if only it were not bound to (string quartet, 2016)
what you see, is it (2 trombones, 2016)
receptive field (perc ensemble, 2016) excerpt
if only it were not bound to (string quartet, 2016) excerpt


''…Manuela Meier’s [music] bristled with movement and impulse, throughout, the antiphonal exchanges between the two percussionists a delight to the senses. […] The composer treated us to a plethora of timbres and colours and what seemed to our 'insectified' ears like a stunning range of dynamics, from the whisperings of wood against a smooth metal edge to the harsh complaints of friction-making textured metal surfaces […]. It all had the feeling of some kind of inner reality, akin to the flowing of blood, impulsings of a nervous system or an intelligence network processing sensory responses.''

Peter Mechen, Middle C - Classical Music Reviews, Wellington, New Zealand, 02 June 2012



Manuela Meier: if only it were not bound to (2016), JACK Quartet


Upcoming events

for Recent events, see below


LECTURE & PRESENTATION OF WORKS

Lecture and presentation of works 2015-2017

May 02, 2017
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL (US)


NEW WORK for violoncello, world premiere

Kevin McFarland, violoncello

Feb 10, 2018, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


NEW WORK for string octet, world premiere

JACK Quartet & Mivos Quartet

May 19, 2018, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


NEW WORK for violin, world premiere

May 19, 2018, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


WHAT YOU SEE, IS IT (2016) – for 2 trombones, Austrian premiere

Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki, trombones

Nov 15-18, 2018
Bludenzer Tage für zeitgemäße Musik (BTzM)
30 Years of Bludenzer Tage für zeitgemäße Musik Festival
Austria


NEW WORK for bass clarinet and electronics, world premiere

Richard Haynes, bass clarinet

performance details to be announced soon


NEW WORK for accordion and electronics, world premiere

Manuela Meier, accordion

performance details to be announced soon






JACK Quartet recording Manuela Meier's 'if only it were not bound to', February 2016. // photograph by Manuela Meier

Recent events


OTHERWISE (2017) for 2 pianists and 2 percussionists, world premiere

Ensemble Yarn/Wire

18.03.2017, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


WHAT YOU SEE, IS IT (2016) – for 2 trombones, world premiere

Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki, trombones

22.10.2016, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


RECEPTIVE FIELD (2016) – for 5 percussionists, world premiere

Juanita Fernández, Theofanis Gkioles, Wim Pelgrims, Stanislas Pili, Angus Wilson, percussion

12.08.2016, 4pm
Edith Stein Schule
48. Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt
48th Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music
Darmstadt, Germany


ONE MORE COULD BE BEYOND (2016) – for string trio and ensemble, world premiere

for b.fl, b.clar, perc, pno, vln, vla, vlc Ensemble Recherche

21.05.2016, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


IF ONLY IT WERE NOT BOUND TO (2016) – for string quartet, world premiere

JACK Quartet – Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld, John Pickford Richards, Kevin McFarland

06.02.2016, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


EPAR (2014) – for ensemble, UK premiere

Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin

21.11.2015, 7.30pm
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival – hcmf\\
St.Paul's Hall, Huddersfield, UK

Austrian Music at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with works by the Austrian composers Beat Furrer, Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang, Peter Jakober, Thomas Larcher and Manuela Meier MICA/Music Export Austria


CD PRESENTATION event

mica – music austria presents CD Austrian Heartbeats no.02

21.11.2015, 2pm
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival – hcmf\\
Atrium of the Creative Arts Building
Univ. of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

mica – music austria presents CD Austrian Heartbeats no.02 (selected by Georg Friedrich Haas)
with music by Manuela Meier, Marco Döttlinger, Peter Jakober, Hannes Kerschbaumer


LECTURE – "On continuities and strange attractors"

PRESENTATION of recent compositions

09.11.2015, 12pm-2pm
Davison Room
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


REFRACT.ED (2009) – electroacoustic composition

original 4-channel version

03.11.2015, 5pm-7pm
CCRMA Listening Room
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
Stanford University, Dept. of Music, at Stanford, California (US)


LECTURE – "On continuities and strange attractors", works 2009-2015

PRESENTATION of works 2009-2015

03.11.2015, 5pm-7pm
CCRMA Listening Room Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
Stanford University, Dept. of Music, at Stanford, California (US)


ITERATE NO TRACE (2015) – for bass clarinet, world premiere

Richard Haynes, bass clarinet

24.10.2015, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


EMERGENT PROPERTIES #1 (2015) – for ensemble, world premiere

Ensemble Dal Niente

(for ob, fl, b.clar, bar.sax, perc, vln, vla, vlc, cb)

16.05.2015, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


CD PRESENTATION

mica – music austria presents CD Austrian Heartbeats #02
selected by Georg Friedrich Haas:
Marco Döttlinger, Peter Jakober, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Manuela Meier

Festival "Contemporary Sound" - Izlog Suvremenog Zvuka
09 May 2015, 6pm
MM Centre, Zagreb, Croatia


