Stäbler, Gerhard


STAGE WORKS

The Drift • [2012] | (Co-komposition mit Kunsu Shim)
dance theatre by Helge Letonja
for Ensemble and electronic playback
Fl. CL. Tr. Tbn. 2 Perc. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B. elektron. Zuspielung. Video.
World Premiere: 4.4.2012, Ludwigshafen
Duration: 60’
Sy. 4165

Erlöst Albert E. • [2011-12]
Music theatre
Text: Matthias Kaiser
Harvey (T). Albert E. (Spr. m. Vl). Herr/Frau von Möbius (Sch. St). Pit Brüderle (Bar). Fat Man & Little Boy (2 Tänzer). Joybubbles (Kns). Abraham (T). Hindel (S). Vater/Bräutigam (Bar). Brautvater (B). Brautmutter (Ks). Hochzeitsgesellschaft (Ballett)
Choir SATB (5. 5. 5. 5. or mehr) / 2 (Picc). 2. 2 (2 in B. 1 in Es). 2. / 4. 2. 2. 1. / Timp. 4 Perc. Hf. / 8. 6. 4. 3. 2.
World Premiere: Juni 2014, Ulm
Duration: full length
Sy. 4103

Madame la Peste • [2000/2001]
Music theatre in four acts
for singing solists, dancer, mixed Choir, Orchestra and Tape
Text: Matthias Kaiser nach Bruno Jasienski, Edgar Allan Poe, Claude Debussy
P‘an/Poe (T), Der Professor/Rorick (Bar), Lady Madeline, die Pest (Tänzerin), Tschen (Ms), Solomin (hoher T), Jeanette (S), Mr. Lingslay (T), Eleasar (B), Laval (Bar), Erster Weißer (T), Richter (je 3 Falsett- and B)
Choir SATB / 3 (3 Picc). 3. Eh. 3. BCL. 2. D.Bn. / 2. 2. 2. 1. / Timp. 2 Perc. Hf. / mind. 8. 6. 4. 4. 2. / Tape.
World Premiere: 16.4.2002, Duisburg
Duration: full length
Sy. 3525 // Score / CLa. / Vx. / Tape.

[voix (time)] • [1997-98]
Multimedia project in cooperation with the composers Suyeon Hong, Vadim Karassikov, Ernst-August CLötzke, Jeffrey Kowalkowski, Michael Maierhof, Michael Oesterle, Kunsu Shim, Amnon Wolman and video artists Heiko Daxl, Hartmut Jahn and Veit-Lup
6 S. / CL (BCL, Sax ad lib.). Tbn. Acc. Pno. Perc. Vl. D.B. Tape. Video.
Material on request
World Premiere: 1.8.1999, Darmstadt
Duration: 80’
Sy. 3449

CassandraComplex • [1993/94] 
Music theatre according to „Kassandra” by Christa Wolf
Text: Hanns-Werner Heister according to Christa Wolf
Kassandra (S), Kassandra-Stimme (A), Myrine / Polyxena (S), Marpessa (Ms), Penthesilea (Ms), Hekuba (A), Aineas / Anchises (Bar), Panthos / Paris (T), Achill/Eumelos (T), Priamos / Agamemnon (B), Hektor (Bar)
Choir SATB / 2 (Picc). 2. Eh. 2. BCL. 2. D.Bn. / 4. 2. 2. 2. / 4 Perc . Hf. 2 Pno. / 14. 12. 8. 6. 4.
World Premiere: 29.4.2000, Wiesbaden
Duration: full length
Sy. 3224

Sünde. Fall. Beil. • [1990/91] 
royal Opera in five acts
Text: Andreas F. J. Lechner; nach Alexandre Dumas d. Ä. (Catherine Howard)
Suzette Hauenstein/Hofdame (Ks), König Heinrich (B), Graf Edmand von Edelholz (T), Staatsekretär de Miette/Herr Lederer/Erster Ministrant/Erster Höfling (Bar), Leibarzt (Professor)/Twoter Ministrant/Twoter Höfling/Henker (T), Suzettes Freandin Anna/Forstin Margarete/Frau CLubatscheck (A), Herr Domini/Dritter Höfling/Das Krokodil (Bar), Kardinal/Richter/Fourter Höfling (B), Leibwächter (Bar), Königlicher Zwerg (Spr) / Statisten: HoBnesellschaft, Volk
1 (Picc). 1 (Eh). 1 (BCL). 1 (D.Bn). / 1. 1. 1. 1. / CLav (Cem. Cel). Acc. Hf. 3 Perc / Str. / Tape (4 K).
World Premiere: 16.5.1992, Munich
Duration: full length
Sy. 3121

