As one of my mentors once said, my music balances on the fine line between easy and too easy. In fact, there is a productive risk in betting on simplicity. And it can be surprisingly challenging to play simple music – usually not because of the demands of virtuosity, but because of the energetic requirements it brings with it. My music requires a high degree of personal interpretation and co-composition; at the same time, it creates a portrait of the musician. Consequently, I always try to involve the performers in the creative process.
Almost always the simplicity of my music is framed by an intellectual or dramatic context. The emotional and energetic precision that makes this process possible as well as conditional makes it a natural companion of theatre and film.
In my music theatre works (see videos below) I collage and recontextualise the canon of classical and popular music and combine it with my own positions.
All tracks are composed, arranged, orchestrated, mixed and produced by Mathis Nitschke.
Music for Classical Instruments
With: Marine-Amélie Lenoir, Anja Lechner, Sarah Aristidou, Klaus-Peter Werani, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Mathis Nitschke, Susan Narucki, Sarah Wolfson, Martina Koppelstetter, Gilles Ragon, Marco Di Sapia, Carl Christian Bettendorf, Chœurs de l’Opéra et Orchestre national Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Karen Vourc’h
Music for Electronic Instruments
With: Jörg Hüttner, Rickie Kinnen, Seref Dalyanoglu, Thomas Peschel, Gert Wilden
Music for Ethnic/Jazz/Childish Instruments
With: Roman Bunka, Dine Doneff, Ulrich Wangenheim, Joachim Badenhorst, Gertrud Schilde, Mathis Mayr, Santiago Cimadevilla, Marcos di Paolo, Brice Sonanio, Gabriel Hahn, Mathis Nitschke, Sachiko Hara
With: Susan Narucki, Sarah Wolfson, Martina Koppelstetter, Gilles Ragon, Marco Di Sapia, Karen Vourc’h, Arno Waschk, Chœurs de l’Opéra et Orchestre national Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Martina Koppelstetter, Goska Isphording
Music for virtual orchestra
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