Andreas Bär born in 1965, is a german composer and saxophonist, who is working on serious music. His main theme is the study of conditions in which breath and melodies could appaer in current music. Of course it is obvious that his compositions are made for wind instruments and voice. Also some of his works are accompanied with percussion, strings and other instruments, but they are mostly build around voice and winds. Specially woodwinds. So, with his label a:bär:music, he only produces music for woodwind and voice. His idea to be able to perform music in every location independent from settings that are given there, led him to compositions like:
Flurries, auf liebend seliger Schwinge, Arabesken, Divertimento and Melodie und Melos for solo saxophone.
Karge Lieder for deep voice and wood.
Terzett Nr. 1, 2, 3, 4 for saxophon trio or trio d'anches.
Quartett Nr. 3, 4, 5, 6 and Blumen, for saxophone quartet.
The woodwind quintets: Sept Morceaux Irreguliers and to 5 Stücke for deep voice and woodwind quintet.
The 6 pieces for ensemble (flute, sopranosaxophon, clarinet, bass clarinet, trombone, violoncello, doublebass, piano and drums)
To editions of Mahlers Kindertotenlieder and Caccinis Amarilli, for woodwind quartet, percussion and voice.
To the tre opera brevi: 1. Gli Spara Fucili, 2. Interview with Beethoven, 3. Hinfort mit dem Schleier. Three short operas for voice, trio d'anches and percussion. The duration of each is around 20 minutes.
But there are also works for orchestra like: Und Morgen Wird Die Sonne Wieder Scheinen, Neue MusiK und Abendlied.
He also made several CD`s as soloist (seul, Melodie und Melos – a:bär:music), and with members of the symphonie orchestra Wuppertal and the singer Thomas Busch (12 Stücke – a:bär:music). Also with the Pianist Bernd Köppen who died in November 2014 (wide rooms, moviementals and 6140 - Senti Records). Together with Köppen he did a special kind of free improvisation. They were touring to Moskau and Tschelyabinsk and around Germany and Europe, sometimes together with the bassist Kent Carter and the drummer Bill Elgart.
Since 1996 he worked on chamber music and he won some awards with various ensembles and styles from duo to nonett (flute, soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, violoncello, double bass, piano and drumset). In 2010 he finished his first compositions for Saxophon Quartett and in 2017 he started his first saxophon ensemble, the HOLZ-TERZETT (a German translation of trio d'anches), which is build around a trio of STB (Jakob Jentgens on soprano, Christoph Klenner on tenor and Andreas Bär on barytone). The additions are the alto saxophone, voices and drumset. The first Concert was in march 15.03.2018 in the historical Stadthalle Wuppertal.
In April 2018 he was invited to give a masterclass at the conservatorium in Mantua, where he worked together with the students on some of his compositions for voice woodwinds and percussion.
Below you can follow to his Compositions and Audio Productions.
You can buy all of that in his shop a:bär:music - those pages are in English.