Photographer: Wolfgang Gutjahr
(S. Riegebauer ©)

Riegebauer Sigrid

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Zwei Gitarrenstücke 1986
2 Tschernobyl - für Orchester. Fragment 1986
3 Feuerwerk 1986
4 Klavierstück 1986
5 Toccata 1987 7m
6 Anachrom 1988 5m
7 Stückwerk - für Posaune, Klavier und einen Klaviersaitenspieler 1989 7m
8 Drei Lieder für Frauenstimme und Klavier 1989 5m
9 Hexett "Eritrea" - Blechbläsersextett 1991 7m
10 Lied für Marie - für Kammerensemble und Stimme 1991 6m
11 Lied für Dagmar Hödl 1992 3m
12 Reklame - für Chor, Hackbrett und Harfe 1992 6m
13 Seikilos - für elektronische Instrumente 1993 9m
14 Streichquartett Nr. 1.2. 1993 6m
15 Fünf auf einen Streich - Blechbläserquintett 1993 1m
16 Qui - für Trompete, Schlagwerk und Orchester 1993 10m
17 Bicinium für Christian Muthspiel 1994 6m
18 Unterland für Violine, Gitarre, Elektronik, Stimmen und Schlagwerk (teilweise live improvisiert) - für ein Theaterstück der Grazer Theatertruppe KaEm2Ein 1994 ~ 1h 30m
19 La Mur 1995 10m
20 ach, Bach 1997 8m 30s
21 Quatrit 1998 5m
22 Medea - Macht der Leidenschaft - Musiktheaterstück 1998 ~ 1h
23 Mittersill 1998 1998 9m
24 Schläft ein Lied 1999 5m - 6m
25 Stückkonzert 1999 30m - 40m
26 Time 1999 5m - 6m
27 am See 1999 3m
28 3 - for flute, piano and double-bass 1999 6m - 7m
29 Wave.Datei 2000 9m
30 d-kadenz 2001 - 2002 5m
31 Choriander - ein inter-religiöser Gesang für vierstimmigen gemischten Chor 2002 3m - 4m
32 5 Granatapfel-Variationen 2004 3m - 4m
33 late date 2005 1m 10s
34 Weihnachtliche Impro 05 2005 15m
35 Improvisation Pitch Sinus 2005 15m
36 ad - for flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, violin, cello 2005 1m
37 Schnick Schneck - Scherz-Rap für 2-stimmigen Oberchor 2006 2m 30s
38 Take Twelve - eine serielle 12-Ton-Improvisationskomposition 2006 - 2007
39 harm(les)sonics - eine komponierte Improvisation 2008 - 2009 ~ 15m
40 Scheveningen 09 - für Flöte, Klarinette, Posaune, Klavier, Violine, Violoncello 2009 10m 30s
41 I geh wohl aus in den Rosengarten - Volksweise in neuem Satz für vierstimmigen gemischten Chor 2009 3m - 4m
42 Die frierende Maus - für 2-stimmigen Oberchor 2010 2m 30s

General Information

Year of Birth:  1961
Date of Birth:  21. July 1961
Place of Birth:  Ilz
Region of Birth: 
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Sigrid Riegebauer uses extremely limited musical material for her compositions. But even inside of these self-imposed limitations she is able to find unexpected solutions and creative possibilities. The composer describes her work so: "The more limited the sound and idea possibilities are, the greater the challenge to design the rules in such a way that a diversity develops inside the simplicity", a process that hides not just a serious confrontation, but a playful approach to creating music.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1966 - 1973

lessons with Helga Jörger

Ilz
1966 - 1973

lessons with Hans Jörger

Ilz
1973 - 1978
1973 - 1978

lessons with Elisabeth Irmler

1979 - 1981

studies in chemical engineering

1982 - 1984

jazz guitar (Bernhard Ley)

1982 - 1986

piano and composition (Klaus Johns)

