PERFORMANCES   (A SELECTION)
 
  
December 29, 1964    
    Judson Hall    
    New York, NY    
USA
    
 


    The Jazz Composer's Guild Orchestra

    conducted by Michael Mantler

    Steve Lacy  (soprano saxophone)
    Jimmy Lyons  (alto saxophone)
    John Tchicai  (alto saxophone)
    Archie Shepp  (tenor saxophone)
    Fred Pirtle  (baritone saxophone)
    Michael Mantler  (trumpet, conductor)
    Willie Ruff  (french horn)
    Roswell Rudd  (trombone)
    Paul Bley  (piano)
    Eddie Gomez (bass)
    Milford Graves  (drums)

    Communications No.3

     
   
 
 April 20 & 27, 1969    

  The Long Concerts    

  Electric Circus    
  New York, NY    
USA
    
 


    The Jazz Composer's Orchestra

    conducted by Michael Mantler

    Perry Robinson (clarinet), Don Palmer, Bob Donovan,
    Norris Turney, Joe Temperley, Bill Morimando, Trevor
    Lawrence, Gato Barbieri, Charles Davis
(saxophones),
    Lloyd Michels, Virgil Jones (trumpets), Bob Northern,
    Julius Watkins
 (french horns), Jimmy Knepper,
    Jack Jeffers
(trombones), Howard Johnson (tuba),
    Charlie Haden, Larry Ridley, Ron McClure, Ron Carter, 
    Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Johnson, Bob Cunningham,
    Herb Bushler
(basses)
    Carla Bley (piano)
    Andrew Cyrille (drums)


    Communications No.6
    
  with Don Cherry (trumpet)
    Communications No.11
    
  with Cecil Taylor (piano)
    Communications No.12
    
 
with Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax)

     
   

May 11, 1984
    
  WDR     
  (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)    
  Funkhaus    
Cologne    
  Germany
    
 


    The WDR Symphony Orchestra
    conducted by Michael Gibbs
    with
    Michael Mantler
  (trumpet)
    Bill Frisell  (guitar)
    Carla Bley (piano)
    Steve Swallow  (bass)
    Nick Mason  (drums)

    Something There  (excerpts)
    Twenty Five

     
   
  
March 13, 1986    

  Opera House    
  Lille    
  France
    
 
    Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lille
    conducted by Jean-Louis Forestier
    with
    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Philip Catherine  (guitar)

    Slow Orchestra Pieces 1 - 8

    more information
     
   
  
February 8, 1987    

Internat'l Art-Rock Festival    
  Kongresshalle    
Frankfurt    
Germany
    
 


    Michael Mantler
  (trumpet)
    Rick Fenn  (guitar)
    Don Preston  (synthesizers)
    John Greaves  (bass, piano)
    Nick Mason  (drums)

    Alien (Part Three)
    Slow Orchestra Piece No.6
    Slow Orchestra Piece No.3  (Prisonniers)
    Slow Orchestra Piece No.8  (A L'Abattoir)
    Alien (Part One)

    plus Jack Bruce  (voice)
    For Instance
    When I Run
    The Remembered Visit
    The Doubtful Guest
    The Hapless Child
    No Answer
    Preview
    Something There

     
   
  
April 8, 1989    

WDR    
(Westdeutscher Rundfunk)    
  Oetker Halle    
Bielefeld    
  Germany
    
 
   
Junge Sinfoniker Orchester
    conducted by Helmut Imig
    with
    Ruth Sandhoff  (voice)
    Norbert Gottschalk
  (voice)
    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Günther Krause  (guitar)


    Many Have No Speech  (excerpts)
     
   
  
June 4 & 5, 1991    

  Donau Festival    
  Stadtsaal    
St.Pölten    
  Austria    
 


    Tonkünstler-Orchester

    conducted by Michael Gibbs

    Many Have No Speech  (complete)
    orchestra plus soloists
    Jack Bruce (voice)
    Timna Brauer
(voice)
    Linda Sharrock
(voice)
    Michael Mantler
(trumpet)
    Rick Fenn
(guitar)


    Donau
    orchestra plus soloist
    Andy Sheppard
(soprano saxophone)

    Movies One / Six / Eight / Nine
    sextet
    Michael Mantler (trumpet)
    Andy Sheppard (soprano saxophone)
    Rick Fenn
(guitar)
    Uli Scherer (piano)
    Heiri Känzig  (bass)
    Emil Kristof (drums)

    Will We Meet Tonight
    
orchestra plus sextet plus soloists
    Jack Bruce (voice)
    Linda Sharrock (voice)

