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Marti Heinz

(07. 05. 1934)

Marti Heinz
Marti Heinz
Neumarkt 10
CH-8001 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 252 13 42
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Biography
Heinz Marti was born in Bern. On completing his teacher training and brief teaching activities he studied music in Bern (Diploma in viola and music theory), and composition under Sandor Veress and Klaus Huber. He has repeatedly participated in the new music courses at Darmstadt summer school and at the Boswil Composition Seminars (as composer and performer). He works in the field of electronic music at the 'Centre de Recherches sonores' at Radio Geneva. He has been viola player in various orchestras, most recently with that of Zurich Opera. He has received many distinctions as a composer (Gaudeamus Foundation, PRO ARTE Foundation, Zurich City Council).
Today he lives in Zurich and Tessin.


Work list
Sonate (sonata) (1960)
for violin solo
Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Amphibrachus (1966)
for clarinet, viola and piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Vierung und Umkreis (1967)
for baritone and violin
Duration: 6' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Reflections (1967)
4 Movements
for twenty-two strings
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Psalm 130 (1968)
for soprano and baritone solos, mixed choir and organ
Duration: 8' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
"Der Magnet ist Schönheit" (1969)
Solo cantata
for soprano and six instruments (fl(afl).ob(ca).cl(bcl-str trio)
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Passages (1970)
for flute and piano
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
So einsam ist der Mensch (1970)
for three vocal-instrumental groups (1: male speaking voice, 2perc, gtr; 2: soprano, fl, pf; 3: alto, eleectromium)
Texts: Nelly Sachs, Jacques Prévert, Ambrosius von Mailand
A poem by Nelly Sachs, a protest song by Jacques Prévert and the the Te-Deum text are superposed in the form of a double motet. The three isolated groups predigate in German, French and Latin.
Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Madrigali (1971)
for wind quintet
Duration: 14' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Qui necdum natus est (1971)
Cantata
for flute, speaker, six female voices, choir, organ and electronic tape
Texts: Philip Oxman
Based on a theme by Philip Oxman.
Duration: 18' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Mask (1972)
for three orchestral groups (1.0.ca.1.1/1.1.1.0/2perc/hp/3.5.5.2)
Hidden behind the mask is Gustav Mahler's wonder horn song 'Where the beautiful trumpet blows'. Soloistic orchestral writing. Technically rather demanding.
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Aube (1972)
for oboe and harpsichord
Duration: 13' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Cantus firmus (1973)
for organ
Largely graphical notation. Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Traum-Bezirke (1973)
for flute, percussion group (three players) and electronic tapes
Duration: 28' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Konzept einer "Manifestation" (1973)
for fanfare group, wind music corps and fireworks
Duration: 30' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Correspondance (... à la sourdine) (1973-1974)
for violin (or viola, violoncello) and piano
A huge, reeling mirror-canon, written in 'action writing' (tab. notation). The symbols for sound procreation are essentially identical for both instruments they do however, produce a completely different sound result. Involves experimental playing techniques for both instruments.
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Response (1974)
for string trio
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Echos de détresse (1976)
for piano and harmonium
A meeting of virtuosity and resignation. This piece can be played as a piano solo.
Duration: 6' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Chorus (1976)
for small orchestra (1.2.2.1/2.1.0.0/perc/str) and organ
Duration: 11' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Ihre Uhren gehen anders... (1978)
for harmonium and log drum
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Ombra (1979)
for violoncello (or violin, viola) solo
A solo piece operating on two levels (light and dark) without any particularly difficult demands made on the performer. A version for bass recorder (or any other low-pitch woodwind instrument) is also available.
Duration: 8' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Aurora e Danza a Marena (1979)
for string orchestra and small percussion
Suitable for an amateur choir.
Duration: 11' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Ombra (1979)
for bass recorder (or another deep woodwind instrument) or buggle or sax or violin or viola or violoncello
Duration: 7' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Recitativo desolato (1979)
for violin and piano
Utilises a theme by W.A. Mozart.
Duration: 7' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Passacaglia (1980)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.1.0.0/perc/str) or string orchestra
Both orchestra and string orchestra versions are written for an amateur orchestra.
Duration: 13' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Désir de dialogue (1981)
for alto flute (in G) and string trio (with obligatory string instruments)
Duration: 11' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
4 Zeitstücke (1982)
for trumpet and percussion (two players)
Commissioned by the city of Zurich. Also suitable for students.
Duration: 18' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Konzert (1982-1983)
for organ, string orchestra, trumpet, trombone and percussion
Duration: 13' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Wachsende Bedrohung (1984-1985)
for orchestra (2.2.ca.3(3bcl).2.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/str)
The traditional orchestral sound is gradually silenced by the percussion ensemble. Unusual percussion in parts: tin kettle, tin cans, break drums.
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Streichquartett "Nature morte" (1985-1986)
Duration: 13' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Pluie de la peur (1987)
for guitar solo
The four movements (standard notation) come complete with fingerings by Christoph Jäggin.
Duration: 11' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Violin Concerto. "Canto che si spegne" (1987-1988)
for violin, string orchestra and percussion
Demanding solo part in standard writing with no special difficulties for the string orchestra. Contains solo passages for the two percussionists.
Duration: 20' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Sintesi (1989)
for string trio
The meditative and dramatic elements of these pieces become repeatedly united in a synthesis. Standard notation.
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Dialogue (1989)
for organ and electronic tape