ELICITATION OF PERIPHERIES (2015) for 2 violas, world premiere

Beth Weisser and John Pickford Richards, violas

04.04.2015, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


LECTURE

and work presentation

10.11.2014, 12pm-2pm
Davison Room
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


LA PROFONDEUR by Georg Friedrich Haas – US PREMIERE

Ensemble Sound Icon, Manuela Meier (acc)

04.10.2014, 8pm
CFA Concert Hall, Boston University
Boston, MA (US)


GENUS:CYATHEA (2014) for ensemble, world premiere

ELISION Ensemble

for ob, b.clar, cb.clar, tpt, tromb, perc

17.05.2014, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


BIOTOPE00 (2014) for percussion solo, world premiere

Jonathan Hepfer, perc

08.03.2014, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music, Cambridge, MA (US)


IMPROVISATION

Experimental Music Ensemble at Harvard University
Peter McMurray (sax), Manuela Meier (acc),
Sarah Politz (tromb), Sivan Cohen-Elias (E-guit, objects)

05.10.2013, 12.00-4pm
Peabody Museum at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA (US)


EPAR (2013) for ensemble, world premiere

Callithumpian Consort Ensemble

for fl, clar, pno, vln, vlc

06.04.2013, 10.30am
Harvard University Dept. of Music
Cambridge, MA (US)


STRING QUARTET no.1 parapente, achillea (2009), US premiere

JACK Quartet – Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld, John Pickford Richards, Kevin McFarland

02.03.2013, 8pm
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music
Cambridge, MA (US)


LACUNAE (2012), world premiere

electroacoustic composition

05.12. 2012, 8pm
HYDRA concert - US and International Electronic Music
John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Harvard University Dept. of Music
Cambridge, MA (US)


REFRACT.ED (2009), Slovenian premiere

4-channel electroacoustic composition

11.09. 2012, 2.30pm-7pm
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2012
IRZU - Institute for Sonic Arts Research
Ljubljana, Slovenia


PRESENTATION

refract.ed (2009)
cada (2011)

29.07. 2012
DRAP Open Day
Djerassi Artist Residency Program
SMIP Ranch, Woodside, California (US)


PRESENTATION

work presentation

03.07.2012, 7.30pm
Djerassi Artist Residency Program
SMIP Ranch, Woodside, California (US)


CADA (2012) for 2 percussionists

STROMA New Music Ensemble: Lenny Sakofsky, Jeremy Fitzsimons, perc

02.06.2012, 8pm
City Gallery Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand


CADA (2012) for 2 percussionists, world premiere

STROMA New Music Ensemble: Lenny Sakofsky, Jeremy Fitzsimons, perc

02.06.2012, 6.30pm
City Gallery Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand


ATTICA by F. Rzewski, CLIP (vers. for clar, acc, vln, vlc) by Juliet Kiri Palmer

SMP Ensemble, feat. Manuela Meier (acc)
Tristan Carter (vln), Charley Davenport (vlc),
Karlo Margetic (clar), Juliet Kiri Palmer (vce),
Justin Firefly Clarke (guit) i.a.

31.05.2012, 8pm
Adam Concert Room
Te Koki New Zealand School of Music
Victoria University Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand


SILLAGE by Samuel Holloway

STROMA New Music Ensemble, Manuela Meier (acc),
Michael Norris (electr.) i.a.

02.05.2012, 7.30pm
Illot Theatre, Wellington Town Hall
Wellington, New Zealand


IMPROVISATION – vln and acc

Tristan Carter (vln) and Manuela Meier (acc)

10.03.2012, 8.30pm
Fred's final week concerts
Fred's
Wellington, New Zealand


PRESENTATION

work presentation

18.02.2012, 4.30pm
School of Music, University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand


CIPHER by Pedro Rebelo 

Pedro Rebelo (pno) and Manuela Meier (acc)

12.11.2011, 8pm
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne, Australia


REFRACT.ED (2009) - Australian premiere

4-channel electroacoustic composition

12.11.2011, 8pm
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne, Australia


LECTURE

and work presentation

14.09.2011, 3.10pm-4.30pm
Adam Concert Room
Te Koki New Zealand School of Music
Victoria University Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand


EVENING RODE TENDERLY (2009) for fl and acc, by Juliet Kiri Palmer - New Zealand premiere

Karen Batten (fl) and Manuela Meier (acc)

06.08.2011, 5pm
New Zealand and Australasia-Pcific premiere
Adam Concert Room
Te Koki New Zealand School of Music
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand


REFRACT.ED (2009)

4-channel electroacoustic composition

31.07.2011, 8.30pm
Laboratorio Sensorial
Guadalajara, Mexico


REFRACT.ED (2009) - Mexican premiere

4-channel electroacoustic composition

15.07.2011, 8.30pm
Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS)
Morelia, Mexico


FIVE (2009) for ensemble, world premiere

Ensemble Phace, cond: Simeon Pironkoff

for b.clar, trpt, acc, 2 perc, vln, vlc

20.05.2011, 8pm
e_may Festival for New and Electronic Music, Vienna, Austria


REFRACT.ED (2009) - Irish premiere

4-channel electroacoustic composition

06.05.2011, 7.30pm
Linux Audio Conference (LAC) 2011
Aula Maxima
National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth
Maynooth, Ireland


