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Giger Paul

(1952)

Giger Paul
Giger Paul
c/o schoch - art
Vorderhausstrasse 10
CH-9053 Teufen (SG)
Schweiz

Tel: +41(0)71 330 09 73
Fax: +41 (0)71 330 09 74

www.paul-giger.ch/



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Interpreters
Biography
* 1952.

– Born in Herisau (Switzerland)
1970/71 – Travels to Asia as a street musician then studies music at the conservatories of Winterthur and Berne
1976 – Teachers diploma (Prof. Peter Mezger)
1980 – Soloist's diploma (Ulrich Lehmann)
1980 until 1983 – Concertmaster of the St.Galler Sinfonieorchester
Since 1983 – Works freelance
Repertoire: From Baroque to modern violin literature, improvisation, jazz, diverse folk music.
Since 1992 – Additionally composes choir, orchestra and chamber music


Work list
eiswasser (1981)

Instrumentation: for violin and speaker

Texts: Josef Kopf

Manuscript
chartres (1988)

Instrumentation: for violin solo

crypt I
crypt II
crypt III
labyrinth
crossing
holy center

Manuscript
chuereihe (1989)

Instrumentation: for violin and tenor sax

Manuscript
trogener chilbiläbe (1989)

Instrumentation: for violin in scordatura

Manuscript
zäuerli (1989)

Instrumentation: for violin solo

Manuscript
alpsegen (1989)

Instrumentation: for violin and percussion / tampoura

Manuscript
godot (1991)
Theatre music

Instrumentation: for violin and percussion

For the piece by Samuel Beckett.

Manuscript
laudato (1993)

Instrumentation: for violin and male voices

Manuscript
tropus (1993)

Instrumentation: for choir, string trio and berimbao

Manuscript
alleluja (1993)

Instrumentation: for string trio

Manuscript
sequentia (1993)

Instrumentation: for violino d'amore and choir

Manuscript
organum (1994)

Instrumentation: for string trio

Manuscript
o ignis (1994)

Instrumentation: for choir and string trio

Manuscript
vier phrygische engelsgesänge (1994)

Instrumentation: for soprano and violino d'amore

Manuscript
königsfelden (vindonissa) (1994)

Instrumentation: for viola d'amore

Manuscript
und wickelt aus als wären's linnentücher (1995)

Instrumentation: for choir, overtone singing, viola d'amore/violin, harp and large drum

Manuscript
ruach (1995)
Piece for Orchestra N° 1

Instrumentation: for solo violin and orchestra

Manuscript
quartinen der vergeblichkeit (Streichquartett Nr. 1) (string quartet N° 1) (1998-1999)
Music for the turn of an era

Manuscript
die brücke von mitrovica (2002)
Film music

Instrumentation: for harpsichord and violin

For the documentary film by Christian Labhart.

Manuscript
Ruland-Zäuerli (2008)

Instrumentation: for violino d'amore, viola and violoncello

Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Diskographie
el-sabr gameel (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 111, 2008)
Interpreters:
Spina, Anna
Giger, Paul
Works:
Käser, Mischa: City 2 (2005)
Gaudibert, Eric: Le chant de la rose (2008)
Zimmerlin, Alfred: Rayyis Fikri and the Magic Square (2008)
Zimmerlin, Alfred: er-innern (2006)
Giger, Paul: Ruland-Zäuerli (2008)
vindonissa (ECM Nr. 1836, 2000)
Interpreters:
Giger, Paul
Works:
Giger, Paul: königsfelden (vindonissa) (1994)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
ignis (ECM Nr. 1681, 1998)
Interpreters:
Giger, Paul
Works:
Giger, Paul: tropus (1993)
Giger, Paul: alleluja (1993)
Giger, Paul: organum (1994)
Giger, Paul: o ignis (1994)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
schattenwelt (ECM new series Nr. 1487, 1993)
Interpreters:
Giger, Paul
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
alpstein (ECM Nr. 1426, 1989)
Interpreters:
Favre, Pierre
Giger, Paul
Works:
Giger, Paul: chuereihe (1989)
Giger, Paul: trogener chilbiläbe (1989)
Giger, Paul: zäuerli (1989)
Giger, Paul: alpsegen (1989)
chartres (ECM new series Nr. 1386, 1989)
Interpreters:
Giger, Paul
Works:
Giger, Paul: chartres (1988)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch