Cech Christoph

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Little Sunshine 2013 5m
2 Extended Cadenza 2012 60m
3 Familienaufstellung 2012 5m
4 Scrolling JANUS 2012 5m 40s
5 Phishing JANUS 2012 7m 30s
6 AU 2012 9m
7 Höret die jungen Stimmen 2012
8 Trifocher 2012 6m
9 Brideside 2012 5m
10 Räume 2012 ~3m 30s
11 Aus metrischen Organismen - 30er 2012 8m 15s
12 Bigger Ben - for a large Jazz Ensemble 2011 7m
13 April in January 2011 9m
14 Nos'n 2011 5m 30s
15 Tempesta Shortcut 2011 4m 30s
16 Servus Hans 2011 5m
17 Broadway Blues 2011 4m 30s
18 Forecheck 2011 6m
19 Am Sund 2011 7m
20 Rumpels Landing 2011 6m 30s
21 Gemma 2011 6m
22 Solomon 2011 8m
23 Aerobigga 2011 7m
24 abseits...Rückkehr 2011 4m
25 Misterious Jodeldings 2011 7m
26 Signation 2011 9m
27 Leck Page 2011 6m 30s
28 Mixolyrisch 2011 8m
29 Totentanz Fragmente 2010 80m
30 Mondtanz 2010 7m 30s
31 Ah so, I?! 2010 6m 30s
32 Woof 2010 5m 30s
33 Black Risotto Part 1 2010 6m
34 Black Risotto Part 2 2010 5m 30s
35 MOT 2010 8m
36 Healing Dance 2010 6m 30s
37 bewegen 2010 ~40m
38 Shake me! 2010 8m
39 Ohne Worte 2010 7m 30s
40 New Waves 2010 5m
41 Santo Spirito 2009 9m
42 The Question 2009 5m
43 The Answer 2009 5m
44 Nebenbei 2009 7m 30s
45 Loco Motiv 2009 4m 30s
46 Some light and delightful adapter-grooves to present some folk-stuff-greetings of another cultural Capital 2009 13m
47 Hallo Jakob 2009 5m
48 Descent 2009 5m
49 Shanghai Beat 2009 6m 30s
50 Der Selzthaler 2009 7m
51 Gut drauf ohne Grund 2009 7m
52 Dancing Engines - Arriving 2009 8m 45s
53 Bereiherung #1 2009 7m 30s
54 A Day in the Life of... - Suite 2009 39m 30s
55 3 Kunstjodler 2009 ~ 6m 30s
56 Zweidu 2009 6m 30s
57 Jubilo Arkestar 2009 6m 20s
58 Afrospheres 2009 6m 30s
59 Rising 2009 5m 50s
60 So schön 2009 4m 50s
61 Groo 2008 5m 30s
62 Veco 2008 6m
63 Samba Ölig 2008 5m
64 Sweet Panic Biblues 2008 7m
65 Dr. Hook 2008 6m
66 Erzherzog Johann Häcksler 2008 8m
67 Pico Pico - für Big Band 2008 7m
68 Talk about nothing - für Big Band 2008 6m 30s
69 Pink Rudolph 2008 6m
70 Alsdann 2008 7m
71 Leck Page 2008 5m
72 Felix 2008 5m
73 So schön 2008 6m
74 N'Cert 2008 5m
75 Alexander's Lullaby 2008 6m 30s
76 Sax o'Chill 2008 5m
77 Nord 2008 7m
78 MISSA 2008 45m
79 Pärtü 2008 9m 30s
80 Breezer 2008 8m
81 IZ Domino 2008 20m
82 Domino Domina 2008 12m
83 Enta da Doana - for choir and ensemble 2007 12m
84 Springlink 2007 7m
85 Springvalse 2007 6m 30s
86 Big Aff 2007 12
87 Blue Cameleon 2007 6m 30s
88 Maurischer Tanz 2007 7m
89 Afrospheres 2007 10m
90 Big Jack 2007 8m
91 Supernova - für Bigband 2007 9m 30s
92 Mad Bear Desease 2007 7m
93 Big Aff NC - for Big Band 2007 12m
94 Cebedeus - für Big Band 2007 16m
95 Maurischer Tanz NC - for Big Band 2007 9m
96 Bausatz #1 2007 6m 30s
97 Moodying 2007 5m
98 Kosmopolit 2007 7m
99 Forever 2007 9m
100 Arabesque 2007 10m
101 Extended Janus Phasing Vivaldi 2007 9m 30s
102 20 2007 15m
103 Talk about nothing 2007 7m
104 Tender Moment 2007 6m
