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Uzor Charles

(27. 04. 1961)

Uzor Charles
Uzor Charles
Poststrasse 12
CH-9000 St. Gallen (SG)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)71 220 61 86
Fax: +41 (0)71 223 33 82

 

Genere: Musica Classica
Attività professionali: Compositori, Interpreti, Autori
Biografia
* 27. 04. 1961.

Charles Uzor was born in Udo Mbaise in Nigeria. At the age of seven, during the Biafra War, he came to Switzerland. In 1982, following his 'Matura' studies in St Gallen, he studied music in Rome followed by studies in oboe and composition at the conservatories of Berne and Zurich. In 1986 he met the oboist Gordon Hunt in Assisi and was encouraged to take up a post-graduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Charles Uzor received his recital diploma and a master's in composition from the University of London in 1990. He returned to Switzerland and began his dissertation on Melody and Inner Time-consciousness (finished in 2005).
Charles Uzor's work encompasses opera, dance, orchestra and choral works, his main interest, however, lies with works for small formations and song. In 1993 until 1998 he worked in close collaboration with Daniel Beriger and the Swiss ensemble La Notte, who specialised in performing his compositions, and the with the guitar quartet quasi fantasia, the Carmina Quartet and the clarinettist Wolfgang Meyer. From 1998 onwards there followed projects with the Percussion Art Ensemble Bern, Philipp Egli (dance theatre), Markus Eisenmann (painting), Astrid Kaminski (language) and the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (NEC). In 2010 the NEC performed his violin concert 'For Aung San Suu Kyi' under the baton of Pierre-Alain Monot (soloist Rahel Cunz).


Elenco delle opere
Impromptu (1984/88)

Strumentazione: für Oboe solo

Durata: 3' 00"
Manuscritto
Canto I (1985/87)
La Notte bella

Strumentazione: für Sopran solo

Testo: Giuseppe Ungaretti

Durata: 6' 00"
Manuscritto
Canto I (1985/87)
La Notte bella

Strumentazione: für Sopran und Ensemble (Fl, 2 Ob, Klar, Hrn, Hf, Klav, Vla, 3 Vlc), Tonband ad lib

Testo: Giuseppe Ungaretti

Durata: 12' 00"
Manuscritto
Canto IV (1985/87)
Finale

Strumentazione: für Alt und Klavier

Testo: Giuseppe Ungaretti

Durata: 4' 00"
Manuscritto
Canto I (1985/87)
La Notte bella

Strumentazione: für Sopran und Harfe

Testo: Giuseppe Ungaretti

Durata: 8' 00"
Manuscritto
Mouvement (1988)

Strumentazione: für Klaviertrio

Durata: 10' 00"
Manuscritto
Scherzo (1988)
Cartesian Meditations

Strumentazione: für Klaviertrio

Durata: 12' 00"
Manuscritto
Impromptu IV (1988)

Strumentazione: für Oboe und Klavier

Durata: 30' 00"-40' 00"
Manuscritto
Ricercare (1988)

Strumentazione: für Klaviertrio

Durata: 5' 00"
Manuscritto
Ricercare (1989-1991)
Klavierkonzert

Strumentazione: für Klavier solo, 2 Harfen, Streichorchester (Vln, Vla, Vlc, Kb) und Schlagzeug (4 Spieler)

Durata: 14' 00"
Manuscritto
Cadenza (1989)

Strumentazione: für Klavier solo

Durata: 3' 00"
Manuscritto
White Paperflowers descending on Tienanmen Square (1989-1991)
Quintett

Strumentazione: für 5 Violoncelli

Durata: 12' 00"
Manuscritto
Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel hoch" (1989)

Strumentazione: für Orgel

Durata: 8' 00"
Manuscritto
Patmos (1992)

Strumentazione: für Viola und Klavier

Durata: 37' 00"
Manuscritto
Kolophon (1993)
Fragment

Strumentazione: für Oboe, Oboe d'amore, Englischhorn und Klavier

Durata: 52' 00"
Manuscritto
Echnaton's Hymnos to Aton (1995/97)
Eclipse

Strumentazione: für Tenor solo und Ensemble (Holz, Blech, grosses Schlagzeug (5 Spieler), 2 Harfen, Klavier, Streichorchester)

Testo: Echnaton / F. Kauf

Durata: 27' 00"
Manuscritto
Melodies 1-3 (1996-1997)

