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Reber Marie-Cécile

(21. 07. 1962)

Reber Marie-Cécile
Reber Marie-Cécile
Lindengartenweg 3
CH-6005 Luzern
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)41 310 04 03


Biography
- Attends primary school, secondary school and the teacher's seminar in Lucerne
1991 - Graduates with a theory and piano diploma from the SMPV under Peter Mital - trains further under the tutelage of Eva Serman
Since 1990 - Experiments with electronic tapes (cutting, looping etc.)
1992 - Spends an extended period in Madrid - Performs and makes the video sound tracks for Carmen G. Bartolome
1993 - Introduction and further training in recording and audio engineering
1993 until 19977 - Accompanied studies in computer music and composition at the electronic studios of the Basel Academy of Music with Thomas Kessler
1995 - Development of her own music studio in Lucerne
1997 until 2001 - Board member of the 'FrauenMusikForum', Switzerland, responsible for new media and homepage
Since 1986 - Teaches at the music schools of Kriens and Meggen
Since 1993 - Receives numerous commissions for works from the whole of Switzerland for experimental videos, theatre and room installations - cutting and sound processing for voice and sounds etc.
- Live mixing and recording of concerts and subsequent processing of the material to CDs - Audio engineer and director of electronic pieces
Since 1994 - Performs her own compositions based on processed analogue noises and tones (including in 1997 at the International 'FrauenMusikFestwochen' in Lucerne and in 1998 the 'Festival Musica Scienza' in Rome)
- Performs concerts with improvised and composed music using a sampler, synthesizer & effects in various duos and trios including together with Ernst Thoma, Thomas K.J. Mejer, Beat Unternährer, Bobby Burri, Fredy Studer, Cristin Wildbolz etc.
1998 - Birth of daughter Wilma
2001 - Sponsored financial contribution offered by the Swiss Association of Musicians
2003 - Composer portrait 'Forum Neue Musik Zürich'
2003 - Commission for a composition from Pro Helvetia for Gallerie57/34.6Km
2003 - Carte blanche commission for composition from Pro Helvetia
2004 - Financial support from the city of Lucerne for composed music
2005 and 2007 - Residential stipend at the Chicago atelier
2008 - Composer's portrait of IGNM Basel
2008 Residence at Züricher Hochschule der Künste (Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology)


Work list
Schnitt 1 (1993)
Electronic tape composition
Cut from and blended with the piece 'Porque te vas'.
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Schnitt 2-5 (1993)
Electronic tape composition
Three short compositions consisting of saxophone tones and noises.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Schafshaut (1993)
for piano
Conceptual piano improvisation for a film by Carmen G. Bartolome, Madrid.

Manuscript
Pillen (1993)
Video setting
Music for a video by Claudia di Gallo, Zurich. Various synthesizer sounds.
Manuscript
Schwelle (1994)
Electronic tape composition
This piece, composed from ant sounds, is a discourse between micro and macro. Quadrophonic eight-channel electronic tape required.
Duration: 7' 50"
Manuscript
Cha-Chac (1994)
Video setting
Music for a video by Bettina Grossenbacher, Basel. The music consists of her own sound recordings.
Manuscript
Dreck (1994)
Theatre music
Musical setting for the theatre piece 'Dreck' directed by Klaus Donau. It includes self-recorded sounds, which are then transformed into huge destructive noises.
Manuscript
Lex Blick (1994)
Video setting
Sounds for the political documentary film 'Lex Blick' by Röbi Müller, Lucerne.
Manuscript
Kuhfell (1995)
Electronic tape composition
A composition of noises made by a cow skin and a synthesizer.
Duration: 10' 20"
Manuscript
Dune (1995)
Installation
for four loud speakers and one female singer
Composition based on a coloured stone by Rebecca Fässler, Berlin. An installation of four loud speakers, female singer and a projection of the stone. Quadrophonic.
Duration: 9' 30"
Manuscript
The 11 min. flight (1995)
Room installation.
A composition using aeroplane noises. Stereo.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Skin Over (1995)
Video setting
Music for a video by Bettina Grossenbacher, Basel.Cricket noises are processed to produce a 'sound floor'.
Manuscript
Schwelle - Teil 2 (1996)
Electronic tape composition and installation
A continuation of the 'Schwelle' composition. Four speakers are distributed on four walls. An aeroplane and lots of ants circle in the sky. Quadrophonic eight-channel electronic tape required.
Duration: 12' 10"
Manuscript
Sprungbrett (1996)
Electronic tape composition
A composition and recording for an installation by Claudia Di Gallo, Zurich.
Manuscript
"Und vergesse an guten Tagen, dass wir kopfüber ins Leere hängen" (1996)
Videosetting
Composition with sounds for a video by Edith Flückiger, Lucerne
Manuscript
Rounding (1997)
Room installation
for spatial and live electronic
Quadrophonic twelve-channel electronic tape.
Duration: 9' 20"
Manuscript
"Ich suche keinen Ort" (1997)
Electronic composition
Sound composition with core tones by Hildegard Spielhofer, Lucerne/Basel.
Manuscript
Habsburg (1997)
Electronic composition
A composition for the wall installation on Habsburg castle in Aarau.
Manuscript
Ohne Titel (1997)
Electronic composition
A sound carpet for a video installation by Edith Flückiger, Lucerne.
Manuscript
Pixel VI (1998)
Tape composition
Electronic tape composition in stereo for three samples.
Duration: 2' 47"
Manuscript
Changeling (1999)
Theatre music
Live sampling and electronic. A theatre music piece for a production by the group 'Zusammenstoss'.
Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
Practise I/II (1999)
electronic tape composition
Duration: 2' 50"
Manuscript
Ohne Titel (1999)
Video setting
Music for a video by Edith Flückiger, Lucerne.
Manuscript
Solo 1-5 (2000)
Conceptual sampling piece
Live electronic and sampling.
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
M&M (2000)
for live sampling and electronic
A sound picture project together with Marianne Halter.
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
RH 1-6 (2001)
Electronic tape composition
Six short fragments; electronic tape samples.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Twiriwir (2002)
for viola and electronic
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 21.00
(CD available from the composer.)
Schwelle 1b (2003)
Electronic tape composition for eight loud-speakers
Readaptation of 'Schwelle' (1994).
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Insect (2003)
Installation for a meadow
for four loud-speakers and insect sounds
Duration: 6' 45"
Manuscript
27 Grad (2003)
Electronic music
Music with video (Guido Henseler).
Four short pieces with tunnel sounds: work, railway, pipline, rhythm.
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
SRUN (2004)
for live electronics and double bass
Duration: 10' 15"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 23.00
?Inside out? Vogel Ambiente (2006)
loop
Installation by Susanne Hofer (commission).
Manuscript
Move 1 (Mouv) (2006)
Tape composition
for dancers
Duration: 12' 50"
Manuscript
"a flimsy moment" (2007)
Sensor installation for flowers
Duration: endlos
Manuscript
Flowers (2008)
Sampling
for 5-channel surround live electronics
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Angel (2008)
Composition
for a girl's voice and 5-channel surround sound system
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Elephant Island (2008)
Interactive installation
Music: Marie-Cécile Reber
Video: Steven Tod
Sensor system: Olsen Wolf und Roman Häfeli
Duration: endlos
Manuscript
Angel Voice (2008)
Song
for one voice (surround)
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Ensembles