Karlheinz Essl

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Calender 2023

Concerts / Performances / Lectures


Vienna | Rathenow | Trossingen | Moscow | Mallorca | Klagenfurt | Amsterdam | Haarlem | Oslo | Drammen | Retz | Universität Wien | Berlin_1 | Oregon | Salzburg | Alkmaar | Hofburgkapelle | Literatur findet Land | Rotterdam | Tanz*Hotel | mdw | Feldkirch | Temple of Sound | Horn | Saturnalien | Mayerhof | CERN | FoKus | ARTESCIENZA Roma | Franzensfeste | Celeste | Klosterneuburg | OTTOsonics | Braunschweig | Berlin_2 | punctum collective | Schönberg Centre | Dublin | Sonntagberg | Mexico City | Poesiegalerie | Ewigkeitsgasse | Berlin_3 | Leipzig | St. Pölten | Seoul | Mexico City | Luxembourg





Con una certa espressione parlante (1985/2015)
for extended piano and electronics

Wed, 11 Jan 2023, 18:30
Vienna, Arnold Schönberg Center (A)
extended piano - reminiscences
Katharina Bleier: piano
Karlheinz Essl: electronics


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

Sat, 21 Jan 2023, 13:00
Rathenow, Kulturzentrum (D)
Jugend musiziert - Brandenburg
Henni Stolz, Katja Barten, Johanna Danielisz, Sophia Weltzien: saxophone


imagination (2015)
Musik für ein Papiertheater von Ulrich Chmel

Sat, 11 Feb 2023
Vienna, Elterleinplatz (A)
Ulrich Chmel's Papiertheater


imagination (2015)
Musik für ein Papiertheater von Ulrich Chmel

Sun, 12 Feb 2023
Vienna, Elterleinplatz (A)
Ulrich Chmel's Papiertheater


Sequitur I (2008/2023)
version for Paetzold flute and live-electronics
Mon, 13 Feb 2023, 17:30
Trossingen, Birk - Areal (D)
ConnectedGenerations
Elisabeth Haselberger: Paetzold flute & live-electronics


Lexikon-Sonate (1992-2020)
infinite realtime composition for computer-controlled piano
version for Yamaha Disklavier
Wed, 1 Mar 2023, 7pm
Moscow, Conservatory (RU)
Rachmaninov Hall
«Music of machines»
live performance on a Yamaha Disklavier: Oleg Makarov




Sequitur VII (2008)
for saxophone and live-electronics

Thu, 2 Mar 2023
Palma de Mallorca (E)
Conservatori Superior de les Illes Balears
Alba Fariña Castaño: saxophone
Ángel Faraldo: live-electronics


Challenged by Change. Composing in Times of Crisis (2023)
lecture/recital
Tue, 14 Mar 2023, 13:00
Klagenfurt, Gustav Mahler Privatuniversität für Musik (A)
Symposium Komposition & Forschung


Listen Thing (2008/2019)
version for church organ

Tue, 21 Mar 2023
Amsterdam, Mozes en Aäronkerk (NL)
Masterclass Wolfgang Kogert (Conservatorium van Amsterdam)
Wolfgang Kogert: organ


WebernSpielWerk (2005-2022)
version for organ
Wed, 22 Mar 2023
Haarlem, St. Bavo (NL)
Masterclass Wolfgang Kogert (Conservatorium van Amsterdam)
Nofre Morey Munar: organ


WebernSpielWerk (2005-2022)
version for organ
Fri, 31 Mar 2023
Oslo, Røa Kirkea (NO)
Organ Recital Wolfgang Kogert
Wolfgang Kogert: organ


WebernSpielWerk (2005-2022)
version for organ
Sat, 1 Apr 2023
Drammen, Bragernes Kirke (NO)
Organ Recital Wolfgang Kogert
Wolfgang Kogert: organ


imagination (2015)
Musik für ein Papiertheater von Ulrich Chmel

Sat, 1 April 2023, 19:00
Retz, INSEL (A)
Ulrich Chmel's Papiertheater



In's Offene!
Performance und Kunstgespräch mit Karlheinz Essl

Mon, 24 April 2023, 18:30
Vienna, Universität Wien (A)
Sitzungssaal des Dekanats der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät
1010 Wien, Universitätsring 1, Stiege 8 (2. Stock)
Anmeldung...


