Music theatre / Instrumental theatre / Performances / Concepts

Regina Irman
Speculum (1984)

Instrumentation: for four Eb clarinets, two percussion, sisyphus machine, mirrored scenery and coloured lighting

The Sisyphus machine, mirror stage-layout and lighting can all be obtained on request. In the case of a version without these accessories the machine must be replaced by a running electronic tape.

Duration: 15' 00"
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CHF: 24.00
Daniel Ott
im museum (1987)
Musical theatre piece

Instrumentation: for childrens group and piccolo, bass clarinet, tuba, accordion, mandolin (guitar), violin and four percussion

Texts: Volkslied

Can be played individually: 'kinderspiele' for 2 percussionists (glock.vib.cym) [2']. 'le ranz des vaches' for 6 tuned cow bells (f#+2,g2,d2,g#+3,a3,e4), one player [2'].

Duration: 45' 00"
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CHF: 16.70
Daniel Ott
molto semplicemente. per teodoro (1989)

Instrumentation: for accordion

Half scenic composition in response to the chemical disaster of 1986 in Schweizerhalle, Baselland.

Duration: 12' 00"
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CHF: 21.30
Alfons Karl Zwicker
Nachtduett (1989-1990)
Cycle with poems by Georg Trakl

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano, bass, flute, harpsichord, four violins, viola, violoncello and double-bass

Texts: Georg Trakl

An erotic, sticky piece that takes the incestuous relationship between Trakls and his sister as its theme. 'Nachtduett' is a series of scenic poems predestined for the stage.

Duration: 20' 00"
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CHF: 68.70
Edu Haubensak
Drei Klangbilder (1981)

Instrumentation: for piano, electronic tape and scenery

Duration: 20' 00"
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CHF: 24.70
Daniel Weissberg
DUO ? (1985)

Instrumentation: for flute clarinet and...

A cicerone piece full of surprises, illusions, and some acrobatics. Requires a Bb clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet.

Duration: 11' 00"
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CHF: 22.20
Louisa Lasdun
Concerto für Wörter (1996)

Instrumentation: for male and female orator and male and female voices

Texts: Isolde Schaad



Duration: 12' 00"
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CHF: 30.70
Sarah Haessig
D'ailleurs (2007)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, violin and piano

Duration: 10' 00"
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CHF: 17.30
Daniel Weissberg
CHARACTER PIECE (1985-1988)

Instrumentation: for six-handed marimbaphone

A serious yet humorous musical theatre piece for three percussionists and a marimbaphone.

Duration: 12' 00"
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CHF: 20.00
Daniel Ott
skizze - 7 1/2 bruchstücke (1992)
Scenic composition

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet, percussion and string trio

A portrait study, 'Bilderbogen', developed from discussions with members of the 'Ensemble Recherche' concerning their relationship with their instruments; available also as a film version: '7 ½' (together with Reinhard Manz) Distribution: Video-Genossenschaft Basel, Postfach 511, CH-4005 Basel.

Duration: 11' 00"
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CHF: 19.30
Roland Moser
Heinelieder. For Voices with Accompaniment (1970-1985)
Version 1985: scenic

Instrumentation: for Soprano, piano, actor, small amplification equipment and a small wooden table

Texts: Heinrich Heine

Twelve pieces of music (songs and a piano piece) with texts by Heine throughout, representing a biography in five stages. The Soprano needs a strong low register.

Duration: 40' 00"
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Kit Powell
Father's Telescope (1989)
Musical theatre piece

Instrumentation: for singers, orator and electronic tape

Texts: Michael Harlow

Playful work dealing with power and submission.

Duration: 15' 00"
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Daniel Ott
17 1/2 (1995)
Scenic composition

Instrumentation: for four guitars, two mandolins, dulcimer, viola, 2 double-bass, saxophone, trombone, tuba, accordeon and three percussion instruments

Spatial composition based on the sound memories of the musicians/singers.

Duration: 25' 00"
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Jürg Wyttenbach
Trois chansons violées pour une violoniste chantante (1973-1981)

Instrumentation: for violin (female singing violinist)

Texts: François Rabelais, Volkslied

'Chanson de la canaille' (a rag song): French and Swiss Dialect (from the Bern region); The tragedy (anonymous Australian country blues): English; 'Chanson a la Lanternoy' (an 'underexposed' chanson): comic-speech and French. The violinist must have a good ear and be able to play and sing simultaneously. She does not need a trained voice but must possess perfect diction and the ability to act. Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.

Duration: 8' 00"
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Kit Powell
The Green Man (1989-1992)
Musical theatre.

Instrumentation: for solo percussionist

Work based on a poem by Michael Harlow, which is about the conflict between anima and animus – instruments are arranged as "male" and "female" left and right of the player.

Duration: 10' 00"
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Andreas Stahl
sextet (1993-1994)

Instrumentation: for soprano, violin, violoncello, trombone, percussion, piano, electronic tape and a piece of mechanical equipment

A half scenic attempt to look at the common ground between musical and theatrical operation and the resulting relationship between movement and sound.

Duration: 20' 00"
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CHF: 24.70
Urban Mäder
lieber ein Saxophon (1994)

Instrumentation: for contrabass saxophone (also baritone saxophone) and electronic tape

Texts: Ernst Jandl

A theatrical attempt by a saxophonist to articulate the self-ironic text by Ernst Jandl through the mouthpiece of his instrument while the electronic tape plays.

