Uli Rennert | Bio (english)
Uli Rennert ist Pianist, Komponist und Elektroniker und lebt als freischaffender Musiker und Universitätsdozent in Graz in Österreich. Uli Rennerts künstlerische Arbeit dreht sich seit vielen Jahren um den Einsatz von Synthesizern und Live-Elektronik als expressives Instrumentarium und um die Erforschung der Schnittstellen zwischen Komposition und Improvisation. - Uli Rennert is an Austrian pianist, synthesist, and composer. Rennert is focusing on synthesizers and live-electronics used as expressive musical instruments, and he explores the area between composition and improvisation.
Uli Rennert, jazz, contemporary music, piano, synthesizer, composer, improvisation, producer, Graz, Austria
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Bio (english)

Uli Rennert was born 1960 in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). During the eighties he studied piano, trombone and composition with teachers like Albert Mangelsdorff, George Gruntz, Harald Neuwirth, Helmut Iberer, Rob Franken, and Peter Herbolzheimer. 1984 he won the international piano/keyboard-competition of the U.S. Keyboard Magazine in cooperation with the Berklee College of Music. 1987 diploma ’summa cum laude‘ at the University of Music and dramatic Arts in Graz.

Besides his work as a pianist, Rennert is focusing on synthesizers and live-electronics used as expressive musical instruments, and he explores the area between composition and improvisation.

Uli Rennert
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Current Projects

Von den Göttern weiss ich nichts – music for mezzosoprano, live-electronics, and instruments in small and variable settings, based on words of Robert Gernhardt, Erich Fried, Pablo Picasso, Martin Luther, and others – with Sophie Rennert, Jörg-Martin Willnauer, Klaus Gesing, Réka Nagy, Peter Herbert, among others

 M/T/S
  • Project M – the music of Thelonious Monk and free improvisation with Peter Kunsek, Klaus Gesing, Gerald Preinfalk: Bb/Eb/bass-clarinets and piano.
  • Project T — historical compositions by Ellington, Mancini, Goodman, Porter, plus originals in an electro-acoustic setting with synthesizers, clarinet, trombone, guitar, and drums (Peter Kunsek, Phil Yaeger, Frank Schwinn, Gregor Hilbe).
  • Project S explores the possibilities of a string-sextet between Jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary chamber music – with Peter Kunsek (cl), Peter Herbert (bass), and the Linus Ensemble.