Karlheinz Essl

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Proper Ties (2010)
generative sound environment for a room installation by Guido Kucsko

Mon, 10 Jan 2011, 18:00 - premier
exhibition period: 10-17 Jan 2011, 10:00 - 19:00
Vienna, Kunstforum Bank Austria (A)


In's Offene! (1991)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello

Mon, 10 Jan 2011
Mexico City (México)
Centro des Artes
Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ®


In's Offene! (1991)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello

Fri, 14 Jan 2011
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Universidad de Costa Rica
Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ®


In's Offene! (1991)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello

Tue, 18 Jan 2011
La Habana (Cuba)
Auditorio Lezama Lima
Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ®


7x7 - fo(u)r clarinets (2006)
musical mobile for 4 clarinets

Wed, 19 Jan 2011, 19:00
Kremsmünster, Landesmusikschule (A)
Clarinetto al forno
Students of the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz


In's Offene! (1991)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello

Sat, 22 Jan 2011
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Pontificia Universidade Catolica
Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ®


whatever shall be (2010)
for toy piano, dreidel, chop sticks, music box and live-electronics

Sat, 22 Jan 2011, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia, Philadelphia's Magic Garden (USA)
Delusions in Toyland
Phyllis Chen: toy piano, gadgets, live-electronics


Partikel-Bewegungen (1991 ff.)
version for 3 recorders

Tue, 25 Jan 2011, 14:00
Vienna, University of Music and Performing Arts (A)
Bernadette Zeilinger, Steffi Neuhuber, Ruth Kerschner: recorder


In's Offene! (1991)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello

Wed, 26 Jan 2011
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Universidad de Montevideo
Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ®


IN BETWEEN
Karlheinz Essl and Stefan Prins meeting live on stage

Wed, 26 Jan 2011, 19:00
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)
Stefan Prins: laptop, live-electronics
Karlheinz Essl: sound sculptures, live-electronics
Der 1979 in Belgien geborene Komponist Stefan Prins hat sich in den letzten Namen einen internationalen Namen gemacht: 2010 erhielt er den renommierten Kranichsteiner Musikpreis der Darmstädter Ferienkurse und einen Auftrag des Klangforum Wien. Bereits 2004 hat ihn Karlheinz Essl in Antwerpen kennengelernt und unterschiedlichste Projekte mit ihm durchgeführt. An diesem Abend in der Alten Schmiede begegnen sich die beiden Komponisten als Improvisatoren und werden ihre selbstentwickelten elektronischen Instrumente zum Einsatz bringen. Man darf gespannt sein...


In's Offene! (1991)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin and cello

Sat, 29 Jan 2011
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Sala Espacio-Fundacion Konex
Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien ®


Karlheinz Essl @ Pomona College

Lectures and Concerts
1-5 February 2011

Karlheinz Essl live


Masterclass

Pomona College, Music Department
Wed, 2 Feb 2011, 1:15 PM

340 N. College Avenue
91711 Claremont, CA
Thatcher Music Building

Internationally renowned composer and performance artist, Karlheinz Essl from Vienna, Austria will be giving a lecture/performance at Pomona College in Clearmont, CA. He will speak about his ideas on realtime composition and demonstrate his developments in generative and algorithmic music. Furthermore, Professor Essl will shed some light onto his composition cycle Sequitur for various solo instruments and live-electronics and discuss some of his work in the fields of composition, improvisation and installation works.

Students of Pomona College interacting with Karlheinz Essl's
generative sound environment Proper Ties


Concert I

Pomona College, Music Department
Fri, 4 Feb 2011, 8:00 PM
19th Annual Ussachevsky Electronic Music Festival

340 N. College Avenue
91711 Claremont, CA
Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall


Sequitur IV (2008)
for cello and live-electronics
Tom Flaherty: cello
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Sequitur XIII (2009)
for extended piano and live-electronics
Genevieve Lee: extended piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Lecture

Pomona College, Music Department
Sat, 5 Feb 2011, 4:00 PM

340 N. College Avenue
91711 Claremont, CA
Thatcher Music Building

Karlheinz Essl giving an introduction into his composition cycle Sequitur for various solo instruments and live-electronics. With live demonstration of the software that he has developed for this pieces.

Karlheinz Essl explaining the compositional concepts of Sequitur


Concert II

Pomona College, Music Department
Sat, 5 Feb 2011, 8:00 PM
19th Ussachevsky Memorial Festival

340 N. College Avenue
91711 Claremont, CA
Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall

Sequitur XIV (2009)
for kalimba and live-electronics
Tony Perman: kalimba
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Sequitur V (2008)
for toy piano and live-electronics
Genevieve Lee: toy piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Sequitur VIII (2008)
for electric guitar and live-electronics
Karlheinz Essl: electric guitar & live-electronics

Karlheinz Essl performing Sequitur VIII



Same Same But Different
Karlheinz Essl and Denovaire meeting live on stage

Thu, 10 Feb 2011, 20:00
Graz, Dainadoo (A)
Entenplatz 1a, 8020 Graz
Denovaire: prepared esraj
Karlheinz Essl: electronics

action rituelle: performed by Karlheinz Essl (electronics) & Denovaire (esraj)


whatever shall be (2010)
for toy piano, dreidel, chop sticks, music box and live-electronics

Sun, 13 Feb 2011
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts (USA)
McCullough Auditorium
Phyllis Chen: toy piano, gadgets, live-electronics


