Adriane Muttenthaler
Instrument: piano
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© Adriane Muttenthaler

Muttenthaler Adriane

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Die sieben Chakren 2015
2 Mexiko-Suite 2015
3 Short Cuts 1-4 2014
4 Fiakermilli-Blues 2013
5 Fanfare 2013
6 Irrsinn 2013
7 Eggenburger Meer 2012
8 Waldviertler Oasen 2010
9 Türkis & gelb 2010
10 Like a pike in a fish-pond 2010
11 Streichquartett Nr. 2 2009
12 Dialog 2009
13 Cello Quartet No. 1 2009
14 Dialoge - for violin and piano 2009
15 Miniatur 2008
16 Wellensprung 2006
17 Spring again 2006
18 Triolog 2006
19 Dodeka 2006
20 Horn of plenty 2006
21 MUJERES Y DIOSAS 2004
22 Balkanimpressionen Nr. 1-3 2004
23 Blues for Patrizia 2002
24 Es sang vor vielen Jahren 2002
25 "To be serious or not to be serious ..." 2001
26 statements 2001
27 Places & Faces 2000
28 Klanggesetz-t - tape collage 2000
29 Magic Stones 2000
30 Mysterious Lady 2000
31 Expressionen 1999
32 Kaleidoscope 1998
33 Happy-go-lucky 1997
34 Bassology 1997
35 Four-leaved-clover-Blues 1997
36 Streichquartett Nr. 1 1997
37 Tarik 1997
38 Duophonie 1996
39 Miniaturen 1994
40 Spiegelbilder 1994
41 Roulette 1994
42 Portraits 1992
43 Visionen 1992
44 Kündigung 1991
45 Suite "Phantastische Bilder" 1991
46 Metarmophose - Gruß aus Viktring 1990
47 Bilder aus dem Waldviertel 1990
48 Bossa at night 1990
49 Suite "Spielräume" 1990
50 Elegie 1988
51 Blues in Barrique 1988
52 Good Vibrations (=Gute Geister) 1986
53 Hochdruckgebiet (=High Pressure) 1986
54 Antigone 2000 1986
55 In a cosy corner 1985
56 Seaside Jump 1985
57 Rasantes Gezwitscher (=Speedy Twitter) 1985
58 Girlanden (=Garlands) 1985
59 Beduin Market 1985
60 "Der weibliche Name des Widerstands" - music for the feature film 1984
61 Funny Bone 1984
62 Holidaytrip 1984
63 Black Cherries 1984
64 Jambouree 1984
65 Waltz at the busstop 1984
66 Korallenriff (& Heinrich Werkl) 1984
67 Kaktusblüten 1984
68 Fata Morgana Boogie (& Mary Lou Williams) 1984
69 Always on the move 1982
70 Samba at night 1982
71 Havlicek's Traum - chanson 1982
72 Einsamkeit zu zweit - chanson 1982
73 Gegenwart - chanson 1982
74 Es könnte auch alles ganz anders sein - chanson 1982
75 Just for you 1982
76 Crazy Daisy 1982

General Information

Year of Birth:  1955
Date of Birth:  7. October 1955
Place of Birth:  Hamilton
Country of Birth: 
Nationality: 

 

Muttenthaler was born in Canada and grew up in Austria.

 

The exploration of new musical ways, the bridging of different styles and the creation of a whole new and complete sound, which does not correspond to the traditional categories - exactly these are the artistic pillars of her band - and they work now for more than 25 years. In contrast to many of her fellow musicians, who stand out due to an almost unmanageable variety of different projects and collaborations, Adriane Muttenthaler concentrates her creative potential for mainly in her project-band with the name "Criss Cross".

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1973 - 1977

music education

1981 - 1985

composition

attended workshops held by Rudi Wilfer, Dieter Glawischnig, Uli Scherer, Matthias Rüegg

 

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1983

founder and ever since bandleader of the ensemble CRISS-CROSS

international tours and participation at festivals: at Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Mexico, Germany, Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria etc.

member

board member

member

cooperation with Chet Baker, Leo Wright, Wolfgang Puschnig and various others

television and radio broadcast of her compositions in Europe, Asia, America

held workshops inland and abroad

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1987
1991
1994
2005

International Jazzfestival Pancevo (Serbia-Montenegro)

2007

International Culture Festival Zacatecas

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1999

scholarship for composition

2003

recognition award for music

commendation

commendation

award for composition

Description of Style

Adriane Muttenthaler uses conceptual composition techniques with considerable room for improvisation, deriving from jazz harmony and rhythm, combined with elements of contemporary classical music.

Press Reviews

This time Adriane Muttenthaler added a string quartett to her original sextet Criss-Cross. [...] For sure "Places & Faces" does not present jazz that was romantically packed by means of strings. Both the jazz sextet and the string quartet hold different positions originating from clever arrangements. These two orchestral formations act on their own never losing their connections. Nevertheless Adriane Muttenthaler spares space for soli, which is difficult task, but thanks to the discipline of the musicians this all contributes to a timeless, beautiful and very swinging album.

Jazzzeit (Christian Bakunyi)

 

I like the way Ms. Muttenthaler continually moves away from the trite and overdone aspect of mainstream music. This is not so much a blowing session (theme, solos, and out) as much as it is a vehicle for her fine melodies. The section work keeps the songs in focus and sets up the mostly short but usually substantial solos. In a pleasing way, it reminds this listeners of the "cinematic" music bassist Charlie Haden is creating with this quartet (Ernie Watts, Lawrence Marable, and Alan Broadbent). Some listeners might wish that soloists stretch out a bit more. All in all, a strong introduction to the appealing music from Adriane Muttenthaler.
(review CD "asphalt & neon")

Cadence (USA)

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2015: Oasen (with Criss-Cross; ATS-Records)
  • 2009: Ueberrascht (with Criss-Cross; Extraplatte)
  • 2006: crazy moon (with Criss-Cross; Extraplatte)
  • 2001: places & faces (with Criss-Cross & strings; PG-records)
  • 1999: kaleidoscope (with Criss-Cross; Extraplatte)
  • 1997: visions & realities (with Criss-Cross; Extraplatte)
  • 1993: Asphalt und Neon (with Criss-Cross; gramola)

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