INDEX OF WORKS (selection)
madrigali notturni (2012/2013)
per quattro voci, luci e una struttura architettonica aperta e risonante 55'
a site-specific performance for four voices, choreography and light design, with music by Adrian Willaert (1490-1562), Cipriano de Rore (1516-1565) and Katharina Rosenberger
in collaboration with Christa Wenger (light), Ric Schachtebeck (choreography)
premiered June 7, 2013, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany
X - suite filante (2007)
Opéra-Vidéo 75'
by Katharina Rosenberger / Ivan Talijancic (WaxFactory)
inspired by the works and writings of Sophie Calle and Jean Baudrillard
for 3 voices, fl, sax, vln, vcl, cb and electronics and dual-layered video projection
premier August 18, 2007, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Zürich, Switzerland>more
listen Intermezzo 1a (excerpt)
  Intermezzo 2b
  Intermezzo 5
  Voc 1a
  Voc 6
Late Nite (2005)
soundscape 65'-75'
a play Matthias Lehmann
premiered September 17, 2005, Theater Tuchlaube, Aarau, Switzerland
WAX (2002)
soundscape 55’25
in collaboration with Mela Meierhans for “Sogni – Più belli della realtà svelata”, a music theater by Esther Flückiger after “Die Wachsflügelfrau” by Emily Hasler
premiered January 31, 2003, Teatro Sala Uno, Rome, Italy
le 11 passioni dell’anima (2000)
music for brass quintet, 11 sculptures and a mime 28’
inspired by St. Thomas of Aquinas and his studies on the human soul
commissioned by the ensemble Clangore, premiered as part of the exhibition "Mostra Internazionale G'99", September 3, 2000, Vira Gamborogno, Switzerland
Camino de Estrellas (1999)
music for theatre 12' to 60‘
a play by Nuria Alcorta for string quartet and electronics
commissioned by the Institutes Cervantes, New York, USA
Iphigenia in Aulis (1997)
lyrical drama in one act 50’
after Euripides, libretto K.Rosenberger / Steven Dooner
for 4 soloists, narrator, choir and orchestra
premiered by the Synergon Orchestra & Chorus, under the direction of Tibor Pusztai, December 8, 1997, St. Cecilia Church, Boston, USA
PERIPHER (2011/12), 2.2.1, pn, hp, and solo percussion 10’
commissioned by the Société de Musique de la Chaux-de-Fonds, pemiered by the L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, François Volpé (solo percussion), David Greilsammer, March 18, 2012, Salle de Musique de L'heue bleue, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
parcours III (2007/08)  
fl (bass-fl), ob, cl (bass-cl), alto sax, bn (contra-bn), hn, trp, tbn, and electronics 15'
premiered by the Manhattan Sinfonietta under the direction of Jeffrey Milarsky, May 6, 2008, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, USA>more
mokume gane for large ensemble (2005)
2fl, ob, cl, alto sax, bn, hn, 2trp, tbn, tb, perc, pn, hp, 14’
commissioned by the City of Nîmes, premier in November 2005, Orchestre de Nîmes, under the direction of Jean Deroyer>more
mokume gane for string orchestra (2002/3)
for string orchestra 15'15
commissioned by the Hans Scheuble Stiftung, Zurich, Switzerland>more
Anunit (2001)
for small orchestra (fl, cl, sax, bn, hn, trp, tb, 2perc, pn, and improvised electric guitar 14’
premiered by John Bisset, mo ensemble, under the direction of Christopher Austin,
June 27, 2001, Red Rose, London, UK
white with rectangular objections (2000)
for small orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, trp, tb, perc, hp, pn, 7'30
premiered by the Manson Ensemble, under the direction of Simone Fontinelli,
November 3, 2000, Duke's Hall, London, UK
nucleus (2000)
for 15 solo strings 7'30
premiered by the RAM soloists, under the direction of Clio Gould, Duke's Hall, London, UK
shift (2014)
flutes, ob, clarinets, 2 trombones, perc, piano, 2 vln, vla, vcl, cb 11'30
commissioned by AMS, Lausanne, premiered by the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporaine, August 26, 2014, Festival des Jardins Musicaux, Cernier, Switzerland under the direction of Pierre-Alan Monot
Gesang an das noch namenlose Land (2013)    
violin, viola, violoncello and taperisty installation 17'30
in collaboration with artist Abdolreza Aminlari, commissioned by Gare du Nord, Basel, premiered by the Ensemble Recherche, January 16, 2014, Basel, Switzerland
Erzählung (2013)    
bass flute, bass clarinet, percussions, piano, violin, violoncello 11'30
commissioned by Musik & Wort, Lucerne, premiered by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, October 7, 2013, Moscow, Russia
éventer I + II (2012)
bass flute, bassoon, harp, violoncello 2'45 / 2'30
commissioned by ensemble Reflexion K premiered November 2012, Neue Musik Eckernförde, Germany / Festival Bernaola, Victoria, Spain
Tinguely Machine 2.0 (2010/2011)
cb flute, cb sax, tuba 8'55
commissioned by KONTRA TRIO premiered March 20, 2011, "akku" Emmen, Lucerne, Switzerland
parcours III (2010)    
version for octet - fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb and electronics 12'10
premiered July 27, 2010, Millers Theatre, New York, USA by Wet Ink Ensemble under the direction of Carl Christian Bettendorf
scatter 2.0 (2010) #  
fl, cl, pn, perc, vln, vcl 9'45