7x7 - fo(u)r saxophones (2006)
musical mobile for 4 saxophones

Sat, 12 Feb 2011
Velenje, Orgelsaal der Musikschule (SLO)
Mobilis-Saxophonquartett


Sequitur XIII (2009)
for extended piano and live-electronics

Mon, 14 Feb 2011, 19:45
Graz, MUMUTH - György-Ligeti-Saal (A)
IMPULS Academy
Tomoko Honda: piano
Hannah Reardon-Smith: live-electronics


Sequitur V (2008)
for toy piano and live-electronics

Wed, 16 Feb 2011, 20:30
University of Oxford, Lincoln College, Oakshott Room (UK)
Maria Kallionpää: toy piano & live-electronics


7x7 - fo(u)r saxophones (2006)
musical mobile for 4 saxophones

Fri, 18 Feb 2011
Vienna, Brunnenpassage (A)
Mobilis-Saxophonquartett


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and fixed media

Fri, 18 Feb 2011
Claremont, School of Theology (USA)

Jamie Ro: toy piano



blurred (2007/2011)
for alto flute, cello, vibraphone and live-electronics

Mon, 28 Feb 2011, 19:30 - premier
Vienna, 3raum-Theater (A)
TRIBÜNE der Komponistinnen und Komponisten #12
Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, Dir. Peter Burwik
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Demonstration of blurred: ensemble xx. jahrhundert conducted by Peter Burwik
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics
3raum-Theater Wien, 28 Feb 2011



blurred (2007/2011)
for alto flute, cello, vibraphone and live-electronics

Wed, 2 Mar 2011, 19:30
Klagenfurt, Konservatorium (A)
Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, Dir. Peter Burwik
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Sequitur III (2008)
for electric violin and live-electronics
Fri, 14 Mar 2011, 7:30 PM
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham (UK)
Frontiers: Barbara Lüneburg
Barbara Lüneburg: electric violon & live-electronics


whatever shall be (2010)
for toy piano, dreidel, chop sticks, music box and live-electronics

Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 8:00 PM
Brooklyn, Barbès (USA)
Phyllis Chen: toy piano, gadgets, live-electronics


Proliferationen eine kompositorischen Konzepts - Lecture
Vom Klangenvironment SEELEWASCHEN über das musikalische Kartenspiel Faites vos jeux! und das Klangspiel 7x7 hin zur Musikinstallation 7x77
Sat, 26 Mar 2011, 11:30
Salzburg, Universität Mozarteum (A)
Symposion Arbeit am musikalischen Werk. Zur Dynamik künstlerischen Handelns
Karlheinz Essl: lecture/performance


more or less (1999-2002)
version for viola, harpsichord, voice and electronics
Tue, 12 Apr 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Paris, Centre Culturel Irlandais (F)
5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris
DublinSoundLab - Electroacoustic Music Ensemble
Garth Knox: viola
Bryan Quinn: voice
Michael Quinn: harpsichord
Fergal Dowling: electronics


Sequitur IX (2008)
for voice and live-electronics

Wed, 13 Apr 2011, 20:00
Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum (A)
ELECTRO VOX
Julieanne Klein: mezzo soprano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Sequitur IX (2008)
for voice and live-electronics

Thu, 14 Apr 2011, 20:00
Vienna, Verein08 (A)
Julieanne Klein: mezzo soprano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Sequitur IX (2008)
for voice and live-electronics

Sat, 16 Apr 2011, 14:00
Essen, Folkwang Universität der Künste - Aula (D)
ICEM - Institut für Computermusik und Elektronische Medien
Almerija Delic: mezzo soprano
Thomas Neuhaus: live-electronics


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and fixed media

Wed, 20 Apr 2011
Hamburg, Kunsthalle (D)

Jennifer Hymer: toy piano


OUT OF THE BLUE - free improv
Karlheinz Essl, Agnes Heginger and Clementine Gasser live on stage

Fri, 6 May 2011, 20:00
Berlin, Exploratorium (D)
10961 Berlin, Mehringdamm 55 (Sarotti-Höfe)
Agnes Heginger: vocals
Clementine Gasser: 5-string cello
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics, gadgets


THE BOOK OF SEQUITURS

Wed 11 May 2011, 7pm

Sound Spectrum Festival

Edith Cowan University
The Velvet Lounge
639 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia


Programme

Sequitur I (2008)
for flute and live-electronics
Christie Sullivan: flute, live-electronics

Sequitur II (2008)
for bass clarinet and live-electronics
Lindsay Vickery: bass clarinet, live-electronics

Sequitur V (2008)
for toy piano and live-electronics
Aidan Boase: toy piano, live-electronics

Sequitur VII (2008)
for alto saxophone and live-electronics
Jesse Deane: alto saxophone, live-electronics

Sequitur IX (2008)
for mezzo soprano and live-electronics
Caitlin Woods: mezzo soprano, live-electronics


7x7 - fo(u)r saxophones (2006)
musical mobile for 4 saxophones

Fri, 13 May 2011, 19:00
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)
Ensemble 4 Saxess


Kalimba (2005)
for kalimba and live-electronics

Fri, 13 May 2011
Lançon, Provence (F)
La Boîte à Joujoux - récital de piano et piano jouet
Jérémie Honnoré: toy piano


Realtime Composition - Lecture
Wed, 18 May 2011, 17:00
Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Musikwissenschaft (A)
Karlheinz Essl: lecture/performance


Blind Gig
Karlheinz Essl and Martin Mallaun meeting live on stage

Wed, 18 May 2011, 21:00
Innsbruck, Die Bäckerei (A)
Dreiheiligenstraße 21a, 6020 Innsbruck
Martin Mallaun: zither
Karlheinz Essl: m@ze°2

