Michael Jarrell


Michael Jarrell was born in Geneva. Having been attracted to both art and music ("Music was always more important to me... I have hesitated at some point."), he decided on Geneva Conservatory, where he attended the music theory classes of Eric Gaudibert and studied composition under Klaus Huber in Freiburg im Breisgau. ("I owe him everything, especially for his transference of skills."). Between 1986 and 1988 he lived in Paris where he completed a stage in musical information at IRCAM and then in Rome (1988-89 at Medici Villa and the Swiss Institute) where he continued his work on the 'Assonance' series, a sequence drawn from sketchbooks. ("The sketch is a perfectly natural stage in the painting, in which the artist attempts to solve certain problems... These aspects are less manifest in music. This I find regrettable.") From 1991-1993 he was composer in residence with the Lyon National Orchestra. Today Jarrell teaches composition at the Vienna School of Music ("Normally, even before I begin, I can get an overview of what happens on the level of form, motive etc., but for some time now it has been the opposite: I begin and then tend to allow for a more unleashed development.")

Michael Jarrell



Fabio di Càsola - Musica per clarinetto solo
Pietro Damiani: Elegia e Burlesca
Hans Ulrich Lehmann: Mosaik
Michael Jarrell: Assonance
David Philip Hefti: O, star!
René Gerber: Prélude et fugue sur le nom de Bach
Mario Pagliarani: Alcuni particolari oscuri
Gion Antoni Derungs: Drei Stücke, op. 71
André Jolivet: Ascéses
(Fabio di Càsola)

Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 103
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 170
Price CHF: 30.-

International Competition for Musical Performers Geneva CIEM 1997
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, op. 73
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Armin Schibler: Concertino, op. 49
Carl Nielsen: Concerto, op. 57
Niklas Sivelov: Twist and Shout
(Martin Fröst; Meglena Hazabassanova)
Michael Jarrell: Assonance for Clarinet Solo
(Nicolas Fargeix)
Julien-François Zbinden: Trois esquisses japonaises, op. 72
(Mahalia Kelz)

Musica Helvetica MH CD 104.2
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Michael Jarrell
Michael Jarrell:
(Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; David Shallon)
Assonance II
(Ernesto Molinari)
Assonance V
(Michael Stirling; Ensemble Modern; Peter Eötvös)
... D'ombres lointaines...
(Sharon Cooper; Orchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden; Arturo Tamayo)

Grammont CTS-P 44
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Eric Gaudibert: Feuillages
(Ensemble du CIP, Genève)
Gérard Zinsstag: Diffractions
(Basler Schlagzeugtrio)
Daniel Ott: zampugn
(Ensemble du CIP, Genève)
Michael Jarrell: Assonance VII
(Marc Sapin)
Pierre Favre: Sound Tales
(Basler Schlagzeugtrio)
Sergio Menozzi: Quand les Ténèbres viendront...
(Ensemble du CIP, Genève)

Jecklin szene sCHweiz JS 304-2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 6
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