lautstromlThanks to a generous grant from the University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms-Austrian Room Committee Scholarship, Jeremy Woodruff travelled to Vienna to study electronic music with and interview composer Karlheinz Essl. The interview takes place in Karlheinz Essl’s studio in the Essl Museum in Klosterneuberg in Vienna.
Jeremy interviews Karlheinz Essl about his recent interdisciplinary sound works in collaboration with other artists including his sound installation on the grounds of the Humboldt University science campus in Berlin-Adlershof with Stefan Krüskemper, as well as his improvisation duo ‘Out of the Blue’ and concert work, Blurred.
Born 1960 in Vienna. Austrian composer, improviser and performer. He studied composition with Friedrich Cerha and musicology in Vienna (doctorate 1989 with a thesis on Anton Webern). As a double bassist, he played in chamber and jazz ensembles. Besides writing instrumental music and composing electronic music, he performs on his own electronic instrument m@ze°2, develops software environments for computer-aided composition and creates generative sound and video environments – often in collaboration with artists from other fields.
Since 1994, Karlheinz Essl curates experimental music concerts and sound installations at the „Essl Museum“ in Klosterneuburg. Between 1995-2006 he was teaching „Algorithmic Composition” at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. Since 2007 he is professor of composition for electro-acoustic and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
double bassist, he played in chamber and jazz ensembles. Besides writing instrumental music and composing electronic music, he performs on his own electronic instrument m@ze°2, develops software environments for computer-aided composition and creates generative sound and video environments – often in collaboration with artists from other fields.
Since 1994, Karlheinz Essl curates experimental music concerts and sound installations at the „Essl Museum“ in Klosterneuburg. Between 1995-2006 he was teaching „Algorithmic Composition” at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. Since 2007 he is professor of composition for electro-acoustic and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.