Coastlines (2022)
sound performance with a non-linear audio system

Mon, 24 April 2023, 18:30
Vienna, Universität Wien (A)
Sitzungssaal des Dekanats der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät
Performance im Rahmen des Kunstgesprächs In's Offene!
Karlheinz Essl: analog synth


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback

Tue, 23 May 2023, 20:00
Berlin, BKA Theater (D)
Unerhörte Musik
Dorrit Bauerecker: One Woman Band
Dorrit Bauerecker: toy piano


Sequitur XI (2010)
for vibraphone and live-electronics

Wed, 24 May 2023, 7pm
Oregon State University, College of Liberal Arts (USA)
Soundbox 6: Biosphere Remix
Solo Recital Percussion & Electronics
Ivan Manzanilla: vibraphone, cymbals and live-electronics


Coastlines go trans-Art #1 (2022)
sound performance with a non-linear audio system

Fri, 2 Jun 2023, 18:00
Salzburg-Wals, Atelier Astrid Rieder (A)
trans-Art Performance
Karlheinz Essl: analog synth, analog mixer
Astrid Rieder: live painting

Karlheinz Essl über Coastlines und die trans-Art Performance mit Astrid Rieder
Ö1 Zeit-Ton vom 31.5.2023 - Gestaltung: Marie-Theres Himmler


Video: Michael Zajc



SEELEWASCHEN (2004 ff.)
fixed media 8-channel sound installation

Sat, 3 Jun 2023 - opening
Rappottenstein, Fabriksgelände Jungwirth (A)
Temple of Sound
Laufzeit: 3.6.2023 - 20.09.2023


WebernSpielWerk (2005-2022)
version for organ
Mon, 5 Jun 2023
Alkmaar, Sint-Laurenskerk (NL)
Organ exam (Conservatorium van Amsterdam)
Nofre Morey Munar: organ


WebernSpielWerk (2005-2022)
version for organ
Tue, 13 Jun 2023, 19:30
Vienna, Hofburgkapelle (A)
Eine Weile mit Heiller
Wolfgang Kogert: organ


K.O.P.F. - Kartografisch Orientierte Passagen Fragmente (2021)
Hörstation mit dem Audiobuch von Karlheinz Essl und Erwin Uhrmann
15 - 18 Jun 2023
Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Kammerlandstall (A)
Literatur findet Land


Throbbing Crystals (2023)
sound performances for modular synth, controller and analog mixer
Fri, 16 Jun 2023, 19:00-20:00
Rotterdam, Radio WORM (NL)
Weekly radio show Mixed Business hosted by Florian Cramer


_allochthon (2023)
Performance von Andrea Nagl zur Soundinstallation SEELEWASCHEN von Karlheinz Essl
In Kooperation mit Temple of Sound und Acousmonuments
Wed, 21 Jun 2023, 20:00
Vienna, Theater Nestroyhof / Hamakom (A)
Festival Tanzchoreografie, Performance und Musik der Gegenwart
Andrea Nagl: Performance, Choreografie
Karlheinz Essl: Musik
Sarah Sternat: Kostüme
Christian Tschinkel: Klangregie
tanzhotel


absence (1996)
for violin solo

Fri, 23 Jun 2023
Vienna, University of Music and Performing Arts - mdw (A)
Bibliotheksmusik @ UB.MDW
Youngseo Kim: violin