ICC - Irish Composers Collective Concert

Nick Roth (sax) and Manuela Meier (acc)

world premieres of Irish composers' works for saxophone and accordion
works by Piaras Hoban, Emma O'Halloran and Donal Mac Erlaine

30.03.2011, 7.30pm
National Concert Hall
Dublin, Ireland


DISGUISES (2011) by Felipe Hickmann, world premiere

Franziska Schroeder (sax), Manuela Meier, Matthew Welch (bagp) and Manuela Meier (acc)

network performance

24.03.2011, 1pm
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK) and
Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL), Steinhardt School, New York University, NYC, US


RHYOLITE REVISITED (2011) for accordion and soprano saxophone, world premiere

Franziska Schroeder (sax) and Manuela Meier (acc)

24.03.2011, 1 pm
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


LECTURE

and work presentation

02.02.2011, 7pm
Music Department of New York University (NYU)
New York City, US


BECKETT: Quad/Quadrat I+II

Ensemble esC (e-guitar, accordion, percussion), Manuela Meier (acc)

02.11.2010, 1pm
live@one concert series
Crescent Arts Centre
Belfast (UK)


STRING QUARTET no.1 - parapente, achillea - radio broadcast by ORF (Austrian broadcast corporation)

first public radio broadcast of String Quartet no.1
world premiere recording by Stadler Quartett

27.04.2010, 11pm
Radio Ö1 - Zeitton series
ORF, Austria


STRING QUARTET no.1 - parapente, achillea" (2009), world premiere

Stadler Quartett

22.04.2010, 8pm
Andere Saite concert series
Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten
Minoritensaal Graz, Austria


STRING QUARTET no.1 - parapente, achillea" (2009) - radio broadcast by BBC Radio 3

Arditti String Quartet

excerpt of workshop performance of String Quartet no.1
at Kingston University and interview with Manuela

27.03.2010, 10.30pm
broadcast by BBC Radio 3, "Hear and Now" series
by Tom Service


RHYOLITE (2010) for soprano saxophone and accordion

Franziska Schroeder (sax) and Manuela Meier (acc)

24.03.2010, 7.30pm
Harty Room
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


STRING QUARTET no.1 - parapente, achillea - workshop performance and recording by BBC

Arditti String Quartet

8.-10.03.2010
Kingston University London (UK)
announcement: e-flyer


RHYOLITE (2010) for soprano saxophone and accordion

Franziska Schroeder (sax) and Manuela Meier (acc)

25.02.2010, 1.10pm
Sonic Lab
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


TRANSLATIONS (THEATRE PLAY)

Translations by Brian Friel
music by Joel Cathcart
director: David Grant
Manuela Meier (acc)

03.- 06.02.2010, 7.30pm
Brian Friel Theatre
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


ResoNations - An International Telematic Music Concert for Peace

world premieres for new works for telematic music medium for musicians
in five different geographical locations, with local audiences and online streaming of the concert

20.11.2009
7:00PM EST United Nations Headquarters, New York City, US
4:00PM PST University of California San Diego, US
5:00PM MST The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
12:00AM BST Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
6:00AM KST Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daedeok, Daejeon, South Korea

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom location:
Queens University Belfast, Sonic Arts Research Centre
Pedro Rebelo, composer and piano, Franziska Schroeder, saxophone,
Manuela Meier, accordion, Steve Davis, drums/percussion,
Justin Yang, saxophone/electronics


PORTRAIT CONCERT ISABEL MUNDRY: Spiegelbilder

Franziska Schroeder (sax) and Manuela Meier (acc)

authorized version for sopr.sax and acc, in attendance of the composer

15.10.2009
Sonic Lab
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Sonorities Closing Concert of Sonorities - Festival of Contemporary Music

feat. partners from the European CO-ME-DI-A project
(Cooperation and Medation in Digital Arts),
composer/accordionist Pauline Oliveros (US) and Manuela Meier (accordion)

16.05.2009, 8pm
Sonic Lab
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Improvisation for two crowds (on being on and off-line)

feat. Pauline Oliveros (acc) and Manuela Meier (acc)
Chris Johnston (actor,director)

CETL (NI): The Centre for Excellence in the
Creative and Performing Arts in collaboration with the
School of Music and Sonic Arts and Drama at Queen's University Belfast
Brian Friel Theatre, Drama Department (QUB)

15.05.2009, 8pm
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
The concert will also be shown in SecondLife.


REFRACT.ED (2009)

4-channel electroacoustic composition

14.05.2009, 9pm
Sonorities - Festival of Contemporary Music
Sonic Lab
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Music for the MiSS – sound sculpture by Paul Stapleton

i.e. Manuela Meier (acc)

08.05.2009, 5.30pm
Sonorities - Festival of Contemporary Music
Sonic Lab
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


REFRACT.ED (2009), world premiere

4-channel electroacoustic composition

02.05.2009, 7pm
Sonic Lab
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


For information about 2008 events and prior please contact the composer.