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Mayer-Spohn Ulrike

(1980)

Mayer-Spohn Ulrike
Mayer-Spohn Ulrike
Bachlettenstrasse 16
CH-4054 Basel
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)61 681 12 43
Internet: www.ulrikems.info/

Biography
While still attending school Ulrike Mayer-Spohn completed her studies for playing organ and choral conducting in Stuttgart and, as a junior student, she studied the recorder at the Karlsruhe Music Academy under Ulrike Mauerhofer. She then continued her education at the Schola Contorum Basiliensis in Switzerland under Conrad Steinmann and Corina Marti and Dorothea Winter at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. Masterclasses with Marion Verbruggen, Peter van Heyghen, Sebastien Marq and Gerd Lünenbürger complete her education. Baroque violin and viola she studied with Martina Graulich and David Plantier, fiddle with Randal Cook in Basel, composition and audiodesigne with Erik Oña at the "Studio für Elektronische Musik" and the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. Ulrike Mayer-Spohn works together with composers as Beat Gysin, Boris Yoffe, Gabriel Pareyon, Andreas Zurbriggen, Paul Newland. Numerous premieres of works dedicated to her she premieded and recorded for Swiss Radio. Together with the Swiss composer and singer Javier Hagen, Ulrike Mayer-Spohn formed in 2007 the duo Ums `N Jip, which is dedicated to new musical settings for recorder, voice and electronics. She works regularly as recorderplayer, violinist or fiddleplayer in specialized ensembles for early music as Amsterdam Barok Compagnie, Freitagsakademie, Collegium Musicum Stuttgart, La Chapelle Ancienne, Musica Poetica, Muscadin and La Morra.

Work list
Messe in A (2007)
for countertenor and recorder
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Die Quadratur der Kreise (2007)
for voice and recorders (2-4 players)
Duration: 6' 00"-15' 00"
Manuscript
ONE (2008)
Chamber opera
Texts: Kafka; Breitenmoser; Brecht; UMS 'n JIP
Musical theatre with new music for voice, recorder and electronics.
One man, two obsessions: women and cars. A red circle on an empty black stage. 100 toy cars. She inside the circle, he outside. A suggestive and entertaining evening about existential loneliness and the craving for unity of the two sexes. German original language with English and French subtitles.
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
S.O.S. (shadows of sound) (2008)
for countertenor and recorder
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Duo (2008)
for recorder and organ
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Arrangements Walliser Volkslieder (2008)
for 3 part choir a cappella (S A Men)
-Geissbüäb
-Walliserbüäb
-Spinnerliedlij
-Hirtenknab
Manuscript
Gebet (2008)
for choir a cappella (SATB)
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Matterhorn (2008)
for choir a cappella (SATB)
Texts: Pierre Imhasly
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Entre Mar Rose (2008)
for 6-part choir (S1 S2 A T B1 B2)
Texts: Pierre Imhasly
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
TWO (2009)
Chamber opera
Texts: UMS 'N JIP
TWO - electropop chamber orchestra/musical theatre featuring works for voice, recorder and electronics by UMS 'n JIP.
Inspired by texts taken from "20 Minuten", UMS and JIP created a chamber opera in collaboration with director Wolfgang Beuschel and artist Gisela-Ethaner Schelble. Together they amalgamised elaborate music, everyday situations and texts about the latest Vatikan scandal, simulated cyber attacks on American chemical companies and quotes from the small ads to form extremely dense and absurd jokes. With a wink and a nudge, the artists take the audience on a journey into an unpredictable cosmos where strange is the norm and the wackiness of being comforting: Normality is unique.
Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Shakti (2009)
for voice, recorder and electronics
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
WOH (2009)
for tenor-recorder solo
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Pfeifen (2009)
for voice (B) and organ
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Mondnacht (2009)
for 4-part choir
Texts: Joseph von Eichendorf
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Der Panther (2009)
for 5-part choir
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
THREE (2010)
Electropop chamber opera
for male singer, recorder, live electronics & playback CD
Texts: UMS 'n JIP
Duration: 64' 00"
Manuscript
JPH-S13-BS 1 (2010)
for recorder, marimba and violoncello
Texts: Johann Peter Hebel
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
JvE-MN-RV (2010)
for recorder and countertenor
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
JvE-MN-RVT (2010)
for recorder, countertenor and tape
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Vs/Cs (2010)
for virginal solo
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
SJ-LaC-Etf (2010)
for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violon, viola and violoncello
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
JvE-InD (2011)
for tenor recorder and countertenor
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
IvS-E-12,7,22 (2011)
for flute, marimba and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
FOUR (2011)
Chamber opera
for male singer, recorder, violin, live electronics
Texts: Gisela-Ethaner Schelble, Eduard Mörike
Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
fL'a&NVs (2011)
for tenor, baritone, violin, violoncello, piano and percussion
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
fCt (2011)
for clarinet, horn, bassoon, erhu, violin, viola, violoncello and contrabass
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
JvE-N (2011)
for tenor, baritone, bass, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
fK-SZ (2011)
for clarinet, horn, bassoon, marimba, violin, viola, violoncello and contrabass
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Art.20-FW (2011)
for 2 singers, recorder, violoncello, piano and percussion
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
fEP (2011)
for large mixed ensemble
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
fEdA (2011)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
RMR-dP (2011)
for subbass recorder and electronics
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
OLO (2011)
for solo voice
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
O-M-F (2012)
for countertenor, recorders and live-tape
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
The Swiss Project (part I). Contemporary Swiss Music (edition umsnjip Nr. 5, 2010)
Interpreten:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Mit weiteren Werken von: Beat Gysin, Andreas Zurbriggen, Hans-Ulrich Lehmann
THREE. Electropop opera (edition umsnjip Nr. 6, 2010)
Interpreten:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Werke:
Hagen, Javier: THREE (2010)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Roland Dahinden, Mischa Käser, Maria Porten
ONE. Contemporary chamber opera (UMS 'n JIP, 2009)
Interpreten:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Werke:
Hagen, Javier: ONE (2008)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
The China Project (live). Contemporary &traditional Chinese music (edition umsnjip Nr. 3, 2009)
Interpreten:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Mit weiteren Werken von: Deqing Wen, Huang Ruo, Du Yun, Tao Yu with Yulong Mao, Juanjuan Wang, Xu Bi
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
TWO (Ums 'n Jip, 2009)
Interpreten:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Werke:
Hagen, Javier: TWO (2009)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Maria Porten. Es war einst ein Paradies (VDE Gallo Nr. CD-1252, 2008)
Interpreten:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Mit weiteren Werken von: Maria Porten
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ensembles