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Jarrell Michael

(08. 10. 1958)

Jarrell Michael
Jarrell Michael
Internet: mac-texier.ircam.fr/textes/c00000049/

Biography
Michael Jarrell was born in Geneva. Having been attracted to both art and music ("Music was always more important to me... I have hesitated at some point."), he decided on Geneva Conservatory, where he attended the music theory classes of Eric Gaudibert and studied composition under Klaus Huber in Freiburg im Breisgau. ("I owe him everything, especially for his transference of skills."). Between 1986 and 1988 he lived in Paris where he completed a stage in musical information at IRCAM and then in Rome (1988-89 at Medici Villa and the Swiss Institute) where he continued his work on the 'Assonance' series, a sequence drawn from sketchbooks. ("The sketch is a perfectly natural stage in the painting, in which the artist attempts to solve certain problems... These aspects are less manifest in music. This I find regrettable.") From 1991-1993 he was composer in residence with the Lyon National Orchestra. Today Jarrell teaches composition at the Vienna School of Music ("Normally, even before I begin, I can get an overview of what happens on the level of form, motive etc., but for some time now it has been the opposite: I begin and then tend to allow for a more unleashed development.")

Work list
Aber der Wissende (1981)
for voice and marimba
Duration: 14' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
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In te, anime meus, tempora metior (1982)
for string trio
Duration: 28' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
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Trei II (1982-1983)
for soprano and 5 instruments (fl.cl/pf/vn.vc)
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance I (1983)
for clarinet solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Trace-écart (1984)
for soprano, contralto, percussion and double ensemble each with 8 instruments (fl, ob, cl, bn, 2hn, tpt, tbn, 2perc, pf, hp, v, va, vc, db)
Duration: 17' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Dérives (1980-1985)
Chamber opera
for three singers (S, Bar, recitative) an actor and an instrumental ensemble (speaking choir, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello)
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Lysistrata (1985)
Scenic music for Aristophanes' "Lysistrata"
for 3 percussion instruments
Duration: 2h 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Instantanés (1985-1986)
for large orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/4perc/pf.hp/str)
Duration: 16' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Anagrammes (1986)
for wind quintet
Duration: 13' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Eco (1986)
for voice and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Formes-Fragments (1987)
for 6 voices (SMezATBarB), brass ensemble (2 hn.2tpt.2tbn.tba) and 2 percussionists
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Modifications (1987)
for piano and six instruments (cl, bn, hn, v, va, vc)
Duration: 16' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Essaims-cribles. Chamber-ballet (1986-1988)
Chamber ballet
for bass clarinet and chamber ensemble (fl.cl.bcl/hn.tbn/perc/hp.pf.va.vc.db)
Duration: 20' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Conversions (1988)
for harp and string orchestra
Duration: 14' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Congruences (1988-1989)
for MIDI-flute, oboe, chamber ensemble and live-electronics (cl.bcl.bn/hn.tpt.tbn/2perc/pno(with synth DX 7 II).MIDI-piano(TX 802)/va.vc.db)
Duration: 18' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Eco II (1988-1989)
for voice and instrumental ensemble (flute, clarinet, horn, percussion, piano, violin, violoncello)
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance II (1989)
for bass clarinet solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance III (1989)
for bass clarinet, violoncello and piano
Duration: 13' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Der Schatten, das Band, das uns an die Erde bindet [L'Ombre, cette bande qui nous relie à la terre] (1989)
Ballet
for large orchestra (2.2.2.2bcl.2/4.2.3.2/perc)
Duration: 20' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
"... D'ombres lointaines..." (1989-1990)
for soprano and large orchestra (3.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/4perc/hp.pf.cel/14.12.10.8.6)
Duration: 20' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance IV (1990)
for tuba, viola and live-electronics
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance V. "...chaque jour n'est qu'une trêve entre deux nuits.../...chaque nuit n'est qu'une trêve entre deux jours..." (1990)
...chaque jour n'est qu'une trêve entre deux nuits.../...chaque nuit n'est qu'une trêve entre deux jours...
for violoncello and four groups of instruments (1.1.1.bcl.1/1.1.1.0/perc(2).pf.hp/2.1.0.1)
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Formes-Fragments II (1990)
for six voices (SMezATBarB) and instrumental ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 2percussion, 2 violins, 2violas, violoncello)
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
From the Leaves of Shadow (1991)
for viola and large orchestra (3.2.ca.3bcl.3cbn/4.3.3.1/3perc/hp.pf.cel/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance VI (1991)
for chamber ensemble (fl.ob.cl/perc/pno/vn.va.vc)
Duration: 8' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Congruences, deuxième version (1991)
for flute, oboe and orchestra (4.0.2.2bcl.2/2.1.1.0/3perc)
Duration: 14' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Harold et Maud (1991)
Ballet
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/perc/pf.hp/8.8.6.4.2)
Duration: 60' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Des Nuages et des brouillards (1991-1992)
for orchestra without wind instruments (percussion, piano, harp, six first violins, 6 second violins, 4 violas, 2 violoncellos, double bass)
Duration: 13' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance VII (1992)
for percussion
Duration: 11' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Trois études de Claude Debussy (1992)
Transcription
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/perc/cel.hp/str)
1. Pour les sonorités opposées
2. Pour les notes répétées
3. Pour les accords
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
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Passages (1992-1993)
for large orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/perc.timp/pf.cel.hp/12.12.10.8.6)
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Rhizomes, Assonance VIIb (1993)
for 2 percussion 2 pianos and and electro-acoustic slide show
Duration: 17' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Wolken (1993)
for children's choir (9-part) and percussion
Duration: 7' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Cassandre / Kassandra (1993-1994)
Melodrama
for female actress, instrumental ensemble and electronics (1.1.1.bcl,1/2.1.1.0/2perc/pf.MIDI-piano (1 player))
Texts: Christa Wolf
Duration: 65' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Eco IIb (1994)
for voice and instrumental ensemble (fl, cl, perc, hp, vn, vc)
Duration: 7' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Eco III (1994)
for voice and harp
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Aus Bebung (1995)
for clarinet and violoncello
Duration: 18' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Music for a While (1995)
for ensemble (fl, cl, sx, hn, tpt, tbn, 2perc, pf/cel, 2v, 2va, vc, db)
Duration: 19' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Bebung (1995)
for clarinet, violoncello and instrumental ensemble (fl, cl, bn, hn, tpt, tbn, perc, pf, v, va, db)
Duration: 18' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Mémoires (1996)
for choir and instrumental ensemble (fl, 2cl/bcl, bn, 2hn, tpt, tbn, tba, 3perc, pf, hp, 6vn I, 5vn II, 4va, 3vc, 2db)
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Emergences (1997)
for orchestra (fl/pic/afl, 2ob/ca, 2cl/bacl, 2bn, 2hn, 2tpt, 2perc, 8vn I, 8vn II, 6va, 6vc, 4db)
Duration: 10' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Zeitfragmente (1997-1998)
for string quartet
Duration: 20' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
...prisme / incidences... (1998)
for violin and orchestra
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
...somme leaves II... (1998)
for viola
Duration: 9' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Un long fracas somptueux de rapide céleste (1998)
for percussion and orchestra (3fl/2pic, 3ob/ca, 3cl/bcl, 3bn/cbn, 4.3.3.1, 3perc, pf, hp, 10.10.8.6.4
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
..somme leaves... (1999)
for violoncello
Duration: 9' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance VIII (1999)
for amplified flute and four percussionists
Duration: 16' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Formes-Fragments IIb (1999)
for four voices (SMezTBar) and instrumental ensemble (cl, bn, hn, tpt, tbn, tba, 2perc, synth, hp, vc, db)
To texts by Leonard de Vinci.
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Denn dasselbe ist Erkennen und sein (1999)
for six voices (SMezATBarB) and instrumental ensemble (cl/bcl, bn, tbn, tba, perc, hp, vc, 2db)
To texts by Parménide.
Duration: 15' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
Assonance IX (2000)
for clarinet and orchestra (4.4.4.4/6.4.3.1/3perc.timp/hp/16.14.12.10.8)
Duration: 18' 00"
Henry Lemoine
24, rue Pigalle
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 1 48 74 09 25
Fax +33 1 45 26 74 42
(2012)


