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Flückiger Esther

(06. 10. 1959)

Flückiger Esther
Flückiger Esther
Via Accademia 58
I-20131 Milano
Italia

Tel: +39 (0)2 268 23 666
Fax: +39 (0)2 268 23 666
Internet: www.estherfluckiger.ch

Biography
Esther Flückiger was educated at Bern Conservatory under Annette Weisbrod and Karl Engel, in Salzburg under Sergio Perticaroli, in Rome under Carlo Bruno and in New York under György Sandor.
She performs at home and abroad as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles as well as in groups of other musical styles. She has appeared at countless festivals for traditional and contemporary music and toured in America, Russia and East Asia.
Flückiger is active as a composer and performer in concerts, multi media projects and musical theatre; she has produced works for piano solo, piano and voice, ensembles with and without voice and music for theatre, film and the homepage of the 'Centro Culturale Svizzero (Pro Helvetia) di Milano'.
Her radio and CD recordings include:
1992 'Novecento' first solo CD performing works by Frank Martin and Bohuslav Martinu (Nuova Era Mailand).
1996 'Al Volo' second solo CD performing works by contemporary Italian and Swiss composers (Pentaphon Rome).
1998 'Al valico dei secoli' a CD with the Swiss Jazz formation Roots of Communication (Esperia Rom).
2000 'Piangere la pietra' a CD in cooperation with the saxophonist Massimo Mazzoni (Pentaphon Rom).
2002 'Le musiche delle donne nel duemila' a CD of the Ensemble Suonodonne Italia (M.A.P Mailand).
CDs of recordings with various other ensembles exist.
She has worked with renowned musicians and artists such as Massimo Mazzoni (saxophonist), Rose Marie Soncini (flutist), Gianluca Ruggeri (percussionist), Lucas Niggli (percussionist), Felix Humm (visual communication), Fabrizio Crisafulli (director), Susana Talayero (painter) etc., and often works in close cooperation with other composers.
Flückiger founded the Associazione Suonodonne, an association concerned with the propagation of female music. In 1995 she organised the festival 'Fra Nord e Sud' (music by composers from Switzerland and Italy) in Rome, Bern and Milan in 1997, 1992 and 2000.
In 1997 she published for the first time a catalogue of her female music archive.


Work list
Auraukraina (1998)
for piano
Duration: 2' 00"
Esperia
Pescara
Eisblume (1998)
for two trombones, two alphorns, piano, double-bass, voice and percussion
Duration: 9' 30"
Esperia
Pescara
Mosaico (1999)
An underground song
for various saxophones and piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Pentaflowers
Via Filippo Nicolai, 16
I-00136 Roma
Esseri che si librano tra Aria e Acqua (2000)
Cycle I
for piano
Duration: 13' 30"
Manuscript
Scintille (2001)
for marimba, piano and baritone saxophone
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
La mano colorata (2001)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Esseri che si librano tra Aria e Acqua (2001)
Cycle II
for piano
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Sogni - più belli della realtà svelata (2002)
for piano and improvised voice ad libitum
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Nassaustreet - Blues (2002)
for piano and improvised voice ad libitum
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Nel deserto non piove (2002)
for actress, piano and transverse flute
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Viaggio nell'oscurità, una traccia senza fine I (2003)
for partly prepared piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Spazier_klang aves creaturas (2007)
for piano, zither, percussion (one player) and electronics
Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
Brividi (2008)
Cycle in 9 parts
for piano and percussion
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Desert in mood (2009)
for piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni Sconfinarte
via C. Beccaria, 16
I-25038 Rovato (BS)
Italia
Tel. +39 3294721404
Fax +39 0293661023
sconfinarte@sconfinarte.it
www.edizionisconfinarte.com/
Spiders (2011)
for 2 pianos, e-bow, hammond organ, melodica (2 players)
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Ligetissimo – Paraphrase on Liget's Hungarian Rock (2011)
for 1 piano and 1 prepared piano
Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Arabisch (2011)
Mani Matter arrangement
for a cappella quartet
Texts: Mani Matter
Duration: 2' 30"
Zytglogge Verlag
Eigerweg 16
CH-3073 Gümligen
Alpeflug (2011)
Mani Matter arrangement
for a cappella quartet
Texts: Mani Matter
Duration: 2' 30"
Zytglogge Verlag
Eigerweg 16
CH-3073 Gümligen
Intro to Infinite Space (2011)
for 2 pianos
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
10 Duo-Stücke, op. 230 c (2011)
for piano duo
Unfolding Patterns - SPARKUS - Klimba - DARKUS - SHARKUS - Gateless Gate - LARKUS - Contrapunto - Sotto voce - Ben ritmato
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Repertory
Frangiz Ali-Sade: Music for Piano
Frangiz Ali-Sade: Ash Ashk havasy für Flöte und präpariertes Klavier
Frangiz Ali-Sade: Habil-Sajahj für Violoncello und präpariertes Klavier
Stephan Baumgartner: Miniature volanti für Klavier
Sonia Bo: Come mani mossi dal vento für Violoncello und Klavier
Sofja Gubaidulina: Rumore e silenzio für Cembalo/Celesta
Klaus Huber: Ein Hauch von Unzeit II for piano with one and a half hands....
Regina Irman: Ein vatter=ländischer Liederbogen. Nach Texten von Adolf Wölfli for singing and speaking voice (mezzo-soprano) and partly prepared piano
Mela Meierhans: Triton I-VI for piano solo
Maria A. Niederberger: Sounds of Space-Time (Klänge von Raum-Zeit) for clarinet (also bass clarinet), marimba and piano
Erika Radermacher: Trio for violin, violoncello and piano
Barbara Rettagliati: Dal liquido silenzio für Klavier
Katharina Rosenberger: Ahorn für Klavier
Esther Roth: Homage to Ravel for baritone saxophone, electric guitar and piano
Tonino Tesei: Portraits für Saxophon und Klavier
Nadir Vassena: Nocturnes I - II - III for alto saxophon and piano
Margrit Zimmermann: Dialog, op. 38 für Klavier
Bibliography
Flückiger, Esther: Iris Szeghy - Fra est e ovest, in: cling Klong 51 (2004), S. 40-45
Flückiger, Esther: Im Osten geprägt vom Westen, im Westen geprägt vom Osten, in: Viva Voce (2005), S. 16-21
Flückiger, Esther: Iris Szeghy-An Interview with the Composer, in: Journal of the IAWM 2 (2005), S. 20-22