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Roth Michel

(26. 06. 1976)

Roth Michel
Roth Michel
Luzernerstrasse 70
CH-6030 Ebikon (LU)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)41 420 16 67

www.michelroth.ch

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Authors
Biography
* 26. 06. 1976.

Michel Roth was born 1976 in Altdorf and lives in Lucerne. Since graduating with a degree in composition and music theory from Basel's School of Music after studying under the tuition of Roland Moser and Detlev Müller Siemens, Roth is now professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts' Music Academy, where he heads the department of composition and contemporary music. This function brings him into close contact with Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Eötvös et.al.
Many renowned interpreters have performed his works, including the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Stuttgarter Vokalsolisten and the Basler Madrigalisten, as well as the ensembles Phoenix Basel, Ascolta Stuttgart and Mosaik Berlin. He has worked in close collaboration with the Mondrian Ensemble Basel and the Rumanian percussionist Mircea Ardeleanu for the past several years. Roth has won numerous awards for his work, including the Musica viva München's 2007 BMW Award for Composition for his piece 'Der Spaziergang'. His works have also been performed at the Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn, the Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik, the Berlin-based festivals 'Klangwerkstatt' and 'Unerhört', Musica da Hoy Madrid, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, and at concerts in Geneva, London, Cork, Krakow, Weimar, Graz, Milan, Venice, Bucharest, Montreal, Sao Paulo and Peking to name but a few. His works have also been recorded and transmitted by many radio stations. His piece PESSOA was accepted for the "Grammont sélection 2008".
A broad spectrum of his work is available from the Tre Media Verlag (publishers) in Karlsruhe.
In addition to his practical activities, Michel Roth also carries out research and publishes papers dealing with topics of an interdisciplinary and music theoretical nature.


Work list
Ecce - Kairos (1997)

Instrumentation: for oboe, clarinet, bassoon

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Knöcherne Maske die einst Gesang war (1998)

Instrumentation: for soli, choir and saxophone quartet

After fragments by Georg Trakls.

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
CRWTH (1998)
15 movements after James Joyce

Instrumentation: for cello solo with scordatura

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Kristall (1998)
Diaphony

Instrumentation: for 15 strings

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Klavierstücke, op. 11 von Arnold Schönberg (Three Piano Pieces, op. 11 by Arnold Schönberg) (1999)

Instrumentation: set for chamber orchestra by Michel Roth

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Lichtgesänge nach Mörike (1999)

Instrumentation: for tenor, guitar, harp and harpsichord

Texts: Eduard Mörike

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Tönung und Schatten (2000)

Instrumentation: for accordion solo

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Und es schweifen leise Schauer wetterleuchtend... (2000)

Instrumentation: for large ensemble

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Autumn Rhythm - Homage to Jackson Pollock (2000)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Näherungen (2000)

Instrumentation: for tenor saxophone and large organ

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Verinnerung (2001-2002)
After a picture by Mondrian

Instrumentation: for piano trio

Duration: 20' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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erschöpfung (2002)

Instrumentation: for string trio

After a picture by Mondrian.

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Das Flüsterhaus - marginal und madrigal (2002)

Instrumentation: for soli, choir and Renaissance instruments

After a motet by Heinrich Schütz and a text by Paul Celan.

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Patera (2003)

Instrumentation: for 4 horns and percussion (4 players)

Duration: 16' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Sechs Lieder aus der Jugendzeit von Gustav Mahler (Six Lieder from Gustav Mahler's Youth) (2003)
Adaptation

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
DuElle (2003)

Instrumentation: for piano duo

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
A Luce (2003)

Instrumentation: for tenor, cello, dulcimer, harpsichord

Prelude to a work by Barbarino.

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Quellmund (2004)

Instrumentation: for oboe and string trio

Duration: 7' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Hoax (2004)
Variations

Instrumentation: for two guitars

Duration: 6' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Molasse vivante (2004)
Duo

Instrumentation: for two pianos

Duration: 15' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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D-10245 Berlin
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Molasse vivante (2004-2007)

Instrumentation: version for flute, oboe, clarinet, percussion, piano and string trio

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
bloop (2004)

Instrumentation: for two tubax (contrabass saxophones)

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
STAMM (2004)

Instrumentation: for six-part female choir and instruments

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Die auf dich zurückgreifende Zeit (2005)
cycle for vocalists and ensemble after texts by Peter Weber

Instrumentation: for soprano, mezzo, altus (baritone), tenor, baritone, bass - saxophone (SABar), trumpet (B), trombone, piano, violoncello, E-bass, 2 percussion

Duration: 18' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
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www.ricordi.de
Skytale (2005)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, violoncello and piano

Duration: 9' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd (2005)
Imaginary ballet

Instrumentation: for flute, piano and percussion

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Schöllenen (2001-2006)

Instrumentation: for large ensemble

Duration: 13' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Ring - Bann (2006)

Instrumentation: for dulcimer, bass clarinet and strings (1.1.1.1)

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Töne oder Tiere (2006)

Instrumentation: for natural horn solo

Duration: 5' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Trois têtes (2007)

Instrumentation: for percussion solo

Duration: 20' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
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Tête – Crâne (2007)
Homage to Alberto Giacometti

Instrumentation: for clarinet solo

Duration: 14' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Vier Stukkaturen (2007)

Instrumentation: for wind octet on historical instruments (2ob, 2cl, 2bn, 2hn)

Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Der Spaziergang (2007)

Instrumentation: for two baritones and orchestra

After two text versions of Robert Walsers tale "Der Spaziergang".

