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Rosenberger Katharina

(23. 05. 1971)

Rosenberger Katharina
Rosenberger Katharina
Steinstrasse 38
CH-8003 Zürich
Schweiz
Internet: www.krosenberger.ch

Biography
Swiss composer Katharina Rosenberger holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University, under the mentorship of Tristan Murail. Since Fall 2008, Katharina holds the position of Assistant Professor in Composition at the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego, USA.
Much of her work manifests in an interdisciplinary context and is bound to confront traditional performance practice in terms of how sound is produced, heard and seen. Her compositions, installations and interdisciplinary operas have been featured at festivals such as the Weimarer Frühlingstage, Germany, Festival Archipel, Festival La Bâtie, Geneva, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Switzerland, Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, Zoo Bizzarre, Bordeaux, New Media Art, Yerevan, "atélier trideni plus", Prague, EMF at the Chelsea Museum, New York, Shanghai New Music Days and Shanghai International Electro-Acoustic Music Week, China, and the October Contemporary in Hong Kong.
Katharina Rosenberger has been the recipient of the "Mediaprojects Award/Sitemapping" (2011/2005) of the Federal Office of Culture, Berne, Switzerland, the Hellman Fellowship, San Francisco (2010), the 2010 Sony Scholar Grant, the Reid Hall Fellowship, New York (2007) and the Camargo Foundation Fellowships, France (2007) as well as the "Londoner Werkjahr" of the Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr, Switzerland (2001). In 2011 her Portrait CD "TEXTUREN", released on HatHut Records, got awarded with the Copland Recording Grant.


