Jürg Frey

Concerts

2022

8. Dezember

Borås 

Jürg Frey: Invention (1990) 
Jürg Frey:(unbetitelt) I (1990/1994) 
Jürg Frey:(unbetitelt) II (1990) 
Jürg Frey:(unbetitelt) III(1990/1994) Jürg Frey:(unbetitelt) VI (1990) 
Jürg Frey:No.1/No.2 (1990) 

Björn Nilsson, Boras Ensemble,  Bozzini Quartet

13. November

S’Hertogenbosch, November Music

Willem Twee Toonzaal

11:30  Jürg Frey: Les signes passagers 
Keiko Shichijo, fortepiano

13:00
Jürg Frey: Windwörter
Jürg Frey: As imperceptibly as Grief
Joe Puglia, Violin
Keren Motseri, Soprano

14:30
Jürg Frey: The Wind Moves Them 

Jürg Frey: Garden of Transparency

New European Ensemble

16:00
Jürg Frey: string quartet nr 4

 Bozzini Quartet


8. November
Tilburg (NL), De Link
Jürg Frey: string quartet nr 3

 Bozzini Quartet


29.Oktober

Amsterdam, Orgelpark

2nd Amsterdam Wandelweiser Festival
Jürg Frey: toucher l’air (deux pianos) (2019)Dante Boon & Keiko Shichijo, 2 piano’s (wereldpremière)
Jürg Frey: Leaves, Instruments (2022) WP

Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble


18. September
Prag, Quiet Music Festival 

Jürg Frey: Circular music No.8
Prague Quiet Music Collective


7. September
Bussels, QO-2

Jürg Frey: Circular Music No 2
Jürg Frey: Extended Circular Music No 1
Jürg Frey: Extended Circular Music No 2
 Stan Maris – accordeon, Florence Cats – theremin, Victor Guaita – viola, Yannick Guédon – voice , Clara Lévy – violin , D’incise – electronics

 

8. Juli

Freiburg (D) St. Michaels-Kapelle 
Jürg Frey: 22 Sächelchen (Auswahl)

duo Contour: Stephen Altoft, Trompete und Flügelhorn
Lee Forrest Ferguson, Schlagzeug

3 Juli
Zürich, Walcheturm
Jürg Frey: The Margins of Memory (World premiere)
Christian Buck Guitar, Christian Wolfarth Percussion

May 24
Berlin, KM28,
Jürg Frey: Guitarist, alone
Seth Josel

May 13t
New York City, NY, Zürcher Gallery
Jürg Frey: Metall, Stein
Jürg Frey: toucher l'air (percussion quartett)
Talujon Ensemble: Ian Antonio, Caitlin Cawley, Tom Kolor, Matt Ward

May 6
Bowling Green, State University, Ohio
Jürg Frey: Glasfered I
Ian Antonio, Percussion

29. April
Bern, HKB
Jürg Frey: Un champ de tendresse parsemé d'adieus (4) 
Jürg Frey: canones incerti

Sibylle Erb / Daniel Hernandez / Benjamin Jaton / Xavier Käser / Damien Kuntz / Daniel Miska / Dorival Roshard 
Leitung: Alexandra Grimal 


28 April
Oslo, Only Connect Festival
Jürg Frey: String Quartet 4 (World Premiere)

Bozzino Quartet

23. April
Borås (S)
Jürg Frey: One Instrument, Series (3)
Björn Nilsson, Organ

April 9
Bristol (UK)
Jürg Frey: one instrument (series) 3
Huw Morgan, Organ


March 13
Brussel, Koninklijk Conservatorium
Jürg Frey: String Trio
Goeyvaerts String Trio

10 March
London, Wigmore Hall
Jürg Frey: 2nd string quartet
apartment house

13 February 

Nijmegen, Moderne Musik Nijmegen

Jürg Frey: Windwörter (2018)

Joseph Puglia – viool
Keren Motseri – sopraan


10 février

Paris-Montreuil, La Marbrerie

Jürg Frey: toucher l’air (flûte basse, violoncelle, piano)

