Wundrak Christoph

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Bandscheiben-Rock 2014
2 Blackwood-Jodler 2013
3 Irish Coffee 2012
4 R.G. in Murau 2011
5 A Höftn Romantisch 2011 - 2012
6 Spaceport Lounge 2011
7 Perryversum I, II, III 2011
8 Atlan Suite 2011
9 Gfrett mit'n Bett 2010
10 Wilhelm Tell in Harlem 2010 - 2011
11 Down-Syndrom 2010
12 Zugluft 2010
13 Seven Rabbits 2010
14 Rosensong 2010
15 Gucky 2010
16 Carneval auf Lepso 2010
17 Rockinald 2010
18 Sax-Mugl-Alice 2008
19 Archduke-Shuffle 2008
20 Wal-Phantasie, Part I - "Delphin-Intro" 2008
21 Wal-Phantasie, Part 2 - Blauwal (im Arabischen Golf) 2007
22 Wal-Phantasie, Part 3 - "Orca Rock" 2007
23 Zwietrombo - Fachnica 2006
24 Styrian Rock Ballad 2006
25 "Shooting Stars" - music for the theatre play 2006 - 2007
26 Mushroom Shuffle 2005
27 Souly Movie 2005
28 Fusionierter Zwiefacher 2005
29 Butterfly Samba 2005
30 Hornets over Mozambique 2005
31 Watermelon Lady 2005
32 Heckenklescher 2005
33 Variiertes Posaiten-Gstanzl 2005
34 Tromcussion 2005
35 Alk-Trilogie 2005
36 Balkan Woodman 2004
37 Karrieren 2004
38 E.R. Groove 2004
39 Christkindlmarkt 2004
40 Kein - Blues 2004
41 Gössendorf im musikalischen Zeitenwandel 2004
42 Römersleit' 2004
43 Frau Schramek 2003
44 Vanessa Io 2003
45 Big Sax Funk 2003
46 Timbalada Hornets 2003
47 Eruption 2003
48 Holi Samba Reaggae Days 2003
49 Samba Reggae Blues 2003
50 Kernöl Samba 2003
51 Großkatzenkanon 2003
52 "Thrill Comedy im Cotton-Club" - music for the theatre play 2003
53 Sempern und Sudern 2003
54 Knochenmann Signation/Gstanzl 2002
55 Narrensuite - 3-teilig 2002
56 Strings and Bones for Styria - 4-teilig 2002
57 Koffersong 2002
58 Schokolade 2002
59 Er will sie verlassen 2002
60 Oh, Heimat 2002
61 Schöckel Boogie 2000
62 Styrian Funk 3 1999
63 Viel zu schön 1999
64 Aquarium 1999
65 Der kleine Pornoladen 1999
66 Zuckerbaby 1999
67 Salz 1999
68 "Die arme Prinzessin" - music for the theatre play 1998
69 Smart Metal Reggae 1998
70 Fareweather Friends Blues 1998
71 I can't stand still 1998
72 Yesterday´s News 1998
73 I wanna eat 1998
74 Intro 1998
75 Smelly Feet 1998
76 Jokin' 1998
77 Said, I did'nt need you 1998
78 My Business 1998
79 Spanish Hornets 1997
80 Christoph allein zu Haus 1997
81 Steirerschnee 1997
82 "Die jüngste Nacht" - music for the theatre play 1996
83 Sensenwerk Fanfare 1996
84 Sensenwerk Blues 1996
85 Pfarrer von Fischamend 1996
86 Die Sau 1996
87 Flitscherl 1996
88 Wer zugleich kam 1996
89 Immer scho so 1996
90 Der Schlapfen 1996
91 Gospel Intro 1995
92 Dizzy Nights - 3-teilig 1995
93 Do it 1995
94 Sternklar 1995
95 Die Krot 1995
96 Der Reif 1995
97 Sechs Geislein 1995
98 The Baron 1994
99 Schlörfdance 1994
100 I'm a poor lonesome Cow 1994
101 Wusch, Wusch 1994
102 Fini get your Fun - Minimusical 1994
103 Kematen Ortsende 1994
104 Wunsch, Wunsch - Kabarettlied 1994
105 Steak Medium 1993
106 Pizza Diavolo 1993
107 Funky Bones 1993
108 s' Gate 1993
109 Styrian Hornets 1993
110 Summer Bones Fantasy 1993
111 Big little "B" 1992
112 Smart Max 5 1992
113 Funky Brass 1992
114 Hornets Dialogue 1992
115 Energy - 4-teilige Jazzsuite 1992 30m
116 Tango der unerfüllten Wünsche 1992
117 Alexander 1992
118 Kleine blasse Frau 1992
119 Suite for Jimi 1991
120 Smart Max 1991
121 Formic Acid 1991
122 Vocal Fuge 1991
123 Fuge in S# 1990
124 Downhill Walk 1990
125 Stay yourself 1988
126 Crazy Cat 1987
127 Penthouse Rock 1986
128 M.G.-Lady 1986
129 Unsquare Blues 1985
130 Five Hot Dogs, please 1984
131 George N. 1984
132 Without Expense 1984
133 Mr. H.C. 1984
134 Giant Waltz 1983
135 Out, I hope 1983
136 Too much 1983
137 Changes perhaps 1983
138 Big Dschiney 1983
139 345 Weeks ago 1983
140 Second Hand Minor 1983
141 Entomology 1983
142 Tune for almost everybody 1983
143 A kind of Worksong 1983
144 The Mole 1982
145 Groovin' Low 1982
146 Schloßberg forever 1982
147 Tribute to T.M. 1982
148 Something's over 1982
149 Autumn Actiones 1982
150 Mr. #(sharp) 1982
151 Exercise Nr.27 1982
152 Another Way 'Round 1981
153 Brownie's Tune 1980
154 Black Rooster 1980
155 Jack's Idea 1979
156 Thanks to Horace 1979
157 Don't tell me how long 1978
158 Tryin' 1978
159 Guyology 1978
160 Anybody's low down Dog 1978
161 Worried 1978
162 W.C.-Blues 1977
163 By Accident 1977
164 Stick it out, Guy 1977
165 One Month 1977
166 Confession 1976
167 11oclock-Blues 1975
168 Blues for Tommy Ladnier 1975

