Osojnik Maja

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 ORAKEL & SPEKTAKEL: Ein Fest für Unica Zürn - music for a theatre-piece 2017
2 WENDY.PFERD.TOD.MEXICO - A SOUNDCOMIC, radio-play and live-performance 2017
3 hello, i can not find my head 2016 6m 30s
4 Snow Falls - stereo-channel sound installation (loop) 2016 24m
5 Mio, mein Mio - music for a theatrepiece by Astrid Lindgren 2016 1h 20m
6 GENESIS PARK - A Theatrical Installation 2016
7 NOSILA SEM TUJE OTROKE (OTHERS PEOPLE CHILDREN) - tape for a dance piece by Vita Osojnik 2016
8 YOU MIGHT BE INHERENTLY A PART OF THE PROBLEM 2016 ~ 3m 40s
9 CONDITION II. 2016 2m 12s
10 AUTHORITY 2016 5m 14s
11 TELL ME 2016 6m 31s
12 WAITING 2016 6m 13s
13 CONDITION I. 2016 4m 52s
14 PALE APRIL 2016 ~ 6m 20s
15 CONDITION IV. 2016 3m 15s
16 ESCAPES, Raumklang Variationen - from the series: "the world is tired - a dystopic diary" 2015 39m
17 The Point of No Return - 4-Channel Sound Installation (loop) 2015 25m
18 A.T.T.W.A. - ALL THE TERMS WE ARE 2015
19 NMO 2015
20 EINER VON UNS / ONE OF US - music for the feature film by Stephan Richter 2015
21 FOYER 1.0 2015
22 "ADJUSTING THE BLEACH" 2014 10m
23 KONS.5. - from the series: "the world is tired - a dystopic diary" 2014 9m
24 A Song in the Dark - for voice, kassette recorders, electronics and tape 2014 8m 30s
25 i was dying so i am now probably dead 2014
26 Art's Birthday 2014 ~ 18m
27 Wende - from the series: "the world is tired - a dystopic diary" 2013 13m - 16m
28 Traversing the balkans / historical roadmovie - music from Rdeča Raketa for the silent movies 2013 ~ 4m 20s
29 Anbetracht & Dessen 2013 70m
30 doppeltrio 2013 4m 11s
31 Plenum - Drawning up 2013 ~ 16m
32 The Radiance of Exhaustion I. - from the series: "the world is tired - a dystopic diary" 2012 16m 32s
33 Wir Werden 2012 44m
34 A journey into the mind of p.p. 2011 15m
35 Pas de deux 2011 13m
36 Blendung I-IV - for á capella vocal ensemble, electronics and cassette-player 2010 18m
37 Dämmerung - part 1 of the composition "1/8 von 3/4 Tag" 2010 33m 45s
38 čira čara - composition and installation 2010 1h 45m
39 little dream machine - for 15 wind-instruments and 50 strings 2010 1m 06s
40 del mene je narejen iz stekla - tape for dance-performance 2009 56m 03s
41 white - for rotator by Ron Arad, electronics, tape and video 2009 10m
42 Ces't un Tamanoir 2008 9m
43 mute #2 - for 4 voices and electronics 2008 7m
44 doorways 1-5 2008 - 2013 12m
45 Brücken - 2 miniatures for tape 2008 2m 20s
46 vor.über.nach 2008 7m 20s
47 Lady with Swans - music for the short animated film 2008 4m 44s
48 yellow - for football table and electronics 2008
49 Aus dem Mund - music for the children theatre-piece - for voice, recorders and electronics 2007 43m
50 Die glückliche Kindheit am Dorf - video and composition 2007 25m
51 Songs from Mortagapenija - lyrics and composition 2007 55m
52 Das Angebot gültig bis ... 2006 10m
53 Ujeti trenutki (Gefangene Momente) 2003 11m
54 CUTS - collective pieces with the Low Frequency Orchestra 2003 - 2008
55 ancor2000 - for recorder, tape and delay 2000 7m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1976
Nationality: 

 

