Werner Pirchner

born on 13/2/1940 in Hall, Tirol, Austria

died on 13/8/2001 in Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Links www.wernerpirchner.com (German)

Werner Pirchner

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Werner Pirchner (* 13 February 1940 - 10 August 2001) was an Austrian composer and jazz musician.

He was born in Hall in Tirol, and had his musical start playing jazz. In 1963 he played vibraphone in the Oscar-Klein-Quartett.

The last 15 years of his life he worked as a composer only. In 1973, his first tape was published. In 1974, he composed the music for the film Der Untergang des Alpenlandes. In 1975, Bert Breit invited him to compose the film music about Tyrol, for which he composed the "Streichquartett für Bläserquintett", PWV 15.

In Austria Pirchner was well-known, since he composed the "Sounddesign" for the ORF-culture radio Ö1 in 1994. In 1995, he composed the music for Hofmannsthals Jedermann at the Salzburger Festspiele.

He died in Innsbruck.

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