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Heisch Michael

(20. 05. 1963)

Heisch Michael
Heisch Michael
Kirchweg 39
CH-8102 Oberengstringen
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 382 59 51
Internet: www.neuemusik.ch/michaelheisch

Biography
Michael Heisch was born in Schaffhausen; he lives and works in Zurich. After preliminary studies at the school of design he studied theory under Martin Neukom and Christian Bänninger and choral conducting and conducting under Christian Siegmann at the private school for music theory in Zurich. He continued his studies in composition under Johannes Schöllhorn and Hans Ulrich Lehmann. He was first encouraged in the field of electronic music by Martin Neukom and later while studying under Gerald Bennett. Michael Heisch received an accolade for his work 'Edison' from the 'Concorso Internationale Luigi Russolo' in Varese (Italy). After 1994 he developed numerous adaptations for various scores in connection with stage music performances. As well as being a member of the composers' council of the 'Schweizerischen Zentrum für Computermusik' (Swiss Centre for Computer Music), he can also be heard as contrabass in various performances and music ensembles.
Michael Heisch has received financial awards from various institutions including awards for the project 'missa digitalis', for which he is composer and artistic director. His creative versatility leads him time and again into the world of the visual arts.


Work list
10 Stücke für ein tiefes Solo-Instrument (1992)
for solo instrument in a deep register
Duration: var.
Manuscript
Pezzo per clarinetto solo (1996)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
ZappOff! (1996)
Musical performance
Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann
Preamble, tempo rubato.Pince-nez and brown shoes: Reflections while waiting within eye-shot of the wardrobes of Jacques Offenbach und Frank Zappa:entre nous.Musical performance with M. Vänçi Stirnemann.
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Flaneur (1996)
Electro-acoustic music
for electronic tape
Based on a text by Walter Benjamin.
Duration: 5' 10"
Manuscript
Theut I und Theut II (1996)
Electro-acoustic music
for electronic tape
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Eisenfresser (1996)
Electro-acoustic music
for electronic tape
Duration: 6' 40"
Manuscript
5 Logogramme (1997)
for flute solo
Duration: var.
SME/EMS
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CHF: 18.00
5 Serifen für Streichtrio (1997)
Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 16.00
Orchesterbearbeitungen nach 4 Klavierstücken von Franz Liszt (1997)
for orchestra (pic.2.2.ca.2.2(bcl)/2.2.2.1(btba)/1perc/hp.gtr.man.cel/str)
Am Grabe Richard WagnersCaroussel de Madame P-NResignazioneTrübe Wolken - Nuages gris
Duration: 12' 00"
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CHF: 44.00
Edison (1998)
Electro-acoustic music
for electronic tape
Duration: 6' 19"
Manuscript
Moiré - Studien für 4 Organetten (1999)
for four organettes (electronically amplified, with effect machine)
Duration: var.
Manuscript
copy and pass by (1999)
Concept composition
for various instruments
Duration: var.
Manuscript
Agnus Dei (1999)
Electro-acoustic music
for electronic tape and organ (electric guitar ad lib.)
A part of the co-composition 'Missa digitalis'.
Junghae Lee: Kyrie (tape)
Philippe Kocher: Gloria (organ and tape)
Kit Powell: Credo (organ and tape)
Martin Neukom: Sanctus/Benedictus (organ and tape)
Michael Heisch: Agnus Dei (organ and tape)
Duration: 4' 50"
Manuscript
Brouillage (1999)
for double-bass solo
Duration: var. (min. 5')
Manuscript
Brouillage / Bruitage - Proteus (1999/02)
for double bass
Duration: 5' 00" (variabel)
Manuscript
Zirufim (1999)
Electro-acoustic music
for electronic tape and electric guitar
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Schule des Schweigens (1999-2000)
A kind of mini music theatre
for electronic tape, actor and obligatory cassette recorder (or loud speakers)
Texts: Marcel Duchamp
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
"... stumpffeine Linie von Geviertlänge..." (2000)
Electro-acoustic music
for electronic tape
Work in progress: ninety electronic tape miniatures, each with a duration of one minute.
Manuscript
Brouillage (2000)
for piano solo
Duration: var. (min. 5')
Manuscript
wechselspielwechsel I. "Fall" (2000)
for organ and percussion
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 47.00
Night Bites (2000)
for string quartet and speaker
Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 39.00
Zettelbox (2000)
for piano
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
"Vogel fliegt, Fisch schwimmt, Mensch läuft" (2001)
Chamber/radio/play/piece
for actor, musician and electronic tape play-back
Texts: Harald Krämer, Klaus Zobel
Manuscript
Chinese Cookies (2001)
for saxophone quartet and speaker
Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann
Duration: 17' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 57.00
wechselspielwechsel II. "Fälle" (2001)
for accordion and percussion
Based on texts by Daniil Charms.
Duration: 15' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 57.00
6 Serifen (2001)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Robert Walser
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 26.00
kitchen accidents (2002)
for percussion quartet and speaker
Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 49.00
Everblacks (2002)
for deep voice, bassoon, piano, viola and double-bass
Texts: Georg Kreisler, H.C. Artmann, P. Heisch, G. Rühm
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Best before: see lid (2002)
for two pianoforte, harpsichord, spinet and play-back voice
Based on texts by M. Vänçi Stirnemann.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
wechselspielwechsel III. "Fallen" (2002)
for female voice and nineteen strings
Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache
Based on terms from the New Economy Jargon.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
zu rich (2003)
for voice, violoncello, piano and turn-tables (DJ)
Texts: Heinrich Glarean, M. Vänçi Stirnemann
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Night Bites (every night) (2003)
for speaker and string orchestra
Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
carpe noctem (2004)
for bass flute, e-guitar and percussion
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
kykloi (2004)
for one performer (percussion)
Texts: William Shakespeare
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Rondo (2004-2005)
Musical theatre
for 2 male voices, flute (pic), clarinet (bcl), accordion, viola and electronics
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
anadiplosis / parekbasis (2005)
for flute, violoncello, piano and CD playback
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Disintegration (2005-2006)
for clarinet, accordion and double bass
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Courbage - Teppichreste (2010)
for string quartet
Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
How would Lubitsch have done it? (2010)
for chamber ensemble (1.0.1.0/0.0.0.0/perc/pf/1.0.1.0)
Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Moiré (2011)
for alto sax, piano and percussion
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Missa Digitalis (stv/asm Nr. 11, 2000)
Interpreten:
Kern, Susanne
Werke:
Powell, Kit: Credo, op. 94b (1999)
Heisch, Michael: Agnus Dei (1999)
Lee, Junghae: Kyrie-Umkehr (1999)
Neukom, Martin: 15. Sanctus (1999)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Olivier Messiaen, Philippe Kocher
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Heisch, Michael: Schweizer Fenster: Die experimentelle Reihe des STV, in: Positionen - Beiträge zur Neuen Musik (August 2003) (2003), S. 50
Heisch, Michael: Oase für zeitgenössisches Musikschaffen, in: Aargauer Zeitung (29. Juli 2003) (2003), S. 14
Heisch, Michael: Ich baue beim Komponieren Widerstände auf, in: "Live", Wochenendbeilage der "Aargauer Zeitung" 42 (2003), S. 5
Heisch, Michael: Des Eigenbrötlers inszenierte Stille, in: Aargauer Zeitung (27. April 2004) (2004), S. 11
Heisch, Michael: Unfassbare Schönheiten, in: Dissonanz 101 (2008) [Internet]
Möller, Torsten: Kunstköpfe boxen. Zwei Musiktheater-Produktionen, in: Dissonanz (Juni 2010) 110 (2010), S. 84-85 [Internet]
Drees, Stefan: Komponieren als Sprachfindung. Zur Arbeit des Komponisten Michael Heisch, in: Dissonanz (September 06) 95 (2006), S. 38-41 [Internet]
Hauser, Bea: Man muss diese Musik analytisch verfolgen, in: Schaffhauser Arbeiter-Zeitung (25. März 2004) (2004)
Herzog, Benjamin: Vogelflug im Körpertempel, Arbeit für die Hörmuskeln, in: Basler Zeitung (8. März 2001) (2001)
Schüssler, Martin: Hörgeschichten. Neue Musik ganz schön vielseitig, in: Jahresbuch des Europäischen Musikmonats Basel 2001, opinio, Basel 2001
Meyer, Thomas: Sperriges aus dem Computer, in: Tages-Anzeiger (30. Dezember 1999) (1999)
Nash, Beate: "They were insane" - Bilder über musikalische Themen von John Lurie, in: Kulturblätter (30. Mai 1992) (1992)