ORCHESTRA WORKS

WALLS • [2010]
for six SPLASH-Percussionists and Orchestra
6 Perc. / 3. 3. 3. 2. / 4. 4. 3. 1. / 5 Perc. / Hf (or piano). / 6. 4. 3. 2. 1. (or similar)
World Premiere: 2.7.2010, Bochum
Duration: 22’
Sy. 4107

... vom Anfang im Ende ... • [2010]
for Soprano solo, Countertenor, Bass, Percussion, Organ, Choir and Orchestra
Text: Alexander Jansen and Hermann Schneider
S. Ct. B. Perc. / Choir SATB (5. 4-5. 6. 6.) / 1 (Picc). 1 (Eh). 1 (BCL.) 1. / 1. 2. 2. 1. / 3 Perc. Hf. Org. / 6. 4. 3. 3. 2.
World Premiere: 13.10.2010, Würzburg
Duration: 25’
Sy. 4108

Winde – Entlang des Hanges • [2008-09]
for Flute solo and Ensemble or Orchestra
Blfl. / 1 (Picc). 1 (Eh). 1 (BCL). 1 (D.Bn). / 1. 1. 1. 1. / 1 Perc. Hf. / mind. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
World Premiere: 14.6.2009, Bochum
Duration: 24’
Sy. 3971

SAPPHO TRILOGIE • [2006-2008]
Music for Sopranoo, Choir, shared Orchestra and playback
Text: Sappho
S. / Choir SATB (14. 11. 10. 10.) / 4. 4. 4. 5 (D.Bn). / 6. 5. 4. 1. / 2 Timp. 3 Perc. Hf. Pno. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6. / Tape.
World Premiere: 25.4.2008, Duisburg
Duration: 46’
Sy. 3759

el camino – una fiesta – el camino? • [2007]
for Accordion and Ensemble or Orchestra
Acc.
Ensemble Version: 1 (Picc.). 1. 1. BCL. Ssax. 1 (D.Bn.) / 1. 1. 1. 0. / Perc. / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. / Orchestra Version: 2-4 (2-4 Picc.). 2-4. 2-4. 2-4 (2-4 D.Bn.). / 2-4. 2-3. 2-3. 0. / 2 Perc (BTimp, TTimp). / 7-12. 6-10. 4-8. 4-6. 2-4.
World Premiere: 3.12.2007, Graz
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3810

TSUKI, SUBARU [Mond, Pleiaden] • [2005/06]
for Shô solo and Orchestra
Shô / 4 (Picc). 4 (Eh). 4 (BCL). 4 (D.Bn). / 4. 5. 4. 1. / Timp. 2 Perc. Hf. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6.
World Premiere: 31.1.2007, Duisburg
Duration: 21’
Sy. 3769

...day by day... • [2003-2004]
for two Percussion solists, three female vocal singers and big Orchestra
Text: Konstantin Kavafis
2 Perc. S. Ms. A. / 4 (2 Picc). 4. 4 (2 BCL). 5 (1 D.Bn). / 6. 5. 4. 1. / Timp. 3 Perc. Hf. Pno. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6.
World Premiere: 12.6.2004, Munich
Duration: 40’
Sy. 3600

Timescape • [2000-2001]
for Percussion and Orchestra
Perc. / 3 (Picc). 2. Eh (Ob). 2. BCL. 2. D.Bn. / 4. 3. 3. 1. / Timp (with co-instruments). 1 Perc. Hf. Pno. Acc. / 12. 10. 8. 6. 4.
World Premiere: 26.5.2002, Essen
Duration: 23’
Sy. 3534

energy•light•dream • [1999/2000]  
for Soprano, big Orchestra, Fernensemble with Baritone and Tape
Text: Heiner Müller „Ulyss”
S. / 3. 3. Eh. 3. BCL. 2. D.Bn. / 4. 3. 3. 1. / Timp. 2 Perc. / Pno. Hf. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6. / Tape (ad lib.).
Fernensemble: Bar solo. Fl (Picc). CL. Tbn. 3 Perc. Vla. Vc. D.B.
World Premiere: 7.7.2000, Vockerode/Dessau
Duration: 23’
Sy. 3486

Notebook • [1996-2000]
for Viola and Orchestra (or Ensemble)
Vla.
2. 2. 2. 2. / 4. 2. 2. 1. / Hf. Pno. Timp. 2 Perc / 8. 6. 4. 3. 2. (Version for Ensemble 4. 3. 2. 2. 2.)
World Premiere: 9.11.2003, Duisburg
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3512

Ausnahme.Zustand • [1998]
Musikalischer Diskurs über das Unheil der Automation
for Orchestra
2 (Picc). 2. 2. 2. / 4. 3. 3. 1. / Timp. 2 Perc. / Str.
World Premiere: 18.9.1998, Frankfurt
Duration: 30’
Sy. 3407

triumPF • [1993/94]
Kassandra-Studie
for brass orchestra
2. Picc. 1. 7. BCL. 2 Asax. Tsax. Barsax. 1. / 4. 3. 3. 2. Euph. / 3 Perc. / D.B.
World Premiere: 27.8.1994, Akiyoshidai
Duration: 10’
Sy. 3246

