Markus Stockhausen

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Markus Pirol Stockhausen (born May 2, 1957) is a German
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 trumpeter and composer
Composer
A composer is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material through electronic media...

.

Biography


Born in Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

, he is the son of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Another critic calls him "one of the great visionaries of 20th-century music"...

. At age four he appeared as "child at play" in his father's theatre piece Originals. He received his first piano lessons at age six, and at age twelve he began to play the trumpet. He attended the music secondary school in Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

.

From 1974 he studied at the Cologne Musikhochschule
Hochschule für Musik Köln
The Cologne University of Music is a music college in Cologne, and Germany's largest academy of music.-History:The academy was founded by Ferdinand Hiller in 1850 as Conservatorium der Musik in Coeln...

, where he began on piano
Piano
The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal...

 with Klaus Oldemeyer, then classical trumpet with R. Platt and jazz
Jazz
Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th...

 trumpet with Manfred Schoof
Manfred Schoof
Manfred Schoof is a German jazz trumpet player.He studied music in Kassel and Cologne.He is a founder of European free jazz and collaborated with Albert Mangelsdorff, Peter Brötzmann, Mal Waldron, and Irène Schweizer...

, graduating in 1982. Further studies between 1978 and 1983 were with P. Thibaud, C. Caruso, T. Stevens, and C. Groth. His jazz and classical débuts were in 1974 with the group „Key“ at the Newcomer Jazz Festival in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

 and in 1976 in his father's Sirius
Sirius (Stockhausen)
Sirius: eight-channel electronic music and trumpet, soprano, bass clarinet, and bass is a music-theatre composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen.-History:...

 at the Washington Bicentennial. In 1981 he was the winner of the German Music Competition.

Already in 1974 Markus began to cooperate intensively with his father. The trumpet parts of the following works were written for and premièred by him: Sirius 1975-77 (with Aries 1980); Thursday from Light
Donnerstag aus Licht
Donnerstag aus Licht is an opera by Karlheinz Stockhausen in a greeting, three acts, and a farewell, and was the first of seven to be composed for the opera cycle Licht: die sieben Tage der Woche...

 1978–81 (especially the major parts in Examination, Michael's Journey around the Earth, Dragon-Fight, Vision, and the Thursday Farewell); Saturday from Light
Samstag aus Licht
Samstag aus Licht is an opera by Karlheinz Stockhausen in a greeting and four scenes, and was the second of seven to be composed for the opera cycle Licht: die sieben Tage der Woche...

 (Upper-Lip-Dance, 1984); Tuesday from Light (Invasion, Pietà, 1990-91); Europa-Gruss (1992); Michaels-Ruf, version for four trumpets (1978/1994); Trumpetent (1995); In Freundschaft (version for trumpet, 1998). In addition, his father composed cadenzas to the trumpet concertos by Haydn
Joseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn , known as Joseph Haydn , was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms...

 and Leopold Mozart
Leopold Mozart
Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was a German composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist. Mozart is best known today as the father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for his violin textbook Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule.-Childhood and student years:He was born in Augsburg, son of...

 for him.

In addition to his activities as a soloist, he has played in and led various jazz ensembles, the quintet "Key" (1974-79), Rainer Brüninghaus
Rainer Brüninghaus
Rainer Brüninghaus is a German jazz pianist and composer.Born in Bad Pyrmont, Germany, Brüninghaus began in the jazz rock group Eiliff. In 1973 he joined the band of German jazz guitarist Volker Kriegel. In 1975 with bassist Eberhard Weber and Charlie Mariano he formed the band Colours...

 Group (1980-84), Kairos (1985-90), Aparis (1989-96), various formations with the Chilean bass player Enrique Diaz (1989-), Possible Worlds (1995-) and the performance lila with sculptor
Sculpture
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials—typically stone such as marble—or metal, glass, or wood. Softer materials can also be used, such as clay, textiles, plastics, polymers and softer metals...

 Norbert Müller-Everling
Norbert Müller-Everling
Norbert Müller-Everling is a contemporary German artist working with concrete art.- Time Line :- Style :Norbert Müller-Everling is an artist characterised by his unique philosophy and usage of colour in his work....

 at Leverkusener Jazztage. Partners today are Simon Stockhausen (keyboards, saxophone), Enrique Díaz, Arild Andersen
Arild Andersen
Arild Andersen is a Norwegian bass player.Born in Lillestrøm, Norway, he started out as a member of the Jan Garbarek Quartet , with Terje Rypdal and Jon Christensen...

 (bass), Patrice Héral (percussion), the Hungarian guitar virtuoso Ferenc Snétberger, Antoine Hervé
Antoine Hervé
Antoine Hervé is a French composer and pianist.Hervé studied composition at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique. Between 1987 and 1989 he was director of the French National Jazz Orchestra...

 (piano), Angelo Comisso (piano) and Mark Nauseef
Mark Nauseef
Mark Nauseef , is a drummer and percussionist who has enjoyed a varied career, ranging from rock music during the 1970s with his time as a member of the Ian Gillan Band and, temporarily, Thin Lizzy, to a wide range of musical styles in more recent times, playing with many notable musicians from all...

 (percussion), the pianist Fabrizio Ottaviucci and in the duo "Moving Sounds" he performs together with the Dutch clarinetist Tara Bouman
Tara Bouman
Clarinettist Tara Bouman studied the clarinet at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Rotterdam with Walter Boeijkens and Piet Honingh.She plays the corno di bassetto or basset horn, clarinet and bass clarinet....

, with whom he has lived and worked since the year 2002.

