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Composition and production of soundtrack to the film Drei

A Trigon Film Production
Co-operation with Michael Zamastil, Sound Engineering
Written, Directed and Edited by Jacob Murrins, Tobias Schütz and Martin Wenzel
First broadcast July 2001 in the Lichtblick Cinema, Berlin

Three short films about life`s little and big catastrophes, about some current political issues and about life not as it ought to be but as it is.

40 years of the Salzburg Kulturvereinigung
Arrangements for Orchestra and Tango-Nuevo-Ensembl
Performed on the 25th February 2001 in the Large Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum
Wolfgang Zamastil: Cello, Birgit Zamastil: Violin, David Danzmayr: Piano, Rene Mayr: Bass
Stream - Suita DSL (1.02 MB) ISDN (523 KB) Modem (164 KB)

Treatments of Astor Piazolla`s Suita Punta del Este and Choral were made for anochesido and the Orchestra of the Salzburg Kulturvereinigung under the direction of Wolfgang Danzmayr.

Le Mouton Enragè (The Angry Sheep)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2002)
Based on the film of the same name, France 1973, with Jean-Louis Trintignant and Romy Schneider
First performed on 27th of July 2002, Große Aula of the TU – Munich
David Danzmayr: Conductor; Wolfgang Zamastil: Violoncello, Symphonic Ensemble München
Stream - Cellokonzert DSL (1.44 MB) ISDN (741 KB) Modem (232 KB)

A boring bank clerk decides, prompted and guided by his best friend, to change his life : specifically, to get as much money and to sleep with as many women as is humanly possible. ...more

...und mit Ende beginnt
Live Pasticcio presented and designed by W. Danzmayr
Brucknerhaus Linz, 9th and 10th of May 2003
Suite for Violoncello Solo - J.S. Bach
Wolfgang Zamastil: Violoncello, Johannes Randolf: Choreographer, xIDA Dance Arts: Dance
Stream - Un Haz (live) DSL (1.92 MB) ISDN (986 KB) Modem (309 KB)

Erotic, melancholic, determined to the point of besplatteredness with blood, the tango is a mode of communicating in total open-ness, of crying out, of suffering and yet at the same time of being happy. ...more

String Quartet for Children
First performed on 3rd of July in Romanischer Saal/ Salzburg
Stream - Quartett DSL (917 KB) ISDN (986 KB) Modem (309 KB)

Basing himself on the story by Maria Ebner v. Eschenbach Zamastil composed a string quartet for children which was performed by young students of Paula Zamastil. Working on contemporary music is one of the most important areas of musical pedagogic work today. Therefore Wolfgang Zamastil composes and publishes more and more literature for young students.

Kinderstücke – Meine Träume
Jana Stefanek: Dance; Wolfgang Zamastil: Cello (composer); Birgitta Zamastil: Violin; David Danzmayr: Piano
Veronika Steinbach: Organisation

This project is one of Zamastils most recent and is intended to make contemporary music as interesting as possible for children. It will be brought to full realization at the beginning of the year 2004 ...more

Theaters of Expirience - John Cage: Etudes Boreales for Violoncello Solo (1978)
In connection with an exhibition of Bruce Nauman
Deutsches Guggenheim Museum Berlin, 27. und 30. November 2003
A concept of the composer and conductor Konstanzia Gourzi
Wolfgang Zamastil: violoncello
Angela Jaffé, violin
Freyja Gunnlaugsdóttir, clarinet

In this project, especially created by K. Gourzi for the exhibition Bruce Nauman: Theaters of Experience, three young musicians will play pieces of John Cage, Luciano Berio and Steve Reich (composers who inspired Nauman during his work) while people are expieriencing the exhibition. The topic of the exhibition is using concepts of performance to make a more intense self - perception, be it the one of the artist or the one of the audience, possible.

Pressures off
Wine Stained Shoes - A project on the other side
Mike O’ Loughlin: lyrics, voc., g.; Wolfgang Zamastil: music, arrangements, production, voc., g, p, p; Rene Mayr: ac/e- b; Karl Renner : sound ingeneering, g.; Michael Zamastil: tenorsax, sound ingeneering, drum programming;
Stephan Leuschner: g., Mr Producer!, theonewholendeduseverything

The musical collaboration between the Irish singer and songwriter Michael O’Loughlin and Wolfgang Zamastil has given rise over the past three years to a mass of new ideas and songs impossible to summarize here. The very best of these contemporary international popsongs appeared on the album "Pressure's Off" in August 2004.

