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Hagen Javier

(13. 01. 1971)

Hagen Javier
Hagen Javier
Postfach 317
CH-3900 Brig (VS)
Schweiz

Mobile: +41 (0)76 587 74 13

www.javierhagen.ch

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Interpreters
Biography
* 13. 01. 1971.

Javier Hagen was born in Barcelona and raised between 6 languages in Spain, Germany and Switzerland. He received vocal training from Roland Hermann, Alain Billard and Nicolai Gedda, and studied composition under Goebbels and Rihm in Zurich, Karlsruhe and Ferrara. He enjoys international renown as a world-class interpreter of contemporary music, has premiered hundreds of works globally and performs as a member of the UMS 'n JIP duo, one of the most active New Music ensembles worldwide. His oeuvre comprises more than 80 works, including 7 musical theatres and 38 choral works, with performances thereof across the whole of Europe, the Near East, the Americas, Australia and East Asia. Hagen has accepted invitations to lecture as a guest at the universities of Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Riga, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogota, New York, Denton, Sevilla, Kairo, Tbilisi, Rostov, Istanbul and Thessaloniki. He is President of the Swiss Society for Contemporary Music Valais (ISCM Switzerland), President of the International Society for Contemporary Music Valais (IGNM-VS), Director of the Swiss contemporary music festival Forum Wallis and jury member of various national and international competitions. Furthermore, Hagen is a member of various commissions working on the establishment of the canton of Valais' cultural policy and also works on behalf of UNESCO on the inventory of intangible cultural heritage. Javier Hagen was nominated for "Valaisian of the Year" in 2007. In 2013 he was recipient of the culture prize awarded by the Canton of Valais.


Work list
4 erzählungen von franz kafka (1997-1998)

Instrumentation: for a singer and violin

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
2 kafkaskizzen (1999)

Instrumentation: for a singer

Texts: Franz Kafka

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
6 bukowskiskizzen (1999)

Instrumentation: for a singer

Texts: Charles Bukowski

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
laut und luise (1999-2002)

Instrumentation: for a singer

Texts: Ernst Jandl

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
apollinairefragmente (1999-2003)

Instrumentation: for voice, vibraphone/percussion and recorder

Texts: Guillaume Apollinaire

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
3 bukowskiskizze (2000)

Instrumentation: for a singer

Texts: Charles Bukowski

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
ode auf N (2000)

Instrumentation: for piano(-pedal) and voice

Texts: Ernst Jandl

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
nix (2001-2002)

Instrumentation: for voice and metronome

Following Cage's lecture on nothing.

Duration: 2h 50' 00"
Manuscript
s'sch mr alles 1 Ding (2002)
24 cra-zy folksong arrangements

Instrumentation: for 4 voices (SATB)

der mond ist aufgegangen; in einem kühlen grunde; s'isch mer alles ei ding; abelied; hopp, hopp, hopp, rösslein lauf galopp; der geissbüäb; wenn eine tannigi hose hett; vo lozärn uf weggis zue; lied der alpenrose; es buurebüebli mag ich nöd; luegid vo bärg und tal; die blümelein, sie schlafen; weisst du wieviel sternlein stehen; guten abend, gut nacht; am brunnen vor dem tore; heidenröslein; hab oft im kreise der lieben; o tannenbaum; zogän am bogä; o du liebs ängeli; im aargäu sind zwöi liebi; es wott es fraueli z'märit gah; alli miini äntli; dornröschen war ein schönes kind; hänsel und gretel; s'esch äbe ne mönsch uf ärde.

Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
5 volkslieder (vs. shakespeare) (2002)

Instrumentation: for soprano, baritone and violoncello

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
e.o.s.o.e (2002)

Instrumentation: for 4 recorders and a singer

Texts: Javier Hagen, Robert Lax

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
folgen (2002-2003)

Instrumentation: for singer and piano

Texts: Franz Mon, Martin Heidegger

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
tryptichon I (2002-2003)

Instrumentation: for singer (m or f), metronome and recorders

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
kreise (2003)

Instrumentation: for a singer

Material for a sound installation by Pius Morger for the exhibition of Rolf Schroeter.