Ensemble L’Instant Donné


5 February
Brugge, Concertgebouw
Jürg Frey: Les signes passagers ( world premiere)
Keiko Shichijo, pianoforte

31. Januar

Freiburg im Breisgau, Institut für Neue Musik

Jürg Frey: toucher l’air (flûte basse, violoncelle, piano)

Ensemble L’Instant Donné






2021

12. Dezember

St. Gallen, Kunst Halle

11. Dezember

Le Locle, ancienne poste

Jürg Frey: Continuité, fragilité, résonance

Quatuor Bozzini, Konus Quartett

30 Novembre

 Rezé, la Soufflerie (F)

Jürg Frey: Abendlied, Cadillac, No 32,  from «50 Sächelchen», for guitar

Ictus Ensemble

 
November 14
Los Angeles, M.E.C. Monday Evening Concerts
Jürg Frey: toucher l'air
Carol Robinson, Birbyne

13th November

Bristol (UK)

Jürg Frey: One instrument, series (3)

Jürg Frey: extended circular music V

Huw Morgan, organ

 

12. November,

Baden, Historisches Museum

Jürg Frey: Streichquartett 2 & 3

Quatuor Bozzini

8. November
Paris, Fondation Cartier
Jürg Frey: String Quartet N. 2
Ictus Ensemble

7. November
Borås, Caroli församlingshem

Jürg Frey: Streichtrio (1997)
Quatuor Bozzini


7. November

Aarau, Piano Lounge

Jürg Frey: Floating Categories

Jürg Frey: 60 Pieces of Sound

Jürg Frey:  More or Less Normal

Jürg Frey: Circular Music No.6

 Kevin Sommer Workshop Ensemble

3. Oktober

Taufers (I)

Jürg Frey: Sam Lazaro Bros

Guy Vandromme, piano

2 Octobre

Vandoeuvre-Lès-Nancy (France), Centre Culturel André Malraux, festival de création sonore
Jürg Frey: Je Laisse à la Nuit son Poids d’Ombre

ensemble]h[iatus

24. 25. 26. September
Biel/Bienne, Uetikon am See, Basel

Jürg Frey: "Fragile Balance"
Ensemble Studio 6 & Jonas Kocher

25. September

Den Haag, Nieuwe Kerk

Jürg Frey: The Wind Moves Them (WP)

Jürg Frey: Hügel Schatten Landschaften

Jürg Frey: Garden of Transparency

New European Ensemble

3. September

Bern, Musikfestival Bern

5. September

Basel, Achermannshof

6. September

Küsnacht, Kantonsschule
Jürg Frey: Continuité, fragilité, résonance (UA)

Quatuor Bozzini, Konus Quartett


19 Août
Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx (F) 

Le bruit de la musique

Jürg Frey: Toucher l’air (Quatre percussions)

Ensemble This Ensemble That

19. Juni
Tel Aviv 

Jürg Frey: Paysage pour Gustave Roud

Jürg Frey: Architektur der Empfindung

Ensemble Musica Nova

3 Juin 18 h  /  20 h

Montréal, Église du Gesù

Jürg Frey: Unhörbare Zeit

Quatuor Bozzini 

Kristie Ibrahim (percussions)

Fabrice Marandola (percussions)


May 29
Auckland (NZ),
Partitions & Resonances
Jürg Frey: More or Less Normal

Mark Menzies & Johnny Chang, violins


May 27
St. Petersburg reMusik International New Music Festival
Jürg Frey: Mémoire, horizon
Konus Quartett

May 20
Tel Aviv, Suzanne Dellal Center
Jürg Frey: Anonymous Melodies
(Premiere)
Ensemble Musica Nova

15. / 16. Mai
Zürich, Walcheturm
Jürg Frey: Ohne Titel (für Agnes Martin)
Sebastian Hofmann, Martin Lorenz, Schlagzeug

