works

MUSIC THEATRE

“ELIA ’98” UNERREICHBAR, VORÜBERGEHEND (1997/98)
ChurchMusicTheatre in one act
Text by Alfred Garcia Sobreira-Majer
First perf.: 22.3.1998 Marienkirche Lemgo (D),
Commisioned by
Internationale Lemgoer Orgeltage, 2nd perf.: 24.3.1998

MAATAW – Floating Island
Full feature dance theatre
First perf.: 22.1.2016, National Theater Hall, Taipei, Taiwan,
performances.: 23./24.1.2016, Taipei, Taiwan Spring Tour: March-May 2016.

ORCHESTRA

PASSACAGLIA “Hommage to Rupert Riedl” for orchestra (1995)
(2-2-2-2 / 2-2-2-1 / 3 perc. / harp / piano / DX7-synthesizer / 8-6-4-4-3 )
First perf.: 31.10.1998 : Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler, cond.: Peter Keuschnig

SECOND HORIZON for piano and orchestra (2002)
(3-3-3-3 / 4-3-3-1 / timp. + 3 perc. / e-guit. / piano solo / 12-12-8-8-4 )
Commission of Stiftung Christoph Delz, Switzerland

ENSEMBLE

BERÜHRUNGSFLÄCHEN („areas of touching“) (1990) for 8 trombones (and 20 mutes)
First perf.: 18.3.1995 (Konzerthaus Vienna,”Lange Nacht der Neuen Klänge”)

ARIEL for 10 instruments
(trumpet, percussion, DX7-synthesizer, piano and string sextet) (1992)

“…BEWEGT … VON KOMMENDEN ZEITEN …” („…moved…by coming times…“)
Music for ensemble and electronics (1996)
(flute, clarinet, french horn, percussion, piano, 2 vio., viola, violoncello, double bass)
First perf.: 19.9.1996: Langenzersdorf – Opening concert of NÖ Zeitgenössischen Herbsts – commissioned by Ensemble On Line Vienna

ON APES AND AGELS 2 (1996/2002)
Fragmented observations for mezzo soprano, ensemble and electronics.
First perf.: 11.4.2002 Radiokulturhaus Vienna, ÖGZM

EIGHT FLUTE MAGIC for 8 flutes (2004)
D: 17 Min. Commisioned by Vienna Flautists. First perf. (planned) for summer 2005

„…AUSSER SICH…“ for oboe, clarinet, french horn, trombone, percussion, piano, string quintet (and electronics ad lib.) 
 (2006)
D: 20 min. commissioned by Klangforum Wien

„evolution“ for saxophone, trumpet and ensemble (2012)
D: 14 min. commissioned by Ensemble Reconsil, First perf.: 22.2.2012, Arnold Schönberg Center

“ubu-ntu” (2013) for ensemble (Fl., Bassclar., Trp., Trb., Pno., Vio., Vla., Vc)
D: 11 Min. Commissioned by Ensemble Reconsil, world premiere: Oct. 2014

“Tiny Twelve Tone Tune Thing” (2014) for Ensemble and Electronics (ad.lib.)
D: 8 Min. commission of Max Brand Ensemble , First perf.: 15.1.2015

VOCAL AND SACRED MUSIC

VON AFFEN UND ENGELN („On apes and angles“) (1995)
Fragmented observations mezzo soprano, violoncello and piano.
First perf.: 5.2. 1996: Ambitus group in the Jugendstilsaal of Bank Austria

“WO HAT SICH DEIN GOTT HINGEWANDT ?” („Where did your God move to ?“)
cantata for mezzo soprano, mixed choir, trumpet, piano, percussion and tape (1994)
First perf.: 5.2.1995 Halle/Westf., commisioned by Haller Bachtage,

“MENSCHENBAUWERKWEGE” („HumanBuildingWays“) (1996)
cantata for soprano, mixed choir, 2 oboes, trumpet, organ, string quartet and tape
First perf.: 15.11.1999 Halle/Westf., commissioned by Haller Bachtage

INNERLICH STARK BEWEGT for violoncello and organ (2000)
7 liturgic miniatures to pictures by Christian Macketanz
First perf.: 2.11.2000 Marienkirche Lemgo (D), commission: Internationale Lemgoer Orgeltage

CYBER DRIFT THOUGTS for mixed choir and electronics (2001)
First perf.: 16.5.2001, Graz Stephaniensaal