Co – wie Kobalt • [1989/90]
for Double Bass and Orchestra
D.B (el. amp.). / 3 (2 Picc). 2. Eh. 3. BCL. 2. D.Bn. / 4. 4. 4. 2. / 3 Perc. Pno. Acc. Hf. / 14. 12. 10. 8. 6. (wind instruments with acoustiv noise instr., optionally with 4 Perc; Hf., Acc. el. amp.)
World Premiere: 20.10.1991, Donaueschingen
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3104

Ruck- VERSCHIE(o)BEN Zuck- • [1986/88]
Orchestra plays (one in another) with obligate Accordion
Accordeon (or Harmonium) / 2 (Picc). 2 (Eh). 2 (BCL). 1 (D.Bn). / 2. 2. 1. 1. / 3 Perc. / 8. 6. 4. 3. 2.
World Premiere: 1989, Essen
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3088

ENSEMBLE WORKS (6 instruments and more)

...an mir... • [2012]
for four Trombones and four Percussionists
4 Tbn. 4 Perc.
The quartets for Trombones (...an mir... (1)) or for Percussionist (...an mir... (2)) may also be performed separately.  
World Premiere: 24.9.2012, Cologne
Duration: 14’
Sy. 4275

Nähte der Luft • [2010/11]
Music for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Piano, Violin, Violoncello, Percussion and speakers (ad lib.) according to a poem of  Serhiy Zhadan
Text: Serhiy Zhadan
Spr (ad lib). / Fl. Ob. CL (BCL). Perc. Pno. Vl. Vc.
World Premiere: 15.10.2011, Lviv
Duration: 18’
Sy. 4161

S.P.L.A.S.H. • [2010]
for 6 – 12 Percussionist
6 – 12 Perc.
World Premiere: 21.8.2010, Montepulciano
Duration: 10’
Sy. 4124

Hölderlins Frühling • [2010]
for seven Instrumentalists and Choir ad lib.
Choir SATB ad lib. / Fl (Picc). CL. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
Aus „vollkommen, eins (II)”.
Duration: 5’
Sy. 4143

Hölderlins Herbst I • [2010]
for seven Instrumentalists and Choir
Choir SATB / Fl (Picc). CL. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
Aus „vollkommen, eins (II)”.
Duration: 5’
Sy. 4145

Hölderlins Herbst II • [2010]
for seven Instrumentalists
Fl (Picc). CL. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
Aus „vollkommen, eins (II)”.
World Premiere: 4.9.2010, Oslip (Burgenland)
Duration: 5’
Sy. 4146

Hölderlins Sommer • [2010]
for seven Instrumentalists and Choir ad lib.
Choir SATB ad lib. / Fl (Picc). CL. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
Aus „vollkommen, eins (II)”.
World Premiere: 4.9.2010, Oslip (Burgenland)
Duration: 5’
Sy. 4144

Hölderlins Winter
• [2010]
for seven Instrumentalists and Choir ad libitum
Choir SATB / Fl (Picc). CL. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
Aus „vollkommen, eins (II)”.
World Premiere: 4.9.2010, Oslip (Burgenland)
Duration: 5’
Sy. 4147

demnach • [2010]
unfolded quartet for Horn solo and action groups with  Skateboards, truck mixers and vacuum cleaners (ad lib.)
according to a poem of Frank Schablewski
Hr. / Ensemble ad lib: 4 Perc (with truck mixers). 4 Skater. vacuum cleaner
Chamber Music Version for Horn solo without any additional actions. Every solists passage is in one room. If there is a possibility, vacuum cleaners can be used in part B-D.
World Premiere: 30.10.2011, Nürnberg
Duration: 22’
Sy. 4153

Aufschläge • [2010]
for Guitar quartet and big Guitar ensemble ad libitum
4 Guit. GuitEns ad lib.
World Premiere: 11.4.2010, Herne
Duration: 20’
Sy. 4093

AirBags • [2009]
Action for Ensemble, several groups of harmonicas (also Accordions) and breathing instruments
Fl. Ob. CL. Perc. Pno. Vl. Vla. Vc. / Mandharm or Acc (4 – 5 groups).
World Premiere: 24.11.2009, Augsburg
Duration: 12’
Sy. 4043 // Score / Vx.

Ferne / Nähe (I) • [2009]
for Piano, Percussion and string quartet
Pno. Perc. 2 Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 17.10.2009, Duisburg
Duration: 20’
Sy. 4024 // Score / Vx.

