Elisabeth Schimana

Elisabeth Schimana; photo: essl.at

Elisabeth Schimana

Elisabeth Schimana (AT) is a composer, performer and radio maker.

Elisabeth Schimana has since 1983 been working as a performer, free-lance composer and radio artist. She studied electro-acoustics and experimental music at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Vienna), was visiting scholar at York University's Music Department, and studied musicology and ethnology at the University of Vienna. Elisabeth Schimana has often collaborated with Austria's prestigious ORF Kunstradio, for which amongst others she created radio plays children (1992-1997), and initiated several projects such as Touchless I and II, where the sensuality of instruments played without touching - such as the termen -vox - is emphasized. Her most recent pieces include Obduktion; The Fugue, Brainers for the similarly named dance production, Narratives I, II, III and Drachenzeit, which was a sound installation for the 1999 total eclipse of the sun. Since 1994 Elisabeth Schimana is involved with the educational music project Klangnetze and is a member of the Austrian Society for Electro-Acoustic Music. She is currently artistic director of the OST.SÜD.OST. festival, a festival dedicated to Eastern Europe where contemporary electronic music intersects with folk music.


bio: 2000

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