Bernhard Gander
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Gander Bernhard

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Das Leben am Rande der Milchstraße - Eine Sitcom-Oper in 7 Folgen 2014
2 morbidable 2014 11m
3 fourchanniballads 2013 8m
4 darkness awaits us 2013 7m
5 Take Death 2013 31m
6 Melting Pot - for two rap groups, DJ, slam poet, two beat-boxers, break dancers and orchestra 2012 51m
7 deathtongue - for 6 voices and contrabass clarinet 2012 13m
8 Hukl - for orchestra 2012 21m
9 Take nine 2012 12m
10 2bad 2012 12m
11 khul cuts - for string quartet and dancer 2011 31m
12 Lovely Monster reloaded - for orchestra 2011 11m
13 wegda! - for ensemble 2011 11m
14 Khul - for string quartet 2010 11m
15 Dirty Wings - for flugelhorn and accordion 2010 7m
16 Dirty Angel - for flugelhorn, accordion and orchestra 2010 12m
17 Beijing - for 2 bass clarinets 2010 1m
18 schlechtecharakterstücke 2009
19 lovely monster - for orchestra 2009 13m
20 Die Orpheus Akte II - for viola, piano and CD 2008 9m
21 schöne worte 2007
22 horribile dictu - for voices, strings and trombones 2007 10m
23 King's message 2007 10m
24 Beine und Strümpfe 2007 12m
25 fluc`n`flex 2007 11m
26 bunny games 2006 27m
27 ö - Quintett 2005 12m
28 Die Orpheus Akte - double concerto for viola, piano and ensemble 2005 12m
29 Leim 2004
30 Peter Parker 2004
31 Mr. Vertigo 2003
32 fête gare 2002
33 poème concrete 2001
34 splitting romance 2001 11m
35 Der Melonenbaum 2000
36 welcome 1999
37 bodyguards 1998

General Information

Year of Birth:  1969
Place of Birth:  Lienz
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Born in East Tyrol, he represents a generation of composers who have been equally socialised with pop and classical music and who no longer subject these forms of expression to hierarchical evaluation.

 

 

Studied at the Tyrolean State Conservatory of Music (piano, composition, conducting). Studied composition in Graz with Beat Furrer. Electro-acoustic music at the Studio UPIC/Paris  and the Swiss Centre for Computer Music/Zurich. Received the Musikförderungspreis of the City of Vienna for composition in 2004, Erste Bank Composition Prize 2005, State Scholarship for composition 2005/07, SKE Publicity Prize 2009, Ernst Krenek Prize 2012 for "melting pot”.

 

 

Collaboration with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Intégrales, Talea Ensemble, Arditti Quartett, Ensemble Phace, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart... RSO Wien, DSO Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, SWR Sinfonieorchester, WDR Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, NÖ Tonkünstlerorchester, and others.

 

Performances in Wiener Konzerthaus, Steirischer Herbst, ORF, Klangspuren, Transart Bozen, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wiener Festwochen, Wien modern, Musica Strassbourg, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Biennale München, …

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1988 - 1993
1988 - 1993

conducting

1988 - 1993

music theory/composition technique

1994 - 1995

Studio UPIC: study visit at Julio Estrada and Curtis Roads

1997

work visit

2000 - 2004

composition

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1996

Kulturhaus

2004
2004

festival 21

2004
2005
2006

Seewalchen

2007
2007
2011

performances in Zurich, Paris, Seattle, Corfu, Japan, Korea, New York, Cuba and many other countries

Description of Style

seduction alcohol closeness crying 90-63-92 puking nice words fast cars playmate scarlatti flirting whisper dance roller-coaster despair expensive watches perfume porn train station playboy distance nothing reality matters coming cover-girl after midnight talking the unpronouncable bunnies with long ears

 

Bernhard Gander, 2006