The Slowenian musician Maja Osojnik, who lives in Vienna, has made a name for herself as a recorder player, singer, composer and electronic musician in various projects of early, new, experimental and loud, agitated music. This artist feels at home in the fields of jazz, free jazz, electronics and contemporary music. For many years she has successfully pursued her own path in numerous projects. It's a path that made her one of the most recognized representatives of the domestic avant-garde scene.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

master's degree with distinction

instrumental and vocal pedagogy diploma

studies (jazz singing) with Elfi Aichinger, Andy Schreiber, Agnes Heginger

studies (jazz singing)

master class a.o. with Dan Laurin (Sweden), Han Tol (Holland), Gerd Lünenbürger (Germany), Matthias Weilenmann (Switzerland)

jazz-workshops a.o. with Joel Levine (USA), seminars for Early Music with John Stinson (Australia)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2011

founder of Maja's Musik Markt

2012

consultation for the Popfest

2013

co-organisator of the 7th Viennese Soulfood Festival

jury-member for the Kültür Gemma Prize 2013 and LINZimPULS 2012

concerts throughout Europe on well-known stages and at recognized festivals with various groups, a.o. with Maja Osojnik Band, Ensemble MIKADO, Low Frequency Orchestra, frufrU, Subshrubs, Rdeča Raketa, broken.heart.collector, Ensemble PLENUM

guest-artist in many projects

workshops for improvised music and composition in Austria a.o. (MUK - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien), Slovenia and South Korea

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2000
2006

Good morning, who are you? (with choreographer Vita Osojnik)

2007

collaboration of Schweden-Wochen, Dschungel Wien and Wien Modern

2008

Vienna Venu(e)s (vernissage and concert of own works)

more performances e.g. at festivals in Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Poland, Great Britain, France, Korea, USA, Serbia, Lithuania

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1990

XIX. Competition of music schools and conservatories of the former Yugoslavian States: 1st Prize in the category "chamber music" with Camerata Carniola

1990

Prize and Scholarship at the International Meeting of theater groups in Luxembourg

1995

scholarship of the Ministry of Culture in Slovenia (1995-2000)

2000

scholarship of the organisation "Amherst international" for the master-class in Boston/ZDA

2000

3rd Prize in the category "recorder soloist" and special prize awarded by the Raiffeisen Bank

2001

scholarship

2004

IYAP – EM: 1st Prize with the Ensemble MIKADO (Antwerp / Belgium)

2005

Voices Jazz Festival Vienna Award

2007

Publicity Prize (with the Low Frequency Orchestra)

2009

Artist of the Year

2009

State-scholarship for composition

2010

Mia-Award in the category "Art & Culture"

2013

Stella Award 13: "prize for outstanding children production with makemake theater group"

2014

DAR-scholarship as "Artist in Residence" in Lithuania

2014

promotional award

2014

annual scholarship

2016

27th Kinofest Lünen: Prize for the "Best Movie-music", together with Matija Schellander

2017

Stella Award 17: nomination for the "Best Music"

2018

9. Berliner Hörspielfestival: 1st Prize "das lange brennende mikro"

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2016: Maja Osojnik - Let them grow (DBL LP & CD; Rock is Hell Records, Unrecords)
  • 2013: Postcard L'Image de la Solitude n'pas nette (Vinyl; Early Morning Melody)
  • 2013: Rdeča Raketa - Wir Werden (LP; God Records)
  • 2011: broken.heart.collector - broken.heart.collector (LP & CD; Rock is Hell Records, Interstellar Records, Discorporate Records)
  • 2011: Low Frequency Orchestra - kommen und gehen (DVD)
  • 2010: Low Frequency Orchestra & Wolfgang Mitterer - Mole (CD; chmafu nocords, freistil)
  • 2010: Rdeča Raketa - Old girl, old boy (Cass; Mosz)
  • 2010: Maja Osojnik Band - Črne Vode/Schwarze Wasser/Black Waters (CD+Buch; Viennese Soulfood Records)
  • 2009: Ensemble Mikado - Can she excuse? (CD; Gramola)
  • 2009: Ensemble Mikado - Born is the babe (CD; Gramola)
  • 2008: Low Frequency Orchestra - S (CD; Einklang Records)
  • 2008: broken.heart.collector (Vinyl; Rock is Hell Records)
  • 2006: Maja Osojnik Band - Oblaki so rdeči (CD; JazzWerstatt Records)
  • 2005: Ensemble Mikado - kaltgepresst (CD; ostblock records)
  • 2005: Ensemble Mikado - the dark is my delight (CD; Edition Alte Musik ORF)

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