Schatten.Träume • [2008-09]
for seven Instrumentalists
CL. Bn. Hr. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
extrahiert aus dem Ensemblewerk „Luftspiegelungen”.
World Premiere: 29.8.2009, Linz
Duration: 10’
Sy. 4023

Zeichen • [2008]
three pieces for chamber orchestra
GEFÄHRLICHE RÄNDER. First piece; GRAUZONE(N). second piece; AUF MESSERS SCHNEIDE. Third piece
at least. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
three pieces are also separately performable.
World Premiere: 2010, Essen
Duration: 28’
Sy. 3968

Luftspiegelungen • [2008] 
A play for Seven
for Trumpet, Trombone, two Percussionist, Piano, E-Guitar and Violoncello
Tr. Tbn. 2 Perc. Pno. E-Guit. Vc.
World Premiere: 19.9.2008, Schwaz
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3951 // Score / Vx.

vidrio astillado • [2007]
for Piano four handed and String quartet
CL (4hd). 2 Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 6.10.2007, Dresden
Duration: 12’
Sy. 3809 // Score / Vx.

Time•Out • [2003] 
Instrumental theatre for two female vocal singers, Clarinet, Trombone, Violoncello, Accordion, Tape and Video
Text: according to Agnes Martin („Parable of the Equal Hearts”)
2 Vokalistinnen. CL. Tbn. Vc. Acc. Tape. Video.
World Premiere: 5.10.2003, Dresden
Duration: 35’
Sy. 3574 // Score / Vx. / Tape.

Plateau • [2003]
for Ensemble
CL. BCL. Ssax. Barsax. Hr. Tb. Acc (mit Zuspielung von einem Kassettenrecorder bzw. CD-Player). Mand. 2 Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 6.7.2003, Luxembourg
Duration: 19’
Sy. 3565 // Score / Vx. / tape.

white spaces • [2002]
for voice, String quartet and Video ad lib.
St. / 2 Vl. Vla. Vc. / Video
Video by Kyungwoo Chun (2006) on hire.
World Premiere: 11.5.2004, Leipzig
Duration: 33’
Sy. 3965 // Score / Vx.

...vanishing into silence... • [2002-2003]
for Violoncello solo and Ensemble
Vc.
Fl. CL. Hr. Tr. Tbn. D.B.
World Premiere: 10.2.2008, Munich
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3566

müd des festen... • [1999/2000]
for Ensemble and Tape (ad lib.)
CL. Tbn. 2 Perc. Key (or Cel. or CLav). Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B (5-s.). / Tape (ad lib.).
Das Stück ist eine Bearbeitung von „spatial ayres”.
World Premiere: 28.4.2000, Berlin
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3490

...ohne netz and doppelten boden... • [1999]
for Chamber ensemble
Ob. Eh. Tbn. Pno. Vla. Vc. D.B. Perc.
World Premiere: 30.9.1999, Dresden
Duration: 12’
Sy. 3464

kopflos • [1993] 
Kassandra-Studie for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello, Percussion and Piano
Fl. CL. Vl. Vc. Perc. Pno.
World Premiere: 30.10.1993, Schreyahn
Duration: 22’
Sy. 3203

Traum 1/9/92 • [1992]
for Soli and Ensemble
Ssax (CL). Vc. Pno.
Tbn. Hf. Acc. 2 Perc. 2 Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B.
Versions: Ensemblepart alone; Solo instruments alone, as Duos or as Trio.
World Premiere: 28.2.1993, Duisburg
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3165 // Score / Vx.

O Muro • [1992]
for Sopranoo, two Percussionist and Tape
Text: Pedro Tierra
S. 2 Perc (Metall, Holz, Eis). Tape (2 or 4 K).
World Premiere: 25.05.1993, Essen
Duration: 35’
Sy. 3191 // Score / Tape.

Den Müllfahrern von San Francisco • [1989/90, 1996]  
Version for seven Players by Michael Oesterle
Text: Angela Jackson
Fl (Picc, Afl). CL (BCL). Hr. Perc. Pno. Vl. Vc.
also see Version for seventeen Instruments.
World Premiere: 23.10.1996, Oslo
Duration: 13’
Sy. 3380

Affiliert • [1989/90]
for Flute (Picc.), Clarinet (BCL.), Trombone, Piano, Violin and Violoncello
Fl (Picc). CL (BCL). Tbn. Pno. Vl. Vc.
World Premiere: 1990, Bremen
Duration: 14’
Sy. 3079

Den Müllfahrern von San Francisco • [1989/90]  
Ein Akronym aus Erinnerungen an eine Reise
for Ensemble
Text: Angela Jackson
1. 1. 1. 1. / 1. 1. 2. 1. / 2 Perc. Pno. / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
also see Version for seven players.
World Premiere: 21.4.1990, Witten
Duration: 13’
Sy. 3086

fallen, fallen and liegen and fallen • [1988/89]  
songs to poems of Paul Celan for Sopranoo (or Ms. bzw. Alto), Accordeon, Tuba and Tape (4 K or 2 K)
S (or A). Acc. Tb. Tape (2-4 K).
World Premiere: 1989, Dresden
Duration: 30’
Sy. 3093 // Score / Tape.

