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Hoch Francesco

(14. 02. 1943)

Hoch Francesco
Hoch Francesco
Campo dei Fiori 9
CH-6942 Savosa (TI)
Svizzera

Tel: +41 (0)91 966 02 20
Fax: +41 (0)91 966 02 20

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 14. 02. 1943.

Francesco Hoch was born in Lugano and studied for his diploma in composition under Franco Donatoni and singing under Ada Jesi at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, where he also studied conducting under Franco Caracciolo, Mario Gusella and electronic music under Angelo Paccagnini. He attended courses in composition in Darmstadt with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gyorgy Ligeti and in Padua with Sylvano Bussotti and Domenico Guaccero. He has composed since 1968. He now teaches and writes about contemporary music on a freelance basis. He is a founder member of 'OGGImusica', an association for contemporary music based in Lugano. He lives and teaches music in the canton of Tessin.
He has won the following prizes:
1975 - Primo Premio 'Angelicum', Milano
1976 - Prize 'Pro Arte', Bern
1991 - Prize of the Anniversary foundation of the UBS bank
1995/96 - Prize 'Kammersprechchor Zürich' and EPTA-ESTA
Francesco Hoch has composed around eighty works for orchestra, voice, choir, for the stage and with electronic, they are published by 'EDIZIONI SUVINI ZERBONI' in Milan.


Work list
Testo da consumare (1968)

Instrumentation: for eight instruments (cl.bn/hn.tbn/2vn.va.vc) and four speakers

Texts: Gilberto Isella

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Dis/Integrazioni (1968-1969)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
1969 (1969)
Quintet

Instrumentation: for clarinet, saxophone, trombone, double bass and percussion

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Prove concertanti (1970)

Instrumentation: for six instrumental groups (2.1.1.1/2.2.0.0/2perc/str)

Duration: 12' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Caleidoscopio I (1970)

Instrumentation: for a minimum of nine instruments

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Sogno geologico (1970-1971)

Instrumentation: for electronic band

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
à la recherche de... et à la... (1971)

Instrumentation: for three violins, viola and cello

Duration: 9' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Caleidoscopio II (1971)

Instrumentation: for between eight and eighteen instruments

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Au Futur-Passé? (1971)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (3.3.3.2/3.2.3.3/perc/10.10.6.6.4)

Duration: 16' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Dune (1972)

Instrumentation: for violin, cello, piano, two percussionists, two voices

Duration: 8' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
C'è Karl e Karl (1972)

Instrumentation: for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Duration: 10' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Idra (1973)

Instrumentation: for eleven strings

Duration: 13' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Riflessioni sulla natura di alcuni vocaboli (1972-1974)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/12.0.4.4.4)

Duration: 16' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Agli spettatori (1974)

Instrumentation: for children's choir

Texts: Francesco Hoch

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
L'oggetto disincantato - storia di un'analisi (1974)

Instrumentation: for thirteen instruments (fl.ob.cl.bn/hn.tpt.tbn/pf.hpd/2vn.vc.db)

Duration: 12' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Plumages - schizzi (1975)

Instrumentation: for two violins and viola

Duration: 10' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Arcano (1975-1976)

Instrumentation: for a-cappella choir

Texts: Karl Marx (Francesco Hoch)

Duration: 12' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Trasparenza per nuovi Elementi (1976)

Instrumentation: for ten instruments (fl.ob.cl.bcl/perc/pf/vn.va.vc.db)

Duration: 15' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Elemento (1976)

Instrumentation: for double-bass

Duration: 11' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Elemento (1977)

Instrumentation: for oboe

Duration: 6' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Figura esposta - Interazione di cinque elementi (1977)

Instrumentation: for twenty instrumentalists (1.1.2.1/2.2.1.0/2perc/hpd.hp/2.0.1.1.1)

Duration: 10' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Figura senza nome (1978)

Instrumentation: for female voice, flute, oboe, violin, clarinet and percussion

Duration: 2' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Spurlos - appunti per catalogo (1978)

Instrumentation: for two flutes, two clarinets, two oboes, two bassoons and two horns

Duration: 24' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Metafigure (1978-1979)

