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Weiss Marcus

(1961)

Weiss Marcus
Im Wasenboden 41
CH-4056 Basel
Schweiz



Biography
Marcus Weiss was born in Basel (Switzerland). He studied saxophone under the tutelage of Iwan Roth at Basel School of Music and Frederick L. Hemke at the Northwestern University (Chicago). He won the Swiss Association of Musician's soloists prize in 1989.
Markus Weiss is one of the most sought-after saxophonists performing contemporary music today. In recent years he has performed many works written especially for him by Georges Aperghis, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, John Cage, Vinko Globokar, Hanspeter Kyburz, Beat Furrer, Michael Jarrell, Mauricio Sotelo, Elliott Sharp, Manuel Hidalgo, Brice Pauset, Stefano Gervasoni, Jô Kôndô and many others, contributing substantially thereby to the development of a new repertoire for his instrument.
Marcus Weiss performs as the soloist in diverse European orchestras and together with such ensembles as "Klangforum Wien", "ensemble contrechamps", "ensemble recherche", "Ensemble Modern", "Chamber Orchestra of Europe" and others.
He performs more recently as a chamber musician in his own two ensembles: the "Trio Accanto" (with Yukiko Sugawara, piano and Christian Dierstein, percussion) and the saxophone ensemble XASAX/Paris. Marcus Weiss plays in various duo formations as an improviser and "composer" together, for example, with Ernesto Molinari or Mark Dresser.
Marcus Weiss has taught saxophone and chamber music at the Basel School of Music since 1995.


Work list
White Frames (2003)
for soprano saxophone solo
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Repertory
Alex Buess: ATA 9 for 4 soprano saxophones
Franz Furrer-Münch: aufgebrochene momente for tenor saxophone, cimbalom and percussion instruments (2 players)
Thomas Kessler: "Is it?" for soprano and soprano saxophone
Marcus Weiss: White Frames for soprano saxophone solo
Daniel Weissberg: So long for saxophone quartet
Diskographie
Canti Elegiaci, An Florestan und Eusebius, Lieder der Ferne (Genuin classics Nr. GEN 15546, 2015)
Interpreten:
Henneberger, Jürg
Weiss, Marcus
Werke:
Trümpy, Balz: An Florestan und Eusebius (2010-2011)
Trümpy, Balz: Canti elegiaci (2007-2008)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
New horizons (GENUIN classics Nr. GEN 14315, 2013)
Interpreten:
Weiss, Marcus
Werke:
Holliger, Heinz: Partita (1999)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Kammersonate in 3 Sätzen (2008)
Wirth, Stefan: Acedia (2012)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Bernhard Lang, Helena Winkelman
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Thomas Kessler (Grammont Porträt Nr. 98, 2006)
Interpreten:
Nopper, Sylvia
Weiss, Marcus
Werke:
Kessler, Thomas: ",said the shotgun to the head." (2003)
Kessler, Thomas: Drum Control (1983)
Kessler, Thomas: "Is it?" (2002)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Regina Irman (Grammont Porträt Musikszene Schweiz Nr. MGB CTS-M 62, 2001)
Interpreten:
Jordi, Dieter
Nopper, Sylvia
Weiss, Marcus
Steinmann, Conrad
Werke:
Irman, Regina: Hügel bei Céret (1983)
Irman, Regina: Schwarzes Glück 2 (1990-2001)
Irman, Regina: Wörter (1995)
Irman, Regina: Tisch mit Vogelfüssen (1996)
Irman, Regina: Drei Tänze (1996-1997)
Irman, Regina: Melodie 1 (1985)
Irman, Regina: Melodie 2 (1985)
Irman, Regina: Orfeo (1999-2000)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Kunkel, Michael: Quasi un attraversamento - Saxophonmehrklänge in Kunst und Forschung von Giorgio Netti, Marcus Weiss und Georg Friedrich Haas, in: Dissonanz (Juni 2010) 110 (2010), S. 20-35 [Internet]