informations about the composer
Gerald Resch, born in Linz, Austria, in 1975, studied composition with Michael Jarrell at the University of Music, Vienna, from 1993-2000 as well as Sciene of Music. A scholarship at the music university Cologne, where he worked with York Höller, stimulated the Resch's interest for working with organic sound sculptures. 2001-2002 Gerald Resch was postgraduate-student of Beat Furrer in Graz which was an important experience for the developing of musical economy. 2003-04 he was student at the Institut for electroacoustic composition (ELAK) Vienna. Since 2004, he is teacher for musical analysis at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, since 2008 in addition to this teacher for harmony, counterpoint and ear training at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Vienna.
The compositions of Gerald Resch have been performed in Austria (a.o. Salzburger Festspiele, Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein), Germany (a.o. Konzerthaus Berlin), Switzerland, Czech, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, France, Japan, South America and USA.
"Setting off, going on, changing direction, not knowing where one will get to: my compositions originate from a curiosity for unknown paths. Models from architecture, geology, horticulture or linguistics a.o. have thus initiated compositional reflexion. In every moment of the musical process, these models are being examined on how they could be stratified, altered, confronted or extinguished in a meaningful way. Colouring and dramaturgy as well as an openness for the unexpected play an essential part."