105 Traum in 7 2007 10m 30s
106 Hank 2007 7m
107 Xie Xie, Xie Xie, Xie Xie 2007 5m 30s
108 Tick 2007 6m
109 Entlang 2007 9m
110 Mosaik 1 2007 22m
111 Mosaik 2 2007 15m
112 Zug' - für Bigband 2006 7m
113 Dorfrap - für Bigband und Chor 2006 6m
114 Entscheidungsfindung - für Vokalsextett 2006 4m 30s
115 Mit vor von nach - für Bigband und Chor 2006 5m
116 Feuerskalamander 2006 9m
117 Ostwalzer 2006 6m
118 Rising 2006 8m 30s
119 Operation W.A.M. - für gemischtes Schülerensemble 2006 30m
120 Naus - für Bigband 2006 5m
121 Echo 1 2006 8m
122 Echo 2 2006 7m 30s
123 King Ubu Stomp 2006 6m
124 Innenwalzer 2006 6m 30s
125 Light Shuffle 2006 8m
126 Und durch ! - for solo viola and ensemble 2006 14m
127 17 für 4 - musikalisches Ritualbaukastenspiel 2006 17m
128 Red Blues 2006 7m
129 Blue Histories - für Bigband 2006 8m 30s
130 Aff 2006 7m
131 I'm schiffing - schiff 2006 6m 30s
132 Hidden Code - for 2 bass clarinets 2006 9m
133 P.s.ALM - for solo violoncello 2006 9m
134 Like a Hidden Code - for violoncello and 2 bass clarinets 2006 9m
135 Frieden der Sterne - for bigband 2006 7m 30s
136 Blues 154 - for bigband 2006 6m
137 Frabrig - for Bigband 2006 6m 30s
138 Mondtanz - for Bigband 2006 9m
139 Nausikaa - for Big Band 2006 7m 30s
140 Step'a'gogo - for Bigband 2006 8m
141 El Matador - for Bigband 2006 7m 30s
142 Don Quijote - Ein Vorspiel 2006
143 Light Shuffle 2006 8m
144 Orfeo 2005 2h
145 Mosaik 2 - Version für Bigband 2005 14m
146 Adeline 2005 4m 30s
147 Brummschedl (Samosrausch) 2005 8m 30s
148 Wann not Samba 2005 5m 30s
149 Sei froh dass'd lebst 2005 8m
150 Sensitive Groove 2005 5m
151 Nos'n 2005 6m 30s
152 Babfbkov Arkestar 2005 7m 30s
153 Samurai #1 - für Bigband 2005 7m
154 Blues 154 2005 6m
155 Future Sounds of Phone Calls 2005 4m 30s
156 Last Valse on the Moon 2005 6m
157 No Chance 2005 7m
158 Flow 2005 6m 30s
159 Luft Wasser Erde Blues 2005 9m
160 Enta da Doana - für Bigband, Blaskapelle und Chor 2005 12m
161 Dr.Sidestep 2004 7m
162 Indianertanz 1 2004 3m
163 First Valse on the Moon 2004 8m
164 It's a Blues, isn't it? 2004 6m
165 Stroke 2004 6m 30s
166 Fellinis Valse 2004 9m 30s
167 öde 2004 5m
168 In einer Nacht 2004 10m
169 IO 2004 7m 30s
170 S.herz 2004 6m
171 Woody Vulgo Tenor Tacet 2004 9m 30s
172 botswaach 2004 8m
173 Lydian Angel 2004 7m 30s
174 Turcabeat 2004 8m
175 Lullaby - Betthupferl 2004 7m 30s
176 Ha! 2004 6m 30s
177 Cuba libre 2004 8m 30s
178 Timeless Groovies 2004 12m
179 Habanera 2004 10m
180 Naturbursch 2004 6m 30s
181 Pulsen 2004
182 Mosaik 1 2003 25m
183 Mosaik 2 2003 15m
184 Dodekasaxofonie 2003 9m
185 Tonimarsch 2003 8m
186 Stranger in my Jungle 2003 6m
187 Joja 2003 6m
188 Not fad but fat 2003 9m
189 Country Desaster 2003 15m
190 Mambo 66 2002 17m
191 Wide 2002 9m
192 I'm here 2002 6m
193 Höhenluft 2002 15m
194 Musik zu Nestroy: Nagerl und Handschuh 2002 45m
195 Linea Nova 2002 30m
196 Eine Woche Ternitz 2002 14m
197 So bad, so good 2001 8m
198 Portrait 3 2001 5m
