Karlheinz Essl

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Calender 2017

Concerts / Performances / Lectures


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Über Österreich - Melk (2014)
sound track for film miniatures by Georg Riha
Über Österreich - Juwele des Landes (1/4 - Der Osten)
TV Programm ORF III

Mon, 2 Jan 2017, 20:15 - 21:05
Mon, 2 Jan 2017, 23:35 - 00:25
Tue, 3 Jan 2017, 02:50 - 03:40
Tue, 3 Jan 2017, 13:50 - 14:40



Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback

Fri, 6 Jan 2017, 8pm
St. Petersburg, Florida (USA)
Bloom Art Center
Florida International Toy Piano Festival
Elizabeth A. Baker: toy piano


exit*glue (2016)
for electric guitar and trombone

Mon, 9 Jan 2017, 19:00
Vienna, Porgy & Bess (CH)
Coleman Goepfert: electric guitar
Juna Winston: trombone


Über Österreich - Köflach (2014)
sound track for film miniatures by Georg Riha
Über Österreich - Juwele des Landes (4/4 - Der Süden)
TV Programm ORF III
Mon, 9 Jan 2017, 21:05 - 21:55
Tue, 10 Jan 2017, 00:25 - 01:50
Tue, 10 Jan 2017, 04:30 - 05:20
Tue, 10 Jan 2017, 13:20 - 14:10



RESONAVIT (2014)
for electric violin, zither and vibration speaker

Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 20:00
Graz, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten (A)
Reality Check
Martin Mallaun: zither
Barbara Lüneburg: electric violin


Sequitur IV (2008)
for cello and live-electronics

Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 19:00
Vienna, Alte Schmiede (A)
TRIOS I
Ursula Erhart-Schwertmann: cello
Richard Graf: live-electronics


Musik schreiben im 21. Jahrhundert: Feder, Tinte und Laptop?
Podiumsdiskussion mit Iris ter SCHIPHORST, Karlheinz ESSL, Johannes KREIDLER und Johannes Maria STAUD. Moderation: Bernhard GÜNTHER

Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 19:00
Wien, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (A)
Festsaal Seilerstätte
Abschlussveranstaltung der interdisziplinären Ringvorlesung Writing Music. Zu einer Theorie der musikalischen Schrift
Gestaltung: Nikolaus Urbanek


Sequitur VI (2008)
for trumpet and live-electronics

Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 7pm
University of California San Diego, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall (USA)
Graduate Recital
Rachel Allen: trumpet & live-electronics


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback

Sat, 4 Feb 2017, 8pm
London, Iklectik Art Lab (UK)
Toy Piano Composition Workshop, conducted by Xenia Pestova
Késia Decoté: toy piano


imagination (2015)
Musik für ein Papiertheater von Ulrich Chmel

Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 18:00
Wien, Theatermuseum im Palais Lobkowitz (A)
Ulrich Chmel's Papiertheater


The Chances of Chance
Personal remarks on artistic practices based on chance and collaboration
garnished with some live performances

Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 12:30 - 14:00
Riga, Latvian Academy of Music (LV)
Karlheinz Essl: lecture/performance


Instrumental Approaches to Electronic Music
Lecture/Performance

Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 14:10 - 15:40
Riga, Latvian Academy of Music (LV)
Karlheinz Essl: lecture/performance


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

Fri, 24 Feb 2017
Riga, Latvian Academy of Music (LV)
deciBels - 3rd JVLMA Contemporary Music Festival
Egija Veldre: alto flute
Guntars Freibergs: vibraphone
Sarma Gabrēna: cello
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


Sequitur XIII (2010)
for extended piano and live-electronics

Fri, 24 Feb 2017
Riga, Latvian Academy of Music (LV)
deciBels - 3rd JVLMA Contemporary Music Festival
Dainis Tenis: piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics


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

Sun, 26 Feb 2017, 4pm
Miami, WPAC Copncert Hall (USA)
Miami International GuitART Festival: Nylon & Copper
Federico Bonacossa : electric guitar
Jacob Sudol: live-electronics


FABRIC (2017)
sound/video/performance

Thu, 2 Mar 2017, 19:00 - premier
Vienna, Künstlerhaus 1050 (A)
Funkenflug 5: Die Altmann'sche Textilfabrik – eine Spurensuche
Karlheinz Essl: realtime sound performance
Simon Essl: realtime video performance


Lexikon-Sonate (1992-2016)
infinite realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
version for a Bösendorfer Grand Piano and vibration speaker

Mon, 6 Mar 2017, 19:00
Universität Wien, Institut für Musikwissenschaft (A)
Buchpräsentation KÜRZEN. Gedenkschrift für Manfred Angerer
Karlheinz Essl: live performance


Herbeck's Versprechen
electronic sound performance upon a poem by Ernst Herbeck
Thu, 9 Mar 2017, 18:00
Vienna, University of Music and Performing Arts (A)
Buchpräsentation Praktiken des Komponierens
Karlheinz Essl: sound performance


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

Tue, 23 Mar 2017, 20:15
Rottterdam, de Doelen (NL)
Solo recital Isabel Ettenauer
Isabel Ettenauer: toy piano & live-electronics


Partikel-Bewegungen (1991/2016)
version for organ and voice

Wed, 5 Apr 2017, 19:30
Vienna, Hofburgkapelle (A)
HARMONIES – Orgel & Gesang
Anna Clare Hauf: voice
Wolfgang Kogert: organ


BWV 1007a (1991/2016)
for cello solo

Thu, 27 Apr 2017
Wr. Neustadt, Stadtmuseum (A)
Ursula Erhart-Schwertmann: cello


Mozart-Lamento (2015)
electronic sound performance for computer, piano resonances and controllers

12 May 2017, 18:00
Vienna, Arnold Schönberg Center (A)
Karlheinz Essl: computer & controllers


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

Sat, 27 May 2017, 19:30
7x7 fo(u)r trombones
Wien, Pfarre St. Othmar unter den Weißgerbern (A)
von geräuschen und tönen
Trombone Attraction


Rot ist die Liebe, und grün des Lebens goldner Baum
Lebensfrohe und trinkfeste Sommergedichte aus der Feder von J. W. Goethe, W. Busch, Chr. Morgenstern u.a.
In Echtzeit spontan vertont von OUT OF THE BLUE

Sun, 6 Aug 2017, 11:00
Schloß Greinburg (A)
Donaufestwochen im Strudengau
Agnes Heginger: Stimme
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics



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Updated: 19 Feb 2017