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INTERVIEWS, DOCUMENTATION ...
YouTube Channel
SoundCloud
Gregory Gan Radio Interview
The Theory of Happiness / 4'33"
CiTR FM Vancouver
2 December 2013
Feature about Plainsound Music Edition
by Friederike Kenneweg
SWR2 JetztMusik
11 November 2013
a live interview with Bob Gilmore
Klub Katarakt / Kampnagel, Hamburg
VAMH Presentation 34
1 February 2013
a recent review
by Harald Borges
Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik
29 November 2012
a feature about my music
by Thomas Groetz
Bayerischer Rundfunk
20 February 2012
53'39"
a feature about my music
by Anna Bromley and Jeremy Woodruff
Lautstrom on reboot.fm
16 June 2010
59'58"
an interview by Daniel Vezza (2009)
a feature about my music
by Matthias Entress
DeutschlandRadio
29 April 2008
56'32"
short video documentations :
wave piano scenery player 6'00"
AUTOMAT 3'52"
Magister Zacharias 3'40"
reminded again 4'13"
Wonderful Scatter 5'27"
Change in your pocket 2'32"
RECENT WORK ...
Les Duresses (2014) LP/download from
care of editions
Swing in sweetest summer (2013) glissando flute
and computer
12'-15'
31-Limit Helmholtz-Ellis Calculator (2012/14)
accidentals and ratios to cents
additive synth for microtonal MIDI playback
MacOS MaxMSP package:
zip archive (update 3.6.2014)
Lying in the grass, river and clouds (2012) chamber concerto for piano
and 14 instruments
ca. 40'
Jean-Philippe Rameau (2012) any three sustaining instruments ca. 10'
Garden Songs (2009/12)
music about a text by Wolfgang Betke
dobro, alto flute or bass recorder,
percussion, prerecorded voice
9'
LOSS & GAIN (2011)
scenery / edition of 7 double LP vinyl dub plates
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
>web video 7'
ERIK SATIE Vexations INTONATION (2011) 3 instruments (open) open
Kaleidoskop für Gerd Lünenbürger (2011) string ensemble 3'
Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery (2011) string quartet 30'
November 15, 1935 - Leaving Santa Barbara (2007)
based on a sketch by Harry Partch
solo male Intoning Voice and Violin
with spoken voice aside
6'
John Jenkins (2001/11) 6 instruments (open),
2 manual harpsichord in Just Intonation
15'
Epistolae Cucumeris (2010)
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
artist edition
wave piano scenery player (2010)
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
CD from Maria de Alvear
World Edition
String Quartet 2
(Cucumber Variation)
(2010)
2 violins, viola, cello 35'
Hairy Hippy Happy (2006/10) double horn, tenorbass trombone,
5-valve F-tuba
15'
Father’s suit and watch (2009)
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
based upon the song “House Carpenter”
by Clarence Ashley
live video ballet in ten tableaux with
Prologue, Entr’acte and Epilogue
>> watch a short trailer
54'

4'20"




Tristan, Isolde (2009) 2 pianos 2'
SOLOS
Swing in sweetest summer (2013) glissando flute
and computer
12'-15'
Sei Bach-Intonazioni per
Violino Solo, IIA
(2010)
violin
Sei Bach-Intonazioni per
Violino Solo, IA
(2010)
violin
2nd WAKE (for Bob) (2009) Fokker Organ in 31-tone temperament
(2 versions)
11'
Erbsen (2009) recorders and prerecorded track 10'
1. Tarantella
2. Saraband
3. Menuet
4. Ricercar
5. Anglaise
6. Courante
Hairy Hippy Happy #2 (2008)
computer intonation
sampled and filtered
Indian sruti box
11'45"
eudaimonia (2009)
composed jointly with Stefan Bartling
piano 5'
Berlin street scenes (2008) field recording 10'
wave piano scenery player (2007)
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
scenery with paintings, piano,
pianist, computer, loudpeakers
18h
1. WAKE for JIM computer-piano 5'
2. to Damascus live-piano 30'
reminded again (2007)
music scenery with accordion
accordion and recorded
electronic tones
72'
reminded again (2007)
music scenery with harmonium
harmonium and recorded
electronic tones
72'
Wonderful Scatter (2005)
music scenery with tuba
6-valve F tuba with valve-sensors
computer and loudspeaker
104'
from Les Duresses:
a book of music in Just intonation
(2004)
1. Intonation after Morton Feldman #1 violin circa 10'
2. Intonation after Morton Feldman #2 violin circa 10'
3. Two Commas violin circa 10'
Artificial Music for Machines (2002) MIDI-output acoustic piano with live
computer generated tuned sinewaves
11'
John Jenkins (2001/11) 2 manual harpsichord in Just Intonation 15'
4 piano inventions (1999) piano 9'
1.