     
   
  
January 16, 1994    

  Danish Radio    
  Copenhagen    
Denmark
   
 
 
    The Danish Radio Big Band

    conducted by Ole Kock Hansen
    with
    Mona Larsen  (voice)
    and
    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Bjarne Roupé  (guitar)
    Marianne Sørensen  (violin)
    Mette Winther  (viola)
    Gunnar Lychou  (viola)
    Helle Sørensen (cello)
    Kim Kristensen  (piano)

    Cerco Un Paese Innocente (complete)
     
   
  
April 22, 1996    

  Teatro Al Massimo    
Palermo    
Sicily
    
 
    Orchestra Jazz Siciliana
    conducted by Gaetano Randazzo
    with
    Silvia Balistreri
  (voice)
    Michael Mantler
(trumpet)


    Cerco Un Paese Innocente (complete)
     
   

August 31 & Sept 1, 1996    
Arken Museum of Modern Art    
Copenhagen    
Denmark 
   
 
    The School of Languages  (complete)     

    with
    Jack Bruce  (voice)
    Per Jørgensen  (voice)
    Mona Larsen  (voice)
    Susi Hyldgaard  (voice)
    Karen Mantler  (voice)
    John Greaves  (voice)
    Don Preston  (voice)
    Robert Wyatt  (voice / pre-recorded)

    and
    Michael Mantler (trumpet, conductor)
    Roger Jannotta (clar, bsclar, flute, oboe)     
    Bjarne Roupé
(guitar)
    Marianne Sørensen  (violin)
    Mette Brandt (violin)
    Mette Winther  (viola)
    Helle Sørensen  (cello)
    Tineke Noordhoek  (vibraphone, marimba)     
    Kim Kristensen
  (piano, synthesizers)

    Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
    Strings
 (pre-recorded) conducted by
    Giordano Bellincampi

    more information
     
   

November 21 - 23, 1997    
Hebbel Theater    
Berlin    
Germany 
   
 
    The School of Understanding

    (complete / revised version of
     The School of Languages
)


    with
    Jack Bruce  (voice)
    Per Jørgensen
  (voice)
    Mona Larsen
  (voice)
    Susi Hyldgaard
  (voice)
    Karen Mantler
  (voice)
    John Greaves
  (voice)
    Don Preston
  (voice)
    Robert Wyatt
  (voice / pre-recorded)

    and
    Michael Mantler
(trumpet, conductor)
    Pelle Fridell (clar, bsclar, flute, oboe)
    Bjarne Roupé (guitar)
    John Von Daler  (violin)
    Mette Brandt (violin)
    Mette Winther  (viola)
    Berit Hessing  (cello)
    Tineke Noordhoek  (vibraphone, marimba)
    Kim Kristensen  (piano, synthesizers)

    Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
    Strings
 (pre-recorded) conducted by
    Giordano Bellincampi

    more information
     
  
November 13, 1998    
  Forum Neue Musik    
  Funkhaus    
             Hessischer Rundfunk
   
 
  Frankfurt    
             Germany
   
 
    Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt
    conducted by Peter Rundel

    One Symphony

    more information
     
   
  
January 29 - Feb 16, 2002    
  Kanonhallen    
  Copenhagen    
             Denmark
    

  

March 1- 3, 2002    
  Hebbel Theater    
  Berlin    
             Germany
    
 
    Hide and Seek


    words by Paul Auster
    music by Michael Mantler
    directed by Rolf Heim
    choreography by Tim Feldmann
    scenography by Sisse Jørgensen

    with
    Susi Hyldgaard  (singer)
    Per Jørgensen
  (singer)
    Charlotte Munksgaard
  (actress)
    Pauli Ryberg
  (actor)
    Victoria May/Tina Højlund
  (dancer)
    Timothy Le Roux
  (dancer)


    more information
     
  
September 19 - 21, 2006    

  Porgy & Bess    
  Vienna    
Austria
    
 


    Michael Mantler Portrait concerts

    Chamber Music and Songs

    Mona Larsen  (voice)
    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Bjarne Roupé  (guitar)
    Roger Jannotta  (flute, oboe, clar, tenor sax)
    Ed Partyka  (bass trombone, tuba)
    Flip Philipp  (vibraphone, marimba)
    Martin Reiter  (piano, accordion)

    Bernie Mallinger  (violin)
    Igmar Jenner  (violin)
    Judith Reiter  (viola)
    Asja Valcic  (cello)
    Stefan Gfrerrer  (bass)

    more information

     
  
