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Meier Manuela

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 NEW WORK 2017 - 2018
2 otherwise 2017
3 I Have Been Here Before - for violin, double bass and ensemble 2017 - 2018
4 if only it were not bound to 2016
5 one more could be beyond - for string trio and ensemble 2016
6 receptive field 2016
7 what you see, is it 2016
8 emergent properties #1 2015
9 elicitation of peripheries 2015
10 iterate no trace 2015
11 genus:cyathea - for ensemble 2014
12 biotope00 2014
13 muku 2013 - 2014
14 epar 2013
15 cada - for two percussionists 2012
16 lucanae 2012
17 mirage (Luftspiegelung) 2011
18 ione 2011
19 rhyolite revisited - for soprano-saxophone and accordion 2011
20 rhyolite 2010
21 String Quartet No.1 - 'parapente, achillea' 2009
22 five 2009
23 fluctuations I-IV 2009
24 refract.ed 2009
25 underground sounds - sonic explorations with earthquake data 2007
26 indigo - [\pines] 2007
27 credo 2007
28 frame 2006
29 2819 - 2 rooms - (versions 1-3) 2005 - 2006
30 obtrusive campanula 2004

General Information

Nationality: 

 

Manuela Meier studied Composition and Accordion at the University of Music in Graz and Queen's University Belfast (UK). Currently she is undertaking a PhD in Composition at Harvard University. Composer of instrumental and electroacoustic pieces, as well as performer of New Music works and improvisation.

 

Manuela Meier's works have been performed at festivals, conferences and concerts such as the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music in Belfast, the Festival Next Generation at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, the Steirischer Herbst Festival/Musikprotokoll in Graz, the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS) in Mexico and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia. Her work has been played by ensembles such as the Arditti String Quartet, Stadler Quartett, Ensemble PHACE, STROMA New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet and ELISION Ensemble.

 

further information and works at: http://mm.mur.at/

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

lessons with Geir Draugsvoll

lessons with James Crabb

composition studies

composition studies

composition studies

Queen's University Belfast (UK): composition studies (Piers Hellawell, Simon Mawhinney)

Harvard University (USA): PhD-studies in composition

Harvard University (USA): PhD-studies in composition (Hans Tutschku)

numerous master-classes on composition, i.a. with Brian Ferneyhough and Georges Aperghi

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2011 - 2012

ensemble manager of STROMA New Music Ensemble (New Zealand, Michael Norris)

instrumentalist for accordion performances in Austria, the United Kingdom, Bosnia/Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Australia and in telematic concerts with the USA, Canada and South Korea

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2010

Kingston University London

2010
2011

National University of Ireland, Maynooth: Linux Audio Conference (LAC) 2011

2011

Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS), Mexico

2011

Laboratorio Sensorial, Mexico

2011

Melbourne Recital Centre, Australia

2012

Stroma New Music Ensemble

2012

IRZU - Institute for Sonic Arts Research, Ljubljana: Internatl. Computer Music Conference 2012

2013

Harvard University: Jack Quartet

2014

Harvard University: Elision Ensemble

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2018

commission for an ensemble-piece, world-premiere in April 2018

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2010

promotional award of the Franz Liszt Kompositionswettbewerb

2010

finalist of the Kingston University at the International Call for New Work

composition scholarship

composition scholarship

composition scholarship at the SWR Experimentalstudio

composition scholarship by Harvard University (USA), Arts Council of Northern Ireland (UK), Bliss Trust/PRS Foundation (UK), School of Music and Sonic Arts at Queen's University Belfast (UK), Kingston University London (UK), Djerassu Artist Residence Program (UK), Fohn-Stipendienstiftung (A)

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2007: "Impuls 2007" (concert live recordings, recorded at Florentinersaal, Graz)
  • 2005: "Tanguango" (Tanguango Tango Orchestra, recorded at Minoritensaal, Graz)
  • 2004: "Ensemble für Neue Musik" (concert live recordings, recorded at Minoritensaal, Graz)

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