gunnar geisse

Concerts, tours and festivals throughout Europe, the Near & Mid East, and the USA. 
Some of the many wonderful musicians, orchestras, conductors and composers with whom I was able to work may be mentioned here.


Collaborations
Eivind Aarset
Jan Bang
Richard Barrett
Jaap Blonk
Peter Brötzmann
Marc Ducret
Phil Durrant
Bill Elgart
eRikm
Pierre Favre
Vinko Globokar
Barry Guy
Franz Hautzinger
Deborah Henson-Conant
Peter Jacquemyn
Jason Kahn
Joëlle Léandre
Thomas Lehn
Michael Lentz
George Lewis
Phil Minton
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
David Moss
Günter Müller
Olga Neuwirth
Lauren Newton
Phill Niblock
Mary Oliver
Evan Parker
William Parker
Adam Pierończyk
John Russell
Giancarlo Schiaffini
Ignaz Schick
Ed Schuller
Elliott Sharp
Markus Stockhausen
Tadeusz Sudnik
Mike Svoboda
Gary Thomas
Sarah Washington/Knut Aufermann
Michael Wertmüller
Wu Wei
Xu Fengxia


Orchestras
– Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
– Bavarian State Opera Orchestra / Bavarian State Orchestra
– Munich Philharmonic
– Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO/SWR)
– Württemberg State Orchestra Stuttgart
– Munich Philharmonic (string trio)
– State Theatre Orchestra on Gärtnerplatz Munich (1995-2015)
– Munich Symphony Orchestra
– Philharmonic State Orchestra Mainz
– Wuerttemberg Philharmonic Reutlingen
– Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra
– Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra

– Broadway Musical Company New York
– GIO Orchestra (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra)
– ICP Orchestra (Instant Composers Pool, Amsterdam)
– ICI Ensemble (International Composers & Improvisers)
- Sirius String Quartet


Conductors
Stefan Asbury
Paul Daniel
Peter Eötvös
Johannes Kalitzke
Franck Ollu
Lothar Zagrosek


Choir & Orchestra (Live-)Processing
– Hotel zur Ewigen Lampe
Michael Lentz
Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig speaking choir
Donaueschingen Festival
– Avenir
Nicolaus Richter de Vroe
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Johannes Kalitzke, musica viva
– Anniversary Celebration of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
For the 60-year-old anniversary celebration of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich
Improvisations with soloists of the orchestra
– De Profundis
based on Missa Sacra from Robert Schumann
Gregor Hübner
Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Württembergischer Kammerchor
– Gutenberg
opera, stage direction: Martina Veh, composition: Volker David Kirchner
electronic adaptations of the St John Passion and the Mass in B minor by J. S. Bach 
Theater Erfurt opera choir, philharmonic orchestra Erfurt
cooperation with Thüringer Bachwochen
– L’Olimpiade
music theatre with music from Vivaldi to Offenbach, stage direction: Martina Veh
baroque ensemble, live electronics
production of Bayerische Theaterakademie, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München