_allochthon (2023)
Performance von Andrea Nagl zur Soundinstallation SEELEWASCHEN von Karlheinz Essl
In Kooperation mit Temple of Sound und Acousmonuments
Fri, 23 Jun 2023, 20:00
Vienna, Theater Nestroyhof / Hamakom (A)
Festival Tanzchoreografie, Performance und Musik der Gegenwart
Andrea Nagl: Performance, Choreografie
Karlheinz Essl: Musik
Sarah Sternat: Kostüme
Christian Tschinkel: Klangregie
tanzhotel



spuren... (2023)
generative sound environment for a room installation by Tanja Prušnik

20 Jul 2023: 18:00 preview | 20:00 opening - premiere
Feldkirch, Johanniterkirche (A)
Ausstellungsdauer: 21.7.2023 - 17.9.2023


Studies for No-Input Mixer (2023)
Seven solo performances for analog mixing desk
Fri, 21 Jul 2023, 19:00-20:00
Rotterdam, Radio WORM (NL)
Weekly radio show Mixed Business hosted by Florian Cramer


Coastlines (2022)
sound performance with a non-linear audio system

Mon, 31 Jul 2023, 18:00
Horn, STUDIO DOREN HORN (A)
Performance at Jack Hauser's art installation Wohnung Miryam van Doren
Karlheinz Essl: modular synth

A film by Jack Hauser



_allochthon site specific (2023)
Tanzperformance von Andrea Nagl zur Soundinstallation SEELEWASCHEN von Karlheinz Essl
Sat, 12 Aug 2023, 17:40 (pünktlich!)
Rappottenstein, Fabriksgelände Jungwirth (A)
Temple of Sound - Saturnalien
Andrea Nagl: Performance, Choreografie
Karlheinz Essl: Musik
Sarah Sternat: Kostüme

Filmed by Karlheinz Essl



Coastlines (2022 ff.)
sound performance with a non-linear audio system and dance

12 Aug 2023
Niedernondorf, Mayerhof (A)
Spontaneous in situ performance
Karlheinz Essl: modular synth
Andrea Nagl: dance performance

Filmed by Markus Wintersberger



Karlheinz Essl @ CERN

KHE_CERN2023-CMS

Karlheinz Essl at the CMS Detector of CERN

Full photo documentary...
© Michael Hoch

CERN

At the invitation by Michael Hoch (head of Art@CMS ORIGIN and scientist-artist-educator at KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the composer Karlheinz Essl visited CERN - the European Centre for Particle Physics - from August 16th to 19th, 2023. During his exploration of the CERN campus with its large accelerator infrastructures and impressive massive experiments or detectors, he met and discussed with various professionals like theoretical physicist Sir John Ellis or accelerator engineer Django Maglunki and Manfred Krammer (head of CERN PH department).

KHE-CERN2023-Group

Michael Hoch (CERN), Mark Boland (Univ. of Saskatchewan) and Karlheinz Essl (mdw)

Karlheinz Essl also gave four performances with his 0-Coast modular synthesizer at various locations, including a presentation for students from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), CERN members of personnel and the French artists Hervé Bacquet and Christelle Balbinot. All performances were filmed by Michael Hoch.

Coastline #45 for modular synth
Conference room C in the main buidling of CERN
17 August 2023, 11am

After this performance, Karlheinz Essl explained the underlying
concepts and answers questions from the audience.
17 August 2023, 12am

Coastline #46 for modular synth
Performed at CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid)
17 August 2023, 4pm

Coastline #47 for modular synth
Performed in the office of quantum physicist John Ellis
18 Aug 2023, 12am

Coastline #48 for modular synth
Performed in CERN's first accelerator, the SynchroCyclotron
18 Aug 2023, 6pm


During his visit, Karlheinz Essl also made field recordings of CERN and the city of Geneva with special binaural head-mounted microphones that capture the sound as 3D spatial audio. From this material, he compsed two soundscapes that serve as acoustic portraits of these places:


