Klaus Ager ( born May 10, 1946 in Salzburg) is an Austrian composer and conductor. In 1975 he founded the Austrian Ensemble for New Music. He was for many years professor of composition in Bregenz and Salzburg. From 1995 to 2000 he was rector of the Mozarteum. Since 2004 he has been President of the Austrian Composers 'Association and since 2006 of the European Composers ' Forum in Brussels. He is one of the leading contemporary composers in Austria.
Klaus Ager studied from 1967 to 1970 piano, violin, composition with Cesar Bresgen, conducting with Gerhard Wimberger at the Mozarteum and musicology at Gerhard Croll at the University of Salzburg. From 1971 to 1973 he studied composition with Olivier Messiaen and then electroacoustic music with Pierre Schaeffer at the Conservatoire de Paris. He also attended courses in composition, electroacoustic and computer music with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luciano Berio.
From 1970 to 1971 he was accompanist at the Salzburg Festival. In 1973, he was a freelancer for Radio France in Paris from 1974 to 1978 by ORF in Salzburg. From 1975 to 1986 he headed the Austrian Ensemble for New Music. In 1977 he founded the Contemporary Music Festival aspects Salzburg, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2006. In 1994 he founded the aspects New Music Ensemble in Salzburg.
From 1973 to 1979 he was an assistant at the chair of music theory at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts "Mozarteum" in Salzburg. Abroad took him to the Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm (1974 ), the University of California, San Diego ( 1977) and Colgate University in Hamilton, New York (1979, 1981). In 1979 he became head of the chair for music analysis and from 1986 professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 1991 to 1995 he was vice-rector and rector from 1995 to 2000 ibid. In addition, he was from 1981 to 1986 professor of composition at the Conservatory Bregenz.
As of 2000, Klaus Ager especially the activity is dedicated as a guest composer and lecturer in South and North America and is a Europe for a betterment of the composer / composers. In 2003, he was able to achieve concerning subsidies and innovative products through its work that the Arovell music magazine was expanded to a medium color with a circulation of 700 copies per quarter. Together with Andor Losonczy, Herbert Grassl and others, he laid in the self-published edition 7 in Salzburg.
From 1981 to 1994 he was President of the European Conference of New Music organizer. Since April 2004 he has been President of the Austrian Composers' Association, in this capacity he initiated, inter alia, Congress " Composing in 21st century Europe ", which took place from 2 to 5 February 2006 at the Glass Hall of the Vienna Musikverein and as its most important result is a network of European composers associations in the making. In 2006 he became President of the European Society of Composers ECF, the European Composers ' Forum in Brussels. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
His compositions (including electro-acoustic and computer music ) have already been performed in North and South America, Australia, Europe, Japan and Korea.
- BETA break towards infinity for mixed choir and various tone generator, Op 22 (1975 )
- La Règle du jeu for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano op.28 (1978 )
- Coherence - incoherence II for choir and chamber orchestra op.30 (1980 )
- Singing at night for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano op.43 (1985 )
- The silent face of the night for alto / soprano, flute, guitar and percussion op.44 / I and II (1986 and 1996)
- KEATS for voice and ensemble, Op 62 (1991 /92)
- Peace, cantata for soloists and orchestra op 33/4 (2002)
- Duino III - Gesualdo for 5- part chorus op.82 (2004)
- HOSHI for wind quintet. Opus 13 (1975 )
- String Quartet Op 21 I (1977 )
- Coherence - incoherence I for 3 bass clarinets, Op 29 (1980 )
- Fades the light from the sea for orchestra, Op 33/3 (1981 )
- Lament for String Orchestra op.33 / 2 ( 1981)
- Sheets for Clarinet, Op 45 (1987-1989)
- Coherence - incoherence III for Flute, Op 46 (1987 )
- Serenade for fortepiano and ensemble op.60 / 1 ( 1990)
- Concert ( Serenade ) for Clarinet and Orchestra op.60 / 2 ( 1991)
- KHAGJA for flute and percussion, Op 64 (1992 )
- Three Little Pieces for Piano, Op 81 (2004)
- Camchatka for cello (2006)
- Agnus Dei, ballet music on tape (1980 )
- But the star sinds op 12 (1974 )
- Poemes, Op 14 (1976 )
- ORC17 for computer-generated tape op 33/1 (1981 )
- CLB512 for clarinet and tape, Op 39 (1983 )
- Bibyké, sound Mobile Project (1991 )
Writings (selection )
- Computer Music - End of euphoria? ISCM forum. In: Austrian music magazine 37 (1982 ) 7-8, pp. 432 f
- Three questions for the composer. In: Austrian music magazine 38 (1983 ) 3, pp. 154-166.
- Friedrich Cerha mirror. In: Melos 48 (1986 ) 3, pp. 2-39.
- The Ultrachromatismus Ivan Wyschnegradskys in melodic and rhythmic ways. In: microtones. Report on the Symposium internatationale Mikrotonforschung, Salzburg 1985. Edited by Franz Richter Herf -, Innsbruck, 1986, pp. 123-126.
- Olivier Messiaen. A special case? Thoughts on the occasion of his 80th birthday. In: Austrian music magazine 43 (1988 ), pp. 172-176.
- Professional music notation with the help of a personal computer. In: Association of Music Educators Austria (ed. ): The Music Education in the Electronic Age. VWGÖ, Vienna 1989, ISBN 3-85369-732-1, pp. 83-88.
- The Mozarteum School of Music and contemporary music. In: Austrian music magazine 46 (1991 ) 6, pp. 346 f
- Tonality - atonality. Schoenberg's String Quartet op 10, In: Capriccio di Strauss 1 (2004 ), pp. 7-11.
- From the domaine public payant to Mozart dime. In: Austrian music magazine 59 (2004) 11/12, pp. 31-35.
- Opener. In: Austrian music magazine 63 (2008) 7, p 1
- Microtonal composing. Statements of five composers. In: Austrian music magazine 63 (2008 ) 7, pp. 26-31.
- Joseph Diermaier ( b. 1964 )
- Dieter Lehnhoff ( b. 1955 )
- Wolfgang Lindner ( b. 1952 )