Mayer Veronika

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 ThereAreNoClearCutBorderlines - for ensemble and electronics 2018
2 Alien - for six bass recorders and electronics 2017
3 Umschiffung der Kernzone - for piano and electronics 2017
4 Abdruck / Eindruck - für Blockflöten und Live-Elektronik 2017
5 Scattering #3 2017
6 Normativitätszustände - for cello solo 2017
7 eco 180.i - electroacoustic composition 2016
8 mobil[e]_migration - audiovisual installation 2016
9 Die Weichengängerin. Das Leben auf Schiene. - sound installation 2016
10 Impetus - for vocal ensemble, accordion and electronics 2015
11 Ein perfektes Setting für Marcel Duchamp - installation 2015
12 bastardCROWD[mobile] - audiovisual installation 2015
13 kadmiumgelb - electroacoustic multichannel-composition 2014
14 scattering - sound installation 2014
15 weave - installation, 4-channel 2014
16 SCHWARM. - for as many performers as possible 2014
17 überflogen - for ensemble 2014
18 a.i.r. pressure 2014
19 Canned fit 2013
20 bodenkultur - sound installation 2013
21 Utopie #1. Betrug, Selbsttäuschung, Belanglosigkeit 2013
22 Utopie #2. Wärme 2013
23 Tangency - music-performance 2012
24 DKS - der kleine schubladenkasten 2012
25 species no.1: beweglich, leise, lebt 2012
26 leim / glue 2012
27 unifilar 2012
28 WARTESCHLEIFE - composition for the sound-installation "Schallmauer" 2011 - 2012
29 sand - sound installation 2011
30 Phoebus 2011
31 WATTE 2011
32 filament music 2011
33 Wie es ist 2010
34 helicopter turtle - performance 2010
35 Sound of Shushi - sound-text-composition 2010
36 UTA - songs in Japanese 2010
37 ORGAN 2010
38 Sunf of the Sleepless 2010
39 adagio, i can't breathe 2010
40 fivehundredseventytwowestoneforone (572 W 141) 2009
41 Taschenratte / Tuza - (about the Mazatecian legend on the origin of corn) 2009
42 drop. dichter regen ohne pelerine. (dünner regen ohne plüsch.) 2009
43 als...ob... 2009
44 Erde - for chamber choir 2008
45 kissing art 2008
46 Die Beschaulichkeit des Nachdenkens (s.m.s.o.#1) - performance 2008
47 ...und braust und tost und schweiget still, im Untergrund... - sound installation for sewer system and landscape 2008
48 KLANG : TROPFT - performance 2008
49 einmal, immer 2008
50 to go berserk secretly 2008
51 Kontur (implodiert) 2007
52 Chromatic Cow-Tap-Dance 2007
53 Short Messages 2006
54 100°C 2004

General Information

Year of Birth:  1977
Date of Birth:  14. April 1977
Place of Birth:  Vienna
Country of Birth: 
Nationality: 

 

Veronika Mayer is a freelance composer, musician and sound artist living in Vienna. Her works include instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, sound installations  and performances with live electronics. She is active as electronic improviser, performing solo and in different collaborations, as well with visual artists.
Pure sounds, natural given phenomena and material are the basis for her work. In her electronic performances and instrumental works she explores the continuous evolvement and expansion of single grains of sound. Focusing on the striking results of very smooth and minimal changes in sound modulation, she is observing the slightest differences and variations during these processes of manipulation.

 

Her works have been presented at various festivals for contemporary and experimental music and soundart in Austria, Argentina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, USA. She received commissions by Wien Modern,  Jeunesse  Wien, ÖGZM, Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Platypus, Hörstadt,  e_may/association LAUT, The International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition, amongst others.
In 2011 she received a Scholarship for Young Artists by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, 2007 the Theodor-Körner Award for Sciences and Art.

 

Veronika  Mayer studied electroacoustic music with Germán Toro-Pérez and Karlheinz Essl, composition with Detlev Müller-Siemens and classical piano with Jochen Köhler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
She is a member of the Austrian network snim (spontaneous network for improvised music).

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1996 - 2000

IGP piano (Jochen Köhler)

2001 - 2004

course for computer music and electronic media

2004 - 2010

electro-acoustic composition

2004 - 2010

composition

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2014

ever since teacher of computer music, Musikschule Wien

2015

ever since senior-lecturer computer music

cooperation in the fields of sound transmission and live electronics in several productions

cooperation in the fields of sound transmission and live electronics in several productions

cooperation in the fields of sound transmission and live electronics in several productions

cooperation in the fields of sound transmission and live electronics in several productions

cooperation in the fields of sound transmission and live electronics in several productions

several instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, sound installations and improvisational approaches in the field of live electronics

concerts, performances, exhibitions: cercle, V'elak Gala Export, das weisse haus, mise-en music festival 2014, sound:frame, EINHÖRUNGEN. Forum Stadtpark, The Electroacoustic Project, Soundings 2013, Electronic Music Week Shanghai, Na houby-for John Cage, paraflows, Konfrontationen, Wien Modern, fast:forward. 20:21, Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Anadoma Filmfestival, reheat, Jennyfair, Klangmanifeste, Elektronischer Frühling, V'elak Gala, Der Blöde Dritte Mittwoch, acoustic fields festival, DUR, Das kleine Symposion, shut up & listen, a.o.

member of various improvisation ensembles: junk & the beast, Conny Zenk & Veronika Mayer, SURE, Irene Kepl & Veronika Mayer, bah vs. liii superviced

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2014
2007

composer-marathon

2008
2008

Lange Nacht der Museen

2013

Soundings

2014

mise-en music festival

more performances e.g.: at Electronic Music Shanghai, paraflows, Na houby-for John Cage, Konfrontationen, fast:forward. 20:21, Anadoma Filmfestival, reheat, Jennyfair, Klangmanifeste, V'elak Gala, acoustic fields festival, DUR, Das kleine Symposion, shut up & listen

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

other commissions, e.g. International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition, The Acousmatic Project and m-arts (Spiel 2011)

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2007

Theodor Körner Award for the Promotion of Science and Art

2011

start-up scholarship

2015

state scholarship

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2017: junk & the beast (Mikroton Recordings)
  • 2016: Werkstücke. 40 Jahre Musikwerkstatt Alte Schmiede (QUINTON RECORDS)
  • 2015: ensemble reconsil - Exploring the World (orlando records/kairos music)
  • 2011: Platypus (Selected Works Volume IV, col legno Digital)
  • 2011: zero & one (velak_rec concert series 2010; released as cn39, chmafu nocords)
  • 2004: kapo/ambro (various artists, ostblock rekords)
  • 2004: 100°C (auf der Compilation „kapo/ambro“; CD ostblock rekords)

Band/Ensemble Member of

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