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Streiff Peter

(05. 06. 1944)

Streiff Peter
Streiff Peter
Bernastr. 55
CH-3005 Bern (BE)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)31 58 72 11

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Interpreters
Biography
* 05. 06. 1944.

Peter Streiff was born in Bern. Following his education as a graphic artist he studied music at Bern Conservatory. He has been a member of the 'Ensemble Neue Horizonte' in Bern since 1969. In 1971 and for the following five years he taught children and teenagers in various departments of education. From 1973 until 1989 he taught theory, analysis and new music at Winterthur Conservatory. He has held teaching posts at Bern Conservatory and at the teacher-training college of the University of Bern since 1987.

Work list
Von Magischem (1970)

Instrumentation: für Klavier

Duration: unbestimmt
Manuscript
Von Tag zu Tag (1971)

Instrumentation: for numerous performers

Duration: var.
Manuscript
Partikel 1-7 (1970-1972)

Instrumentation: variable score for amateurs or musicians in small groups

Verbal notation. Concentrates on a single material and a single form of its action. It occurs at any rate on the background of an inconceivably still and long period of time.

Duration: 12' 00"
Hug & Co. Musikverlage
Limmatquai 28-30
CH-8001 Zürich
Drei Klavieretüden (1973)

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Nachtgedanken (1975)

Instrumentation: for electronic tape

Very dark and low sounds in a six-part movement. A piece about keeping silent.

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Neun kleine Bässe (1975/13)

Instrumentation: für Klavier

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Six Songs (1976)

Instrumentation: for soprano, violin, violoncello, clarinet, guitar, harp and two pianos

Texts: Jean Gebser

Each piece has a different instrumentation. The syllables of the text are set to music throughout.

Duration: 10' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Melodien Bd. I (1971-1977)

Instrumentation: für Klavier

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Herbstzeichen (1975-1977)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/1.1.0.0/timp.perc/hp/gtr/str)

Chamber music-like. Formally one of the most complex up to now, based exclusively on 24 of the 720 sixth-permutations.

Duration: 12' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Hors d'oeuvre (1977)

Instrumentation: for four or more players

Duration: var.
Manuscript
Study (1977-1978)

Instrumentation: for 3-6 identical or different string instruments

In its wider sense, a very harmonically composed piece of music. It has a strong affinity with 'Nachtgedanken'.

Duration: 6' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Duo (1980)
Inner questioning

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

A very quiet, perspicacious piece with a charming face. Dedicated to Elizabeth Grimm.

Duration: 4' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Movimento e cadenza (1980)

Instrumentation: for tenor recorder

A virtuosic piece, asymmetrical in form. Dedicated to Regula and Conrad Steinmann.

Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 14.70
VerBergung (1980)

Instrumentation: for viola and piano with bass clarinet

A piece stemming from a core, but with no external coherence. An unidiomatic setting for viola with an asymmetrical piano part and a concealed bass clarinet part.

Duration: 6' 30"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
5 kleine Symbole (1982)

Instrumentation: for piano (partly four-handed), flute, violin viola and violoncello (string trio)

I. For four-handed piano
II. For viola
III. For flute. IV. For piano
V for string trio
Five schematic pieces unified in a loose cycle. The pieces can be performed individually.


Duration: 20' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Piano trio (1980-1983)

Three pieces, very unique in themselves, proceed very gently and slowly.

Duration: 19' 00"
Edition Zwachen
Hebelweg 2
CH-5000 Aarau
Melodies Vol. II (1983)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet or another reed instrument (e.g. oboe, English horn, bassoon, saxophone)

Thirty-one strophes bound in an enormous arch form. A piece with a flowing, rhythmic metre; not fast.

Duration: 13' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 14.00
Wandelnde Gänge (Wandering Gaits) (1985-1987)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Alternating, flowing, speaking, jumping sounds. Commissioned by Elsbeth Roethlisberger and dedicated to Markus Roethlisberger.
Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.


Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Zeichen und Gebärden (Signs and Gestures) (1990)
Orchestral sounds in six parts

Instrumentation: (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.1/timp/str)

Written for Toni Mummenthaler and the 'Bern Mediziner Orchestra'. The six parts vary in character from full orchestra tutti to delicate chamber music. Created for a very good amateur orchestra.

Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 37.30
Über Granit gebeugt (1991-1992)
Seven traces through spaces

Instrumentation: for instrumental ensemble (fl.ob.cl.bn.asx/hn.tbn/perc/va.vc.db)

A delicate piece which touches, crisscrosses repulses and ignores on different levels. Commissioned by 'Moments Musicaux Aarau'.

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 26.00
Durchflossener Granit (Elf Kiesel) (1992-1993)

Instrumentation: for piano trio

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Durchflossener Granit (Elf Kiesel) (1995-2003/04)

Instrumentation: version for piano solo

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Depression (Nr. V aus "Durchflossener Granit") (1992-1993)

Instrumentation: for piano solo

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Getragener Granit (Solemn Granit) (1993)

Instrumentation: for voice (soprano), two gambas, three recorders and small percussion

Texts: Peter Streiff

The third 'Granite' piece, the theme of which is the relationship between form and structure. Text by Peter Streiff.

Duration: 9' 00"
Neue Blockflötenmusik
c/o Steinmann
Rychenbergstr. 56
CH-8400 Winterthur
Tel. 052 / 213 94 44
Melodien Bd. IV (Modellhaft) (1989-1990/95)

Instrumentation: for any solo instrument

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Duett (1991-1996)

Instrumentation: for two violins or two viola da gambas

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Le cimetière des fous (1995-1996)

Instrumentation: for six solo voices (2SATBarB)

Texts: Paul Eluard

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Begegnung und Träumen (1996)

Instrumentation: for piano trio

Duration: 4' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
vertrieb@breitkopf.de
www.breitkopf.com
Der Klang der Analyse I, II, III (In den Klangmittelpunkt hineingeschaut) (1996)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet and double-bass

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Der Klang der Analyse IV (Auf den Spuren der Dissonanz) (1996)

Instrumentation: for string trio

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Der Klang der Analyse V (Mittagsruh - statistisch gehört) (1996)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and piano

Texts: Joseph von Eichendorff

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Konzept I - V (1994-1997)

Instrumentation: for variable instrumentation

Duration: var.
Manuscript
Zwiegespräch (1997)

Instrumentation: for basson and violoncello (or two deep instruments)

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Berührung (1998)

Instrumentation: for guitar solo

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Motto (1998)

Instrumentation: for piano and large drum

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Rencontres - questions, paroles, écoutes (1995-1999)

Instrumentation: for horn and violin

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Handwerk - Hörwerk (1999)

Instrumentation: for two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Über Licht geneigtes Ohr (1999)

Instrumentation: for large organ

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Machaut trifft Eluard am Sepikfluss (Der Gesang der Gespräche in fremder Umgebung) (1995-2000)

Instrumentation: for numerous ensembles

Text: Paul Eluard.

Manuscript
Klänge im Alltag (1995-2000)

Instrumentation: for electronic tape

Duration: 44' 00"
Manuscript
Le mot immergé (1995-2000)

Instrumentation: for two viola da gambas and arch lute

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Fünf Zeichen (2000)

Instrumentation: for recorder trio

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Le Non-Dit (2000-2001)

Instrumentation: for 5 performers (bl-fl, vn, db, gtr, perc)

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Zwiesprache (2003)

Instrumentation: for 2 players (variable)

Duration: variabel
Manuscript
Six Passages (1989-2004)

Instrumentation: for violoncello solo

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Place de Tübingen (2004)

Instrumentation: for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, accordion and small percussion

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Solo (2005)

Instrumentation: for violin (surrounded by sounding activities)

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Mischfarben am Klangrand (2005)

Instrumentation: für viola da gamba solo

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Vier neue Partikel (2007)

Instrumentation: for 24 recorders

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Vier klingende Handlungen (2007)

Instrumentation: for four players of any objects

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Modell zur Gewichtsverlagerung (2007)

