Simon Gamper ©Benjamin Pfitscher

FILMSCORE

AUTUMN 2020

The music I wrote for the theater production of "R)Evolution" by Carambolage was a very refreshing excursion into the world of analogue synthesizers and sequencers, which had a lasting influence on me. Almost entirely without VSTs, I mainly worked with Moog Grandmother and Korg MicroKorg, but also used my trumpet, bass trumpet and good old flugelhorn. Four pieces of this very oppressive and melancholic music have also been released as EPs. As always, it was an extraordinary pleasure to work with director Eva Kuen - but I was also very impressed by the great team on stage.

Eva Kuen

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(R)EVOLUTION
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BREATH

SUMMER 2021

FOR EIGHT BASSCLARINETS

 

The organic, natural and breathing sound of the bassclarinet has always fascinated me. In "BREATH" I expanded this sound to include additional breaths and all sorts of breathing noises from the musicians.
An extremely close and intimate microphony turns the piece into a breathing, wooden, mechanical being. As always, Alexander Messner played masterly on all eight parts. BREATH was recorded and mixed by Martin Niedermair at Tonstube.
The piece was also featured in the film "KREBS - reden wir darüber" by Stefan Ghedina and Verena Duregger.

Tonstube

 

ATEM Simon Gamper, Bkl.: Alexander Messner
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FILMSCORE

AUTUMN 2020

 

I had the extraordinary pleasure of being part of the first Latvian western. In 2020 I composed the soundtrack for "Kur vedīs ceļš" engl. "Wild East" by the excellent director and producer Matīss Kaža.
The orchestral recordings with Sinfonietta Riga under Normunds Šnē took place at ALFA Studios and in the venerable halls of the former melodiya Studio Riga. The film is expected to be released in cinemas by the end of 2021.

Sinfonietta Riga

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WILD EAST

FOR MEZZOSOPRANE, MARIMBA, VIBRAPHONE and HARP

SUMMER 2020

WITH SUBSERVIENCE

On behalf of the South Tyrolean Artists' Association, the piece"WITH SUBSERVIENCE" was created at the beginning of summer 2020 for the 46th FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Bolzano on the occasion of the Hölderlin Year 2020.

Writing this piece was a particularly nice challenge, because on the one hand it was important to me to find a strong point of reference to Friedrich Hölderlin, and on the other hand to depict the Weltschmerz I felt myself during my examination of Hölderlin's life and work. This process finally resulted in an 8-minute piece, divided into 72 years, which slowly maneuvers itself through subtle nuances.


World premiere on October 28th, 2020 in the Museion Bozen:
Mezzo-soprano: Elisabeth de Roo, harp: Gertrud Chiochetti,
marimbaphone: Christian Miglioranza, vibraphone: Manfred Gampenrieder, recording: Simon Lanz - incanto recordings

www.festivalbz.it

 

FOR HARPSICHORD

Alexander Gergelyfi

SPRING 2020

DERAILMENT

The piece DERAILMENT was created in early 2020 in close collaboration with the excellent harpsichordist Alexander Gergelyfi. The aim was to present scenes of drastic violence very directly in short, expressive movements, also with the help of new playing techniques.
The piece was heavily inspired by Andreas Jungwirth's book "Wir haben keinen Kontakt mehr". In June 2020, DERAILMENT will be premiered by Gergelyfi in Steyr (A). 

www.alexandergergelyfi.com

www.andreasjungwirth.at

AUTUMN 2019

FOR PLASTIC ENSEMBLE

The piece was created in summer 2019 on behalf of the city of Merano . The challenge for me was the setting of the poem "brunch in white" by my brother, the author and director Dietmar Gamper. The piece entirely consists of sounds generated by plastic objects. Garbage basically. The piece was premiered on October 4th, 2019 on the Thermenplatz in Merano as a live performance work of art.

brunch in whiteSimon Gamper, Sprecher: Dietmar Gamper
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BRUNCH IN WHITE
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SPRING / SUMMER 2019

MORD AM UNMÖGLICHEN

FILMMUSIC

In the documentary trilogy "Mord am Unmöglichen", mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner paints a differentiated picture of his view of mountaineering.
The film music for this is mainly atmospheric and uses analog sounds that are digitally processed and alienated. Heartbeat and breath play a central role.

