Karlheinz Essl

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Releases



Contributions





XASAX
Ensemble de saxophones modulable

RealAudio Close the Gap (1990)
for 3 tenor saxophones
Ensemble XASAX (Paris)

CD Erol Record 7019 (© 1994)



RP4
Beispiele österreichischer Radiokunst

mp3 Zungenreden (1990)
radiophonic tape piece
voice: Eva Linder

This CD (© 1992) was distributed by the Austrian Radio - Kunstradio and is out of stock. However, once can listen to this piece on Soundcloud.



ARTSAT

mp3 Space Art Transmission (1991)
for voice and 3 percussions
voice: Margarete Jungen
Ensemble Les Guetteurs des Sons
Dir: Karlheinz Essl

This CD (© 1991) was distributed by the Austrian Radio - Kunstradio, but currently it is out of stock. If you are interested in a recording, please contact the author.

CD Review by Tim Perkis: Computer Music Journal 19 (1995) 2, p.111-112



Roads to Chaos

MIDI Lexikon-Sonate (1992 ff.)
interactive realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
Live-recording of a performance by Christina Baltazar, Erik Ross and Dennis Patrick on 10.3.1996, University of Toronto, Walter Hall feat. the Yamaha Disklavier

This CD can be ordered online from CDeMusic.



Neue Musik aus Österreich
Radio Symphonieorchester Wien

Intervention (1995)
for 4 spatially distributed orchestra groups in a reverberant hall (or with live-electronics)
Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Dir: Olivier Cuendet

LC 5103 CD 160 - Edition Zeitton
This CD (© 1997 by ORF / RSO Wien) can be ordered from from the Austrian Broadcast Corporation.

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30 Jahre Musikprotokoll
Moderne in Österreich 1968 - 1997

...et consumimur igni (1989/90)
for 3 spatially distributed ensemble groups
Ensemble Modern
Dir: Peter Eötvös

ORF MP 30 / 5 - Radio Österreich 1 / Radio Steiermark
Out of stock!



Orpheus Trio Wien
Streichtrios der Moderne

RealAudio à trois / seul (1997/98)
for string trio
Orpheus Trio Wien (Christine Neubauer: vl, Martin Kraushofer: vla, Ulrike Rohland: vcl)

PEP 99015 / pepperland
This CD (© 1999) can be purchased online from Amazon or from Extraplatte

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stryngebite
music for strings, virtual strings and electronics

da braccio (1999/2000)
for viola d'amore, live-electronics and computer
Garth Knox: viola d'amore
Karlheinz Essl: computer & live-electronics

stcd1 / sumtone recordings
This CD (© 2003) can be ordered from Sumtone Recordings or downloaded from BandCamp.

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the joy of toy
New Music for Toy Piano

mp3 Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and CD playback
Isabel Ettenauer: toy piano

edition eirelav 001
This CD (© 2005) can be ordered per Email directly from edition eirelav



soundscapes 4 advanced
Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, Dir. Peter Burwik

Déviation (1993)
for 2 ensemble groups
exxj ensemble xx. jahrhundert, Dir. Peter Burwik

Gramola 98783
This CD (© 2005) can be purchased from Amazon

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10. Komponistenforum Mittersill
Webern Gedächtniskonzert 15.09.2005

Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and CD playback
Isabel Ettenauer: toy piano

WebernSpielWerk (2005)
for toy piano solo
Isabel Ettenauer: toy piano

ein_klang records 018
This CD (© 2006) can be ordered per Email directly from ein klang records



entspannte gleichzeitigkeit
30 Jahre Musikwerkstatt in der Alten Schmiede

mp3 inside/out (2006)
for flute and live-electronics
Cordula Bösze (flute) & Karlheinz Essl (electronics)

Hammer Records Nr. 01/02
This CD (© 2006) can be ordered directly from Alte Schmiede



60x60
60x60 is a project containing 60 compositions from 60 different composers, where each composition is 60 seconds (or less) in duration.

mp3 blurB (2003)
electronic music

Vox Novus 2007
This CD (© 2007) can be purchased online from Amazon or downloaded from CD Baby



The Past Inside The Future – A Tribute To Phillip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick as a source of inspiration: For our first label-sampler we have asked 19 artists to contribute works based on a part of Dicks opus they considered important. As the outcome covers a broad spectrum of electronic music from abstract explorations to subtle beat-excursions to spoken word there remains the unifying perimeter of the often questioning and melancholic outlook on Dick's world.