Blind Gig mit Martin Mallaun (Zither) und Karlheinz Essl (m@ze°2)
Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck (18.05.2011)



OUT OF THE BLUE - free improv
Karlheinz Essl and Agnes Heginger live on stage

Fri, 20 May 2011, 20:00
Guntramsdorf, Walzengravieranstalt (A)
Agnes Heginger: vocals
Karlheinz Essl: m@ze°2, live-electronics, sound sculpture

Karlheinz Essl und Agnes Heginger präsentieren „Out of the Blue“

Ein aus musikalischer Sicht hoch interessantes Aufeinandertreffen steht am 20. Mai im Museum Walzengravieranstalt in Guntramsdorf auf dem Programm. Mit der Vokalistin Agnes Heginger und dem Elektroniker und Komponisten Karlheinz Essl begegnen sich an diesem Abend zwei KünstlerInnen, die schon oftmals, unabhängig voneinander, in unterschiedlichen stilistischen Kontexten eindrucksvoll ihr enormes Musikverständnis unter Beweis gestellt haben. Unter dem Titel „Out of the Blue“ begeben sich Agnes Heginger und Karlheinz Essl gemeinsam auf eine vom Geiste der Improvisation getragene Klangreise, die durch die unterschiedlichsten Spielformen und musikalischen Ansätze der zeitgenössischen Musik führt.

Es war Dezember 2009 als Agnes Heginger und Karlheinz Essl erstmals aufeinandergetroffen sind. Ohne sich groß vorzubereiten, traten sie vor das Publikum und starteten eine musikalische Performance, die schlicht in Erstaunen versetzt hat. Es war vor allem die Art, mit welcher die beiden Musik - vorwiegend elektronische und elektroakustische - und Sprache zu einem runden Ganzen zu vereinigen wussten, die beindruckte. Als Ausgangspunkt dienen dem Duo Gedichte von Ingeborg Bachmann, Hertha Kräftner, Joachim Ringelnatz und anderen, welche in ein klangliches Gewand gehüllt, einer neuen Interpretationsebene zugeführt werden. Wiewohl diese sich erst aus dem improvisatorischen Dialog zwischen den beiden entsteht. Somit ist zu Beginn einer gemeinsamen Performance von Agnes Heginger und Karlheinz Essl niemals wirklich voraussagbar, in welche Richtung die musikalische und klangliche Reise tatsächlich gehen wird. Möglich ist alles. Und genau dieser Aspekt macht das gemeinsame Projekt dieses Zweiergespanns auch so spannend.

Wer die zahlreichen, im Stile ungemein vielschichtigen Arbeiten und Projekte der Sängerin und des Komponisten und Elektronikers kennt, der kann erahnen, dass hier nicht nach herkömmlichen musikalischen Begrifflichkeiten operiert wird. Es handelt sich bei den beiden um echte Freigeister, die sich in ihrem Schaffen seit je her allen Kategorisierungsversuchen entziehen. Das weite Feld der Musik wird als eines begriffen, welches es in künstlerischer Form zu bearbeiten gilt. Egal in welchem Kontext auch immer. Es geht um die Erforschung neuer Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, um den experimentellen Zugang, der oftmals zu überraschenden Ergebnissen führt.

Wenn sich Agnes Heginger und Karlheinz Essl gemeinsam die Bühne teilen, ist ein außergewöhnliches Hörerlebnis quasi garantiert. Aus diesem Grund sollten sich Liebhaber anspruchsvoller Klänge, diese wunderbare Gelegenheit auch nicht entgehen lassen. (Michael Ternai, musicaustria)

OUT OF THE BLUE
Agnes Heginger: vocals, Karlheinz Essl: m@ze°2
Text: Joachim Ringelnatz, Volkslied



TransBoundaries - electronic sound performance
Wed, 25 May 2011, 19:00
Vienna, Ankerbrotfabrik (A)
1110 Wien, Puchsbaumgasse 1
Vernissage Hannes Mlenek: VIENNA BOARDING
Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics

© 2011 by Peter Kainz



Sterbebett mit Pappendeckeln (2011)
Music for a theater play by Andreas Okopenko
Fri, 27 May 2011, 20:00 - premier
Vienna, Theater Spielraum (A)
Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics


Sterbebett mit Pappendeckeln (2011)
Music for a theater play by Andreas Okopenko
Sat, 28 May 2011, 20:00
Vienna, Theater Spielraum (A)
Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics


Sterbebett mit Pappendeckeln (2011)
Music for a theater play by Andreas Okopenko
Sun, 29 May 2011, 20:00
Vienna, Theater Spielraum (A)
Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics


Sterbebett mit Pappendeckeln (2011)
Music for a theater play by Andreas Okopenko
Mon, 30 May 2011, 20:00
Vienna, Theater Spielraum (A)
Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics


Sterbebett mit Pappendeckeln (2011)
Music for a theater play by Andreas Okopenko
Tue, 31 May 2011, 20:00
Vienna, Theater Spielraum (A)
Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics


Sequitur II (2008)
for clarinet and live-electronics

Tue, 31 May 2011
Prishtina (Kosovo)
ReMusica Festival
Krista Martynes: clarinet & live-electronics


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and fixed media

Fri, 3 Jun 2011
Clínica Mundana, Valencia (E)

