Thomas Amann
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Amann Thomas

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Fa / Ifa 2014 11m
2 dead deeds 2013 12m
3 Parts 2013 12m
4 hands, yard, infinity - für Orgel und Orchester 2013 18m
5 Inside-Piece 2012
6 Territory Matters 2012 12m
7 study for portrait 2012 4m
8 On Vanishing 2011 13m
9 transcripts on améry - version for Percussion and live-elektronic 2010 7m 40s
10 transcripts on améry - version for violoncello and live-elektronic 2010 7m 40s
11 transcription studies - for violoncello and double bass 2010 6m 30s
12 composite sketch - miniature for orchestra 2010 1m 15s
13 Céphalopodes - für Violine, Violoncello und Klavier 2009 3m 30s
14 Dekokte - for brass ensemble 2008 9m
15 Roto-Spiegel - for 6 instrumentalists 2008 ~ 11m
16 Demosthenes - Stille - für Streichquartett 2007
17 Pandas Lächeln - for violoncello 2005 ~ 1m 30s
18 Attis' Finger - für 2 Gitarren 2005 ~ 7m
19 Pandas Lächeln 2005 ~ 1m 30s
20 Stillstand der Küste - für Oboe solo 2004 ~ 5m
21 ... deine Welt ist ein Atemschöpfen ... - für Streichquartett 2004 ~ 11m
22 Andere Räume - für Flöte, Klarinette, Violine und Viola 2004 4m 30s
23 membra - for string quartet 2004 ~ 6m 30s
24 Fünf Stücke - für Violine und Klavier 2003 ~ 9m
25 Distanz-Übermalung 2003
26 Rückkehr aus Zweigesang - für Altblockflöte und Violine 2003
27 Ritornell - Versuch einer Landschaft - für Flöte Posaune, Viola und Kontrabass 2002 ~ 8m
28 A Conversation Piece - für Violoncello und Zuspielband 2002 - 2003 ~ 10m
29 Streichtrio 2002 ~ 8m
30 head II - elektroakustische Komposition 2002 ~ 3m
31 Pieces from a Conversation 2002 ~ 10m
32 Take the Red Underlined 2002 ~ 15m
33 schöner wolken-vogel - für Violine solo 2000 ~ 8m
34 Missing Links - für Streichquartett 1998 ~ 13m
35 On Vanishing

General Information

Year of Birth:  1978
Date of Birth:  17. June 1978
Place of Birth:  Innsbruck
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Born in 1978 in Innsbruck.

 

Instrumental studies at the Tyrolean Conservatory in Innsbruck (viola, piano), composition studies with Beat Furrer (Art University of Graz) and Chaya Czernowin (Vienna University of Music). Various prizes and awards (Austrian State Scholarship, Music Promotion Prize of the City of Graz, 1st prize of the provincial capital of Innsbruck for artistic creativity, recognition prize of the Art University of Graz).

 

Collaborations with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Wiener Collage, Windkraft Tyrol, Ensemble Zeitfluss, szene instrumental, Tyrolean Ensemble for Contemporary Music. Performances at Music Biennale Zagreb, Klangspuren Schwaz, Eclatsconcerts, Grazer Osterfestival, hörfest 03, as well as in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, UK, USA and Israel.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1993 - 1998
1993 - 1998
1997

school leaving examination

1997 - 1998

philosophy and musicology

1998 - 2004

composition and music theory

2004

composition diploma with distinction

2004 - 2007

Institute for Aesthetics and Music Criticism

2009

postgraduate composition studies

2009 - 2010

Studio for Electronic Music and Acoustics (SELMA): workshops in live electronics

2010

participation

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2009 - 2011

teacher of music theory

collaborations with klangforum wien, windkraft tirol, arditti quartet, RSO wien, ensemble wiener collage, ensemble zeitfluss, chordos quartet, szene instrumental, tiroler ensemble für neue musik, and many more

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2000

Tyrolean State Memorial Foundation: scholarship

2003

composition grant

2004

first prize of the City of Innsbruck for cultural accomplishments

2004

city's promotional award for music

2005

state scholarship for composition

2005

recognition award

2007

work scholarship

2008

scholarship for composition

2009

work scholarship

2010

Stipendiat

2011

state scholarship for composition

2012

Winner of the 5th competition in composition arranged by the Christoph Delz Foundation in cooperation with the Festival of Lucerne
Awarded work: "Les yeux/Les poupées"

2012

Composer in Residence

2014

Publicity prize

Press Reviews

16. March 2008

[...] Thomas Amann's drilling Roto-mirror, of which its waves of intensity crashed against the listeners and took them under its spell.

Krone Zeitung (Martin Gasser)

 

14. February 2003

"Ritornell" by the highly gifted Furrer pupil Thomas Amann is a static kept sound scape constellation, where, as if by many, the composed silence results in many surprising punctuated events.

Salzburger Nachrichten (Heinz Rögl)

 

13. October 2002

Pieces from a Conversation [...] poetry and emotion on an electronic and improvised sound path.

Tiroler Tageszeitung (Ursula Strohal)