Aichinger Elfi

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 AUSPENDELN 2002
2 Langsam wie ein Planet sich dreht, dreht sich der große runde Tisch 2002
3 TRIO 2001
4 Für C. G. 1998
5 Hundsturm und Kirchenwiese 1997
6 Die Wahrheit von der Wahrheit 1996
7 In a far, far away land 1996 15m
8 Gesang des dicken Mädchens 1996 10m
9 Hommage an Ken Saro Wiwa 1996
10 Endlich-unendlich 1995 ~ 15m
11 Vier Lieder - für Mezzosopran und Percussion 1994 ~ 15m
12 Sonate in drei Sätzen - für Tenorflöte 1994 12m
13 Zum Sterben bin ich viel zu jung - Eine Symphonische Dichtung 1993 ~ 1h 30m
14 The snow has no voice 1992 5m 58s
15 Memory of without memory 1992 5m 54s
16 'cause we are 1992 7m 13s
17 Inside land 1992 5m 55s
18 Hundsturm troubles 1992 5m 35s
19 I will not change my mind 1992 4m 1s
20 Fear is the stranger 1992 5m 24s
21 When we get back 1992 7m 20s
22 Innocence 1992 5m 38s
23 bepop 1991 8m
24 Grandfather's daughter 1991 7m
25 Without memory 1991 12m
26 Get out of here 1991 6m
27 Help wanted 1991 9m
28 Rescue 1991 10m
29 Smile of a doll 1991 8m
30 Life is a dance 1991 3m
31 Homegirl what's up 1991 6m
32 Me, my echo and my shade 1991 10m
33 Sarah weint 1991 7m
34 The claw of the magnolia 1991 5m
35 The reason is very ... 1991 6m
36 Overtuned 1991 6m
37 Ashes born in the flame 1991 - 1992 4m
38 Hommage à William Blake 1991 7m
39 Ohne Titel 1991 6m
40 I know a place 1990 4m 4s
41 st'd'Elfi by starlight 1990 4m 5s
42 There's another way 1990 6m 42s
43 Release 1990 4m 34s
44 Air 1990 2m 26s
45 I like to eat 1990 5m 57s
46 Once in a while 1990 4m 39s
47 A call for help 1990 5m 18s
48 Latin 1989 10m
49 Whistle song 1989 - 1990 8m
50 Air 1989 10m
51 Prisoner of you 1989 - 1990 12m
52 Lippen trocken vor Schmerz 1989 8m
53 Für Uli 1989 - 1990
54 Maria 1988 8m
55 Love arrest 1988 12m
56 She is the woman of the night 1988 9m
57 Hommage à Max Jacob 1988 10m
58 Baby it's a wild meadow 1988 5m
59 Logical dissolve 1988 9m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1961
Date of Birth:  2. November 1961
Place of Birth:  Wels
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Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1984

Jubilo Elf: founding member

1989

teacher of jazz singing

1996

teacher of jazz singing

2000

"Memorable Incident": band project together with Wolfgang Puschnig, Stephan Maass, Martin Siewert, Dieter Kolbeck and visual artist MONO

participation and performance of her own compositions at festivals in Grenoble, Wiesen, Saalfelden, Paris, Moers, Vilnius, Münster, Cologne, Skövde, Willisau, Archangelsk, Moscow, Budapest, St. Petersburg etc.

performances at numerous national and international festivals

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1992

performance with the ensemble Ames

2004

3-part portrait

2007

performance with the duo DrintaKein

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2002

artist in residence

Description of Style

The – according to the press – "Diva of the Unheard" enters into composing through the voice and from there on explores the limits. Her unmistakable compositions unite musicians from various musical genres (jazz, classical, electronic, folk music, and many more).

Press Reviews

19. March 1990
Elfi Aichinger in the spotlight: an unbelievable, sound-conscious voice that operates with ease in the most remote areas of dynamics and color, setting snappy scat singing alongside widely arching lines and incorporates a charming dose of theatricality without any clumsy, actionist bluff.
Der Standard (Ljubiš Tošic)

1991
A voice. A grand piano. Inside, outside, danger and passion. Sadness and movement. A chord flying for several hours, over valleys, widths and worlds. A sound, vocal sound gentle and piercing, penetrating, startling, carrying, lifting the silence, and giving it shape and ground. Elfi Aichinger's (first?) solo album is a gem.
Jazzpodium (Michael Scheiner)

31. May 2001
Elfi Aichinger is back! It has been a while since the young composer and singer, classically trained at the Salzburg Mozarteum, appeared on the Austrian Jazz scene in the mid-1980s, where she was like a breath of fresh air, sweeping the genre with her easygoing, pleasure-oriented way of making music
SKUG (Andreas Felber)

Recording Performer of (Composition)

Contact, Links

Website:  elfi-aichinger.com