Composers, Compositions
Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story (and about 20 other musicals & operettas)
Hans-Jürgen von Bose, Salut für Billy Pilgrim
Hans-Jürgen von Bose, Schlachthof 5
John Cage, Five
Friedrich Cerha, Onkel Präsident
Peter Maxwell Davies, The Lighthouse
Hanns Eisler, Suite for Orchestra No.2 "Niemandsland" op.24
Hanns Eisler, Suite for Orchestra No.5 "Dans les rues" op.34
Fred Frith, The As Usual Dance Towards the Other Flight to What is Not
Vinko Globokar, Eisenberg
Vinko Globokar, Zlom
Gérard Grisey, Les Espaces Acoustiques
Barry Guy, Gaia
Barry Guy, Stringers
Barry Guy, Switch
Wolfgang Heisig, HABseligkeiten
Wolfgang Heisig, Ringparabel-Phonie
Hans Werner Henze, Elegie für junge Liebende
Michael Hirsch, anlaufen aufschwingen abstürzen
Tom Johnson, Canon
Helmut Lachenmann, Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern
Michael Lentz, Hotel zur Ewigen Lampe [Donaueschingen Festival 2014]
Michael Lentz/Uli Winters, Boxgesang [performance art, musica viva 2008]
Michael Lentz/Uli Winters, Zurück [performance art, Donaueschingen Festival 2007]
Michael Lentz/Zoro Babel, arance dal marocco [concert-installation art, Donaueschingen Festival 2002]
George Lewis, Endless Shout
George Lewis, The Shadowgraph Series: Compositions for Creative Orchestra
Anestis Logothetis, Katarakt
Anestis Logothetis, Kulmination
Anestis Logothetis, Verkettungen
Chico Mello, çnad-danza
Olga Neuwirth, Who Am I ?
Olga Neuwirth, No more
Phill Niblock, Sethwork
William Parker, Winter Sun Crying
Henry Purcell/Ammer & Hess, Dido & Aeneas
Ariel Ramirez, Misa Criolla [mass]
Nicolaus Richter de Vroe, Avenir
Josef Anton Riedl, hängenbleiben, sich drehen, mahlen, (durch)hecheln, Geäst
Gioachino Rossini, Der Barbier von Sevilla – Il barbiere di Siviglia
Giancarlo Schiaffini, Ensemble Works I-III
Iris ter Schiphorst, My Sweet Latin Lover
Dieter Schnebel, Majakowskis Tod – Totentanz
Gerhard Stäbler, Hart auf hart
James Tenney, Water on the Mountain...Fire in Heaven
James Tenney, Septet
Giuseppe Verdi, Falstaff
Lois V Vierk, Go Guitars
Kurt Weill, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
Kurt Weill, Die Dreigroschenoper Suite
Jörg Widmann, Duell
Christian Wolff, Exercises
Fredrik Zeller, Mal Strom – mal kein Strom
Fredrik Zeller, Wachstum
Fredrik Zeller, Zaubern
Udo Zimmermann, Die wundersame Schustersfrau


Festivals & Venues
Donaueschingen Festival
Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik
International Festival for Experimental Music Munich
musica viva Munich
Munich Biennale
Munich Opera Festival
Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts
MDR Musiksommer Festival
Atlantisches Festival Rheinland-Pfalz
Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Internationale Festspiele Baden-Württemberg
Schwetzingen SWR Festival
Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Internationales Bodenseefestival
International theater festival Spielart
Staatsoper Stuttgart (Stuttgart State Opera)
National Theatre Munich
Bavarian State Opera
Residenz Theatre
Cuvilliés Theatre
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (State Theatre at Gärtnerplatz)
Prinzregententheater (Prince Regent Theatre)
Kampnagel Hamburg
Academy of Arts, Berlin
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of the World‘s Cultures), Berlin
Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Swiss
STEIM (Studio for Electro Instrumental Music) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stockholm Jazz Festival, Sweden
Audio Art Festival Krakow, Poland
Jazz Jantar, Gdansk, Poland
Gdynia Summer Jazz Days, Poland
Warsaw Jazz Festival, Poland
Bucharest Jazz Festival, Romania
Sibiu Jazz Festival, Romania
Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, France
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Glasgow, Scotland
Ronnie Scott‘s, London
Blue Note Café, Beirut, Lebanon
Knitting Factory, New York City
CBGB, New York City
ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn NYC


Teaching and Research
– Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and Münchner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik, Symposium: 
   Musik im digitalen Zeitalter. „Die digitale Revolution der Musik“ (Harry Lehmann), 2018
– Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Symposium: Calculation and Aesthetics. Relations between art 
   and mathematics. Lecture: The Spectral Sound Space. Structure and Image, 2015
– Bern University of the Arts, Y Institute, Webinar Contemporary Arts Practice, 2012
– The LISZT SCHOOL of Music Weimar, Department of Contemporary Music, Master class Electric Guitar & 
   Electronics, 2011
– University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Jazz Institute, Master class Workshop/Seminar 
   Computer & Improvisation, Microtonalism & Spectral Harmony, 2011
– Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute for Experimental Physics, WE-Heraeus Physics 
   Summer School, Lecture Structure Formation in Music, 1995
– Munich Guitar Institute (MGI) in Munich and Cologne, 1985-1992


