29th November 2018, 11:03 pm

 

Ö1 radio

 

Zeit-Ton: IKO@guts n faders

 

broadcast of the concert on october 10 at musikprotokoll im Steirischen Herbst
 
presented by Astrid Schwarz
 
 
 

NDR Nachtclub Radio 

in the night of wednesday/thursday 

15.11.2018 at 0:05

ndr nachtclub

 

repeated on NDR Blue

friday 16.11.2018, 1:05 pm (afternoon)

 

 

includes the 

Presentation of 

Now I m a Plant 

album and remixes

 

with live talks …. 

 

Out now

 

Remixes of the new album

 

Now I m a Plant

 

Pyrolator - Wooden Leg Remix 

 

In the garden of beauty - Now I m a Plant Remix 

 

stephaschweiger.bandcamp.com

 

October 10 2018 - releases

 

 

The video by Wolfgang Spelmans,

 

accompanying current album release Now I m a Plant

 

on stephaschweiger.bandcamp.com:

 

Now I m a Plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oktober 25 2018, 8.00 pm

at Marie-Antoinette

Holzmarktstraße 15, 10179 Berlin

 

Girl on Catfish:

Stepha Schweiger, Mani Schimchen, Pepe Pöschl, Mäx Huber

 

Tatsumi Ryusui / Adam Goodwin (Elmer Kussiac)

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/271271046931332/

 

 

 

October 6 2018, 9 pm

 

musikprotokoll 

at Steirischer Herbst Graz


 

ver.blich

for double bass and electronics

world premiere of the new version
 
guts n faders:

Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka: double bass

Peter Venus: electronic control and assignment for IKO-Lautsprecher of the institute for electronic music Graz

 

 

 

 

Album release:

 

NOW I M A PLANT

 

Produced by Hanno Leichtmann with electronic sounds, basses and loops

 

stephaschweiger.bandcamp.com

 

Stepha Schweiger - Now I m a Plant

Released on: 17.07.2018

Tracks: 12 

 

Vocals and piano:

Performed and recorded by Stepha Schweiger

Rough Effects Mix: Thomas Stern

 

Produced by Hanno Leichtmann with electronic sounds, basses and loops

Mixed by Hanno Leichtmann and Stepha Schweiger

Mastering: Ulrich Müller

Visual concept: Wolfgang Spelmans

 

Music by Stepha Schweiger

Copyright & publishing 2018

 

This album conveys such a beautiful atmosphere – and for me its 

purist combination of piano, electronic sounds and voice is phenomenally successful.

Kurt Dahlke / Pyrolator

 

Following directly on the premiere of her music theatre The Mark on the Wall – based on the short story of the same name by Virginia Woolf – Stepha Schweiger has now recorded and released poems by Katherine Mansfield in their first-ever musical setting. 

This unique album was produced by Hanno Leichtmann. He has enriched the piano and voice recordings with electronic sounds, basses and loops, while completely renouncing drums. 

 

The title song Now I m a Plant is included in an instrumental and a sung version. The pianist Stepha Schweiger sings about plant worlds and wandering around as insects fly through the air. Wolfgang Spelmans - responsible for the visual concept - is crafting the album s atmospheric mood and feel with a uniform consistency from the cover through to the planned videos.

 

The songs float and soar intrinsically, revealing ever-new musical routes as they do so. And the sounds stream into our minds like reveries, bearing us away to a nocturnal cosmos, embedded in a pillowy sanctuary: With the congenial musical adaptation and the words of a great poet joining the listeners on their journey.

 

Katherine Mansfield left behind truly fascinating texts, with most of them not intended for publication. They reminisce about her childhood in New Zealand, and broach the subjects of nature, everyday life, solitude, myths, fulfilment and death. 

 

Piece by piece, assemblies of text and sounds are constructed: hallucinatory, compelling and concrete. With this new masterpiece now waiting to be discovered by her audiences, as Stepha Schweiger astounds and amazes them over and over. A second edition with further texts by Katherine Mansfields is under preparation.

 

available on: stephaschweiger.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

New report in Missy Magazine (print) by Judyta Smykowski

 

 

july 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#14 Hotel Bars 17.6.2018 Reboot.fm 

 

"Strange Hotels" and more from the upcoming album "Now I m a Plant" (17.7.2018  stephaschweiger.bandcamp.com), the premiere of "Sommerregen" 16.6.2018 at Staatsoper Berlin, Atonale in the Neue Werkstatt, and "The Mark on the Wall" with first sound examples of the performance at Festival "neue musik im Stadthaus Ulm" 08.04.2018 ...