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
im zeichen der schildkröte - drei auswege (2003)

Instrumentation: for tenor and recorder

Texts: Bertolt Brecht

Duration: 7' 30"
Manuscript
gebet XXI (2003)

Instrumentation: for female choir

Texts: Hannes Taugwalder

First prize at the International Competition for Composition of the Swiss Choir Association 2004.

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
orchestral patterns I (2003)

Instrumentation: for large orchestra (1.1.1.1/3.3.3.0/perc/str)

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
s.o.y.f. (2003)

Instrumentation: for 4 singers (SATB, also spoken)

Texts: Wolfgang Willaschek, Ulrike Meinhof

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
about silence... (2003-2004)

Instrumentation: for 4 voices SATB or ATBarB

Texts: Robert Lax

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
55 minuten (2003-2004)

Instrumentation: for four mixed voices (sung/spoken)

Texts: John Cage

Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
tryptichon II (2003)

Instrumentation: for singer (m or f) and recorders

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
verwandlungsmusik aus der kammeroper 'das hässliche entlein' (2004)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.0/1.1.0.0/acn.vib/str)

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
string quartett I (2004)

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
musik zu 'top dogs' (2004)
Three musical scenes

Instrumentation: for 8-10 singing actors

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
warm up (2004)
Scenes

Instrumentation: for 3 musicians (m or f singer, harp, percussion)

Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
orchestral patterns II (2004)

Instrumentation: for large orchestra (1.1.1.1/3.3.3.0/perc/str)

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
brass patterns I (2004)

Instrumentation: for wind quintet (hn, tpt-c, tpt-b, tbn, tba)

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
brass patterns II (2004)

Instrumentation: for wind quintet (hn, tpt-c, tpt-b, tbn, tba)

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
das hässliche entlein (2004)
Chamber opera

Texts: Doris Dörrie

Voices: SSSMezMezActTB
Chamber orchestra: 1.1.1.0/1.1.0.0/acn.vib/str)

Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
Overture from the chamber opera 'das hässliche entlein' (2004)

Instrumentation: for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.0/1.1.0.0/acn.vib/str)

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Im Spiel - Sushi spät-er Trotz- den Ge- danken (2005)
installation (photographic works/computer graphics/audio samples)

In collaboration with Gisela-Ethaner Schelble for the 'Regionale Basel' 05/06.

Manuscript
H20 (2005)
Ballet - electronic composition

Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
jetzt ist alles - alles ist jetzt (2005)
installation (DVD)

Collaborative work with Gisela-Ethaner Schelble.

Duration: 4' 45"
Manuscript
dirty dishes (2005)

Installation/samples/live-mix/'luegid vo bärg und tal' arranged for an ensemble of actors to the piece for theatre bearing the same title by nick whitby.

Duration: 2h 00"
Manuscript
dr geissbüäb - s'heimatderfji (2006)
polymetric folksong arrangements

Instrumentation: for equal voices SAA/SSAA

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
narrenlieder (2006)
4 jester's songs and two scenic music pieces to Shakespeare's 'King Lear'

Instrumentation: for singing actor, percussion and mouth organ

Texts: William Shakespeare

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
pater noster à 4 (2006)

Instrumentation: for choir (SATB)

Duration: 5' 00"-7' 30"
Manuscript
ave maria à 3 (2006)

Instrumentation: for choir (SAB)

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
tableaux (2006)

Instrumentation: for playback CD and guitar

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
sax quartet (2006)

Instrumentation: for s, a, t and bar saxophones

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
vergine madre, figlia del tuo figlio (2007)

Instrumentation: for choir (SATB)

Texts: Dante Alighieri

Duration: 8' 15"
Manuscript
sermone (2007)
Installation (DVD)

Duration: 3' 45"
Manuscript
five frozen embryos (2007)
Installation

Playback CD for the theater piece bearing the same name by David Greenspan.