Víctor Trescolí Sanz: toy piano


7x7 - fo(u)r trombones and fo(u)r saxophones (2011) - premier
music mobile for trombone quartet and saxophone quartet

Fri, 10 Jun 2011, 19:30
Burg Liechtenstein, Perchtoldsdorf(A)
Trombone Attraction
Mobilis Saxophonquartett


whatever shall be (2010)
for toy piano, dreidel, chop sticks, music box and live-electronics

Sun, 12 Jun 2011, 3:00 PM
New York, Bargemusic (USA)
Festival for Toy Piano
Phyllis Chen: toy piano, gadgets, live-electronics


7x7 - fo(u)r trombones (2008)
music mobile for trombone quartet

Sun, 12 Jun 2011, 19:00
Altenberg/Oberösterreich (A)
Trombone Attraction


Projekt EchtZeit
Blind Gig: Karlheinz Essl and Heinrich v. Kalnein meeting live on stage

Thu, 16 Jun 2011, 21:00
Graz, Stockwerk (A)
Jakominiplatz 18, 8010 Graz
Heinrich v. Kalnein: saxophones, flute
Karlheinz Essl: electronics, gadgets

Projekt EchtZeit: Karlheinz Essl trifft auf Heinrich von Kalnein

Zu einem hoch interessanten musikalischen Aufeinandertreffen kommt es am 16. Juni im Grazer Stockwerk Jazz. Mit dem Elektroniker, Komponisten und Sounddesigner Karlheinz Essl und dem Saxophonisten und Flötisten Heinrich von Kalnein begegnen sich auf der Bühne zwei der renommiertesten Vertreter der österreichischen Avantgarde-Szene. Und das zum allerersten Mal. Was die BesucherInnen erwarten dürfen, ist eine spannende, vielschichtige, experimentelle und vom Geiste der Improvisation getragene Klangreise, deren Ziel zu Beginn keinem der Protagonisten bekannt ist. Ein außergewöhnliches Hörerlebnis ist garantiert.

Das Schöne an dieser erstmaligen Kollaboration dieser beiden Ausnahmekünstler ist, dass es wirklich nahezu unmöglich ist, vorherzusagen, welche Richtung das Duo im Rahmen dieses Konzertes einzuschlagen gedenkt. Beide, Karlheinz Essl und Heinrich von Kalnein, sind bekannt dafür, dass sie sich in ihren avantgardistischen und ungemein facettenreichen Arbeiten nicht unbedingt an herkömmlichen musikalischen Mustern und Strukturen orientieren, sondern immer wieder den Versuch unternehmen, vollkommen neue Zugänge und Ansätze für sich und das Publikum erlebbar zu machen.

Im Laufe seiner musikalischen Karriere betätigte sich der 1960 in Wien geborene Karlheinz Essl, der unter anderem bei Friedrich Cerha Komposition und bei Dieter Kaufmann elektroakustische Musik studiert hat, in nahezu allen Genres, egal ob es nun in einem Jazzensemble oder in einem Rockprojekt war. Heute zählt er zu den führenden zeitgenössischen Klangkünstlern Österreichs. Grenzen, wenn es darum geht, sich musikalisch auszudrücken, kennt Karlheinz Essl nicht. Das Experiment steht im Vordergrund seiner Arbeit, in der er sich intensivst mit der Erschaffung neuer Klänge beschäftigt. Der Musiker, Komponist und Sounddesigner arbeitet dabei vorwiegend mit seinem Laptop, den er zu einem Live-Elektronik-Instrument umgewandelt hat. Im Rahmen des Konzertes in Graz spielt der Professor für elektroakustische und experimentelle Musik an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien auf dem von ihm selbst entworfenen elektronischen Instrument m@ze°2.

Wie Karlheinz Essl fühlt sich auch sein Partner an diesem Abend, Heinrich von Kalnein, vorwiegend in den freien Spielformen beheimatet. Was den Saxophonisten und Flötisten, der unter anderem für die Big Band Graz (JBBG) tätig ist, neben seiner spielerischen Virtuosität noch auszeichnet, ist sein ausgeprägtes Verständnis dafür, unterschiedlichste Ansätze unter einen gemeinsamen Hut zu bringen. Beispiele seines vielschichtigen Repertoires sind seine Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bassist Adelhard Roidinger (Filmmusik „Architekturen“), die Band „X-tra“ (mit Keyboarder Uli Rennert), sowie sein eigenes Trio KAHIBA („Orbital Spaces“).

Wenn sich also zwei solch musikalische Freigeister gemeinsam die Bühne teilen, ist ein wunderbarer Konzertabend quasi garantiert. Aus diesem Grund sollten sich Liebhaber anspruchsvoller Klänge diese wunderbare Gelegenheit auch nicht entgehen lassen. (Michael Ternai, musicaustria)



Hypostasis (2010)
for three percussionists

Sun, 19 Jun 2011 - premier
Graz, Minoriten (A)
Trinität 2001: 1+1+1=1
Studio Percussion graz



blurred (2007/2011)
for alto flute, cello, vibraphone and live-electronics

Thu, 23 Jun 2011, 20:00
Graz, Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (A)
Open CUBE
Zinajda Kodric: alto flute
Claire Quezel: vibraphone
Ellen Fallowfield: cello
Denis Faic, Margarete Lischk-Maierhofer: live-electronics


7x7 - fo(u)r trombones (2008)
music mobile for trombone quartet

Sat, 16 Jul 2011, 19:30
Frangart/Eppan, Strickerhof (I)
Trombone Attraction


SNDT®X (2001-2006)
electronic music

Fri, 5 Aug 2011, 20:00
Vienna, Wohnung Miryam van Doren (A)
Karlheinz Essl: live performance