CHAMBER MUSIC

...an mir... (1) • [2012]
for four Trombones
4 Tbn.
...an mir... (1) can be performed with ...an mir... (2) for four Percussionist simultaneously.
Sy. 4311

...an mir... (2) • [2012]
for four Percussionist
4 Perc.
...an mir... (2) can be performed with...an mir... (1) for four Trombones simultaneously.
Sy. 4312

(n)irgendwo • [2011]
Duo for Sopranoo saxophone (B) or Clarinet (B)
and Percussion
Duration: 12’
Sy. 4195

Schatten, smaragdfarben • [2011]
for Piano four handed
CLav (4hd).
World Premiere: 9.7.2011, Hamburg
Sy. 4177

A•Duo • [2010]
Fragments for Clarinet and Piano
CL. Pno.
World Premiere: 15.4.2010, Bielefeld
Duration: 12’
Sy. 4075

Ferne / Nähe (II) • [2009]
for Percussion and String quartet
Perc. 2 Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 7.11.2009, Vienna
Duration: 16’
Sy. 4025 // Score / Vx.

around • [2008]
for Piano and String Trio
Pf. Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 21.9.2008, Duisburg
Duration: variable
Sy. 3967

¿una línea ? • [2007-2008]
for three to five equal voices with percussion and keyboard instruments (ad lib,)
or for three to five voices, Percussion and Piano (or rather Harmonium or Accordeon)
World Premiere: 24.1.2009, Kelkheim-Ruppertshain
Duration: 12’
Sy. 3952 // Score / Vx.

Übungen der Annäherung • [2007]
Trio for Clarinet(s) or Saxophone(s), Percussion and Piano
CL (or Sax). Perc. Pno.
World Premiere: 4.10.2007, Dresden
Duration: 13’
Sy. 3811 // Score / Vx.

Pièces chaudes • [2005]
for Piano four handed
Clav (4hd).
World Premiere: 4.11.2005, Essen
Duration: 13’
Sy. 3966 // Score

Spuren • [1995]
for Saxophone quartet
Ssax. Asax. Tsax. Barsax.
World Premiere: 21.10.1996, Evreux
Duration: 22’
Sy. 3348 // Score

Beppu • [1994]
Thoughts on Three Haikus by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
for Trumpet and Percussion
Tr. Perc.
also see „Beppu II” for Trombone; more versions for Tuba and Percussion on request.
World Premiere: 25.8.1994, Akiyoshidai
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3240 // Score

Beppu II • [1994]
Thoughts on Three Haikus by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
for Trombone and Percussion
Tbn. Perc.
also see „Beppu” for Trumpet and Percussion.
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3499 // Score

...Abschiede... • [1993]
Kassandra-Study for Violin, Viola and Violoncello
Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 1993, Ravensburg
Duration: 25’
Sy. 3255

Die Nacht sitzt am Tisch • [1992] 
for Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (with additional instr.), voice, Synthesizer (or cassett recorder), scents
Text: Oswaldo de Camargo (O Estranho / Der Fremde)
CL. BCL. Vx. Synth (Kass-Rec). scents.
World Premiere: 17.3.1993, Wiesbaden
Duration: 15’
Sy. 3194

...im Spalier... • [1990]  
musical thoughts according to phantasies of John Bull and Don Carlo Gesualdo
for two Trumpets, Trombone, Horn and Tuba
2 Tr. Tbn. Hr. Tb.
World Premiere: 1990, Detmold
Duration: 5’
Sy. 3089

Zeitsprünge • [1990]
for Accordion and Percussion
Acc. Perc.
World Premiere: 1990, Digne-les-Bains
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3114 // Score

Oktober • [1989]
for Flute, Violin and Double Bass
Fl. Vl. D.B.
World Premiere: 1990, Berlin
Duration: 8’
Sy. 3091 // Score

Nachbeben and davor: • [1988/89]
for Violoncello (with Guiro) and Accordeon (with Waldteufel)
Vc (Guiro). Acc (Waldteufel).
World Premiere: 1989, New York
Duration: 18’
Sy. 3103 // Score

- auf dem Seil, auf scharf gespanntem Seil – • [1987/88]
for Flute, Violin, Trombone and Piano
Fl. Vl. Tbn. Pno.
World Premiere: 1988, Essen
Duration: 8’
Sy. 3090 // Score

...strike the ear... • [1987/88]
for String quartet
2 Vl. Vla. Vc.
World Premiere: 1988, Düsseldorf
Duration: 12’
Sy. 3070 // Score / Vx.