Duration: 1' 00"
Manuscript
pater noster à 12 (2007)

Instrumentation: for 12 part vocal ensemble (3S3A3T3B)

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
p.h. werte (2007)

Instrumentation: for amplified recorder, amplified voice and playback CD

Text: Homer, newspaper announcements.

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
mondnacht (2007)

Instrumentation: for choir (SATB)

Texts: Matthias Claudius

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
news part I (2007)

Instrumentation: for three-part choir (SAB)

Text: newspaper announcements.

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
string quartett II (2007)

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
en-enem (2007)
Trio

Instrumentation: for singer, 2 recorders and playback CD

Text taken from newspaper advertisements.

Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
yuletide modules (a solis ortus cardine) (2007)

Instrumentation: for 5 part choir (SAATB) and 2 variable instrumental groups (2 x 3 instruments ad lib.)

Texts: Sedulius

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
123.08 (2008)

Instrumentation: for playback CD, recorder & countertenor (both amplified)

Texts: newspaper advertisements.

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Alli miini Äntli / Lüegid vo Bärg und Tal (2008)
2 folksong arrangements

Instrumentation: for three-part choir and solo voice

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
don qvixote readymade (2008)

Instrumentation: for countertenor, electric guitar, double bass, electronics & playback CD

Texts: Miguel de Cervantes

German and Spanish version.

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Sonett VI ("Se la mia vita dall' aspro tormento") (2008)

Instrumentation: for four-part choir

Texts: Petrarca

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
ONE (2008)
Chamber opera

Texts: Kafka; Breitenmoser; Brecht; UMS 'n JIP

Musical theatre with new music for voice, recorder and electronics.
One man, two obsessions: women and cars. A red circle on an empty black stage. 100 toy cars. She inside the circle, he outside. A suggestive and entertaining evening about existential loneliness and the craving for unity of the two sexes. German original language with English and French subtitles.

Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
Shakti (2009)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorder and electronics

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
TWO (2009)
Chamber opera

Texts: UMS 'N JIP

TWO - electropop chamber orchestra/musical theatre featuring works for voice, recorder and electronics by UMS 'n JIP.
Inspired by texts taken from "20 Minuten", UMS and JIP created a chamber opera in collaboration with director Wolfgang Beuschel and artist Gisela-Ethaner Schelble. Together they amalgamised elaborate music, everyday situations and texts about the latest Vatikan scandal, simulated cyber attacks on American chemical companies and quotes from the small ads to form extremely dense and absurd jokes. With a wink and a nudge, the artists take the audience on a journey into an unpredictable cosmos where strange is the norm and the wackiness of being comforting: Normality is unique.

Duration: abendfüllend
Manuscript
enigma (2010)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
THREE (2010)
Electropop chamber opera

Instrumentation: for male singer, recorder, live electronics & playback CD

Texts: UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 64' 00"
Manuscript
ringacker mobiles (2010)

Instrumentation: for live electronics & solo voice

Texts: Javier Hagen

This composition for live electronics and voice serves technoid elements and extremes of register beyond the range of speech in the bass and descant range. Its construction is like a linked mobile rich in motives that reacts to the slightest temporal displacement in the recitation of the text. Working primarily on the auditory threshold, the sophisticated Genelec-LPS-System disseminates a sculptural and chamber music-like sound image across the whole frequency band. Ringacker mobiles metaphorically create an edgy counterpoint to the deceptive idyll found in Hoppe's narratives. A total of 9 channels (5 MIDI channels, two of which are played live, and 4 audio channels with pre-fabricated material) are mixed live following a constructivistic composition sketch and punctuated with 7 sung intermezzi. They create rooms of travel, childhood and natural experience associations - or they bring the listener back to reality with periodic, mischievously absurd distortions (excerpts from newspaper reports, falsetto voices, language tituration).