Amazing Maze (1996 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for sampled sound particles and live performer(s)
Sat, 13 Aug 2011, 7:30pm
Wellington (NZ)
Victoria University, New Zealand School of Music
SMP Ensemble
computer: Anton Killin


Karlheinz Essl @ CMMAS, Morelia

Masterclass and Portrait Concert
25+26 August 2011

Karlheinz Essl at his Studio kHz


Masterclass

Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonores
Thu, 25 Aug 2011, 10am - 2pm and 4 - 6pm
Fri, 26 Aug 2011, 10am - 2pm

El renombrado compositor e intérprete Karlheinz Essl de Viena, Austria, impartirá una masterclass en el CMMAS. Presentará sus ideas sobre composición en tiempo real y mostrará sus trabajos en música generativa y algorítmica.

Gracias al desarrollo, en la última década, de computadoras más rápidas y accesibles, la composición de música electrónica a alcanzado un nuevo nivel. Operaciones que solían consumir gran cantidad de recursos y tiempo como los procesamientos de sonido o el control de sistemas complejos pueden ser ahora ejecutados en tiempo real. A partir de esto, el acto de componer se convierte en una experiencia interactiva que posibilita a los compositores ponerse de inmediato en contacto con el material sonoro. Lo que todavía permanece poco trabajado, sin embargo, es la cuestión del control composicional.

Dese hace 25 años, el compositor austríaco Karlheinz Essl esta inmerso en el campo de la composición algorítmica y el control en tiempo real. Ha desarrollado entornos de programación para trabajar en el campo de la composición controlada por computadora, como por ejemplo su muy utilizada librería para MaxMSP llamada "Realtime Composition Library" (RTC-lib)) que comenzó a desarrollar en 1992 en el IRCAM de París. Con dicho entorno ha creado una gran cantidad de obras basadas en la música generativa, sonido e instalaciones multimedia, música mixta y, por último, su instrumento m@z°e, que utiliza en sus conciertos solo y en improvisación libre.

En este workshop, Karlheinz Essl explicará los principios básicos de la composición en tiempo real, como son los conceptos de tiempo, orden y caos, composiciones con estructuras de tiempo variable y mucho más. Con estas herramientas, los compositores pueden inmediatamente comenzar a trabajar en sus propias ideas. El workshop estará, también, abierto a las preguntas y sugerencias de los participantes.

Karlheinz Essl

Nació en 1960 en Viena. Es un compositor, improvisador y performer austríaco. Estudió composición con Friederich Cerha y musicología en Viena (doctorado en 1989 con una tesis acerca de Anton Webern). Es contrabajista y ha tocado música de cámara y en grupos de jazz. Además de escribir música instrumental y componer música electroacústica, interpreta su propio instrumento electrónico m@zeº2, desarrolla sistemas computacionales para la composición asistida y los entornos generativos aplicados al sonido y la imagen, generalmente en colaboración con artistas de otras disciplinas.


Amazing Maze explored by students at CMMAS, Morelia (Mexico)
Masterclass on Algorithmic Composition given by Karlheinz Essl, 25 Aug 2011


Concert

Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonores
Fri, 26 Aug 2011, 8:30pm

A solo concert by Karlheinz Essl who will perform a variety of different composition himself, from generative sound environents to his legendary Lexikon-Sonate for computer-controlled piano, composition written for his m@ze°2 realtime composition environment and a new piece for chamber ensemble and live-electronics.

Karlheinz Essl premiering the solo version blurred
CMMAS Morelia, 26 Aug 2011


Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
live performance for computer-controlled piano
blurred (2007/2011)
for alto flute, vibraphone, cello and live-electronics
live version for electronics solo with surround sound
Von Hirschen und Röhren (2006/2011)
interactive sound environment for 6 speakers - live version
m@ze°2 (2011)
electronic live improvisation
action rituelle (2004)
electronic live performance on religious chants
Father Earth (2005)
electronic live performance dedicated to CAN

Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics, sound projection, live-performance



Von Hirschen und Röhren (2007/2011)
generative sound installation for 6 speakers

opening: 2 Sep 2011
exhibition period: 2 - 5 Sep 2011
Linz, Kapu (A)


LABoratorio (2010/2011)
cross-media performance for viola, percussion, dancers, live-visuals and live-electronics

3 Sep 2011, 7 PM - premier
México DF (MX)
UNAM, Centro Cultural Universitario: Sala Miguel Covarrubias
Festival Música y Escena
Alexander Bruck: viola
Ivan Manzanilla: percussion
Nadia Lartigue: choreograpy, dance, staging
Iván Ontiveros: dance
Julia Reyes Retana: light design
Karlheinz Essl: composition, video programming, live-electronics, m@ze°2
Valeria Palomina: live-visuals


LABoratorio (2010/2011)
cross-media performance for viola, percussion, dancers, live-visuals and live-electronics

4 Sep 2011, 6 PM
México DF (MX)
UNAM, Centro Cultural Universitario: Sala Miguel Covarrubias
Festival Música y Escena
Alexander Bruck: viola
Ivan Manzanilla: percussion
Nadia Lartigue: choreograpy, dance, staging
Iván Ontiveros: dance
Julia Reyes Retana: light design
Karlheinz Essl: composition, video programming, live-electronics, m@ze°2
Valeria Palomina: live-visuals


