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Streiff Peter

(05. 06. 1944)

Streiff Peter
Streiff Peter
Bernastr. 55
CH-3005 Bern
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)31 58 72 11


Biography
Peter Streiff was born in Bern. Following his education as a graphic artist he studied music at Bern Conservatory. He has been a member of the 'Ensemble Neue Horizonte' in Bern since 1969. In 1971 and for the following five years he taught children and teenagers in various departments of education. From 1973 until 1989 he taught theory, analysis and new music at Winterthur Conservatory. He has held teaching posts at Bern Conservatory and at the teacher-training college of the University of Bern since 1987.

Work list
(1970)

Duration: unbestimmt
Manuscript
Von Tag zu Tag (1971)
for numerous performers
Duration: var.
Manuscript
Partikel 1-7 (1970-1972)
variable score for amateurs or musicians in small groups
Verbal notation. Concentrates on a single material and a single form of its action. It occurs at any rate on the background of an inconceivably still and long period of time.
Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
(1973)
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Nachtgedanken (1975)
for electronic tape
Very dark and low sounds in a six-part movement. A piece about keeping silent.
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
(1975/13)

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Six Songs (1976)
for soprano, violin, violoncello, clarinet, guitar, harp and two pianos
Texts: Jean Gebser
Each piece has a different instrumentation. The syllables of the text are set to music throughout.
Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
(1971-1977)

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Herbstzeichen (1975-1977)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/1.1.0.0/timp.perc/hp/gtr/str)
Chamber music-like. Formally one of the most complex up to now, based exclusively on 24 of the 720 sixth-permutations.
Duration: 12' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Hors d'oeuvre (1977)
for four or more players
Duration: var.
Manuscript
Study (1977-1978)
for 3-6 identical or different string instruments
In its wider sense, a very harmonically composed piece of music. It has a strong affinity with 'Nachtgedanken'.
Duration: 6' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Duo (1980)
Inner questioning
for violin and piano
A very quiet, perspicacious piece with a charming face. Dedicated to Elizabeth Grimm.
Duration: 4' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Movimento e cadenza (1980)
for tenor recorder
A virtuosic piece, asymmetrical in form. Dedicated to Regula and Conrad Steinmann.
Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 16.00
VerBergung (1980)
for viola and piano with bass clarinet
A piece stemming from a core, but with no external coherence. An unidiomatic setting for viola with an asymmetrical piano part and a concealed bass clarinet part.
Duration: 6' 30"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
5 kleine Symbole (1982)
for piano (partly four-handed), flute, violin viola and violoncello (string trio)
I. For four-handed piano
II. For viola
III. For flute. IV. For piano
V for string trio
Five schematic pieces unified in a loose cycle. The pieces can be performed individually.

Duration: 20' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Piano trio (1980-1983)
Three pieces, very unique in themselves, proceed very gently and slowly.
Duration: 19' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Melodies Vol. II (1983)
for bass clarinet or another reed instrument (e.g. oboe, English horn, bassoon, saxophone)
Thirty-one strophes bound in an enormous arch form. A piece with a flowing, rhythmic metre; not fast.
Duration: 13' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
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www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 18.00
Wandelnde Gänge (Wandering Gaits) (1985-1987)
for string quartet
Alternating, flowing, speaking, jumping sounds. Commissioned by Elsbeth Roethlisberger and dedicated to Markus Roethlisberger.
Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.

Duration: 22' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 34.00
(Stimmen SME/EMS: sFr. 40.-; € 40.-)
Zeichen und Gebärden (Signs and Gestures) (1990)
Orchestral sounds in six parts
(2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/timp/str)
Written for Toni Mummenthaler and the ‘Bern Mediziner Orchestra’. The six parts vary in character from full orchestra tutti to delicate chamber music. Created for a very good amateur orchestra.
Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 47.00
Über Granit gebeugt (1991-1992)
Seven traces through spaces
for instrumental ensemble (fl.ob.cl.bn.asx/hn.tbn/perc/va.vc.db)
A delicate piece which touches, crisscrosses repulses and ignores on different levels. Commissioned by 'Moments Musicaux Aarau'.
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 34.00
Durchflossener Granit (Elf Kiesel) (1992-1993)
for piano trio
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Durchflossener Granit (Elf Kiesel) (1995-2003/04)
version for piano solo
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Depression (Nr. V aus "Durchflossener Granit") (1992-1993)
for piano solo
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Getragener Granit (Solemn Granit) (1993)
for voice (soprano), two gambas, three recorders and small percussion
Texts: Peter Streiff
The third 'Granite' piece, the theme of which is the relationship between form and structure. Text by Peter Streiff.
Duration: 9' 00"
Neue Blockflötenmusik
c/o Steinmann
Rychenbergstr. 56
CH-8400 Winterthur
Tel. 052 / 213 94 44
Melodien Bd. IV (Modellhaft) (1989-1990/95)
for any solo instrument
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Duett (1991-1996)
for two violins or two viola da gambas
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Le cimetière des fous (1995-1996)
for six solo voices (2SATBarB)
Texts: Paul Eluard
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Begegnung und Träumen (1996)
for piano trio
Duration: 4' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
vertrieb@breitkopf.de
www.breitkopf.com
Der Klang der Analyse I, II, III (In den Klangmittelpunkt hineingeschaut) (1996)
for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet and double-bass
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Der Klang der Analyse IV (Auf den Spuren der Dissonanz) (1996)
for string trio
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Der Klang der Analyse V (Mittagsruh - statistisch gehört) (1996)
for mezzo-soprano and piano
Texts: Joseph von Eichendorff
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Konzept I - V (1994-1997)
for variable instrumentation
Duration: var.
Manuscript
Zwiegespräch (1997)
for basson and violoncello (or two deep instruments)
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Berührung (1998)
for guitar solo
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Motto (1998)
for piano and large drum
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Rencontres - questions, paroles, écoutes (1995-1999)
for horn and violin
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Handwerk - Hörwerk (1999)
for two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Über Licht geneigtes Ohr (1999)
for large organ
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Machaut trifft Eluard am Sepikfluss (Der Gesang der Gespräche in fremder Umgebung) (1995-2000)
for numerous ensembles
Text: Paul Eluard.
Manuscript
Klänge im Alltag (1995-2000)
for electronic tape
Duration: 44' 00"
Manuscript
Le mot immergé (1995-2000)
for two viola da gambas and arch lute
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Fünf Zeichen (2000)
for recorder trio
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Le Non-Dit (2000-2001)
for 5 performers (bl-fl, vn, db, gtr, perc)
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Zwiesprache (2003)
for 2 players (variable)
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
Six Passages (1989-2004)
for violoncello solo
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Place de Tübingen (2004)
for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, accordion and small percussion
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Solo (2005)
for violin (surrounded by sounding activities)
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Mischfarben am Klangrand (2005)
für viola da gamba solo
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Vier neue Partikel (2007)
for 24 recorders
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Vier klingende Handlungen (2007)
for four players of any objects
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
(2007)

Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Ohrspuren am Drittelberg (2007-2008)
for 2 pianos (third-tone and half-tone)
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Zeitstrahl (2009-2010)
for aulos
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Nur allein für deine Ohren (2010-2011)
for alto and Baroque oboe
Texts: René Char, Anonymus, Dschelaladdin Rumi, Kurt Marti, Kurt Schwitters, Ernst Jandl
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Peter Streiff. Komposition - Urs Peter Schneider. Klavier (Edition Wandelweiser Records Nr. EWR 1401, 2014)
Interpreten:
Schneider, Urs Peter
Werke:
Streiff, Peter: Von Magischem (1970)
Streiff, Peter: Drei Klavieretüden (1973)
Streiff, Peter: Melodien Bd. I (1971-1977)
Streiff, Peter: Modell zur Gewichtsverlagerung (2007)
Streiff, Peter: Neun kleine Bässe (1975/2013)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Peter Streiff. Vokal/Instrumental (Edition Wandelweiser Records Nr. EWR 1307, 2013)
Interpreten:
Blum, Dominik
Kordzaia, Tamriko
Werke:
Streiff, Peter: Sechs Lieder (1976)
Streiff, Peter: Studie (1977-1978)
Streiff, Peter: Melodien Bd. II (1983)
Streiff, Peter: Ohrspuren am Drittelberg (2007-2008)
Streiff, Peter: Zeitstrahl (2009-2010)
Streiff, Peter: Nur allein für deine Ohren (2010-2011)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ensemble Neue Horizonte Historische Aufnahmen 1968-1998 (Musikszene Schweiz - Grammont Portrait Nr. CTS-M 76, 2002)
Interpreten:
Ensemble Neue Horizonte Bern
Werke:
Frey, Jürg: Lachen und Lächeln (1978)
Frey, Jürg: Sachen (1979-1980)
Moser, Roland: Heinelieder. Für Stimmen mit Begleitung (1970-1985)
Schneider, Urs Peter: Raritäten für Interpreten (1959-1971/1983)
Schneider, Urs Peter: Mit Dank an Mendelssohn (1981)
Streiff, Peter: Partikel 1-7 (1970-1972)
Radermacher, Erika: Sieben Rosen später (1981)
Radermacher, Erika: Musenkonzept (1990)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Hansjürgen Wäldele, Istvan Zelenka, Henri Pusseur, Christian Wolff, Philippe Micol, Hans-Joachim Hespos, La Monte Young, Cornelius Cardew, Franco Evangelisti, Mathias Brupacher, John Cage, Tzie Elgna, Morton Feldman, Karel Goeyvaerts, Rudolf Komorous, Pie
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Vierteltonduo Bächli/Schneider (Grammont Porträt Nr. MGB CTS-M 70, 2001)
Werke:
Jordi, Dieter: Arabesques (1988-1990)
Jordi, Dieter: DER AMEISENHAUFEN, VON INNEN (1999)
Mariétan, Pierre: TRANSMUSIQUE II: Par delà le temps, l'espace (1988)
Moser, Roland: Kabinett mit Vierteltönen (1986-1987)
Streiff, Peter: Handwerk - Hörwerk (1999)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Martin Wehrli, Charles Ives, Ivan Wischnegradskij
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
4 Streichquartette (Jecklin Szene Schweiz Nr. 283-2, 1992)
Interpreten:
Euler Quartett
Werke:
Moser, Roland: Neigung (1969-1972)
Streiff, Peter: Wandelnde Gänge (1985-1987)
Voegelin, Fritz: 4 Szenen für Streichquartett (1980)
Wettstein, Peter: Janus (1987)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Schneider, Urs Peter: Die Werke von Peter Streiff, in: Schweizerische Musikzeitung 4 (1978), S. 217-222
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