Getting commissioned by the Dresden-based vocal group auditivvokal 23.04.2019
Being among the winners of their Call for Proposals Vocal music for a European dialogue I am very happy about my second collaboration with the wonderful Dresdner Ensemble auditivvokal!
Our first contact included my little des volkes weise. ein spottchor which they are doing so greatly and which auditivvokal has been performing several times in the meantime.

The seven jury members had to decide upon a total of 63 submissions. As lucky as to be selected were also Stefan Beyer, Jadwiga Frej, Chatori Shimizu, Hakan Ulus, Ji Hyun Yoon, and, as a composer-tandem, Fojan Gharibnejad & Zachary M Seely.

The common workshop weekend on 6./7. April and its presentation in the Saxon Academy of Arts together with Mark Andre, Dirk Baecker, Jörn Peter Hiekel and Dieter Mersch were already very promising - looking very much forward to the things to come!

The premieres of all the new pieces will take place on the 13 September 2019, 10pm, in Hannover's Kreuzkirche in the framework of the chor.com.

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CURRENTLY UPDATING --- UPDATES IM KOMMEN 10.03.2019
This homepage is currently a bit outdated (so much so that someone even asked me whether I was still composing ... of course I do!)
I am in the course of updating over the next few weeks.
In the meantime I'm referring you to my SoundCloud account. Alongside some recent recordings there is also a lot of written and biographical information:
http://soundcloud.com/harald-muenz

Diese Homepage liegt momentan ein wenig darnieder (so sehr, daß mich sogar jemand fragte, ob ich noch komponiere...selbstverständlich!)
Ich mache über die nächsten Wochen die nötigen Updates.
Solange verweise ich auf meinen SoundCloud-Account. Außer neueren Aufnahmen gibt es dort auch viele textliche und biographische Infos:
http://soundcloud.com/harald-muenz
Now you may listen to some more recent pieces on Soundcloud: 26.08.2013
http://soundcloud.com/harald-muenz
Scores and programme notes can also be found there. Soundcloud has a great commentary tool, so you are more than welcome to leave any remarks there!
17th March in Hellerau: "des volkes weise. ein spottchor" with AuditivVokal 07.06.2019
The Ensemble AuditivVokal Dresden performed his program 'Ostgezeter' ('Eastern Hue and Cry ') on Sunday, March 17, 2019, 7pm, in the Great Hall of the Festspielhaus Hellerau in the context of the TONLAGEN - Dresden days of contemporary music #voice.

Under the proven leadership of Olaf Katzer they presented works by Reiner Bredemeyer, Friedrich Goldmann, Georg Katzer, Agnes Ponizil, Christian Münch, Richard Röbel, Friedrich Schenker und Gerhard Stäbler, as well as my mocking choir 'des volkes weise' ('the folk's tune' [sic] which was written for the ensemble) in their usual congenial manner.

The vocalists were:
Katja Fischer, Anna Palimina, Katharina Salden, Dorothea Wagner und Viktoria Wilson (sporanos); Marlen Bieber, Julia Böhme und Sinah Seim-Olesch (altos); Alexander Bischoff und Jonas Finger (tenors); Bojan Heyn, Timo Hannig, Philipp Schreyer, Felix Schwandtke und Cornelius Uhle (basses) as well as Moritz Ernst (piano)

Deutschlandfunk will broadcast the concert on the 18.11.2019 at 9.05pm.
Susanne Kessel performing "Beethovenamstück" 31.05.2019
Fabulous pianist Susanne Kessel continues her admirable "250 piano pieces for Beethoven" project. Recently I attended her fantastic Concert at Hotel Leoninum Bonn (They have an amazing Fazioli grand piano!) on 2nd May 2019, where she played premieres by Miranda Driessen, Ralf Hoyer, Walid Al Hajjar, Thomas Blomenkamp, Anno Schreier, John S. Hord, Miklós Sugár, and also included my conceptual pinao piece "Beethovenamstück" again.
Thank you, and bravissima, Susanne!

articolarsi in print @Edition Gravis 31.05.2019
Ingenious saxophon player Martin Losert is editing a compilation of short pieces for saxophon under the title of "Neue Konzertetüden für Saxophon". Brühl: Edition Gravis, which will include, among others, pieces by Stefan Streich, Chatschatur Kanajan, and
my own 6 1/2 min. piece

articolarsi. study for solo saxophon
from 2015.

