Gorbach Thomas

General Information

Year of Birth:  1966
Place of Birth:  Thüringerberg
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Lives and works in Vienna.
Taught oboe until 1994.
Performances of the standard works for oboe in Austria, Switzerland, France, Israel and Poland until 1996.
Orchestra musician in various orchestras until 1996.
Founded the label "lecoq" in 2000.
Since the summer-term of 2004 teaching the elective Electro-acoustic music at the Vienna University of Technology.
Establishment and organization of concerts under the title "the electroacoustic project" in project space/Kunsthalle Vienna since January 2007.
Member of various free improvising ensembles in Switzerland.
Conducted Webern's op 24, Cage's Piano Concerto, Schneider's ceremonies ...

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

school leaving examination

conducting (Stefan Blunier)

lessons with Hans Elhorst

Biel: composition and ensemble (Urs Peter Schneider)

electro acoustic composition

one semester-studies in "music & movement"

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2000

Iecoq: founded the label

2004

since then: elective "electro-acoustic music"

2007

since then, project space: organization of concerts under the title "the electroacoustic project"

taught oboe (until 1994)

performances of standard works for oboe in Austria, Switzerland, France, Israel and Poland (until 1996)

orchestra musician in different orchestras (until 1996)

conducted Webern's opus 24, Cage's Piano Concerto, Schneider's ceremonies

member of several freely improvising ensembles in Switzerland

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

composition sponsorship

Description of Style

"The awareness of man is the focus of my daily activities."
I n the electro-acoustic medium the act of composition is kind of a perpetual motion machine. Concrete and the abstract things, material and idea, sensual and intellectual things - they cross-fertilize each other. Unknown "natural sounds" of the computer arise and expand the acoustic horizon. Performances without the distracting presence of actors call on eager listening. The style of composition unfolds in the wake of musical ideas, of computer technology and of the processed sound material.

 

Vienna, the 23.08.2007

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