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Rüedi Alex

(17. 05. 1958)

Rüedi Alex
Rüedi Alex
Sandweg 31
CH-3900 Brig-Gamsen
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)27 923 42 88
Internet: www.alexrueedi.ch/

Biography
Alex Rüedi was born in Wattwil, St Gallen. After his compulsary education he completed an apprenticeship in carpentry.
In 1978 he began a three-year study at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne studying the saxophone under the tutelage of Andy Scherrer and the transverse flute under Irniger.
In 1982 he began four years of classical saxophone study under Iwan Roth at the 'Musikakademie Basel' (Basel Academy of Music) and flute studies under Gail Roth at the 'Musikschule Basel' (Basel School of Music). In 1982 he commenced work as a teacher at the Oberwalliser Music School and in 1986 graduated with a teacher's diploma. 1986 also saw the founding of the Alex Rüedi Big Band and the Rhodan Saxophonquartett. He was a founding member of the Oberwalliser Wind Band in 1987. Since circa 1990 he is additionally active as a freelance composer.
Since 1987 he organises the annual chamber music week in Goppisberg, Rosswald, and since 1997 the Rock and Jazz Week in Blatten.
Since 1994 he is a course instructor (big band) at the summer music course in Arosa. In 1995 he attended a directing and composition course given by the internationally acclaimed bandleader and composer George Gruntz.
He also attended a course in 1996 in Basel given by the top saxophonist Michael Brecker from the USA. Since 1997 he is saxophonist, composer and arranger with the Oberwalliser jazz formation Jazz GmbH. In 2001 he received an invitation to the Northern German Big Band Festival in Dinklage (Bremen) with the 'Alex Rüedi Big Band' and in September 2001 he was invited to the International Jazz Festival in Vinnytsia (Ukraine) with the Jazz Quartet 'JPtrio plus one'.


Work list
Some Notes For Amadeo (1992)
for quintet (asx.tsx/pf/db/perc)
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: 18.00
(Parts: sFr. 22.-; € 14.50)
Jazzquartett No. 1 (1994)
for saxophone quartet (ssx.asx.tsx.barsx)
Slowly - Presto.
Duration: 4' 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: 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 24.-; € 16.00)
The Last Button (1994)
for big band (5sx/4tpt.4tbn/pf/db/perc)
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: 34.00
(Parts: sFr. 32.-; € 21.50)
Delightful Moments (1994)
for big band (5sx/4tpt/4tbn/pf/db/perc)
Duration: 6' 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: 29.00
(Parts: sFr. 52.-; € 34.50)
Drei Jazzideen (1995)
for alto saxophone and organ
Moderato - Lento - Allegro.
Duration: 8' 30"
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: 44.00
Sandsaaga (1996)
for percussion ensemble (seven percussionists, three mallet instruments, marimba, percussion, timpani and drum set)
Duration: 6' 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: 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 18.-; € 12.00)
En Ufsteller (1996)
for violin (or alto saxophone) and piano
Duration: 3' 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: 16.00
Mättju (1996)
Trio
for flute, alto saxophone (or clarinet/soprano saxophone) and piano
Duration: 4' 30"
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. 12.-; € 8.00)
Äxgüsi (1996)
for big band (5sx/4tpt.4tbn/pf/db/perc)
Duration: 7' 30"
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: 34.00
(Parts: sFr. 46.-; € 30.00)
Erex (1997)
Septet
for trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, bass and percussion
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: 23.00
(Parts: sFr. 28.-; € 18.50)
Hale Bopp (1997)
for eighteen instruments (2.1.2.1.asx/1.2.1.0/pf/2perc/2.0.1.1)
Moderato - Andante - Allegro.
Duration: 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: 70.00
Sandrino (1998)
Septet
for trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion
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: 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 14.-; € 9.50)
Gamsamba (1998)
Septet
for trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion
Duration: 5' 30"
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: 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 26.-; € 17.50)
After Lunch (1999)
Septet
for trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, bass and percussion
Duration: 4' 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: 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 26.-; € 17.50)
Goal (1999)
for big band (5sx/4tpt.4tbn/pf/db/perc)
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: 34.00
(Parts: sFr. 46.-; € 30.00)
Morning in Salina (2002-2003)
for big band (5sx/4tpt.4tbn/pf/gtr/db/perc) and string orchestra
Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Friedenslied (2003)
for voice, clarinet (bcl), alto saxophone (flute), trumpet, trombone, piano, double-bass and percussion
Texts: Hannes Tangwalder
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Cheer up (2004)
for bass clarinet (or tenor saxophone), alto saxophone (flute), trumpet, trombone, piano, double-bass and percussion
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
To you (2004)
ssx, asx ,tsx, pf, bass, dm
Duration: 11' 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 SME: sFr. 20.-; € 20.-)
Quit evening (2005)
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm
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: 16.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 18.-; € 20.-)
Outlooks (2006)
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm
Duration: 7' 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 SME: sFr. 20.-; € 20.-)
Interact (2006)
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm
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: 23.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 18.-; € 18.-)
Marina d' oru (2006)
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm
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: 34.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 26.-; € 26.-)
Balma (2006)
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx
Duration: 11' 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: 31.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 40.-; € 40.-)
Flautetto (2007)
for 2 flutes, alto flute, bass flute (or 2fl, 2afl)
Duration: 14' 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: 44.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 38.-; € 38.-)
Blechtett (2009)
for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba
Duration: 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: 47.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 46.-; € 46.-)
Diskographie
Morning in Salina (Eigenvertrieb)
Werke:
Rüedi, Alex: The Last Button (1994)
Rüedi, Alex: Delightful Moments (1994)
Rüedi, Alex: Goal (1999)
Rüedi, Alex: Morning in Salina (2002-2003)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Duke Ellington
Ensembles