THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Annette Schlünz

(b. 23 September 1964, Dessau).

German composer, now resident in both France and Germany, of mostly stage, chamber, vocal, and multimedia works that have been performed in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Ms. Schlünz studied with Udo Zimmermann at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden from 1983–87 and with Paul-Heinz Dittrich at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 1988–91. Later encounters with Iannis Xenakis at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt and Helmut Lachenmann in Stuttgart were also important.

Among her honours are the Hanns-Eisler-Preis (1990), the Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis (1998) and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (1999, for the recording of MOCCOLI). She has also received scholarships to the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt (1990, 1992), the studio for electronic music of the Akademie der Künste Berlin (1994, 2002), the Deutsche Akademie at the Villa Massimo in Rome (1999), the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (2000), the Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis in Dilsberg (2000), and the Künstlerinnenhof Die Höge (2003), as well as a residency at GRAME in Lyon (2005).

She is also active in other positions. She has worked at the Dresdner Zentrum für zeitgenössische Musik since 1987 and has worked on intercontinental music projects since 1992. She toured South America in 1996, where she gave concerts and seminars, and visited Denmark, France, Spain, the USA, and Vietnam in 2001, on grants from the Goethe-Institut.

She taught at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber from 1987–92 and lectured on composition as part of the Brandenburgisches Kolloquium für Neue Musik in 1995.

Her primary publisher is Boosey & Hawkes, though Bote & Bock and Peermusic are the publishers of some works.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: annette.schluenz@wanadoo.fr

SELECT LIST OF WORKS

STAGE:

Matka (chamber opera, libretto by the composer, after Karel Čapek), mezzo-soprano, 2 tenors, 2 baritones, bass-baritone, bass, small orchestra (23 players), 1988–89

Un Jour d'été (music-theatre work for children, text by Pierre Garnier), 8 children's voices, children's chorus, small orchestra (12 players), 1996

TagNachtTraumstaub (music-theatre work, texts by the composer, Matthias Roth, Ulrike Schuster), soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, flute, percussion, small orchestra (15 players), sculptures (by Daniel Depoutot), 1999–2000

ORCHESTRAL:

Picardie, 1992

Fadensonnen, small orchestra (17 players), 1993

doch dir darin, bass clarinet (+ contrabass clarinet), tuba (with an extended range), orchestra, 2001–02

CHAMBER MUSIC:

String Trio – il pleut doucement sur la ville, violin, viola, cello, 1989

Nachtschwarz wird das Blau, oboe, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1990

Taubenblaue Schatten haben sich vermischt, flute, guitar, 1990

Wenn schon die Flügel zerbrochen sind, violin, ensemble (flute, clarinet [+ bass clarinet], French horn, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, double bass), 1990

Ach, es..., tuba, 1991

la faulx de l'été, recorders (1 player), percussion, 1991 (also version for flute, percussion, 2001)

...der Schatten verwirrte, 3 bassoons, 1992

Wo das Schweigen anfängt, viola, cello, double bass, 1993

Et la pluie se mit à tomber, 6 percussion, 1994

verhalten, entgleiten, entfalten, guitar, 1994

– verstummen –, organ, 3 percussion, 1994 (also version for organ, percussion, 2004)

Traumkraut, flute (+ alto flute, bass flute), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1995

noch ein wor()t, bassoon, French horn, trombone, cello, double bass, 1996

Nuages, 4 percussion, 1996

How it is, clarinet, string quartet, 1997

SOL-STITIUM, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano/harpsichord, 1997

Unaufhörliche Schlaflosigkeit, tuba, fixed media, 1994–98

Æqui-Noctium, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, viola, double bass, piano, percussion, 1998

voicelessness, flute (+ bass flute), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), guitar, percussion, 1998 (also version for clarinet, saxophone, guitar, percussion, 2005)

aufgelöst (verschlungen), flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2000 (also version for clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, piano, 2001)

schau(m)ich, cello, 2000

Weiter, flute (+ alto flute), clarinet, piano, 2000

tastend, tränend, flute, piano, 2001

Hortensien, bass clarinet, fixed media (4 tracks), 2002

fliegen fliegen?, flute (+ bass flute), oboe, clarinet, 2003

Ultime tentative No. 4, any number of players, 2004

ZEBRA, electric violin, fixed media (4 tracks), live electronics, 2004

Dehors, bass flute, bass clarinet, percussion, 2005

in den flüssen, clarinet, cello, accordion, 2005

high tide, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), double bass, accordion, live electronics, 2005

light from the one, recorders (1 player), 13-string koto (zither from Japan), 2006

