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Berger Gary

(11. 02. 1967)

Berger Gary
Berger Gary
Elisabethenstr. 3
CH-8004 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 241 01 89
Internet: www.garyberger.ch

Biography
– Studies in percussion at the Musikhochschule Zürich
– Studies in composition under the tutelage of Julio Estrada in Paris and Gerald Bennett & Daniel Glaus at the Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich (graduated 2002 with a HMT Zürich diploma in composition)
– Attended courses in composition with Iannis Xenakis, Michael Jarrell, Salvatore Sciarrino, Chaya Czernowin, Luca Francesconi and Manuel Hidalgo.
1998/1999 – Work stipend from the FST (Föreningen svenska tonsättares), Stockholm.
– Received further education in electronic music at the Swiss Centre for Computer Music and under the tutelage of Curtis Roads at UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMU) in Paris followed by practical work at the IRCAM in Paris
– Specializes in contemporary music and the interpretation of live electronic performances
1999/2001 – Prize winner at CIMESP (Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo) in Brazil
2001 – Supported residency offered by the foundation Binz39 and the canton Grison for a stay at the artist's house NAIRS in Scuol
2005 – Sabbatical year for composition offered by the city of Zurich
2006 – composer in residence at the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB), France
2007 – Cash endowed prize offered by the canton of Grison
1999 until 2001 – Artistic director of the concert series 'musica moderna' in Wädenswil
Since 2005 – Artistic director of the concert series 'generator' for electroacoustic music and new media at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich
– Founder and member of the electroacoustic ensemble NOTSTROM
Gary Berger has been a teacher of electroacoustic composition at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich since 2001. He additionally lectures as a guest at the Musikhochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Landeskonservatorium Feldkirch.
The work of Gary Berger encompasses compositions for various ensemble forces and solo instruments, with or without electronic, and electronic tape works. His compositions are distributed by Swiss Music Edition.
Gary Berger has received commissions from Pro Helvetia (Swiss Culture Foundation), 'Tage für Neue Musik Zürich', the 'Europeäischen Musikmonats Basel' 2001, the ISMC World New Music Days 2004, the IMEB 'Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges' - France, the Lucerne Festival 2008, the city of Zurich, the City of Basel and others.
His works have been performed by the Ensemble Cattrall - Zurich, Ensemble Phöenix - Basel, Ensemble Laboratorium - Basel, KammarensembleN - Stockholm, Ensemble B.E.A.M., Color of Sound Ensemble - Spain, the Arte Quartett, Absolut Trio, Wiener Saxophon-Quartett and others.
Gary Berger has featured in portrait broadcasts on Swiss Radio DRS 2 and SWR Germany.
He lives as a freelance composer in Zurich.