Instrumentation: für Klavier

Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Ohrspuren am Drittelberg (2007-2008)

Instrumentation: for 2 pianos (third-tone and half-tone)

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Zeitstrahl (2009-2010)

Instrumentation: for aulos

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Nur allein für deine Ohren (2010-2011)

Instrumentation: for alto and Baroque oboe

Texts: René Char, Anonymus, Dschelaladdin Rumi, Kurt Marti, Kurt Schwitters, Ernst Jandl

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Peter Streiff. Komposition - Urs Peter Schneider. Klavier (Edition Wandelweiser Records Nr. EWR 1401, 2014)
Interpreters:
Schneider, Urs Peter
Works:
Streiff, Peter: Von Magischem (1970)
Streiff, Peter: Drei Klavieretüden (1973)
Streiff, Peter: Melodien Bd. I (1971-1977)
Streiff, Peter: Modell zur Gewichtsverlagerung (2007)
Streiff, Peter: Neun kleine Bässe (1975/2013)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Peter Streiff. Vokal/Instrumental (Edition Wandelweiser Records Nr. EWR 1307, 2013)
Interpreters:
Blum, Dominik
Kordzaia, Tamriko
Works:
Streiff, Peter: Sechs Lieder (1976)
Streiff, Peter: Studie (1977-1978)
Streiff, Peter: Melodien Bd. II (1983)
Streiff, Peter: Ohrspuren am Drittelberg (2007-2008)
Streiff, Peter: Zeitstrahl (2009-2010)
Streiff, Peter: Nur allein für deine Ohren (2010-2011)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Ensemble Neue Horizonte Historische Aufnahmen 1968-1998 (Musikszene Schweiz - Grammont Portrait Nr. CTS-M 76, 2002)
Interpreters:
Ensemble Neue Horizonte Bern
Works:
Frey, Jürg: Lachen und Lächeln (1978)
Frey, Jürg: Sachen (1979-1980)
Moser, Roland: Heinelieder. Für Stimmen mit Begleitung (1970-1985)
Schneider, Urs Peter: Raritäten für Interpreten (1959-1971/1983)
Schneider, Urs Peter: Mit Dank an Mendelssohn (1981)
Streiff, Peter: Partikel 1-7 (1970-1972)
Radermacher, Erika: Sieben Rosen später (1981)
Radermacher, Erika: Musenkonzept (1990)
With more works of: Hansjürgen Wäldele, Istvan Zelenka, Henri Pusseur, Christian Wolff, Philippe Micol, Hans-Joachim Hespos, La Monte Young, Cornelius Cardew, Franco Evangelisti, Mathias Brupacher, John Cage, Tzie Elgna, Morton Feldman, Karel Goeyvaerts, Rudolf Komorous, Pie
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Vierteltonduo Bächli/Schneider (Grammont Porträt Nr. MGB CTS-M 70, 2001)
Interpreters:
Duo Gertrud Schneider - Tomas Bächli
Works:
Jordi, Dieter: Arabesques (1988-1990)
Jordi, Dieter: DER AMEISENHAUFEN, VON INNEN (1999)
Mariétan, Pierre: TRANSMUSIQUE II: Par delà le temps, l'espace (1988)
Moser, Roland: Kabinett mit Vierteltönen (1986-1987)
Streiff, Peter: Handwerk - Hörwerk (1999)
With more works of: Martin Wehrli, Charles Ives, Ivan Wischnegradskij
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
4 Streichquartette (Jecklin Szene Schweiz Nr. 283-2, 1992)
Interpreters:
Euler Quartett (ehemalig)
Carmina Quartett
Works:
Moser, Roland: Neigung (1969-1972)
Streiff, Peter: Wandelnde Gänge (1985-1987)
Voegelin, Fritz: 4 Szenen für Streichquartett (1980)
Wettstein, Peter: Janus (1987)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Schneider, Urs Peter: Die Werke von Peter Streiff, in: Schweizerische Musikzeitung 4 (1978), S. 217-222
Ensembles