Karlheinz Essl in Montréal

Distinguished Speakers Series @ Concordia University



Born in 1960 in Vienna, Karlheinz Essl is an Austrian composer, performer, improviser, media artist and composition teacher. Essl attended the Vienna Musikhochschule, where he studied composition with Friedrich Cerha and electro-acoustic music with Dieter Kaufman, and the University of Vienna, where he completed a doctorate in musicology and art history. Active as a double bassist until 1984, he played in chamber and experimental jazz ensembles. As a composer, he has contributed to the Projekt 3 composition programming environment of Gottfried Michael Koenig at Utrecht and Arnheim (1988-89), which later transformed into his own Real Time Composition Library (RTC-lib) for Max/MSP/Jitter. Essl served as composer-in-residence at the Darmstadt summer courses (1990–94) and completed a commission for IRCAM (Paris) in 1993. From 1995 to 2006, he taught Algorithmic Composition at the Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology at the Bruckner University, Linz. Since 2007, he is professor of composition for electro-acoustic and experimental music at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.

His work with computers (with emphasis on Algorithmic Composition and generative art) and a prolonged occupation with the poetics of serial music have been the formative influences in his compositional thinking. He has frequently sought to combine music with other genres and has collaborated with the graffiti artist Harald Naegeli, the writer Andreas Okopenko, the architect Carmen Wiederin, the video artist Vibeke Sorensen and the artist Jonathan Meese.


Blind Gig

Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 9pm
Casa Obscura

Free improv gig with Lori Freedman (bass clarinet), Alexandre St. Onge (double bass) and Karlheinz Essl (electronics) within the series Mercredi Musics


Blind Gig: Alexandre St.-Onge (double bass) & Karlheinz Essl (m@ze°2)
Casa Obscura, Montreal


Masterclass

Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 2.15-3:45pm
Hexagram

Karlheinz Essl speaking about his works and research in the field Realtime Composition in Ricardo Dal Farra's undergraduate course "Electroacoustic Composition", explaining the concept behind his infinite piano piece Lexikon-Sonate, the sound installation Amazing Maze and his own electronic instrument m@ze°2.  


Concert / Lecture

Fri, 23 Sep 2011, 4pm
Hexagram Black Box

Thanks to the development of fast and affordable computers within the last decade, electronic music composition has reached a new level. Formerly time-consuming operations like sound processing or complex control systems can now be executed in real time. By this, the act of composition becomes an interactive experience that enables the composer to get into immediate contact with the sound material. Composition transforms itself from the mere reproduction of a fixed work into a flexible process which is open to interpretation and even improvisation. The old dichotomies of work vs. process, composition vs. improvisation, and even composer vs. instrumentalist now become obsolete.

For over twenty-five years, Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl has worked in the field of Algorithmic Composition and Realtime Control. He has developed software environments for computer-controlled composition, notably including his widely-used "Realtime Composition Library" (RTC-lib) for MaxMSP, which he started to develop in 1992 at IRCAM in Paris. Through this software environment, he has created a large variety of works in the domains of generative music, sound and multimedia installation, instruments with live-electronics, and his electronic instrument m@ze°2, used in his solo concerts and for free improvisation.

As part of Hexagram-Concordia’s Distinguished Speakers Series, Karlheinz Essl will present a variety of works centered around selected pieces of his 14-part cycle Sequitur for solo instruments and live-electronics, in which the electronic part is generated in real time solely by the live input of the instruments. Essl will also present some of his sound installations, including Lexikon-Sonate for computer-controlled piano, which he has transformed into computer-based instruments for live performance. Finally, a live-electronic rendering of his blurred for alto flute, cello, and vibraphone with live-electronics will be performed.


Amy Horvey (trumpet) and Karlheinz Essl (live-electronics) performing Sequitur VI
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl @ Hexagram's BlackBox
Concordia University, Montréal (23 Sep 2011)


Proper Ties (2010)
generative sound environment

Sequitur I (2008)
for flute and live-electronics

Guy Pelletier: flute
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Sequitur V (2008)
for toy piano and live-electronics

Brigitte Poulin: toy piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
live performance for computer-controlled piano
Karlheinz Essl: live performance

Sequitur II (2008)
for bass clarinet and live-electronics

Lori Freedman: bass clarinet
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Intermission


Von Hirschen und Röhren (2006/2011)
interactive sound environment for 6 speakers
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Sequitur VI (2008)
for trumpet and live-electronics

Amy Horvey: trumpet
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Sequitur VIII (2008)
for electric guitar and live-electronics

Tim Brady: electric guitar
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

blurred (2008)
for alto flute, vibraphone, cello and live-electronics
version for electronics solo with surround sound
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and fixed media

Sat, 24 Sep 2011
Cercle, Luxembourg (LUX)
United Instruments of Lucilin

Pascal Meyer: toy piano


OUT OF THE BLUE - free improv
Karlheinz Essl and Agnes Heginger live on stage

Sat, 1 Oct 2011, 19:00
St. Pölten, Klangturm (A)
Agnes Heginger: vocals
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics, gadgets




7x7 - fo(u)r saxophones (2006)
musical mobile for 4 saxophones

Sat, 1 Oct 2011
Vienna, Brunnenpassage (A)
Mobilis-Saxophonquartett


Sequitur V (2008)
for toy piano and live-electronics

Sat, 1 Oct 2011
Weiden (D)
Kulturnacht
Claudia Birkholz: toy piano


Partikel-Bewegungen (1991 ff.)
version for church organ (arr. by Roman Summereder)

