updated 14 September 2020
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Carola Bauckholt

German composer born 21 August 1959 in Krefeld.

Carola Bauckholt was born in Germany in 1959. She worked as a director at the Theater am Marienplatz in Krefeld and studied composition at the Musikhochschule Köln with Mauricio Kagel from 1978 to 1984. In 1985, she created the music publishing house Thürmchen Verlag with Caspar Johannes Walter. In 1991, they went on to found the Thürmchen Ensemble for the performance of experimental music.

She completed a residency at the Schloss Solitude Academy of Stuttgart in 1990-91, and at the Villa Massimo in Rome in 1997. She was selected to represent Germany at the World Music Days in Mexico City in 1992, in Copenhagen in 1996, in Seoul in 1997, and in Zurich in 2004.

She was elected to the Akademie der Künste in Berlin in 2013, and named to the faculty of the Musikhochschule Detmolt as a professor of composition in 2014. In 2015, she was appointed professor of composition (particularly for musical theater) at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria.

Since 2010, she has been a regularly invited professor at numerous universities across Europe and in South America.

She has received many honors, including the Bernd Alois Zimmermann Scholarship from the city of Cologne (1986), the Carl Maria von Weber Prize (Dresden, 1992/93), was named Artist of the Year by the State of North Rhine Westphalia in 1998, and won the GEMA Deutsche Musikautorenpreis in 2010 in the experimental music category.

A central theme in Carola Bauckholt’s music is “the examination of the phenomena of perception and understanding. Her compositions often blur the boundaries between visual arts, musical theater and concert music. She is especially fond of using noisy sounds, which are often produced by unconventional means (such as extended instrumental techniques or bringing everyday objects into the concert hall) (https://www.carolabauckholt.de/bio.html)."

Her work is published by Thürmchen Verlag.


© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2017

Sources

Site de Carola Bauckholt.

  • Solo (excluding voice)
  • Chamber music
    • Polizeitrieb for two percussionists (1985), 10 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Kurbel und Wolke for two horns (1986-1987), 12 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • sottovoce for two cellos (1988), 9 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Drei Sätze for wind quintet (1989), 10 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Quinyette for variable instruments (1989), 15 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Trio for two cellos and piano (1988-1989), 17 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • langsamer als ich dachte for percussion, violin and slide show (1990), 2 mn 30 s, Thürmchen Verlag
    • In gewohnter Umgebung I for two percussionists, objects and slide show (1991), 15 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Geräusche for two musicians (1992), 3 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Klarinettentrio for clarinet, piano and cello (1993), 10 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Luftwurzeln for flute, clarinet, viola and cello (1993), 10 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • elec Maulwurf for two bassoons, contrabassoon and tape (1993), 8 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • In gewohnter Umgebung III for cello, piano and video (1994), 17 mn 30 s, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Streichtrio for violin, viola and cello (1994), 12 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Zopf for flute, oboe, clarinet (1992-1994), 6 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Nestwärme for three bass recorders (2000), 7 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Cellotrio for three cellos (2002), 12 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • elec Kugel for three cellos and bands (2002), 18 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Geräuschtöne for violin, cello and percussion (2003), 12 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Myzel for two pianos (2009), 10 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Hirn & Ei for percussion quartet (2010-2011), 10 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Lichtung for string quartet (2011), Thürmchen Verlag
    • elec ohne worte zwei for contrabass clarinet, cello and tape (2011), Thürmchen Verlag
    • Zugvögel for wind quintet (2011-2012), Thürmchen Verlag
    • elec Oh, I see. for clarinet, cello, piano, two balloon players and video (2015-2016), Thürmchen Verlag
    • Plosiv und Frikativ for percussion quartet (2018), 15 mn 35 s
  • Instrumental ensemble music
  • Concert music
    • Brunnen for cello and orchestra (2013), Thürmchen Verlag
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
    • Lau & Lau for two male voices, ocarina and harmonica (1980), 12 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Der sechste Sinn for singer, actor and instrument (1983), 50 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • stage Der gefaltete Blick scenic cantata for two voices and cello (1984), 30 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Wortanfall for voice and ensemble (1986), 25 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Die faule Vernunft Hörspiel for two voices and ensemble (1986-1987), 19 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Schraubdichtung for spoken voice, double bassoon, cello and percussion (1990), 12 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • In gewohnter Umgebung II for five actors, clarinet, piano, cello, objects and lights (1993), 30 mn
    • elec Pumpe for voice, accordion, piano, light and tape (1994), 30 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Doina for voice and string orchestra (1996), 20 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Es wird sich zeigen for three voices, percussion and string quartet (1998), 60 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Stachel der Empfindlichkeit for mezzo-soprano, countertenor, three cellos and four percussionists (1997-1998), 35 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Duett for soprano and alto flute (2002), 6 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Hubschrauber for voice and orchestra (2001-2002), 25 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Reibeklänge for two voices and orchestra (2004), 10 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Reibung & Verschleiß for voice, three cellos, four percussionists and light (2004), 20 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Vollmond, unter null for voice and piano (2004), 8 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • blinder Fleck for voice, trumpet and string orchestra (2005-2006), 14 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • hellhörig for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, three cellos, piano and percussion quartet (2004-2007), 1 h 20 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Mensch und Tier for choir and orchestra (2008-2009), 20 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Emil will nicht schlafen... for voice and orchestra (2010), 8 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Kohle, Kreide for mezzo-soprano, cello and video (2012), Thürmchen Verlag
    • Membran for voice and piano (2014), Thürmchen Verlag
    • elec stage The Vacuum Pack musical theater, for voice, trombone, piano, percussion, cello and electronics (2014-2015), 30 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • stage Sonne, Mond und Streicher children's musical theater and five strings (2017), Thürmchen Verlag
  • A cappella vocal music
    • elec Im inneren Ohr for actor and tape (1983), 17 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • nein allein for five voices (1999-2000), 13 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Die Alte for voice (2001), 7 mn
    • Emil for voice (2003), 3 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Instinkt for vocal ensemble (2007), 12 mn, Thürmchen Verlag
    • Stroh for four solo voices (2012-2013), Thürmchen Verlag
    • Witten Vakuum for two voices and two vacuum cleaners (2019-2020), 10 mn 14 s
  • Unspecified instrumentation