Duration: 74' 00"
Manuscript
luegid vo bärg und tal (2011)
Arrangement

Instrumentation: for female choir

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
alli miini äntli (2011)
Arrangement

Instrumentation: for female chorus

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
FOUR (2011)
Chamber opera

Instrumentation: for male singer, recorder, violin, live electronics

Texts: Gisela-Ethaner Schelble, Eduard Mörike

Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
cdnnns-aioo (2011)
Canon in two

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
>> 1.2 (2011)
Solo

Instrumentation: for subbass recorder and playback CD

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
modul >> 1.1 (2011)
Duo

Instrumentation: for playback CD, recorder & tenor/countertenor

Texts: Eduard Mörike

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
fOrO-bO (2012)
performance

Instrumentation: for solo oboe and string ensemble (4-3-2-2-2)

Duration: 10' 08"
Manuscript
JP-fgE-I (2012)

Instrumentation: for solo trumpet and mixed ensemble (live tape optional)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
3-log-Y (2012)
performance

Instrumentation: for one player, any instrument and live tape

commissioned by Pascal Viglino

Duration: 3 x 1'
Manuscript
baxacpekte (2012)

Instrumentation: for 12 (16) part choir and live-tape

commissioned by Basler Vokalsolisten, Sebastian Goll (dir)

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
emm.O (2012)

Instrumentation: for countertenor, recorders and live-tape

commissioned by ik präsent (Zürich/Switzerland) for 'einer'

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
constellationen (2012)

Instrumentation: for voice, solo alphorn in F, string orchestra, live-tape and percussion ad lib

commissioned by Paul Wegman Taylor
for Eliana Burki, Sanna Kurki-Suonio and the paul taylor orCHestra

Duration: 12' 00" ((variabel))
Manuscript
sonett CXXXI (Io canterei d'amor) (2012)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir SATB

Texts: Petrarca

commissioned by Basler Madrigalisten

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
sonett XVIII (Shall I compare Thee) (2012)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir SSAATB

Texts: Shakespeare

Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
sonett (An die Geliebte) (2012)

Instrumentation: for female choir SSAAA

Texts: Mörike

commissioned by Basler Madrigalisten

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
sonett XXIII (En tanto que de rosa y azucena) (2012)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir SAATBB

Texts: Garcilaso de la Vega

commissioned by Basler Madrigalisten

Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
3XPG (2012)
Actions

Instrumentation: for 3 players, plastic sheeting and live playback

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
sonett II (Quand à longs traits) (2012)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir SATB

Texts: Pierre de Ronsard

commissioned by Basler Madrigalisten

Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
sonette (2012)

Instrumentation: 5 sonetts for mixed choir a cappella and clarinet (in Bflat) ad lib

Texts: Petrarca/Shakespeare/Mörike/de la Vega/Ronsard



Duration: 17' 00"-20' 00"
Manuscript
5 Gedichte für gemischten Chor (2012)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir SATB a cappella

Texts: Petrarca/Shakespeare/Mörike/de la Vega/Ronsard



Duration: 17' 00"-20' 00"
Manuscript
FIVE (2012)
chamber opera

Instrumentation: for male singer, recorder, live electronics

Texts: Gisela-Ethaner Schelble, Mörike

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
collaborative work with Ulrike Mayer-Spohn

Duration: 90' 00"
Manuscript
YWC (affirmation) (2012)

Instrumentation: for live tape and string ensemble (4-3-2-2-2)

commissioned by HEMU, Philip Bride (dir)

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
constellationen II (2013)

Instrumentation: for solo instrument (acc), 17-part string orchestra or string ensemble (4-4-4-4-1)

commissioned by HEMU

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
collapse (2013)
performance

Instrumentation: (open instrumentation, min. 2 performers)

for dissonArt ensemble

Duration: ' 30"
Manuscript
Ad mortem festinamus (2014)

Instrumentation: for male choir

commissioned by Männerstimmen Basel

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
eff-inE (2015)
interlude

Instrumentation: for violoncello, piano and tape

commissioned by HEMU

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Der römische Brunnen (2015)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

commissioned by Molto Cantabile

Duration: 6' 00"-8' 00"
Manuscript
Peregrina IV/V (2015-2016)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and electronics

