Karlheinz Essl

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  • ISEA1997

    Born in Vienna in 1960. Studies at the Musikhochschule Vienna: theory (Alfred Uhl), composition (Friedrich Cerha), electro-acoustic music (Dieter Kaufmann}, double bass (Heinrich Schneikart). Studies at the University of Vienna: musicology (doctoral thesis on Das Synthese-Denken bei Anton Webern,1989). Double bass player in different ensem­bles of chamber music, jazz, and experimental music. His work with computers and a prolonged occupation with the poetics of serial music have been a formative influence in his compositional thinking. Besides writing instrumental music, Karlheinz Essl also works in the field of electronic music, interactive realtime compositions and sound installations where he develops software environments for algorithmic composition and live performance.Composer in residence at the Oarmstaedter Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik (1990-94). Commission at IRCAM, Paris (1992/93). Performances at Wien modem, Musikprotokoll (Graz), Musica (Strasbourg), Salzburg Festival, NEMO 96 (Chicago) etc.Collaboration with Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble InterContemporain, Klangforum Vienna, Ensemble Recherche, 2e2m, RSO Vienna etc. Teaches Computer Aided Composition at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz.

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