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Heisch Michael

(20. 05. 1963)

Heisch Michael
Heisch Michael
Kirchweg 39
CH-8102 Oberengstringen (ZH)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 382 59 51

www.neuemusik.ch/michaelheisch



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Improvisers, Interpreters, Authors
Biography
* 20. 05. 1963.

Michael Heisch was born in Schaffhausen; he lives and works in Zurich. After preliminary studies at the school of design he studied theory under Martin Neukom and Christian Bänninger and choral conducting and conducting under Christian Siegmann at the private school for music theory in Zurich. He continued his studies in composition under Johannes Schöllhorn and Hans Ulrich Lehmann. He was first encouraged in the field of electronic music by Martin Neukom and later while studying under Gerald Bennett. Michael Heisch received an accolade for his work 'Edison' from the 'Concorso Internationale Luigi Russolo' in Varese (Italy). After 1994 he developed numerous adaptations for various scores in connection with stage music performances. As well as being a member of the composers' council of the 'Schweizerischen Zentrum für Computermusik' (Swiss Centre for Computer Music), he can also be heard as contrabass in various performances and music ensembles.
Michael Heisch has received financial awards from various institutions including awards for the project 'missa digitalis', for which he is composer and artistic director. His creative versatility leads him time and again into the world of the visual arts.


Work list
10 Stücke für ein tiefes Solo-Instrument (1992)

Instrumentation: for solo instrument in a deep register

Duration: var.
Manuscript
Pezzo per clarinetto solo (1996)

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
ZappOff! (1996)
Musical performance

Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann

Preamble, tempo rubato.Pince-nez and brown shoes: Reflections while waiting within eye-shot of the wardrobes of Jacques Offenbach und Frank Zappa:entre nous.Musical performance with M. Vänçi Stirnemann.

Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Flaneur (1996)
Electro-acoustic music

Instrumentation: for electronic tape

Based on a text by Walter Benjamin.

Duration: 5' 10"
Manuscript
Theut I und Theut II (1996)
Electro-acoustic music

Instrumentation: for electronic tape

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Eisenfresser (1996)
Electro-acoustic music

Instrumentation: for electronic tape

Duration: 6' 40"
Manuscript
5 Logogramme (1997)

Instrumentation: for flute solo

Duration: var.
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 13.80
5 Serifen für Streichtrio (1997)

Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 13.80
Orchesterbearbeitungen nach 4 Klavierstücken von Franz Liszt (1997)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (pic.2.2.ca.2.2(bcl)/2.2.2.1(btba)/1perc/hp.gtr.man.cel/str)

Am Grabe Richard WagnersCaroussel de Madame P-NResignazioneTrübe Wolken - Nuages gris

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 33.60
Edison (1998)
Electro-acoustic music

Instrumentation: for electronic tape

Duration: 6' 19"
Manuscript
Moiré - Studien für 4 Organetten (1999)

Instrumentation: for four organettes (electronically amplified, with effect machine)

Duration: var.
Manuscript
copy and pass by (1999)
Concept composition

Instrumentation: for various instruments

Duration: var.
Manuscript
Agnus Dei (1999)
Electro-acoustic music

Instrumentation: for electronic tape and organ (electric guitar ad lib.)

A part of the co-composition 'Missa digitalis'.
Junghae Lee: Kyrie (tape)
Philippe Kocher: Gloria (organ and tape)
Kit Powell: Credo (organ and tape)
Martin Neukom: Sanctus/Benedictus (organ and tape)
Michael Heisch: Agnus Dei (organ and tape)

Duration: 4' 50"
Manuscript
Brouillage (1999)

Instrumentation: for double-bass solo

Duration: var. (min. 5')
Manuscript
Brouillage / Bruitage - Proteus (1999/02)

Instrumentation: for double bass

Duration: 5' 00" (variabel)
Manuscript
Zirufim (1999)
Electro-acoustic music

Instrumentation: for electronic tape and electric guitar

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Schule des Schweigens (1999-2000)
A kind of mini music theatre

Instrumentation: for electronic tape, actor and obligatory cassette recorder (or loud speakers)

Texts: Marcel Duchamp

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
"... stumpffeine Linie von Geviertlänge..." (2000)
Electro-acoustic music

Instrumentation: for electronic tape

Work in progress: ninety electronic tape miniatures, each with a duration of one minute.

