Karrer Bruno (25. 12. 1956)
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After completing his education at a teacher training college, Bruno Karrer began studies in guitar at the Musikhochschule Winterthur. After graduating, he studied music theory as main subject and gave concerts as a soloist and as a member of chamber music ensembles. He has been a professor for music theory at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Winterthur-Zürich since 1986.
In 1987 his compositional work became central to his activities and remained so ever since. This has resulted in numerous works, most of which were commissioned by musicians, ensembles and institutions (e.g. Pro Helvetia and the Schweizerischer Tonkünstlerverein). In 1988 Bruno Karrer received a financial award from the city of St.Gallen, and from the canton of St.Gallen in 1998. Through his collaboration with 'Contrapunkt' (International Society for Contemporary Music, St.Gallen section) he has been able to engage in, realise and actively promote contemporary music.
With his starting point in the aesthetics and technique of the classical avant-garde, Bruno Karrer arrived at a personal approach completely independent of established styles. At its core is the search for the most concentrated musical statement achieved with the simplest means. Meaning and methods are related in the same way as emotion and construction – they stimulate and give rise to each other.
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