Work list
Konglomerat (1993)
for electronic tape
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Instants d'hiver (1994-1995)
for mezzo-soprano and electronic tape
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Transition (1995)
for electronic tape
Duration: 7' 00"
SME/EMS
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Elastische Studie (1996)
for electronic tape
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
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im selben raum (1997)
for electronic tape
Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
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Zeitrisse (1998)
for electronic tape
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Link (1998)
for alto saxophone and live electronic
Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 18.00
Furchen (1999)
for tenor/bass trombone and percussion
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
unknüpfbar zerrissen (1999)
for electronic tape
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Langsam (1999)
for percussion and live electronic
Duration: 6' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 23.00
Kryptogramm (1999)
for bass-/soprano saxophone and live electronic
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
unter Reibung (2000)
for flute, viola and percussion
Duration: 3' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 16.00
strung (2000)
for electronic tape
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
lichtempfindliche Erinnerungen (2000)
for bass flute, viola, alto saxophone, guitar, percussion and live electronic
Duration: 6' 00"
SME/EMS
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doppelte Wendung (2000)
for voice, percussion and live electronic
Duration: 6' 00"
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X-ation (2001)
for oboe and live electronic
Duration: 6' 00"
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CHF: 18.00
mâts (2001)
for baritone saxophone and live electronic
Duration: 13' 00"
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mâts II (2001)
for baritone saxophone solo
Duration: 8' 00"
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CHF: 18.00
mâts III (2001-2004)
for baritone saxophone, video projection and live electronics
Duration: 9' 00"
SME/EMS
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bitmap (2001)
for saxophone quartet and live electronic
Duration: 6' 00"
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CHF: 26.00
zah (2002)
for baritone saxophone, violoncello and electronic
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 29.00
scri (2002)
for voice, baritone saxophone, percussion and live electronic
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 42.00
Ewn-ts 13-15 (2002)
Conceptual composition
for sax and electronics
Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
spins (2003)
for percussion and live electronic
Duration: 7' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 34.00
Dauerwelle (2004)
for guitar, electronic tapes and electronics
Duration: 9' 00"
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CHF: 23.00
hinaus sehen - hinaus hören (2004)
Ecelctroacoustic music
for travelling train with vedeo camera and 12 headphones
Together with Jürg Lindenberg.
Duration: 76' 00"
Manuscript
drinn (2004)
for test tube with integrated microphone and 8 piezo speakers
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Tank (2005)
for voice and percussion
Duration: 11' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 23.00
core (2005)
for interactive console
For the performance installation "instant city".
Duration: variabel (min. 30')
Manuscript
Dauerwelle (2006)
for guitar and ambisonic player
Duration: 9' 00"
SME/EMS
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31 mal lösen (2006)
for percussion and electronics
Duration: 8' 00"
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Leuchtstoff (2006)
for alto saxophone, viola, guitar and tape recorder
Duration: 7' 00"
SME/EMS
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übersetzte Geschwindigkeit (2006)
for piano trio and electronic playback
Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 34.00
cache (2007)
for four 'electricians'
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
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schichten.arbeiten (2007)
for violin solo
Duration: 6' 00"
SME/EMS
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Leerstelle (2007)
for bass flute, bass clarinet, violin, percussion and tape recorder
Duration: 7' 00"
SME/EMS
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wellen.zerstäuben (2008)
for large percussion ensemble (12 players)
Duration: 11' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 65.00
(Parts: sFr. 90.-; € 60.-)
Biegung (2009)
for electric guitar and electronics
Duration: 41' 00"
Manuscript
turbine (2010)
for large ensemble (fl.ob.cl.tsx/tpt.tbn/perc/pf/vn.va.vc.db)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Insert (2010)
for live electronics solo
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Insert (2010)
for sax and live electronics
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Raumfalter (2011)
for alto sax, bassoon and live electronics
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Photonic construction (2011)
for electric guitar, light transformer and live electronics
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
encode (2012-2013)
for ensemble (fl, bcl, tsx, pf, perc I and II, vn, vc) and live electronics
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
CHF: 57.00
Repertory
Patrick N. Frank: Für Nichts for baritone sax/tubax, violoncello, percussion, gamma synthesizer, live electronics, black box, lighting
Patrick N. Frank: SEIN/NICHTS for sax, vc, perc, gamma synthesizer, live electronics, black box, light
Diskographie
ARTE Quartett (Grammont Porträt Nr. MGB CTS-M 95, 2005)
Werke:
Gubler, Rico: Loud-Speakers (Easy listening version) (1999/2005)
Vassena, Nadir: 31 anatomie notturne (1998)
Berger, Gary: bitmap (2001)
Meier, Hans-Jürg: nodo (2002-2004)
Stauder, Andréas: Figures blocs chemins (2003)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Schweizerisches Zentrum für Computermusik (stv/asm Nr. 4, 1999)
Werke:
Powell, Kit: Whale (1993)
Berger, Gary: im selben raum (1997)
Spoerri, Bruno: Etude pour usines à fer (1996)
Neukom, Martin: Studie 8.3 (1994)
Spoerri, Bruno: De- / In- / Formation (1995)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Bruno Spoerri, Brigitte Schär, Harold Vasquez, Michael Horowitz, Simon Jaunin, Nicolas Sordet
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Berger, Gary: Vom scheinbaren Pfeifen der Lokomotiven und von realen Saxophonklängen, in: Sax-Time, Zeitschrift des Schweizerischen Saxophon Verbund (11.2007) (2007)
Spoerri, Bettina: Textklängen nachspüren, in: in Entwürfe, Zeitschrift für Literatur (12.2004) 40 (2004)
Stierli, Isabel: "... weisses Blatt Papier..." (Contemporary Swiss Composers), Pro Helvetia, Zürich 2003
Herzog, Benjamin: Eine digitale Synthese von Raum, Optik und Klang, in: Basler Zeitung (5. Juli 2001) (2001), S. 37
Nauck, Gisela: "Herausfinden, welches meines ist...". Zur Verfügung und Geschichtlichkeit des Materials, in: Positionen - Beiträge zur Neuen Musik 49 (2001)
Omlin, Christina: Zwischen Aufbruch und Bewahrung, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (März/April 2001) 2 (2001), S. 36-41
Schüssler, Martin: Neue Musik ganz schön vielseitig - Composer of the Week 28, in: Europäischer Musikmonat 2001, opinio, Basel 2001
Meyer, Thomas: Musikalische Netze spannen, in: Tages-Anzeiger (1. Oktober 1999) (1999), S. 70
Ensembles