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Fortmann Thomas

(09. 04. 1951)

Fortmann Thomas
Fortmann Thomas
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
Schweiz

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Biography
Thomas Fortmann comes from Berne. He wrote an international pop hit at the age of sixteen and followed with more than 100 titles in 27 countries. Interpreters of his works include Udo Lindenberg, Alexis Korner, Love Generation, Jürgen Drews, Su Kramer, Demon Thor, Toni Vescoli et al.
He abandoned his rock carrier after 10 years, moved to Tessin where he withdrew into isolation and studied composition, music theory and instrumentation. He went on to compose numerous chamber works, an oratorio (Oratorio Francescano), two symphonies ("Pythagoras" and "Aion"), a requiem ("Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind") and three musical works for stage ("Der Hahn und das Kreuz", "Sommerfrau und Winterwolf" and "Collodis Pinocchio") with the help of stipends and commissions from the Schweizer Bundesamt für Kulturpflege, Zurich Opera House, canton Tessin, Burgergemeinde Bern, Open Opera St.Gallen, Zurich City, EU Kaleidoskope Project, Mozart Festival Rovereto, Grosseto City and others.
Tommy moved to Toscana with his family in the mid eighties, where, in addition to his compositional activities, he became the co-founder of the Accademia Amiata and did a several year stint as the director of the 'Toscana delle Culture' festival.


Work list
TELL (1976)
Musical
for 2 egtr, pf, perc, ebass and orchestra (2.2.2.2.2sx/2.2.0.0/timp/str), actor (singer) and choir
Texts: Beat Hirt
Duration: abendfüllend
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Oratorio Francescano (1981-1982/05)
for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra (1.ca.2.bcl.0.ssx.barsx/1.1.1.0/perc/org/str)
Duration: abendfüllend
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
Schweiz
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Preghiera del Signore (1983)
The Lord's Prayer
for soprano, mixed choir and organ
Duration: 10' 00"
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CH-6301 Zug
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Étude Pythagorienne Nr. 3 (1984)
for piano trio
Duration: 15' 00"
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Pythagoras Symphonie (1984-1985)
for voices (SATBarB), choir ad libitum and oechestra (2(pic).1.ca.1.ssx.2(cbn)/4.2.2.0/timp.perc/pf(hpd)/str)
Duration: 35' 00"
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Pinocchio (1989)
Musical
for actors (singers), mixed choir and ensemble (1(pic).1.ca.1.bcl.s(a)sx.1/1.2.1.1/timp.perc/pf(e-org)/db)
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Pinocchio Suite I (1990)
for ensemble (1(pic).1.ca.1.bcl.s(a)sx.1/1.2.1.1/timp.perc/pf(e-org)/db)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind (1990)
for soprano, violin, clarinet, vioncello and piano
Duration: 30' 00"
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AION (1990-1991)
Chamber symphony and drama
for english horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, piano and string quartetWith
Feature length with four actors. Music only: 21'30.
Duration: 21' 30"
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Sommerfrau &Winterwolf (1991)
Musical theater
for speaker, soprano, mimists, oboe (ca), clarinet (ssx), violoncello, piano and percussion
Texts: Jürg Schubiger
Duration: abendfüllend
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Tango Catolico (1993)
for sting quartet
Duration: 19' 00"
Pentaflowers
Via Filippo Nicolai, 16
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Blues Cattolico (1993)
Trio
for alto sax, baritone sax and piano
Duration: 7' 00"
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CH-6301 Zug
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Ladyboy (1994)
Trio
for violin, viola and violoncello
Duration: 13' 30"
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Il Gallo e la Croce (1994)
Musical theater
for 3 actors, flute, 2 saxophones, trumpet, percussion, piano (e-organ) and violoncello
Texts: Thomas Fortmann
Duration: 30' 00"
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Songkran (1995)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 4' 30"
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Pop Oh Kakapitl (1995)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 2' 50"
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6 pieces for "Strictly OFF Limits" (2003-2004)
for acoustic and electric violins, flute, alto sax, piano, percussion and e-bass
The Politician, Alinghi, Catholic Blues, War Haiku, eben eben, Sherry at Songkran.
Duration: 25' 00"
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A little American Night Music (2004)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 6' 30"
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Pinocchio Suite II (2005)
for wind quintet (hn, 2tpt, tbn, tba)
Duration: 10' 00"
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Collodis Pinocchio (2005)
Musical theater
for 6 actors (singers) and 5 musicians (violin, saxophone (S and A), baritone sax, piano, percussion)
Texts: Horst Lonius, Thomas Fortmann
Duration: abendfüllend
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Sonata for Saxophone & Piano (2006)
for soprano saxophone and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Three Piggys in Clover (2006)
Trio
for soprano sax, alto sax and piano
Duration: 4' 40"
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
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Krieger der Nacht (2007)
13 pieces
for two pianos and percussion
Duration: 50' 00"
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
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Polyticks Protest (2007)
for soprano saxophone and piano
Duration: 6' 20"
Patos Verlag GmbH
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Diskographie
Accademia Amiata Ensemble: Strictly off limits (Forrest Hill Nr. 43192, 2006)
Werke:
Fortmann, Thomas: 6 pieces for "Strictly OFF Limits" (2003-2004)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Frank Zappa
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ladyboy (Spalax Nr. 13654, 1996)
Werke:
Fortmann, Thomas: Tango Catolico (1993)
Fortmann, Thomas: Blues Cattolico (1993)
Fortmann, Thomas: Ladyboy (1994)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Thomas Fortmann: Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind (Pentaphon Nr. 6093, 1992)
Werke:
Fortmann, Thomas: Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind (1990)
Fortmann, Thomas: AION (1990-1991)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch