denovaire

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Music for singers 2014
2 Lady McBeth 2014
3 Und Mücken sind Kernobst 2013
4 Thokar #8 2013
5 m-tiger 2013
6 Engel - für jugendlichen Chor 2013
7 Port 42 2013
8 Chasm City - for prepared strings and alto sax 2012
9 Klangwirbel - live music concept for eight ensembles 2012
10 Crystal Path 2012
11 Wolfpack 2012
12 Distorted reality 2012
13 Once we are one 2012
14 The messages of messages 2012
15 Karmaloop - Mental infusion 2011
16 Kulturgenuss heute 2011
17 s.u.c.h.e. 2010
18 Muata Erdn - Raumkomposition für 100 Musiker 2010
19 zen city 0.1 2010
20 Etude en passant et sons 2009
21 Circus bizarre, bazaar - arrangements for string ensemble 2009
22 Grand Vizier's Chest - Oriental-Jazz-Score-Fusion for 14 musicians 2008 - 2011
23 V-stories 2008
24 Another approach to bliss 2008
25 P I N 2007
26 DistIllusions 2007
27 _raum - 1. Abschnitt für acht quartette 2006
28 stase-hypostase 2006 16m
29 neptunian dikes 2006 7m 30s
30 come closer 2006
31 Derwish live@CIKKünstlerhaus/Klagenfurt 2006
32 quintett 2005
33 jul20 18:15 2005
34 mosc 2005
35 ameisenklavier - supercollider-realisation für automatenklavier 2005
36 plastische chirurgie 0.38 2005
37 kanalleben - hörspiel 2005 6m 35s
38 obstrusive campanula 2004
39 onthinuu 2004
40 A-TconVertA 2004
41 brainwash-nha 2004 10m 50s
42 midian 2004 21m
43 c_oo64t - für objektorientiertes Ensemble 2004 10m 40s
44 obtrusive campanula 2004
45 mundana 2003
46 droop 2003
47 suxunzilla 2003
48 sumane 2003
49 davenport takeaway 2003

General Information

Year of Birth:  1978
Place of Birth:  Seeheim
Country of Birth: 

Denovaire (aka Timo Kaufmann) was born in Seeheim/Germany and grew up in Klagenfurt, Austria. 

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

studies

studies

1997 - 1998

studies in computer sciences

1999

training as sound engineer

2001 - 2006

studies in composition

2001 - 2006

studies in composition

2003

studying Indian music, especially Esraj at Ustad Arshad Chouwdry in Delhi (India)

2006

diploma in composition

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2001 - 2006

freelancer (composition, audio-engineering)

2002

founder of "Dancing Shiva", an electro-acoustic world music project, which combines western Rock and electronic elements with oriental influences: conception, composition, organisation, esraj-part

freelancer (composition) at Electric Audio

works with the ensembles Derwish (esr, git, kb; ExperimentalImpro), Fun & Stahlbad (sounds+voice, Stefan Schmitzer & denovaire, readings and experimental electric sound) and Sonusphaera (Worldmusic)

concert activities, performances of own compositions

production of music for games, jingles, sound installtions etc.

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2004
2004

Elektroakustikreport

2006
2006

Klangwege Graz

2007

Generalmusikdirektion

2007

Club Ost

2007

Museum der Wahrnehmung

2007
2007

Berlin Starke Foundation: Live Performance at "Dachstein:Cult goes Berlin"

National Theatre Sarajevo

performances among others at/with Opera Stabile/Hamburg, Steirischer Herbst, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Neptun Media/G, Porgy&Bess/Vienna, Sargfabrik/Vienna, Theatre Toihaus/Salzburg, SoundAddition, FabProductions, ORF-Universum, Helmut List Halle/Graz, Mumuth/Graz, Volksoper Tuzla/Bosnia-Herzegovina, Oskar Maus Festival/Switzerland, Minoritensaal/Graz, IEM-Cube/Graz, Ferienkurse/Darmstadt, GMD/Graz etc.

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2006

promotional award for music of the City of Graz

2008

scholarship by the Republic of Austria

2012

grant for composition

2012

First Prize at the International Gustav Mahler Composition Award

Description of Style

Experiences with electronic music in combination with the interest in Indian music and the studying of the Indian string instrument esraj, led to a search for sounds, which seldom starts with the traditional, but attempts to break new ground in a haptic/process-related and melodious/sensual way. A sensitive questioning of traditions is my motivation to play and write music, which tries to open up room, which has often been forced upon us through marketing categorization.
Thinking ahead and gently transferring the familiar into a contemporary environment is inspiring, not clinging to culture in a traditional, obstinate and sometimes even rigid way. Silence and sound instead of the excessive overload by a globalised culture undifferentiatedly mixing everything it gets into its hands between paper money, event reports and mega deals.

 

denovaire, 2007