boris bergmann

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Soloalbum
Scriabin Night Sessions / Hölder

„Hölder“, the second solo album by Boris Bergmann with his own piano works, appeared as a digital download at the Berlin label Score And More Music in 2017. “Hölder” combines a double CD with the first release “Scriabin Night Sessions”, which was published in 2016. A limited edition!

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News

Press Review: Clavier Companion

Sang Koo Wang writes about "Hölder / Scriabin Night Sessions" in the American piano magazine Clavier Companion (06/2017): "I came for Scriabin and stayed for Hölder. The first disc of a two-disc set features Bergmann's compositions from 1998–2015, which are subtly...

Press Review: PIANONews

From the "Hölder/Scriabin Night Sessions" review in the latest edition of PIANONews (06/2017): "His own piano works, the Sonata No. 3 'Hölderlin' or the Poem No. 1, are naturally closely related to Scriabin's musical cosmos. But in many ways, Bergmann's piano music...

Press Review: Frankfurter Neue Presse

Tatjana Seibt writes in the Frankfurter Neue Presse: "And although Bergmann is a devotee of classical music, he never regarded it as a contradiction to play in bands as a drummer. On long walks in the Taunus hills, he preferred classical music but his feeling for...

Press review: Schwäbisches Tagblatt

This article looks at the third Piano Sonata "Hölderlin". Author Achim Stricker describes the Hölderlin sonata as "music that makes the listener feel as though he is sensing or feeling one's way while sleep-walking. It is labyrinthine, continuously taking new turns "....

Press review: Facts & Arts

After Michael Johnson had conducted a series of interviews with Boris, he published this article in the English-language website Facts & Arts.

Press review: Usinger Anzeiger

How does the wish to compose evolve? And what does that have to do with Hölderlin, the Taunus hills near Frankfurt and Stravinsky on a Walkman? A lovely article by Kurt Hoeppe looks at these questions in the Usinger Anzeiger. Now that's genuine local civic pride!...

Boris Bergmann

Biography

Boris Bergmann took at least five years to forget everything he’d learned during his studies Frankfurt and Darmstadt. In 2003 he went to Berlin to compose film music and join an electro-blues trio as a pianist.
On extended concert tours through Europe, he learned that Italian sports clubs like to produce their own wine, Spanish sound engineers spare no expense in fitting grand pianos with microphones and that Monaco is the most hazardous place to organise an open-air festival.
After growing up with the music of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, Bergmann fulfilled a childhood dream and recorded an album with Scriabin’s piano compositions. In 2017 he published another solo album of piano music – but this time of his own work: “Hölder”.
Boris Bergmann lives and works in Berlin.

List of Compositions

A Selection

MARION SAMUEL SUITE
Orchestra (2016)


5 WALTZES
Piano (2010-2016)


ROTE SCHUHE (Incidental music)
E-piano, organ, drums and electronic music (2014)


TRAIN VOX
Piano, voice and electronic music (2013)


TWO POEMS
Piano (2012)


SONATA NO. 3 „HÖLDERLIN“
Piano (2011)


ES GIBT KEINE GESPENSTER (Incidental music)
Ensembles and electronic music (2009)
Co-composer: J. Drescher


SONATA NO. 2
Piano (2008)


LOVE SONG
Piano (2004)


LOVE SONG
His own arrangements for orchestras (2004)


VIER ELEKTRONISCHE STUDIEN
Octophonic playback tape (2003)


BARDO
Ensembles (2002)


NETZE
Soprano and flute (2001)


LA DANSE DE PUCK
Claude Debussy
His own arrangements for orchestras (2001)


NACHTSTÜCK UND IMPROVISATION ÜBER BACH
Prepared piano (2001)


PROLOG
Chamber choir and trombone (2000)


EINE FABEL
Violoncello (2000)


VON DEN SCHATTEN DER IDEEN
Soprano and flute (2001)


JÜNGER UND MEISTER
Two pianos (2000)


DREI STUDIEN FÜR SCHLAGZEUG
Drums (1999)


FRESCO TEDESCO
Jörg Armbrüster
His own arrangement for piano (1999)


ZWEI LIEDER NACH TEXTEN VON LUC BARRUT
Mid-range singing voice and piano (1998)