Texts: Luis de Góngora
Duration: 19' 30"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Fabio di Càsola (Grammont Porträt Nr. 103, 2007)
Interpreten:
Di Càsola, Fabio
Werke:
Jarrell, Michael: Assonance I (1983)
Lehmann, Hans Ulrich: Mosaik (1964)
Pagliarani, Mario: Alcuni particolari oscuri (1983)
Hefti, David Philip: O, star! (Mosaik-Zyklus - Teil 1) (2003)
Gerber, René: Prélude et Fugue sur le nom de Bach (1935)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Pietro Damiani, Gion Antoni Derungs, André Jolivet
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
CIEM Genève 1997 (Musica Helvetica Nr. 104.2, 1998)
Interpreten:
Kelz, Mahalia
Werke:
Jarrell, Michael: Assonance I (1983)
Zbinden, Julien-François: Trois esquisses japonaises, op. 72 (1985)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, Armin Schubler, Carl Nielsen, Niklas Sivelöv
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Michael Jarrell (Grammont Porträt Nr. 44, 1996)
Werke:
Jarrell, Michael: Assonance II (1989)
Jarrell, Michael: Assonance V (1990)
Jarrell, Michael: "... D'ombres lointaines..." (1989-1990)
Jarrell, Michael: Instantanés (1985-1986)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Servière, Antonin: Processus de composition et artisanat. L'exemple de "Trei II" (1983) de Michael Jarrell, in: Dissonanz 120 (2012), S. 36-51 [Internet]
Meyer, Thomas: Ins Gedächtnis zurückgerissen. Michael Jarrells "Le père" an den Schwetzinger Festspielen, in: Dissonanz 111 (2010), S. 65-66 [Internet]
Michel, Pierre: Michael Jarrell et l'orchestre, in: Dissonanz 102 (2008), S. 50-51 [Internet]
Meyer, Thomas: Création de "Galilée", opéra de Michael Jarrell, in: Dissonanz 94 (2007) [Internet]
Steiner, Christoph: Eines blauflimmernd Bestimmten sich erinnernd. Michael Jarrells "Assonance V", in: Dissonanz 57 (1998)
Bitterli, Peter: Assonanz und Stimmen. Uraufführungen von Michael Jarrell und Beat Furrer, in: Basler Zeitung (6. September 1996) 208 (1996), S. 46
Kager, Reinhard: Klangblitze in stiller Dunkelheit. Zur Musik der Schweizer Komponisten Beat Furrer und Michael Jarrell, in: Programmheft der Internationalen Musikfestwochen Luzern, Luzern 1996, S. 142ff