PEACE AND LOVE SONGS (2002) for soprano, double bass recorder and electronics, First perf.: 17.5.2002: polycollege Vienna – IGNM

black tide echo (2010) for voices (SATB) and electronics
First perf.: 14.1.2010, Musikverein Vienna

CHAMBER MUSIC / SOLO PIECES WITHOUT ELECTRONICS

BEGEGNUNG („meeting“) (1989/90)
for soprano recorder and keyboard (piano or synthesizer) [pub. NÖ Musikedition]

3 PIANO PIECES (1990) [pub. at NÖ Musikedition NE 03001 and NE 03003]
First perf.: 7.2.1995 Haller Bachtage

MONOLOGUE (1990) for violin solo
First perf.: 7.2.1995 Haller Bachtage

TRUMPET-SQUIGGLE (1991) for trumpet solo
First perf.: 1.4.1991 Rainbow Music Festival, Kattowice (PL)

EXKURS (1991) for baritone saxophone solo
First perf.: 11.3.1997 Kulturspektakel in der Stadtinitiative Vienna

FOUR PIECES FOR ORGAN (1990/92)
First perf.:10.6.1994 Wiener Musik-Forum – St.Anna – Baumgarten

TAKE CARE (2003) for flute, percussion, accordion and violoncello
First perf.: June 2004 : Trossingen

FULL SCOPE FANCY (2003) for 2 clarinets und 2 saxophones (electronics ad lib.)
First perf.:25.5.2004: generator festival, Konzerthaus Wien

DANCING (2003) for clarinet and piano
First perf.: 24.11.2003, Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón, pierot lunaire ensemble

CALLING A SEA TURTLE (2005) for clarinet and bass clarinet (pedagogical project)

IN TUNE (2005) für five recorders

MOVED BY FUTURE TIMES (2005) for clarinet, violoncello and piano

Island music (2006) for Clarinet in Bb and Piano
First Performance: 19.11.2006

suite (2006) for baritone saxophon and Piano
First perf.: 1.6.2006

„down to earth“ (2006) for flute, harp and viola
First perf.: 19.11.2006. Selected for “annual list 2007” of IAMIC.

four sound islands (2006) für Violine solo
First perf.: 7.11.2006, http://www.ikultur.com, Brick-5

Hoquetus Africa (2008) for 2 clarinets
First perf.: Alte Schmiede Wien 13.6.2008

Seelenanatomie 148 (2011) for baritone, saxophone, percussion, e-guitar and cello
First perf.: 23.7.2011, Commissioned by Carinthischer Sommer

evolution and thought (2013) for violin, violoncello and piano
D: 12 min., first perf.: 20.4.2013, comm. by Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt dedic. to Haydn Piano Trio

ocean (2014) for violin solo
D: 5 min., wolrd premiere: 21th May 2014, David Alberman, ACF London

inside outside (2015) for 2 violins, viola, violoncello and double bass
D: 6 min., world premier: 26th Nov. 2015, Gruppe Ambitus, Off-Theater Vienna

Sound Call for brass quintet (2018)
D: 3 min., world premiere: 18.5.2018, Angewandte Wien

in[ter]dependence for saxophone quartett, electronics and video (2017)
D: 12 min., UA: 30.7.2017, Ladies Saxophone Quartet, Podium Festival, Kroatien

free dimensions for string quartet and tablet-Computers (2018)
D: 23 min., UA: 28.11.2018, Koehne Quartett, Wien Modern Festival (Commission)

 

PIECES WITH ELECTRONICS

Niemandslandverschmelzung („fusion of no mans land“) (1990) or trumpet and tape
First perf.: 31.3.1991 (Konzerthaus Vienna,”Lange Nacht der Neuen Klänge”)

ZWEI FRAGMENTE ZUM MOZARTJAHR
(„Two fragments for the Mozart anniversary“)(1991) for tape solo
First perf.: 11.3.1997 Kulturspektakel in der Stadtinitiative Vienna

DIE ENTDECKUNG DER LANGSAMKEIT I („exploring slowness 1“) (1993)
for recorder, violoncello, percussion and computer-generated tape
First perf.: 11.11.1993 Alte Schmiede Vienna

