Karlheinz Essl

Portrait KHE


Calender 1997

Concerts / Performances / Lectures


Chicago | Salzburg Festival | Copenhagen



Amazing Maze (1996)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for two computers / sound installation

Thu, 9.1.1997
Klosterneuburg, SCHÖMER-HAUS (A)
Vernissage "Abstraktion in Österreich" (Sammlung Essl)
computer performers: Karlheinz Essl, Jack Hauser


Amazing Maze (1996)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for solo-cello & computer

Sun, 12.1.1997, 15:00
Chicago, Lunar Cabaret (USA)
cello & computer-control: Fredrick Lonberg-Holm


Realtime Composition (Lecture & Concert)
The underlying concept of some works-in-progress:
Tue, 14.1.1997
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)


Amazing Maze (1996)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for percussion & computer

Tue, 14.1.1997
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)
percussion: Elisabeth Flunger
computer performer: Karlheinz Essl


O rosa bella (1981-97)
for chamber ensemble (fl, ob, cl - vl, vla, vlc) - premieree

Sat, 15.2.1997, 19:30
Klosterneuburg, SCHÖMER-HAUS (A)
ensemble recherche (Freiburg)


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
version for computer-controlled piano and an improvising pianist

Tue, 25.2.1997
Cardiff, Wales (UK)
Welsh College of Music and Drama
Pianist: Gillian Robson
Computer performance: Suzanne Griffiths-Rees


Amazing Maze (1996)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for electric cello & computer

Fri, 28.2.1997
Center for Art and Technology (Connecticut College, New London, USA)
6th Biennial Symposion on Arts on Technology
electric cello: Jeffrey S. Krieger




Chicago Concerts

Partikel-Bewegungen (1991 ff.)
version for flute, bass clarinet & saxophone

Mon, 3.3.1997
Chicago, RX Gallery (USA)
Portrait Concert "Karlheinz Essl"
Ensemble Noamnesia: Lisa Goethe, Gene Coleman, Jeremy Ruthrauff


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano

Mon, 3.3.1997
Chicago, RX Gallery (USA)
Portrait Concert "Karlheinz Essl"
Performers: R. Albert Falesch, Fred Lonberg-Holm
Computer performance: Karlheinz Essl


BWV 1007a (1986)
for double bass solo

Mon, 3.3.1997
Chicago, RX Gallery (USA)
Portrait Concert "Karlheinz Essl"
Double bass: Michael Cameron


Amazing Maze (1996)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for solo-cello & computer

Mon, 3.3.1997
Chicago, RX Gallery (USA)
Portrait Concert "Karlheinz Essl"
Cello: Fredrick Lonberg-Holm
Computer performer: Karlheinz Essl




Cross the Border (1994/95)
for soloists (saxophon, double bass, percussion) and ensemble

Sat, 8.3.1997
Vienna, Konzerthaus (A)
Die Lange Nacht der Neuen Klänge - IGNM Austria
Ensemble Klangforum Wien; Dir: Ernst Kovacic


Rapprochement (1992)
for violin & cello
Sat, 8.3.1997
Munich, Gasteig (D)
Ensemble Köln
Geoffry Wharton, violin - Roman Guggenberger, cello


Conversations (1983)
for violin, viola & cello
Fri, 14.3.1997
Vienna, Stadtinitiative (A)
Orpheus Trio Wien


Entsagung (1991-93)
for flute, bass clarinet, prepared piano, percussion and interactive 4-channel sound environment

Tue, 18.3.1997
Paris-Nanterre, Maison de la Musique (F)
Ensemble Court-Circuit; Dir: Pierre-André Valade
technique: Thierry Coduys (Attentat)
sound projection: Karlheinz Essl


Entsagung (1991-93)
for flute, bass clarinet, prepared piano, percussion and interactive 4-channel sound environment

Wed, 19.3.1997
Paris-Franconville, Centre Saint-Exupery (F)
Ensemble Court-Circuit; Dir: Pierre-André Valade
technique: Thierry Coduys (IRCAM)
sound projection: Karlheinz Essl