CHORAL:

Ornithopoesie (text by Pierre Garnier), 12 mixed voices, 1989

Zarte Knöpfe (texts by Matthias Roth, Pierre Garnier), female chorus, 1997

VOCAL:

Bei Spuren von Wasser und Salz, voice, 11 players, 1987

Rosen (text by Ingeborg Bachmann), mezzo-soprano, piano, 1988

Klage (text by Urszula Kozioł), speaker, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), bassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 1991

Tout est rêver (texts by Friedrich Huch, Pierre Garnier), soprano, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), percussion, 1992

Die Antirose (texts by Yvan Goll, Claire Goll), soprano, violin, piano, 1995

ein wor()t (text from an anonymous source), speaker, flute, guitar, violin, 1996

Man könnte bleiben (texts by William Shakespeare, Jeanette Winterson), soprano, speaker, piano, 1997

brust, brut (text by Ulrike Draesner), baritone, piano, 1998

Gleissend (text by Ulrike Schuster), mezzo-soprano, percussion, 1998

Ultime tentative I–III (texts by Ulrike Schuster, Christophe Tarkos), soprano, mezzo-soprano, recorders (1 player), 1998–99

Arianna II (texts by Ulrike Schuster, anonymous sources), soprano, 2 Baroque violins, Baroque cello, harpsichord, 1999

MOCCOLI (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, arranged by the composer, Ulrike Draesner), soprano, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), cello, 1999

Gewaltsame Kunde – Gibbongesänge (text by Ulrike Schuster), voice, fixed media, 2001

Abendamsel (text by Undine Gruenter), countertenor, bass flute, oboe, clarinet, tenor saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, viola, cello, double bass, 2 percussion, 2002

glas im bauch (texts by Ulrike Draesner, Pierre Garnier), soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2004

PIANO:

verschattet–, 1991

MULTIMEDIA:

Ich sehe den Traum des Wassers, Musikaktionen für ein mobiles Ensemble (text by Pierre Garnier), 2 voices, recorders (1 player), percussion, sculptures (by Daniel Depoutot), 1995

Couloir de la solitude, fixed media, room installation (by Thierry Aué), 2000

das – das – das andere ufer: FÄHRENMUSIK – Musik zum Übersetzen (text by Ulrike Draesner), 2 sopranos, trumpet, trombone, 2 tubas, 3 percussion, room installation (by Thierry Aué), 2001

auch ameisen wären gern vögel (texts by Ulrike Draesner, Ulrike Schuster, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), soprano, 87 mixed voices (+ scenic actions), bass clarinet, accordion, 2 percussion, underwater sound installation, 2002

dans l'épaisseur d'un murmure anonyme, fixed media, film installation (by Karine Vonna), 2002

Journal No. 1, tenor recorder (+ soprano recorder, sopranino recorder, bass recorder), film, 2004–05

Lichtpause (texts by Ulrike Draesner, Charles Pennequin, Christophe Tarkos), soprano, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, accordion, percussion, film (by Thierry Aué), 2005

DISCOGRAPHY

Klage. Daniel Morgenroth, speaker; Friedrich Goldmann/Scharoun Ensemble (Aurophon/DZzM, 1992)

verhalten, entgleiten, entfalten. Reinbert Evers, guitar (Sächsische Tonträger/DZzM, 1994)

Ach, es... Michael Vogt, tuba (RéR, 1994)

Traumkraut; Tout est rêver; Fadensonnen; Taubenblaue Schatten haben sich vermischt; Ornithopoesie; Et la pluie se mit à tomber. Georg Mertens, flute; Volker Höh, guitar; Accroche-Note; Les Percussions de Strasbourg; Roland Kluttig/Thürmchen Ensemble; Klaus Bernbacher/Kammerensemble Pro Musica Nova Bremen; Roland Hayrabedian/Musicatreize (WERGO: 6539 2, 1998)

Zarte Knöpfe. Michael Gläser/female voices of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Deutscher Musikrat: 5, 1998)

la faulx de l'été (original version). Katja Reiser, recorders; Tan Kutay, percussion (Carpe Diem: 16256, 1999)

MOCCOLI. Carola Schlüter, soprano; Ensemble Phorminx (EMI Classics: 26189, 1999)

Unaufhörliche Schlaflosigkeit. Michael Vogt, tuba (Villa Massimo, 1999)

la faulx de l'été (second version). Carin Levine, flute; Stefan Blum, percussion (Radio Bremen, 2005)

ZEBRA. Lenka Zupkova, electric violin (Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2005)