Jonathan Heilbron
photo credit Jon Heilbron

On December 13 my new piece Slope Motion had its premiere in Graz, Austria. Performer/composer/improviser Jonathan Heilbron played the piece for solo double bass, in a concert organised by Openmusic.

The program also included pieces by Georges Aperghis, Anahita Abbasi, Sehyung Kim, and Javier Quislant, played by Dimitrios Polisoidis, Gerald Preinfalk, Krassimir Sterev and Jonathan Heilbron

to event:

Jon’s website:

As part of their “next to recherche” program, the wonderful ensemble recherche have premiered my quintett “Flugmagnet” on the 11th November 2017. Starting December of last year, I had the pleasure of working with them through several project phases, doing tryouts, approaching the piece from different angles.

The piece is composed for Perc, Fl, Cl, Vl, Vc, which are Christian Dierstein, Martin Fahlenbock, Shizuyo Oka, Melise Mellinger, Åsa Åkeberg.

There was a video and sound recording of the performance, to be published soon

Concert announcement in Badische Zeitung:–144241418.html

My piece “Ein Lied geht um die Welt / A Song Travels the World” has been running for a bit more than a month and is finally finished. This was the invitation video:

21 people have imitated a little melody. They recorded themselves singing it and then passed it on to the next musician.

Here is the final result, with all participants in the track description:

Portrait 1 (photo by Christian Kettiger)

I am very happy to announce that I have been selected for a portrait concert in Vienna by Jeunesse and ORF. It will take place in Spring 2018 in Radiokulturhaus Vienna and is going to be recorded and broadcasted by ORF. Needless to say, I am super excited about this!

My pieces will be performed by the amazing Platypus Ensemble and I will be playing myself.

link to the event:

Jeunesse Portrait Mauro Hertig