Liens internet

(liens vérifiés en septembre 2020).

Bibliographie

  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, « Fall und Knall. Kommunikation zwischen disparatem Material », dans MusikTexte 147, November 2015, p. 59–61.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, « Balance zwischen abstrakt und konkret. Gedanken zu meiner Musik », dans MusikTexte 147, November 2015, p. 67–68.
  • Barbara ECKLE, « Das Bedeutende zu lieben ist langweilig“*.* Carola Bauckholt im Gespräch », dans MusikTexte 147, November 2015, p. 47–54.
  • Frank HILBERG, « Krümel des Alltags. Carola Bauckholts Musiktheater „Es wird sich zeigen“ », dans MusikTexte 79, Juni 1999, P. 54–56.
  • Rainer NONNENMANN, « Bilder hören und Klänge sehen. Carola Bauckholts Komponieren mit Video », dans MusikTexte 147, November 2015, p. 61–66.
  • Jürgen OBERSCHMIDT (Hg.), « Geräuschtöne. Über die Musik von Carola Bauckholt », Regensburg, ConBrio, 2014.
  • Karolin SCHMITT-WEIDMANN,« Regenjacken als Musikinstrumente. Carola Bauckholts „Hirn & Ei“ (2010/2011) für Schlagquartett », dans MusikTexte 147, November 2015, p. 69–73.
  • Reinhard SCHULZ, « hellhörig. Porträt der Kölner Komponistin Carola Bauckholt », dans MusikTexte 79, Juni 1999, p. 42–46.

Discographie

  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Luftwurzeln, Ensemble TØYEN FIL & KLAFFERI, dans « Botanisk Hage », avec des œuvres de Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, Kristine Tjøgersen, Klaus Hellerhusen Holm, Ylva Lund Bergner, Lars Skoglund, 1 lp Aurora / Grappa Music, 2020, ACDLP5103.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Doppelbelichtung, Karin Hellqvist, dans « FLOCK », avec des œuvres de Malin Bång, Natasha Barrett, Jan Martin Smørdal, Henrik Strindberg, 1 cd Lawo, 2019, LWC1179.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Voices for Harry Partch, dans « Erbe - Edition Musikfabrik 17 », avec des œuvres de Sampo Haapamäki, Martin Smolka, 1 cd Wergo, 2019, WER 68702.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Schlammflocke, Ensemble Musikfabrik, avec des œuvres de Brian Ferneyhough, Klaus Lang, Jorge E. López, 1 cd Wergo, 2016, WER68642.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Ich muss mit Dir reden, Cikada Ensemble, 1 cd 2L, 2015, 116. 
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Der aufgefaltete Raum, Yu-Ching Sherry Wei, Malika Maminova, Konstantinos Argyropoulos, Schlagquartett Köln, dans « Wittener Tage für Neue Musik 2015 », 1 cd WDR, 2015.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, hellhörig, Sylvia Nopper, soprano, Truike van der Poel, mezzosoprano, Matthias Horn, baryton, Helena Bugallo, piano, Caspar Johannes Walter, Violoncello, Cellotrio blu, Schlagquartett Köln, Erik Oña, direction, 1 cd Coviello, 2009.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Geräuschtöne,  Instinkt, Kugel, nein allein, Cellotrio, Schraubdichtung, Schola Heidelberg, Thürmchen Ensemble, Cellotrio Blu, Walter Nußbaum, direction, 1 cd Coviello, 2008.    
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, nein allein, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, dans « Wittener Tage für Neue Musik 2000 », 1 cd WDR, 2000.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, langsamer als ich dachte, Doina, Geräusche, Der gefaltene Blick, 1 cd Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo (Rome), 1998.
  • Carola BAUCKHOLT, Treibstoff, Klarinettentrio, Luftwurzeln, mehr oder weniger I-V, Streichtrio, Zopf, sottovoce, Schraubdichtung, Caspar Johannes Walter, Regula Küffer, Peter Veale, Thürmchen Ensemble, Ensemble Recherche,  Roland Kluttig, Erik Oña, direction, 1 cd Wergo, 1997, 6538-2.