Composition and production of the soundtrack to "Art and Sustainability"
Written, directed and edited by Falko Seidel
Rotterdam/Berlin 2003

"Art and Sustainability" is the already the third shortfilm - project of the director Falco Seidel, who lives and works in Berlin. The film, which is made as an interview deals with essential questions of social aspects, of art and about art and creates in a friendly athmosphare a picture of the views taken from an individual person, acting and chatting in the streets of Rotterdam.

Course for Composition at the Conservatorio Profesional De Musica de Logrono / Spanien
01.10.2004 -09.10.2004
Conzept & Idea: Wolfgang Zamastil & Claudia Gabrielli

In collaboration with the cellist and teacher Claudia Gabrielli the idea was born to help children and young students to express their creativity in a musical way. In the five days of the course a small story, witch will be created by the students, will be used as the basic for the composition. Every student will do his part to a whole piece, with the support and the help of Zamastil. There will also be single lessons for more interested students who wrote other pieces. .


Dance - Music Fusion of Hans Kasper Aebli & Wolfgang Zamastil
18.10.2004 -05.11.2004
Concept & Idea :Hans Kasper Aebli


Dance: Friedrich Gehrig, Bea Kruschke
Music: Silke Lange: Accordeon, Renè Mayr: E - Bass, Olaf Taube: Percussion
Hans Kasper Aebli: Tanz / Choreography
Wolfgang Zamastil: Music / Composition

The piece is a collaboration between the choreograph Hans Kasper Aebli and the Composer Wolfgang Zamastil. Both have the wish to extend existing forms of dance and music. With his different experiences one should influence the work of the other, the result will be a mixture of both artists work. On stage there will be two dancers and three musicians. The basic concept is a quite small and flexible one, so it will be easy to perform the piece in many places without any problems building up the crew.

A la inmensa minoria
The poetry of Juan Ramón Jimenez translated into music
1st partl: December/January 2004/05
Concept & Idea :Wolfgang Zamastil


+ Renè Mayr (E-Bass), Alexander Glücksmann (Clarinette) & Efrat Alony (Voice)

The poetry of Jimenez inspired Zamastil for his latest work. Not to do a common "set-into-music" but a translation and a try to express the meaning and the philosophical backround of the poetry is the basic idea of the project. The double - concept - album will be finished in autumn 2005.

As an interpreter Wolfgang Zamastil appears continously in different contemporary ensembles, both in a chamber – music and orchestral context:

   - Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin
   - Lucerne Festival Acedemy Orchestra
   - Tango Nuevo Ensemble Continuum
   - Piano Trio Accenz Berlin
   - Ensemble Echo Berlin
   - Neuköllner Oper Berlin

(Mostly works of contemporary composers)

Opera Productions:
   - Don Giovanni
   - Die Zauberflöte
   - Il Re Pastore
   - Figaro

Richard Wagner:
   - Rheingold
   - Die Walküre
   - Siegfried
   - Götterdämmerung

   - Orchestra of Tiroler Festspiele   ( )
   - Musik und Theater Saar

As a student of the Mozarteum Salzburg and the HfM/UdK Berlin Wolfgang Zamastil has made a firm part of his repertoire the following works:
nearly all the String Quartets of W. A. Mozart, L. v. Beethoven Op. 18, the String Quintet of F. Schubert (1st and 2nd Cello), also his Piano Trio in Eb - major and the Sting Quartet in a - minor, both String Quintets of J. Brahms and his Piano Trio (with Clarinet) in a minor, L.v. Beethovens Piano Trio in c minor and the Piano Trio of M. Ravel .


Solo & Piano & Orchestra
J. Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano in e - moll
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano in F - Major
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano in A - Major
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano in D - Major
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 1 in G - Major
Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 2 in d - minor
Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 3 in C - Major
Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 4 in E -flat - Major
Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 5 in c - minor
D. Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1
C. Debussy (1862-1918)
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano in d - minor
R. Schumann (1810-1856)
5 Stücke im Volkston for Cello & Piano
Fantasiestücke for Cello & Piano
Adagio & Allegro for Cello & Piano
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in a - minor
A. Dvorak (1841-1904)
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in b - minor
Slavonic Dance No. 3 for Cello & Piano
Waldesruh for Cello & Piano
E. Elgar (1857-1934)
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in e - minor
F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C - Major
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in D - Major
E. Lalo (1823-1829)
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in d - minor
C. Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in a - minor
J. Cage (1912 - 1992)
Etudes Boreales for Violoncello Solo
P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Variations on a Theme Rococo for Violoncello and Orchestra
C. Franck (1822-1890)
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano in A Major