Hartwig Bailer
Instrument: horn, organ, piano, saxophone

Bailer Hartwig

General Information

Year of Birth:  1958
Date of Birth:  16. May 1958
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

french horn lessons

1965

first music and piano lessons

1970

first compositions

1976

medicine, promotion MD Phd

1980 - 1982

music theory and composition

1984 - 1993
1984 - 1993

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1981

beginning of chamber music concerts with young composers

1988 - 1995

senior physician at the hospital Krems

Absdorf Church Concerts, Absdorf: co-founder

Parish St. Mauritius, Absdorf: organ player

Social Insurance Institution of Farmers: medical director of the Cardiovascular Center

Stadtmusikverein Gröhl: accompanist of choral and vocal concerts

specialist in internal medicine

co-founder

chamber music activities in various instrumentations (piano, organ, saxophone, horn)

member

Performances (Selection)

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numerous performances in Australia, Tonga, Chile, Korea

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1976

Third Prize in the composition competition

1982

recognition award

1990

Sydney: recognition prize

1993

Tonga: personal recognition by HRM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.

Description of Style

The first compositions from 1970 are committed to a strict tonal tradition.
1976 invention of the "vectorial music", a compositional technique designed (atonal) according to mathematical principles - Third Prize at the "Steirischer Herbst" for String Quartet No. 1.
Since 1980 re-allocation to a freer tonality - numerous chamber works were composed, mostly for performance purposes. As a result of numerous long-distance and international journeys, diverse folk and exotic influences in melody and rhythm (for example, most often African-American and Latin-American rhythms). Many works have been designed for certain instruments and soloists (e.g. voice, saxophone, horn, organ). Since 1990, serial and computer techniques also get used in the compositions.
"Music is not an end in itself, but expression of the composer's personality directed to the listener and the performer, which equally reflects feeling, mood and expression".