1. 2. 6. 7.  Mai
Luzern, Basel, Fribourg, Lausanne
Jürg Frey: Brachland
Alejandro Olivam, Saxophon
Adrian Albaladejo, Posaune

23 avril
Genève, Archipel
Jürg Frey: Le poids d’ombre (2020) pour violon et viole de gambe
Anouck Genthon, live
Pierre-Yves Martel, projection

25. März
Berlin, MaerzMusik
Jürg Frey: Streichquartett No.4 (Uraufführung)
Bozzini Quartett
Musik Film / On demand

18.Januar
London, Wigmore Hall
Jürg Frey: Circular Muisc No. 2
Britten Sinfonia, Jack Sheen, conductor
Live stream


2020

17. Dezember
Montréal / Genève
Jürg Frey:  Le poids d’ombre
Anouck Genthon & Pierre-Yves Martel
Live stream

28. November
London,
Christ Church Spitalfields, 
Jürg Frey: Landscape of Echos (Premiere)
EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble | Conducted by James Weeks

November 8

Groningen, Netherlands

Jürg Frey: Windwörter

Keren Motseri soprano, Joe Puglia violin

Novembre 4
Besançon
Jürg Frey: Sounds sing themselves
Jürg Frey: Im Bereich des Möglichen
Martine Altenburger, violoncelle
cancelled


4. / 5. November
Zürich,
Walcheturm
Jürg Frey: Ohne Titel (für Agnes Martin)
Sebastian Hofmann, Martin Lorenz, Schlagzeug
cancelled

October 29th

Marijampolė Culture Center, Lithuania.

Jürg Frey: toucher l’air (Birbyne)

Darius Klisys 


Oktober 4
Festival van Flaanderen, Mechelen, Huis Perrekes
Jürg Frey - Les tréfonds inexplorés des signes pour piano (24-35) – 12 Klavierstücke
Guy Vandromme - Klavier 


Octobre 4
Gradignan (F), Théâtre Des Quatre Saisons
Jürg Frey: Je laisse à la nuit son poids d’ombre (Première)
Ensemble]h[iatus

25. September
Lausanne,
Obsession Records, 
Jürg Frey: Zeichen auf der stillen Fläche des Papiers 

Christian Buck, Christian Wolfarth


22nd  September
Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery
Jürg Frey: A Memory of Perfection
Milan Paľa, violin

12 septembre
Limoges (F), Place Saint Pierre
Jürg Frey: As imperceptibly as grief
Hélène Fauchère

12. / 13. September
Cannobio/Lugano,
Campus Trevano,
Jürg Frey: toucher l'air, Uraufführung
Manuel Zurria fl, Francesco Dillon vc, Emanuele Torquati pno

5. September
Mantova (I), Palazzo Te
Jürg Frey: A Memory of Perfection
Jürg Frey: Circular Music n.7
Aldo Campagnari violino
Saverio Tasca vibrafono

6. September
Trossingen, Atelier Martin Wernert,
Biel, 5. September,  Voirie,
Zürich, 4. September,  Walchturm,
Jürg Frey: Zeichen auf der stillen Fläche des Papiers 

Christian Buck, Christian Wolfarth


6 June
Tel Aviv,  Teiva Hall

Jürg Frey: Paysage pour Gustave Roud 

Jürg Frey: architektur der empfindungen

Ensemble Musica Nova


20 May,
Haifa, ContComp
Jürg Frey: Paysage pour Gustave Roud 
Jürg Frey: architektur der empfindungen

Ensemble Musica Nova


April 19,
Singapore, Concert Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Jürg Frey:  Extended Circular Music No. 1 

 25. März

Binningen, Kirche St. Margarethen
Jürg Frey: Fragile Balance

Ensemble Studio 6

24. März,
Biel, Association bruit
Jürg Frey: Fragile Balance

Ensemble Studio 6


Küsnacht
,  16. März
Aarau, 8. März
Bern, 3. März
Luzern, 28. Februar
Zürich, 25. Februar
Jürg Frey: Circular Music No.5
Dominik Blum, Klavier