Instrumentation: for twelve instruments (1.0.1.sx.1/2.2.0.1/hndorg/2perc)

Duration: 10' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
... a distanza ... - solo, duo, trio, quartetto (1979)

Instrumentation: for flute in G, English horn, clarinet and viola

Duration: 15' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Trittico - solo, duo, solo (1980)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and violin

Duration: 16' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Quando è quasi una fantasia (1980)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 15' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Ostinato variabile I (1981)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Leonardo e/und Gantenbein. Spettacolo multimediale (multimedial spectacle) (1980-1982)
Multi media spectacle

Instrumentation: for dance, projections, chamber ensemble and 3 voices (ATB; cl/gir/vc/org/perc)

Duration: 60' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Ostinato variabile II (1982)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Ostinato Variabile III (1982)

Instrumentation: for 2 guitars

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Ostinato variabile IV (1982)

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Lo specchio e la differenza (1982)

Instrumentation: for cello and double-bass

Duration: 6' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Sans programme (1983)

Instrumentation: for chamber ensemble (1.0.1.1/1.0.1.0/vn.va.vc)

Duration: 14' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Endlich (1984)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Dopo "Endlich" (1984)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 10' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Kurzatmend (1985)

Instrumentation: for flute and clarinet

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Sans jeu (1985)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and piano

Duration: 6' 00"
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Sans (1985)

Instrumentation: for oboe and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.1.0/hp.pf/2perc/str)

Duration: 16' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Un mattino (1986)

Instrumentation: for 2 flutes

Duration: 8' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Il mattino dopo (1986)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.0/3.2.0.0/1perc/str)

Duration: 11' 00"
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CHF: 42.00
7 Bagatelle d'oltre tomba (1990)

Instrumentation: for orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.1.0/3perc/hp.pf)

Duration: 18' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Tableau infernal (1990)

Instrumentation: for choir and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/2perc/pf/str)

Duration: 6' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
Dal basso al profondo (1990)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet and double-bass

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Der Tod ohne das Mädchen (1990)

Instrumentation: for string quartet

Duration: 6' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Postludio degli spettatori (1991)

Instrumentation: for children's choir or choir

Duration: 6' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Memorie da Requiem (1991-1992)

Instrumentation: for choir, soprano and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.0/3perc/pf.org/str)

Texts: Francesco Hoch

Duration: 55' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Frammento d'Epitaffio (1992)

Instrumentation: for cello

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Péché d'outre-tombe (1993)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 9' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Due pezzi (1993)

Instrumentation: for pianist (piano and recitative voice with amplification)

Text: Francesco Hoch.

Duration: 11' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
"O Tod, wie suess bist du" (1993)

Instrumentation: for soprano and piano

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Péché d'outre-tombe II (1994)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 11' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Péché d'outre-tombe III (1994)

Instrumentation: for violin or clarinet and string orchestra

Duration: 11' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Adagissimo (1994)

Instrumentation: for two celli

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
La Passarelle des Fous - Music-theatre - (1994-1995)

Instrumentation: for three sopranos, five speaking actors and instrumental ensemble (fl.cl/hn.tpt.tbn/perc/pf/vn)

Texts: Pierre-André Gamba, Francesco Hoch

A version for concert is also available (36')

Duration: 40' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Canti e Danze dai Nuovi Gironi (1995)

Instrumentation: for thirteen instruments (1.1.1.1-1.0.0.0/perc/hp.pf/2.1.1.1)

Duration: 20' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Der hoffnungsvolle Jean und der Moloch (1995)

Instrumentation: for two orators, four-part speaking choir and two percussionists

Texts: Jean Ziegler (Francesco Hoch)

Text by Francesco Hoch from 'Die Schweiz wäscht weisser' by Jean Ziegler.

Duration: 23' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Ouverture "Palomar" (1995)

Instrumentation: for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

From the Palomar suite.

Duration: 3' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Hommage (1995)

Instrumentation: for three female voices

From 'The Magic ring'.

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Da sotto l'Onda (1996)

Instrumentation: for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano

Duration: 11' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Au Futur-Passé (1971-1996)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Duration: 14' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Thema - op. 5 (1996)

Instrumentation: for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

From: Suite 'Palomar'.