2.
3.
4.
For Magister Zacharias (1997) amplified Steinway piano mechanism 10'
for solo voice (1997) soprano 8'
Change in your pocket (1997) amplified bowed string instrument
and delay
12'
Nocturne (1996) piano 7'
2 piano studies (1995) piano 9'
DUOS
Composition for La Monte Young,
February 2010
2 players
twice the same instrument
Tristan, Isolde (2009) 2 pianos 2'
in the valley (2008)
(for Stefan and Säde)
violin and voice 1'05"
Claudius Ptolemy (2008) violin and cello 4'
November 15, 1935 - Leaving Santa Barbara (2007)
based on a sketch by Harry Partch
solo male Intoning Voice and Violin
with spoken voice aside
6'
wave piano scenery player (2007)
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
scenery with paintings, piano,
pianist, computer, loudpeakers
18h
3. wave scenery duo for computer and pianist 17h 30'
WAKE for JIM (2007) pianist and player-piano 5'
reminded again (2007) 2 harmoniums in unison
and recorded electronic tones
72'
from Les Duresses:
a book of music in Just intonation
(2004)
4. Duas Quintas 2 violins circa 15'
YOU MAY NOT WANT TO BE HERE
(after Bruce Nauman)
(2000)
composed jointly with Matteo Fargion
recorded voices, prepared piano,
electric and/or acoustic violins
31'
For Michael Baker (Composition for High Trumpet
and Bass Drum, 1996)
trumpet, bass drum 3'
3 Chorales for Harry Partch (1993) retuned violin and viola 6'
ENSEMBLE
Lying in the grass, river and clouds (2012) chamber concerto for piano
and 14 instruments
ca. 40'
Jean-Philippe Rameau (2012) any three sustaining instruments ca. 10'
Garden Songs (2009/12)
music about a text by Wolfgang Betke
dobro, alto flute or bass recorder,
percussion, prerecorded voice
9'
ERIK SATIE Vexations INTONATION (2011) 3 instruments (open) open
Kaleidoskop für Gerd Lünenbürger (2011) string ensemble 3'
Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery (2011) string quartet 30'
Preludio: Les Quintes Justes
Pythagoras Drawing (I)
Harmonium for Claude Vivier
Harmonium for Ben Johnston
Pythagoras Drawing (II)
Al naharot Bavel (2010) contralto, basso, adapted viola,
horn, trombone, tuba
5'
Hairy Hippy Happy (2006/10) double horn, tenorbass trombone,
5-valve F-tuba
15'
String Quartet 2
(Cucumber Variation)
(2010)
2 violins, viola, cello 35'
Cucumber Serenades (2009)
(Gurkenlieder)
solo violin, violin choir
electronics
30'
Garden Songs (2009)
music about a text by Wolfgang Betke
dobro, alto flute, percussion,
prerecorded voice track
9'
Erbsen (2009) recorders and prerecorded track 10'
1. Tarantella
2. Saraband
3. Menuet
4. Ricercar
5. Anglaise
6. Courante
De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine (2008) viola, adapted viola, cello
each player also singing
8'
reminded of charlemagne palestine (2007) violin, cello, piano 25'
Spectral Canon No. 1
(for James Tenney)
(2005)
12 contrabasses 10'
Henrys Cowbell DJ & Strike (2004)
music scenery
5 percussionists and computer-
generated electronic tones
45'
John Jenkins (2001/11) 6 instruments (open),
2 manual harpsichord in Just Intonation
15'
Johann Sebastian Bach RICERCAR
Musikalisches Opfer 1
(2001/11)
composed jointly with Wolfgang von Schweinitz
3 parts (open),
computer sounds
open
‘Hope’ (2000)
text : Philostratus (the elder)
English translation : Christian Wolff
male and female voices, bass flute,
clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano
8'
Idyllily (2000)   composed jointly with
Martin Arnold, John Oswald, Richard Wagner
11 solo strings and optional voices 13'
Backyard summer patio (1999) bass clarinet, percussion, piano 9'