February 27
Edinburgh, Reid Concert Hall, 
Jürg Frey: Late Silence
The Contemporary Ensemble is directed by Professor Peter Nelson

22. Februar

Basel,  RADIAL WURM 
Jürg Frey - More or Less Normal 
Gyre Ensemble

February 19

Victoria, BC, Canada,
A place to listen
Jürg Frey: Pianist, alone
Daniel Brandes, piano

February 15
Los Angeles, Human Resources
Jürg Frey: Quintet
Katie Porter clarinet
KOAN quartet

31. Januar
Baden (CH) NUMU
Jürg Frey: touchier l'air (quatre percussions)
Ensemble This Ensemble That

22. January
Barcelona ,  Auditori 

Jürg Frey: Time Intent Memory

Ensemble Contrechamps

Basel, 22. Januar
Zürich, 19. Januar
Aarau, 18. Januar
Köniz, 16. Januar
Jürg Frey: Extended Circular Music No.4 Piano Trio
Absolut Trio

January 15
Eesti Raadio 1. Stuudio 
Ensemble U
Jürg Frey: Circular Music No 6
Jürg Frey: Circular Music No 7

January 5

Stockholm
Jürg Frey: Klavierstück II

Rasmus Borg, piano

Discography

I Listened to the Wind Again
Hélène Fauchère - Soprano, Carol Robinson. - Clarinet, Nathalie Chabot - Violin, Agnès Vesterman - Cello, Garth Knox - Viola, Sylvain Lemêtre - Percussion 
Louth Contemporary Music Society


 l'air, l'instant - deux pianos
(Reinier van Houdt / Dante Boon, piano) 
elsewhere 014

Echo.Trio.Fragile.Eyot.
Angharad Davies, violin
Johnny Chang, viola
Stefan Thut, violoncello

Antonio Correa, piano

Jürg Frey, harmonica, melodica, piano, bird pipes
new wave of jazz nwoj0029


Fields, Traces, Clouds 
Ensemble Ordinary Affects: 
Luke Martin electric guitar
Laura Cetilia cello
J.P.A. Falzone piano / vibraphone
Morgan Evans-Weiler, violin
and Jürg Frey, clarinet
Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 1911

120 Pieces of Sound

Ordinary Affects (Morgan Evans-Weiler violin, Luke Martin guitar, Laura Cetilia cello, J.P.A. Falzone keyboards), Jürg Frey, clarinet,  bass clarinet

elsewhere 003

 

Early to late

Jürg Frey: Late Silence (+Magnus Granberg)

Grizzana Ensemble

Another Timbre at121

 

Jürg Frey: L’âme est sans retenue (I)

Jürg Frey, electronics

Erstwhile Records ErstClass 002-5

 

Jürg Frey: Ephemeral Constructions

University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop, Greg Stuart (director)

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 1709


Jürg Frey: Collection Gustave Roud

Jürg Frey clarinet, Stephen Altoft, trumpet, Andrew McIntosh violin, Stefan Thut cello, Regula Konrad, soprano, Lee Ferguson, percussion, Dante Boon piano. 

Another Timbre at115x2
The recording was recommended on the list of 10 notable recordings by Alex Ross (THE NEW YORKER) in 2017.

 

Jürg Frey: Circles and Landscapes

Philip Thomas, Piano

Another Timbre at91

 

Jürg Frey: grizzana and other pieces 2009 – 2014

Another Timbre at86x2

 

Jürg Frey: string quartet no. 3 / unhörbare Zeit

Quatuor Bozzini, Lee Ferguson, Christian Smith

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 1507

The CD was at the top of the list of 10 notable recordings in THE NEW YORKER (Alex Ross) 2016

 

Jürg Frey: guitarist, alone

Cristián Alvear

Another Timbre / Cathnor at86x2 / Cath021

 

Jürg Frey: Portrait

Mondrian Ensemble, Konus Quartett

Grammont Portrait CTS-M 144

 