Manuscript
Brouillage (2000)

Instrumentation: for piano solo

Duration: var. (min. 5')
Manuscript
wechselspielwechsel I. "Fall" (2000)

Instrumentation: for organ and percussion

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 30.00
Night Bites (2000)

Instrumentation: for string quartet and speaker

Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 25.20
Zettelbox (2000)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: variabel
Manuscript
"Vogel fliegt, Fisch schwimmt, Mensch läuft" (2001)
Chamber/radio/play/piece

Instrumentation: for actor, musician and electronic tape play-back

Texts: Harald Krämer, Klaus Zobel

Manuscript
Chinese Cookies (2001)

Instrumentation: for saxophone quartet and speaker

Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann

Duration: 17' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 38.40
wechselspielwechsel II. "Fälle" (2001)

Instrumentation: for accordion and percussion

Based on texts by Daniil Charms.

Duration: 15' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 40.20
6 Serifen (2001)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Texts: Robert Walser

Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 18.00
kitchen accidents (2002)

Instrumentation: for percussion quartet and speaker

Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 31.80
Everblacks (2002)

Instrumentation: for deep voice, bassoon, piano, viola and double-bass

Texts: Georg Kreisler, H.C. Artmann, P. Heisch, G. Rühm

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Best before: see lid (2002)

Instrumentation: for two pianoforte, harpsichord, spinet and play-back voice

Based on texts by M. Vänçi Stirnemann.

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
wechselspielwechsel III. "Fallen" (2002)

Instrumentation: for female voice and nineteen strings

Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache

Based on terms from the New Economy Jargon.

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
zu rich (2003)

Instrumentation: for voice, violoncello, piano and turn-tables (DJ)

Texts: Heinrich Glarean, M. Vänçi Stirnemann

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Night Bites (every night) (2003)

Instrumentation: for speaker and string orchestra

Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
carpe noctem (2004)

Instrumentation: for bass flute, e-guitar and percussion

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
kykloi (2004)

Instrumentation: for one performer (percussion)

Texts: William Shakespeare

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Rondo (2004-2005)
Musical theatre

Instrumentation: for 2 male voices, flute (pic), clarinet (bcl), accordion, viola and electronics

Duration: variabel
Manuscript
anadiplosis / parekbasis (2005)

Instrumentation: for flute, violoncello, piano and CD playback

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Disintegration (2005-2006)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, accordion and double bass

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Courbage - Teppichreste (2010)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
How would Lubitsch have done it? (2010)

Instrumentation: for chamber ensemble (1.0.1.0/0.0.0.0/perc/pf/1.0.1.0)

Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
Moiré (2011)

Instrumentation: for alto sax, piano and percussion

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Missa Digitalis (stv/asm Nr. 11, 2000)
Interpreters:
Kern, Susanne
Works:
Powell, Kit: Credo, op. 94b (1999)
Heisch, Michael: Agnus Dei (1999)
Lee, Junghae: Kyrie-Umkehr (1999)
Neukom, Martin: 15. Sanctus (1999)
With more works of: Olivier Messiaen, Philippe Kocher
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Heisch, Michael: Ich baue beim Komponieren Widerstände auf, in: "Live", Wochenendbeilage der "Aargauer Zeitung" 42 (2003), S. 5
Heisch, Michael: Schweizer Fenster: Die experimentelle Reihe des STV, in: Positionen - Beiträge zur Neuen Musik (August 2003) (2003), S. 50
Heisch, Michael: Oase für zeitgenössisches Musikschaffen, in: Aargauer Zeitung (29. Juli 2003) (2003), S. 14
Heisch, Michael: Des Eigenbrötlers inszenierte Stille, in: Aargauer Zeitung (27. April 2004) (2004), S. 11
Heisch, Michael: Unfassbare Schönheiten, in: Dissonanz 101 (2008) [Internet]
Möller, Torsten: Kunstköpfe boxen. Zwei Musiktheater-Produktionen, in: Dissonanz (Juni 2010) 110 (2010), S. 84-85 [Internet]
Drees, Stefan: Komponieren als Sprachfindung. Zur Arbeit des Komponisten Michael Heisch, in: Dissonanz (September 06) 95 (2006), S. 38-41 [Internet]
Hauser, Bea: Man muss diese Musik analytisch verfolgen, in: Schaffhauser Arbeiter-Zeitung (25. März 2004) (2004)
Herzog, Benjamin: Vogelflug im Körpertempel, Arbeit für die Hörmuskeln, in: Basler Zeitung (8. März 2001) (2001)
Schüssler, Martin: Hörgeschichten. Neue Musik ganz schön vielseitig, in: Jahresbuch des Europäischen Musikmonats Basel 2001, opinio, Basel 2001
Meyer, Thomas: Sperriges aus dem Computer, in: Tages-Anzeiger (30. Dezember 1999) (1999)
Nash, Beate: "They were insane" - Bilder über musikalische Themen von John Lurie, in: Kulturblätter (30. Mai 1992) (1992)