199 Spätschicht 2001 6m
200 Reakt IO n - 11 vorausgeahnte Klangereignisse zu Walter Stach 2001 15m
201 Portrait 4 2001 12m
202 The great Gate 2001 14m
203 Wölfe und Schafe 2000 30m
204 Nachklang - Nachtklang - concert for violoncello and ensemble 2000 25m
205 Tödliche Sünden 2000 30m
206 Gestalttherapie 2000 15m
207 Neubau 16 2000 4m
208 Taste 2000 17m
209 Tripelkonzert 1999
210 si tacuisses - für Geige und Tenorhorn (Posaune) 1999
211 Das Lied der Lieder - nach Salomo (Teil 1) für Sopran, Chor und Kammerorchester 1999
212 Stück für Sopransaxophon und Ensemble 1999
213 Concerto aus der Tube 1999 10m
214 Concertino 1999 14m
215 Archaicon 1999 8m 35s
216 Platzen - für Baßklarinette und Ensemble 1998
217 Werk für zwei Klaviere und Ensemble 1998
218 Inter Pares 1998 11m
219 Ton.Film.Reportage 1998 15m
220 Atmosphäre 98 - for mezzo-soprano, brass orchestra and percussion 1998 16m
221 Platzen 1998 12m
222 Requiem für einen lebenden Toten 1998 40m
223 Preghost 1998 1m 30s
224 Ghost 1998 6m 30s
225 Das Geschenk der Gorgo 1997 40m
226 Notorisch - Motorisch 1997 5m
227 Die Launen des Capitan 1997 12m 30s
228 Batpulse 1997 11m
229 Meilensteiner 1997 6m
230 Violett - Dramolett - for violin solo and ensemble 1997 12m
231 Sagenhaft 1997 11m
232 N:A:A:R 1 1997 6m
233 N:A:A:R 2 1997 13m 40s
234 N:A:A:R 3 1997 11m 30s
235 B.A.C.H Kantate 1997 45m
236 B.A.C.H. Kantate 1997 45m
237 Aus allen Blüten Bitternis - Oper nach dem Stefan-Zweig-Roman von Alfredo Bauer 1996 1h 30m
238 Archetyp 1996 12m
239 Entrückter Walzer - für Klavier solo 1996 7m
240 Ultimate Sentences 1996 10m
241 Woyzeck - Bühnenmusik zum gleichnamigen Stück von Georg Büchner 1996
242 Spiegelkabinett - Drei Versuche über Anton Weberns op. 27/2 1995 9m
243 Adam 1995 9m
244 3 Gustostücke 1995 9m 30s
245 Not all about Roses 1995 15m
246 Die Karawane 1995 45m
247 Mir geht's gut 1995
248 Resultat 1 1995 5m
249 Freeminded Phonetics 1993 8m
250 Lustiges Treiben am Ostpol 1993 6m 30s
251 Kleine Heptaphonie in zwölf Stationen 1993 5m 30s
252 Permutator 2 1993 11m
253 Strenge Kammer 1993 9m
254 Entgleist 1993 9m 57s
255 Suite - für Kontrabass, Baßklarinette und 15 Spieler 1993 21m
256 Leos 1993 15m
257 Talking - für drei Gitarren 1993 14m
258 Grand Melisma 1993 22m
259 Joss 1993 8m
260 Frictionplane 1993 9m
261 Kowalsky 1993 8m
262 Esquisses Ethnologies 1992 13m 40s
263 Entgleist 1992 10m
264 A priori a Prelude 1992 10m
265 Domino - Floridus - Pendel - Drei Hüllkurven für Baßklarinette solo 1992 20m
266 Kasperl auf dem elektrischen Stuhl - Bühnenmusik zum gleichnamigen Stück von Konrad Bayer 1992 45m
267 Barock it - Zyklus für Mezzosopran, Posaune, Klavier, Synthesizer, Schlagwerk und DAT-Band 1992 45m
268 Don't call me 1992 7m
269 Moto 1992 10m
270 2 Variationen über Ein Männlein steht im Walde - für Saxophonquartett 1992 5m
271 Konzert Nr. 1 - für Klavier und Orchester 1992 33m
272 Lama dai dong 1992 3m 40s
273 Human 1 1992 4m 30s