Jürg Frey: 24 Wörter

Regula Konrad, Sopran, Andrew McIntosh, Violine, Dante Boon, Klavier

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 1407

 

Jürg Frey: more or less

a.pe.ri.od.ic; Leitung: Nomi Epstein

New Focus Recordings FCR151

 

Jürg Frey: Pianist, alone 1 & 2

R. Andrew Lee, Piano

Irritable Hedgehog IHM 021 (x2)

 

Jürg Frey: Instruments, Field Recordings, Counterpoint 

(+Radu Malfatti:shoguu)

Jürg Frey clarinet, Radu Malfatti, trombone

Erstwhile Records 072-2

 

Jürg Frey: Piano Music

R. Andrew Lee, Piano

Irritable Hedgehog IHM 006

 

Jürg Frey: Metall, Stone, Skin, Foliage, Air (1996-2001)

Nick Hennings, Percussion

L’innomable records 

 

Jürg Frey: Weites Land, tiefe Zeit

8 Cds, elektronisch

b-boim records

 

Jürg Frey: 22 Sächelchen (+ Antoine Beuger: dedekind duos)

DuoContour

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 0906

 

Jürg Frey: Landschaft mit Wörtern (Installation)

Jürg Frey, Sprache, Mundharmonika

b-boim records

 

Jürg Frey: Streichquartette

Quatuor Bozzini

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 0410

 

Jürg Frey: Klavierwerke1978–2001 

John McAlpine, Klavier 

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 0201

 

Jürg Frey: Ohne Titel (2 Violinen) (+ Luigi Nono: Hay que caminar, sognando)

Joanna Becker, Clemens Merkel, Violine

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 0103

 
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Antoine Beuger: Two / too

Jürg Frey, Klarinette; Irene Kurka, Sopran

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 0903/04

 

Christian Wolff: Stones. Wandelweiser Komponisten-Ensemble

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 9604

 

Jürg Frey, Klarinette, Bassklarinette. Werke von Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, Burkhard Schlothauer, Jürg Frey

Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 9608

 

Jürg Frey, Klarinette. Antoine Beuger: dialogues (silences), John Cage: Music for One Edition Wandelweiser Records EWR 9607


Biography

Jürg Frey was born in Aarau in 1953. After finishing his studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, he began a career as a clarinetist. 

Until the age of 40, his work as composer remained mostly private, behind his activities as a clarinetist, family man, festival organizer and clarinet teacher for children.

In the early 1990’s he became a member of the wandelweiser composer collective, an experience of inspiration, challenge and long lasting friendships. 

 

In this time also begins his international activities.  He developed his own language as a composer and sound artist with the creation of wide, quiet sound spaces. His work is marked by an elementary non-extravagence of sound, a sensibility for the qualities of the material, and precision of compositional approach. Sometimes his compositions bypass instrumentation and duration altogether and touch on aspects of sound art. 

Jürg Frey has particularly often been the guest of small, creative concert organizers such as Klangraum Düsseldorf, music we’ d like to hear (London), Ny Musik Boras (Sweden), The Dog Star Orchestra (Los Angeles), heim.art Neufelden (Austria) The Miniaturist Ensemble (New York), Klang im Turm (Munich), a.pe.ri.od.ic (Chicago), Louth Contemporary Music Society (Ireland), the wulf (Los Angeles), and Ordinary Affects (Boston).

 He has also received invitations from renowned institutions such as MaerzMusik (Berlin), Interpretations (New York), the Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris), Constellations (Chicago), Time:Spans (New York) and Donaueschingen Musiktage (Germany).

His recordings are published by Edition Wandelweiser Records (Germany),b-boim records, (Austria), L’innomable records (Slovenia), Irritable Hedgehog (US),Cathnor (UK), Grammont (Switzerland) Erstwhile Records (US) New Focus Redcordings (US) ftarri (JAP), Another Timbre (UK) and elsewhere (US).

 

In 2010 he was the guest composer at the Other Minds Festival of New Music in San Francisco.  In 2015 he was the Composer in Residence at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK). .