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Roth Michel

(26. 06. 1976)

Roth Michel
Roth Michel
Luzernerstrasse 70
CH-6030 Ebikon
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)41 420 16 67
Internet: www.michelroth.ch

Biography
Michel Roth was born 1976 in Altdorf and lives in Lucerne. Since graduating with a degree in composition and music theory from Basel's School of Music after studying under the tuition of Roland Moser and Detlev Müller Siemens, Roth is now professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts' Music Academy, where he heads the department of composition and contemporary music. This function brings him into close contact with Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Eötvös et.al.
Many renowned interpreters have performed his works, including the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Stuttgarter Vokalsolisten and the Basler Madrigalisten, as well as the ensembles Phoenix Basel, Ascolta Stuttgart and Mosaik Berlin. He has worked in close collaboration with the Mondrian Ensemble Basel and the Rumanian percussionist Mircea Ardeleanu for the past several years. Roth has won numerous awards for his work, including the Musica viva München's 2007 BMW Award for Composition for his piece 'Der Spaziergang'. His works have also been performed at the Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn, the Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik, the Berlin-based festivals 'Klangwerkstatt' and 'Unerhört', Musica da Hoy Madrid, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, and at concerts in Geneva, London, Cork, Krakow, Weimar, Graz, Milan, Venice, Bucharest, Montreal, Sao Paulo and Peking to name but a few. His works have also been recorded and transmitted by many radio stations. His piece PESSOA was accepted for the "Grammont sélection 2008".
A broad spectrum of his work is available from the Tre Media Verlag (publishers) in Karlsruhe.
In addition to his practical activities, Michel Roth also carries out research and publishes papers dealing with topics of an interdisciplinary and music theoretical nature.


