Born: January 30, 1947
Country: Detmold, Germany
Studies: Nordwestdeutsche Muskiacademie (1969), Hochschule für Musik, Hannover
Martin Christoph Redel was born on January 30, 1947 in Detmold, the son of flutist Kurt Redel and pianist Erika Redel-Seidler. He studied drums with Friedrich Scherz as well as composition with Rudolf Kelterborn, Giselher Klebe and Johannes Driessler at the Nordwestdeutscher Musikakademie (today: Hochschule für Musik Detmold). He then continued his studies at the Musikhochschule Hannover with Isang Yun. In 1971 he became a lecturer in music theory and ear training at the Detmold Academy of Music. In 1979, he was appointed Professor of Composition Theory and Redel directed the Detmolder Hochschule from 1993 to 2001 as Rector. In this function he was also chairman of the Rectors' Conference of the German Music Conservatories and vice-president of the Association Européen des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Conservatoires (AEC). From 1992 to 2004 Redel was president of the Jeunesses Musicales Germany, which subsequently appointed him honorary chairman and on whose behalf he led the composition courses for young people in Weikersheim Castle for more than 40 years.
His works have been interpreted by soloists such as Wolfgang Boettcher, Rudolf Buchbinder, Thomas Christian, Karl Leister, Diemut Poppen, Thomas Quasthoff, Kurt Redel, Gerhild Romberger, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Hariolf Schlichtig, Wen-Sinn Yang or Karlheinz Zöller. Conductors such as Matthias Foremny, Karel Husa, Christoph Poppen, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Hans Stadlmair, Horst Stein, Michel Tabachnik, Räto Tschupp, Gilbert Varga or Jörg-Peter Weigle (uam) conducted performances by Redelscher Werke. These include the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian, Central German and North German, Broadcasting, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Basel Radio Orchestra, the Staatstheaterorchestern Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the Nationaltheaterorchester Mannheim, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and (among others) the Kammerorchestern from Munich, Heilbronn, Stuttgart, Pforzheim, Detmold. Chamber music and chamber ensembles such as the "ars nova ensemble" (Nuremberg), Brandis Quartet, "the new work" (Hamburg), Ensemble Horizonte (Detmold), Ensemble Slavko Osterc (Ljubljana), Scharoun Ensemble (Berlin), The Boston Musica Viva (Boston) or Trio Jean Paul played original and premiere performances.
Works for Percussion
Correspondances, op.22 – Percussion Duo
Light - Multiple Percussion, Flute
Musik für Klavier und Schlaginstrumente, op. 4 – Multiple Percussion; Piano
Pas de trois, op. 40 – Percussion Trio
Resonanzen - Percussion Duo, Piano (2)
Rounds, op. 28 – Multiple Percussion
Schlagzeilen, Opus 49 – Percussion Quartet
Traumtanz für Schlagzeug und Orgel, op.30a – Multiple Percussion; Organ
Traumtanz für Schlagzeug und String Orchester, op. 30 – Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Visions fugitives, op. 46 – Multiple Percussion; Accordion