Rosenberger, Katharina

Swiss composer. Much of her work manifests itself in an interdisciplinary context and challenges traditional performance practice in terms of how sound is produced, heard, and seen. Her compositions, installations, and interdisciplinary operas have been featured at festivals such as the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, KunstFestSpielen Herrenhausen, Heroines of Sound Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Tage für Neue Musik Z rich, Journées Contemporaines in Basel, Festival Archipel in Geneva, Festival reMusik in Saint Petersburg, Felicja Blumental Festival in Tel Aviv, Shanghai New Music Days, October Contemporary Festival in Hong Kong, as well as in many concert series throughout Europe and the United States. 

She is a recipient of the 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. She has also been awarded the Hellman Fellowship in San Francisco, Sony Scholar Award, and Ernst von Siemens Foundation Commission for her composition Gesang an das noch namenlose Land. Her installations VIVA VOCE and Room V won the Mediaprojects Award / Sitemapping of the Swiss Federal Agency (OFC) in Bern. Her portrait CD Texturen with the Wet Ink Ensemble, released by HatHut Records, was awarded the prestigious Copland Recording Grant and selected for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 4 in 2012. 

Katharina Rosenberger is a Professor at the University of California in San Diego, where she teaches composition and sound installation art. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Columbia University, New York. 

Selected works: X–suite filante, video opera to words by Sophie Calle and Jean Baudrillard (2007), parcours II for ensemble and electronics (2007–8), torsion for solo piano (2008), parcours III for eight instruments and electronics (2008–11), Und die Gravitation verschwindet darin for tenor, piano and electronics (2009), scatter 2.0 for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello (2009– 10), Texturen for soprano, flute, saxophone, percussion, piano, violin and electronics (2010), Peripher for percussion and orchestra (2012), nodes for bass clarinet and electronics (2012), Portfolio for flutes and text projection with a photo exhibition (2013), Viva voce, interactive installation (2013), madrigali notturni for four voices, choreography, lights and architecture (2013), Erzählungfor flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello (2013), Gesang an das noch namenlose Land, concert installation for violin, viola, and cello (2013), Vive Faville for four female voices (2014), Shi for ensemble (2014), modules for tenor saxophone, electric guitar, percussion and piano (2015), tempi agitati for six voices, choreography, lights and architecture (2015), Spuren for orchestra and seven spatially positioned musicians (2015), Reshi I + II for two trombones (2016), If they bite with all their might for horn, Korg MS20 mini synthesizer, cello, spoken text and 18 light bulbs (2016), Bögen for piano four hands (2017), surge for bass clarinet, prepared piano and cello (2018), oh n(o)w... roar all over and over again for singing percussionist (2017), Meeresgesängefor 12 voices and three percussionists (2018), Schiftung for organ and electronics (2018), in the dream that I dreamed, you awoke for soprano, flute, bass clarinet, saxophone, trombone, cello, electronics and 3D image projections (2018), quartet – bodies in performance, installation (2018), folds for violin (2019), blur for sextet (2019), Rein for orchestra (2019).