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Giger Paul

(1952)

Giger Paul
Giger Paul
c/o schoch - art
Vorderhausstrasse 10
CH-9053 Teufen
Schweiz

Tel: +41(0)71 330 09 73
Fax: +41 (0)71 330 09 74
Internet: www.paul-giger.ch/

Biography
– Born in Herisau (Switzerland)
1970/71 – Travels to Asia as a street musician then studies music at the conservatories of Winterthur and Berne
1976 – Teachers diploma (Prof. Peter Mezger)
1980 – Soloist's diploma (Ulrich Lehmann)
1980 until 1983 – Concertmaster of the St.Galler Sinfonieorchester
Since 1983 – Works freelance
Repertoire: From Baroque to modern violin literature, improvisation, jazz, diverse folk music.
Since 1992 – Additionally composes choir, orchestra and chamber music


Work list
eiswasser (1981)
for violin and speaker
Texts: Josef Kopf
Manuscript
chartres (1988)
for violin solo
crypt I
crypt II
crypt III
labyrinth
crossing
holy center
Manuscript
chuereihe (1989)
for violin and tenor sax
Manuscript
trogener chilbiläbe (1989)
for violin in scordatura
Manuscript
zäuerli (1989)
for violin solo
Manuscript
alpsegen (1989)
for violin and percussion / tampoura
Manuscript
godot (1991)
Theatre music
for violin and percussion
For the piece by Samuel Beckett.
Manuscript
laudato (1993)
for violin and male voices
Manuscript
tropus (1993)
for choir, string trio and berimbao
Manuscript
alleluja (1993)
for string trio
Manuscript
sequentia (1993)
for violino d'amore and choir
Manuscript
organum (1994)
for string trio
Manuscript
o ignis (1994)
for choir and string trio
Manuscript
vier phrygische engelsgesänge (1994)
for soprano and violino d'amore
Manuscript
königsfelden (vindonissa) (1994)
for viola d'amore
Manuscript
und wickelt aus als wären's linnentücher (1995)
for choir, overtone singing, viola d'amore/violin, harp and large drum
Manuscript
ruach (1995)
Piece for Orchestra N° 1
for solo violin and orchestra
Manuscript
quartinen der vergeblichkeit (Streichquartett Nr. 1) (string quartet N° 1) (1998-1999)
Music for the turn of an era
Manuscript
die brücke von mitrovica (2002)
Film music
for harpsichord and violin
For the documentary film by Christian Labhart.
Manuscript
Ruland-Zäuerli (2008)
for violino d'amore, viola and violoncello
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Diskographie
el-sabr gameel (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 111, 2008)
Interpreten:
Spina, Anna
Giger, Paul
Werke:
Käser, Mischa: City 2 (2005)
Gaudibert, Eric: Le chant de la rose (2008)
Zimmerlin, Alfred: Rayyis Fikri and the Magic Square (2008)
Zimmerlin, Alfred: er-innern (2006)
Giger, Paul: Ruland-Zäuerli (2008)
vindonissa (ECM Nr. 1836, 2000)
Interpreten:
Giger, Paul
Werke:
Giger, Paul: königsfelden (vindonissa) (1994)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
ignis (ECM Nr. 1681, 1998)
Interpreten:
Giger, Paul
Werke:
Giger, Paul: tropus (1993)
Giger, Paul: alleluja (1993)
Giger, Paul: organum (1994)
Giger, Paul: o ignis (1994)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
schattenwelt (ECM new series Nr. 1487, 1993)
Interpreten:
Giger, Paul
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
alpstein (ECM Nr. 1426, 1989)
Interpreten:
Favre, Pierre
Giger, Paul
Werke:
Giger, Paul: chuereihe (1989)
Giger, Paul: trogener chilbiläbe (1989)
Giger, Paul: zäuerli (1989)
Giger, Paul: alpsegen (1989)
chartres (ECM new series Nr. 1386, 1989)
Interpreten:
Giger, Paul
Werke:
Giger, Paul: chartres (1988)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch