Education & studies
1955
Born in Berlin
1965 - 1971
Private lessons with
WILLY GENSSLER - classical piano, composition
1972 - 1980
ELLY VON KOVATSY - classical piano
1978 - 1980
LOTHAR RUNZE - composition, analysis
1976 - 1978
FREE UNIVERSITY BERLIN
-Studies of music science, music ethnology, sociology
1978 - 1980
at HdK Berlin:
FRANK MICHAEL BEYER - composition, counterpoint
1980 - 1984
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC:
Studies of composition, arranging and piano in Boston, Ma. U.S.
1984
Diploma for jazz composition and arranging at Berklee
 
 
Private Instruction
MICHAEL GIBBS
- composition,arranging (music-assistant 1981 - 83)
MICHAEL MARRA - jazz-piano
JOHN BAVICHI - traditional composition, orchestration
CHARLIE BANACOS - piano, improvisation
ROBERT FREEDMAN - production, commercial arranging
JAKI BYARD - jazz-piano
1991
Participation at a 4-week percussion-workshop ofMalinke- and Sousou-rythms with FAMADOU KONATE (solo-djembe-player of the National Ballet de Guinee, Westafrica), SYLVIA KRONEWALD and PAUL ENGEL in Konakry, Guinee, Westafrica
The work of Gernot Reetz is the extensive exposition with jazz, traditional classical and ethnic music, minimal music and free improvisation.
 
 
Compositions and Arrangements
2009
Darshana for 5 Instruments
  • Violin, Flute, Violon-Cello, Clarinet (Bb), Bassoon
  • Kennedy Center / Washington D.C. USA Mai 6th 2009
2007
Verstand versickert im Sand
  • sound collage and poetry for soprano and speaker
  • words: Klaus Sommerfeld
  • (Ute Beckert / soprano, Klaus Sommerfeld / words)
2006
Darshan
  • for woodwind quintet, dedicated to Kamalesh Maitra, Musagetes-Quintett Berlin
  • (Yasuko Imanaga - Fuchs / flute, Peter Michel / oboe, Antje Palowski / clarinet, Arturo Pantaléon / french horn, Elisabeth Böhm - Christl / bassoon)
Das Meer aufgeschlagen
  • music and poetry for soprano and piano
  • words: Ursula Heinze De Lorenzo
  • (Alexandra Gruber / soprano, Gernot Reetz / piano)
2005
floating images
  • for clarinet, v-cello and piano, chambermusic
  • (Stepahn Landgrebe / clarinet, Mari Kimura / piano, Christian Tränkner / violonn cello)
2004
Irish Double Jiggs
  • arrangement of 3 Irish folksongs for the 2nd violins and violas of DSO (Deutsches Symphonie Orchester)
2002 - 2003
"Raag Symphonia"
  • Bashana, Svasti, Udashi, Aadhar Aalo (contemporary indian music) orchestrations and arrangements of Raag
  • composed by Kamalesh Maitra
 
the sound within
  • for oboe, bassoon and piano
 
floating images
  • for oboe, bassoon and piano
2002
Miniatures II
  • for oboe and piano (dedicated to Duo Parikia)
 
the sound within
  • for oboe, v-cello and piano
2001
Vision
  • for string orchestra
1997
Legacy
  • cocompostions with Stan Michelak, poetry by Sharifa D. Malik
1995
Avignon
  • for soprano, Ney-flute, guitars, percussion and  midi-orchestral-arrangements (lyrics in french by  Dorothee Neserke)
1994
Vision
  • for string quartet
1993
Vision
  • for bassoon quartet
1992
Mutter Meer
  • for recitativo, piano, tablas, Ney - flute and tanpura   (lyrics in Bengali by Santosh K. Brahma)
1991
Symbiosis "the 5 elements"
  • for symphonyorchestra, chamber choir, 2 rock bands and soloists (tablas, sitar, el.-guitar, piano/synth, el. - bass, computer music, poetry
1990
Atmospheres
  • for chamber orchestra, rock- and percussion-ensembles
1989
Miniatures
  • for piano (dedicated to Elly von Kovatsy)
1988
Amida
  • poetry (Achim Wannicke) and music - for alto, sax or   trombone, acc. - and el. - guitars, marimbaphon,   piano and synthesizers
1987
Michael
  • for piano (dedicated to Michael Gibbs) several  compositions (contemp. jazz) for big bands, small  and large ensembles
1985
Theater music
  • for the "Licht-Raum-Theater" (Director Andrea Morein)
???
Reflections
  • for Studio orchestra
 
Impressions
  • for piano
 
3 Etudes for 15 woodwinds
1984
Dona Nobis Pacem
  • choral music
1983
Time
  • minimal music for flute, piano, marimbaphon and string quartet
1982
Fantasia Symphonica
  • for symphony orchestra
1980
Brave New World
  • for 15 musicians
1979 - 1980
String quartet nr. 1
 
Composition
  • for 5 percussionists
1977
Strömungen
  • for piano