SOLO WORKS

... nicht einen Platz hat die Schönheit ... • [2011]
for Double Bass Clarinet
D.BCL.
World Premiere: 5.11.2011, Vienna
Duration: ‘’’‘‚
Sy. 4253 // Score

Ferne / Nähe (III) • [2009]
for Piano
Piano (or toy Pno).
World Premiere: 16.6.2011, Essen
Duration: 16’
Sy. 4048 // Score

Aber... • [2009]
A phantasy for Organ solo
Org.
World Premiere: 6.3.2010, Essen
Duration: 25’
Sy. 4070 // Score

Pièces chaudes • [2005]
Version for Piano two handed
Pno.
World Premiere: 21.4.2007, Essen
Duration: 13’
Sy. 3990 // Score

Internet 1.1 • [1996]
for Piano
Pno.
World Premiere: 11.7.1996, London
Duration: 5’
Sy. 3367 // Score

Dalí [1995/96] 
Música mágica para piano
Pno.
World Premiere: 12.9.1997, Duisburg
Duration: 33’
Sy. 3366 // Score

Radierung • [1995]
Music for Oboe
Ob.
World Premiere: 5.5.1996, Belfast
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3349 // Score

Zeichnung • [1995]
Solo for Flutes
Blfl (Sblfl. Ablfl. Tblfl. Bblfl).
World Premiere: August 1996, Akiyoshidai
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3350 // Score

...schloß die Augen, vor Glück... • [1993]
Kassandra-Studie for Guitar
Guit.
World Premiere: 19.11.1994, Essen
Duration: 22’
Sy. 3256 // Score

Schmerzprobe • [1993]
Kassandra-Studie for Viola
Vla.
World Premiere: 22.5.1993, Brighton
Duration: 18’
Sy. 3335 // Score

Palast des Schweigens • [1992/93]
Kassandra-Studie for Shô
Shô
World Premiere: 1994, Tokio
Duration: 35’
Sy. 3254 // Score

Traum 1/9/92 • [1992]
for Violoncello
Vc.
World Premiere: 22.10.1998, Weimar
Duration: 17’
Sy. 3383

Traum 1/9/92 • [1992]
for Soprano saxophone or Clarinet
Ssax (CL).
World Premiere: 19.10.1997, New York
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3381 // Score

Traum 1/9/92 • [1992]
for Piano
Pno.
World Premiere: 28.3.1993, Aikiyoshidai/Yamagutchi, Japan
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3382 // Score

Californian Dreams • [1986]
for Accordion
Lullaby (poisoned) – Shooting Stars – Soul Trap – Crack of Dawn
Acc.
World Premiere: 1986, Trossingen
Duration: 16’
Sy. 3120 // Score


VOCAL WORKS

Siebzehn Augenblicke • [2012]
for Sopranoo, Ensemble and audience (ad lib.)
Text: Durs Grünbein (two Haiku)
S. / 1. 1. 1. 1. / 1. 1. 1. 1. / Pno. / 3. 0. 1. 1. 1. (all Instr. with Knackfröschen) / 5-17 Player from the audience (extras), each with a Knackfrosch (ad lib.)
World Premiere: 24.11.2012, Düsseldorf
Duration: 21’
Sy. 4299 // Score / Vx.

schön.rein.hold • [2011/12]
for Tenor and Piano or other Solo instruments
T. Pno.
World Premiere: 30.9.2012, Wachtendonk
Duration: ‘’’‘‚
Sy. 4164 // Score

Chronosphères
• [2010]
Plays for Countertenor, Tuba, chamber ensemble and three – four Satellite ensembles (ad lib.)
Text: Wladimir Majakowski (Geige und ein wenig nervös)
Ct. Tb.
chamber ensemble: 1. 0. 1 (in B). 1. / 0. 1. 1. 1. / 4 Perc. Pno. / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
Satellitengruppen: I gemischt – II BlEns (incl. Perc) – III Str., GuitEns (incl. Perc) – IV BlEns (inCL. Perc).
World Premiere: 28.10.2010, Kaiserslautern
Duration: 52’
Sy. 4092 // Score / Vx.

