Bernhard P. Eder

composer, conductor, baritone or bass voice, arranger
Bernhard conducting (2013)
Bernhard rehearsing with the Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta in Tallinn, Estonia (July 2013)
Bernhard conducts his scoring session (May 2013)
Bernhard conducts the recording session for his first filmscore "Nostromo" (2013),
with his ensemble "Triple-A-Consort" (Advanced Austrian Artists)
Bernhard with Randy Newman (Hollywood in Vienna 2014)
Bernhard had the chance to have a little talk with Hollywood legend Randy Newman, whose music Bernhard had the pleasure and honor of arranging and adapting for the concert performance at "Hollywood in Vienna 2014" with the ORF Radiosymphonie Orchester Wien at the Wiener Konzerthaus, conducted by Randy's cousin David Newman.
Bernhard with renowned Hollywood composer James Horner (Hollywood in Vienna 2013)
Bernhard posing with the late legendary composer James Horner, whose "Universal Pictures Anniversary Fanfare" Bernhard reconstructed and reorchestrated from scratch for the "Hollywood in Vienna 2013" Concert Gala at the Wiener Konzerthaus with the ORF Radiosymphonie Orchester Wien at the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Video / Audio
Audio selection of concert works (soundcloud)
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"conundrum" for 7 violins (2010)
1.Violine - Daniel Salecich
2.Violine - Seo Yulee
3.Violine - Yaromyr Babsky
4.Violine - Katharina Schwamm
5.Violine - Enikö Czellecz
6.Violine - Rusanda Panfili
7.Violine - Maria Ivanova Boneva

composed & conducted by Bernhard Eder


Recording of a live performance at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, Austria - May 7th 2010

About the piece itself:

I have composed  "conundrum" between October, 2009 and April, 2010.
I have tried out many new (at least for myself) elements of composition in this piece.

The idea behind it was the attempt to create as much rich timbres etc. as possible out of a limited tone and register space and sound space (as there also is the lack of other things as no deep tones/chords/sounds; also the ensemble builds a a homophone instrument combination with the same timbre relationship).

The violins are put up symmetrically in a semicircle, in order to create a kind of  "Real Life Dolby Surround sound" feeling of the melodic lines, sounds developments etc. by the different instruments in all possible directions and combinations (e.g., on the left - on the right, outside - inside, etc.) .

Besides, the 4th violin forms a kind of centre from which everything passes around the ball and from which as good as everything is initiated.
It was important for me, while writing the piece, to pay attention that the degree of technical difficulty is almost equal to the play within all 7 violins.
Actually an ideal piece for a big violin class, right? ^^

The world premiere of this piece took place in Tuesday, 27th April, 2010 in Joseph Haydn-Saal of the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
within the scope of the class evening of the composition class Michael Jarrell (with whom I studied).
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"Days of Autumn & Wine" (2015)
music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Bernhard Philipp Eder (*1984)
performed by the "Triple-A-Consort" (Advanced Austrian Artists)
special thanks to Victor Gangl, Markus Zierhofer & Marina Vesic
Audio recording/editing/mix: Roland Schützenhofer
This file is a first mix and will be further worked on!
DAYS OF AUTUMN AND WINE, originally a short neoromantic piano piece intended for a protomional video, now recomposed and orchestrated for small orchestra.
A little exercise in orchestration so to speak ;-)
recorded on 10th January 2015 in Vienna, Austria
© Bernhard Eder