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Bachmann Leo

(13. 03. 1956)

Bachmann Leo
Bachmann Leo
Eglistr. 7
CH-8004 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 242 03 91
Internet: www.leobachmann.ch/

Biography
Leo Bachmann is a freelance tubist and composer of adventurous music with the KONTRA-Trio, IGORS, Nadelöhr. He studied at the 'Akademie für Schul- und Kirchenmusik' (Acadamy for School and Church Music, Lucerne), at the Lucerne Conservatory and with Bob Stewart (tuba) in New York.
He produces compositions and improvisation concepts for various scores. He is also the composer and interpreter of 'Palette of Sounds' for tuba solo (CD: Unitrecords UTR 4131). He produces music for stage, film and audio collages.


Work list
Im Einklang (1993)
for twenty two instruments
Twenty-two instruments over all registers, including two percussion instruments. The repetitive sample, which consists of tones from the overtone series of contra F, is successively layered in strata until it melts into a single sound mesh.
Duration: 5' 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
(Parts: sFr. 26.-; € 17.50)
Schwarzer Schatten (1993)
for contrabass saxophone
Uniform quarter tone sequences stumble through a walking-bass-like line. On reaching the end, they loop - this time accompanied by the players voice sung into the instrument - and again stagger through.
Duration: 5' 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: 13.00
Uebermässig - Unmässig (1994)
for contrabass saxophone and string orchestra
Through composed segments alternate with improvised solo parts and free orchestral development. Suitable for a good amateur string orchestra.
Duration: 18' 00"-20' 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: 18.00
(Parts: sFr. 18.-; € 12.00)
Triolo (1996)
Conept for improvisation
for a trio (any score)
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
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www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 13.00
Tutti - Solo - Tuttolo (1996)
Concept for improvisation
for 4-8 musicians (any score)
Duration: 10' 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: 13.00
Shuffle and Repeat (1996)
Concept for improvisation
for between three and eight musicians (freely scored) and recording apparatus
Requires a recording apparatus (MD, CD) with ‘shuffle’ and ‘repeat’ functions, and a playback apparatus.
Duration: 10' 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: 13.00
Tropfenspiel (1997)
for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone and tuba
Repetitive layered samples become quicker, respectively slower.
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: 13.00
Pythagoreisches Komma (1998)
for six melodic instruments and percussion with conductor
The six melodic instruments build the most fragile sound framework. Percussionist and conductor have a 'soloistic' function.
Duration: 10' 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: 13.00
13.3 Klänge und Pausen zu "Lotterie" (1998)
3 CDs
Sound material of the performance 'Lotterie' by Leo Bachmann, Charlotte Hug and Martin Neukom.
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
Multiplex (1999)
for one wind and/or any size string ensemble plus play-back tape
Play-back is appropriated to each specific ensemble using their own sounds.
Duration: 10' 00"-15' 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: 13.00
Lotterie 1, 2, 3 (1999)
for viola, tuba and 3 CD players
Duration: 20' 00"-70' 00"
Manuscript
Palette of Sounds (1993-2000)
for tuba solo
This collection of thirteen pieces plays with the tonal possibilities of the instrument. In every movement the individual sounds from the tonal palette of the tuba are added to a sound pattern in a free mix of composition, concept and improvisation. The contrasting individual movements form a whole.
1. Glitter - 2. Second Hand Paint - 3. Black Shadow - 4. Colored Shadow - 5. Dirty - 6. Missing Echo - 7. Pressure - 8. Out of Shape - 9. Red Disc - 10. Out of Balance - 11. Merger - 12. Monochrome - 13. Mixed Colors.

Duration: 50' 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: 26.00
Panorama 1-7 (2004)
Sounding concert installation from 12 directions
for cbflute, cbsax and tuba
Duration: 65' 00"
Manuscript
Jeux Circulaires (2009)
for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone, tuba and loud speaker
Duration: 50' 00"
Manuscript
Fantasie I-V (2009)
for voice and tuba
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Marked Similarities (2011)
for cb flute, cb sax, tuba and stereo recorder with water sounds
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Repertory
Diskographie
Jeux Circulaires (betweenthelines Nr. BTLCHR 71226, 2010)
Interpreten:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.
Bachmann, Leo
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Bachmann, Leo: Jeux Circulaires (2009)
Vulnerable Spaces (earup Nr. 1009, 2007)
Interpreten:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.
Bachmann, Leo
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Vulnerable Spaces (2001)
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Rural Bleeps (2006)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Hae-Kyung Choi, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Alvin Lucier
Kontra-Trio: Diligent Places (stv/asm Nr. 5, 1999)
Interpreten:
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Diligent Places (1999)
Bachmann, Leo: Multiplex (1999)
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Tartarelischer Tanz II (1995)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Compositions for Contrabass-Saxophone (earup Nr. 1003, 1996)
Interpreten:
Mejer, Thomas K. J.
Bachmann, Leo
Tosi, Franco
KONTRA-Trio
Werke:
Mäder, Urban: lieber ein Saxophon (1994)
Mejer, Thomas K. J.: Tartarelischer Tanz I (1995)
Planzer, Mani: The Awakening of ATMAN (1995)
Bachmann, Leo: Schwarzer Schatten (1993)
Tosi, Franco: Concerto Grosso (1993-1994)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Michael Finnissy, James Clapperton, Ulrich Krieger, sha, Frank Denyer, Andrew Toovey
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Bitterli, Peter: Den Wanzen ein Ohr leihen. Schweizerisches Tonkünstlerfest in Luzern, in: Luzern heute (19. März 1998) 12 (1998), S. 14
Ensembles