Elisabeth Harnik
Instrument: piano, vocals

Photographer: Carmina Escobar ©

Harnik Elisabeth

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 holding up a bridge - für Ensemble 2018
2 limen - for organ and violoncello 2017
3 hollow ear 2017
4 temperament - for piano and live-painting 2017
5 Homage à Jeanne Lee 2017
6 roaming - for zither and 2 music-boxes 2016
7 ON - for molecular organ and 7 players 2016
8 im Möglichkeitsraum aus Händen - for sign language performer, voice, flute and vibraphone 2016
9 Wir sind wie die Hunde 2016
10 articulations in space - für raumgreifenden Flügel, 4 Spieler*innen und Violoncello 2015
11 klopotec 2015
12 Konvergenzen 2015
13 happiness lies within 2015
14 Noisy Pearl/s - for harpsichord 2015
15 For B. Oulot 2014
16 die zehnzüngige lilie 2014
17 re-framing II (inside the frame is what we're leaving out) 2014
18 grafting II 2013
19 Transition - for gamelan-ensemble and double bass 2013
20 grafting I 2013
21 da lei… 2013
22 floating shadows on flatland - for saxophone, violoncello and double bass 2012
23 A Leave 2012
24 Performanz 2012
25 Das Haus im Wald 2012
26 Der Weg der Wächter 2012
27 Tunnelfische 2012
28 Wagnerâma - for 7 instruments 2012
29 circle of understanding 2012
30 reframe another - for 12 instruments 2011
31 Solo for Gertrude 2011
32 keine keiner 2011
33 Das Nashorn - for children or youth choir 2010
34 treideln 2010
35 above, below and there between 2010
36 re-framing I - for ensemble 2010
37 superschwärmen 2010
38 noč 2009
39 tender buttons 2009
40 selket - for 8 voices 2009
41 Open lead near shore 2009
42 Mittersill #13 2008
43 wie wundersam der wind - for "organ blower operated" recorder consort and speaker with organ-pipes 2008
44 not all there 2008
45 klangwandeln 2008
46 schatten.risse 2008
47 shi-shi odoshi iii - for improvising ensemble 2007
48 "What is a Nunatak?" 2007
49 passim - for string-trio and female voice 2007
50 Lockung - for mixed choir 2007 - 2008
51 zwischen schein und tiefe 2007
52 Superstructure 2006 - 2007
53 Musiktheater "Kugelstein" - Unter der Brücke (2. Szene) 2006 - 2007
54 con las alas plegadas - for mezzosoprano and 6 instruments 2006
55 all ears area 2005
56 ear area II - for 10 instruments 2005
57 ungleich rauh 2005
58 cirrus 2005
59 d'ort(h) - for four instruments and ship-mill 2005
60 Treibling 2005
61 anzurühren den himmel 2005
62 belem - for four female voices 2005
63 Kugelstein I - for mezzosoprano solo and 5 voices 2005
64 Kugelstein II, Ausschnitt aus der 2. Szene - version for mezzosoprano solo and bass clarinet 2005 - 2006
65 ear area I 2004
66 Novecento - Die Legende vom Ozeanpianisten 2004
67 spontane renaissance 2003
68 (in)hörweite 2003
69 šum 2003 - 2004
70 raumzeitwendeboje - for mezzosoprano and violoncello 2002
71 Shi- Shi Odoshi I 2001
72 Shi- Shi Odoshi II - for two instruments 2001
73 unterm strich
74 White Object
75 Lass die Hand mir noch
76 Das ausrangierte Klavier

General Information

Year of Birth:  1970
Date of Birth:  2. August 1970
Place of Birth:  Graz
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The freelance composer and pianist ELISABETH HARNIK, born in Graz in 1970, first studied classical piano, later studying composition with Beat Furrer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Her compositional activities lead to commissions and performances of her works at home and abroad, such as at the Composers' Forum Mittersill, the Musikprotokoll, Klangspuren, Wien Modern, at the Transart Festival Bolzano, at the Munich Opera Festival, at Soundings London, at the Moving Sounds Festival NYC or at the Graz Opera House.

 

Her works were interpreted by various ensembles a.o. Zeitfluss, Schallfeld, Klangforum, die Reihe, Kontrapunkte, Reconsil, Phace, Platypus, the Trio Amos, the Trio Eis, Airborne Extended, the RSO Wien, the Thürmchen Ensemble Cologne, the Ensemble Tonfall of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ensemble Crush Duisburg, the Fidelio Trio London, the Cantus Ensemble Zagreb, the Ensemble mise-en New York etc.
Harnik works as an improvisational musician worldwide and has received many scholarships and awards. In 2017 she was the winner of the SKE Publicity Award.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

lessons in jazz-singing (Ines Reiger, Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton)

studies

1996

teaching certificate with distinction

2004

bachelor's degree in composition and music theory with distinction

2006

diploma in composition with distinction

composition - music theatre

2016

Deep Listening Certificate / Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer in Troy

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1996

ever since active as composer and improvisational musician, soloistic as well as with ensembles

2010

foundation of the association "Kunsthaltestelle Streckhammerhaus" (together with Heidi M. Richter)

2011

ever sind teacher for performance pratice and improvisation

interdisciplinary cooperation, appearances at national and international festivals, CD-recordings, commissions and theatre music

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2005
2006

cooperation with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation/ORF

2008

Haydn Year 2009

2008
2009
2010
2010
2010
2010
2011

symposion "Autorschaft-Genie-Geschlecht" at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

2011
2011
2012

cercle - concert-series for New Music

2012
2012
2013
2013
2014
2015
2015

Rhizom Graz

2015
2015

Landgänge 2015

2016
2016
2017
2017

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2005

promotional award for music

2006

work scholarship

2007

Andrzej-Dobrowolski-scholarship for composition

2007

state scholarship for composition

2007

recognition award

2008

artist in residence

2010

foreign exchange scholarship (Cologne and Chicago)

2010

Music Omi International Musicians Residency (New York)

2012

EU-Art-Network Artt-Symposion, Oslip: Artist in Residence

2013

Composer in Residence

2017

Publicity Award

Description of Style

Regardless of whether Harnik composes or improvises, what is important to her is the constant search for something new and the attempt to grow beyond her own boundaries.

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