Barbara Schneider Romen

Composer. She studied guitar, recorder and hammered dulcimer at the conservatories of Feldkirch and Innsbruck, and she teaches at the Söm Music School near Innsbruck. As a performer and improviser, she has given concerts at major festivals of contemporary music such as Wien Modern, Klangspuren Schwaz and the Osterfestival Innsbruck, as well as in the USA and Japan with various ensembles, particularly as part of a duet with her husband Gunter Schneider (latest CD: Traditional Alpine Music from the 22nd Century) and in various projects with visual artists: Klopfzeichen together with the printed graphics artists Michael Schneider, Miida Seiichiro and Isomi Teruo, and Tracking Stones ‘Voices –music for stone sculptures by Kassian Erhart. Since 2005 she has collaborated with choreographer Xavier Le Roy (on Mouvements für Lachenmann and on numerous world premieres). She also composes for the hammered dulcimer and the guitar.
Discography: Traditional Alpine Music from the 22th Century with Gunter Schneider (cd)
Performances: concerts with Gunter Schneider at the festivals Klangspuren Schwaz and Wien Modern, at the Osterfestival Hall, Innsbruck and at the ORF RadioKulturhaus performance centers in Vienna and Innsbruck, “here comes the sun”, trio with Gunter Schneider and clarinetist KAI Fagaschinski at the festivals unlimited (Wels, 2007) and Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg, 2008).

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