Leo Bachmann


Leo Bachmann is a freelance tubist and composer of adventurous music with the KONTRA-Trio, IGORS, Nadelöhr. He studied at the ‘Akademie für Schul- und Kirchenmusik’ (Acadamy for School and Church Music, Lucerne), at the Lucerne Conservatory and with Bob Stewart (tuba) in New York.
He produces compositions and improvisation concepts for various scores. He is also the composer and interpreter of ‘Palette of Sounds’ for tuba solo (CD: Unitrecords UTR 4131). He produces music for stage, film and audio collages.

Leo Bachmann
Eglistr. 7
CH-8004 Zürich
Fon: +41 (0)44 242 03 91
E-mail: mail@leobachmann.ch
Web: http://www.leobachmann.ch/



Im Einklang (1993)
for 22 instruments
Order No: 13401, sFr. 21.00
(Parts: sFr. 26.-; € 17.50)
Twenty-two instruments over all registers, including two percussion instruments. The repetitive sample, which consists of tones from the overtone series of contra F, is successively layered in strata until it melts into a single sound mesh.

Schwarzer Schatten (1993)
for contrabass saxophone
Order No: 13402, sFr. 13.00
Uniform quarter-tone sequences stumble through a walking-bass-like line. On reaching the end, they loop - this time accompanied by the players voice sung into the instrument - and again stagger through.
Listen: Youtube

Palette of Sounds (1993/00)
for tuba solo
Order No: 13403, sFr. 26.00
This collection of thirteen pieces plays with the tonal possibilities of the instrument. In every movement the individual sounds from the tonal palette of the tuba are added to a sound pattern in a free mix of composition, concept and improvisation. The contrasting individual movements form a whole. 1. Glitter - 2. Second Hand Paint - 3. Black Shadow - 4. Colored Shadow - 5. Dirty - 6. Missing Echo - 7. Pressure - 8. Out of Shape - 9. Red Disc - 10. Out of Balance - 11. Merger - 12. Monochrome - 13. Mixed Colors.

Uebermässig - Unmässig (1994)
for contrabass saxophone and string orchestra
Order No: 13404, sFr. 18.00
(Parts: sFr. 18.-; € 12.00)
Through composed segments alternate with improvised solo parts and free orchestral development. Suitable for a good amateur string orchestra.

Triolo (1996)
Concept for improvisation
for a trio (for any three instruments)
Order No: 13405, sFr. 13.00

Tutti - Solo - Tuttolo (1996)
Concept for improvisation
for 4-8 musicians (any instruments)
Order No: 13406, sFr. 13.00

Shuffle and Repeat (1996)
Concept for improvisation
for 3-8 musicians (any instruments) and recording device
Order No: 13407, sFr. 13.00
Requires a recording device (MD, CD) with ‘shuffle’ and ‘repeat’ functions, and a playback device.

Tropfenspiel (1997)
for contrabass flute, contrabass saxophone and tuba
Order No: 13408, sFr. 13.00
Repetitive layered samples increase resp. decrease in tempo.

Pythagoreisches Komma (1998)
for six melodic instruments and percussion with conductor
Order No: 13409, sFr. 13.00
The six melodic instruments build the most fragile sound framework. Percussionist and conductor have a 'soloistic' function.

Multiplex (1999)
for one wind and/or any size string ensemble plus play-back tape
Order No: 13410, sFr. 13.00
Play-back is appropriated to each ensemble using their own created sounds.
Listen: Youtube


Compositions for Contrabass-Saxophone
Mani Planzer: The Awakening of Atman
Michael Finnissy: Quelle
James Clapperton: Hjalmundalsa
Urban Mäder: Lieber ein Saxophon
Thomas K.J. Mejer: Tartarelischer Tanz I
Leo Bachmann: Schwarzer Schatten
Ulrich Krieger: Midnight Siblings
Frank Denyer: Resonances o Ancient Sins
Andrew Toovey: Fall
Franco Tosi: Concerto Grosso
(MorschAchBlasorCHester, Mani Planzer; Thomas K.J. Mejer)

earup CD 1003
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 127
Price CHF: 30.-

KONTRA-Trio: diligent places
Thomas K.J. Mejer: Diligent Places
Leo Bachmann: Multiplex
Thomas K.J. Mejer: Tartarelischer Tanz II
(Madeleine Bischof; Thomas Mejer; Leo Bachmann)

stv/asm 005
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 101
Price CHF: 30.-

CD Unitrecords (UTR 4131): Palette of Sounds

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