1985 - 1989

musicology, philosophy

1986 - 1991

music theory and composition

1990 - 1991

music theory and composition

1990 - 1992

lessons with Stefan Fuchs

1991 - 1994

counterpoint, contemporary composing techniques and microtonality

1991 - 1994

music theory and composition

1994

graduated with honors

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1981 - 1985

chemical engineer

1990

chairlady

1991 - 1994

worked on the translation of "Didaktik der Harmonielehre" by Andrzej Dobrowolski

1994 - 1995

KaEm2Ein: cooperation

1994

participated in the Composition Workshop Schielleiten with Klaus Huber

1994 - 2000

freelance editor

1998

cosí fan donne: collaboration with the music theatre group

1998

co-founder of fem'arte

1998

participation

1998 - 2001

concert organiser of the cultural department

1999

Expan: participation

2000 - 2001

participation

2001

author of "Apropos Musik"

2004

Expan: participation

2007

Styria Cantat I: participation

2010

Konfrontationen 1: participation

2011

Konfrontationen 2: participation

2011

Styria Cantat IV: participation

private teacher of guitar, piano and music-theory

freelance composer

international concerts (musikprotokoll, open music, die andere saite, fem’arte, V:NM, IGNM, Graz, Paris, New York, Prague, Vienna, Cologne)

focus on classical indian music, microtonal music and music by Franz Schubert

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1988

world premiere
performer: Angelika Ferra

1990

micro concerts at three different venues (Eschenlaube, Café Saitensprung, Humboldt Keller)
performers: die reihe, Gerald Rumpler (vocals), David Hanner (piano)

1991

Haus der Jugend
Ensemble Grazer Musiker
director: Wolfgang Hattinger

1992

performers: Roland Dahinden (trombone), Hildegard Kleeb (piano), N.N. (piano string player)

1993

Studentenhaus Leechgasse
world premiere
performers: Dagmar Hödl (voc), Gaiva Bandzinaite (pf)

1994

ORF Studio Graz
performers: Casablanca-Ensemble (award winning concert of the Casablanca Composition Competition)

1994

Chard Festival of Women in Music

1995

"Orfeo"
performers: : Cantus Ensemble
conductor: Franz Herzog

1995

Burggasse Graz
world premiere and 8 additional performances
theater music of the same-titled piece
performers: KaEm2Ein, Gerald Rumpler, Sigrid Riegebauer

1996

female special show, hin & wider
performers: Irene S. (vocals), Gerald Rumpler (piano)

1996

open music - Frauenmusik
conductor: Wolfgang Hattinger

1998

world premiere
performers: Ensemble Cosi Fan Donne, Gabriele Köhlmeier (voc)

1998

"ein klang"
performers: Johannes Tildach (trombone), Hannes Raffaseder (sampler), Antanas A Budriunas (trumpet)

1998

performers: die reihe
conductor: Rupert Huber

1999

EXPAN '99
2 world premieres "am See", "3"
performers: A. Unteregger (Pos), Th. Haller (Tb), bzw. Luisa Sello (Fl), Zoran Markowic (Kb), Erwin Kropfisch (Pf)

1999

fem'arte: portrait concert Sigrid Riegebauer (compositions from 1987 to 1999, partly premieres)
performers: fem'arte
conductor: Clementine Neuray
Performed works:
Duo für Baßklarinette und Klavier (premiere)
Toccata für Klavier
Schläft ein Lied (premiere)
3, Version mit Vc (premiere)
3 Lieder für Frauenstimme und Klavier
Quatrit
Lied für Dagmar Hödl
Lied für Marie
Time (premiere)

2000

"Akzente" ORF-Theatre Klagenfurt
performers: Ensemble Kreativ
conductor: Bruno Strobl

2001

Haus zur Eisernen Glocke
performer: Josef Mayr (Pf)

2002

"Lange Nacht der Musik"
world premiere
performer: Josef Mayr (piano)

2003

world premiere
performer: Gertraud Zwicker

2003

Pfarrkirche Ilz
Christmas concert
performers: Gesangsverein Ilz, Bernhard Wolfsgruber

