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Clemens Gadenstätter

Born at Zell am See, Salzburg, in 1966, Clemens Gadenstätter studied composition with Erich Urbanner and Helmut Lachenmann.

He has been commissioned to compose for e.g. Musikbiennale Berlin, Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden (Donaueschinger Musiktage 2001 and 2005), ORF, Klangforum Wien, Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Recherche, Salzburger Festspiele and Steirischer Herbst.
His works have been performed e. g. by RSO Wien, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Hilversum Kamerorkest, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Recherche and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin under the direction of Peter Eötvös, Arturo Tamayo, Peter Hirsch and Johannes Kalitzke, as well as by soloists such as Ernst Kovacic, Marcus Weiss or Florian Müller.

Gadenstätter has received various awards and scholarships; in 2006 he was invited to Berlin by the DAAD. Since 1992 he has been collaborating frequently with artists such as Joseph Santarromana, Rose Breuss, Toni Kay and Lisa Spalt (ballade I, tag day. ein schreibspiel, Powered by Emphasis, 4 Szenen nach Goya); the pieces Stellwerk 1 and daily .werkschaft were created in cooperation with Ilse Kilic, Lisa Spalt and Fritz Widhalm.

Clemens Gadenstätter has been a lecturer at the music universities of Vienna and Graz since 1995; in 2003/04 he was appointed professor of music theory and analysis at the Musikuniversität Graz, where he also teaches composition. Between 1995 and 2000 he was the editor of the music magazine “ton” published by IGNM Austria; he is a member of .werkschaft and Grazer AutorInnenversammlung.

"The energie of the insub-ordinate": In akkor(d/t)anz, romantic piano music seethes with monumental chords while pop tunes suddenly pop in Songbook # 0–11. 
Listen in on this compilation of selected works from Clemens Gadenstätter’s impressive oeuvre. 
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