274 Außen grau, innen blau 1992 3m 10s
275 Choral top 1992 5m
276 Mondautos 1992 5m
277 ... die ich rief ... 1992 4m
278 Oscar 1992 1m 10s
279 Lateral swinger 1992 2m 40s
280 7sssssss 1992 3m 20s
281 We also like Jazz 1992 4m 20s
282 Human 2 1992 5m
283 Pendel 1992 14m
284 Without 1991 9m
285 28 leichte Stücke - für Keyboard 1991
286 In Time - Musik zu einer Produktion des Kiskililla-Theaters Wien 1991 1h
287 Euroblues 1991 4m 57s
288 Keyboard 1-4 1991
289 Aus den Schatten 1991 25m
290 Fang den Hut - vier Stück Klavier 1990 6m 20s
291 Doppelhelix - für zehn Bläser 1990 10m
292 Fünf Miniaturen - für Mezzosopran, Klavier und Schlagzeug 1990 7m
293 Acht Duette 1990 14m
294 Vier Clowns - für Klavier solo 1990 6m
295 Leningrad 1990 10m
296 Holzmusik 1990 9m
297 Blechmusik 1990 8m 30s
298 Kweezin 1990 7m
299 Ko 1990 7m
300 U 1990 1m 30s
301 Parzival - Bühnenmusik zum gleichnamigen Stück von Tankred Dorst 1990 50m
302 Protophantasma - Concerto grosso für Bigband und Orchester 1990 50m
303 Freebop Exercise 1990 8m
304 Song for the Top 1990 3m 30s
305 A posthumeous letter 1990 12m
306 Minimal Lapsus 1990 3m 40s
307 Amoroso rhabarbero 1990 7m 20s
308 Pfunk a Euzerl 1990 8m 30s
309 Another simple song 1990 5m 45s
310 Le dernier cri du silence 1990 17m
311 Esquisses ethnologies 1990 14m
312 Postskriptum 1989 14m
313 Le dernier cri du silence 1989 10m
314 In a Testamental Mood 1989 8m
315 Don's Death 1989 12m
316 360 Grad Janus 1989 18m
317 10 Minuten 1988 10m
318 Schiwago solution 1988 6m 30s
319 Nur weiter so - Valse 1988 9m
320 Ottomania 1988 8m 30s
321 Aus den Schatten - Konzert für Trompete, Streichorchester und Schlagwerk 1987 25m
322 Die F. F. Company und Co. Kg. - Jazzmärchen nach Texten von Peter Wagner 1986 1h 30m
323 Die Befreiung des Modulors - Kammeroper nach "Der Fall des Hauses Usher" von Edgar Allen Poe 1986 30m
324 Kristallstrukturen 1986 15m
325 Pentagramm - für fünf Oboen und Synthesizer 1985 10m
326 Fast Steps for Giants 1985 15m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1960
Date of Birth:  29. June 1960
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Christoph Cech, born 1960 in Vienna, likes it large. The author of three operas, of a mass and various orchestra works is not only known as non-conformist conducting composer, he also appears as charismatic Bigband-leader, sensitive keyboarder in small formations and sometimes even as drummer. Cech's talent to make music immediately experienceable and to allow an untense access to improvisation and rhythm, was coinvolved in the success of JIM - the Institute for Jazz and improvised Music at the Bruckner University Linz/Austria - his head of department Cech is since 1999 and led above all in the last decade to orders in advanced teachers training. Since 2011 he develops the project "The big map" by commission of the Austrian Culture Ministery, a matter of setting up improvisation as a learning catalyst in the hole school system.

