composer-performer



distant shapes / ferne Formen (2019)
for voice and tape

behind I + II (2018/2019)
for voice and two instruments

nosongs (2017/18)
for voice, lute and uber-bows

notes from the hill (2015)
for voice and one instrument

Sapphosongs (2015)
for voice and one instrument

slow songs (2013-15)
for voice, lute, e-bows

am Fenster (2014)
for solo voice

tidstrand (2009)
for voice and instruments

Avers (2008)
for voice, lute, e-bows

Hitzewelle(2004)
music for videowork by Andrea Wolfensberger

stilleben (1997)
for solo voice

wandern (1996)
for voice and tape

das imzu plaudern (1993)
for voice and tape

solo for voice (1988)














































































































































composing for voices


die Summe (2018/19)
for choirs and more voices


Salz, Lücke, Zelt (2018/2019)
for 8 voices


Aufbruch nach prrr (2018)
for 10 voices and two saxophones
a project with students of Gymnasium Oberwil


der blumen (2017)
for voices
performed by Sotto Voce Vocal Collective
or
https://soundcloud.com/sottovocevocalcollective


ortlos über die Küste hinaus (2016)
for voices

Laub (2014)
for two voices

asunder (2013)
for voices
composed for a live-performance with the film
La chute de la maison Usher by Jean Epstein


das Haus der Erinnerung (2010)
a project with students of Gymnasium Oberwil
and Musikschule Basel with Sylwia Zytynska and
Fritz Hauser, Gare des enfants/Gare du Nord Basel


temps (1998)
for 8 voices


Fahrzeug (1996)
for 14 voices
eighthour composition for 14 voices


Gefälle (1995)
for chamberchoir, Sudhaus, Werkraum Warteck Basel




Since the middle-eightees I have enjoyed passing on my experiences in elementary and experimental voice-work and singing to others. I have trained singers, dancers, speakers, teachers and other enthusiasts to develop their voices through groupwork and individual lessons. I have worked in theatre- and dance-productions as a voice trainer and musical advisor and I have given masterclasses and lectures on my work in Europe and Asia.
I work with my own intergrative voice-body-tchnique based on classical singing and breathing-work after Erika Kemmann (Institut für Atemlehre Berlin) and Atem-Tonus-Ton developed by Maria Höller. This training facilitates improvisation, interpretation of an individual repertoire or other forms of creation. It is based on my own singing and performance practise of more than three decades and enriched through my experiences with Central-Asian vocal music. From 1995-2010 I have educated singers and speakers in the Atem-Tonus-Ton-method in Switzerland, Germany and Japan. Since 2013 I have been working as a guest-lecturer for voice and improvisation at the FHNW University of Music in Basel. Since 2008 I have been the director of a small student research ensemble, which focuses on improvisation, explores ways of singing together and has staged several performance-projects.

My compositions, often notated as text-scores, are providing a precise frame with possible different outcomes and are engaging performers with decisions of their own. They have been performed by trained voices as well as by less- or non-trained voices.




Aufbruch nach prrrr (2018)
for ten voices and two saxophones, Gare du Nord, Basel



asunder (2013/2014) for voice-ensemble, live-music with the film
The Fall of the House Usher, Theatergarage Basel and Filmpodium Zürich
 


Das Haus der Erinnerung (2010)
for voices, tape and percussionists,
a project with students of Gymnasium Oberwil
and Musikschule Basel with Sylwia Zytynska and
Fritz Hauser, Gare des enfants/Gare du Nord Basel




Fahrzeug (1996)

8hour composition for 14 voices, Festival Performance Index Basel