Duration: 9' 00"
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CHF: 15.60
Jacques Demierre
Bleu (1986)

Instrumentation: for solo voices

Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache

The performance of a singer who tries in vain to suppress her fit of giggles.Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.

Duration: 5' 00"
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CHF: 12.00
Urban Mäder
tut kreuz und quer zur Neige blasen (1996)

Instrumentation: for twelve wind (fl(pic).ob.ca.cl.bcl.2bn.cbn/hn.tpt.tbn.tba) 2 percussionists and conductors

Musical theatrical play from the entrance to the bow.
DVD available from the composer.

Duration: 10' 00"
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CHF: 27.00
Parts: CHF 25.-
Thomas K. J. Mejer
Macula Matris (1995-1996)

Instrumentation: for seven musicians (fl(pic,bfl,cbfl).cl(bcl,cbcl).bn(cbn)/tbn/hp/perc/vc), seven orators and seven dancers.

Texts: Hermann Berger, André Gide, Marisa Holder, Elfriede Jelinek, Milan Kundera, Irmgard Morgner, Karin Struck

A stage work, somewhere between performance and installation.

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CHF: 125.20
Edu Haubensak
Klangmoment (1999-2000)

Instrumentation: for one actor

Duration: 3' 00"
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CHF: 10.80
Urban Mäder
Der Hosenträger (2001)
Five short scenes

Instrumentation: for one percussionist (one floor tom-tom and three cymbals)

The presentation of this piece goes beyond pure percussion playing. The performance concepts have theatrical significance and have to be accomplished with a concentrated stage presence.

Duration: 9' 00"
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CHF: 12.60
Jacques Demierre
Une table pour trois, ou la troïka s'ennuie (1990)

Instrumentation: for three percussionists

This piece is based around numerous hand playing techniques (from the most common gestures to the orthodox playing techniques of the darbuka). It develops theatrically according to the gestures of each performer.
Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.


Duration: 20' 00"
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CHF: 28.20
(Parts: CHF 35.-)
Alfred Knüsel
Splitterfolge (1999)

Instrumentation: for four female voices (OratorSMezA) and ensemble (fl.ob.cl/perc/pf.cel/vn.va.vc)

A short musical theatre in three parts to be handled as a non-stop performance.

Duration: 9' 00"
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CHF: 24.00
Urban Mäder
Das Eine. Das Selbe. Das Gleiche (2002)

Instrumentation: for voice (altus), recorder(s), violin, gamba and doublebass

This project is a collaboration between video art and a musically open play disposition in the room. Based on a text by Thomas Locher, with the Scappatella Ensemble and the video artist Judith Albert.
CD and video with the composer.

Duration: 50' 00"
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CHF: 21.00
(CD and Video available from the composer)
Jürg Frey
Aufzählung. Licht. Tänzerin am Rand (1995-1996)

Instrumentation: for actor, female dancer, three instruments (flute, violoncello and accordion)

Duration: 20' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Swissfiction (1990)
Musical theatrical scenes

Instrumentation: for four actors(esses), four musicians (fl.ob.cl.vn) and a four-channel electronic tape

Texts: Alex Gfeller

Based on Alex Gfellers story 'Das Komitee'.The cities of Switzerland are contaminated, be it with poison or radioactivity, the ozone layer is depleted many paths leading to destruction have long been foreseeable. Only few have survived and sit vegetating in their shelters underneath the ruins of earlier prosperity. Some have already mutated, others live in a world of delusion.

Duration: 30' 00"
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CHF: 24.60
Max E. Keller
Konfigurationen III - January 1991 (1991)

Instrumentation: for oboe (or flute), bassoon, guitar and piano

The musicians also perform scenic actions and speak a couple of sentences.

Duration: 8' 00"
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CHF: 17.30
Hans-Jürg Meier
goldiger Gupfhupf (2008)

Instrumentation: for 5 instrumental groups (piano and alto sax; alto sax and violoncello; violoncello and trombone; trombone and piano; e-bass and large drum) and 3 soloists (alphorn, violin and voice)

Several ups and downs in a hilly area. Enjoying the view on each occasion with a musical solo. For students.

Duration: 6' 00"
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Jacques Demierre
La colonne brisée - Frida Kahlo (1996)

Instrumentation: for voice solo

Texts: Subcommandante Marcos, Frida Kahlo

A female voice appears alone on stage. It speaks of the journey from the personal to the universal, a journey brimming with sense and dramatic tension, a journey which connects the singularity of the body with the multitude of the myth in dependance of the humanity of a mysticised being - simply our world.

Duration: 58' 00"
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CHF: 46.80
Urs Peter Schneider
Robert Walser Trilogie II,2: Studien über den Adel (1995-1996)

Instrumentation: für vier Ausführende (Multimediales Werk)

Duration: 14' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Food (1999)

Instrumentation: for percussion solo

This piece is to be played on six plates, three glasses, pan lids, small bowls (and other things) while being seated at a table. The percussionist also sings. Eating as a celebrated ritual - in a world of famine.

Duration: 13' 00"
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CHF: 13.80