Rico Gublererschöpfen - als kleines (1995-1996)
for solo speaker, four screamers/whisperers, two chamber speaking choirs and bass flute
Duration: 10' 00"
Louisa LasdunConcerto für Wörter (1996)
for male and female orator and male and female voices
Texts: Isolde Schaad
A rhythmical and difficult speaking part for mixed speaking choir. A lively, humorous, theatrical and cheeky piece with choreography, lighting and text from the book ‘KüsschenTschüss - Sprachbilder und Geschichten zur öffentlichen Psycho hygiene’ by Isolde Schaad.
Duration: 12' 00"
Josef KostVesper (1994)
for amateur choir, youth choir (both also speaking choirs), congregation, mezzo-soprano, baritone, liturgist, harp, organ and two percussion
Texts: Bibel / Liturgie
A composition in various scores based on texts from Psalms and paraphrases on the subject of creation. Both the youth and amateur choirs are accompanied by the organ or percussion instruments; the singing congregation is accompanied by harp and drums, and the female and male cantor are accompanied by marimbaphone.Intermediate to difficult level.Liturgical duration: 60'
Duration: 31' 00"
Claude FerrierPinguine (1998)
for eight-voice mixed choir
Texts: Joachim Ringelnatz
Based on Joachim Ringelnatz.
Duration: 5' 00"
Felix Baumann"nah / hautnah" (2000-2001)
for orator, solo soprano, violoncello and ensemble (fl.cl/perc/pf/vn.vc)
Texts: Sarah Kirsch, Sappho, Michel Serres, Stefan Buri, Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Commissioned by and with support of 'Pro Helvetia', (the Swiss culture foundation) for the 50th anniversary of the Zurich Chamber Voice Choir. First performed in Zurich on the 20th November 2001 by the Chamber Voice Choir Zurich, Martina Fausch, Martina Schucan, Ensemble for New Music Zurich (Bernhard Erne). A piece dealing with the proximity of music and speech, the border area between commutation and murmuring, exactly there where the word is weak and the music has already begun.
Duration: 45' 00"
(Parts available from the composer)
Alfred KnüselMitte wird Bewegung (1995)
for speaking choir, violin, clarinet and keyboard instrument
Texts: Alfred Knüsel
'Peinture naïve' in music.
Duration: 16' 00"
Kit PowellDer Wal (1998)
for speaking choir and four-handed piano
Texts: Jürg Schubiger
A short piece suitable for youngsters.
Duration: 4' 00"