Duration: 3' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Aus dem Teufelsring (1996)

Instrumentation: for three violins and piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Suite "Palomar" (1995-1997)

Instrumentation: for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Duration: 24' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Tre Prove d'Omaggio (1996-1997)

Instrumentation: for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Duration: 11' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
L'Isola dell'Amore (1997-1998)

Instrumentation: for three speaking voices and plectrum instrument orchestra

Texts: Gabriele Alberto Quadri

Duration: 35' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Musik für "L'Isola dell'Amore" (1997-1998)

Instrumentation: for plectrum instrument orchestra

Duration: 15' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
The magic ring (1995-2000)
Opera

Instrumentation: for three female voices, three male voices, three electric guitars, three percussion, eight-channel tape and video scenes

Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Su gentile Invito (2000)
14 Little 'invitations'

Instrumentation: for violin and cello

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Es ist Zeit (2000)
Six small pieces

Instrumentation: for solo flute or six solo flutists

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Fantasia - da "L'Isola dell'amore" (2001)

Instrumentation: for plectrum instrument orchestra

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Miniature (2001)

Instrumentation: for violin solo or between one and ten violins

Five small 'studi' interrupted by 5 'espressivi e ricordi'.

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Hello! We are here! (2001)

Instrumentation: for saxophone, horn, trombone, piano and percussion instrument

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Doppio Concerto (2001-2002)

Instrumentation: for violoncello, piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/2perc/str)

Duration: 20' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Duo dal Doppio (2001-2002)

Instrumentation: for violoncello and piano

Duration: 10' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Ave lucanum vale (2003)

Instrumentation: for 8-part choir

Texts: Henricus Glareanus, Francesco Hoch

Duration: 6' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Duetti (2004)

Instrumentation: for soprano and tenor

Texts: Roberto Bernasconi, Antonio Rossi, Aurelio Buletti, Gilberto Isella, Dubravko Pusek

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
L'oro della montagna (2004)

Instrumentation: for 4-part mixed choir and organ

Texts: Francesco Hoch

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Schizzi orchestrali, "... aspettando il Trio..." (2004-2005)

Instrumentation: for 3 pianos

Duration: 14' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Dire (2005)

Instrumentation: for soprano and tenor solo

Texts: Francesco Hoch

1. "per dire..." per tenore solo
2. "stra... dire" per soprano solo

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Josef K. - il processo continua (2005-2007)
Stage action music

Instrumentation: for 6 actors, 6 singers, 2 violins and 4 microphones

Texts: Francesco Hoch

Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Spremute di senso (2006)
Melologo (melodrama)

Instrumentation: for speaking voice (amplified), piano (also voice) and percussion (including voice)

Texts: Roberto Bernasconi

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Poema orchestrale (2008)

Instrumentation: for ensemble of 6 percussionists

Duration: 22' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
"Ischia" (2009)

Instrumentation: for piano trio

Duration: 17' 30"
Manuscript
Imago (2009)
7 female self portraits

Instrumentation: for female choir and string quartet

Texts: Maria Rosaria Valentini, Francesco Hoch

Duration: 15' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Flashback (2009)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Sushi-Bar (2010)

Instrumentation: for soprano, violin and 2 microphones

Texts: Francesco Hoch

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
I tre tiranni (2010)

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

Texts: Leonardo da Vinci, Sigmund Freud, Francesco Hoch

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Discography
Francesco Hoch: The Magic Ring (Musiques Suisses Nr. 6251, 2007)
Works:
Hoch, Francesco: The Magic Ring (1995-2000)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Rizzardi, Veniero: Postumo Ostinato. Il lavoro creativo di Francesco Hoch, in: Dissonanz 124 (2013), S. 4-9 [Internet]
Meyer, Thomas: "Josef K. - il processo continua" von Francesco Hoch, in: Dissonanz 100 (2007) [Internet]
Piccardi, Carlo: "Percorso novecento" di Francesco Hoch, in: Dissonanz 93 (2006)
Repetto, Paolo: Utopie und Erinnerung. Zum 60. Geburtstag von Francesco Hoch, in: Dissonanz 79 (2003) [Internet]


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