Duration: 18' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Zwirn (2007)

Instrumentation: for 4 natural horns

Duration: 6' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
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Pessoa (2008)

Instrumentation: for 9 voices (soprano, mezzo, 2 alti, tenore, 2 baritone, 2 bass) and 8 instruments (flute, clarinet, horn, trombone, guitar, percusion, viola, double bass)

After texts by Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms Alberto Caeiro, Baron von Teive, Ricardo Reis, Bernardo Soares, Alvaro de Campos and Alexander Search.

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Eins und Alles (2008)

Instrumentation: for large organ solo

Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Kavalkade (2008)
Intermezzo

Instrumentation: for singing double bassist

Texts: Fernando Pessoa

Duration: 2' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Autumn Rhythm (2009)

Instrumentation: for piano solo

Duration: 20' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Paràbola del Palacio (2009)
A scenic conceptual piece

Instrumentation: for solo voice

Texts: Jorge Luis Borges

Duration: variabel
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Plaie et Douceur (2010)

Instrumentation: for viola solo

After a text by Nicolas Bouvier and Chinese characters.

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
im bau (2001-2012)
Fifteen sound room after a fragment by Franz Kafka

Instrumentation: for soprano, three instrumentalists (ob(lupophon), vc (singing saw), pf (melodica)) and live electronics

1st Scene: Prologue; 2nd Scene: Im Bau; 3rd Scene: Schlaf; 4th Scene: Burg-Platz; 5th Scene: Labyrinth; 6th Scene: Unter der Moosdecke; 7th Scene: Im Freien; 8th Scene: Der Vorposten; 9th Scene: Schwierige Rückkehr; 10th Scene: Schlaf; 11th Scene: Ein Zischen oder Pfeifen; 12th Scene: Unter der Moosdecke; 13th Scene: Verständigung; 14th Scene: Der Bau im Bau; 15th Scene: Epilogue

Duration: 45' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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verrückung (... Boggie-Woogie) (2010)

Instrumentation: for piano, violin, viola, violoncello

After a picture by Piet Mondrian.

Duration: 12' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Raumerweiterungssignale (2011)

Instrumentation: for eighth-tone horn and electronics

Duration: 15' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
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www.ricordi.de
Ohne Grund (2011)

Instrumentation: for saxophone, trombone and piano

Duration: 3' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
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Ein Blumenstrauss für M.S. (2011)
A study

Instrumentation: for string trio and two pianos a quarter tone apart

G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
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Räuber-Fragmente (2011)

Instrumentation: for speaker, saxophone, guitar, double bass and improvising saxophone

Musical theatre after Robert Walser's robber novel.

Duration: 30' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
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simile (2012)

Instrumentation: for saxophone and organ

A study about rythmical and tonal transformations for baritone saxophone (numerous multiphonics) and organ (min. of three manuals equipped with aliquot registers).

Duration: 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
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rebocto (2012)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.2/1/8.6.5.5.3)

A fantasy over the act of reading (and playing!) backwards.
Commissioned by the Musikkollegium Winterthur.

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Mircea Ardeleanu (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 121, 2009)
Interpreters:
Ardeleanu, Mircea
Works:
Neidhöfer, Christoph: AU (1997)
Zinsstag, Gérard: ...u vremenu rata... (1994)
Roth, Michel: Trois têtes (2007)
With more works of: Horatiu Radulescu, Gianluca Ulivelli
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Klavierduo Adrienne Soós / Ivo Haag (Grammont Porträt Nr. 107, 2007)
Interpreters:
Klavierduo Adrienne Soós und Ivo Haag
Works:
Ammann, Dieter: Regards sur les traditions (1994-1995)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Sonata (1955)
Kelterborn, Rudolf: Klavierstück 7 "Quinternio" (2005)
Roth, Michel: Molasse vivante (2004)
With more works of: Krzysztof Meyer
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Festival l'art pour l'Aar. November 2003 (Müller &Schade Nr. 5042/2, 2006)
Interpreters:
Frischknecht, Hans Eugen
Monot, Pierre-Alain
Works:
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)
With more works of: Hans Eugen Frischknecht, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jost Meier, Katrin Frauchiger, Daniel Andres, Alfred Schweizer
Mondrian Ensemble (Grammont Porträt Nr. 88, 2004)
Interpreters:
Mondrian Ensemble
Works:
Ammann, Dieter: Gehörte Form - Hommages (1998)
Roth, Michel: Verinnerung (2001-2002)
Jaggi, Martin: Schebka (2001)
With more works of: Iannis Xenakis, Giacinto Scelsi, Martin Jaggi
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Roth, Michel: Neue Spannungsgrade bei Kandinsky und Schönberg, in: Dissonanz 100 (2007) [Internet]
Gartmann, Thomas: Imaginäre Inszenierungen. Michel Roth im Gespräch mit Thomas Gartmann über die Kammeroper "Im Bau", in: Musik – Buchstaben – Musik, Pfau, Saarbrücken 2013, S. 328-347
Haffter, Christoph: Michel Roth: Rezension der Porträt-CD von Musiques Suisses, in: Dissonanz 124 (2013), S. 85-86
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
Fatton, Andreas: Silben, Szenen, Bilder, Räume. "Journées contemporaines" in Basel. Musiktheater von Francesc Prat, Michel Roth, Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini und Alfred Zimmerlin, in: Dissonanz 120 (2012), S. 60-61
Kunkel, Michael: "Beifügen könnte ich, dass...". Behauptungen oder Mutmassungen über Michel Roths Komposition "Der Spaziergang" nach Robert Walser, in: Dissonanz 107 (2009), S. 8-11 [Internet]
Kunkel, Michael: Neu gesagte Geschichten des Tönens. Kompositorische Sprechakte von Michel Roth, Mischa Käser und Annette Schmucki, in: Musik, Wahrnehmung, Sprache, Chronos, Zürich 2008, S. 115-151