Courtesy of M. de Roo (private photo ©)

Roo de Manuel

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 Violin Secrets 2014
2 Schafezaehlen 2013
3 Sekundenwalzer 2013
4 Lunar Rays 2013
5 shivercraft 2011
6 "POLAROIDS" - music for the film by Berhard Braunstein 2011
7 Silkening [phase einspunktkommastrichsiebzehnleiden] 2010
8 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter 2010
9 Thrillogy - based on the quotation from Paulus, Walt Michelson und Jean Ziegler 2010
10 chairs delights 2009
11 Silkening [phase eins] 2009
12 12 Solostücke für den Instrumentalunterricht 2009
13 Monsieur Michel sonne les cloches du Rock 2009
14 signs or no signs 2009
15 Zerreissprobe 2009
16 think of silence 2009
17 wild things 2008
18 Pulcinella's Dreams - for toy piano and other instruments 2008 - 2009
19 Nach meiner Pfeyf 2007
20 Funkstörung - Ostwind 2007
21 Von Engeln 2007
22 CitySound 2006
23 Seelenwanderung - Ostwind 2005
24 Weberngedenken 2005
25 car tune 1 2005
26 4.736.251 2005
27 Vorschlag 1 2004
28 12 Stücke für den Instrumentalunterricht 2004
29 Vorschlag 2 2004
30 Griffner-Miniatur 2004
31 Gang 2 2003
32 Cello für Gitarre 2003
33 Nach Dichtung 1 2002
34 Elegy 2002
35 Concerto Rokin 2001
36 Historische Fragmente 2001
37 must 2001
38 Wintermeditation 2000
39 Blue Excuses and a Yellow Havana 2000
40 BRUL 1999
41 17 bells 1998
42 fein 1995
43 Klavierspielen ist Krieg 1995
44 Les roques sardes 1994
45 L'Amour 1993

General Information

Date of Birth:  25. June 1979
Place of Birth:  The Hague
Country of Birth: 
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Manuel de Roo is one of the most experimental representatives of a new generation of “serious” musicians who aren’t afraid of dealing with both pop and the classical canon. A musician who can be found playing for operas as well as musicals (Tiroler Landestheater, Salzburger Landestheater, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg), Manuel (who is also a member of the Austrian Ensemble for New Music in Salzburg) can also occasionally be spotted in the Klangforum Wien. As a composer he has created pieces for the stART-Festival Salzburg and the Klangforum Schwaz.

In 2003 he received the advancement prize for composition at the Mozarteum, 2005 he received a grant for the composers forum Mittersill, 2008 a one year scholarship from Salzburg and in 2009 he received the Publicity Prize from the SKE.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1993 - 2003

focus on contemporary music (Peter Heiß), diploma with distinction

1994 - 1998
1998 - 2005

individual master-studies of composition and new media

2004

conducting-courses at the International Ensemble Modern Academy

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2002 - 2003

organisational assistant at the International Outreach Academy

2003 - 2005

chairman of the students union

2005 - 2010

freelance work in programm-development

2007 - 2011

music lecturer at the SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance

2007 - 2013

member of the advisory music board of the Country of Salzburg

2009 - 2011

accompanying teacher at Freie Hofschule Gaisberg

2011 - 2015

chairman of "Windkraft Tirol – Kapelle für Neue Musik"

2012

ever since teacher for guitar and composition at the Frankenkollegium Nuremberg

2013

ever since vice-chairman of the association Frankenkollegium Nuremberg e.V.

performances as a guitarist with the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Tyrolean Ensemble for New Music, Austrian Ensemble for New Music, Klangforum Wien a.m.o.

one of the 3 authors of the "New Sounds Cookbook" (pulisher Ricordi Munich)

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2006
2007
2007

Music Publisher Dr. Franz Zaunschirm

2007
2008

SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance

2009

SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1995

1st prize with distinction for the guitar duo with Lukas Thöni

2003

composition award

2005

participation scholarship

2008

annual music scholarship

2009

publicity award

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