Johann Karl Steiner
Instrument: bass clarinet

Steiner Johann Karl

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Pannonischer Palimpsest 1996 16m
2 ... und es knarrt im Gehölz - fünf gar greusliche Hausmusiken für Baßklarinette in B und Fagott 1996 20m
3 Maximale Versteinerung (In memoriam Max Steiner) - für Kammerorchester 1995 20m
4 Laura - Konzert für Horn in F 1995 18m
5 Ungebarrt voltigiert - Ein Galopp 1995 8m
6 Kipa und Kufija 1994 20m
7 Ex manu dare - Vier Klarinettenduos 1994 14m
8 In memoriam - für Kontrabassklarinette solo 1994 12m
9 Sibirjak - Solo für einen Oboisten, der auch des englischen Horns mächtig ist 1994 20m
10 Nachtfrostverschärfung 1994 16m
11 Epitaph - In memoriam Witold Lutoslawski 1994 10m
12 Vier Bagatellen für Pianoforte solo 1994 12m
13 Pivnice - Musik für Oboe, 2 Fagotte und Kontrabass 1994 16m
14 Praha 1994 30m
15 B. B. 66 - B. B. 69 1992 8m
16 Spor 1992 12m
17 Reputation of repetition 1992 6m
18 Ostinato bizzarro e stupido 1992 7m
19 Quando fa caldo sotto la sottana 1992 8m
20 Tiroler Bergtrio - für Altsaxophon, Fagott und Klavier 1992 16m
21 Najesd - Fuga für Kammerensemble 1992 16m
22 Tepliza 1991 20m
23 1437 Widmungen 1990
24 Zwei Portraits - für 2 Baßklarinetten und Klavier 1990 12m
25 Amantes; Amentes 1989 12m
26 Suite pour des voleurs 1989 12m
27 Zweites Streichquartett - Archangelsker Quartett 1989 20m
28 Der Tod meiner kleinen Anarchistin 1988 18m
29 Doxa - für Flöte, Viola und Klarinette in A 1988 12m
30 Rhapsodie sonatique für Klarinette in B und Pianoforte 1988 14m
31 Das VI. Gebot 1987 12m
32 Bildnis einer bestimmten Zeit 1987 12m
33 Erstes Bläserquintett - Modus cum variationibus 1987 15m
34 Chorea Huntington 1986 8m
35 Erstes Streichquartett - Polyphonia barbarica 1986 15m
36 Fünf Miniaturen für Streichquartett 1986 10m
37 Grand Duo concertant für Flöte und Baßklarinette 1986 15m
38 Rhythm Studies on Names 1986 7m
39 Mitnichten zappenduster 1985 15m
40 Vivacissimo molto difficile ma sempre instabile e molto bizzaro 1985 10m
41 Movements - für 3 Solobläser 1984 10m
42 Tour de Force durch die Dementia praecox 1984 10m

General Information

Date of Birth:  24. March 1962
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1980

studies in history, philosophy and psychology

autodidactic: musical form, harmony, counterpoint, composition, twelve-tone

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1983

working as a freelance bass clarinetist and composer

1983

Trans-4: founding of the wind quartet

1986

co-founder of Ton.Art

1988 - 1996

co-founder

1990

co-founder (together with Oskar Aichinger)

1992

ever since member

1993

Duo Brunmüller: co-founder (together with Max Nagl), ever since international tours and recordings

Ensemble Maxixe: supervisor

intense compositional activity

member

collaboration with numerous internationally known musicians

participation in several workshops

temporarily working as copyist and arranger

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1995

Ton.Art plays Austrian Hollywood Composers

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1986
1990

different commissions on a regular basis

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1988

promotional award

1994

scholarship for a composition residency in Prague

Description of Style

On the one hand I am working on a link between composition techniques of classical and contemporary music and the language of jazz. This music could be designated as "Third Stream" music. (A concept of the American composer and hornist Gunther Schuller.) On the other hand I would call myself a composer of the tradition of "classical modernity". My preference is the rhythm and melody of the Eastern European countries and the floating glamour of the twelve-tone music. My compositional style is the most obvious in the work 'Doxa', where I added an extra tone to the main theme of Béla Bartók's 6th String quartet into a twelve-tone row and composed twelve tone variations. I compose tonally, free tonally, and use twelve-tones and mixed techniques, depending on the initial idea of the work. I would characterise my compositions as moderately difficult for the average listener.

 

Johann Karl Steiner, 1994

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