November 2, 2007    

  Jazzfest Berlin    
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
   
Berlin    
Germany    
    
 


    
Concertos

    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Bjarne Roupé  (guitar)
    Bob Rockwell  (tenor sax)
    Gerhard Gschlössl   (trombone)
    Pedro Carneiro   (vibraphone, marimba)
    Majella Stockhausen (piano)

    Nick Mason  (percussion)

    Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin  
    conducted by Roland Kluttig


    more information

     
 
    
June 19, 2011    

  Porgy & Bess    
  Vienna    
Austria    
 


    
For Two

    Bjarne Roupé  (guitar)
    Per Salo  (piano)

     
    
October 20, 2012    

  Tage der Neuen Musik Festival    
  Krems    
Austria    
 


    
Chamber Music Eight

    Max Brand Ensemble
    conducted by Christoph Cech


    Annegret Bauerle  (flute)
    Theresia Melichar  (oboe)
    Fabian Rucker  (clarinet)
    Matthias Kronsteiner  (bassoon)
    Mario Rom   (trumpet)
    Balduin Wetter (french horn)

    Joanna Lewis   (violin)
    Simon Frick  (violin)
    Martina Engel  (viola)
    Arne Kircher  (cello)
    Tibor Kövesdi   (bass)
    Sun Yi   (vibraphone)
    Richard Graf  (guitar)


    more information

     
   
    
August 30 - September 1, 2013    

  Porgy & Bess    
  Vienna     
  Austria 
    

and    

   
May 23, 2015    
 Moers Festival    
  Moers     
Germany     

and    

   
July 10, 2016    
 North Sea Jazz Festival    
  Rotterdam     
Holland
     

 


    
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update

    featuring the
    Nouvelle Cuisine Big Band
    conducted by Christoph Cech

    with guest soloists -

    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Bjarne Roupé  (guitar)
    Wolfgang Puschnig  (alto saxophone)
    
Harry Sokal  (tenor saxophone)

    David Helbock  / **Georg Vogel  (piano)
    radio.string.quartet.vienna  (amplified string ensemble)
          Bernie Mallinger (violin)
          Igmar Jenner 
 (violin)
          Cynthia Liao  
(viola)
          Asja Valcic / */**Sophie Abraham
 (cello)


    orchestra -

    Manfred Balasch  (soprano sax, flute)
    Clemens Salesny / */**Vincent Pongracz
 (sopr sax, clarinet)
    Wolfgang Puschnig 
(alto sax, flute)
    Fabian Rucker  
(alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet)
    Harry Sokal  
(tenor & soprano sax)
    Chris Kronreif  
(tenor sax, flute)
    Florian Fennes / **Lisi Stiger 
 (baritone sax)
    Aneel Soomary / */**Bernhard Nolf
 (trumpet)
    Martin Ohrwalder  
(trumpet)
    Christoph Walder / *Reinhard Zmölnig
 (french horn)
    Hans Peter Manser 
 (french horn)
    Peter Nickel 
 (trombone)
    Florian Heigl  
(bass trombone)
    Alexander Rindberger 
 (tuba)
    David Helbock / **Georg Vogel  
(piano)
    Bjarne Roupé 
 (guitar)
    Peter Herbert / */**Lukas Kranzelbinder
,Tibor Kövesdi,
    Manuel Mayr 
 (basses)
    Lukas Knöfler 
 (drums)

   
(*) at Moers
   (**) at North Sea


    program -

    Update One  (1963-64 / 2013)
    Update Five  (1963-64 / 2013)
    Update Six  (1968-69 / 2013)
    Update Eight  (1967 / 2013)
    Update Nine  (1967 / 2013)
    Update Ten  (1966 / 2013)
    Update Eleven  (1967 / 2013)
    Update Twelve  (1968-69 / 2013)
    Update Thirteen  (1974 / 2013) (Vienna only)

     
    
June 14, 2014    

  Le Forum    
  Blanc-Mesnil    
  France    
 


    
Oiseaux de Guerre

    words by Patti Smith
    translated by Jacques Darras


    Chaos Orchestra
    conducted by Arnaud Petit


    Gionata Sgambaro  (flute)
    Fred Couderc  (english horn)
    Benjamin Dousteyssier  (alto saxophone)
    Emilien Véret  (bass clarinet)
    Vincent Lafont (electric piano)