Vollkommen, eins (I) • [2009/10]
for mixed Choir and eight Instrumentalists and scents
Choir SATB / Fl (Picc). CL. Hr. Tr. Tbn. Tb. 2 Perc.
Duration: 16-20‘. „vollkommen, eins” kann zusammen mit „UNIFON” von Kunsu Shim als Gemeinschaftskomposition unter dem Titel „CO-OP 1” auBneführt werden. Duration then: 35-40‘.
World Premiere: 13.3.2010, Bergen (Norway)
Duration: variable
Sy. 4088

vollkommen, eins (II) • [2009/10]
for seven Instrumentalists and Choir ad lib.
Choir SATB ad lib. / Fl (Picc). CL. Vl. Vla. Vc. D.B. Perc.
SpielDuration: 16-20‘
World Premiere: 14.5.2011, Venice
Duration: variable
Sy. 4142

...ins Offene... • [2008]
five songs for Sopranoo, Mezzo-sopranoo, Countertenor, Tenor, Baritonee and Bass
S. Ms. Ct. T. Bar. B.
...ins Offene... umfasst die folgenden fünf Gesänge, die auch einzeln auBneführt werden können: 1. Gesang: drei, four (S. Ct. T. Bar. B.; 5‘); 2. Gesang: wechselseitig (S. Ms. Bar.; 4‘); 3. Gesang: einen Ort erschaffen (Ct. T.; 3‘); 4. Gesang: zählen (S Ms. Ct. T. Bar. B.; 3‘); 5. Gesang: zulassen (B.;10‘)
World Premiere: 15.7.2008, Darmstadt
Duration: 25’
Sy. 3912 // Vx.

Papier. Wort. Tor Spur • [2007]
vertical music in reminiscence to Roberto Juarroz (1925-95)
for Vocal ensemble
Text: Gerhard Stäbler
16-22 St.
World Premiere: 7.7.2007, Kassel
Duration: 35’
Sy. 3808 // Score / Choir-P.

...and in diesem Blau eine Ahnung von Grün... • [2005/2006]  
for Soprano, Soprano saxophone, Trombone and big Orchestra
Text: Paul Auster: Facing the Music
S. Ssax. Tbn.
4 (Picc). 4. 4 (BCL). 4 (D.Bn). / 4. 4. 3. 1. / 2 Timp. 2 Perc. / 12. 10. 8. 6. 6.
World Premiere: 21.5.2006, Saarbrücken
Duration: 25’
Sy. 3735 // Score / Vx.

„]dazzling dawn[„ • [2005]
for Soprano solo and Ensemble
Text: Sappho
S.
1. 1. 1. 1. / 1. 1. 1. 1. / 2 Perc. Pno. / 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
World Premiere: 18.11.2005, Hannover
Duration: 12’
Sy. 3688 // Score / Vx.

spatial ayres • [1999/2000]
for Sopranoo, Ensemble and Tape
Text: Heiner Müller „Ulyss”
S. / CL. Tbn. 3 Perc. Vla. Vc. D.B. Tape (ad lib.).
also as Version with Baritonee. Also see „...müd des Festen...”. Work can be played simultaneously with „Strafkolonie”.
World Premiere: 7.7.2000, Vockerode
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3485 // Score / Vx. / carr.

Strafkolonie • [1999/2000]
for Baritonee and Tenor Drum, belted
Text: Franz Kafka, In der Strafkolonie
Bar (mit Perc).
„Strafkolonie” can be played simultaneously with „spatial ayres”.
World Premiere: 7.7.2000, Vockerode
Duration: 20’
Sy. 3491 // Score

Burning Minds • [1997]  
Music for twelve voices
Choir SATB (3. 3. 3. 3.)
World Premiere: 15.5.1998, Münster
Duration: 10’
Sy. 3404 // Score

Internet 3.1 (Fragment) • [1996-98]
for Mezzo-sopranoo (Alto), Clarinet and Percussion
Ms (A). CL. Perc.
World Premiere: 3.10.1998, Strasbourg
Duration: variabel
Sy. 3420 // Score

Internet 3.2 • [1995/96]
for Mezzo-sopranoo (Alto), Piano and Percussion
Ms (A). Pno. Perc.
World Premiere: 23.10.1996, Oslo
Duration: 34’
Sy. 3365 // Score

Apparat • [1994/95]
for Choir and Ensemble
Choir SATB (10. 9. 9. 8.) / CL (amp). D.B (amp). 3-6 Perc. Acc (amp).
World Premiere: 22.10.1995, Donaueschingen
Duration: 22’
Sy. 3288 // Score / Vx.

Ungaretti-Lieder • [1990]
for Mezzo-soprano (or Alto or Baritone) and 1-2 Percussionists
Text: Giuseppe Ungaretti
Ms. (or A or Bar). 1-2 Perc.
World Premiere: 1990, Wiesbaden
Duration: 10’
Sy. 3113 // Score

Gerhard Stäbler was born 1949 in Wilhelmsdorf, near Ravensburg in southern Germany. In 1968 he enrolled in the composition program at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie in Detmold and continued his education at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen, where he studied with Nicolaus A. Huber (composition) and Gerd Zacher (organ).

