Metzger Martin (14. 03. 1957)
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Martin Metzger was born in Zurich and raised in Pratteln. At the age of 15 he heard Abbey Road by The Beatles and began writing songs.
1978 until 1979 – Travels the Caribbean and becomes engrossed in mariachi music, salsa and reggae
1980 until 1984 – Returns to Switzerland and makes a name for himself on founding and touring German-speaking Switzerland with his group Oropax
1984 – Travels for two years to East Asia in order to learn about the traditional music of Japan, Korea and China
1986 until 1989 – Studies school music and composition at the Musikhochschule Basel
As a composer, Martin Metzger developed a new musical style which sat between Afro American rhythm and a harmony / melody based on the so-called new music of the 20th century. The most important performances of recent times include: "Hinter em Minschter" (2000) for male choir and electric guitar, "Basel West" (2001) hip-hop piece for symphony orchestra, "Grossmutters Glaszwiebel" (2004) for speaking choir, "Die Käserei in der Vehfreude" (2006) an opera based on original texts by Gotthelf.
Martin Metzger lives in Muttenz and teaches music at the Bäumlihof College in Basel.
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