DIE ENTDECKUNG DER LANGSAMKEIT II („exploring slowness 2“) (1994)
for 4 trombones and computer-generated tape
CD: Triton Trombone Quartett – BIS Records, First perf.: 5. 7.96 Bad Oeynhausen (D)
DIE ENTDECKUNG DER LANGSAMKEIT III (1994) („exploring slowness 3“)
for 8 trombones and computer-generated tape
First perf.: 18.3.1995 (Konzerthaus Vienna, “Lange Nacht der Neuen Klänge”)

ETUDE for piano and ISPW (Ircam Signal Processing Workstation) (1993)
First perf.: 4.6.1993 IRCAM Atelier de l’Academie d’été
INTRODUCTION and ETUDE for piano and electronics (1994-1999)
First perf.: 22.11.1994 Musikhochschule Vienna, also: 4.4.1995: Alte Schmiede

INTERMEZZO for tape for L. Andriessen’s “Sweet” for Blockflöte

NOCTURNE for recorder and live-electronics (1995)
First perf.: 17.10.1995, Odeon, also 8.3.1997, Konzerthaus Vienna

SYMBIOSIS for accordeon and live-electronics (1997/98)
First perf.: 23.3.1998, Konzerthaus Vienna, “Hörgänge “

DYNAMISCHE GEWÄCHSE („Dynamic vegetation“)
for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, keyboard and electronics (1999)
First perf.: 23.10.1999, Schönberg-house Mödling, NewTonEnsemble

TIME-COLOUR-CONVOLUTION (work in progress)
Interactive sound environement for 2-8 musicians/singers and computer (1999)
First perf.: 12.12.1999, elektrokomplex ’99, Rhiz Vienna, NewTonEnsemble

INNERLICH STARK BEWEGT („heavily moved inside“)(2000)
7 miniatures for violoncello and electronics to pictures by Christian Macketanz
First perf.: 26.1.2001 Wittgensteinhaus Vienna, NewTonEnsemble

PEACE AND LOVE SONGS (2002) for soprano, double bass recorder and electronics, First perf.: 17.5.2002: polycollege Vienna – ISCM

MONOLOGUE (1990/2002) for violin and electronics
First perf.: 12.12.2002 Porgy & Bess, Vienna

FULL SCOPE FANCY (2003) for 2 clarinets und 2 saxophones, electronics and video
First perf.: 20.4.2004, http://www.generator.at, Konzerthaus Vienna

manuscript (2003/04) for zheng (chinese zither) and electronics
First perf.: 15.1.2004, Alte Schmiede, Vienna

„urban gypsies“ (2004) for oboe, electronics and silent movie
(silent movie by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy )
D: 20 min. First perf.: planned for spring 2004: commissioned by Klangforum Wien

KOPFJÄGERGESÄNGE (2005) for piano and electronics
D: 20 min. First perf.: 19.11.2005 ISCM Musikfest Salzburg, NewTonEnsemble

FOUR SOUND ISLANDS (2006) for violin and electronics
D: 14 min., First perf.: 7.11.2006, http://www.ikultur.com, Brick-5

„KlangLogBuch“ („Sound Log“) for piano and electronics:
ponso no tao (Asien), plenty o’ nothing (Amerika), ngeche (Afrika), didgeridoo (Australien), second horizon (Europa)
Duration: 90 min. Commission: Florian Hoelscher, First perf. of „ponso no tao“ und „plenty o’ nothing“: 16.2.2007, Making New Waves Festival, Budapest, First perf. of complete cycle: 8.2.2009, Festival Eclat, Stuttgart, Germany

„…ausser sich…“ for Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Trombone, Percussion, Piano, String quintet and electronics (2006)
D: 20 min. commissioned by Klangforum Wien

„minotaurus“ for saxophone, e-guitar, double bass, Erhu, Zheng and electronics 
 (2008) Commissioned by Ensemble Nikel. 11.11.2008 at Wien modern, and Tel Aviv, 1.1.2009

„drift field“ for e-guitar and electronics (2008)
Commissioned by Yaron Deutsch, First perf.: 19.10.2008, Wien, NewTonEnsemble

„black tide echo“ (2010) for voices (SATB) and electronics
First perf.: 14.1.2010, Musikverein Wien

„Hoquetus II“ (2010) for 2 Bohlen-Pierce-Clarinets and electronics
First perf.: 9.3.2010, Boston, Bohlen-Pierce-Conference

LASER TURING TEST (2010) for 2 dancers and 2 laser harps connected through internet. First perf.: 6.10.2010, Wien, Hamburg

„Wortlose Räume I“ and „Wortlose Räume II“ (2010) for dancer, tracking sensors, flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion, violin, violoncello, double bass and electronics
UA: 5.12.2010, Wien

TWO ARIAS AND ENCORE (2010) – compositions for Quintet.net (Internet-Performance) D: 9 min.

