Martin Grütter · Composer
Martin Grütter · Composer
Martin Grütter
Composer

Work list

2017                  2016                      2015                         2014          2013                               2012                2011                                           2010          2009         2008                          2007                   2006                2005        2003
Besen – for clarinet and accordion (2017)
— ca. 1', WP Oulu, November 20, 2017 —
World premiere by Taifun duo in Oulu on November 20, 2017.

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

Clarinet in Bb, accordion
Allheilmittel – for orchestra with piano and hyperpiano (2017)
— ca. 18', WP Frankfurt, November 24, 2017 —
Commission of Ensemble Modern. World premiere by Ensemble Modern Orchestra in Frankfurt on November 24, 2017.

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - 3perc.pno.keyb - 12.8.6.4
Die Häutung des Himmels – for seven instruments (2016)
— ca. 11', WP Witten, May 6, 2017 —
Commission of Westdeutscher Rundfunk / Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik. World premiere by Ensemble Modern in Witten on May 6, 2017.

Next performances:

  • January 19, 2019 – London

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

Flute (also piccolo), oboe, clarinet (also bass clarinet), horn, trombone, distant percussion, double bass
Sprachschmelze 1 0 0 1 – music theatre for a solo performer (2016)
— ca. 65', together with Christian Grammel, WP Berlin, July 31, 2016 —
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Concept, text, composition: Martin Grütter / Concept, direction WP: Christian Grammel.
World premiere by Martin Gerke, performance / Christian Grammel, direction in Berlin on July 31, 2016.

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Detailed instrumentation:

Baritone
55 singularities – for any three instruments (2015/16)
— ca. 4', WP Berlin, July 31, 2016 —
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World premiere by Schwelbrandorchester in Berlin on July 31, 2016.

Detailed instrumentation:

Any three instruments – check with the tool below if your instrumentation is appropriate!
Schakal – for two trumpets, horn, trombone und tuba (or bassoon) – theatrical version (2015)
— ca. 10', together with Irina Rubina, WP Hanau, November 29, 2015 —
Video direction: Irina Rubina. World premiere by Ensemble Modern in Hanau on November 29, 2015.

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Detailed instrumentation:

  • Two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba – OR:
  • Two trumpets, horn, trombone, and bassoon (also contraforte)
  • Stage: Scaffolding, video projections, matryoshka dolls
Schakal – for two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba (or bassoon), concert version (2015)
— ca. 10', WP Schwaz, September 11, 2016 —
World premiere by Ensemble Modern in Schwaz on September 11, 2016.

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Detailed instrumentation:

  • Two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba – OR:
  • Two trumpets, horn, trombone, and bassoon (also contraforte)
Die fantastische Musik, die jeder Mensch hören kann, aber nicht aufzuschreiben vermag – for two violas, two pianos, and electronics (2014)
— ca. 10', WP Berlin, November 4, 2014 —
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World premiere by Johannes Pennetzdorfer, viola, Grégoire Simon, viola, Daniel Seroussi, piano, Louis Rastig, piano in Berlin on November 4, 2014.

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Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

two violas (partially distorted), one classical pianist, one jazz pianist, live electronics. All musicians also have to improvise.
Veitstanz – for a canned performer and 17 musicians (2013)
— ca. 10', WP Frankfurt, November 24, 2013 —
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Recording of the world premiere by Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt 2013
Commission of Ensemble Modern. World premiere by Ensemble Modern, cond. Johannes Kalitzke in Frankfurt on November 24, 2013.

Next performances:

  • March 14, 2019 – Berlin

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

Flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon/kontraforte, horn, two trumpets, trombone, two percussionists, piano, keyboard/live electronics, two violins, viola, cello, double bass
ORLANDO – music theatre for singers, actors, choir, large ensemble, and electronics (2011–13)
— ca. 30', together with Judith Pielsticker and Christian Grammel, WP Bielefeld, June 15, 2013 —
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Commission of the Theater Bielefeld in cooperation with the Deutsche Bank Foundation.
World premiere by Melanie Kreuter, Soprano | Christiane Linke, Soprano | Daniel Pataky, Tenor | Omar El-Saeidi, actor | Choir and orchestra of the Theater Bielefeld | Aurélien Bello, conductor in Bielefeld on June 15, 2013.

