Sigrid Riegebauer

(born in Austria, 1961, resident in Graz), composer. Starting in 1967, she partecipated in choirs, ensembles and classical guitar and starting in 1979 she studied jazz guitar (B.Ley) and composition  (K. Johns). From 1986 she studied at the Graz University of Music; composition and music theory (A. Dobrowolki, Y.Pagh-Paan, B.Furrer ), guitar (S. Fuchs). She graduated in composition in 1994. Riegebauer has performed internationally (Musikprotokoll, Expan, V:NM, fem’arte, Paris, New York, etc). She is active as a freelance composer, private music teacher, guitarist, reader and crystal grower. Riegebauer is actively engaged with classical Indian music. microtonality and Schubert. “For me, composing is not only a game, but it is a game. Always in search of something new, I let myself be constrained and find unexpected ways out of the self constructed boundaries. The reduction of material carries with it the challenge of “shaping the rules of the game, of letting variety arise within the simplicity”.
Selected works: Toccata for piano, 1987 (première: 1998), ach, Bach for chamber ensemble, 1997 (première 1998), Take Twelve, serial 12-tone improvisation composition, 2006/07 (premiere: 2007).
Discography: Berühen- Schlagen, Josef Mayr, piano, Toccata (CD,  Extraplatte EX 588-2, 2004), Ensemble Werke (CD, private 2001)
Performances: Mikrokonzerte, die andere saite (Graz, 1990), Mittersill Composers Forum, Composer in Residence (1998), Expan, IGNM Carinthia (Spittal/ Drau, 2004).
Awards: award at the composition competition of the Graz Academy and the ORF (1994)

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