Welcome to the website of Gérard Zinsstag

Copenhagen, November 2010, with the  Ensemble Athelas
Copenhagen, November 2010, with the Ensemble Athelas (Picture Nicolas Miribel)

After a period during which Gérard Zinsstag concentrated on noise through instrumental research and on abrupt formal constructions, he started listening carefully to sounds and working with composer of « spectral » music, basically at l’Itinéraire.

The tendancy of his music now « allows for more expression in the material and more intuition in the gesture » ; connoted musical objects burst forth as memory interferes more and more often.

No one can predict on what paths Gérard Zinsstag will tread in the future. But one need not worry : there will always be adventure, resulting from the most unexpected encounters with people and with sounds. Searchers who take a long time to carry out their plans are often the most stubborn.

Frank Langlois, 1993


  • Suite for flute, viola and harp
  • New piece for violoncello and the ensemble Camerata
  • New piece (5 solo voices) for the ensemble Tarentule
  • Pianoquartet
  • Katharina Lips for 16 voices a cappella
  • New piece for the Proton Ensemble

Last update: February 2018