C.E.R.N. (Create Electromagnetic Radiation Now)
Generative soundscape based on a two-dimensional random walk between four binaural soundscapes recorded at different locations at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, between August 16 and 18, 2023.
Released: 18 Aug 2023

1) the CERN Control Centre (CCC), where all accelerators and detectors are monitored
2) visitors at the - now historic - SynchroCyclotron (SC)
3) a walk through the CERN Campus and some office buildings at night
4) the sound of ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment)



G.E.N.F. (Generally Exclude New Friends)
Generative soundscape based on a two-dimensional random walk between four binaural soundscapes recorded at different locations in Geneva between August 17 and 19, 2023.
Released: 20 Aug 2023

1) pedestrian passage under the bridge where the lake becomes the Rhône river
2) terrace in the historic center with a great view of the city
3) breakfast in front of the Hôtel de la Cigogne
4) a motor vehicle cleaning the streets



_allochthon (aLpiN) (2023)
Tanzperformance von Andrea Nagl zur Soundinstallation SEELEWASCHEN von Karlheinz Essl
Sun, 3 Sep 2023
St. Jakob im Defreggental, Das FoKus**** (A)
N'Cyan - Innovation für Menschen: Zukunft im FoKus
Andrea Nagl: Choreografie & Tanz
Markus Wintersberger: Video, AR-Artefakte
Karlheinz Essl: Musik
Sarah Sternat: Kostüm


colorado (2005-2008)
for saxophon quartet, live electronics and surround sound

Mon, 4 Sep 2023, 21:00
Roma, Goethe Institute (I)
Festival ArteScienza: INSTABILE
SAXATILE Saxophone Quartet
Anilo Perticaro: soprano sax
Mattia Catarinozzi: alto sax
Enzo Filippetti: tenor sax
Maurizio Schifitto: baritone sax
Giuseppe Silvi: live-electronics


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback

Thu, 7 Sep 2023, 19:00
Franzensfeste, Festung (I)
II. Kunstgespräch: Im Dialog mit Peter Fellin
Luca Lavuri: toy piano


Coastline: Blind Gig
Free improvisations for bass clarinet and modular synths
Mon, 11 Sep 2023, 20:00
Vienna, Celeste (A)
Monday Improvisers Session
Oğuz Büyükberber: clarinet, modular synth (Cascadia)
Karlheinz Essl: modular synth (0-COAST), analog mixer



Coastline Session (2023)
sound/text/performance

Tue, 12 Sep 2023, 19:00 - premiere
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek (A)
Erwin Uhrmann: text performance
Karlheinz Essl: modular synth

Film trailer
Karlheinz Essl (modular synth) and Erwin Uhrmann (voice)
Live at the library of Stift Klosterneuburg
12 Sep 2023



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

Sun, 17 Sep 2023, 14:00
Ottensheim, Alter Bauernhof (A)
OTTOsonics Festival
saXTon Saxophonquartett
Stefan Prechtl, Andrea Edlbauer, Philipp Haider, Evelyne Leeb


Sequitur III (2008)
for violin and live-electronics
Fri, 22 Sep 2023
Braunschweig, Dornse (D)
Festival Drei Tage Neue Musik
Lenka Župkova: violin
Vlady Bystrov: live-electronics


Sequitur VII (2008)
for saxophone and live-electronics
Fri, 22 Sep 2023
Braunschweig, Dornse (D)
Festival Drei Tage Neue Musik
Vlady Bystrov: saxophone & live-electronics


Sequitur XIII (2008)
for prepared piano and live-electronics
Fri, 22 Sep 2023
Braunschweig, Dornse (D)
Festival Drei Tage Neue Musik
Tatjana Prelević: piano
Vlady Bystrov: live-electronics


exit*glue (2016)
for electric guitar and trombone

Tue, 26 Sep 2023, 20:00
Berlin, BKA (D)
Unerhörte Musik
"SYNTHETIC - NATURAL"
Ensemble Supernovæ
Agustín Nazzetta: electric guitar
Adríán Albaladejo: trombone



