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Giesriegl Annette

General Information

Year of Birth:  1966
Place of Birth:  Innsbruck
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Living in Graz since 1980, Annette Giesriegl is today one of the most versatile and experimental vocalists in the country. She is a singer who, in her various projects, always tries to transcend the traditional musical concepts and to overcome the boundaries between the individual forms of playing and styles.

She likes to devote herself to jazz, especially improvisation. New music - as in her multiple collaborations with Gerhard Rühm - or "new silence" in her project "Zoom" with Mia Zabelka enriches her musical spectrum.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1990 - 1997

study with focus on jazz-improvisation

1990 - 1997

study with focus on jazz-improvisation

1990 - 1997

study with focus on jazz-improvisation

1990 - 1997

study with focus on jazz-improvisation



since than teaching assignment

Performances (Selection)


appearances in various formations (including with Veryan Weston, Jay Clayton, Steve Beresford, John Edwards, Stefan Heckel, Manon-Liu Winter, Clementine Gasser, Cordula Bösze and Mia Zabelka) in Austria, Great Britain, Russia, Israel and America

Description of Style

Giesriegl's concern is to extend the limits of the possibilities of the human voice, also with the use of technology. The desciption of her being a "vocal sound researcher" is entirely appropriate.

Discography, Projects


  • 2012: You're It (Gruppe Barcode Quartet; CD)
  • 2012: Vienna Improvisers Orchestra (CD)
  • 2011: Tessellations II (Vociferous Choir; CD)
  • 2007: creative sources recordings (Gruppe vist ag; CD)
  • 2006: Free Ethno! (Gruppe Vocal Chordestra; CD)
  • 2003: Hear I Am (Gruppe Annett4tett; CD)
  • 1999: That'S her shoes (Gruppe Wibsch'ma; CD)
  • 1997: Wibsch'ma Vol 1 (Gruppe Wibsch'ma; CD)


  • Annett4tett
  • Vocalchordestra
  • Zoom
  • Primal Fruit Cake
  • Two Voices

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