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Fortmann Thomas

(09. 04. 1951)

Fortmann Thomas
Fortmann Thomas
Patos Verlag GmbH
Industriestrasse 7
CH-6301 Zug (ZG)
Schweiz

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Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 09. 04. 1951.

Thomas Fortmann comes from Berne. He wrote an international pop hit at the age of sixteen and followed with more than 100 titles in 27 countries. Interpreters of his works include Udo Lindenberg, Alexis Korner, Love Generation, Jürgen Drews, Su Kramer, Demon Thor, Toni Vescoli et al.
He abandoned his rock carrier after 10 years, moved to Tessin where he withdrew into isolation and studied composition, music theory and instrumentation. He went on to compose numerous chamber works, an oratorio (Oratorio Francescano), two symphonies ("Pythagoras" and "Aion"), a requiem ("Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind") and three musical works for stage ("Der Hahn und das Kreuz", "Sommerfrau und Winterwolf" and "Collodis Pinocchio") with the help of stipends and commissions from the Schweizer Bundesamt für Kulturpflege, Zurich Opera House, canton Tessin, Burgergemeinde Bern, Open Opera St.Gallen, Zurich City, EU Kaleidoskope Project, Mozart Festival Rovereto, Grosseto City and others.
Tommy moved to Toscana with his family in the mid eighties, where, in addition to his compositional activities, he became the co-founder of the Accademia Amiata and did a several year stint as the director of the 'Toscana delle Culture' festival.


Work list
TELL (1976)
Musical

Instrumentation: for 2 egtr, pf, perc, ebass and orchestra (2.2.2.2.2sx/2.2.0.0/timp/str), actor (singer) and choir

Texts: Beat Hirt

Duration: abendfüllend
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Oratorio Francescano (1981-1982/05)

Instrumentation: for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra (1.ca.2.bcl.0.ssx.barsx/1.1.1.0/perc/org/str)

Duration: abendfüllend
Patos Verlag GmbH
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Preghiera del Signore (1983)
The Lord's Prayer

Instrumentation: for soprano, mixed choir and organ

Duration: 10' 00"
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CH-6301 Zug
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Étude Pythagorienne Nr. 3 (1984)

Instrumentation: for piano trio

Duration: 15' 00"
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Pythagoras Symphonie (1984-1985)

Instrumentation: for voices (SATBarB), choir ad libitum and oechestra (2(pic).1.ca.1.ssx.2(cbn)/4.2.2.0/timp.perc/pf(hpd)/str)

Duration: 35' 00"
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
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Pinocchio (1989)
Musical

Instrumentation: for actors (singers), mixed choir and ensemble (1(pic).1.ca.1.bcl.s(a)sx.1/1.2.1.1/timp.perc/pf(e-org)/db)

Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Pinocchio Suite I (1990)

Instrumentation: for ensemble (1(pic).1.ca.1.bcl.s(a)sx.1/1.2.1.1/timp.perc/pf(e-org)/db)

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind (1990)

Instrumentation: for soprano, violin, clarinet, vioncello and piano

Duration: 30' 00"
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AION (1990-1991)
Chamber symphony and drama

Instrumentation: for english horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, piano and string quartetWith

Feature length with four actors. Music only: 21'30.

Duration: 21' 30"
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Sommerfrau &Winterwolf (1991)
Musical theater

Instrumentation: for speaker, soprano, mimists, oboe (ca), clarinet (ssx), violoncello, piano and percussion

Texts: Jürg Schubiger

Duration: abendfüllend
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Tango Catolico (1993)

Instrumentation: for sting quartet

Duration: 19' 00"
Pentaflowers
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Blues Cattolico (1993)
Trio

Instrumentation: for alto sax, baritone sax and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Patos Verlag GmbH
Industriestrasse 7
CH-6301 Zug
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Ladyboy (1994)
Trio

Instrumentation: for violin, viola and violoncello

Duration: 13' 30"
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Il Gallo e la Croce (1994)
Musical theater

Instrumentation: for 3 actors, flute, 2 saxophones, trumpet, percussion, piano (e-organ) and violoncello

Texts: Thomas Fortmann

Duration: 30' 00"
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CH-6301 Zug
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Songkran (1995)

Instrumentation: for saxophone quartet

Duration: 4' 30"
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CH-6301 Zug
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Pop Oh Kakapitl (1995)

Instrumentation: for saxophone quartet

Duration: 2' 50"
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6 pieces for "Strictly OFF Limits" (2003-2004)

Instrumentation: for acoustic and electric violins, flute, alto sax, piano, percussion and e-bass

The Politician, Alinghi, Catholic Blues, War Haiku, eben eben, Sherry at Songkran.

Duration: 25' 00"
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A little American Night Music (2004)

Instrumentation: for saxophone quartet

Duration: 6' 30"
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Pinocchio Suite II (2005)

Instrumentation: for wind quintet (hn, 2tpt, tbn, tba)

Duration: 10' 00"
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Collodis Pinocchio (2005)
Musical theater

Instrumentation: for 6 actors (singers) and 5 musicians (violin, saxophone (S and A), baritone sax, piano, percussion)

Texts: Horst Lonius, Thomas Fortmann

Duration: abendfüllend
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Sonata for Saxophone & Piano (2006)

Instrumentation: for soprano saxophone and piano

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Three Piggys in Clover (2006)
Trio

Instrumentation: for soprano sax, alto sax and piano

Duration: 4' 40"
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
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Krieger der Nacht (2007)
13 pieces

Instrumentation: for two pianos and percussion

Duration: 50' 00"
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
Schweiz
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Polyticks Protest (2007)

Instrumentation: for soprano saxophone and piano

Duration: 6' 20"
Patos Verlag GmbH
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CH-6301 Zug
Schweiz
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Diskographie
Accademia Amiata Ensemble: Strictly off limits (Forrest Hill Nr. 43192, 2006)
Works:
Fortmann, Thomas: 6 pieces for "Strictly OFF Limits" (2003-2004)
With more works of: Frank Zappa
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ladyboy (Spalax Nr. 13654, 1996)
Works:
Fortmann, Thomas: Tango Catolico (1993)
Fortmann, Thomas: Blues Cattolico (1993)
Fortmann, Thomas: Ladyboy (1994)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Thomas Fortmann: Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind (Pentaphon Nr. 6093, 1992)
Works:
Fortmann, Thomas: Requiem für ein ungeborenes Kind (1990)
Fortmann, Thomas: AION (1990-1991)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch