Katharina Rosenberger’s music is available at Project Schott, New York, USA: https://www.eamdc.com/psny/composers/katharina-rosenberger/ 
and Edition Musicale Suisse, Lucerne, Switzerland: http://www.musicedition.ch/sme/index_e.htm
for self-published work please contact me directly: [email protected]

Stage

Late Nite
soundscape 65'-75'
2005

a play Matthias Lehmann 
premiered September 17, 2005, Theater Tuchlaube, Aarau, Switzerland

WAX
soundscape 55’25
2002

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
music for brass quintet, 11 sculptures and a mime 28’
2000

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
music for theatre 12' to 60‘
1999

a play by Nuria Alcorta for string quartet and electronics commissioned by the Institutes Cervantes, New York, USA

Iphigenia in Aulis
lyrical drama in one act 50’
1997

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

Orchestral

PERIPHER
2.2.2.2, 2.2.1, pn, hp, 8.4.4.4.2. and solo percussion 10’
2011 / 2012

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
fl (bass-fl), ob, cl (bass-cl), alto sax, bn (contra-bn), hn, trp, tbn, 1.1.1.1.1. and electronics 15'
2007 / 2008 has audio

premiered by the Manhattan Sinfonietta under the direction of Jeffrey Milarsky, May 6, 2008, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, USA

parcours III (excerpt)
mokume gane
large ensemble, 2fl, ob, cl, alto sax, bn, hn, 2trp, tbn, tb, perc, pn, hp, 5.4.0.4.1. 14’
2005

commissioned by the City of Nîmes, premier in November 2005, Orchestre de Nîmes, under the direction of Jean Deroyer

mokume gane
for string orchestra 15'15
2002 / 2003

commissioned by the Hans Scheuble Stiftung, Zurich, Switzerland

Anunit
for small orchestra (fl, cl, sax, bn, hn, trp, tb, 2perc, pn, 1.1.1.1.1.) and improvised electric guitar 14’
2001

premiered by John Bisset, mo ensemble, under the direction of Christopher Austin, June 27, 2001, Red Rose, London, UK

white with rectangular objections
for small orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, trp, tb, perc, hp, pn, 1.1.1.1.1.) 7'30
2000

premiered by the Manson Ensemble, under the direction of Simone Fontinelli,
November 3, 2000, Duke's Hall, London, UK

nucleus
for 15 solo strings 7'30
2000

premiered by the RAM soloists, under the direction of Clio Gould, Duke's Hall, London, UK

Chamber music

modules
t-sax, e-guit, perc, pno, all amplified with effect pedals (volume, distortion, overdrive, pitch-shift)
2015 has audio
one sees the set up of the saxophone and all its effect pedals

modules is a composition, which can be performed from top to end without interruption, or alternatively the piece can be split up in five smaller sections. These sections I call modules. The composition is conceived for a spatialized set up that invites the audience to dwell in the middle surrounded by the geometry of the ensemble's sonic calls and textures.

modules has been commissioned by Gare du Nord, Basel, for the 2014/2015 Ensemble Nikel Residency.
World premier, March 12, 2015, Gare du Nord, Basel, Switzerland.

 

Photo: Ensemble Nikel at the Felicja Blumental Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 2016

Ensemble Nikel playing modules in Israel

Recording:

wasteLAnd
Brian Walsh, saxophone
Nicholas Deyoe, e-guitar
Justin DeHart, percussion
Richard Valitutto, piano

for the Portrait CD SHIFT, Hat Hut Records, hat [now] ART 199

shift
flutes, ob, clarinets, 2 trombones, perc, piano, 2 vln, vla, vcl, cb 11'30
2014

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

Erzählung
bass flute, bass clarinet, percussions, piano, violin, violoncello 11'30
2013

commissioned by Musik & Wort, Lucerne, premiered by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, October 7, 2013, Moscow, Russia

éventer I + II
bass flute, bassoon, harp, violoncello 2'45 / 2'30
2012

commissioned by ensemble Reflexion K premiered November 2012, Neue Musik Eckernförde, Germany / Festival Bernaola, Victoria, Spain

Tinguely Machine 2.0
cb flute, cb sax, tuba 8'55
2010 / 2011

commissioned by KONTRA TRIO premiered March 20, 2011, "akku" Emmen, Lucerne, Switzerland

scatter 2.0
fl, cl, pn, perc, vln, vcl 9'45
2010 has audio

commissioned by ensemble für neue musik zürich, version 2009 premiered Nov 19, 2009, Forum Siegfried, Zofingen, CH

scatter
parcours III
version for octet - fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb and electronics 12'10
2010

premiered July 27, 2010, Millers Theatre, New York, USA by Wet Ink Ensemble under the direction of Carl Christian Bettendorf

torsion
piano 9’15
2008 has audio

comissioned by Simone Keller, premiered April 24, 2009, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, CH

Octuor Nº 3
fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb and handpercussion 12’
2006 / 2007

premiered May 5, 2006 by Ensemble Polychronie, Galerie District, Marseille
under the direction of Laurent Melin

fünf Bilder für Oktett - Bild 3A
fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, vln, vla, vcl, cb 5'30
2006 has audio

premiered March 26, 2006 by the Columbia Composers Ensemble at Merkin Hall, New York under the direction of Carl Christian Bettendorf

fünf Bilder für Oktett - Bild 3A (excerpt)
ocean greyness
alto saxophone 12’
2003 / 2004

premiered by Massimo Mazzoni, April 14, 2004, Merkin Hall, New York, USA

fünf Bilder für Oktett - Bild 1
fl, cl, alto sax, tbn, perc, vln, vcl, cb 8'30
2004

premiered January 9, 2005 as part of the "Portrait Concert" Katharina Rosenberger and Kaspar Ewald, Forum für Neue Musik, Lucerne, Switzerland

zsOom
amplified contrabass 7'15
2003

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

s(S)treifen
violin, contrabass, piano 5’30
2002

Bewegungsstudie I (study on movements I)
premiered by Ensemble Sonata Concert, May 2002, Paris, France

ahom
piano 4'30
2002
Xylodessia
percussion quartet 10’
2001

premiered by So Percussions, January 2002, Casa Italiana, New York, USA

Vocal

TEXTUREN
soprano, fl, sax, perc, pn, vln, electronics 8’40
2010

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
tenor, pn, ambisonic surround sound 5’30
2009

premiered April 18, 2009, Weimarer Frühlingstage, Weimar, Germany

Tinguely Machine
mezzo soprano, tuba 5’30
2008 / 2009

commissioned by Welti/Bachmann, premiered April 1, 2009, Imprimerie Basel, CH

aPhasis
mezzo soprano, bassflute, bassclarinet 6’30
2002

premiered by Ensemble Accroche Note, July 24, 2002, Centre Acanthes, Chartreuse Villeneuve lez Avignon, France

Kaspar Studien
mezzo soprano, bass clarinet, piano, violoncello (2000) 12’
2000 / 2001

improvised speaking voice, bass clarinet, piano, violoncello (version 2001) 14’

Von Verrückten und Verdrückten
soprano, fl, cl, hp, vln, vla, vcl 10’
1999 / 2000

Kapitel 19 - Die Unbekannte

after “Weymouth Sands” by John Cowper Powys
premiered February 26, 2000, TransArt Festival, Musikforum Zug, Spinnihalle, Baar, Switzerland

Mutlimedia

if they bite with all their might
hn, korg MS20 mini, vcl, spoken text and 18 live activated light bulbs
2016

Faust’s level of frustration is peaking. His monumental invention, the electric light, does not cause him any satisfaction anymore. Even though, this deal had cost him his soul. But to stand up against Mephisto, he knows, is a futile act.

But then, he meets a woman of iridescent appearance and a multiplicity of names: Ms Marguerite Ida and Helena Annabel. It is this enigmatic female figure who beguiles the audience. Based on fragments of Getrude Stein’s “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” Ms Marguerite Ida and Helena Annabel reflects on herself and the world. In her company a dog who says “thank you”. Less pleasing is the arrival of a viper that shakes up Ms Marguerite Ida and Helena Annabel’s world.

The musicians too, are pretty freaked out by the reptile’s appearance. More than just interpreters of a fixed score, the performers are entangled in the unfolding of the story. The score calls for improvisatory and temporarily freely interpreted passages.
Also, through their voices we hear Getrude Stein’s vivid characters. And not only Faust, the trio too, loves to play with the lights. They do so quite successfully. Yet, the 18 live activated light bulbs are stubborn and like to play their own game.

The audience is witnessing a performance that responds to the spur of the moment, to Ms Marguerite Ida and Helena Annabel’s mood swings, to the appearance of all sorts of treacherous wild creatures and shadowy figures and ultimately, to the tussle of who now gains control over the technology and the lights.

 

World premier June 24, 2016, Kunstraum Walcheturm Zurich

Retro Disco
Samuel Stoll, horn
Reto Staub, korg MS20 mini (for Simone Keller)
Moritz Müllenbach, cello

Ljubo Majstorovic, programming, design and building of the live light interaction

Video: Franz Bannwart

SABre
Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet 10’30
2012 / 2013

commissioned by ICST Zürich, premiered by Matthias Müller, April 3, 2014, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland

www.icst.net

The_Line
video / sound art piece 8'
2007

Commissioned by Jean-Marc Montera, Montevideo, Marseille, France. 
With inclusion in the art publication "Le son d'amour", DOC(K) 4th edition, w/DVD, Akenaton, Campbell, France, Spring 2008.

Video and sound: Katharina Rosenberger

then
video and sound installation with two phone booths 20’ in loops
2005

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

Room II
interactive sound installation (2004) 14’
2004

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

Echo
performance art piece for a spinet and tape, choreography, light design 11'
2004

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

kaspar – or n(one)
tape, one dancer and live video 15’
2003

Elyssa Dole - choreography 
Nina Hein - direction / light design 
Katharina Rosenberger - sound 
premiered April 6, 2003, WilliamsburgArtneXus, Brooklyn, USA

untitled
tape 7 ’
2002 has audio

... one of my inofficial favourites

untitled (excerpt)
urapa
tape 5’30
2001

in collaboration with Pedro Barboza
February 1, 2003 @ SCRIME 2003, Zoobizarre, Bordeaux, France