Awards
– STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) GiantSteps, Amsterdam 2014
– 2000-2001 composition stipendium from the Academy Schloss Solitude (juror: Hans Zender)
– The 2001 Munich music grant with the ensemble Go Guitars 
– The 1995 Munich music award   





Media

Online
2018 Gunnar Geisse "Berlin Solo", Live Performance Video @KulturBrauerei PANDA Theater Berlin - Jazz & Experimental Label Nights
2017 Gunnar Geisse 2 Electronica Videos "BACH BEATS - BACH goes Electronica" + "Hackfresse - shitface [404 - pop pop pop pop]"
2015 Gunnar Geisse "New York Solo", for Jeff Wall, solo performance video, Audio to MIDI, @ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn NYC
2013 Gunnar Geisse "Let The Others Play", 2 videos of sound processing performances w/Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Marc Ducret
2013 Gunnar Geisse "This live event is over.", online video installation, open form series
2013 Gunnar Geisse "I WENT to the Museum of Modern Art", music video series
2012 Gunnar Geisse "MAY I ERASE ONE OF YOUR DRAWINGS" (laptop)


CDs Solo
2018 Gunnar Geisse "THE WANNSEE RECORDINGS" - laptop guitar solo, double CD, NEOS [Awarded "The Best of Contemporary 
        Classical and Academic Avant-garde TOP 10 of 2018"]
2011 Gunnar Geisse "MAY I ERASE ONE OF YOUR DRAWINGS" (laptop)
2010 V/A "I NEVER META GUITAR (Solo Guitars For The 21st Century)" curated by Elliott Sharp; 
        Gunnar Geisse "The Day Rauschenberg Met de Kooning" (laptop guitar), clean feed records
2007 Gunnar Geisse "MEtA AtƎM" (electric guitar/bass, signal processing, field recordings, voice), creative sources recordings
2000 Gunnar Geisse "AtƎM" (electric guitar), NYX


CDs Ensembles, Bands
2018 ICI ENSEMBLE & Phil Minton "Say Yes. Till No.", NEOS
2017 muenchenNeus, G.Geisse, A.Kaun, U.Schindler "GAU+SUPERGAU", 2 CD-R, record label tba
2017 Ove Volquartz, Udo Schindler, Gunnar Geisse "arToxin", UNIT RECORDS
2017 ALTERNATIVE FACTS: Gunnar Geisse, Patrick Schimanski, Udo Schindler "Life is complex, it‘s beautiful, and ugly, and everything 
in between, and something beyond, colors we don‘t understand, colors we agree to, and colors we deny exist", UNIT RECORDS
2017 Matthias Müller, Udo Schindler, Gunnar Geisse "Quiet Notes & The Fascination of What‘s Complex", creative sources recordings
2017 Tadeusz Sudnik & His Friends In Art, double LP/CD, Audio Cave
2016 ICI ENSEMBLE & Peter Brötzmann "Beautiful Lies", NEOS/BR
2011 ICI ENSEMBLE & William Parker "Winter Sun Crying", NEOS/BR
2010 Achim Bornhöft/goguitars "Aceton", WERGO Contemporary Music Edition, German Music Council, Germany Radio
2010 Michael Lentz fünfleute "Immer Krisensitzung", Double Moon Records
2009 Claus Reichstaller, music to "Leichtes Spiel" Botho Strauß/Dieter Dorn Bavarian State Theater, Conception Records
2008 ICI ENSEMBLE & Olga Neuwirth "Who am I? No more", NEOS/BR
2007 ICI ENSEMBLE & George Lewis, PAO
2006 ICI ENSEMBLE "The Wisdom Of Pearls", PAO/BR
2005 SINGER PUR & Go Guitars "Electric Seraphim", K&K Verlagsanstalt Edition Kloster Maulbronn
2003 Maurice de Martin BERLIN JAZZ COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE "Transylvaniana", German Cultural Forum for Eastern Europe, CHAOS Rec.
2002 Marty Cook "Fractal Gumbo", TUTU records
2001 Adam Pieroñczyk "Digivooco" feat. Gary Thomas, PAO
2001 Michael Lentz & Go Guitars "ENDE GUT. Sprechakte", edition selene/BR
2000 Drum For Your Life "Glückmann", SamaraTone
1999 le petit chien "woof.", enja records
1997 Antoine Noah Band, Happy Media
1996 Micro Oper München, Friedrich Keil "EigenArt", austro mechana
1992 No Distance "different guitars", Outside Records
1992 V/A Brother Virus "Call It Anything" Campaign, verBra Records
1991 Brother Virus "Happy Hour" (live at Knitting Factory NYC & Munic Philharmonic), TUTU/enja records
1989 Orchestra Günther Salber, Thomas Eichenbrenner "Voyage Mélancholique", HR Records
1987/88 Gunnar Geisse "ballads", MGI records/Intercord  (CD & LP)