Sequitur III (2008)
for violin and live-electronics
Sat, 7 Oct 2023, 19:30
Vienna, Konzilsgedächtniskirche (A)
Moquette X
punctum collective
Eirini Krikoni: violin
Evgeny Ignashev: live-electronics


à trois - seul
string trio
Mon, 23 Oct 2023, 18:30
Vienna, Schönberg Center (A)
à trois, seul et quatre
Orpheus Ensemble Wien
Christina Neubauer: violin
Martin Kraushofer: viola
Eva Landkammer: cello


Prends le Fa (2019)
for piano solo
Mon, 23 Oct 2023, 18:30
Vienna, Schönberg Center (A)
Elisabeth Aigner-Monarth: piano


Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback
Thu, 26 Oct 2023, 7pm
Dublin, Temple Bar Gallery (IE)
Tiny Piano Performance with visual artist Joe Hanly
Xenia Pestova Bennett: toy piano


Gesualdo-Fragmente (2023)
elektronische Soundperformance über Gesualdo, Principe da Venosa
Sat, 28 Oct 2023, 19:30 - premiere
Basilika Sonntagberg (A)
Klangraum im Herbst: Schauerliche Geschichten
Gesualdo: Fürst, Mörder, Komponist
Karlheinz Essl: Komposition & Live-Elektronik
Markus Hering: Erzähler

Gesualdo-Fragmente - Ausschnitt der Uraufführung
Karlheinz Essl (Live-Elektronik), Markus Hering (Sprecher)
Basilika Sonntagberg, 28.10.2023



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

Sun, 5 Nov 2023, 5pm
Mexico City, Auditorio de la Biblioteca Vasconcelos (MX)
Estreno en México
Alejandro Esquivel: electric guitar & live electronics


Coastline Session #9 (2023)
sound/text/performance

Fri, 10 Nov 2023, 18:00
Vienna, IG Architektur (A)
Festival Transmediale Poesiegalerie (A)
Erwin Uhrmann: text performance
Karlheinz Essl: modular synth

Coastline Session #9 - Trailer
Erwin Uhrmann (Stimme), Karlheinz Essl (synth)
Transmediale Poesiegalerie, 10.11.2023



Coastlines go trans-Art #2 (2022 ff.)
trans-Art Performance for live painting with analog electronics

Sat, 11 Nov 2023, 19:30
Vienna, Kunstraum Ewigkeitsgasse (A)
PianoKonklave
Karlheinz Essl: 0-COAST modular synth with no-input mixer
Astrid Rieder: live painting

trans-Art Performance
Astrid Rieder (action painting), Karlheinz Essl (electronics)
Kunstraum Ewigkeitsgasse, 11.11.2023



M!NDF*KC
free improvisation / blind gig

Sat, 11 Nov 2023, 21:00
Vienna, Kunstraum Ewigkeitsgasse (A)
PianoKonklave
Herbert Lacina: 7-string bass
Ed Reardon: piano
Karlheinz Essl: 0-COAST modular synth with wah-wah pedal

mindfukc@Ewigkeitsgasse - Trailer
Herbert Lacina, Karlheinz Essl, Ed Reardon
Kunstraum Ewigkeitsgasse, 11.11.2023



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

Tue, 14 Nov 2023, 20:00
Berlin, BKA (D)
Unerhörte Musik: "Favorite Fake"
Alexey Potapov: electric guitar
Dmitry Remezov: live-electronics



erat Verbum (2020-2022)
electronic sound performance

Sat, 18 Nov 2023, 20:00
Leipzig, Luru Kino (D)
Kunstzentrum Alte Baumwollspinnerei
Schriftstimmen
Johannes Ziemann: sound projection