Work list
Iphigenia in Aulis (1997)
for soprano, tenor, bass, speeker, choir and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/4perc/hp/12.10.8.6.2)
Texts: Euripides
Text editing by Stephen Dooner and Katharina Rosenberger.
Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
le 11 passioni dell'anima (2000)
for brass quintet, a pantomime artist and 11 sculptures
Duration: 28' 00"
Manuscript
E.E.Cummings Miniatures (1999-2001)
for voice and piano or voice and percussion
Texts: E.E. Cummings
there are so many tictoc (1999) voice, piano 1'30
dying is fine(but Death (1999) voice, piano 1'45
l(a (2001) mezzo-soprano, percussion 1'00
n (2001) mezzo-soprano, percussion 1'10
Duration: 4' 00"-7' 00"
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white with rectangular objections (2001)
for large ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/hp.pf/1.1.1.1.1)
Duration: 7' 30"
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Anunit (2001)
for improvising e-guitar and large ensemble (fl, cl, sx, bn, 1,1,1,0, 2 perc, pf, 1.1.1.1)
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Xylodessia (2001)
for percussion quartet
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
WAX - Soundscape for theatre (2002)
Electronic music
For a theatre piece about Emily Kempin Spyri.
Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
aPhasis (2002)
for soprano, alto flute, bass clarinet
Texts: Rob Holloway
The title stems from the Greek words "Aphasia" and "Apheresis". The original meaning of Aphasia is "speechlessness", this is often translated into English as "loss of language". The leaving out of a vowel or syllable at the beginning of a word, either for causes pertaining to language history or because of metric or articulation reasons, is referred to as "Apheresis".
The dealing of language in aPhasis reflects these processes with the explosive, blurting out of word clusters, which are deconstructed as the piece progresses. This process is musically embedded by the voice in a sharply contrasting sound image comprising wordless, archaic sounding 'vocalese' passages, which are hummed or interpreted with a half-open mouth. The accompanying instruments - written here in a new version for bass clarinet and violoncello - negotiate the tonal space between these two dynamics.
The libretto comes from the pen of British poet Rob Holloway.
Duration: 6' 30"
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ahom (2003)
for piano
Duration: 4' 30"
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kaspar - or n(one) (2003)
Electronic music and live video for a dance performance
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
elevatoor (2003)
Site-specific sound installation
Duration: 24h 00" (loop)
Manuscript
Room II (2004)
Interactive sound installation
Duration: 10' 00"-15' 00"
Manuscript
zsOom (2004)
for solo double bass
Duration: 7' 30"
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Echo (2004)
for spinet, electronics and light
Duration: 5' 15"
Manuscript
mokume gane (2005)
for orchestra (2fl, ob, cl, asx, bn, 1.2.1.1, perc, pf, hp, 5.4.0.4.1)
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Icarus (2005)
Electronic music for a dance performance
Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
Late Nite (2005)
Electronic music
For the theatre piece bearing the same name by Matthias Lehman.
Duration: 65' 00"-75' 00"
Manuscript
Room V (2006-2007)
Interactive sound installation
Duration: 14' 00"-60' 00"
Manuscript
X – suite filante (2007)
Video opera
for soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, fl, asx, vn, va, bass and electronics (4-channel)
After texts by Sophie Calle and Jean Baudrillard, edited by Iva Sanjek.
Duration: 75' 00"
Manuscript
le miroir (2007)
for flute and soprano saxophone
Duration: 3' 00"
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le miroir (2007/12)
for flute and alto saxophone
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
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torsion (2008)
for piano
Duration: 9' 30"
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und die Gravitation verschwindet darin (2009)
for tenor, piano and electronics
Texts: Peter Stamm
Duration: 6' 30"
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Tinguely-Machine, 1a + 1b (2009)
for mezzo-soprano and tuba
Texts: Katharina Rosenberger
Duration: 5' 30"
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phragmocone (2004-2010)
for alto saxophone
Duration: 12' 00"
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la chasse (2007-2010)
for two voices or for two alto saxophones
Texts: Katharina Rosenberger
Duration: 4' 40"
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parcours III (2007-2010)
for large ensemble (fl(bfl), ob, cl(bcl), asx, bn(cbn), 1.1.1.0, 1.1.1.1.1) and electronics
Also for (fl(bfl), cl(bcl), asx, tbn, 1.1.1.0.1) and electronics.
Duration: 12' 30"
Manuscript
scatter 2.0 (2009-2010)
for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, violoncello
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Tinguely Machine 2.0 (2010/12)
for contrabass flute, contrabass sax and tuba
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
TEXTUREN (2010)
for soprano, fl (bfl), tsx, perc, pf, vn and electronics
Texts: Michael Sundue
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
nodes (2011)
for the SABre (sensor augmented bass clarinet) and live electronics
Duration: 11' 30"
Manuscript
PERIPHER (2011)
for solo percussion and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.1.0/perc/hp/8.6.4.4.2)
After the text fragment "Départ dans l'affection et les bruits neufs" by Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Interlude I-IV (2011)
for speaking voice and electronics
Texts: Rozalie Hirs
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Interlude I - in cloud forests (2011)
for speaking voice and electronics
Texts: Rozalie Hirs
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Interlude II - a plant press (2011)
for speaking voice and electronics
Texts: Rozalie Hirs
Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Interlude III - megalastrum - ferns (2011)
for speaking voice and electronics
Texts: Rozalie Hirs
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Interlude IV - these... (2011)
for speaking voice and electronics
Texts: Rozalie Hirs
Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Viva Voce (2011-2012)
Interactive sound and video installation
for three vocal performers
Texts: Katharina Rosenberger, Shelley Hirsch, Juliana Snapper, Pamela Z
Duration: 5' 00"-60' 00"
Manuscript
éventer I + II ("auffächern") (2012)
for bass flute, bassoon, harp and violoncello
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Erzählung (2013)
for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and violoncello
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Katharina Rosenberger: Texturen (Hat Hut Records Nr. HatArt 186, 2012)
Werke:
Rosenberger, Katharina: scatter 2.0 (2009-2010)
Rosenberger, Katharina: torsion (2008)
Rosenberger, Katharina: parcours III (2007-2010)
Rosenberger, Katharina: TEXTUREN (2010)
Rosenberger, Katharina: le miroir (2007/2012)
Rosenberger, Katharina: Interlude I-IV (2011)
Women Composers I (HAT HUT Records Nr. hat(now)ART 182, 2011)
Interpreten:
ensemble für neue musik zürich
Werke:
Rosenberger, Katharina: scatter 2.0 (2009-2010)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Ada Gentile, Carmen Maria Cârneci, Liza Lim, Noriko Hisada
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Meierhans &Rosenberger (stv/asm Nr. 25, 2004)
Interpreten:
Meierhans, Mela
Werke:
Rosenberger, Katharina: WAX - Soundscape for theatre (2002)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Rosenberger, Katharina: Perceptual spaces in PERIPHER. A new work for percussion and chamber orchestra, in: sonograma 14 (2012) [Internet]
Möller, Torsten: Windungen. Die Komponistin Katharina Rosenberger im Portrait, in: Dissonanz 121 (2013), S. 41-45 [Internet]
Möller, Torsten: Katharina Rosenberger: Texturen, in: Dissonanz 120 (2012), S. 85 [Internet]
Rosenberg, Jason: Spatial Relationships and Directionality in Katharina Rosenberger's PERIPHER, in: Sonograma Magazine 14 (2012) [Internet]
Montera, Jean-Marc: Katharina Rosenberger "untitled" (2007), in: Leçon d'amour/Le son d'amour, Akenaton, Campbell 2008