DVDs
2013 State Theatre Orchestra on Gärtnerplatz Munich, "Onkel Präsident" Friedrich Cerha, premiere recording by rfo & Deutschlandradio
2010 musica viva festival munich 2008, Michael Lentz/Uli Winters "Boxgesang über 12 Runden", NEOS/BR
2010 Munich Biennale, Christoph Reiserer "Some Work", concert installation, recording of the premiere performance
1989 "The Lighthouse", chamber opera by Peter Maxwell Davies, Theater Regensburg (VHS)


Radio Plays
2017 Jörg Diernberger "Synapsis", WDR, ca. 50 min.
2017 Ursula Scheidle "Train of Sound", composition NDR & ORF radio play, ca. 52 min.
2016 Michael Lentz "Diktate", composition (J.S. Bach St John Passion, electronic version) BR2 radio play, ca. 84 min.
2016 Gunnar Geisse, Michael Lentz, Michael Wertmüller "Art‘s Birthday, 100 Jahre Dada", Deutschlandradio Kultur, ca. 55 min.
2015 Jörg Diernberger "Gustave Flaubert La Tentation de saint Antoine", composition WDR3 radio play, ca. 54 min.
2014 Michael Lentz "Hotel zur Ewigen Lampe - operative Vorgänge. Eine Sprechplastik", SWR2 Donaueschinger Musiktage, ca. 30 min.
2013 Michael Lentz "Hiddensea", composition BR2 radio play, ca. 70 min.
2012 Uwe Dick "Sauwaldprosa", 12 episodes, director Michael Lentz, composition Gunnar Geisse, BR2 radio play, ca. 12 hours
2011 Ferdinand Kriwet "Rotor", Michael Lentz radio reading, Gunnar Geisse sampling, BR2 radio play, ca. 55 min.
2010 Michael Lentz, music to the BR2 radio play "Die ganz genaue Erinnerung", ca. 70 min.
2010 Gunnar Geisse "Zeitlupe", short radio play about the Tristan chord, SWR2, 2 min.
2007 Michael Lentz & Uli Winters "Zurück", SWR2 Donaueschingen Festival 2007, ca. 24 min.
2002 Michael Lentz & Zoro Babel "arance dal marocco", SWR2 Donaueschingen Festival 2002, ca. 15 min.


Book & CD
2001 Michael Lentz & Go Guitars "ENDE GUT. Sprechakte", edition selene/BR


Essay
combination tones & microtonal music:
Spektralharmonik, Klangphänomene und ihre Wahrnehmung als kompositorische Quelle und Weg zur Tonhöhengenese, 2006

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improvisation  composition  interpretation

laptop guitar    laptop    electric guitar   

concert guitar  banjo  mandolin  charango