Karlheinz Essl

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Calender 2020

Concerts / Performances / Lectures


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Roschitz (2019)
meditation for piano solo

Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 19:00 - premiere
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)
25 Miniaturen – Ein Abend für Karlheinz Roschitz
Kaori Nishii: piano


Sequitur XI (2010)
for vibraphone, cymbals and live-electronics

Tue, 14 Jan 2020
Bern, Hochschule der Künste (CH)
Sound Arts – Musik und Medienkunst (Klasse: Cathy van Eck)
Paolo Fratello: vibraphone
Felipe Arteaga Villamizar: live-electronics


Sequitur I (2008)
for flute and live-electronics

Tue, 14 Jan 2020
Bern, Hochschule der Künste (CH)
Sound Arts – Musik und Medienkunst (Klasse: Cathy van Eck)
Luciana Peyceré Parente: flute
Felipe Arteaga Villamizar: live-electronics


Sequitur VI (2008)
for trumpet and live-electronics

Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 19:00
Wien, echoraum (CH)
POÈME ÉLECTRONIQUE #16
Abschlusspräsentation der Lehrveranstaltung Live-Elektronik mit Studierenden von Alfred Reiter-Wuschko an der MUK
Nadiya Lypetska: trumpet
Florian Brosch: live-electronics


Gold.Berg.Werk

A Radical Re-Interpretation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations

GBW-KHE+Xenia

Xenia Pestova Bennett:piano
Karlheinz Essl: composition, live electronics


The Goldberg Variations form a cornerstone of keyboard repertoire, yet we rarely question the mode of presentation for this piece. Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl offers a refreshing glimpse of a new performance practice through his unusual take in Gold.Berg.Werk (2013-16). Originally envisioned as a performance environment for string trio, there is now a version for piano and live electronics, never before heard in the UK. Gorgeous time-stretched harmonies are manipulated in real time and played back through spatialized loudspeakers in between the piano variations, bringing together Baroque and contemporary sound worlds. This new reimagining of Bach’s vision juxtaposes the variations in a new strictly symmetrical structure which reflects the binary form of the original aria (a microcosm within a macrocosm with binary divisions commonly found in digital systems). No two performances are the same due to the live generation of the electronic interludes. Gold.Berg.Werk transcends itself and becomes a new piece in its own right, creating a sense of space and grandeur through electronic distribution of the interludes. This magical performance invites and entices the audience to join us on a journey of discovery, opening and blossoming into a whole new universe of sound.


Xenia Pestova Bennett about Karlheinz Essl's Gold.Berg.Werk


"Through these interventions, Essl creates two temporally separate soundscapes that are musically related and comment on each other... Essl then spins the Bachian idea of variation on another level and conveys the impression of spatial proximity and distance of these different sound spaces... Essl's live-electronic parts captivate through the richness of relationships... while at the same time going far beyond generating a new sonic-musical fabric." (Stefan Drees, klassik.com)

Dates

Bournemouth, University: 4 Mar 2020, 7pm
London, Austrian Cultural Forum: 10 Mar 2020, 7pm
Leeds, College of Music: 11 Mar 2020, 7:30pm
Surrey, University of Surrey: 19 Mar 2020, 7:30pm
Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall: 4 Apr 2020, 8pm
London, Café Oto: 9 Apr 2020, 7:30pm
Dublin, Project Arts Centre: 16 Apr 2020, 8pm
Birmingham, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: 28 Apr 2020, 7pm
Cork, Cork School of Music, 7 May 2020, 7:30pm


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and electronic sounds

Wed, 4 Mar 2020, 7pm
Bournemouth, University (UK)
Xenia Pestova Bennett: piano
Ambrose Seddon: sound projection


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and live-electronics

Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 7:30pm
London, Austrian Cultural Forum (UK)
Xenia Pestova Bennett: piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and live-electronics

Wed, 11 Mar 2020, 7:30pm
Leeds, Leeds College of Music (UK)
Sounds like THIS Festival
Xenia Pestova: piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Lexikon-Sonate
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano

Thu, 19 Mar 2020
Madrid (E)
IN-SONORA 11 FESTIVAL
Karlheinz Essl: live performance on a Yamaha Disklavier



Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and electronic sounds

Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 7:30pm
Surrey, N.N. (UK)
Xenia Pestova Bennett: piano
Ed Bennett: sound projection


Constantia (2019)
for chamber orchestra

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 - Austrian première
Vienna, Hofburgkapelle (A)
Mulier fortis - Neuinterpretation eines Jesuitenspiels aus dem 17. Jahrhundert
Collegium musicum der MDW, Dir. Ingomar Rainer


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and live-electronics

Sat, 4 Apr 2020, 8pm
Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall (UK)
Xenia Pestova Bennett: piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and live-electronics

Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 8pm
London, Café Oto (UK)
Xenia Pestova Bennett: piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


HerrGott! (2019)
Kommentar zu einem Wienerlied für Orgel solo

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - première
Vienna, St. Stephen's Cathedral (A)
Inuaguration of the New Domorgel
Konstantin Reymaier: church organ


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and live-electronics

Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 8pm
Dublin, Project Arts Centre (IR)
MUSIC CURRENT
Xenia Pestova: piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and electronic sounds

Tue, 28 Apr 2020, 7pm
Birmingham, Boyal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK)
Xenia Pestova Bennett: piano
Ed Bennett: sound projection


FABRIC (2017)
sound/video/performance

Thu, 30 Apr 2020, 17:00
Parma, Casa del Suono (I)
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl
Karlheinz Essl: sound performance


SEELEWASCHEN (2003/2019)
generative sound enviroment

Thu, 30 Apr 2020, 17:00
Parma, Casa del Suono (I)
Portrait Concert Karlheinz Essl
Karlheinz Essl: sound performance


Gold.Berg.Werk (2003-2019)
Interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations
Version for piano and live-electronics

Tue, 7 May 2020
Cork, Cork School of Music (IR)
Curtis Auditorium
Gold.Berg.Werk
Xenia Pestova Bennett: piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Puzzle of Purcell (2017)
transcription for organ solo
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 - premiere of the organ transcription
Linz, Martin-Luther-Kirche (A)
Wolfgang Kogert: church organ


Puzzle of Purcell (2017)
transcription for organ solo
Tue, 28 Jul 2020, 11:00am
Vienna, Hofburgkapelle (A)
Tagung der Gesellschaft der Orgelfreunde
Willkommen in der Gegenwart!
Wolfgang Kogert: church organ


trans-Art (2020)
interactive performance for live painting and live sound
Thu, 13 Aug 2020
Wals, Atelier Astrid Rieder (A)
Astrid Rieder: live painting
Karlheinz Essl: realtime composition and live-electronics



under wood (2012)
for two amplified toy pianos (one player) and ensemble
Wed, 7 Oct 2020, 19:30
Vienna, Reaktor (A)
Ensemble Reconsil, Dir. N.N.
toy pianos: Isabel Ettenauer



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