Gary Berger


Studies in percussion at the Musikhochschule Zürich
Studies in composition under the tutelage of Julio Estrada in Paris and Gerald Bennett & Daniel Glaus at the Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich (graduated 2002 with a HMT Zürich diploma in composition)
Attended courses in composition with Iannis Xenakis, Michael Jarrell, Salvatore Sciarrino, Chaya Czernowin, Luca Francesconi and Manuel Hidalgo.
1998/1999 Work stipend from the FST (Föreningen svenska tonsättares), Stockholm.
Received further education in electronic music at the Swiss Centre for Computer Music and under the tutelage of Curtis Roads at UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMU) in Paris followed by practical work at the IRCAM in Paris
Specializes in contemporary music and the interpretation of live electronic performances
1999/2001 Prize winner at CIMESP (Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo) in Brazil
2001 Supported residency offered by the foundation Binz39 and the canton Grison for a stay at the artist's house NAIRS in Scuol
2005 Sabbatical year for composition offered by the city of Zurich
2006 composer in residence at the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB), France
2007 Cash endowed prize offered by the canton of Grison
1999 until 2001 Artistic director of the concert series 'musica moderna' in Wädenswil
Since 2005 Artistic director of the concert series 'generator' for electroacoustic music and new media at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich
Founder and member of the electroacoustic ensemble NOTSTROM
Gary Berger has been a teacher of electroacoustic composition at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich since 2001. He additionally lectures as a guest at the Musikhochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Landeskonservatorium Feldkirch.
The work of Gary Berger encompasses compositions for various ensemble forces and solo instruments, with or without electronic, and electronic tape works. His compositions are distributed by Swiss Music Edition.
Gary Berger has received commissions from Pro Helvetia (Swiss Culture Foundation), 'Tage für Neue Musik Zürich', the 'Europeäischen Musikmonats Basel' 2001, the ISMC World New Music Days 2004, the IMEB 'Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges' - France, the Lucerne Festival 2008, the city of Zurich, the City of Basel and others.
His works have been performed by the Ensemble Cattrall - Zurich, Ensemble Phöenix - Basel, Ensemble Laboratorium - Basel, KammarensembleN - Stockholm, Ensemble B.E.A.M., Color of Sound Ensemble - Spain, the Arte Quartett, Absolut Trio, Wiener Saxophon-Quartett and others.
Gary Berger has featured in portrait broadcasts on Swiss Radio DRS 2 and SWR Germany.
He lives as a freelance composer in Zurich.

Gary Berger
Elisabethenstr. 3
CH-8004 Zürich
Fon: +41 (0)1 241 01 89



Transition (1995)
for recorded material

(CD can be borrowed from SME/EMS)

Elastische Studie (1996)
for recorded material

(CD can be borrowed from SME/EMS)

im selben raum (1997)
for recorded material

(CD can be borrowed from SME/EMS)

Link (1998)
for alto saxophone and live electronics
Order No: 12807, sFr. 18.00

Langsam (1999)
for percussion and live electronics
Order No: 12810, sFr. 23.00

unter Reibung (2000)
for flute, viola and percussion
Order No: 12812, sFr. 16.00

lichtempfindliche Erinnerungen (2000)
for bass flute, viola, alto saxophone, guitar, percussion and live electronics
Order No: 12814, sFr. 26.00

doppelte Wendung (2000)
for voice, percussion and live electronics
Order No: 12815, sFr. 18.00

X-ation (2001)
for oboe and live electronics
Order No: 12816, sFr. 18.00

mâts (2001)
for baritone saxophone and live electronics
Order No: 12817, sFr. 18.00
Listen: Youtube

mâts II (2001)
for baritone saxophone solo
Order No: 12818, sFr. 18.00
Listen: Youtube

bitmap (2001)
for saxophone quartet and live electronics
Order No: 12819, sFr. 26.00

zah (2002)
for baritone saxophone, violoncello and electronics
Order No: 12820, sFr. 29.00

scri (2002)
for voice, britone saxophone, percussion and live electronics
Order No: 12821, sFr. 42.00

spins (2003)
for percussion and live electronics
Order No: 12822, sFr. 34.00

Dauerwelle (2004)
for guitar, tape recorders and electronics
Order No: 12823, sFr. 23.00

Tank (2005)
for voice and percussion
Order No: 12824, sFr. 23.00

übersetzte Geschwindigkeit (2006)
for piano trio and electronic playback
Order No: 12826, sFr. 34.00
Listen: Youtube

wellen. zerstäuben (2008)
for large percussion ensemble (12 players)
Order No: 12825, sFr. 65.00
(Parts: sFr. 90.-; 60.-)
Listen: Youtube

Encode (2012/13)
for ensemble (fl, bcl, tsx, pf, perc I and II, vn, vc) and live electronics
Order No: 12827, sFr. 57.00


centre suisse de musique informatique / schweizerisches zentrum für computermusik
Bruno Spoerri: Edute aux usines à fer
Bruno Spoerri: De-/In-Formation für Stimme und elektronische Instrumente
Martin Neukomm: Studie 8.3
Gary Berger: im selben raum
Harold Vasquez: PRIMITIVA
Michael Horowitz: Blessed Chaos
Simon Jaunin: Pièce pour D.C.
Nicolas Sordet: Graphe Uni
Nicolas Sordet: Lais Contrefait
Kit Powell: WHALE

stv/asm 004
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 119
Price CHF: 30.-

Arte Quartett: Schweizer Saxophonquartette
Hans-Jürg Meier: nodo
Rico Gubler: Loud-speakers
Andréas Stauder: Figures - blocs - chemins
Gary Berger: bitmap
Nadir Vassena: 31 anatomie notturne
(Arte Quartett)

Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 95
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 42
Price CHF: 30.-

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