Jeffrey Krieger

Jeffrey Krieger

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Jeffrey Krieger, e-cellist is among the new generation of solo recitalists who have incorporated technology into performance.

Biography

Award-winning performer Jeffrey Krieger, chamber musician, solo recitalist and specialist in the performance of new music, plays the more conventional-looking cello as principal cellist of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He is among the new generation of solo recitalists who have incorporated technology - the computer and video as well as an electronic cello - into performance. Mr. Krieger was a recipient of a 1993 Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts which allowed extensive touring in the USA, and a 1996 State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artist Fellowship for work in multi-media.

Mr. Krieger performs in locations ranging from elementary and preparatory schools, to universities, music festivals, alternative performance spaces and museums, and has recorded for CRI, Vienna Modern Masters and O.O. Discs.

Discography

Suddenly It’s Evening,
Composers Recordings Inc. CD 857
ACDCVC, oodiscs CD 53
Night Chains,
Composers Recordings Inc. CD 680
A Wide Open Field,
Vienna Modern Masters CD 3030

Set List

SAMPLE PROGRAM:

On Connecticut Naturalism for e-cello and digital fx
by MICHAEL GATONSKA

Landmines for e-cello and computer
by ANNA RUBIN

Petals for e-cello and fx
by KAIJA SAARIAHO

Suddenly It's Evening for e-cello and voice
by DONALD ERB

SAMPLE VIDEO:

HEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR: a multi-media war memorial concert.

(For a RealPlayer video clip go to: http://www.xenarts.com/music/krieger/kriegerphoto.html)

Jeffrey Krieger's multi-media war memorial presentation, HEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR is a riveting artistic response to the dilemma of war. The program's title work is comprised of inspiring music by composer Ken Steen and "found images" by video artist Lyn Harper from a 1987 Veterans Day TV-broadcast. Although these images were compiled from the previous fifty years, Mr. Krieger's compelling performance conveys the on going futility of war and serves as a timeless and poignant homage to all victims of war on a global level. Other works include: Landmines by Anna