Thu, 13 Oct 2011, 19:30
Vienna, Jesuitenkirche (A)
ÖGZM Orgelherbst: Vier Stationen österreichischer Orgelmusik
Roman Summereder: church organ


Karlheinz Essl @ DublinSoundLab

Workshop and Portrait Concert
21-22 Oktober 2011
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar


Karlheinz Essl live


Austrian composer, performer, improviser, software developer, sound artist, Karlheinz Essl is one of the leading figures of the international computer music scene. His output includes instrumental works, generative sound environments, installations and internet-based projects. He frequently uses computers during performance to control, respond or interact with live performers and blur the traditional distinctions between composer and performer. In these “real-time compositions” the music is never fully formed in advance but is always coming into being. Over two days at the Project Arts Centre, Karlheinz Essl will perform with Dublin Sound Lab presenting Irish premiers of some of his own compositions, and direct workshop participants in devising their own “real-time compositions” to be performed in the final concert.


Portrait Concert

Project Arts Centre
Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 8.00pm


Sequitur I (2008)
flute and live-electronics
Julie Maisel: flute
Fergal Dowling: live-electronics

Improvisation I
free improvisation with Karlheinz Essl's realtime composition environment m@ze°2
Karlheinz Essl: computer

Sequitur IV (2008)
cello and live-electronics
Annette Cleary: cello
Fergal Dowling: live-electronics

Improvisation II
free improvisation with Karlheinz Essl's realtime composition environment m@ze°2
Karlheinz Essl: computer


Karlheinz Essl improvising on his m@ze°2 realtime composition environment
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (21 Oct 2011)

Video: Mihai Cucu


Sequitur XI (2008)
vibraphone and live-electronics
Maeve O’Hara: vibraphone, cymbal
Fergal Dowling: live-electronics

Improvisation III
free improvisation with Karlheinz Essl's realtime composition environment m@ze°2
Karlheinz Essl: computer

blurred (2007/2011)
alto flute, cello, vibraphone and live-electronics
Julie Maisel: flute, Annette Cleary: cello, Maeve O’Hara: vibraphone
Michael Quinn: conductor
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Performance of blurred, performed by Dublin Sound Lab and Karlheinz Essl
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (21 Oct 2011)

Video: Mihai Cucu


Workshop on Realtime Composition

Project Arts Centre
Sat, 22 Oct 2011, 11.30am - 5.30pm

Supervised by Karlheinz Essl, instrumentalists, composers and computer musicians will collaborate to devise a concert programme of mixed music to be presented in a public concert this evening.

Workshop participants will devise new works in a one-day composition laboratory under the supervision of Karlheinz Essl. They will explore practical and theoretical issues relating to music improvisation and interaction with electronics and computers. Instrumentalists, composers, computer musicians and technicians will work in groups to devise a concert programme of mixed music (with electronics, acoustic instruments and/or singers) to be presented in a public concert on Saturday evening (22/10/11).


Concert of Workshop-devised Pieces

Project Arts Centre
Sat, 22 Oct 2011, 8.00pm

Public concert featuring new interactive group works developed, and including Karlheinz Essl’s:

el-emen' (2004)
percussion and live-electronics
Roger Moffat: percussion
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics
more or less (1999-2007)
harpsichord, percussion, flute, cello and electronics
Roger Moffatt: percussion, Julie Maisel: flute, Adrian Mantu: cello
Karlheinz Essl: computer


Workshop on realtime composition in Dublin
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (22 Oct 2011)


Conducted group improvisation after the workshop on realtime composition in Dublin
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (22 Oct 2011)

Videos: Mihai Cucu




Karlheinz Essl

born 1960 (Vienna) is an Austrian composer, improviser and performer. He studied composition with Friedrich Cerha and musicology in Vienna (doctoral thesis (1989) on Anton Webern). As a double bassist, he played in chamber and jazz ensembles. Besides writing instrumental music and composing electronic music, he performs on his own electronic instrument m@ze°2, develops software environments for computer-aided composition and creates generative sound and video environments, often in collaboration with artists from other fields. Essl served as composer-in-residence at the Darmstadt summer courses (1990-94) and completed a commission for IRCAM. Since 1994, Karlheinz Essl has been curating experimental music concerts and sound installations at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg. In 2007 he was appointed professor of composition for electro-acoustic and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Dublin Sound Lab

is a contemporary music performance group specialising in new electroacoustic music and computer-mediated performance. The group was formed in 2008 by organist Michael Quinn and composer Fergal Dowling to perform new electroacoustic works by Irish and international composers. DUBLIN SOUND LAB have given Irish premieres of many contemporary electronic works and have worked with leading Irish and international composers, performing works by: Nick Collins, Julio d'Escrivan, Gérard Grisey, Salvatore Sciarrino, Kaija Saariaho, Luca Francesconi, Karlheinz Essl, Peter Ablinger, Mauricio Kagel, Wim de Ruiter, Barry Truax, Roderik de Man, Karen Tanaka, Jean- Claude Risset and Jonathan Harvey. In April 2011 DUBLIN SOUND LAB performed a Beckett-inspired programme at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, to a capacity audience.



upward, behind the onstreaming it mooned (2000/2001)
3rd string quartet

Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 7:30 PM
New York, Austrian Cultural Forum (USA)
11 E 52nd St, NY 10022 New York
Hugo Wolf Quartett


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

Thu, 27 Oct 2011, 7:30pm
Perth, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (AUS)
2 Bradford St, Perth, Western Australia
The Mechanical Piano
Performed by Mark Gasser and Lindsay Vickery

The Disklavier is the player piano of the digital age – a Yamaha grand fitted with the latest technology. This concert brings together works written especially for this instrument, with and without pianist. Pianist Mark Gasser brings the human touch to works including French spectral composer Jean-Claude Risset’s 8 Sketches and Austrian interactive music pioneer Karlheinz Essl’s landmark Lexicon Sonata. Performances of new works by WAAPA composers Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery will feature, as well as the controversially titled multi-piano work, Evil Nigger, by African-American composer Julius Eastman.