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Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

  • Four soloists: 2 sopranos, tenor, actor (male)
  • Mixed choir
  • Large ensemble (33 musicians): 3 flutes (2.+3. also piccolo), 3 clarinets (3. also bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani (1 player), drum set (1 player), percussion (1 player), 1 piano, 1 keyboard, 1 harp, 3 solo violins, 1 solo viola, 1 solo cello, 3 solo double basses
  • Electronics
Was gleicht wohl hienieden dem Jagdliederschmieden – sound file, Excerpt from ORLANDO (2013)
— 0'30, together with Judith Pielsticker and Carl Maria von Weber, WP Bielefeld, June 1, 2013 —
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Sound clip from ORLANDO. Overwriting of the Huntsmen's Chorus from Weber's Freischütz. World premiere in Bielefeld on June 1, 2013.

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Heroes of Feedback – two person shooter for trumpet, percussion and live-electronics (2012)
— ca. 10', WP Royaumont, September 9, 2012 —
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Commission of International Ensemble Modern Academy World premiere by Ensemble Modern Akademie in Royaumont on September 9, 2012.

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Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

trumpet, percussion (one player), guitar amp, loudspeakers, microphones, live screens
Teufelsthriller – for piano solo (2011/12)
— ca. 5', WP Berlin, November 3, 2012 —
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World premiere by Daniel Seroussi, piano in Berlin on November 3, 2012.

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Detailed instrumentation:

piano
Zirkelspielchen – for flute, clarinet, piano, and percussion (2011)
— ca. 6', WP Hongkong, February 10, 2012 —
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International Ensemble Modern Academy, March 2012
Commission of the International Ensemble Modern Academy. World premiere by Ensemble Modern Akademie in Hongkong on February 10, 2012.

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

flute (also piccolo), clarinet in Bb, piano, and percussion
Messer Engel Atem Kling – for string trio (2011)
— ca. 4', WP Bergamo, November 26, 2011 —
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Commission of the Fondazione Donizetti/Bergamo Musica Festival. World premiere by Texture Ensemble Milan in Bergamo on November 26, 2011.

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Detailed instrumentation:

violin, viola, cello
Messer Engel Atem Kling – version for string quartet (2011/14)
— ca. 4', WP Berlin, July 31, 2016 —
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World premiere by Schwelbrandorchester in Berlin on July 31, 2016.

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello
Tiefflug – for large ensemble (2011)
— ca. 14', WP Paris, October 20, 2011 —
audio
Excerpt from the world premiere – for the complete recording, see the download area
Commission of Ensemble Intercontemporain. World premiere by Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris, cond. Alejo Perez in Paris on October 20, 2011.

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Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

Two flutes, three clarinets, bassoon, two French horns, two trumpets, two trombones, tuba, two percussionists, piano, harp, and double bass
NeandertalerRocketUniversalmusik – for a doublepiano performer (2009/10)
— ca. 32', WP Dresden, November 4, 2010 —
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World premiere by Martin Grütter, doublepiano in Dresden on November 4, 2010.

Detailed instrumentation:

piano, keyboard, voice (one player)
sacred river A L P H 's meanders mazy mad & measureless – for 13 instruments (2007, rev. 2009)
— ca. 10', WP Berlin, October 13, 2007 —
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Excerpt from the world premiere of the second version – for the complete recording, see the download area
World premiere by Ensemble Ligatura, cond. Ferenc Gabor in Berlin on October 13, 2007.

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, trombone, piano, harpsichord, 2 violins, viola, cello, and double bass
Siebenkreiswerk – for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano (2008)
— ca. 10', WP Paris, October 24, 2008 —
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Ensemble of CNS Paris, cond. Mélisse Brunet
World premiere by an ensemble of CNS Paris, cond. Mélisse Brunet in Paris on October 24, 2008.

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Detailed instrumentation:

flute (also piccolo, alto), clarinet (Eb, Bb, Bass), violin, viola, cello, and piano
Mandala Mossad – for nine wind instruments, three percussionists, and piano (2008)
— ca. 6', recorded in april 2008, by Ensemble Intercontemporain, cond. Susanna Mälkki —
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Ensemble intercontemporain, rehersal runthrough, Paris 2008
recorded in april 2008, by Ensemble Intercontemporain, cond. Susanna Mälkki

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Detailed instrumentation:

Two clarinets (1st Eb, Bb, 2nd Eb, Bb, Bass), two horns, two trumpets (both C, D), two Tenor-Trombones, one Contrabass-Tuba in C, three percussionists, piano
Die Sprache der Jongleure – for voice, ensemble and electronics, nebst einer Introduktion mit Barpiano-Accompagnement (2007/08)
— ca. 32', WP Berlin, June 25, 2008 —
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World premiere, Berlin 2008
World premiere by Claudia van Hasselt, voice, Meteor Ensemble, cond. Stefan Keller in Berlin on June 25, 2008.

