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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

Den Müllfahrern von San Francisco • [1990/2018]
an acronym of acoustic memories of a journey for orchestra
3(picc).3.3.3 - 2.3.2.1 - timp.3perc - pf - 12.12.10.8.8
World Premiere: 04.05.2019, Cologne
Duration: 13'
Sy. 4833

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 Soprano, 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
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 in the south German town of Wilhelmsdorf, close to Ravensburg. He studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber in Detmold and Organ with Gerd Zacher in Essen. Since then, he has been living as an active freelance composer in the Rhine Ruhr area.

Stäbler is a renowned composer of music theatre, orchestra, chamber ensemble and solo work. Recent premieres have been with: the Borealis and Bergen International Festivals in Norway; Tanztheater Bremen for The Drift; Breslau’s ISCM World Music Days; Tokyo’s Music Documents 13; Festival Zeitgenuss and ZKM-Festival Piano Plus in Karlsruhe; Frankfurt’s HR Sinfonieorchester; Utopie Jetzt! Festival in Mülheim an der Ruhr; Theatre Ulm for Erlöst Albert E.; WDR Köln; Norske Opera Oslo for the youth opera Simon; Acht Brücken in Cologne, not to mention Dresden, the Muziek Biennale Niederrhein and Kiev.

Early in 2017, the Philharmonic Orchestra Würzburg premiered his Concerto for Orchestra, Ausgewilderte Farben. In 2015, his music theatre work, The Colour, after HP Lovecraft, received its successful premiere at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg.

2018 brought several premieres for opera and music theatre: Wie klingt Nimmerland? (Theater Münster), DAHINSTRÖMEND, SINGEND and ]KERAMES, PARALÍA[ (Theater Ulm, commissioned by Kunststiftung NRW), the youth opera SIMON (Opera Oslo / Landestheater Linz) and Letzte Dinge on Paul Austers novel "In the Country of Last Things“ at Trier.

In April/May 2019 the German premiere of the youth opera SIMON took place at Schauburg Munich, as well as two world premieres at the Cologne Festival „Acht Brücken“ (HÖR·FLECKEN – Uchronische Augenblicke in der U-Bahn-Station Heumarkt Köln a.o. with Ensemble Musikfabrik; and Den Müllfahrern von San Francisco in a version for orchestra commissiend by WDR). The Tonhalle Düsseldorf commissioned the ensemble work GAME - Ausschweifendes ... which will be premiered by Ensemble Aventure in November 2019.

In recent years, Stäbler has toured extensively as a composer, teacher and performance artist with his partner, Kunsu Shim to Iceland, Japan, Korea, Norway, Portugal, the USA and South America . In October 2017 he was invited for several weeks to lead composition masterclasses at the University of Uruguay in Montevideo. In March 2019 Stäbler and his partner Shim were invited at the Artists' Residence of Kunststiftung NRW at Istanbul/Türkei.

From 2000 to 2010, he and Shim directed EarPort, the Centre for Contemporary Music in Duisburg, elaborating their original concept of “PerformanceMusik”. Since 2012, both composers have been staging the project CAGE 100 for Tonhalle Düsseldorf, a series of “PerformanceKonzerte” in various museums in Düsseldorf, as well as the series Natürlich schön!, mixing traditional with contemporary music in Schloss Benrath, Düsseldorf. In October 2015, EarPort was relaunched as a centre for experimental synergies between art forms.

Since then, interdisciplinary events have included collaborations with Schlosstheater Moers (Frequenzen-Resonanzen), "DIE GROSSE" Kunstausstellung NRW at Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (Donnerhall) and the Diocese of Würzburg (the four-part project IM GEGENÜBER, with premieres for choir and orchestra, chamber music and performance art). In 2017 he gave performance concerts in Trier (opening 17), Duisburg, Essen, Bergen (Norway), Würzburg, Dresden, at the Documenta Kassel, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and at Prenninger Resonanzen (Austria).

Stäbler picked up on the theme of refugee politics in his dance piece ...auf dem Weg. Eine Entdeckungsreise, which went on to win the prize for best cultural children’s and youth project in 2015 from the State of Nordrhein Westfalen, as well as THE RAFT – DAS FLOSS, based on the book "The Aesthetics of Resistance" by Peter Weiss.

The list of publications about Stäbler’s acclaimed work was disseminated through Paul Attinello’s notable "Gerhard Stäbler. live/the opposite/daring – music, graphic, concept, event" (2015).

Alongside his work as composer, Stäbler curates and organises political projects designed to transcend boundaries. He conceived the Aktive Musik-Festivals with contemporary music and when the Ruhr area hosted ISCM’s World Music Days, he became its artistic director. He is continually setting up huge music projects in public and industrial spaces, such as: RuhrWorks in New York, 1989; las jornadas de arte contemporanea in Porto, Portugal, 1993; the International Architecture Exhibition (IBA), in the Ruhr area, of 1997 and 1999; WDR Fest, Landschaftspark, Duisburg, 2008; Andriivs’kyi Descent in Kiev City Centre, 2010, and 2011 with Kunsu Shim in Vilnius and the Philharmonie in Essen.

Stäbler's decisive influence on the world of contemporary music is evidenced by many awards, including the Cornelius Cardew Memorial Prize, 1982 and the Duisburger Musikpreis, 2003. He has been awarded scholarships by the Japan Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, California, the State of Niedersachsen and ZKM Karlsruhe. He has also been commissioned by Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Musica Viva at Bavarian Radio and Festival Mouvement at Saarland Radio. He has been composer-in-residence at Three Two New York, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg, the Borealis Festival, Norway and Dias de Música Electroacústica, Portugal.

Stäbler’s music often departs from the norm, concocting compositional elements that break through the usual performance parameters, and so breaking down the conventional expectations of the public, whether by gesture or movement in space, by the sensation of light or scent, or by active interaction with the public. He’s always trying to awaken the inner power of fantasy, sensitising all our senses to the possibility of new, unexpected perceptions and patterns of thought. His ongoing, ever deeper collaborations with visual artists, videographers, writers and dancers is an essential element of his creativity.
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