“Entschleunigung” (2012) for ensemble and electronics
D: 12 min. commissioned by Max-Brand-Ensemble

“like a painting” (2013) for cello and electronics
D: 15 min. commissioned by cercle – concert series for new music, world premiere: 9.10.2013, off-Theater, Vienna

“the devil dances in the empty pocket” (2012-2014) for any instruments and electronics
D: 12-18 Min. First perf.: 23.3.2012, Columbia University New York, USA

“culture wormhole” (2015) for recorder, guitar, pipa, erhu and electronics
D: 15 Min. First Perf.: 30.5.2015, echoraum wien

Three organ pieces with live electronics (2015)
D: 10 Min. First perf.: 18.5.2015, Wolfgang Kogert, RadioKulturhaus ORF.

in[ter]dependence for saxophone quartett, electronics and video (2017)
D: 12 min., First perf: 30.7.2017, Ladies Saxophone Quartet, Podium Festival, Kroatien

“free dimensions” for string quartet and 4 tablet computers (2018)
D: 20 min., First perf: November 2018, Koehne Quartet, Commission: Wien modern festival

PatheTimbriQue
for flute, saxophone, violin, violoncello, e-bass, percussion and electronics (2020)
First perf.: 29.09.2020, Janus Ensemble, Sargfabrik. Commission: Town of Vienna, Janus Ensemble

COLLECTIVE WORKS

“quiet calling” (2004)
for 2 double bass clarinets, turn tables and live-electronics (2 players)
Collective composition by Donna and Ernesto Molinari, German Toro-Perez, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong and Johannes Kretz
First perf: 16.5.2004, Semper Depot Vienna

“Bridges” (2005)
collective multimedia/Internet performance using Quintet.net software by Georg Hajdu
Collective composition by Kai Niggemann, Marlon Schumacher, Johannes Kretz, Andrea Szigetvári and Ivana Ognjanovic
Various performances in Internet and live in Stuttgart, Münster, Budapest, Hamburg

“Ko kon nashi” (2005/06) – audivisual collective work for shakuhachi, live electronics and live video
composed and performed by Michael McInerney [GB], Zlatko Baracskai [H], Duncan Chapman [GB], Stewart Collinson [GB], Balázs Horváth [H], Szabolcs Kerestes[H], Johannes Kretz [A], Barbara Sterk [H] und Andrea Szigetvári [H]
Commissioned by the “Making New Waves” festival, premiere: 22nd Feb 2006, Trafo, Budapest

“Quintessence” (2006/07)
collective multimedia/Internet performance using Quintet.net software by Georg Hajdu
Collective composition by Kai Niggemann, Marlon Schumacher, Johannes Kretz, Andrea Szigetvári, Stewart Collinson and Ivana Ognjanovic
Commissioned by “connecting media” conference, Hamburg, November 2006 and “music in the global village”, Budapest 2007.

BASCHET BIZINIUM (2008), Duo-Performance by Johannes Kretz and Andrea Szigetvári
First perf.: 26.11.2008, Hamburger Klangwerktage

“D(e)rive” for network ensemble and GPS Multimedia system – Collective composition by Kai Niggemann, Adam Siska, Johannes Kretz, Andrea Szigetvári and Ivana Ognjanovic
Duration: 60 min. First perf.: 10.12.2010, Pécs, European Cultural Capital, „Music in the global village“

Collaborative Music Theater ]…obscene…off scene …[ by ikultur.com (2010)
Multi media theater performance by and with Johannes Kretz, Weiya Lin, Jessica Huijnen, Hans Wagner, Balint Bolcso, Ernö Rubik, Hui Ye, Samu Gryllusz, Judit Varga
Duration: 120 min. First perf.: 12.11.2010, aNOther festival, Palais Kabelwerk Wien

into silence – collective performance by base collective (2018)
Philosophical artistic research Multimedia Performance by and with BASE collective: Arno Böhler, Anuradha Upadhyaya, Elisabeth Wilding, Janhavi Dharmankar, Johannes Kretz. Lilly Kroth. Martin Rumori, Susanne Valerie Granzer, Veronika Mayer, Wei-Ya Lin.
D: 90 min. UA: 20.3.2018, JNU, Delhi