Its premiere took place in June 2016 at the ASPEKTE Festival in Salzburg with Martin Losert playing the alto saxophon.
My piano concertino selected in the "5-Minute Piano Concerto Composition Competition" by the Zagreb Biennale 29.03.2019
My piano concertino with the emblematic title "ciascuno avrà i suoi 5 minuti" (2016) was selected in the "5-Minute Piano Concerto Composition Competition" by the international jury for a performance at the Zagreb Biennale 2017.
UA of my new vocal quintet "Comme vous savez ..." 26.03.2019
... on Friday 29 March at the STATIONEN 2019 New Vocal Music in NRW,
followed by six more performances in other cities around.

The Fabulous Vocalists are Bettina Wenzel, Martin Wistinghausen, Manon Blanc-Delsalle, Martin Lindsay, and Milena Schuster.

Here the dates - would be great to see some of you there:

29.3. Bielefeld, Rudolf-Oetker-Halle, 8pm
30.3. Detmold, Hangar 21, 7.30pm
31.3. Münster, Musikhochschule Münster, 6pm!
1.4. Dortmund, Heiland Kirche, 7.30pm
2.4. Essen, Weststadthalle, 7.30pm
3.4. Köln, Kunst-Station St. Peter, 8pm
4.4. Aachen, Klangbrücke Aachen, 8pm

The project is organised by by Kölner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (KGNM) together with the Landesmusikrat NRW e.V. and many, many local cooperation partners.
Deux uommages on Lachenmann's 80th birthday ... 04.11.2015
... were commissioned by Hessischer Rundfunk hr-kultur (S. Fricke) and Ensemble Modern. I have produced two different radiophonic pieces on that occasion:
"Ceci n’est pas un homme riant (2015). Un quatre-vintâge radiophonique pour Helmut" (22min.)
and
"zwiegefühle (2015). eine radiophone sprachlandschaft für helmut lachenmann (80)" (8min.)

The latter was conceived for the "8 Gefühle für Helmut Lachenmann" CD to be released soon.
Neue Arbeit: "I Fiffari" - Raumklangkomposition für Vogelstimmen, Instrumente und Zuspiel 01.06.2015
Über die letzten Jahre konnte ich eine große Sammlung unterschiedlicher Vogelstimmenpfeifen zusammentragen, für die ich komponieren wollte. Schließlich inspirierte mich die Alte Kirche St. Martin zu der neuen, ortsbezogenen Arbeit I Fiffari. Umgeben von einem Kreis vogelstimmiger MusikerInnen, vier Lautsprechern und vier traditionellen Blasinstrumenten ist das Publikum hier eingeladen, seinen Hörwinkel in alle Raum-Richtungen zu öffnen. Vielfältige Interaktionen echter und künstlicher Vogelstimmen ermöglichen ein Zwischenreich aus Natur-Mimikry und akustischer Illusion.

I Fiffari ist ein Kompositionsauftrag von Raumklänge 2015 / Georg Dietzler. Ich danke ganz besonders dem Jugendchor ConTakt und seinem Leiter Georg Sachse für ihren engagierten und konzentrierten Einsatz für meine neue Komposition und freue mich auf die Uraufführung am Freitag, 12. Juni, um 18 Uhr in der Alten Kirche St. Martinus, Ingendorfer Straße, 50259 Pulheim-Stommeln. Eine zweite Aufführung am selben Ort findet am Sonntag, 14. Juni, um 18 Uhr statt.

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