Alfred Zimmerlin

12.04.1955

Alfred Zimmerlin studied musicology and ethnomusicology under the tutelage of Kurt von Fischer and Wolfgang Laadeat, theory under Peter Benary, and composition under Hans Wüthrich-Mathez and Hans Ulrich Lehmann at the University of Zurich. He has been a co-worker for the 'Werkstatt für improvisierte Musik' (Workshop for Improvised music or WIM) in Zurich since 1980. Zimmerlin was awarded sabbatical years in 1982 and 1984 by the canton of Aargau, in 1986 he received the music prize of the C. F. Meyer foundation and was awarded a sabbatical year for composition by the city of Zurich in 1988. In 1999 he was again awarded a sabbatical year by the canton of Aargau and in 2001 he was invited by Pro Helvetia (Swiss Culture Foundation) on the Cairo Residency Programme. He is an improvising musician (violoncello) and internationally active in various formations with concerts and recordings for radio in Europe and North America.
Alfred Zimmerlins' work catalogue already contains around seventy compositions including pieces for piano, chamber music (with and without live-electronic), vocal music, orchestral music, music for theatre and works for radio and film. His most recent large-scale works are: 'Neidhartlieder: Winter, Sommer' for soprano, Renaissance recorder and electronic tape (texts by Ingrid Fichtner and Neidhart von Reuental), the string quartets I and II, 'Weites Land' for violoncello and electronic tape and 'Euridice singt' scene for soprano, oboe, violoncello, piano and playback CD based on a text by Raphael Urweider.
Alfred Zimmerlin can be heard improvising on numerous recordings together with the trio 'KARL ein KARL', the Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra, Christoph Gallio, The Great Musaurian Songbook and many more. His compositions have been published under the labels Jecklin Disco, RÉR, Altri Suoni and Edition Wandelweiser Records.

Alfred Zimmerlin
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Alfred Zimmerlin
Alfred Zimmerlin:
Weites Land
Weisse Bewegung
(Schucan, Ronnner, Lorenz)


Musiques Suisses Grammont Porträt MGB CTS-M 127
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 217
Price CHF: 30.-

Grammont Sélection 1. Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2007
Martin Jaggi: Trieb
Bettina Skrzypczak: Initial
Alfred Zimmerlin: Cuellis par la mémoire des voûtes
Eric Gaudibert: A... In Wonderland
Rico Gubler: RIT
Ulrich Gasser: Zeit/Züge II
William Blank: Dans l'instant
Xavier Dayer: D'un amour lancé
Mischa Käser: Drei Sätze für Streichquartett
Klaus Huber: Vida y muerte non son mundos contrarios


Musiques Suisses Grammont Porträt MGB CTS-M 115
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 209
Price CHF: 39.- (2 CDs)

Alfred Zimmerlin
Alfred Zimmerlin:
Quintett für Klarinette und Streichquartett
Clavierstück 4
Klavierstück 5
(Dünki, Frey, Aeschbacher, Capt, Hefti, Moster)


Edition Wandelweiser EWR 9605
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 157
Price CHF: 30.-

Ensemble Oggi Musica meets Irène Schweizer
Mathias Steinauer: Sott'acqua
Irène Schweizer: Improvvisazioni
Nadir Vassena: Fuori era ancora la notte
Alfred Zimmerlin: Oggi-movendo
Alessandro Solbiati: Sonata
Mathias Gloor: Feels like 59
(Irène Schweizer; Oggi Musica)


Altri Suoni ASO 54
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 137
Price CHF: 30.-

IANUS - Daniel Studer
Daniel Studer: Ianus
(Silvia Schiavoni; Jürg Frey; Giancarlo Schiaffini; Alfred Zimmerlin; Daniel Studer)


stv/asm 023
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 117
Price CHF: 30.-

Keller-Steinbrecher. Musica riservata
Jia Guoping: Schweben über grenzenlosem Feld
Hans Ulrich Lehmann: Minuties
Rudolf Kelterborn: Invention
Alfred Zimmerlin: Anderer Ort
Nadir Vassena: Formulae
Lukas Langlotz: Facetten
Urban Mäder: en suite
Peter Wettstein: Sieben Miniaturen
Wang Peng: Yàna
(Heinrich Keller; Brigitta Steinbrecher)


Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 85
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 95
Price CHF: 30.-

The Great Musaurian Songbook
Out of a Suitcase
(Claudia Ulla Binder; Alfred Zimmerlin; Dieter Ulrich)


Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 60
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 81
Price CHF: 30.-

KARL ein KARL & Co.
JA - Sprechmusik und Musiksprachen auf Texte von Konrad Bayer
(Wolfram Berger; Peter Schweiger; Peter K. Frey; Michel Seigner; Alfred Zimmerlin)


Musiques Suisses MGB 9705
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 59
Price CHF: 30.-

Tetraclavier
Daniel Glaus: Toccata per Girolamo (... Pour Claude)
(Stéphane Reymond)
Jorge Pepi: Metamorfosis I
(Paul Clemann)
Alfred Zimmerlin: Klavierstück 2
(Jean-Jacques Dünki)
Jean-Jacques Dünki: Tétraptéron 0-IV
(Paul Clemann, Jean-Jacques Dünki, Stéphane Reymond, Pierre Sublet)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: aus "Tierkreis"
(Jean-Jacques Dünki, Pierre Sublet)


Jecklin szene sCHweiz JS 289-2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 3
Price CHF: 30.-



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