Strumentazione: für Klavier

Durata: 22' 00"
Manuscritto
Le dur désir de durer (1996-1997)
Dit d'un jour

Strumentazione: für Klavier

Durata: 2' 00"
Manuscritto
Le temps déborde (1996)

Strumentazione: für Orgel

Durata: 10' 00"
Manuscritto
Music (1997)
Madrigal

Strumentazione: für gemischten Chor und drei Schlagzeuge

Testo: William Shakespeare

Durata: 3' 00"
Manuscritto
Zimzum (1998)
In memoriam Sergio Quinzio

Strumentazione: für 2 Gitarren (eine Gitarre mit Sechstelton- Skordatur und 10-saitige Gitarre)

Einrichtung: Christian Bissig, Karin Rüdt.

Durata: 16' 00"
Gitarrenforum Winterthur
c/o Bissig
Lustgartenstr. 9
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Notre Vie (1998)

Strumentazione: für Stimmen (2 S, 2 A, Bar, B) und Ensemble (Posaune, grosses Schlagzeug (5 Spieler), 2 Harfen, Klavier, Streichorchester)

Testo: Paul Eluard

Durata: 20' 00"
Manuscritto
Madrigal (1998)
Sonnet 8 "Music to hear"

Strumentazione: für Stimmen (2 S, 2 A, Bar, B) und Ensemble (grosses Schlagzeug (3 Spieler), 2 Harfen, Klavier, Streichorchester)

Testo: William Shakespeare

Durata: 20' 00"
Manuscritto
Go (1999)
Ballet for 5 Dancers and 7 Instruments

Strumentazione: für Klarinette (auch Bassklarinette), Streichquartett, Klavier, Schlagzeug

Durata: 25' 00"
Manuscritto
Shakespeare's Sonnet 65 (1999)

Strumentazione: für Streichquartett und Tonband

Testo: William Shakespeare

Durata: 35' 00"
Manuscritto
Black Tell (2000)
Opera Interludes and Finale

Strumentazione: für Soli (S/A/T/Bar/B), Chörli, Symphonisches Orchester mit grossem Schlagzeug

Testo: Nicolas Rhyner

Durata: 30' 00"
Manuscritto
La Princesse de Samarkand (2001)

Strumentazione: für grosses Schlagzeug (1 Spieler)

Durata: 25' 00"
Manuscritto
Petit Poucet (2002)

Strumentazione: für Klavier vierhändig

Durata: 10' 00"
Manuscritto
Das süsseste Leben (2003)
3 Lieder nach Novalis

Strumentazione: für 3 Frauenstimmen und Ensemble (Klar/B-Klar, Vln, Vla, Vlc, 2 Hf, 1-2 Perk)

"Sehnsucht nach dem Tode", "Ich weiss nicht was", "Das süsseste Leben".

Durata: 15' 00"
Manuscritto
qui ainsi me refait ... veoir seulement et oïr (2003)
Gitarrenquartett

Strumentazione: für Oktavgitarre, Terzgitarre mit Sechstelton-Skordatur, Gitarre und Bassgitarre

Durata: 12' 00"
Manuscritto
a chantar ... (2003-2004)
Klarinettenquintett

Strumentazione: für Klarinette (auch Bassklarinette), Streichquartett und Tonband

Durata: 30' 00"
Manuscritto
qui plus aime .... (2005-2006)
Quintett

Strumentazione: für Schlagzeug-Quartett und Tonband

Durata: 15' 00"
Manuscritto
Mother Tongue (2007)

Strumentazione: für Frauenstimme und Ensemble (Fl, Klar, Pos, Vln, Vla, Vlc, Schlgzg)

Nach Igbo Sprichwörtern.

Durata: 30' 00"
Manuscritto
"For Aung San Suu Kyi" (2008-2010)
Konzert

Strumentazione: für Violine und Ensemble (Fl. auch Pikk, Ob auch Englh, Klar, B-Klar, Horn, Vla, Vlc, Kb, Pno, 2 Perk)

Durata: 35' 00"-40' 00"
Manuscritto
Mothertongue (2010-2019)

Strumentazione: Mezzosoprano, Ensemble (Clarinet/ Bass Clarinet, Horn, Percussion (Marimba, Vibraphone, Gongs, Cymbals), Piano, Lute/Theorbo, 2 Violins, Viola/Viola d'amore, Violoncello) & Tape

Testo: Paul Celan, Samuel Beckett, Markku Rauhavirta, Novalis

Cycle: I Wolfsbohne II Rain III Mother Tongue Fire/mimicri IV Tongues V Reigen

Durata: 50' 00"
Manuscritto
Lieder für Bariton (2012)

