Josef Novotny © Pauli Ploberger

Novotny Josef

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Linzer Sinfonie - Bearbeitung, Remix [W.A. Mozart] 2007
2 Rooming 2 - ensemble-improvisation 2005 ~ 40m
3 klement/novotny 1-8 1998 18m
4 Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie richtig 1994 - 1996 7m 21s
5 Use it or lose it 1994 - 1996 2m 49s
6 Albumblatt für E. 1994 - 1996 4m 50s
7 Eck Peking 1994 - 1996 4m 49s
8 Schmücke dich, Arnold - Quotations from Johannes Brahms, "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" and Arnold Schönberg, op. 19/III 1994 - 1996 4m 49s
9 Draht 1994 - 1996 6m 15s
10 Captain Alois Hába Cook 1994 - 1996 2m 48s
11 Casamono 1994 - 1996 3m 39s
12 Friedensrichter 1994 - 1996 5m 18s
13 Der Schrei 1994 - 1996 2m 49s
14 Enthemd 1994 - 1996 3m 22s
15 Casanovo - für Klavier und Tonband 1993 5m 43s
16 Novosibirsk - für präpariertes Klavier 1993 4m 32s
17 Manöverboard - für geteilten Chor und Zuspielband 1993 9m 1s
18 Duo - for violoncello and double bass 1992 4m 30s
19 Einwände ohne Nachspiel - for alto saxophone and string quintett 1992 8m
20 Sonido del fuego - für Orchester 1992 8m 10s
21 Crossfades - for String Orchestra and Live Electronic 1989 - 1990 15m
22 Transpirationen - for saxophone quartet 1988 5m 13s
23 Ein Sommernachtstraum - Elektroakustische Bühnenmusik 1987
24 Der Aspirant - für Flöte und Orgel 1986 3m
25 Karl 81 - für Blockflöte, Orgel und Computer 1986 9m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1963
Date of Birth:  22. February 1963
Place of Birth:  Meggenhofen
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Josef Novotny works in the field of jazz and new music as a composer and musician and works with sound design and live electronics. In various groups and projects he worked with Adelhard Roidinger, Katharina Klement, Elfie Aichinger, Max Nagl, Burkhard Stangl, Jonathan Bepler, Thomas Lehn, Ensemble Wien 2001, Elisabeth Harnik, Seppo Gründler, Joanna Lewis, Hannes Löschl, Paul Skrepek and others. Many CD-releases. Tours around Europe and the United States. Performances and concerts at national and international festivals.

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2011

winner of the competition "TonBild 2011" for audiovisual works

2013

Japan tour

freelance composer and musician

cooperations with Max Nagl, Burkhard Stangl, Achim Tang, Patrice Heral, Joanna Lewis, Jonathan Bepler, Thomas Lehn, hans w. koch, Katharina Klement, Hannes Löschel, Franz Hautzinger, Peter Herbert, Lol Coxhill, John Russell, David Tronzo, Gerry Hemingway, Tony Buck, Nader Mashayekhi, Julia Fischer, Elisabeth Harnik, Chris Abrahams, Jonas Hellborg, Dickson Dee, Park Je Chun, Nana Schulz, sofia v bustorff, Hemma Geitzenauer, Christina Zurbrügg, Lull, Kollegium Kalksburg, Ensemble Wien 2001, Aktionstheater Ensemble, Tanzfabrik Wien and others

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1992
1993
1997
1998
1998
2000
2001

What Is Music Festival (Sydney und Melbourne)

2002
2005
2005
2006
2006
2007

ad libitum Festival

2008

Porgy&Bess

2008

Sommerblut Kulturfestival Cologne

2009

Festival 4020 Linz

2010

Festival d'orgue de Dudelange

2011

portrait broadcast at Zeit-Ton

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1989

cultural award for composition

1993

composition sponsorship

1994

Würdigungspreis

1997

composition sponsorship

2006

Honorary Mention (Prix Ars Electronica)

Description of Style

Influences: rock, pop and jazz from the sixties to the present day, Renaissance and Baroque music, Second Viennese School, free improvisation, minimal music, new music, talking with friends. His first compositional works mainly dealt with the combination of jazz and classical music, from 1992 on reinforced tendency to sound aesthetics of contemporary music; integration of the (free) improvisation into his compositions, thereby considering formal unity.
Josef Novotny, 1995

Discography, Projects

Discography

  • 2011: "Travel Alert - consistently unpredictable" (loewenhertz)
  • 2006: "Linzer Sinfonie / Mozart Remix" (Extraplatte)
  • 2004: "austernbucht und filibuster - Hör.Spiel" (Extraplatte)
  • 1999: "Eclipse" (Extraplatte)
  • 1998: "duos plus..." (V:NM)
  • 1996: "Manöverboard" (Extraplatte)

Performer of (Composition)