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Detailed instrumentation:

Soprano, flute (also piccolo), trombone, percussion, keyboard, piano, violin, double bass
Die Sprache der Jongleure – version for voice and barpiano (2007)
— ca. 11', WP Wien, October 3, 2010 —
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Anna Hauf, voice, Mathilde Hoursiangou, piano, Salzburg 2011
World premiere by Anna Hauf, voice, Mathilde Hoursiangou, piano in Vienna on October 3, 2010.

Detailed instrumentation:

soprano, piano
Irak-Impressionen – for tape, Excerpt from »Die Sprache der Jongleure« (2008)
— 1', WP Berlin, July 5, 2011 —
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Stereo version
World premiere in Berlin on July 5, 2011.
STUPOR MUNDI UNCONCEALED – for electric guitar, piano, percussion, and keyboard (2006)
— ca. 8', WP Berlin, February 4, 2007 —
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Berlin 2006
Commission of Institut für Neue Musik Berlin. World premiere by Ensemble klangexekutive, cond. Titus Engel in Berlin on February 4, 2007.

Publisher:

Edition Meteor

Detailed instrumentation:

electric guitar, piano, percussion, keyboard (live electronics)
Irrgarten Lichtgarten – for flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano, harp, and percussion (2006)
— ca. 12', WP Berlin, December 17, 2006 —
World premiere by cond. Premil Petrovic in Berlin on December 17, 2006.
Der Meister der Geister – for piano and electronics (2004/05)
— ca. 15', WP Berlin, January 30, 2005 —
World premiere by Arno Waschk, piano in Berlin on January 30, 2005.
Wurzelstock-Sonate – for piano (2003)
— ca. 30', incomplete performance in january 2004, Burghausen —
incomplete performance in january 2004, Burghausen
Wie der Joe mit dem Motorrad in die Hölle fährt – for piano (2002)
— ca. 10', First Performance July 2002 Burghausen —
First Performance July 2002 Burghausen
gleich einem roten Mond, der in die Tiefe stürzt – for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2000, rev. 2001)
— ca. 7', WP Weikersheim, August 18, 2001 —
World premiere by Ensemble EST!EST!!EST!!! in Weikersheim on August 18, 2001.

Gelegenheitswerke

Hindukusch – for band and ensemble (2017)
— ca. 5', together with Squintaloo and Zafraan, WP Berlin, October 14, 2017 —
World premiere by Zafraan Ensemble + Squintaloo in Berlin on October 14, 2017.

Publisher:

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Detailed instrumentation:

Band: two electric guitars, electric bass, drum set. Ensemble: flute, clarinet, sax, harp, synth, violin, cello, double bass
SCHWELBRANDSOUNDTRACK – Metakomposition für Konzertveranstalter und Lautsprecher (2011)
— ca. 30', together with Filip Caranica und Iannis Xenakis, WP Berlin, July 5, 2011 —
World premiere in Berlin on July 5, 2011.
Best Schumann Ever – audio/video document (2009/10)
— 5'04'', superhuman interpretation of Robert Schumann\'s "Presto Passionato" WoO 5/2 —
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Götter, Geister, Himmelsmaschinen – music theatre for actors and electronics (2009)
— ca. 16', text by Vera Mailänder, WP Stuttgart, February 21, 2009 —
World premiere in Stuttgart on February 21, 2009.
Indra Medusa Caligula 0 – improvisation piece for piano (2008/09)
— ca. 20', WP Berlin, February 8, 2009 —
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World premiere by Martin Grütter, piano in Berlin on February 8, 2009.
Indra Medusa Caligula I – improvisation piece for hyper-piano (2007)
— ca. 8', WP Karlsruhe, June 24, 2007 —
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World premiere by Martin Grütter, Keyboard in Karlsruhe on June 24, 2007.