Klang-Orakel (1997)
a computer-controlled improvisation environment for live-performers, electronics and computers

Fri, 4.4.1997
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)
"Elektronischer Frühling"
David Ender: gusla, endophon, shortwave receiver, turntable
Helmut Neugebauer: reeds
Elisabeth Flunger: skin, wood & brass
Peter Panay: E-guitar & sound processing
Karlheinz Essl: computer & live-elektronics


absence (1996)
for violin solo

Wed, 9.4.1997
Valencia (E)
Irvine Arditti


Déviation (1993)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion

Thu, 24.4.1997
Moskow (SU)
5th International Festival for Contemporary Music
Tchaikovsky Conservatory - Rachmaninow Hall
Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert; Dir: Peter Burwik


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for dancers & computer
Fri, 25.4.1997
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)
"Elektronischer Frühling"
Rose Breuss: choreography & dance
Computer performance: Karlheinz Essl


Rudiments (1989/90)
spatial composition for 4 snare drums

7.5.1997
Vienna (A),
Opening of Music Information Center Austria
Vienna Percussion; Dir: Simeon Pironkoff jun.


Close the Gap (1990)
for 3 tenor saxophones

24.5.1997
Orth/Donau (A),
Gedenkkonzert Karl Schiske
Wiener Saxophonquartett


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
premieree of the direct-access version

Thu, 29.5.1997
Wels (A)
Presentation of SAMT
Computer performance: Se-Lien Chuang


Realtime Composition
Zur Theorie und Praxis interaktiver algorithmischer Komposition. (Lecture)
Unter Bezugnahme auf folgende Werke:
Thu, 5.6.1997, 10.15 (Old Castle, Studio II)
Osnabrück (D)
KlangArt: Congress on New Music Technology: "Musik im virtuellen Raum"


Amazing Maze (1996)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for electric cello & computer

Fri, 6.6.1997, 5.00 - 6.30
University of Connecticut (USA)
New Directions Cello Festival
electric cello: Jeffrey S. Krieger
Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
direct-access version

Fri, 13.6.1997
Linz (A)
Night of Jazz and Computer Music
SAMT / Bruckner Conservatory, Linz (A)
Computer performance: Se-Lien Chuang


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
8-channel sound installation version

Fri, 13.6.1997
Linz (A)
Night of Jazz and Computer Music
SAMT / Bruckner Conservatory, Linz (A)
Setup: Andreas Weixler


Déviation (1993)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion

Sat, 14.6.1997
Mönchengladbach (D)
Festival "Ensemblia"
Ensemble 2e2m; Dir: Paul Mefano


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano

Wed, 25.6.1997
Vienna (A)
Vernissage "Kurt Ruprechter" / ITO
conductors: Fritz Ruprechter / N.N.
Computer control: Karlheinz Essl


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles
solo version (6.0)

Wed, 25.6.1997
Vienna (A)
Vernissage "Kurt Ruprechter" / ITO
computer performance: Karlheinz Essl


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles
solo version (5.0)

Thu, 24.6.1997
Bruxelles (BE)
European Elektroacoustic Music Festival
computer performance: Se-Lien Chuang


absence (1996)
for violin solo

Thu, 3.7.1997
Stift Lilienfeld, Laienbrüderdormitorium (A)
Sommermusik-Akademie: portrait concert "Karlheinz Essl"
Bettina Schmitt


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
direct-access version

Thu, 3.7.1997
Stift Lilienfeld, Laienbrüderdormitorium (A)
Sommermusik-Akademie: portrait concert "Karlheinz Essl"
computer performance: Karlheinz Essl


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles
solo version (7.0) - premieree of this version

Thu, 3.7.1997
Stift Lilienfeld, Laienbrüderdormitorium (A)
Sommermusik-Akademie: portrait concert "Karlheinz Essl"
computer performance: Karlheinz Essl


Lexikon-Sonate online (1997)
realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
Internet installation

2.-5.8.1997
Brasila (BR)
IV Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music
Universidade de Brasilia


Salzburg Festival

Portrait concerts and sound installations of Karlheinz Essl
within the series Next Generation


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive sound installation for computer-controlled piano

19.7.-15.8.1997
Salzburg Festival (A)
Kleines Festspielhaus, Orpheus-Foyer
Yamaha Disklavier


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
8-channel sound installation version

19.7.-10.8.1997
Salzburg Festival (A)
Mirabellgarten, Pflanzentunnel


...wird sichtbar am Horizont (1996)
for spatial distributed ensemble

Wed, 6.8.1997 - premieree
Salzburg Festival (A), Mozarteum
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl #1
Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt); Dir: Hans Zender


Entsagung (1991-93)
for flute, bass clarinet, prepared piano, percussion and interactive 4-channel sound environment

Wed, 6.8.1997
Salzburg Festival (A), Mozarteum
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl #1
Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt); Dir: Hans Zender


Cross the Border (1994/95)
for soloists (saxophon, double bass, percussion) und ensemble
Thu, 7.8.1997, 20:00
Salzburg Festival (A), Mozarteum
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl #2
Ensemble Klangforum Wien; Dir: Johannes Kalitzke


Déviation (1993)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion

Thu, 7.8.1997, 20:00
Salzburg Festival(A), Mozarteum
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl #2
Ensemble Klangforum Wien
Ensemble Klangforum Wien; Dir: Johannes Kalitzke


O rosa bella (1981-97)
for chamber ensemble (fl, ob, cl - vl, vla, vlc)

Thu, 7.8.1997, 20:00
Salzburg Festival (A), Mozarteum
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl #2
Ensemble Klangforum Wien



Das Prinzip Wiederholung (Lecture & Demonstration)
Schnitt II - Kunstgespräch Mieger 1997
Interdisziplinäres Symposion mit Karlheinz Essl (Musik), Maria Fehriner-Waterhouse (Übersetzung), Christian Muhr (Philosophie), Margherita Spiluttini (Architekturphotographin), Zorka L. Weiss (Malerei), Johanes Zechner (Malerei).
Wed, 27.8.1997
Mieger/Klagenfurt (A)
SCHNITT II - KUNSTGESPRÄCHE MIEGER 1997


Interferences (1996/97) - premieree
realtime composition for computer-controlled percussion sounds

Thu, 28.8.1997
Mieger/Klagenfurt (A)
SCHNITT II - KUNSTGESPRÄCHE MIEGER 1997
computer performance: Karlheinz Essl


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano

Thu, 28.8.1997
Mieger/Klagenfurt (A)
SCHNITT II - KUNSTGESPRÄCHE MIEGER 1997
computer performance: Karlheinz Essl


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for double bass and computer

Thu, 28.8.1997
Mieger/Klagenfurt (A)
SCHNITT II - KUNSTGESPRÄCHE MIEGER 1997
double bass: Max Kircher
computer: Karlheinz Essl


absence (1996)
for violin solo

Sat, 30.8.1997, 20:00
Schwaz, Kirche St. Martin (A)
5. Internationale Akademie für Neue Komposition
Irvine Arditti


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano

Sat, 6.9.1997, 18:00
Berlin (D) - Podewil, Gr. Saal
Softmoderne 3 - Festival der Netzliteratur
Libraries of the Mind / Karlheinz Essl: presentation of the electronic Lexikon-Roman


O rosa bella (1981-97)
for chamber ensemble (fl, ob, cl - vl, vla, vlc)
Sun, 7.9.1997
Wiesbaden (D)
Rheingau-Musik-Festival
ensemble recherche (Freiburg)


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
a computer-controlled improvisation environment for live-performers, electronics, computers, spotlights, internet users and telephones

ORF Logo

Thu, 18.9.1997 --- 22:17 - 24:00 MET
Vienna, Austrian Radio (A)
KUNSTRADIO - RADIOKUNST: interactive live-broadcasting on Ö1 (92.0 MHz) and RealAudio

David Ender: gusla, hurdy-gurdy, rebec, endophon, shortwaves
Helmut Neugebauer: flute, saxophone & live-electronics
Elisabeth Flunger: percussions
Peter Panay: E-guitar & bouzouki
Mary Oliver: violin, viola & voice
Richard Barrett: sampler
Karlheinz Essl: computer, computer-controlled piano, computer speech & CD-Players

