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Neidhöfer Christoph

(22. 04. 1967)

Neidhöfer Christoph
Neidhöfer Christoph
Faculty of Music / McGill University
555 Sherbrooke Street West
CA- Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
Canada

Tel: +1 514 849 0416


Biography
Born in Wettingen, Neidhöfer studied composition under Rudolph Kelterborn, music theory under Roland Moser and piano under Jean-Jacques Dünki in Basel. He carried out his doctoral Studies at Harvard University and received his Ph.D. in 1999 with a dissertation on Strawinsky's late works. He has lectured in music theory and composition at McGill University in Montréal (Canada) since1999.

Work list
8 Lieder (1988-1990)
for female voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and string quartet
Texts: August Stramm
Duration: 23' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Wind quintet (1990-1992)
for fl(afl).ob(ca).cl.bn/hn
Composed for performers of experimental music. Requires unconventional playing technique, partly on dismantled instruments.
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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info@ricordi.de
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String quartet (1992/94)
Presents some huge contrasts in sound and expression, where music acts as a mediator.
Duration: 15' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Schichtung (1993)
for instrumental ensemble (fl.ob.cl.bcl.bn/hn.tpt.tbn/1perc/pf/2vn.va.vc.db)
An overlapping of partly coordinated and partly independent musical progressions. The ensemble proceeds on a sound investigation, passing a variety of noises as it does so.
Duration: 14' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Short Scene (1993)
for flute solo
A dialogue of varying musical characters. It is left to the fantasy of the performers to give this piece an abstract, imaginary "plot". Suitable for didactical purposes.
Duration: 3' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
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Transitio (1994)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/1perc/pf/8.6.4.4.3)
This is a walk through the chamber music-like sound world produced by the instruments of the orchestra within a strict continuously moving sound meshwork. The strings behave soloistic for long stretches. The conductor must have a love of detail. It served as the compulsory piece for the 1995 Besançon Conducting Competition.
Duration: 14' 00"
Gérard Billaudot
14, rue de l'Echiquier
F-75010 Paris
Frankreich
Interplay (1995)
for instrumental ensemble (fl(afl).bcl.hn/perc/hp/vn.va.db)
The conductor directs the core group of the ensemble (bass clarinet, percussion, harp, viola). The other instruments are cued in and have to choose short fragments from a given collection, in any order. A kaleidoscopic display of refined sounds unfolds.
Duration: 8' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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... entrückt ... (1995)
for wind ensemble (2fl(2.afl).2ob(2.ca).3cl.bcl.2bn/hn), double-bass and one percussion
Duration: 9' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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4 Lieder nach Robert Walser (1995)
for soprano and violoncello
Duration: 7' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Erfüllt von leiser Antwort (1995)
for violin and piano
Duration: 4' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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BRD
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Ixion (1995)
for six instruments (afl.hn.1perc.lute(or guitar).voice(soprano or mezzo-soprano).vn)
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Caché (1996)
for thirteen instruments (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/1perc/pf/1.1.1.1)
Duration: 9' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Klangkreis (1996-1997)
for wind nonet (2ob.2cl.2hn.2bn.cbn)
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Nach Innen (1997)
for guitar solo
Duration: 9' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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AU (1997)
for baritone and percussion
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Zeitbogen (1998)
for guitar, harp, piano, clarinet, horn, trombone, trumpet, two percussion, viola, violoncello and double-bass
Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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BRD
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Glimpses ("Auf den Spuren eines Programms") (1999)
for string orchestra (6.6.5.4.2)
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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D-10245 Berlin
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Interlude (1999)
for alto flute solo
Duration: 5' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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7 Miniaturen (1999-2000)
for accordion solo
Duration: 5' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
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www.breitkopf.com
ONDES (2000)
for eight solo voices (2.2.2.2) and instrumental ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/hp.pf/2perc/2.1.1.1)
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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(d)al niente (2001)
for soprano and double ensemble (1: cl.vn.perc.fl.vc.pf, II: cl.vn.perc)
Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Quasi solo (2001)
Four pieces
for soprano, basset horn, violoncello and percussion
Duration: 16' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Sol(o) (2001)
for violoncello solo
Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Stretto (2001)
for accordion solo
Duration: 6' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Brechung (2002)
for string quartet
Duration: 15' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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4 Perspectives (2004-2005)
for 6 players (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, piano)
Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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Diskographie
Mircea Ardeleanu (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 121, 2009)
Interpreten:
Ardeleanu, Mircea
Werke:
Neidhöfer, Christoph: AU (1997)
Zinsstag, Gérard: ...u vremenu rata... (1994)
Roth, Michel: Trois têtes (2007)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Horatiu Radulescu, Gianluca Ulivelli
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Robert Walser in der Schweizer Musik (Musiques Suisses Nr. 6231, 2005)
Interpreten:
Schneider, Urs Peter
Radermacher, Erika
Werke:
Frey, Jürg: Lachen und Lächeln (1978)
Glaus, Daniel: Sechs Lieder nach frühen Gedichten von Robert Walser (1977)
Neidhöfer, Christoph: 4 Lieder nach Robert Walser (1995)
Haubensak, Edu: Sechs Walserminiaturen (1996)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Annette Schmucki, Aleksander Gabrys
Wenn einer in den Spiegel siehet... (Musikszene Schweiz Nr. 6191, 2002)
Interpreten:
Jäggin, Christoph
Werke:
Neidhöfer, Christoph: Nach Innen (1997)
Weissberg, Daniel: Schwebende Trübung (1997)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Yori-Aki Matsudaïra, Harri Suilamo, J.S. Bach, Fumie Shikichi
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Neidhöfer, Christoph: "Blues" through the Serial Lens: Transformational Process in a Fragment by Bruno Maderna (Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung (März 2005) 18), Basel 2005
Neidhöfer, Christoph: Energetik und form. analytische Reflexionen über Rudolf Kelterborns "Four Pieces for Four Players" (2005), in: Dissonanz 115 (2011), S. 18-31 [Internet]
Haefeli, Anton: "Immer wieder ausbrechen". Ein Portrait des Komponisten Christoph Neidhöfer, Zürich 2000