Strumentazione: für Bariton und Klavier

Testo: Friedrich Kähr

Durata: 15' 00"
Manuscritto
Kontrafaktur zu BWV 21 (2012)

Strumentazione: für Oboe und Orgel

Durata: 3' 00"
Manuscritto
L'orée (2013)

Strumentazione: für Harfe solo

Durata: 1' 30"
Manuscritto
spleen/mimicri (2014-2015)

Strumentazione: Piano & Tape

Durata: 13' 00"
Manuscritto
sweet amygdala (2014)

Strumentazione: für Violine, Klavier und Tonband

Durata: 47' 00"
Manuscritto
Ave Maria I-V (2014-2016)

Strumentazione: S A T B a cappella

Testo: Ave maria (Westkirchl.)

Durata: 30' 00"
Manuscritto
Varek (2014-2015)

Strumentazione: Woman's Voice & Piano

Durata: 20' 00"
Manuscritto
Nach der Natur. Vorstudie (2015)

Strumentazione: Tape

Durata: 31' 00"
Manuscritto
Nri/mimicri (2015-2016)

Strumentazione: Ondes Martenot, Percussion Quartet & Tape

Durata: 31' 00"
Manuscritto
2 Songs on poems by Giorgos Seferis (2018)
I Kégounte t' áspra fíkia..../ II Kathós vadízi o chrónos

Strumentazione: Soprano, Piano, Sound Bowls

Testo: Giorgos Seferis

Durata: 12' 00"
Manuscritto
Mothertongue Fire/mimicri (2018)

Strumentazione: Tape

Durata: 12' 00"
Manuscritto
sephardic lilt/mimicri (2018/20)
for Astrid Kaminski

Strumentazione: Guitar, Accordion & Tape (2 Theorbos & Guitar)

The Acoustic Guitar and Accordion in communication with Tape, consisting of 2 Theorbos and Acoustic Guitar in sixth tone scordatura

Durata: 11' 00"
Manuscritto
8'46'' George Floyd in memoriam (2020)
for any number of musicians with any instruments

Strumentazione: beliebige Anzahl SpielerInnen, SängerInnen (mindestens 1), beliebige Instrumente

- There must be at least 1 performer and 1 instrument (also voice); all instruments are optional. - The piece consists only in breathing; no sound should be played, no words spoken. - The piece must start with a natural breathing in or breathing out. - The piece must end with a natural breathing in or breathing out, however, the breathing should stop being audible 1 minute before the end of the piece, i.e. at 7’46’’. - If there are more than 1 performers the breathing can be choreographed, but it’s length, rhythm and dynamics should not be synchronized. - The breathing should slow down toward 7’46’’; the slowing down can start any time after 7’. - The breathing can be amplified by microphones; it’s loudness should however not surpass a natural sense of dynamics.

Durata: 8' 46"
Manuscritto
Giorgos Seferis/mimicri (2020)
To Radiophono

Strumentazione: Violine & Tape (Mezzosopran, Ondes Martenot)

Testo: Giorgos Seferis

Eine Violine spielt zu einem Zuspielband, bestehend aus Mezzosopran, Ondes Martenot und Radiostimme.

Durata: 12' 00"
Manuscritto
Repertorio
Johann Sebastian Bach: Oboenkonzert, F-Dur
Johann Sebastian Bach: Konzert, A-Dur für Oboe d'amore undStreicher
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonate, g-moll für Oboe und Cembalo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Oboenkonzert, C-Dur
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Oboen-Quartett, F-Dur
Carl Nielsen: 2 Fantasiestücke, op. 2 für Oboe und Klavier
Francis Poulenc: Sonate für Oboe und Klavier
Francis Poulenc: Trio für Oboe, Fagott und Klavier
Makoto Shinohara: Obsession für Oboe und Klavier
Richard Strauss: Oboenkonzert
Charles Uzor: Impromptu für Oboe solo
Charles Uzor: Impromptu IV für Oboe und Klavier
Bibliografia
Uzor, Charles: Melody and the phenomenology of internal time awareness, University of London, London 2004
Heisch, Michael: Unfassbare Schönheiten, in: Dissonanz 101 (2008) [Internet]
Meyer, Thomas: Zentrum / Peripherie, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, November-Dezember 1997 6 (1997)


Ultimo aggiornamento: 2020-10-06 16:48:10