Jürgen Berlakovich
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Berlakovich Jürgen

General Information

Year of Birth:  1970
Date of Birth:  9. December 1970

 

Language in sound and writing. Uses spoken language in combination with guitars and electronics to create speech-sound-textures in electronic compositions and improvisations. Texts, audio cartoons, sound essays, sound interpretations, film music, performances and radioplays. Founder of Takamovsky, co-founder of the music and literature performance duo Sergej Mohntau.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1989 - 2001

studies of German Philology, Philosophy, Theatre Studies and English

studies

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1999 - 2012

co-initiator of the literary and musical performance project "Sergej Mohntau" as well as member

2004

ever since teacher of (acoustic poetry) projects

2005

ever since member of "The Vegetable Orchestra"

2009

founder of "Takamovsky"

2012

foundation of the own production- and recording-label ETYMTONE

2018

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation

electric pavilion (Innsbruck), Distorsonie Festival (Bologna), Batofar (Paris), Vooruit (Ghent), ARTheater (Cologne), Bocca della Verità (Bad Salzdethfurth), Kunstforum (Vienna), Medienturm (Graz), Teater Utan Kayu (Jakarta ), central house of artists (Moscow), Belluard Festival (Switzerland), Singapore Arts Festival (Singapore), Festival Printemps des Arts Monte Carlo (Monaco), Radialsystem (Berlin), Hong Kong City Hall (China), Synch Festival (Athens ), Festival di Ravello (Italy), Maison de la Musique (Nanterre), Codes Festival (Lublin), Notte Bianca (Florence), Bestival Festival (Isle of Wight), Escuela de Escritores (Madrid), Schenectady (NY), Museum of Modern Art (Indianapolis/USA), Waldstock Festival (Zug, CH), Festival de la cité (Lausanne, CH); Ecofest (Istanbul, TUR), Bochum (DE), Arsenal (Metz, FRA), Yuen Long Theatre (Hong Kong), Tai Po Civic Centre (Auditorium, Hong Kong), Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre (Theatre, Hong Kong), Reims (FRA), International House of Music (Moscow, RUS), Amann Studios (Vienna), Dimitria Festival (Thessaloniki, GRE), Buga, (Koblenz, Germany), Festival Euro Classic (Zweibrücken, Germany), Ghent Festival (Ghent; BE), Theaterspektakel (Zurich, CH), Malbrouck Festival (Manderen; FR), MIMI Festival (Marseille: FR), Pergine Spettacolo Aperto (Pergine, Trento (I), Equinoxe (Saint Brieuc, FR), Holmboe Classical Music Festival (Horsens, DK), Associazione Scarlatti (Naples, I), The Philharmonic Society (Perm; RUS), Beethoven Festival (Bonn, DE)

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2007

Ö1-Track-5 radio play award

2007

work scholarship for literature

2008

state scholarship for literature

2011

work scholarship for composition

2012

work scholarship for composition

Discography, Projects

Book and CD:

  • 2014: Instrumentum Vocale. Ein Figurenpark aus Text und Klang. (Klever Verlag. Book and CD) 

 

CDs:

