John Wolf Brennan

13.02.1954

Pianist and composer John Wolf Brennan was born in Dublin (Ireland). He studied piano at Lucerne Conservatory under Eva Serman, and attended master classes in composition headed by James Wilson, Karl Berger, Ennio Morricone, Edison Denisov, Klaus Huber and Heinz Holliger. His musical career has followed various paths through improvisation, jazz and contemporary music. He writes music for theatre, as well as for pedagogical and choreographic purposes. As a pianist he has performed with numerous contemporary jazz groups including the quartet 'Pago Libre', Robert Dick, Evan Parker, Julie Tippetts, Gene Coleman, Margrit Rieben, Hans Kennel, and Christian Wolfarth. He also gives regular solo concerts: 'The Well-Prepared Clavier'; 'Text, Context, Co-Text & Co-Co-Text'. He has toured throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, USA and Canada. He is a member of the composers group 'Groupe Lacroix'.

John Wolf Brennan
Hofmattstr. 5
CH-6353 Weggis
Fon: +41 (0)41 390 27 77
E-mail: johnwolf@brennan.ch


Samples:


Discs


Momentum 4 - Rising Fall
(John Wolf Brennan, Gene Coleman, Thomas K.J. Mejer, Marc Unternährer)

Leo Records LR 440
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 169
Price CHF: 30.-

Groupe Lacroix
Jean-Luc Darbellay: Empreintes
Marianne Schroeder: Tombal
Christian Henking: Novalis 24
John Wolf Brennan: Rhap.s.odie
Michael Schneider: touch(e)!
Michael Baumgartner: Berceuse
Edison Denissov: Variations on a Theme by Schubert
(Moskau Rachmaninov Trio)


Creative Works Records CW 1030
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 128
Price CHF: 30.-



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