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Weissberg Daniel

(02. 02. 1954)

Weissberg Daniel
Weissberg Daniel
Hermann Albrecht-Str. 13
CH-4058 Basel
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)61 683 17 51


Biography
- Born in Basel
- Piano studies under the tutelage of Klaus Linder, composition under Jacques Wildberger at the Basel conservatory and subsequent studies under Mauricio Kagel
- Kagel's assistant at the Musikhochschule Köln
- Works encompass pieces for solo, chamber music and orchestra, radio plays, electroacoustic music, multimedia projects and works in the area of new musical theatre
- Interpreter of electroacoustic music playing primarily in improvising ensembles
- Publishes works
- Co-directs the Musik und Medienkunst course of study at the Hochschule der Künste Bern


Work list
Three Walzes (1981-1982)
for piano
The story of a vain attempt to revitalise a past musical world. The third waltz is an instrumental theatre piece.
Duration: 8' 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
Rhapsodie (1984)
for two clavichords
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Trois Préludes (1985)
for piano
Notations from a musical diary.
Duration: 7' 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
DUO ? (1985)
for flute clarinet and...
A cicerone piece full of surprises, illusions, and some acrobatics. Requires a Bb clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet.
Duration: 11' 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
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CHF: 34.00
7 Handlungen (1986)
for percussion trio
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
CHARACTER PIECE (1985-1988)
for six-handed marimbaphone
A serious yet humorous musical theatre piece for three percussionists and a marimbaphone.
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
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CHF: 26.00
ATEMPOEM (1988)
for flute solo
A virtuoso solo piece with the scenic effect of recorders being played with floor-operated air pumps.
Duration: 15' 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
"... nach meinem Bilde ..." (1988-1989)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0.timp/hp/6.5.4.3.2)
Based on the story of ‘The Creature of Prometheus’ by Alberigo Albano Tuccillo. This piece takes reference from Beethoven’s ballet music ‘The Creatures of Prometheus’ and shares the same scoring.
Duration: 14' 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
Toccata (1990)
for four-handed piano
Sixteenth notes throughout, rhythmic organisation is achieved by alternating dynamics, register sounds and pauses in the individual parts.
Duration: 7' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 44.00
EFFOH (1991)
for two guitars
Instrumental theatre, with few gestures and a vivacious musical expression.
Duration: 10' 00"
Gitarrenforum Winterthur
c/o Bissig
Lustgartenstr. 9
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Three Dance Movements for String quartet (1991)
Dance pieces in which the performers play and dance simultaneously.
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 42.00
Wi(e)der (1993)
for harp solo
A widening of the harp's sound spectrum using preparation and unconventional playing techniques.
Duration: 9' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 23.00
Gaspard (1994)
for piano and three percussionists
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Commentary (1995)
for wind quintet
An absurd concert piece in which the players are also required to speak.
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 36.00
Deux Préludes (1995)
for violin and piano
Adaptation and enhancement of the first two of the 'Trois Préludes pour piano' (three preludes for piano) from 1985.
Duration: 7' 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
Miniatur (1995)
for percussion trio
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Duett (1992-1997)
for clarinet and viola
Tonally sensitive, soft concert piece.
Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
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mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 13.00
So long (1997)
for saxophone quartet
Interplay between quasi breathless volumes of sound and passages in which breathing advances into the foreground.
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
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mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 26.00
(Parts: sFr. 20.-; € 20.-)
Schwebende Trübung (1997)
for guitar solo
A solo piece, partly using new playing techniques. Can be performed by advanced amateurs.
Duration: 5' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Stillstand (1998)
for accordion
Fine colour variations alternate with highly charged 'chord-attacks'.
Duration: 7' 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: 18.00
Oh mi! (1998)
for flute, oboe and guitar
Jocular virtuoso piece.
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: 29.00
Tenero tenore tonante (1998)
Tenoresque
for tenor, automated accompaniment and playback
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
... für Geige und Streichorchester (1998)
for violin solo and string orchestra (5.4.3.2.1)
Duration: 11' 00"
Edition Plural
P.O. Box 2691
CH-6901 Lugano 1
Svizzera
editionplural@bluewin.ch
Rundgänge (1998)
for flute orchestra (for an indefinate number, but a minimum of 9 transverse flutes)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Dr Stolperi (1998)
for piccolo orchestra and Basle drums
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Ich bin mein gutes Recht (1999)
for soprano and percussion
Texts: Dieter Fringeli
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Ping Pong (1999)
for accordion solo
Duration: 3' 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
Trigger (1999)
for harp and any three melody instruments
Duration: 3' 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
Zeitball bestehend (1999-2000)
for clarinet, guitar, accordion, percussion, string quartet and live electronic
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Schichtarbeit (2001-2002)
for accordion, percussion and live electronics
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
tier ruht w.n. (2002)
for flute, clarinet, percussion, guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass and video projection
Duration: 9' 10"
Manuscript
A TROIS (2003)
for 3 electric guitars and live electronics
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
RUN DUM NURDU (2004-2005)
for tenor saxophone and live electronics
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Atros (2007)
for flute, guitar and percussion
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Hausmusik für H.G. (2011)
for harp and live electronics
Duration: 10' 30"
Manuscript
Für vier Streichinstrumente (2011)
for 2 violins, viola and cello
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Wenn einer in den Spiegel siehet... (Musikszene Schweiz Nr. 6191, 2002)
Interpreten:
Jäggin, Christoph
Werke:
Neidhöfer, Christoph: Nach Innen (1997)
Weissberg, Daniel: Schwebende Trübung (1997)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Yori-Aki Matsudaïra, Harri Suilamo, J.S. Bach, Fumie Shikichi
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Katharina Schamböck, Vilnius Kammerorchester (Classic 2000 Nr. C2 / 10, 1998)
Werke:
Schweizer, Alfred: Concertino für Violine und Streicher (1979-1981)
Weissberg, Daniel: ... für Geige und Streichorchester (1998)
Pflüger, Andreas: Schweben (1997)
Pflüger, Andreas: Lithuanian Folksongs (1998)
Pflüger, Andreas: Steine (1998)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Weissberg, Daniel: Ein Rebell zweiter Unordnung. Laudatio zur Verleihung des Marguerite Staehelin Preises an Thomas Kessler, Zürich 2006
Weissberg, Daniel: Komponierende Bastler, bastelnde Komponisten - Warum Kagel beides nicht ist, in: Dissonanz 98 (2007) [Internet]
Weissberg, Daniel: Notenmusik, Tonbandmusik, Computermusik. Mediale Reflexionen, in: Dissonanz 117 (2012), S. 11-14 [Internet]
Weissberg, Daniel: Hintergrund Klangkunst: Ein Beitrag zur akustischen Oekologie, in: Dissonanz 117 (2012), S. 89-90 [Internet]
Kenneweg, Friederike: Grammont Sélection 5, in: Dissonanz 122 (2013), S. 76-77 [Internet]
Brotbeck, Roman: Grammont Sélection 5. Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2011, in: Kuratierung und Kommentierung der CD, Musiques Suisses, Zürich 2012
Wohnlich, David: Was bleibt, ist das, was entsteht. Daniel Weissberg komponiert (eine Beobachtung), in: Dissonanz 101 (2008), S. 36-39 [Internet]