Texts: E. Mörike

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
m (2016)

Instrumentation: for string quartet and electronics

commissioned by Musikpodium der Stadt Zürich

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Unspunnenlied (2016)
Arrangement

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

commissioned by Schweizerische Trachtenvereinigung

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
55 minuten (2016) (2016)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and electronics

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 65' 00"
Manuscript
Peregrina II (2016)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and electronics

Texts: E. Mörike

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Gesang Weylas/Auf eine Christblume (2016)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and electronics

Texts: E. Mörike

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Verborgenheit/Zitronenfalter im April (2016)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and electronics

Texts: E. Mörike

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Auf eine Aeolsharfe (2016)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and electronics

Texts: E. Mörike

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
studie (2016)

Instrumentation: for ensemble (open instrumentation) and electronics

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
La Chèvre de Monsieur Séguin (2017)
Shreds

Instrumentation: for string orchestra and speaker

commissioned by HEMU

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
eä-cfhln (2017)

Instrumentation: for ensemble, voice and tape

commissioned by Taller Sonoro & dissonArt ensemble

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
au-dnstz (2017)

Instrumentation: for violin, piano and tape

commissioned by Jan Dobrzelewski

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
aeeio-cdllrr (2018)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and tape (4 channels)

Texts: F. Garcia Lorca

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
a-nsw (2018)

Instrumentation: for voice and recorders

Texts: H. Heine

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
peregrina (2018)

Instrumentation: for voice, recorders and tape (4 channels)

Texts: E. Mörike

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP

Duration: 31' 00"
Manuscript
Repertory
Georges Aperghis: Récitations pour une voix seule
Luciano Berio: Sequenza per una voce sola
John Cage: Lecture on nothing für einen Sprecher
Mischa Käser: es dünkt mein härz mich lang chli färn for three vocalists, percussion, break-dancer, mechanical animals and electronic tape
Hans Ulrich Lehmann: "Sprich..." for altus (alto) and recorder
Daniel Mouthon: Air à l'en verre Musiktheater
Stefan Pohlit: Sinfonia da camera
Maria Porten: lebelight für Tenor, Blockflöten und Tonband
Aribert Reimann: Nachtstück für Klavier und Gesang
Christoph Markus Schiller: eismeer for speaker, three singers, male voice and ensemble, orchestra (4.2.2.1.sx/2.2.1.1/pf[=hpd]/gtr[=egtr]/perc/6.6.5.5.3) and electronic tape
Annette Schmucki: mein Lied für Altus und Violine
Johannes S. Sistermanns: Auto-Auto-Auto für 3 Sänger und Cabriolet
Patrick Sutardjo: nexus für Countertenor und Blockflötenquartett
Discography
The Swiss Project (part I). Contemporary Swiss Music (edition umsnjip Nr. 5, 2010)
Interpreters:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
With more works of: Beat Gysin, Andreas Zurbriggen, Hans-Ulrich Lehmann
THREE. Electropop opera (edition umsnjip Nr. 6, 2010)
Interpreters:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Works:
Hagen, Javier: THREE (2010)
With more works of: Roland Dahinden, Mischa Käser, Maria Porten
ONE. Contemporary chamber opera (UMS 'n JIP, 2009)
Interpreters:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Works:
Hagen, Javier: ONE (2008)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
The China Project (live). Contemporary &traditional Chinese music (edition umsnjip Nr. 3, 2009)
Interpreters:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
With more works of: Deqing Wen, Huang Ruo, Du Yun, Tao Yu with Yulong Mao, Juanjuan Wang, Xu Bi
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
TWO (Ums 'n Jip, 2009)
Interpreters:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
Works:
Hagen, Javier: TWO (2009)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Maria Porten. Es war einst ein Paradies (VDE Gallo Nr. CD-1252, 2008)
Interpreters:
Hagen, Javier
Mayer-Spohn, Ulrike
UMS 'n JIP
With more works of: Maria Porten
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ensembles


Last updated: 2020-10-06 16:48:10