Karlbauer Klaus

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Amour Fou 2011
2 Fool's Island Project 2010
3 Sehnsucht Ahoi! 2008
4 Der Übergangene Mensch - Filmprolog zu einer Oper von Luna Alcalay 2007 - 2008
5 Wasser – Fluch und Segen 2007
6 Nachtblau ist die Farbe meines Zorns 2006
7 Die Zauberflöte 2006
8 Am Abstellgleis 2006
9 Alterslos einzeln 2005 ~ 3m
10 Like a virgins suicide 2004
11 Zeros + Ones 2001 - 2002
12 This is (not) my body 2000
13 Jeff Koons 2000
14 Password: Gilles de Rais 1999 - 2000
15 Forget me not - Internet Romanze 1998 ~ 1h
16 Last Vampire Show 1997
17 NANU's kurze Geschichten über die Zeit 1996 30m
18 Sisy's Fuß 1996 11m
19 Sisy's Fuß 1996 31m
20 Bio-techno 1995 3m 56s
21 Bio Techno 1 - music for the film "Holz weg Holzweg" 1995 4m
22 Aus welchem Material ist der Stein von Sisyphos 1995 - 1997 ~ 16m
23 Rechte Bilder - Rechte Sounds 1995
24 Bergfilmfestival SPOT 1994 ~ 1m
25 Thema mit Var. - music for the film "Frau Faust" 1992 4m
26 Frau Faust 1991
27 Still ist das Land 1990
28 Diverse Songs - Hirn mit Ei 1988 40m
29 Let me be - music for the film "Frau Faust" 1988 5m
30 Harmoniumstücke - music for the film"... Herr von KA" 1988 5m
31 Leben und Leiden des unglückseligen Kapellmeisters Herr von KA 1988
32 Folo Sür - film version 1987 10m
33 Ornament als Verbrechen 1986
34 Atemnot und Höhenkoller 1986
35 So Long - Country Song 1986 5m
36 Bye By cycle 1985 40m
37 Schubert lebt 1985 20m
38 "Winterreise" - music for the eponymous film 1985 20m
39 Hygienequartett 1985 5m
40 Die Sieger 1985
41 Komme Heuer Magnus 1984 ~ 45m
42 "Betty Ote" - music for the film 1984 ~ 10m
43 Calls and Cries 1984
44 Post Punk Robbery 1983 40m
45 Am Anfang war das Wort 1982 20m
46 Der Rabe 1982 8m
47 Ein Kärntner in New York 1981 3m
48 Transformations 1981
49 Atemstudien 1980 15m
50 11 x 60 - (Thema mit Variationen) 1980 11m
51 Das göttliche Lachen
52 Klang - Installation
53 Glocknerrama
54 Aller Seelen
55 06 Mozartsong ~ 3m
56 Amethyst Musik 1-3 ~ 13m
57 Are you crazy hazy ~ 3m
58 Arschaufreisserei ~ 3m
59 Auf da Protahauptallee ~ 3m
60 Comtessal Marianndal ~ 3m
61 Dead is not the end ~ 15m
62 The devil and me ~ 4m
63 Doppelbild ~ 3m
64 Einfach so ~ 4m
65 Essen Lernen Essen Lernen ~ 11m
66 Fanfare ~ 3m
67 Für Andreas Hofer vom Maulwurf ~ 5m
68 Gel Oh One ~ 3m
69 Gel Oh Two ~ 20m
70 Gugulala ~ 4m
71 Heimatlied ~ 3m
72 Hidden Place ~ 3m
73 Hinab ins grab ~ 3m
74 Wasserkaleidoskop Winklern

General Information

Year of Birth:  1960
Date of Birth:  23. August 1960
Place of Birth:  Villach
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1970 - 1975

training under Franz Isop

1976 - 1979

training under Johannes Kalkreuth

1980 - 1983

concert studies

1981 - 1983

seminar in electro-acoustic music

1982 - 1985

masterclass for stage and film design (Erich Wonder)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1981 - 1995

performer, stage designer, author, composer, co-director, film producer, technician

1996 - 2002

assistant professor of multimedia

Karlbauer Multimediaproduktionen KEG: film and multimedia producer

freelance artist: composer, producer, film and theatre director, multi-media artist

founder and artistic director, together with Rosivita

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2000

music and video installation for the first Austrian performance of "Jeff Koons" by Rainald Goetz at the Schwarzenbergplatz Casino

2000

video for the program "Kunststücke"

2003

permanent multimedia installation

2005

permanent multimedia installation

2005

permanent sound installation at the visitors' centre of the Parliament

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1988

state scholarship for composition

1989

4 script scholarships for "Frau Faust", "Aller Seelen", "Reality Show", and "Still ist das Land"

1989

work scholarship for composition

1991

visual arts scholarship

2006

multimedia state award

Cultural Office of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellary: 7 subsidies for the conception and production of musical performances for his works: "Sisyphos-Bearbeitung", "Last Vampire Show", "Medientheatertrilogie", "Nachtblau", "Die 8. Todsünde: Tu was du willst"

Description of Style

"Every message needs a medium". I used to always say, "I strive for a goal unknown to myself with self assurance which is based on NOTHING". Today I know my goal, "yet I tell no one". That what used to seem heterogenous, fragmented and contradictory has developed slowly but surely... I am beginning to understand what lies between things; the media, the disciplines, when they are (necessarily) distanced from each other, and when they depend upon each other; "solve et coagula", as the ancient alchemists used to say. My approach leads to the story, the place and function of which are assigned according to multimedia-based elements. With this "form-follows-function-follows-content approach", I consciously restrain myself from purely abstract, formal (-istic) concepts, though "I am not afraid of this" (even if this is not completely harmless in Austria!!). All this holds for my own work as a composer and director as well as to my commissions in the area of multimedia; installations for theaters, museums and worlds of experience. The only difference is that for my own work, I choose the theme myself and in the case of a commission, a theme is assigned to me by my client. As regards quality standards, I make no distinction between art and commerce. My goal is to communicate, and to do so increasingly better. (Now I gave it away).

 

Klaus Karlbauer, 2006