mp3 non Sequitur (2008)
performance for punch tape music box and live-electronics

bruit netlabel 2008
Free download from archive.org



re_naissance transcriptions
Mit dieser CD begibt sich das ensemble recherche weit zurück in die komplexe Welt der Renaissance-Polyphonie. Harrison Birtwistle und Peter Maxwell Davies haben sich, ebenso wie ihre jüngeren Kollegen Karlheinz Essl und Georg Kröll, die Werke von Ockeghem, Dunstable oder Tallis vorgenommen. Deren Werke erscheinen in den Adaptionen verblüffend neu – von der Uminstrumentierung des Originals über rhythmische Verfremdung bis hin zu komplett neu komponierten Passagen reicht das Spektrum der Veränderungen.

mp3 O rosa bella (1981/1996)
for ensemble

CD Review by Stefan Drees: klassik.com 19 Nov 2008

Coviello Classics 2008
COV 60812



Alpenglühen
Mit dem Projekt "Alpenglühen" hat sich Hamburger ensemble Intégrales auf eine Spurensuche nach Wurzeln und Identitäten österreichischer Musiksprachen begeben, die den Anspruch hat, vermeintliche Gegensätze unter jungen Komponisten zu vereinen. Das Besondere und Auffällige daran ist, daß sich die Kompositionen den gängigen Bewertungskriterien der Neuen Musik entziehen und in ihren musikalischen Gesten etwas Neues bilden. Die Inszenierung der Werke innerhalb der CD spiegeln ein Stück außergewöhnlicher musikantischer Musiksprache wieder, die sich aus der Kombination der Werke ergibt: Rockmusikelemente bei Gander, Computergestützte Improvisation bei Essl, Volksmusikanklänge bei Dienz stellen eine konzeptionelle Herausforderung dar, die dem künstlerischen Profil des Ensembles haargenau entspricht.

mp3 more or less (1999-2007)
for computer-controlled soloists

col legno 2008



UnCaged Toy Piano
Music for Toy Piano performed by Phyllis Chen (New York 2009)

Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and CD playback
Phyllis Chen: toy piano

Purchase online via cdbaby



Austrian Music Box 2009
New Music from Austria

Sequitur IX (2008)
for mezzosopran and live-electronics
Margarete Jungen: mezzosopran
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

AMAN - Austrian Music Ambassador Network 2009 (Vienna)



102 Masterpieces
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra miniatures

Detune (2009)
fragment for oboe and large orchestra
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Karlheinz Essl: conductor

ORF 2010 (Vienna)



Eric Honour: Phantasm
Music for saxophone and computer

Sequitur VII (2008)
for alto saxophone and live-electronics
Eric Honour: alto sax and live-electronics

Ravello Records 2011 (North Hampton)



1+1+1=1
Trinitätssymposion Graz 19.-21.6.2011
CD der Auftragskompositionen

Hypostasis (2010)
für drei im Raum verteilte Schlagzeuger
Studio Percussion graz

Kulturzentrum Minoriten 2011 (Graz)



ensemble xx. jahrhundert: 21st century portraits

blurred (2007/2011)
for alto flute, cello, vibraphone and live-electronics
Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, Dir. Peter Burwik; Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics

Capriccio 2012 (Vienna)



Little Things
Music for Toy Piano and Electronics performed by Phyllis Chen (New York 2013)

whatever shall be (2010)
for toy piano, dreidel, music box and live electronics
Phyllis Chen: toy piano, live electronics

New Focus Recordings 2013 (New York)



Black and White Statements
Piano miniatures by contemporary composers from Austria performed by Seda Röder (Vienna 2013)

Take the C-train (2009)
for piano, claves and e-bow
Seda Röder: piano

Gramola 2013 (Vienna)



transmission
Ensemble Transmission (Montréal 2013)

Déviation (1993)
for ensemble
Ensemble Transmission (Montréal)

Ensemble Transmission 2013 (Montréal)



Psych.KG 193 - vinyl
FLUXblonk LUFTessl Weibel Weibel (in nine parts)

non Sequitur (2008)
for "Klangfeile" and live-electronics
Karlheinz Essl: live performance

Flux.KG 2015 (Flensburg)



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Updated: 14 Aug 2015