_allochthon /imagine.digital (2023)
Tanzperformance von Andrea Nagl zur Soundinstallation SEELEWASCHEN von Karlheinz Essl
Fri, 24 Nov 2023, 15:00
St. Pölten, Bühne im Hof (A)
Medienfestival
Andrea Nagl: Choreografie, Tanz, Video, Objekte
Nagl~Wintersberger: AR-Artefakte
Karlheinz Essl: Musik
Sarah Sternat: Kostüme



_allochthon /imagine.digital (2023)
Tanzperformance von Andrea Nagl zur Soundinstallation SEELEWASCHEN von Karlheinz Essl
Sat, 25 Nov 2023, 15:00
St. Pölten, Bühne im Hof (A)
Medienfestival
Andrea Nagl: Choreografie, Tanz, Video, Objekte
Nagl~Wintersberger: AR-Artefakte
Karlheinz Essl: Musik
Sarah Sternat: Kostüme


Karlheinz Essl in Seoul

Performances and Lectures at the 4th Toy Music Festival Seoul
December 4-10, 2023

MDW

Photo: Markus Roessle

Karlheinz Essl playing toy piano
© Markus Roessle


Coastlines (2022 ff.)
sound performance for modular synth

Thu, 7 Dec 2023, 7:00pm
Seoul, Gongdeok-dong Cultural Space
Location: 너나들이 문화공간
Address: 서울 마포구 만리재로 123
Karlheinz Essl: 0-COAST modular synth


KHE-Soundperformance-Seoul



Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback

Fri, 8 Dec 2023, 7:00pm
Seoul, Sung-Min Art Hall (KOR)
4th Toy Music Festival Seoul
Hwa Young Seo: toy piano


4th Toy Music Festival Seoul


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

Sat, 9 Dec 2023, 6:00pm
Seoul, Sharon Hall (KOR)
4th Toy Music Festival Seoul
Young-Ha Chung: toy piano
Karlheinz Essl: live-electronics



Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback

Sat, 9 Dec 2023, 6:00pm
Seoul, Sharon Hall (KOR)
4th Toy Music Festival Seoul
Hwa Young Seo: toy piano


A toy piano is neither a piano nor a toy
Karlheinz Essl about his music for toy piano

Sat, 9 Dec 2023, 7:00pm
Seoul, Sharon Hall (KOR)
4th Toy Music Festival Seoul
Karlheinz Essl: presentation
Hyunsoo Kim: Korean translation

KHE-ToyMusicFestival-2023



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

Fri, 8 Dec 2023, 5pm
Mexico City, Casa de cultura Profr. Jesús Ramiro Flores (MX)
Blank Canvas Festival de Arte Emergente
Alejandro Esquivel: electric guitar & live electronics



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

Sat, 9 Dec 2023, 7:30pm
Mexico City, Laboratorio Arte Alameda (MX)
Maratón de Música Contemporánea
Alejandro Esquivel: electric guitar & live electronics



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

Fri, 15 Dec 2023, 7pm
Mexico City, Museo de la Ciudad (MX)
Alejandro Esquivel: electric guitar & live electronics


M!NDF*KC
free improvisation with visuals

Sat, 16 Dec 2023, 19:30
Vienna, KunstbeTrieb (A)
Herbert Lacina: 12-string bass
Ed Reardon: piano
Karlheinz Essl: modular & granular synth
Wolfgang Dokulil: visuals



Kalimba (2005)
for toy piano and playback

Sun, 17 Dec 2023, 17:00
Luxembourg, Galerie Nosbaum Reding (LUX)
Lucilin in the City #10 – Miniature
Pascal Meyer: toy piano


Listen Thing (2008/2019)
version for zither

Sun, 24 Dec 2023, 16:30
Austrian Radio - Live Broadcast (A)
Weihnachten mit Ö1
Martin Mallaun: zither
oe1-radio-new



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Updated: 27 Feb 2024

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