Thomas Mejer | Switzerland

bass saxophone







KONTRA-Trio: Vulnerable Spaces
Works by Choi, Hespos, Lucier, Mejer
Madeleine Bischof: fl, Thomas K.J. Mejer: cbs, Leo Bachmann: tuba
Bloody Murder Records BM ???-? © 2007
Mejer&Schmid: Nautilus - Music for Contrabass-Saxophones
Works by Thomas K.J. Mejer & Peter A. Schmid
Thomas Mejer: cbs, Peter Schmid: bcl&cbcl&cbs
earup 1007 © 2006
774th Street Quartet: A Rare Thing
Works by Gregorio, Jackson, Mejer, Shelton
Guillermo Gregorio: as&cl, Keefe Jackson: ts&bcl, Thomas Mejer: cbs, Aram Shelton: as&cl
Bloody Murder Records BM 101-1 © 2006
Momentum 4: Rising Fall
Works by Brennan, Coleman, Mejer & Unternährer
John Wolf Brennan: pno&prepared pno, Gene Coleman: bcl, Thomas K.J Mejer: sopranino & cbs, Marc Unternährer: tuba
Leo Records LR 440 © 2005
Kontraste - Gregorianik und Jazz im Dialog
Works by Codex Einsidlensis 121 & Codex Engelberg 314, John Voirol
Schola Romana Lucernensis (dir. Pater Roman Bannwart), John Voirol: ss&as, Roland von Flüe: ts&bcl, Thomas Mejer: bs&cbs
Musiques Suisses; MGB CD 6214 © 2004
SME/EMS Bestellnummer: 61
Phill Niblock: Disseminate
3 compositions, incl. Kontradictionaries played by KONTRA-Trio
Ensemble OCNM with Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (dir. Petr Kotik), KONTRA-Trio, Q-O2 Ensemble
Mode Records mode 131 ? 2004
Frank Denyer: Fired City
6 compositions, incl. Resonances played by KONTRA-Trio
The Barton Workshop (dir. Walter Althammer), Duo Konink&Andriessen: perc, Christopher Taylor: bfl, KONTRA-Trio with Elizabeth Hall: box
TZADIK Records TZ 7082 ? 2002
www.tzadik.comKONTRA-Trio: Diligent Places
Works by Leo Bachmann and Thomas K.J. Mejer
Madeleine Bischof: fl, Thomas K.J. Mejer: cbs, Leo Bachmann: tuba
stv/asm 005 ? 1999
Madame Claude: Music for Harp Trio
Works by Clausen, Debussy, Koch, Koppel, Mejer, Thybo
Pia Kaufmanas: fl, Astrid Christensen: va, Tine Rehling: harp
RAPCD 130618-1 © 1997
available at: SME/EMS Bestellnummer: 125
Mejer, KONTRA-Trio & MBO: Compositions for Contrabass-Saxophone
Works by Bachmann, Clapperton, Denyer, Finnissy, Krieger, Mäder, Mejer, Planzer, sha., Toovey, Tosi
Thomas K.J. Mejer: cbs and sopranino, KONTRA-Trio & Matthias Brodbeck (perc), MorschAchBlasorCHester (dir. Mani Planzer)
earup 1003 © 1996
available at: SME/EMS Bestellnummer: 127
www.musicedition.chThomas K.J. Mejer: Borsari - Musik in 12+1 Mosttanks
Madeleine Bischof: fl, Beat Unternährer: trb, Urs Meier: vn, Ruth Wey: git, Matthias Bider: objects wood, Renate Sargent: object water, Urs von Arx: object metal, Gabriela Hollenstein; object glas, Patrick Sargent: yidaki, Charles Oberson: hurdy gurdy, Hans Zellweger: jew’s harp, Barbara Herbener: voice
earup 1001 © 1995
available at: SME/EMS Bestellnummer: 126

Thomas K. J. Mejer studied Saxophone with Urs Leimgruber (Jazz School Lucerne), Marcus Weiss (Konservatorium Luzerne) and Mick Green (Dartington College of Art, GB) and composition Vinko Globokar, Per Nørgard and Michael Finnissy (Sussex University). His compositions were a.o. played by Allegri Quartett, BBC Singers, Ny Dansk Saxofon Kvartett, Cambridge New Music Players, Vision Saxophon-Quartett, basel sinfonietta.
As a saxophonist, Mejer concentrated himself on the Contrabass-Saxophone and on ‚Bass’-Ensembles like KONTRA-Trio, Chicago Basses, TwoTubax, Nashi Dela etc. As an Improviser he played with Martin Schütz, Fredy Studer, Michael Zerang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Keefe Jackson and many more.
Mejer received several prizes, a.o. Werkbeitrag 1993 and 1998 from town and city of Lucerne. 2004 studio space in Chicago from the Sister Cities Trust.
His compositions are published at Schweizerischen Musikedition. CD’s are available on earup, Leo Records, Mode Records and Tzadik.