SONATA NO. 1
Piano (1998)

Discography

HÖLDER/SCRIABIN NIGHT SESSIONS
Boris Bergmann
Double album/2 CD (2017)
SAMM0152


HÖLDER
Boris Bergmann
Album/DL (2017)
SAMM0154


NICHT NUR SEX
Khan Of Finland:
Album/CD/DL (2017)
Strike0162


SCRIABIN NIGHT SESSIONS
Boris Bergmann
Album/DL (2016)
SAMM0153


WILD STYLE LION
Wild Style Lion
Album/DL (2015)
IMS029


WILD STYLE LION FEAT. KIM GORDON
Wild Style Lion
12-inch/Vinyl (2015)
IMS028


THIN WHITE SINNER
Khan Of Finland
EP/DL (2013)
IMS024


WATERGATE – 05
Ellen Alien
CD/mixed (2010)
WG005


KHAN OF FINLAND
Khan Of Finland
Album/CD (2009)
IMS004


FINE MOUCHE REMIXES
Brigitte Fontaine & Khan
EP/DL (2009)
IMS007


ACHTUNG MUSIC! NEW BERLIN TALENT
Various
Compilation/CD (2008)
BMC0801


STRIP DOWN
Khan
7-inch/Vinyl (2007)
tom95s


THINGS I WISH I HAD NOT CALLED JUST THINGS
Cuba Missouri
Album/CD (2007)
MMD023


REMIX TOMORROW GOODBYE
Auch
12-inch/Vinyl (2001)
FIM220


ROLLING HEINZ
Wilde 13
EP/Vinyl (1991)
cop003


 

Filmography

A selection

HOMELAND
Series
Season 5, Episode 12: „A False Glimmer“
Direction: Lesli Linka Glatter, 2016, Song: „Woman in Church“


DER NACHTMAHR
Films
Direction: Akiz Ikon, 2015, with music of „Wild Style Lion“
Filmfestival Munich 2015, Berlinale 2016


UNTERM EIS
TV Movies
Direction: Jörg Grünler, ARD, 2015


AM ANFANG HELL, AM ENDE DUNKEL

Documentaries
Direction: Andrea Simon and Fabio Stoll, 2014
Co-composers: Robin Schliep aka Robkob 600e, Klaus Damm, Christof Kette

  • Winner of the Best Director Feature Film & Audience Award, MICA Film Festival 2015, Brazil, in the English-language version of “Bright and Dark”
  • Winner of the Best Film for Children – Germany / Best Direction for Children Film – Germany / Best Photography for Children Film – Germany, The Kids Festival 2015, Spain, in the
    English-language version of „Bright and Dark“

DER ACHTE SOMMER
Documentaries
Direction: Andrea Schramm, WDR, 3sat, 2012


ENTE, TOD UND TULPE
Dance films
Direction: Andrea Simon, 2012
Co-composer: Johannes Drescher

SCHLITTEN AUF SCHWARZEM SCHNEE
Films
Direction: Sylke Enders, 2011
Co-composer: Johannes Drescher


INSPEKTOR BARBAROTTI: MENSCH OHNE HUND
TV Movies
Direction: Jörg Grünler, ARD, 2010
Co-composers: Can “Khan“ Oral, Silvina Buchbauer


LAUTLOSE MORDE
TV Movies
Direction: Jörg Grünler, ZDF, ORF, 2009
Co-composer: Johannes Drescher


COMMANDER BOOMKOLD
Cartoons
Direction: Denis di Floriano, 2008
Co-composer: Johannes Drescher


IM SCHATTEN DER BLUTRACHE
Documentaries
Direction: Jana Matthes and Andrea Schramm, SWR, WDR, arte, 2007
Co-composer: Johannes Drescher

  • Winner of the 2007 German Television Prize (“Deutscher Fernsehpreis”) in the category “Best Documentary“

JUREK’S KINO
Documentaries
Direction: Eicke Bettinga, 2006
Co-composer: Johannes Drescher


KUSSKUSS
Films
Direction: Sören Senn, 2005

  • Winner of the Babelsberg Media Award (“Babelsberger Medienpreis”), 2005
  • Winner of the Film Festival San Jose 2006
  • Variety Critics Choice Karlovy Varo International Film Festival 2006