Duration: 14' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Triptychon (1989)
for double-bass and vibraphone
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
"Aus der Zeit - immer schon" (1990)
for mezzo-soprano, alto flute in G, percussion and guitar
Duration: 20' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Nuit d'insomnie (1991)
for string orchestra (or eleven solo strings) and percussion
The orchestral version is also suitable for an amateur orchestra.
Duration: 13' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Orakel (1991)
for clarinet trio and twelve strings (6.3.2.1)
This work follows the literary model provided by Friedrich Durrenmatt's tale 'The Dying of Pythia'.
Duration: 14' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Ritual (1991)
for alto saxophone and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Ornamente (1992)
for violin solo
Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Memento... (in Erinnerung an Sándor Veress) (1992)
for chamber ensemble (2vn.va.vc/2ca/hn)
Duration: 2' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Appel de la nuit (1992-1993)
for horn and orchestra (2.1.2(bcl).2/0.0.2.0/timp.perc/hp/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Poem (1993)
for two recorders, marimbaphone and speaking voice
Duration: 7' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Evocations (1994)
for vibraphone solo
A demanding solo piece in free notation.
Duration: 15' 00"-20' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Seuls (1994)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
The five instruments play in spatial isolation - a kind of 'conversation with oneself' approach. In free notation.
Duration: 25' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Dance of Death (1994)
for speaking choir, mixed choir and instrumental ensemble (fl.cl.asx.2bn/pf/gtr/perc)
Duration: 20' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Zustände I - IX (1996)
for violoncello, vibraphone and percussion
Music based on images by Rita Ernst.
Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Echos de détresse II b (1997)
Collage
for violin, projections, electronic tape and light effects
Homage to Louis Soutter.
Duration: 25' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
"Christliche Kleinbürger" (1997)
Cantata
for soprano and alto solo, choir, chamber orchestra (ob.bn/tpt/str), bells and organ
Texts: Kurt Marti
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Muotathaler Nachtmusik (1998)
for string orchestra and Swiss harmonica
Duration: 15' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Klavierstück (2000)
The compulsory piece for the Landoldt prize, Winterthur / Zurich School of music.
Duration: 7' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Il Cantambanco (2002)
Three pieces
for saxophone and violoncello
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Mistura Siciliana (2003)
Music for the scenic cycle 'Progetto Siciliano' by Rita Ernst
for flute, mandolin and percussion
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
... Informationen... (2004)
Information theory and aesthetic perception
for string quartet, percussion and voice
Texts by Abraham A. Moles, Ludwig Tieck and from an article on the promotion of culture.
Duration: 18' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Invocazione (2005)
Choral cantata
for three choirs and organ
Texts: Kurt Marti, Johann Caspar Schade, Häuptling Seattle, Jeremiah, Offenbarung des Johannes, Aurelo Peccei
Duration: 20' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
"The Firmness Makes the Circle Just" (2006)
The Circle
for mixed a-cappella choir and speaking choir
Texts: John Donne
Written for the 100th birthday of Sándor Veress.
Duration: 8' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Seduta (2007)
A musical board meeting
for flute, violin, violoncello, percussion and piano
For the 10th anniversary of the Swiss Music Magazine.
Can be performed by amateurs.
Duration: 8' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Vier Essays (2008)
for violoncello solo
Demanding solo piece.
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Vier Essays (2008)
for viola
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
"Ricordanze" (2009)
for string quartet
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Ossessione (2009-2010)
for string quartet
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Méditation interrompue (2011)
for piano
Duration: 7' 30"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Epigramm (2012)
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, piano and percussion
Group discord - Reflection - Group unity.
Duration: 2' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
"Zwei Türen" (2013)
for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello
Texts: Hilde Domin
Duration: 10' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Diskographie
Matthias Weilenmann (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 119, 2009)
Interpreten:
Weilenmann, Matthias
Werke:
Moser, Roland: Alrune (1979)
Lehmann, Hans Ulrich: Monodie (1970)
Marti, Heinz: Ombra (1979)
Derungs, Martin: Colori, op. 48 (1991-1997)
Weilenmann, Matthias: Espaces de Silence (2009)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Festival l'art pour l'Aar. November 2003 (Müller &Schade Nr. 5042/2, 2006)
Interpreten:
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen
Monot, Pierre-Alain
Werke:
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Ecumes (1996)
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Shadows (1998-1999)
Keller, Max E.: insieme, a coppie, indipendente (2000)
Marti, Heinz: Passages (1970)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: Streichquartett (1964)
Zinsstag, Gérard: Sept fragments ou Cinq fragments (1982-1983)
Gut, Ursula: Aquamarin (1992)
Roth, Michel: Patera (2003)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Hans Eugen Frischknecht, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jost Meier, Katrin Frauchiger, Daniel Andres, Alfred Schweizer
Festival l'art pour l'Aar. Januar 2005 (Müller &Schade Nr. 5043/2, 2005)
Interpreten:
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen
Spina, Anna
Monot, Pierre-Alain
Werke:
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Bach (2003)
Gasser, Ulrich: Engel, den toten Christus haltend, und Maria lächelt (1995)
Lehmann, Hans Ulrich: de profundis (1988-1989)
Marti, Heinz: Vierung und Umkreis (1967)
Wyttenbach, Jürg: Vier Kanzonen und Two nonsense Verses, an Epigram and a Madrigal (1964)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: Komposition für Oboe und Orgel (1964)
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen: Komposition für Flöte, Klarinette und Tonband (1971)
Andres, Daniel P.: Concerto für Bassposaune und Ensemble (2002)
Huber, Klaus: Ein Hauch von Unzeit III (1972)
Gut, Ursula: Mouchoirs (2005)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Hans Eugen Frischknecht, Jean-Luc Darbellay, Lukas Vogelsang, André Richard, Hans Studer, Stefan Daeppen, Alfred Schweizer, Christian Giger