Martin Staeffler/Composer

1973 12 27 born in Nuremberg, Germany 
1980 first music lessons 
1993 Latinum 
1996 studying guitar at Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg with Zdenka Schulz
2001
graduates from Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg
2004 joins Kunst- und Kurhaus KATANA e.V.
2011 publishing partitures
2014 launching the website martin-staeffler.de
2017 no expectations
2018 watching flowers grow

 Lives in Nuremberg, Germany 

Main musical influences:
German folk music; 80s Metal; Classical Guitar; 70s Art Rock; Morricone; Wagner; Debussy; Marley; Bach; minimal music; Zappa; EN; Weill; Real Book; Gamelan; Piazzolla; 60s Pop; African metrics; Paganini; Cage; football chants; Michael Salb; Ben Wilmerstadt; Andreas Csibi; Sigi Schwab; Nancarrow; TV commercials;

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SELECTED WORKS:

Guitar-related: 

  • ›Ein Dutzend Etüden‹ for solo guitar [2012–2016]
  • ›Effortless Guitar Duos‹ № 1–5 [2014–2016]
  • ›Prelude & Waltz in g-minor‹ for guitar orchestra [2015]
  • ›ADJACENT MELODIES‹ chapters 1–5 for guitar [2014–2015] (arr. by M.S.)
  • ›My five cents' worth‹ for guitar & string quartet [2014]  
  • ›Montenegro‹ for guitar [2013] 
  • ›Boy Girl Elephant‹ \ Ballet for 3 guitars [2013]  
  • ›Five Songs of Love‹ for alto and guitar [2012] 
  • ›existenzminimum‹ guitar orchestra [2012] 
  • ›Trittico Reciproco‹ for guitar [2012] 
  • ›out of nowhere‹ - Another five compositions for guitar [2012] 

    including:
    • ›El Problema‹
    • ›Etüde 1‹
    • ›Etüde 2‹
    • ›Flying in a green dream‹
    • ›Kafka's Kristmas‹ [formerly: ›Ups & Downs‹]
  • ›Five Fatal Pieces‹ for guitar [2011]
    including:
    • ›Variations on a frankish folksong‹
    • ›written_machinery#55‹
    • ›The Grashopper‹
    • ›Der Hoffnung Tochter‹
    • ›Una Ninnananna‹ 

 

Others: 

  • ›Afar & Near - A fantastic journey with the piano‹ [6053]
  • ›Quatre Pièces Brèves pour Piano selon le Calendrier Julien‹ [2013] 
  • ›Aus der Tiefe‹ for choir, harp, 2 celli [2012] 
  • ›Divertimento zur Gesundung‹ for piano [2011] 
  • ›Das Astloch‹ for flute, 2 clarinets [2011] 
  • ›Quartetto Arrischiato‹ for string quartet [2010] 
  • ›Introspektion‹ for vibraphone [2005]


 

In progress: 

  • ›Le Cœur Sacré‹ for guitar quartet
  • Rhapsody for chainsaw 
  • ›Quick guide to happy polymetric playing on the guitar‹