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Kuhn Dennis

(1957)

Kuhn Dennis
TRE MEDIA Musikverlage
Amalienstrasse 40
D-76133 Karlsruhe
BRD

Tel: +49 721 260 23
Fax: +49 721 260 44
Internet: www.denniskuhn.de/

Biography
– Born in Olten, Switzerland
1973 until 1979 – Studies music at the Basel Academy of Music under the tutelage of Siegfried Schmid; graduates with a percussionist and timpanist's diploma
– Courses in composition and interpretation with Vinko Globokar, Earle Brown, Rainer Bösch and Nikolaus Harnoncourt
1977 until 1980 – Member of the Basel Percussion Ensemble
1980 until 1985 – Substitute solo timpanist and percussionist with the Mannheim National Theatre Orchestra
1994 – Establishes the 'Basler Schlagzeugtrio'
Since 1984 – Also a member of the 'Deutschen Schlagzeugensemble'
1989, 1994, 1996 – Teacher with the Young German Philharmonic
1993 – Founder and artistic director of the cross-style music project CrossArtEnsemble and CrossArtProjects
Since 1995 – Professor for timpani and percussion at the Heidelberg-Mannheim State School for Music and Performing Arts
– Numerous guest appearances with opera, radio and concert orchestras

Dennis Kuhn's compositional work, the focus of which is often based on rhythmical elements, encompasses chamber music, orchestral and electronic music but most of all concentrates on works for stage including those created by commission for the Manheim National Theatre such as the spectacular music for Philippe Talard's dance piece "Der Seiltänzer" (with "Highlight" 16th Patterns and TME 308), the arrangement of the divertissiments from Tschaikowsky's "Nutcracker" for 5 percussionists under the title "Chocolate with Tschaikowsky" (TME 304) and in 1997/98 a multi-part Prometheus cycle for large orchestra (TME 911).


Work list
In Medias Res (1983-1984)
for 4 percussionists
Duration: 10' 30"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Au son des cloches (1985-1992)
for 6 perKISSionists
Duration: 24' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Rudi'(s) Mental Faux Pas (1992)
for a percussionist (small drum and accessories)
Duration: 3' 30"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Profezie de metalli (1995)
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, counter tenor, tenor, bartione, bass and 4 percussionists
Texts: Leonardo da Vinci
Manuscript
Intermezzo di "Profezie de' Metalli" (1995)
for 4 percussionists
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Chocolate with Chaikowsky (1996)
for 5 percussionists (mar, vib, glock, cym, largedm, smalldm, woodblock, 2tom, 5 timp)
Composed as a ballet insert for "Nutcracker".
Duration: 7' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
16th Patterns (1996)
for 5 - any number of percussionists
The "Highlight" from the ballet "Der Seiltänzer".
Duration: 7' 00"-10' 00"
Manuscript
Prometheus (1998)
A dance piece
for large orchestra (2.pic.2.ca.3.bcl.3.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.5perc/hp.egtr.ebass.synth[+pf][+cel] (1 player)/str)
Duration: 80' 00"
Manuscript
Trio de force (2000)
for vibraphone, marimba and piano
Duration: 11' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Gegenständlich: Mein Name ist... (2001)
for 3 speaking tambourine players
Duration: 3' 30"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Der Metarhytmix (2002)
for 6 percussionists and computer sound-manipulating DJ (playback CD)
Duration: 18' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Strange Loops (2006)
for 2 Marimbas in C
Duration: 17' 30"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Okeano (1998-2008)
for 5 percussionists
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de