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Profos Felix

(17. 11. 1969)

Profos Felix
Jagowstr. 17
D-10555 Berlin
BRD

Internet: www.fel-x.ch

Biography
Felix Profos studied piano in Winterthur under the tuition of Hans-Jürg Strub, composition under Roland Moser in Basel and Vladimir Tarnopolski in Moscow.
Felix Profos has written compositions for orchestra, ensembles, soloists, electronics and video. His work has been performed in many countries in Europe and oversees including at such festivals as the Gaudeamus Amsterdam, Berliner Festspiele, Jeune Musique Marseille, Foro de Musica Nueva Mexico City, the Europäischer Musikmonat Basel and the Swiss Musician's Festival.
In 1999 Felix Profos was awarded the composition's prize of the International Young Composer's Meeting in Apeldoorn / Holland, and was adjudicated a fellowship by the New York Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2003.
In recent years he has produced commissioned compositions for the Mae Ensemble, Steamboat Switzerland Extended Ensemble, The Barton Workshop, De Ereprijs, Blum-Kordzaia, the Hardcore-Noise-Band, Azeotrop the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Basel Chamber Orchestra. The 2006 Donaueschinger Musiktagen saw the world premiere of his piece 'Get out of my Room', commissioned by Steamboat Switzerland. He regularly composes pieces for his wife and pianist Tamriko Kordzaia and soundtracks for the artist Andro Wekua. He has been the programme manager of the Close Encounters Festival in Tbilisi (Georgia) touring further cities in Georgia and Switzerland.
Felix Profos has worked as a lecturer in music theory and new music at the HMT Zurich since 2002.


Work list
Im seltsamen Tal (1995)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Streichtrio (string trio) (1996)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Lichtgebiet (1996)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.3.0/timp.1perc/pf/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
loud melodies & chords (1996)
for ensemble (pic.cl.2sx/2hn.tpt.tbn/egtr.eb/pf[=kbd]/perc)
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
ALP (1997)
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/perc/str)
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Auge (1997)
for 2 oboes
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Urtchkhulebi (1998)
for ensemble (pic.cl.2sx/2hn.tpt.tbn/egtr.eb/pf[=kbd]/perc)
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Kraft und Schönheit 1 (1999)
for ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/egtr.eb[=kbd]/1.1.1.1.1)
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Kraft und Schönheit 2 (1999)
for ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/egtr.eb/pf[=kbd]/1.1.1.1.1)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Afrika! (1999)
for (Celtic) harp and various instruments of choice
Duration: 4' 00"
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musique pauvre no. 1 (1999)
Vers la lumière
for Ondes Martenot and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
musique pauvre no. 2 (1999)
for piccolo and harpsichord (keyboard)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Four Walls (1999)
for violin, viola, violoncello and piano
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Vier Faustszenen (2000)
for ensemble (pic.cl.2sx/2hn.tpt.tbn/egtr.eb/pf[=kbd]/perc)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
come to Daddy (2000)
for violin, keyboard, CD, video and intallation
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Kinder (2000)
for saxophone, oboe, piccolo and CD
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
pink chips (2000)
for piano and CD
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Zwang (2000)
for orchestra (picsolo.2ob.clsolo.2/2.2.3.0/timp[=2perc]/pf[kbd]/str)
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
mindmap (2001)
for live electronic
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
Warenhaus 1-6 (2001)
for piano (live electronic optional)
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Flugzeuge (Warenhaus 7) (2001)
for piano and video
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Kraft und Schönheit 1+2 (2001)
for chamber orchestra
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
identify (2003)
for 5-6 instruments and live electronic
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
large composition No. 1 (2003)
for two saxophones, trombone, hammond organ, electric bass and two percussionists
Duration: 65' 00"
Manuscript
slow burns (2003)
for ensemble (abfl.cl/tbn/egtr/pf[=kbd]/perc/vn.db) and video
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
PAI (2004)
for 2 pianos/keyboards and soundtrack
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Septett (2005)
for recorder, saxophone, keyboard, percussion, violin, viola and violoncello
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Marfa Dream (2005)
for ensemble (trec, cl, tbn, e-gtr, pf/keyboard, perc, vn, db)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Marfa Dream 2 (2005)
for piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Neighbour's Yard (2005)
Music to the film by Andro Wekua.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Schrift (2006)
for ensemble (arec, cl, tbn, e-gtr, pf/keyboard, perc, vn, db)
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Get Out Of My Room (2006)
for hammond/keyboard, e-bass, percussion
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Erster Tanz (2008)
for two percussion instruments
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Klaviermusik mit Bäumen und Fenster (piano music with window and trees) (2008)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Zweiter Tanz (2008)
for two percussion instruments
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
By the Window (2008)
Music to the film by Andro Wekua.
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Dunkles Hotel (2008)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Jingle 1-2 (2008)
for Hammond organ and percussion
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Lingua Mortuorum (2008)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Marche Triste (2008)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Medizin (2008)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Wilder Sweetness (2008)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
4 Nebenräume (2009)
Interactive installation
Manuscript
9 Stücke für FORCEMAJEURE (2009)
for 2 keyboards, 2 saxophones, 2 double basses and percussion
Wilder Sweetness
Lingua Mortuorum
Dunkles Hotel
Marche triste
Medizin
Wappentier
Dorf
Freund
Ernstes Rondo
Duration: 48' 00"
Manuscript
Bock (2009)
6 pieces for AZEOTROP
for hammond organ and percussion
Horn
Ritt
Marsch
Bann
Loch
Pupillenschmerz
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Dorf (2009)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
nordisches Rondo (2009)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
[2009] 6', Ms.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Freund (2009)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Marfa Dream 3 (2009)
for 4 identical instruments
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Wappentier (2009)
for 2 saxophones, 2 double basses, piano, synthesizer and percussion
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Leonardo (2010)
for piano quartet
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Never Sleep With A Strawberry in Your Mouth (2010)
Music to the film by Andro Wekua.
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Real Fire (2011)
Four pieces
for rapper and large orchestra
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Bibliography
Profos, Felix: Einsam. Wie die Neue Musik ihre Hörer vereinsamen lässt, in: Dissonanz 122 (2013), S. 4-8 [Internet]
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
Laurentius, Susanne: Felix Profos: Lingua Mortuorum (CD ZHdK records), in: Dissonanz 116 (2011), S. 88 [Internet]
Kunkel, Michael: Ist "Widerstand" heute eine musikalische Kategorie? Einige Standpunkte, in: Dissonanz 105 (2009) [Internet]
Müller, Torsten: Sensible Bastarde. Die Kunst des Felix Profos, in: Dissonanz 105 (2009), S. 26-29 [Internet]