 

Christoph Cech comes out since the early 80s years as (co)founder and keyboarder/composer/conductor in numerous ensembles with international concert activity, under it in jazz the Nouvelle Cuisine Bigband, Striped Roses, trio Mondautos, Jubilo 11, Giuffre zone, trio ZaVoCC, duet Mütter – Cech, trio Heginger – Herbert – Cech and in the field of the new music Janus Ensemble and - quite actually - Max Brand ensemble.

 

Cech's compositional work encloses a fullness of pieces for small Ensembles in experimental jazz and chamber music and a big number of works for bigband and symphonic concepts. Numerous awards highlight the work of Christoph Cech, one of the most recent being the Honorary Award of the Country of Lower Austria in the category "Music".

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1994

co-founder and ever since jury member of the Gustav Mahler Composition award of the City of Klagenfurt

1996

co-founder and ever since director of the "Janus-Ensemble"

1997 - 1999

artistic director

1998 - 2005

teaching-assignment for music theory

1999

ever since director of the Department for Jazz and Improvised Music (JIM)

2001 - 2003

curator of the project "Moment! Musik"

2002 - 2003

artistic director

2003

ever since numerous projects with trainees and students

2004

artistic director of the Zeitklang-Wettbewerb-Niederösterreich

2004

postdoctoral lecture qualification as university professor for jazz composition

2005

ever since teaching-assignment "jazz-analysis"

2006

ever since artistic director of "JIMS Stadtpfeiler" composition-competition

co-founder, pianist and composer of numerous ensembles from the area of experimental jazz: Nouvelle Cuisine Bigband, Jubilo Elf, Striped Roses, Trio Mondautos, Duo Mütter, Cech, Camerata Obscura

numerous tours with his ensembles, guest performances at several festivals

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1985

World Music Days

1987
1988

Staatstheater Schwerin/GDR

1991
1992
1993
1994
1996
1997
1998
1998
1998
1998
1999
1999
2000
2000
2002
2003
2003
2004
IO
2005
2006
2006
2007
2008
2009

leader of the project

2010

Minoritenkirche Stein

performances at several jazz festivals

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1988

work scholarship

1992

First Prize at a composition competition

1994

Leibnitzer Art-Award for Big-Band-Composition

1995

work scholarship

1995

state scholarship for composition

1997

Publicity Award

1998

Hans-Koller-Prize for the best Jazz-CD of the year

2003

City of Ternitz: First Prize at a composition competition

2004

recognition award

2004

artist in residence

2005

artist in residence

2006

artist in residence

2010

artist in residence

2017

Cultural Award in the category "music"

Press Reviews

Cech's suite, on the other hand, was immediately impressive due to its sound constructions, absorbing cascades of sounds, dazzling instrumentation and especially through the symbiosis of brilliant structuring and fervent emotional density. All stations of the work were depicted with a stunning graphic quality and an emphatic perceptive sense.

Vorarlberger Nachrichten

 

In the sleek as in the abrasive passages he manages to emphasise his technical skills and create sound characters and thoughts which do not die away as soon as the instrument has finished playing them but live on in the listeners.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

 

[...] and in a virtuoso way (without a wrong "Crossover" ingratiation), Christoph Cech's piano concert juggles jazz elements and expressive gestures.

Die Presse

 

Cech enjoys producing puzzle pieces which join together when it is called for. If there is band assistance present, the art of superimposing is applied. Funk and bebop cannot play along calmly, as their slant "sound neighbour" got something in mind there.

Der Standard

 

Cech's compositions impress through their bulky, dissonant insertions of the concentrated winds passages as well as the elaborate, intricate, contrapuntally merging of voices.

Jazzpodium

 

With deftness and flair, Cech evokes fully self contained style melanges of ecstatic and mystic moods and baroque pomp, naturally always with an ironic touch.

Salzburger Nachrichten

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