This score was created in close collaboration with the producer Simon Messner.


Messner Mountain Movie

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FILM MUSIC

In 2017 and 2018 the score for the feature film "Behind the Spiagl" was created. A fantastic film, in the truest sense of the word - a wonderful dream of a child. Full of angels and music.
The film screened at numerous festivals around the world and won several awards.

 

Behind the mirror

Das Lied der FreudeSimon Gamper, Sopran: Veronika Pircher, Kinderchor St. Martin in Passeier
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SUMMER 2018

BEHIND THE MIRROR

THEATER MUSIC

WINTER 2018/2019

Setting the play "100 Years of South Tyrol" by Dietmar Gamper to music on behalf of the Dekadenz group was a special job for me, as I shared a common cause with my good friend, the musician and composer Philipp Schwarz.
When working on the music, we concentrated on raw, unmediated sounds and strived for a desolate, broken sound.
"100 Years of South Tyrol" became the most successful in-house production in the history of the Dekadenz Group.

 

www.dekadenz.it

42_7M4 - Stereo OutSimon Gamper/Philipp Schwarz - Gesang: Anna Schwarz, Sprecher: Dietmar Gamper
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100 Jahre Suedtiol

THEATER MUSIC

100 JAHRE SÜDTIROL

A WINTER-OPERA BY THE GAMPER BROTHERS

DIE WEISSE ZONE

Working on the opera "Die weisse Zone" presented me with many great challenges:
The highly demanding, philosophical libretto, written in South Tyrolean dialect, the extremely inhospitable conditions of the performances as part of the Vigiljoch winter open air theater

1800 m above sea level at around 0 degrees Celsius.
The soprano Veronika Pircher and the tenor Heribert Haider made "Die weisse Zone" a very dear memory. The result was a desperate, chromatic music, based on early film music.
The work was released on CD in 2016 by Three Saints Records.

 

Three Saints Records

 

Alles was du dir wünschestSimon Gamper, Tenor: Heribert Haider
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WINTER 2016

Commissioned by the wind.music.project wind orchestra. the six-movement suite "The Days of Water" was created in the summer of 2016.
In this work, it was particularly important to me to take a fresh look at program music. In this way, in collaboration with the author Thomas Torggler, a very abstract dramaturgy was created, with the aim of leaving the content to the instrumental music. "The Days of Water" premiered on November 6th, 2016 under the direction of Lukas Erb, with Dietmar Gamper speaking. The recording of the work was published by tonverlag in 2016.

 

www.tonverlag.com  

Die Tage des Wassers - 5 mit treibender Simon Gamper – wind.music.project, Schlagzeug: Manuel Thoma
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Die Tag des Wasser
THE DAYS OF WATER

SUITE FOR WIND ORCHESTRA

SUMMER 2016

Postkarte Goldbergvariationen
GOLDBERGVARIATIONEN
Goldbergvariationen M1Simon Gamper
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I wrote the music for the psychological thriller "Goldbergvariationen" in spring 2016 for the Volksbühne Laas. In order to do justice to the nerve-wracking, tough and extremely exciting piece, I used to a large extent noises from everyday life, a telephone dial tone, mixer, a model train and much more and let them relate to short, chromatic and mostly unanimous motifs in order to create the atmosphere of a nightmare.

SPRING 2016

THEATER MUSIC

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CORINNE AMRAND

For Corinne Amrand's new album I was active as a co-composer and arranger and contributed bass guitar, keyboard instruments, ukulele, flugelhorn and backing vocals. I will also accompany Corinne Amrand on tour on stage.

www.corinneamrand.com

SPRING 2020

TAPE

Raketen (Käpt'n Lost)Corinne Amrand
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