    Kayo Tsukamoto   (synthesizers)
    Jay Gottlieb  (piano)
    Maxime Hoarau  (vibraphone)
    Fabrice Moreau  (drums)

    featuring
    Himiko Paganotti  (voice)
    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)


    more information

     
     
    
August 1, 2015    

  Jazz em Agosto Festival   
Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre    

 Lisbon    
Portugal
    
   
 


    
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update

    featuring the
    Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos
    conducted by Christoph Cech

    with guest soloists -

    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Bjarne Roupé  (guitar)
    Wolfgang Puschnig  (alto saxophone)
    
Harry Sokal  (tenor saxophone)

    David Helbock  (piano)


    orchestra -

    João Pedro Brandão  (soprano sax, flute)
    João Guimarães
 (soprano sax, clarinet)
    Wolfgang Puschnig 
(alto sax, flute)
    Mário Santos  
(alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet)
    Harry Sokal  
(tenor & soprano sax)
    José Pedro Coelho  
(tenor sax, flute)
    Rui Teixeira 
 (baritone sax)
    Gileno Santana
 (trumpet)
    Javier Pereiro  
(trumpet)
    João Gaspar
 (french horn)
    Pedro Henriques 
 (french horn)
    Daniel Dias 
 (trombone)
    Gonçalo Dias  
(bass trombone)
    Sérgio Carolino 
 (tuba)
    David Helbock  
(piano)
    Bjarne Roupé 
 (guitar)
    Demian Cabaud
, José Carlos Barbosa, Diogo Dinis  (basses)
    Marcos Cavaleiro 
 (drums)



    program -

    Update One 
    Update Five 
    Update Six  
    Update Eight  
    Update Nine  
    Update Ten  
    Update Eleven  
    Update Twelve 

     
    
October 29, 2015    

German Jazzfestival   
Hessischer Rundfunk (hr)    

  Frankfurt    
  Germany
    
 


    
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update

    featuring the
    hr-Bigband
    conducted by Christoph Cech

    with guest soloists -

    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)
    Bjarne Roupé  (guitar)
    Peter Brötzmann  (tenor saxophone)
    
Tony Lakatos  (tenor saxophone)

    David Helbock  (piano)
    radio.string.quartet.vienna  (amplified string ensemble)
          Bernie Mallinger (violin)
          Igmar Jenner 
 (violin)
          Cynthia Liao  
(viola)
          Sophie Abraham
 (cello)


    orchestra -

    Stefan Karl Schmid  (soprano sax, flute)
    Oliver Leicht
 (soprano sax, clarinet)
    Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn 
(alto sax, flute)
    Benjamin Steil  
(alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet)
    Tony Lakatos  
(tenor & soprano sax)
    Steffen Weber  
(tenor sax, flute)
    Rainer Heute 
 (baritone sax)
    Frank Wellert
 (trumpet)
    Martin Auer  
(trumpet)
    Thomas Sonnen
 (french horn)
    Maciej Baranowski 
 (french horn)
    Christian Jaksjø 
 (trombone)
    Manfred Honetschläger  
(bass trombone)
    Wolf Schenk
 (tuba)
    David Helbock  
(piano)
    Bjarne Roupé 
 (guitar)
    Nina Hacker
, Thomas Stabenow,
    Thomas Heidepriem 
 (basses)
    Jean Paul Höchstädter 
 (drums)



    program -

    Update One 
    Update Five 
    Update Six 
    Update Eight 
    Update Nine 
    Update Ten 
    Update Eleven 
    Update Twelve

     
    
September 10 & 11, 2016    

Porgy & Bess    
  Vienna    
Austria    
 


    
Comment c'est
    a song cycle with words by Michael Mantler

    featuring
    Himiko Paganotti  (voice)
    Michael Mantler  (trumpet)


    Max Brand Ensemble
    conducted by Christoph Cech


    Annegret Bauerle  (flute)
    Peter Tavernaro  (oboe)
    Gregor Narnhoferr  (clarinet)
    Eberhard Reiter  (bass clarinet)
    Balduin Wetter  (french horn)
    Tobias Ennemoser  (tuba)
    Joanna Lewis  (violin)
    Simon Frick  (violin)
    Simon Schnellnegger  (viola)
    Arne Kircher  (cello)
    Hannes Enzlberger  (bass)
    Voland Székely  (marimba, vibraphone)

    and (guest)
    David Helbock  (piano)




    program -

    Aujourd'hui 
    Intolérance 
    Guerre  
    Commerce 
    Hiver  
    Sans fin  
    Folie  
    Pourquoi
    Après
    Que dire de plus



 
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