audio-drama for the opening-scene of the Tyrolean Panorama in the year 2011

"here comes the sun": trio with clarinette player Kai Fagaschinski and Barbara Romen

soloist with various orchestra (e.g. RSO Vienna, Orchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks, WDR-Sinfonieorchester)

duo with his wife Barbara Romen: performances of contemporary music and individual projects, also in co-operation with visual (Michael Schneider, Miida Seiiichiro) and performing artists (Xavier Le Roy)

improvised music with Call Boys Inc. (with Wolfgang Mitterer, Günther Selichar, Klaus Dickbauer), Radu Malfatti, Burkhard Stangl, Malcolm Goldstein, Robert Dick, Franz Hautzinger, among others

interpretation of contemporary music as a soloist and with various ensembles (Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Maxixe, ÖENM, ENIF, among others)

concert-performances in the whole of Europe, USA and Japan

professorship in guitar, improvisation and music of the presence

cooperation with composers Gerold Amann, Christian Diendorfer, Fernando Grillo, Helmut Lachenmann, Werner Pirchner, Kurt Schwertsik, Haimo Wisser, Christian Wolff, and many others

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2008

"here comes the sun" (trio with Gunter Schneider and clarinetist Kai Fagaschinski)

premiere played by the Tiroler Kammerorchester InnStrumenti (conductor: Gerhard Sammer)

Innsbruck Easter Festival

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Innsbruck Easter Festival

commissions by different ensembles and soloists (Ensemble Stimmen, Kammerchor Innsbruck, Het Serenade Trio Amsterdam, Peter Paul Kainrath, Helge Stiegler, Kammerorchester Innstrumenti, Hortus Musicus Klagenfurt, among others)

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1993

Emil Berlanda Award for outstanding merit in the interpretation of contemporary music

1995

3rd prize at a composition competition

2004

award for artistic accomplishment

2009

3rd prize at the competition Wind um Neue Musik

2011

composition scholarship

Description of Style

Improvisation and so-called free or non-idiomatic improvisation is an essential aspect of the music I perform and compose, as regards its arrangement and development as well as the inclusion of the performers' creative potential. The connection between a thought-through, "composed" and also repeatable, recognisable form, and certain details which the musician is responsible for adding, creates the tension through which I develop my music, in both my solo and my ensemble projects.

 

Gunter Schneider, 1995

Discography, Projects

Discography (selection)

  • 2011: DAS TIROL PANORAMA – DER KLANG – THE SOUND – IL SUONO, Das Museum klingt, Der Abend vor der Schlacht, Musik von Gunter Schneider, Hörspiele von Gunter Schneider und Philipp Pamer, div. Interpreten, CD
  • 2011: Quadrat:sch – stubenmusic col legno 2011 DoppelCD. Barbara Romen (Hackbrett), Alexandra Dienz (Kontrabass), Christof Dienz (Zither), Gunter Schneider (Gitarren). Featuring Zeena Parkins (Harfe) und Herbert Pirker (perc.)
  • 2009: Harumi 1725 – CD (zusammen mit Barbara Romen) Musik zum Buch "nachtwindsucher", österreichische Haiku von H.C. Artmann mit Übersetzungen ins Japanische von Midorikawa Masumi und Holzschnitten von Michael Schneider, hg. und gebunden von Elisabeth Parth, edition ps
  • 2006: Tracking Stones’ Voices (stimmen der steine erspüren) Musik für Steinskulpturen von Kassian Erhart, mit Barbara Romen, Hans-Peter Achberger, Franz Hautzinger und Stefan Mathoi, mit einem Text von Christian Wolff, ORF-SACD 459
  • 2003: tyromanie 2003, Musik für 9 Tiroler Musiker,  CD durian 024-2
  • 2001: Dachte Musik, CD grob 313,314 mit Franz Hautzinger, Radu Malfatti, Burkhard Stangl
  • 1998: Call Boys Inc., mit W. Mitterer, Kl. Dickbauer, G. Selichar; Moers Music 02068 CD
  • 1993: Das Rohr, CD LondonHall, tiro 1
  • 1991: Call Boys Inc. 2, CD olongapo
  • 1985: Gunterbunt, LP Extraplatte 40, Neue Gitarrenmusik aus Österreich, von Klaus Ager, Heinzpeter Helberger, Dieter Kaufmann, Werner Pirchner, Gunter Schneider, Franz Schreyer und Haimo Wisser
  • Disordered Systems (zusammen mit Barbara Romen); CD Durian 018-2, Lachenmann, Salut für Caudwell; Romen-Schneider, Disordered Systems für 13 Gitarreninstrumente
  • Traditional Alpine Music from the 22nd Century, mit Barbara Romen, CD Extraplatte ex 840-2 (Pasticcio-Preis von Österreich 1)
  • Here comes the sun – Barbara Romen (Hackbrett), Kai Fagaschinski, (Klarinette), Gunter Schneider, (Gitarren), microton CD 023.

 

 

other compositions by Gunter Schneider e.g. released on the following CDs

  • 102 Masterpieces/ORF-RSO (Auf den Punkt), Capriccio 2010.
  • ShortCuts/Stump-Linshalm (Aus der Tiefe), ein_klang records 2010.
  • Metamusik/Peter-Paul Kainrath (trapped), Folio-Verlag 2003.
  • Windkraft (Frischluft), Eigenverlag 2002.
  • Landstrich/Vokalensemble Stimmen (Aaah...), Eigenverlag 1996.
  • Panorama/Die Knödel (Flaschenachter), RecDec 74, 1995.

 

 

scores

  • For You and Fortissimo, 3 Stücke für Gitarre, Doblinger 05 956
  • Kleine Sonate I – II – III für Gitarre, UE 30 127
  • Crossover guitar, Neue Musik für Konzert- oder E-Gitarre, hg. zusammen mit Stefan Hackl, Helbling, bisher 7 Hefte.
  • Hilites and Twilites, 2 Stücke für Konzert- oder E-Gitarre, Helbling HI 15095.
  • Verwegene Wege, neue Gitarrenmusik für den Unterricht (hg. zusammen mit Christian Horvath), UE 31 407
  • 1 4 2 für eine oder 2 Gitarren (ebendort)
  • Quer durch + It Never Rains in Southern China, für Gitarre, Beilage der Literaturzeitschrtift INN

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