commissioned by ensemble für neue musik zürich, version 2009 premiered Nov 19, 2009, Forum Siegfried, Zofingen, CH
torsion (2008) #  
piano 9’15
comissioned by Simone Keller, premiered April 24, 2009, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, CH
Octuor Nº 3 (2006/07)    
fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb and handpercussion 12’
premiered May 5, 2006 by Ensemble Polychronie, Galerie District, Marseille
under the direction of Laurent Melin
fünf Bilder für Oktett - Bild 3A (2006)
fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb 5'30
premiered March 26, 2006 by the Columbia Composers Ensemble at Merkin Hall, New York under the direction of Carl Christian Bettendorf>more
fünf Bilder für Oktett - Bild 1 (2004)
fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, perc, vln, vcl, cb 8'30
premiered January 9, 2005 as part of the "Portrait Concert" Katharina Rosenberger and Kaspar Ewald, Forum für Neue Musik, Lucerne, Switzerland
ocean greyness (2003/2004)
alto saxophone 12’
premiered by Massimo Mazzoni, April 14, 2004, Merkin Hall, New York, USA
zsOom (2003)
amplified contrabass 7'15
Bewegungsstudie III (study on movements III)
commissioned by Cristin Wildbolz as part of the "K9+one" tour, premiered May 3, 2004, Electronic Music Foundation @ Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA>more
piano 4'30
s(S)treifen (2002)
violin, contrabass, piano 5’30
Bewegungsstudie I (study on movements I)
premiered by Ensemble Sonata Concert, May 2002, Paris, France
Xylodessia (2001)
percussion quartet 10’
premiered by So Percussions, January 2002, Casa Italiana, New York, USA
TEXTUREN (2010)  
soprano, fl, sax, perc, pn, vln, electronics 8’40
with a libretto based on the scientific writings of botanist Michael Sundue
premiered by Wet Ink Ensemble, January 12, 2011, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD, San Diego, US
und die Gravitation verschwindet darin (2009)
tenor, pn, ambisonic surround sound 5’30
premiered April 18, 2009, Weimarer Frühlingstage, Weimar, Germany
Tinguely Machine (2008/9)
mezzo soprano, tuba 5’30
commissioned by Welti/Bachmann, premiered April 1, 2009, Imprimerie Basel, CH
aPhasis (2002)
mezzo soprano, bassflute, bassclarinet 6’30
premiered by Ensemble Accroche Note, July 24, 2002, Centre Acanthes, Chartreuse Villeneuve lez Avignon, France
Kaspar Studien (2000/1)
mezzo soprano, bass clarinet, piano, violoncello (2000) 12’ /
improvised speaking voice, bass clarinet, piano, violoncello (version 2001) 14’
Von Verrückten und Verdrückten (1999/2000)
Kapitel 19 - Die Unbekannte
soprano, fl, cl, hp, vln, vla, vcl 10’
after “Weymouth Sands” by John Cowper Powys
premiered February 26, 2000, TransArt Festival, Musikforum Zug, Spinnihalle, Baar, Switzerland
Miniatures after poems by E.E. Cummings
the sky (2012) soprano, percussion or piano '20
n(o)w (2012) soprano, percussion 1'30
l(a (2001) mezzo soprano, percussions 1'00
n (2001) mezzo soprano, percussions 1'10
there are so many tictoc (1999) speaking voice, piano 1'30
dying is fine(but Death (1999) speaking voice, piano 1'45
VIVA VOCE (2013)
interactive sound and video installation
in collaboration with video artist Heiko Kalmbach, a project part of the mediaproject award /sitemapping of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, first showing January 2013, Gallery Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA. Project-Website:
SABre (2012/2013)
Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet 10’30
commissioned by ICST Zürich, premiered by Matthias Müller, April 3, 2014, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland
The_Line (2007)
video / sound art piece 8'
commissioned by Jean-Marc Montera, Montevideo, Marseille for "Le son d'amour", DOC(K) 4th edition, International Review, Multimedia, Visual Sound, w/DVD, Akenaton, Campbell, France, Spring 2008 >more
then (2005)
video and sound installation with two phone booths 20’ in loops
Maria Mayer - concept, video
Matthias Lehmann - concept, programming
Katharina Rosenberger - surround sound
premiered May 10+11, 2005, ITP Final Show 2005, Tisch School of Arts, New York, USA
Echo (2004)
performance art piece for a spinet and tape, choreography, light design 11'
premiered October 21, 2004 as part of “spinet – an Experiment on Gesamtkunstwerk”, “Totalartwork” curated by Birgit Ramsauer, The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, New York, USA
Room II (2004)
interactive sound installation (2004) 14’
Katharina Rosenberger - idea / soundscape
Alfred Preisig - texts
Luke DuBois - programming
commissioned for the Tonkünstlerfest 2004 - Montey, Switzerland
on view 09.04-10.15.2004, Médiathèque du Valais, Martigny, Switzerland >more
kaspar – or n(one) (2003)
tape, one dancer and live video 15’
Elyssa Dole - choreography
Nina Hein - direction / light design
Katharina Rosenberger - sound
premiered April 6, 2003, WilliamsburgArtneXus, Brooklyn, USA
untitled (2002)
tape 7 ’
... one of my inofficial favourites
urapa (2001)
tape 5’30
in collaboration with Pedro Barboza
February 1, 2003 @ SCRIME 2003, Zoobizarre, Bordeaux, France