Concerts and Festival appearances, also for the Goethe Institute, have taken him around the world. His main interest as a trumpeter is improvised and contemporary music; therefore, in February 2003 he premiered Jetstream for trumpet and orchestra, which was written for him by Peter Eötvös
Peter Eötvös
Péter Eötvös is a Hungarian composer and conductor.Eötvös was born in Odorheiu Secuiesc/Székelyudvarhely, Szeklerland, Transylvania . He studied composition in Budapest and Cologne. From 1962, he composed for film in Hungary. Eötvös played regularly with the Stockhausen Ensemble between 1968 and...

, who also conducted the premiere in London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the principal broadcast orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation and one of the leading orchestras in Britain.-History:...

, and in November 2008 he gave the first performance of Freedom Variations, a composition for trumpet and chamber ensemble written by Italian composer Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero is a contemporary Italian composer with a predilection for opera, a librettist, author, and book editor. He started composing at an early age and wrote over a hundred compositions thus far, including twelve operas, three ballets, and numerous orchestral, chamber music, solo...

. The classical repertoire he plays on request only. He increasingly performs his own music, also giving solo performances with intuitive music, often in churches.

As a composer he has, in close collaboration with his brother Simon, written several film and theatre scores and created two open-air spectacles for the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the Philharmonic Hall in Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

, with 70,000 and 100,000 spectators respectively. Recently he composed Choral and Sehnsucht for jazz trio and orchestra. New works have been commissioned and performed by the London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta
The London Sinfonietta is an English chamber orchestra founded in 1968 and based in London. The ensemble specialises in contemporary music and works across a wide range of genres, performing modern classics alongside world premieres, and includes music by electronica artists as well as folk and...

 and the Musikkollegium Winterthur.

Discography


An extensive discography documents his achievements (ECM, AKTIVRAUM, CMP, ACT, ENJA, Stockhausen Complete Edition). From 1992 until 1998 he was under contract to EMI Classics
EMI Classics
EMI Classics is a record label of EMI, formed in 1990 in order to reduce the need to create country-specific packaging and catalogs for internationally distributed classical music releases....

.
  • Cosi lontano … quasi dentro, with Gary Peacock
    Gary Peacock
    Gary Peacock is an American jazz double-bassist.-Biography:After military service in Germany, in the early sixties he worked on the west coast with Barney Kessel, Bud Shank, Paul Bley and Art Pepper, then moved to New York. He worked there with Bley, the Bill Evans trio , and Albert Ayler's trio...

     (double bass), Fabrizio Ottaviucci (piano), and Zoro Babel (drums). ECM 837 111-2. Munich: ECM Records, 1989.
  • Aparis, with Simon Stockhausen (synthesizers and saxophone) and Jo Thönes (drums). ECM 1404. Munich: ECM Records, 1990.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen, Michaels Reise: Solisten-Version, with 9 other musicians. ECM New Series. ECM 1406. Munich: ECM Records, 1992.
  • New Colours of Piccolo Trumpet (1993) (EMI, reissued Stockhausen Complete Edition)
  • Clown (EMI)
  • Sieben Psalmen, with Nóirín Ní Rían (singer), Pater Friedhelm Mennekes SJ (recitation), Simon Stockhausen (synthesizer and saxophone), Christoph Schumacher (percussion). EMI Classics 7243 5 55213 2 3. Cologne: EMI Electrola GmbH, 1994.
  • Jubilee (1996)
  • Markus Stockhausen plays Karlheinz Stockhausen", with Niek de Groot (double bass) and Annette Meriweather (soprano). EMI Classics 7243 5 56645 2 5. Cologne: EMI Electrola GmbH, 1998.
  • Markus Stockhausen
  • Solo I
  • Close to you
  • Thinking About
  • Karta (ECM)
  • Instantanés 1997 (ENJA) with the Antoine Hervé Quintet: Antoine Hervé
    Antoine Hervé
    Antoine Hervé is a French composer and pianist.Hervé studied composition at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique. Between 1987 and 1989 he was director of the French National Jazz Orchestra...

    , François Moutin, Louis Moutin, and Arnaud Franck
  • Other Presences 2008 (SARGASSO)

As sideman


With Rainer Brüninghaus
Rainer Brüninghaus
Rainer Brüninghaus is a German jazz pianist and composer.Born in Bad Pyrmont, Germany, Brüninghaus began in the jazz rock group Eiliff. In 1973 he joined the band of German jazz guitarist Volker Kriegel. In 1975 with bassist Eberhard Weber and Charlie Mariano he formed the band Colours...

  • Continuum
    Continuum (Rainer Brüninghaus album)
    Continuum is an album by German keyboardist and composer Rainer Brüninghaus with trumpeter Markus Stockhausen and drummer Fredy Struder recorded in 1983 and released on the ECM label.-Reception:...

     (ECM, 1983)

With Ralph Towner
Ralph Towner
Ralph Towner is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and bandleader. He plays the twelve-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, synthesizer, percussion and trumpet.-Biography:...

  • City of Eyes
    City of Eyes
    City of Eyes is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 1988 and released on the ECM label.-Reception:The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "City of Eyes shows Ralph Towner as a musical explorer again, a composer and instrumentalist who can persuasively create...

    (ECM, 1988)

Sources

  • Sanz, Pablo. 2006. "Markus Stockhausen, una mirada fuera de plano". Scherzo: Revista de música 21, no. 210 (July–August): 136–37.
  • Tarr, Edward H. 2001. "Stockhausen, Markus". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell. London: Macmillan.

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