 

http://reboot.fm/2018/06/17/neue-musik-14/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mark on the Wall

 

Review in the neue Musikzeitung 

 

nmz

 

 

 

 

Out on mai 25 2018

 

Ed Williams - Echo Chamber 6 - Stepha Schweiger

 

Ed Williams interviewing me, discussing manuscripts of his father as well as playing my music, including one song from my upcoming release "Now I m a Plant" (17.7.18 bandcamp).

To listen to this work I recommend a quiet moment - it lasts almost 2 hours - and an amplifying sound system:

 

https://edwilliams.xyz/posts/

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Article by Florian L. Arnold in the Augsburger Allgemeine

 

on "The Mark on the Wall" in Ulm on Sunday, 08. April 2018

 

Augsburger-Allgemeine.de

 

 

Article by Udo Eberl in the Südwest Presse

 

on "The Mark on the Wall" in Ulm on Sunday, 08. April 2018

 

SWP.de

 

 

 

press 

 

Die taz:

 

article by Franziska Buhre  

 

about Pacifico Exercises

 

10th and 11th March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

The Mark on the Wall

 

in Ulm on April 8 2018 

 

THE MARK ON THE WALL

 

 

TRAILER of a scenic work by Aniara Amos: 

 

youtube 

  

PREMIERE

 

THE MARK ON THE WALL

Music theatre by Stepha Schweiger

based on the story of the same name

by Virginia Woolf

first published in 1917

 

 

13 th october 2017, 8 pm

further performances on 14th and 15th of october, 8 pm

Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin

 

http://ackerstadtpalast.de/Events/The-Mark-on-the-Wall-Musiktheater 

 

Directing and stage: Sebastian Bauer

Stage and costumes: Nora Lau

Video: Phillip Hohenwarter

 

with

Anna Clementi, singing

Leo Chadburn, speaking

Ziv Frenkel, dance

and

European Music Project:

Chatschatur Kanajan, conducting

Christian Vogel, clarinet

Franka Herwig, accordion

Johannes Öllinger, e-guitar

Jürgen Grözinger, percussion

Antonis Annissegos, piano

Miriam Götting, viola

Adam Goodwin, double bass

Florian Tippe, sound

Ulrich Müller, mastering

 

Dramaturgical and production support: Eike Mann
Production assistance: Nele Gehricke
 

supported by the Federal Association of Fringe Theatre and Danceperformers in Baden-Württemberg with funds of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Art in Baden-Württemberg.

 

TRAILER (2015), scenic work by Aniara Amos: youtube 

 

 

THE MARK ON THE WALL

 

Music theatre 

 

Premiere concertante in London, UK

 

13th August 2017, Tete a Tete Opera Festival

 

 

Trailer 

Video

Tickets

 

 

Released now:

 

 

Issue # 17 "KunstMusik" by World Edition, Cologne,

 

 

includes my recent text "In-tonare" written in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The article about VISIONMUSIQUE

 

 

 

in Mittelbayerische Zeitung

 

by Fritz Wallner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUBIES Remix out:

 

https://soundcloud.com/songs-by-stepha/stepha-rubies-remix-by-stern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONGS

 

 

The video from the recent EP "STEPHA - DISSOLVE INTO":

 

RUBIES

 

https://youtu.be/H0Fy309I8gc

 

 

 

Konzertvideo

 

Stepha 

 

BKA Club Konzert

 

 

 

 


Our new video "Dissolve into" from the EP "Dissolve into" is out now !
  

Dissolve into

 

video by Vincent Stefan

 

 

Stepha "Dissolve into"

 

on amazon:

 

LP

 

EP

 

OUT NOW!

 

GOING NOWHERE

 

Video

 

from the EP "Dissolve into" by Stepha

 

Am 26. Juli 2016 erscheint die EP "Stepha - Dissolve into" auf Vinyl und als 7''-Single (Rubies | Dolphin Song).