The Cornelius Cardew Memorial Prize (1982) was the first in a series of awards, prizes, commissions and scholarships he received as a composer. From the onset of his career until today,  Gerhard Stäbler has not only been active as a composer, but he was also involved in political and organizational arenas. The New Music festival Aktive Musik was initiated by Stäbler, who also served as the artistic director of the 1995 World Music Days of the ISCM in the Ruhr Valley. A third vital point of his activities lies in teaching: during workshops and seminars Stäbler has worked with many young international composers. He was composer-in-residence and visiting professor throughout North and South America as well as in the Middle and Far East. Stäblers music often transcends the conventional framework (and therefore the audience's expectations), be it through the use of gestures or movement in space, through lighting and olfactory stimulation, or an active integration of the audience - it is very important to him to stimulate the imagination, to sensitize the ears and other perceptory organs towards unexpected perceptoral and thought processes. This is also the origin of his interest in the interaction between composition and improvisation, which feeds off of the unique tension between performers during the pre-formed yet open musical moment - as to be seen in the graphical score Red on black (1986). By the same token his music is always characterized by extremely contemplated development, and contains elaborate constructs that don't impede the direct musical statement. Especially since the 1990's Stäbler has created work-"groups" that shed a musical light on different aspects of a thematic complex (e.g. the compositions surrounding CassandraComplex). In some cases works that stand autonomously can be performed simultaneously. Stäbler repeatedly causes the listener to critically reflect upon the music, without his music having to be overtly political: the shriek of a crow is musically interpreted in it's possible implications (in old myths or as harbinger of doom) in Karas.Krähen (1994/95). The music doesn't just exploit its own symbolism, but always points towards our individual actions in this world we live in. 

2006 included an extensive Composer Portrait by the Saarland Radio within the festival Mouvement – Music of the 21st Century in May, in Saarbrucken, and was followed by the world premiere of the first chamber opera, Afternoon Sun in the Past Fall, in the south Korean capital, Seoul. The end of October brought Düsseldorf premieres of Night Pieces I-IV for piano quintet and voices, which refer to Robert Schumann’s eponymous Piano Pieces op. 23. The world premiere of TSUKI, SUBARU, a concert for the Japanese Mouthharp Sho and Orchestra, was presented in Duisburg at the end of January 2007.

For 2007, Stäbler accepted invitations to present his compositional work in various concerts and master classes, in Greece, England, Austria, Australia, and in numerous German provinces. In May 2007 the composition Wasser.Zeichen for orchestra, ensemble, choir and tape was premiered in Duisburg. In the frame of Dresdner Days for Contemporary Music two word premieres were presented in October 2007. In the end of 2007 Stäbler´s music theatre Letzte Dinge, based on texts by the poet Paul Auster, was performed in Frankfurt/Main with great success.

In April 2008 Sappho Trilogie for soprano, choir, splitted orchestra and tape was premiered in the frame of WDR-Fest in Duisburger Landschaftspark. Invitations to the summer academy for new music theatre at European Centre for Arts in Hellerau (Dresden) and to the well known Darmstädter Ferienkurse followed. In Darmstadt two new works by Stäbler were presented for the first time: ...ins Offene... for the Neuen Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and ]upon dry land[ for Duo Konflikt. Further Invitations lead to a Composition Masterclass on Crete, to the Festival Klangspuren Schwaz (premieres of Fund.Stücke und Luftspiegelungen for Ensemble ascolta), to the Sonic Fusion Festival in Edinburgh and to a tournee in Libanon. 

From 2000 - 2010 Gerhard Staebler, together with Kunsu Shim, founded the Centre for Contemporary Music EarPort, in Duisburg, Germany. Since 2012, the two composers have been living and working in Dusseldorf and the Lower Rhine, where they established a series of Performance Concerts at the Kunsthalle Duesseldorf and the series "naturally beautiful!" (with interactions between historic and contemporary music) in Benrath Castle.

In 2012 Staebler's work focused on the artistic exploration of the works of John Cage: among them the project "CAGE 100" which took part at the Tonhalle Duesseldorf and the revivals of futuressencexxx in combination with Cage Europeras 3 and 4 at the Theatre Ulm. The 2013 portrait and performance concerts have taken him to Reykjavik, Korea, Japan and Portugal.

2014 brings with it new world premieres pieces by Staebler which will be performed at the Borealis Bergen International Festival, at the Festival Zeit.Genuss at Karlsruhe and with the hr-Sinfonie orchestra of Frankfurt. In June 2014, the premier of the musical theatre Erlöst Albert E. will take place at Theatre Ulm. Staebler was invited for the 2nd time, to attend the Muziek Biennale Niederrhein and the ISCM World Music Days festival in Wroclaw.

Currently Gerhard Staebler devotes his time to the writing of the Music-theatre The Colour and a concerto for orchestra commissioned by the Franconia Wurzburg theatre. Moreover he is working on the development of a project for soloists, choirs and ensembles at the festival Acht Bruecken at the Cologne Philharmonic. In February 2015, the chamber opera Simon will be premiered at the Norske Opera in Oslo.

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