Ritsch Winfried

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Box Response 2002
2 RaumFaltung 2002
3 SoundData Flow I 2001
4 Relaxed Remi 2001
5 Godard Response 2001
6 Konzert IV 2000
7 Route-Tracer 2000
8 Klangwandel 2000
9 Die Farben Schwarz 1999
10 Connecting 1999
11 Soundrifter "Internet-Installation" 1999
12 algo.mur.at 1999
13 Soundpool 1998
14 Monolog 1997 12m - 15m
15 Transmutal 1997
16 Der Besucher II 1997
17 Konzert (Version A) 1996
18 Impulsantwort 1996
19 Versteckte Stimmen 1996
20 Im Auge des Taifuns 1995
21 Superposition 1995
22 Versuch über das Vergessen 2 - for violin, E -guitar and live-electronics 1995 34m
23 Der Besucher 1995
24 The House of Sounds 1995
25 Im Auge des Taifuns 2 1995
26 Vermengungen 1994 33m
27 Automatic DJ 1994
28 Randbedingungen 1993
29 Zerteilte Welten 1993 30m
30 Netzwerktrommeln 1993
31 Nebel (no communication) 1993
32 CyberSculpt 1993
33 Ästethik des Werdens 1993
34 Konzert für stumme Diener 7 1992 45m
35 Die Aus-Maschinen der AusStellung 1992
36 Automatic Soundscapes 1992 36m
37 Quartett für Flöte Solo 1991 21m
38 Exploration 1991 3m 45s
39 Rotationskonzert 1991 50m
40 Experiment Exploration 1991 30m
41 Automatisiertes Radio 1991
42 Heptaphon 1991 30m
43 Reactio 1990
44 Transformation 1990 15m
45 Mozart 1789 - for actress and nine tape-recorders 1989 20m
46 Abschnitt X 1989 3m 45s
47 Evolution 1, 2 1989 10m 50s
48 Niemandsland 1989 7m
49 Hexagrammatikon I, II - for 6 computer-controlled synthesizers 1988 60m

General Information

Date of Birth:  17. November 1964
Place of Birth:  Innsbruck
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Born in 1964, Winfried Ritsch has been working in the field of computer music and its technical possibilities since the completion of his educational career at the HTBLVA for telecommunications. He created compositions for tape, radiophonic works, objects, interactive experiments to generate computer music, art projects on the internet, and various sound installations. He developed software and hardware, both on behalf of IRCAM and the IEM as well as conducted independent research and created electronic music devices including cybernetic models.

 

He completed various concert tours in the field of computer music around Europe and the United States.
Since 1982, Ritsch lives and works in Graz, where he teaches at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1982 - 1994

electrical engineering, sound engineering: degree

1983

Höhere technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Nachrichtentechnik: school leaving certification

secondary studies in composition

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1984

compositions in the field of computer music, sound installions for tape, solo performances with computers

1986

sound engineer at the Schaupielhaus

1989 - 1994

various teaching-activities

1994 - 2000

university assistant

1995

artist in residence for two months

1996

guest artist

1998

foundation and ever since organisation of the art-internet-initiative http://mur.at/

1999

foundation and ever since management of the internet-music-label tonto.at

2000

member of the committee

2000

ever since professorship

2005

sound director at the premiere of Peter Ablinger's "Stadtoper Graz"

independent research activities (cybernetic models to control music devices and interactively generate computer music)

concert tours in Europe and the US with compositions in the field of computer music

art projects and research on the internet, installations and networks

Algorythmics: foundation of the sound studio

foundation and collaboration with the artist group Fond

developer for NeXT-Computers and Atari-Falcon, SGI-Max

development of computer music systems, programming of computer music software and sound card drivers on Linux

concept and redesign of the studio

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1994

promotional award for composition

1997

Max Brand Award for composition

Description of Style

Focused on the medium of radio, realisation of performances, installations and sculptures on these topics, work on telematic projects (networks) and computer systems.

 

Winfried Ritsch, 1995