Review of this EP "Stepha - Dissolve into" on Er-em-online:

Die Berliner Avantgarde-Komponistin Stepha Schweiger dürfte erfahrenen Regensburger Szene-Kennern duchaus noch geläufig sein. Musikalisch war sie ja auch einige Jahre in Regensburg aktiv, Ende er 80er als Mitglied der Band Sex Trash. Die waren ja bekanntlich die Vorläufer-Band von Baby You Know, schließlich spielten hier auch Erhard Grundl, Michael Schott und Robert „Pepe“ Pöschl. Und mit dieser neuen Produktion, die Ende 2015 digital und als limitiere CD in einer 300er Auflage, erschien, schließt sich der Kreis. Die sechs Songs dieser ep wurde von Robert Pöschl zusammen mit Stepha produziert, der auch Bass spielte. Außerdem waren bei den Aufnahmen neben Berliner Musikern auch Manfred Schimchen (vocals, guitar) und Maex Huber (drums) dabei, die ja später zusammen mit Pepe und Michael Schott „Chief Joseph“ gründeten. Der Sound auf dieser Produktion ist allerdings anders, bewegt sich zwischen Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Punk und Indie-Pop – recht nuancenreich. Drei der Songs sind recht ruhig und dezent, wirken richtig filigran: „Rubies“, „Going nowhere“ und der Titeltrack „Dissolve into“. Dagegen ist „My favourite street“ stärker rockig ausgerichtet und geht mit Drive ab, ähnlich tönt „At the end of the night“. Einen leichten psychedelischen Einschlag mit dominanter Orgel hat „Dophin“. Gut Mischung, die allerdings nach knapp 20 Minuten schon vorbei ist. Inzwischen hat Stepha mit Pepe, Manfred Schimchen und Maex Huber eine neue Band gegründet: Girls on Catfish. Die spielten kürzlich ein Konzert in Landshut, möglicherweise kommen die vier auch mal nach Regensburg und stellen dann diese Songs vor. (Little Salt) no.men

 

http://www.er-em-online.de/index.php/review/cd/item/dissolve-into

 

 

NEW MUSIC

 

 

Trio Sonar recorded my string trio "SPUR".

 

These and other recordings can be found on soundcloud.

 

 

 

 

 

Freisinger Tagblatt, 27. Januar 2015, 

anlässlich der Psychedelic-Art-Rock-Night im Lindenkeller Freising, 24. Januar 2015:
 
"Für einen der musikalischen Höhepunkte sorgte derweil eine Gruppierung um die Berliner Avantgarde-Komponistin Stepha (Schweiger): Zusammen mit Drummer Mäx Huber aus Moosburg … entwarf die experimentell und progressiv zu Werke gehende Band Klangcollagen, die an Marianne Faithfull oder Velvet Underground erinnerten."
 

 

 

 

 New Music:

 

 

- CD: Stepha Schweiger, "visionmusique"         

 

 Skira:

 

 

 Klaus Schöpp: Flöten, Claudius von Wrochem: Violoncello, Gerhard Scherer: Akkordeon

 

frango phragmón extended:

Gerhard Scherer: Akkordeon, Stepha Schweiger: elektronische Bearbeitung

 

Sites:

Cosima Gerhardt: Violoncello, Samuel Stoll: Horn

 

Ver-blich: 

Didier Meu: Kontrabass, Realisierung der Elektronik am Ircam, Paris

 

frango phragmón:

Gerhard Scherer: Akkordeon

 

  duration: 55 minutes

 

 

 - EP CD: "Sp19ri9ng one for Piano"

Stepha Schweiger: Piano. Recorded on Steinway B Grand Piano at Baby Monster Studios, New York City in 1991, first release in 1992 on music cassette, remastered 2012, duration: 20 Minuten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My review of the LP:

 

Marc Sabat, Les Duresses, Care of Editions, 

 

appears in: 

 

Positionen, Texte zur aktuellen Musik, Nr. 102

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Stepha Schweiger "Einige Überlegungen zu Komposition,

   Sprache und Alltag",

 

  

 

   Gösta Neuwirth zum 75. Geburtstag;

  

   in: KUNSTzeitung, Usedomer Kunstverein, 2nd edition

 

 

 

soundcloud: songs

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

STEPHA - THROUGH THE SCREEN

 

cd

 

 

 

 Stepha Schweiger, vocals, CP-80-piano, grand piano,

hammond C3, synthesizer, acoustic and electric guitars

 

Jeremy Woodruff, saxophone

Isabella Fassina, violin

 

Dave Cupp, electric guitar

Klemens Klarhorst, bass

Brendan Dougherty, drums

 

 

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