Work list
Ecce - Kairos (1997)
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Knöcherne Maske die einst Gesang war (1998)
for soli, choir and saxophone quartet
After fragments by Georg Trakls.
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
CRWTH (1998)
15 movements after James Joyce
for cello solo with scordatura
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Kristall (1998)
Diaphony
for 15 strings
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11 von Arnold Schönberg (Three Piano Pieces, op. 11 by Arnold Schönberg) (1999)
set for chamber orchestra by Michel Roth
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Lichtgesänge nach Mörike (1999)
for tenor, guitar, harp and harpsichord
Texts: Eduard Mörike
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Tönung und Schatten (2000)
for accordion solo
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Und es schweifen leise Schauer wetterleuchtend... (2000)
for large ensemble
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Autumn Rhythm - Homage to Jackson Pollock (2000)
for piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Näherungen (2000)
for tenor saxophone and large organ
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Verinnerung (2001-2002)
After a picture by Mondrian
for piano trio
Duration: 20' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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erschöpfung (2002)
for string trio
After a picture by Mondrian.
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Das Flüsterhaus - marginal und madrigal (2002)
for soli, choir and Renaissance instruments
After a motet by Heinrich Schütz and a text by Paul Celan.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Patera (2003)
for 4 horns and percussion (4 players)
Duration: 16' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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D-10245 Berlin
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Sechs Lieder aus der Jugendzeit von Gustav Mahler (Six Lieder from Gustav Mahler's Youth) (2003)
Adaptation
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
DuElle (2003)
for piano duo
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
A Luce (2003)
for tenor, cello, dulcimer, harpsichord
Prelude to a work by Barbarino.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Quellmund (2004)
for oboe and string trio
Duration: 7' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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D-10245 Berlin
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Hoax (2004)
Variations
for two guitars
Duration: 6' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Molasse vivante (2004)
Duo
for two pianos
Duration: 15' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Molasse vivante (2004-2007)
version for flute, oboe, clarinet, percussion, piano and string trio
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
bloop (2004)
for two tubax (contrabass saxophones)
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
STAMM (2004)
for six-part female choir and instruments
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Die auf dich zurückgreifende Zeit (2005)
cycle for vocalists and ensemble after texts by Peter Weber
for soprano, mezzo, altus (baritone), tenor, baritone, bass - saxophone (SABar), trumpet (B), trombone, piano, violoncello, E-bass, 2 percussion
Duration: 18' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Skytale (2005)
for clarinet, violoncello and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd (2005)
Imaginary ballet
for flute, piano and percussion
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Schöllenen (2001-2006)
for large ensemble
Duration: 13' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Ring - Bann (2006)
for dulcimer, bass clarinet and strings (1.1.1.1)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Töne oder Tiere (2006)
for natural horn solo
Duration: 5' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Trois têtes (2007)
for percussion solo
Duration: 20' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Tête – Crâne (2007)
Homage to Alberto Giacometti
for clarinet solo
Duration: 14' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Vier Stukkaturen (2007)
for wind octet on historical instruments (2ob, 2cl, 2bn, 2hn)
Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Der Spaziergang (2007)
for two baritones and orchestra
After two text versions of Robert Walsers tale "Der Spaziergang".
Duration: 18' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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D-10245 Berlin
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Zwirn (2007)
for 4 natural horns
Duration: 6' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Pessoa (2008)
for 9 voices (soprano, mezzo, 2 alti, tenore, 2 baritone, 2 bass) and 8 instruments (flute, clarinet, horn, trombone, guitar, percusion, viola, double bass)
After texts by Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms Alberto Caeiro, Baron von Teive, Ricardo Reis, Bernardo Soares, Alvaro de Campos and Alexander Search.
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Eins und Alles (2008)
for large organ solo
Duration: 12' 00"
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Kavalkade (2008)
Intermezzo
for singing double bassist
Texts: Fernando Pessoa
Duration: 2' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Autumn Rhythm (2009)
for piano solo
Duration: 20' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Paràbola del Palacio (2009)
A scenic conceptual piece
for solo voice
Texts: Jorge Luis Borges
Duration: variabel
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Plaie et Douceur (2010)
for viola solo
After a text by Nicolas Bouvier and Chinese characters.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
im bau (2001-2012)
Fifteen sound room after a fragment by Franz Kafka
for soprano, three instrumentalists (ob(lupophon), vc (singing saw), pf (melodica)) and live electronics
1st Scene: Prologue; 2nd Scene: Im Bau; 3rd Scene: Schlaf; 4th Scene: Burg-Platz; 5th Scene: Labyrinth; 6th Scene: Unter der Moosdecke; 7th Scene: Im Freien; 8th Scene: Der Vorposten; 9th Scene: Schwierige Rückkehr; 10th Scene: Schlaf; 11th Scene: Ein Zischen oder Pfeifen; 12th Scene: Unter der Moosdecke; 13th Scene: Verständigung; 14th Scene: Der Bau im Bau; 15th Scene: Epilogue
Duration: 45' 00"
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verrückung (... Boggie-Woogie) (2010)
for piano, violin, viola, violoncello
After a picture by Piet Mondrian.
Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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Raumerweiterungssignale (2011)
for eighth-tone horn and electronics
Duration: 15' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Ohne Grund (2011)
for saxophone, trombone and piano
Duration: 3' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Ein Blumenstrauss für M.S. (2011)
A study
for string trio and two pianos a quarter tone apart
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Räuber-Fragmente (2011)
for speaker, saxophone, guitar, double bass and improvising saxophone
Musical theatre after Robert Walser's robber novel.
Duration: 30' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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simile (2012)
for saxophone and organ
A study about rythmical and tonal transformations for baritone saxophone (numerous multiphonics) and organ (min. of three manuals equipped with aliquot registers).
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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rebocto (2012)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.2/1/8.6.5.5.3)
A fantasy over the act of reading (and playing!) backwards.
Commissioned by the Musikkollegium Winterthur.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Mircea Ardeleanu (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 121, 2009)
Interpreten:
Ardeleanu, Mircea
Werke:
Neidhöfer, Christoph: AU (1997)
Zinsstag, Gérard: ...u vremenu rata... (1994)
Roth, Michel: Trois têtes (2007)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Horatiu Radulescu, Gianluca Ulivelli
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Klavierduo Adrienne Soós / Ivo Haag (Grammont Porträt Nr. 107, 2007)
Interpreten:
Klavierduo Adrienne Soós und Ivo Haag
Werke:
Ammann, Dieter: Regards sur les traditions (1994-1995)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Sonata (1955)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Klavierstück 7 "Quinternio" (2005)
Roth, Michel: Molasse vivante (2004)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Krzysztof Meyer
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Festival l'art pour l'Aar. November 2003 (Müller &Schade Nr. 5042/2, 2006)
Interpreten:
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen
Monot, Pierre-Alain
Werke:
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Ecumes (1996)
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Shadows (1998-1999)
Keller, Max E.: insieme, a coppie, indipendente (2000)
Marti, Heinz: Passages (1970)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: Streichquartett (1964)
Zinsstag, Gérard: Sept fragments ou Cinq fragments (1982-1983)
Gut, Ursula: Aquamarin (1992)
Roth, Michel: Patera (2003)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Hans Eugen Frischknecht, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jost Meier, Katrin Frauchiger, Daniel Andres, Alfred Schweizer
Mondrian Ensemble (Grammont Porträt Nr. 88, 2004)
Interpreten:
Mondrian Ensemble
Werke:
Ammann, Dieter: Gehörte Form - Hommages (1998)
Roth, Michel: Verinnerung (2001-2002)
Jaggi, Martin: Schebka (2001)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Iannis Xenakis, Giacinto Scelsi, Martin Jaggi
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Roth, Michel: Neue Spannungsgrade bei Kandinsky und Schönberg, in: Dissonanz 100 (2007) [Internet]
Gartmann, Thomas: Imaginäre Inszenierungen. Michel Roth im Gespräch mit Thomas Gartmann über die Kammeroper "Im Bau", in: Musik – Buchstaben – Musik, Pfau, Saarbrücken 2013, S. 328-347
Haffter, Christoph: Michel Roth: Rezension der Porträt-CD von Musiques Suisses, in: Dissonanz 124 (2013), S. 85-86
Kenneweg, Friederike: Grammont Sélection 5, in: Dissonanz 122 (2013), S. 76-77 [Internet]
Brotbeck, Roman: Grammont Sélection 5. Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2011, in: Kuratierung und Kommentierung der CD, Musiques Suisses, Zürich 2012
Fatton, Andreas: Silben, Szenen, Bilder, Räume. "Journées contemporaines" in Basel. Musiktheater von Francesc Prat, Michel Roth, Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini und Alfred Zimmerlin, in: Dissonanz 120 (2012), S. 60-61
Kunkel, Michael: "Beifügen könnte ich, dass...". Behauptungen oder Mutmassungen über Michel Roths Komposition "Der Spaziergang" nach Robert Walser, in: Dissonanz 107 (2009), S. 8-11 [Internet]
Kunkel, Michael: Neu gesagte Geschichten des Tönens. Kompositorische Sprechakte von Michel Roth, Mischa Käser und Annette Schmucki, in: Musik, Wahrnehmung, Sprache, Chronos, Zürich 2008, S. 115-151