Ilz
2004

world premiere
performers: Ensemble of the Music School Spittal

2005

"Christmas Concert"
performers: Sigrid Riegebauer (guitar), Henrik Sande (guitar, synth), Josef Klammer (percussion), Heimo Puschnigg (piano)
Performed works:
Weihnachtliche Impro 05 (premiere)
Improvisation Pitch Sinus (premiere)
d-kadenz
Piano Solo aus dem Stückkonzert (Klangstudie)

2005

world premiere
performers: Ensemble Reconsil
conductor: Roland Freisitzer

2007

world premiere
performers: Choir of the Music School Großklein
conductor: Ulla Kriebernegg

2007

world premiere
performers: P. Lackner (piano), S. Riegebauer (guitar), R. Ziegerhofer (bass)
conductor: Clementine Neuray

2009

world premiere
performers: Ensemble V:NM Cologne and Graz

2009

world premiere
performers: Heidi Wartha (flute), Anton Hirschmugl (clarinet), Carsten Svanberg (trombone), Jeanne Mikitka (piano), Harald Martin Winkler (violin), Ruth Winkler (cello)
conductor: Clementine Fuchs

2009

world premiere
performers: Kirchbacher Vokalisten
conductor: Susanne Wonisch

2011

world premiere
performers: Choir of the Primary School Hönigtal
conductor: Elisabeth Reimond

2012

Villa Elisabeth

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1994
1994

commissioned for the theater group KaEm2ein

1996
1997
1998
1998

commissioned for the ensemble "cosi fan donne"

1999

commissioned for fem'arte

1999

commissioned for Expan '99

1999

commissioned for Expan '99

1999

commissioned for fem'arte

2000

commissioned for the Ensemble Creativ

2002

commissioned on the occasion of a youth choir competition

2004

commissioned for Expan 2004

2005

commissioned for the 30th anniversary

2005

commissioned for the memorial concert of Klaus John's death

2006
2006

commissioned for the festival in April 2007

2008

commissioned for the Festival alpen:glühen II in March 2009 in Cologne

2009
2009

commissioned for the 2009 festival, sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture

2010

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1990

promotional award for music

1994

Upper Austrian Broadcasting Association, Academy Graz: award winner of the Casablanca Composition Competition

1997

recognition award

1998

annual scholarship for composition

Description of Style

For me composing is sometimes like a game. I am repetitively on a quest for tonal relationships, motivic connections and limitations in order to find new unexpected ways out of self-constructed boundaries.
The greater the reduction of the sound and idea material is, the more challenging it gets to create rules that generate diversity within simplicity.
In the best case, the fascination of this tension during the composing process can be conveyed to the listener.

 

Sigrid Riegebauer, May 2009

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2011: Styria Cantat IV, Neue Chormusik aus der Steiermark (CD, STSB-Music)
  • 2009: Volkslied in neuem Kleid (CD, STSB-Music)
  • 2007: Styria Cantat I, Neue Chormusik aus der Steiermark (CD, STSB-Music)
  • 2005: Audite Nova, 10 jähriges Jubiläum 18. Juni 2005 (CD, Steir. Tonkünstlerbund)
  • 2004: Berühren – Schlagen, Josef Mayr, pno (CD, Extraplatte EX 588-2)
  • 2001: Ensemblewerke Sigrid Riegebauer (CD)*
  • 2001: Kompositionsaufträge des Landes Steiermark; Mitschnitt von G. Nierhaus (CD)
  • 2000: Portraitkonzert Sigrid Riegebauer (CD)*
  • 1999: ein klang 1996 – 1998 (CD, einklang records)
  • 1998: Medea, Macht und Leidenschaft; Mitschnitt von G. Nierhaus, CD
  • 1997/1999: Riegebauer 1. (CD)*

*) live recordings from ORF; CD just for private use
 
Publications:

  • 2001: Editor of the translation "Didaktik der Harmonielehre von Andrzej Dobrowolski", translated from Polish by Dobrowolski; MHS Graz, PWM Edition
  • 2001: "Apropos Musik"; In: ivi – work book
  • 1994: Introduction and analysis of the work „Qui“ by Sigrid Riegebauer, thesis for the Music Academy Graz