Three Fleshy Loves (1998) clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano 19'
#1
#2
#3
Everlasting sweet peas (1998) 3 violins 10'
1. Tarantella
2. Saraband
3. Menuet
4. Ricercar
5. Anglaise
6. Courante
Modernes Kaufhaus (1998/2010) clarinet/bass cl, trombone, cello, muted piano 11'
1. Swabian Queen
2. Rathaus
3. König X
Trio for piano violin cello (1998)
tuned in Just Intonation
17'
You & Mr Mason (1997) 11 piano players
no previous experience required
10'
Mein Mantel ist weg (1997) piano, amplified clavichord, violin,
soprano/alto sax, whistling, electric bass
10'
Quiet Winter (1996) violin solo and ensemble 20'
pier (1996)
composed jointly with John Oswald
ship’s horns 5'
Beautiful city (1994) string quartet 10'
OPERA
Father’s suit and watch (2009)
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
based upon the song “House Carpenter”
by Clarence Ashley
video ballet in ten tableaux with
Prologue, Entr’acte and Epilogue
54'
New shoes, without laces (1998)
text / video : Nicolás Fernández
female voice, accordion,
violin, cello, percussion
23'
An Opera (1997)
based on a text by Emmett Williams
composed jointly with Matteo Fargion
male and female voices,
violin and marimba
(or clavichord)
3h 15'
VIDEO
Father’s suit and watch (2006/8)
Marc Sabat / Lorenzo Pompa
remix : Michael Hynes
video ballet 51'39"
AUTOMAT (1999/2007)
music : Marc Sabat video : Peter Sabat
music scenery for 2 violins
video and field recording
14'
Three for Magister Zacharias (1997/2002)
music : Marc Sabat video : Peter Sabat
videotaped performance at
Skywalker Sound, Marin County California
25'
Change in your pocket (1997/2002)
music : Marc Sabat video : Nicolás Fernández
DVD realization : Peter Sabat
videotaped performance at
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
12'
WRITING
31-Limit Helmholtz-Ellis Calculator (2012)
accidentals and ratios to cents
additive synth for microtonal MIDI playback
MacOS MaxMSP package:
zip archive 26.12.2012
Shadings in the Chromatic Field (2012) text for Musiktexte, May 2012 29 pages
Stay Still / Still Stehn (2011) text for Positionen, October 2011 4 pages
Some Reflections about
Sound, Music and Art
(2010)
text for Positionen, July 2010 2 pages
On Ben Johnston’s Notation and
the Performance Practice of
Extended Just Intonation
(2009)
monograph for Ben Johnston
and Sylvia Smith
11 pages
The Helmholtz-Ellis Font (2011)
cross-platform Unicode font
for microtonal JI accidentals
zip archive
An algorithm for real-time
harmonic microtuning
(2008)
paper presented at the congress
on Sound and Music Computing
10 pages
Three Crystal Growth Algorithms in
23-limit constrained Harmonic Space
(2007)
based on an article by James Tenney
published in MusikTexte 112 and
in Contemporary Music Review
(vol 27 part I 2008)
26 pages
Towards an Expanded Definition of
Consonance: Tuneable Intervals on
Horn, Tuba and Trombone
(2006)
Marc Sabat & Robin Hayward 50 pages
Double Horn in Bb and F:
tuning in Just Intonation
(2005)
11 pages
Natural Harmonics on Cello and Violin (2005) 4 pages
The Extended Helmholtz Ellis JI Pitch Notation
English text (2005)
Deutsche Fassung : Natalie Pfeiffer
22 pages
Helmholtz Ellis JI Pitch Notation
Introduction and Legend
(2005/9)
version with accidentals up to 23-limit
Marc Sabat & Wolfgang von Schweinitz 4 pages
Johann Sebastian Bach RICERCAR
Musikalisches Opfer 1 INTONATION :
an experimental application of
Extended Rational Tuning
(2003)
16 pages
PLAINSOUND MUSIC EDITION  cc2013

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