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Jaggi Martin

(1978)

Jaggi Martin
Jaggi Martin
Schaffhauserstrasse 119
CH-8057 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)79 512 17 20
Internet: www.martinjaggi.ch

Biography
Born in Basel, Martin Jaggi has played the violoncello since the age of seven and received early lessons in composition from his father Rudolf Jaggi. He studied composition under Rudolf Kelterborn from 1995 until 1996, before studying violoncello under Reinhard Latzko and composition under Detlev Müller-Siemens (1996 – 2000), graduating with a distinction from the University of Music in Basel. His education continued under Walter Grimmer at Zurich University of the Arts/Music, where he received his concert diploma with distinction in 2002. His studies were supplemented with courses in composition given by Manfred Stahnke at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (2004 - 2006), master classes headed by Claude Starck, Colin Carr and Ivan Chiffoleau (violoncello), and under the tutelage of Marc-André Dalbavie and Helmut Lachenmann (composition).
Martin Jaggi has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles in many European countries and Paraguay. He is a member of the Ensemble Phoenix Basel and solo cellist of the basel sinfonietta and the Basel Festival Orchester. Jaggi has already enjoyed a certain degree of renown as a composer and his works have been broadcast over the radio on several occasions and performed in various European countries and Canada. He was the subject of a portrait concert (Composer of the Week) during the 'Europäischen Musikmonat' 2001. Jaggi has recieved commissions for compositions from the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the A-Devantgarde Festival Munich, Pro Helvetia, the Ensemble Phoenix Basel, the Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich and the Kammerorchester Basel, the Münchener Kammerorchester and the basel sinfonietta. Martin Jaggi, together with the Kammerorchester Basel, received a sponsorship award from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in 2007. He is a founding member of the Mondrian Ensemble and lives in Zurich.


Work list
Atakor (1999-2000)
for clarinet, horn, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, violoncello and double bass
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Acheb (2001)
for string trio
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Schebka (2001)
for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Darkening City (2002-2003)
for baritone, 2 pianos, 6 percussionists
Texts: Ben Okri
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
wuchernd am schädel (2003)
for voice and piano
Texts: Ulrike Draesner
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Jetlag 1 (2003)
for 8 instruments (soprano/tenor sax, e-guitar, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, violoncello
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
intensimarginär (2004)
for voice and piano
Texts: Ura Allemann

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Jetlag 2 (2004-2006)
for 16 instruments (trumpet, soprano/tenor/baritone saxophone, bass/contrabass clarinet, e-guitar, e-bass, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, 2 percussionists, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncelli and double bass)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Megalith (2004)
for piccolo/flute/bassflute, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Drowned Rap (2005)
for violoncello, alto zither and live electronics
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
SPAM (2006)
for (bass) flute, (bass) clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and violoncello
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Trieb (2006-2007)
for orchestra (2(pic).2.2(bcl).2(cbn)/4.2.0.0/str
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
plod on (2007)
for piano quartet
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Moloch (2008)
for large orchestra (4.3.3.3/6.3.3.1/3perc/hp/16.14.12.10.8)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Nunatak (2008-2009)
for double bass and 19 strings (6.5.4.3.1)
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Brekzie (2009)
for clarinet, violin, alto zither, percussion, trombone and double bass
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Sastruga (2009)
for 22 strings (6.6.4.4.2)
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
elftöner (2010)
for mezzo-soprano, flute, violoncello, percussion and piano
Texts: Urs Allemann
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Strom (2010)
for oboe and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Strata (2010-2011)
for soprano saxophone, viola, percussion and piano
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Flechte (2011)
for violin, double bass and percussioinists
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Gharra (2012)
for string quartet
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
bem (2013)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello
Manuscript
Repertory
Patrick N. Frank: Studie I zum Jetzt-Möglichen for bass clarinet, violin, violoncello, double bass
Diskographie
Mondrian Ensemble (Grammont Porträt Nr. 88, 2004)
Interpreten:
Mondrian Ensemble
Werke:
Ammann, Dieter: Gehörte Form - Hommages (1998)
Roth, Michel: Verinnerung (2001-2002)
Jaggi, Martin: Schebka (2001)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Iannis Xenakis, Giacinto Scelsi, Martin Jaggi
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Kunkel, Michael: Geröll. Denkbrocken zur Musik Martin Jaggis, in: Dissonanz 107 (2009), S. 32-37 [Internet]