  • 2016: Takamovsky: Sonic Counterpoint (Takamovsky / CD / Etymtone / ETYM-005)
  • 2013: IN STREAMS (Takamovsky / CD / Etymtone / ETYM-001; Composition, arrangement & production: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2010: ONIONOISE (The Vegetable Orchestra CD / transacoustic-research / monkey records / cd tres 008/2010; Composition and arrangement: The Vegetable Orchestra)
  • 2009: V.A. – POEM/E (pumpkinrecords, pump 35; Contributed with a setting of Christian Morgenstern's poem "Der Lattenzaun")
  • 2007: V.A. – Schubert is not dead (pumpkinrecords, pump 21; Contribution for "Schubert is not dead" with an interpretation of "Der Wegweiser" from  Franz Schubert's Winterreise. All instruments, electronics, voice, arrangements, recording and production: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2006: palindromsongs (Sergej Mohntau CD / non food factory / cd 2318; Text, composition, arrangement, all instruments: Jürgen Berlakovich und Thomas Pfeffer)
  • 2006: V.A. – henri chopin remixed (EX-SFD 01; Contribution for the "henri chopin remixed" Sampler. With contributions from Christian Fennesz, Erdem Tunakan, Didi Bruckmayr, and others. Additional curator of the project. Composition, electronics, production: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2004: polypoetry krikri 2004 (CD / VA / krikri/Gent; Text, composition, arrangement, voices: Jürgen Berlakovich  and Thomas Pfeffer)
  • 2003: Gummihandschuhdudelsack (Sergej Mohntau CD / transacoustic-research / tres005; Composition, text, arrangement, all instruments: Jürgen Berlakovich and Thomas Pfeffer)
  • 2003: hearings (CD / VA / transacoustic-research / tres001;  Text, composition, arrangement, all instruments: Jürgen Berlakovich and Thomas Pfeffer)
  • 2003: electric pavillon (CD / VA / taliban records / mtk-04; Text, composition, arrangement, all instruments: Jürgen Berlakovich and Thomas Pfefferr)
  • 2000: Like a Pharao - A Tribute to Peter Sterner (CD / VA / pumpkin records / pump 04; Composition, guitar, bass, electronics, vocals and arrangement: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • hearings 1-6" (CD / VA / iftaf rec 013; Text, composition, arrangement, alle instruments: Jürgen Berlakovich and Thomas Pfeffer)
  • hearings 7-10" (CD / VA / iftaf rec 014; Text, composition, arrangement, alle instruments: Jürgen Berlakovich and Thomas Pfeffer)
  • The forbidden 80s (CD / VA / Mr.Mutt Rec. / Rimini; Composition and electronics: Jürgen Berlakovich and Thomas Pfeffer) 

 

Radio Plays:

  • 2012: Selfcompiler. Ein Sprachsoundscape. ORF-Ö1-Kunstradio
  • 2010: Viktor Krylov. Fakten und Vermutungen rund um ein verschollenes Genie. (By Juergen Berlakovich and Peter Brandlmayr. ORF-Ö1 Hörspielstudio)
  • 2008: Der Chefknecht. (From: INSTRUMENTUM VOCALE. Ein Figurenpark aus Text und Klang). First broadcast in the ORF-Ö1 Hörspielstudio; Text, composition, electronics, production, voice, sound engineering: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2008: Shanghai Impromptu. Short radio play. First broadcast in the ORF-Ö1 Hörspielstudio; Text, composition, electronics, production, voice, sound engineering: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2008: Ich.Gedicht. Audiopoem. First broadcast in the ORF-Ö1 Hörspielstudio; Text, composition, electronics, production, voice, sound engineering: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2008: Der Denkbeamte. (From: INSTRUMENTUM VOCALE. Ein Figurenpark aus Text und Klang). First broadcast in the ORF-Ö1 Hörspielstudio; Text, composition, electronics, production, voice, sound engineering: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2008: Der Prügelsuppeneinbrockrocker. Aus: INSTRUMENTUM VOCALE. Ein Figurenpark aus Text und Klang). First broadcast in the ORF-Ö1 Hörspielstudio; Text, composition, electronics, production, voice, sound engineering: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2008: Der Dilettantengeier. (From: INSTRUMENTUM VOCALE. Ein Figurenpark aus Text und Klang).  First broadcast in the ORF-Ö1 Hörspielstudio; Text, composition, electronics, production, voice, sound engineering: Jürgen Berlakovich)
  • 2007: The Difference is Doing. A sound essay for glass, leaves, air and voices with double bass accompaniment; Text, composition, electronics, production, voice, sound engineering: Jürgen Berlakovich
  • 2003: Tabak. ORF-Kunstradio production (Text, composition, electronics, production: Jürgen Berlakovich and Thomas Pfeffer)
  • 1995/1996: Familie Auer. Mini radio play – Contributions for the ORF-Kunstradio; Text: Jürgen Berlakovich

 

DVD:

  • 2015: SEE AURAL WOODS (Takamovsky & Luma.Launisch / DVD)
  • 2010: Die Würghand 1920 (DVD / Filmarchiv Austria/2011). Soundtrack for the film. Live at the VIENNALE 2010. Composition and performance: Jürgen Berlakovich & Ulrich Troyer

 

Audio Caricatures:

  • 2006: Kunstradio – Radiokarikaturen. Weekly broadcast on the ORF OE1-Kunstradio in 2006 (text, composition and electronics: Jürgen Berlakovich)

 

Internet:

  • poésie électronique – exercises for Henri Chopin's «poésie sonore». Internet class of sfd – schule für dichtung

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