General Information

Nationality: 

 

Christoph Wundrak spent his childhood and teenage years in Salzburg in the 1960s and 1970s. This was also the place where he first became active as a composer and instrumentalist in the 1970s. In 1977, he finished school and started to study instrumental music at Graz University in 1982, where he graduated in 1990 with a diploma in trumpet (Classical/Jazz).

 

In 1990, he founded his own wind-instrument project "Smart Metal Hornets". Wundrak spent the following years writing music for various wind ensembles, cabaret and stage productions, as well as an instrumentalist in Austria and abroad. Since 2003, he has been an instructor for instruments and ensemble director at the IVI in Graz.

 

Christoph Wundrak (2006)

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1982 - 1990

lessons with Eduard Holthaner

1990

diploma (classic- and jazz-trumpet)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1990

founding of his own wind-instrument project

1990 - 1991

teacher

1991 - 1992

music-school of Gleisdorf (Styria): teacher

1994 - 1995

Leo Lukas & Die Aboriginal Flyin' Borsinis: instrumentalist, composer, arranger

1994 - 2001

Irene S.: composer, arranger, instrumentalist, vocalist for the programmes "I'm a poor lonesome Cow", "NACL" and "Quintessenz"

1996

composer, instrumentalist, performer for/in "Die jüngste Nacht"

2003

ever since music teacher at IVI Graz (Innovativ-Vokal-Instrumental): trumpet, euphonium, Big Band

2004

Theater im Keller: arranger/instrumentalist "Überall Ausland"

2006

founding member of Charlie & the Kaischlabuam (Styrian dialect-blues)

Die blauen Engel: instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, arranger

Musikalisches Ausbildungszentrum (MAZ): instructor for instruments and ensemble director

free-lance musician, composer, arranger and music teacher

founder of and player in several music- and literature-shows (SMH & Bernd Sracnik, Andrea Schramek & LiteraMur-Trio)

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1993

Municipality of Gleisdorf, Kulturkeller

1995

GamsbART

2002

Seelsorgezentrum Graz-Süd

2003
2006

Event Management of the Kärntner Montanindustrie GmbH, Roter Saal/Castle Wolfsberg

2006

Festival Lent, Dvorana Union Maribor

2014

SMH & Bernd Sracnik

2014

Jazztett Forum Graz

2015

Charlie & die Kaischlabuam, Kammerspiele Linz

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1993
1995

GamsbART

1996
2001

Description of Style

Jazz-related, humorous crossover music, which focuses primarily on wind-instrument ensembles, but is also performed in cabaret and as stage music. Some vocal music (musical versions of texts) was also written for these genres. The pieces are well mapped out, but there also remains space for improvisation. So far, the range of instrumentation has reached from the instrumental duo to Symphony Orchestra (28 voices).

Press Reviews

19. April 2000

[...] but also because Christoph Wundrak can refer to an extremely profound style in compositions and arrangements.

Kleine Zeitung (Karlheinz Dicht)

 

1993

How does a trio manage to be the quintessence of an East Styrian brass band and play 10 different instruments at the same time? Well, the compositions and arrangements by Christoph Wundrak [...] allow for such artistic equations based on Alpine folk music.

Lokalzeitung Aichfeld (Peter Schreibmaier)

[...] in intricate though never weak, wild though never thoughtless arrangements [...]

Die Presse (Thomas Kramar)

Discography, Projects

Link to the Discography

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