Thomas Asanger
Instrument: bassoon, piano

Photo: T. Asanger ©

Asanger Thomas

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Vogler Fanfare 2012
2 Concertino for Trombone 2012
3 Blue Hole 2012
4 Medieval Dances 2012
5 Festmusik 2011
6 Albumblatt an die Jugend 2008 ~ 3m
7 Duett für Oboe solo 2008 ~ 4m
8 Aus der Not eine Tugend 2008 ~ 5m
9 La festa 2008 ~ 5m
10 Choral 2008 ~ 3m
11 Fantasia Panoptikum 2007 8m
12 Visionen II 2007 ~ 10m
13 Perestroika 2007 ~ 6m
14 Drei Tänze um das Goldene Kalb 2007 ~ 9m
15 Chor des Volkes 2007 ~ 4m
16 Rondo Capriccioso 2007 ~ 5m
17 Bernardiana 2007 ~ 5m
18 Kaleidoskop 2007 ~ 8m
19 In aller Kürze 2007 ~ 5m
20 Visionen 2006 ~ 5m
21 Schläge für Schlagobers 2006 ~ 6m
22 Sonate 2006 ~ 5m
23 Rudiments 2006 ~ 2m
24 Drum Workshop 2005 ~ 3m
25 Innsbruck ..., bis dass ich wiederkomm' 2005 5m
26 Mellow And Racy ~ 4m
27 Diskussionen - für Klarinettenquartett und Blechbläserquintett ~ 5m
28 Diskussionen - für Blechbläserquintett ~ 5m
29 BreakUp - für Jugendblasorchester ~ 3m
30 Blue Hole - für Blasorchester ~ 8m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1988
Date of Birth:  8. November 1988
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
2006 - 2008

composition

2008

preparatory course for bassoon studies with Barbara Loewe

studies Anton Neulinger

music education

Solfeggio (Josef Waidhofer)

studies with Maria Aschauer

conducting, choral conducting

German philology

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2007

self publishing company Thomas Asanger

2008

cooperation

2009

publisher Tierolff Muziekcentrale (Netherlands)

2009

Austrian Federal Youth Association

2009

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2007
2007

Austrian Composer's Association, Austrian Wind Music Youth: winner's concert "Jugend komponiert"

2008

winner's concert

2008

spring concert

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

signation for Upper Austria and Lower Austria's exhibition: "Danube. Fluch&Segen"

"Nach dieser Sintflut"

2011

festive music for the Upper Austrian ball 2011

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2006

third prize at the competition "Prima la Musica - Klanglandschaften"

2007

talent scholarship and second prize at the composition competition "Jugend komponiert"

2008

first prize at the competition"KlangLandschaften"

2009

Economic Chamber of Upper Austria: work scholarship

2010

composition scholarship

2010

second prize at the Symphonic Wind Composers Project

2010

special award

Description of Style

I am not really fond of calling myself a composer. I am a musician. Emotion and authenticity are my key parameters. I do not care so much for stylistically or politically motivated parameters, such as the inclusion and exclusion in classical and contemporary music. When composing, I try to only remember melodies that have not yet been created. I do not construct music, I just write down the notes as they come to my mind. Forms and structures merely serve as an assistance when I try to translate my ideas into something tangible and not have them end up in meaningless confusion. My titles are the most meaningful work descriptions of my pieces. I rarely describe, explain or justify the music I produce. When a piece requires words to make it understandable, the way I would like it to be understood, these become an integral part of the composition, like for example in "Nach dieser Sintflut" for soprano and wind orchestra.
Thomas Asanger, June 2011

Performer of (Composition)

Contact, Links

Language:  German, English
Website:  Thomas Asanger
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