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2007)
interpretation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg-Variationen for string trio and electronics

Sat, 29 Oct 2011, 19:30
Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Pestalozzistr. 3 (A)
projekt:natur - ein Herbstfestival
ein.klang.wien
Christina Neubauer: violin
Martin Kraushofer: viola
Eva Landkammer: cello
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics & sound projection


Karlheinz Essl über sein Verhältnis zu Johann Sebastian Bach
Interview mit Rudi Spreitzer von www.ybbstalnews.at am 29.20.2011


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and fixed media

Wed, 2 Nov 2011, 21:00
Oudegracht a/d Werf 347, Utrecht (NL)
Onderbelicht
Pascal Meyer: toy piano


Detune (2009)
fragment for oboe and large orchestra

Thu, 3 Nov 2010, 19:30
Vienna, Musikverein - Großer Saal (A)
Festival WIEN MODERN 2011
Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Dir. Johannes Kalitzke


OUT OF THE BLUE - free improv
Karlheinz Essl and Agnes Heginger live on stage

Sat, 5 Nov 2011, 20:15
Zwettl, Syrnau (A)
Agnes Heginger: vocals
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics, gadgets


Agnes Heginger (Stimme) und Karlheinz Essl (Elektronik)
interpretieren Joachim Ringelnatz' Gedicht Wien (später)



Familiar Strangers - electronic sound performance
Wed, 9 Nov 2011, 19:00
Vienna, project space karlsplatz (A)
Photo and Video Exhibition by Christoph Überhuber: Familiar Faces, Mixed Feelings
Karlheinz Essl: computer, live-electronics

Video: Produktion von ART IN THE CITY

Bei einer Kunst-Veranstaltung in der „kleinen Kunsthalle" am Karlsplatz hat am 9. November 2011 der Komponist und Medienkünstler Karlheinz Essl drei Eigenkompositionen vorgestellt, die angeregt durch Bilder von Christoph Überhuber entstanden sind. Neue Musik und bildende Kunst traten an diesem Abend in ein Wechselspiel und wurden gemeinsam präsentiert. Zur Einführung in diese Kunstveranstaltung sprach Peter Bogner, Direktor des Künstlerhauses Wien, über den Zusammenhang zwischen Musik und den visuellen Künsten. Die Bilder von Christoph Überhuber, in denen ihrerseits die Schwingungen der Musik Karlheinz Essls spürbar sind, waren erstmals öffentlich zu sehen.


7x7 - fo(u)r saxophones (2006)
musical mobile for 4 saxophones

Fri, 11 Nov 2011, 19:30
Zell am See, Pfarrsaal (A)
Jeunesse Musicale
Mobilis-Saxophonquartett


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and fixed media

Fri, 11 Nov 2011
Brooklyn, The Firehouse Space (USA)
Get Your Gamel-On! Music inspired by the Gamelan of Indonesia
Phyllis Chen: toy piano


whatever shall be (2010)
for toy piano, dreidel, chop sticks, music box and live-electronics

Sat, 12 Nov 2011, 19:30
Vienna, Schönbrunner Schloßtheater (A)
SPACY SOUNDS - Musik für das neue Raumklanginstrument der MDW
Isabel Ettenauer: toy piano, gadgets, live-electronics
Karlheinz Essl: 3D sound projection


7x7 - fo(u)r saxophones (2006)
musical mobile for 4 saxophones

Sat, 12 Nov 2011, 19:30
Wiener Neudorf, Altes Rathaus (A)
Mobilis-Saxophonquartett


O rosa bella (1981/1996)
for chamber ensemble (fl, ob, cl - vl, vla, vlc)
Sat, 19 Nov 2011, 19:30
Klosterneuburg, SCHÖMER-HAUS (A)
Festival WIEN MODERN
die reihe
Dir. Gerd Kühr


7x7 - fo(u)r saxophones (2006)
musical mobile for 4 saxophones

Thu, 1 Dec 2011
Vienna, Altes Rathaus (A)
Mobilis-Saxophonquartett


Sequitur X (2010)
for trombone and live-electronics

Thu, 1 Dec 2011
Bowling Green (Ohio), Clazel Theatre (USA)
Kevin Fairbairn: trombone & live-electronics


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2007)
interpretation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg-Variationen for string trio and electronics

Sat, 3 Dec 2011, 19:30
Klosterneuburg, SCHÖMER-HAUS (A)
ein.klang.wien
Christina Neubauer: violin
Martin Kraushofer: viola
Eva Landkammer: cello
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics & sound projection


Variation No. 25 / Fantasia chromatica
Klosterneuburg, SCHÖMER-HAUS (4 Dec 2011)



Listen Thing (2008)
for toy piano solo

Sat, 24 Dec 2011, 16:15
Vienna, Austrian Radio - Live broadcast (A)
Weihnachten mit Ö1 mit Renate Burtscher und Hans Georg Nicklaus
Isabel Ettenauer: toy piano



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