Walter Thornton: CRESTRON control interface
Volker Christian: Internet programming (court. of Virtual Feedback)
Karl Petermichl, Christian Sodl: sound engineering


absence (1996)
for violin solo

Fri, 19.9.1997
Vienna (A)
Alte Schmiede: solo recital Mary Oliver / Richard Barrett
Mary Oliver


MindShipMind (1996/97)
multimedia web installation, in collaboration with Vibeke Sorensen

22.-27.9.1997
Chicago, IL (USA)
ISEA 97
ISEA 97 Exhibition Space: 847 W. Jackson Building


In' Offene! (1991)
for flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Mon, 29.9.1997, 20:30
Berlin (D) - Podewil, Gr. Saal
Festival überGrenzen '97: Österreich - Berlin
Ensemble "UnitedBerlin"


O rosa bella (1981-97)
for chamber ensemble (fl, ob, cl - vl, vla, vlc)
Sat, 4.10.1997
Brixen (I)
"Musik und Kirche"
ensemble recherche (Freiburg)


absence (1996)
for violin solo

Fri, 5.10.1997
Strasbourg (F)
Musica Festival
Irvine Arditti


Partikel-Bewegungen (1991 ff.)
version for organ solo - premieree of this version

Thu, 9.10.1997
Mülheim an der Ruhr - Petrikirche (D)
2. Seminar Neuer Orgelmusik
Roman Summereder: organ


Interferences (1996/97)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled percussion sound

Thu, 14.10.1997
Passau - Medienzentrum (D)
Vernissage "Arnulf Rainer"
computer performer: Karlheinz Essl


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano

Thu, 14.10.1997
Passau - Medienzentrum (D)
Vernissage "Arnulf Rainer"
computer performer: Karlheinz Essl


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for computer solo performance
Thu, 14.10.1997
Passau - Medienzentrum (D)
Vernissage "Arnulf Rainer"
computer performer: Karlheinz Essl


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for dancers & computer
Fri, 17.10.1997
Linz, Bruckner-Conservatory (A)
In collaboration with SAMT
Rose Breuss: choreography
Karlheinz Essl: computer performance


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano

Tue, 4.11.1997
Graz (A)
Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst
Institut für Elektronische Musik
Presentation: Andreas Weixler


Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
Tue, 4.11.1997
Graz (A)
Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst
Institut für Elektronische Musik
Presentation: Andreas Weixler


à trois - seul (1997)
for vl, vla, vcl - premieree

10.11.1997
Vienna (A)
Austrian National Library, Hobokensaal
25th Anniversary of the "Institute for Austrian Music Documentation"
Orpheus Trio Wien


Rudiments (1989/90)
spatial composition for 4 snare drums

14.11.1997
Linz, Austrian Radio (A)
"Music and Architecture" symposion
Vienna Percussion; Dir: Simeon Pironkoff jun.




Copenhagen Lectures


Composing in a Changing Society (Lecture)

Mon, 17.11.1997, 13:00 - 16:00
Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Music (DK)
Class Ivar Frounberg


Realtime Composition (Workshop)
Tue, 18.11.1997, 9:00 - 12:00
Copenhagen, Royal Academy of Music (DK)
Class Ivar Frounberg


The Concept of Structure Generators (Lecture & Workshop)
Wed, 19.11.1997
Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen, Music Department (DK)
Class Søren M. Sørensen




ORF Logo Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
version for e-guitar, percussion, electronics & computer

Thu, 4.12.1997
Vienna, Austrian Radio - Großer Sendesaal (A)
KUNSTRADIO - RADIOKUNST: "Recycling th Future"
Long Night of Radio-Art - live
Seppo Gründler: e-guitar, electronics
Josef Klammer: percussions
Karlheinz Essl: computer performance


Interferences (1996/97)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled percussion sounds

Thu, 4.12.1997
Vienna, Austrian Radio - Großer Sendesaal (A)
KUNSTRADIO - RADIOKUNST: "Recycling th Future"
computer performance: Karlheinz Essl



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