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Harnik, Elisabeth

Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge

Harnik, Elisabeth: Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge (Trost Records)

Two works from Austrian pianist and composer Elisabeth Harnik sharing a subtle and complex aesthetic balancing acoustics & electronic instruments through extended approaches while accommodating composed and improvisation sections: Holding Up A Bridge commissioned by Viennese ensemble Studio Dan; and Superstructure performed by ALL Ears Area Ensemble.

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UPC: 9120036683426

Label: Trost Records
Catalog ID: TROST 215CD
Squidco Product Code: 31054

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Track 1 recorded live at Radio Kulturhaus, in Vienna, Austria, in 2007, by Anton Reininger and Florian Rosensteiner. Track 2 recorded in 2018, by Werner Angerer and Xizi Wang.


Krassimir Sterev-accordion

Viola Falb-alto saxophone

Petra Stump-clarinet

Klaus Janek-double bass

Philipp Kienberger-double bass

Hubert Brundlmayer-drums

Josef Novotny-electronics

Thomas Frey-flute

Christian Wolfarth-percussion

Elisabeth Harnik-piano

Michael Tiefenbacher-piano

Daniel Riegler-trombone

Dominik Fuss-trumpe

Sophia Goidinger-Koch-violin

Maiken Beer-violoncello

Michael Moser-violincello

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"Austrian pianist and composer Elisabeth Harnik is part of the avant-garde music cooperative Catalytic Sound, but Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge brings together two pieces of her compositional work that are separated by a decade and yet share an unclassifiable, exploratory vision. Superstructure dates from 2006, though recorded a year later, and features Harnik playing with All Ears Ensemble, a six-piece group. Although it's a recording of a live performance, the sounds that make up Superstructure often barely seem to relate to the actual line-up of piano, clarinet, accordion, violin, double bass and electronics that made it. Focused on texture and atmosphere rather than melody, it's an absorbing and sometimes nerve-jangling piece of music.

The album opens slowly, with ominous sawing bass noise and tinkling sounds, gradually gaining momentum, and although the feel is improvisatory, it remains a tightly controlled piece. There are passages that seem almost playful, with bustling bass and percussion forming and reforming around Harnik's jittery, sometimes jazzy piano, but even during these passages something - electronic elements, violin or accordion - will create a counter-mood that is edgily tense or dissonant. It's a piece of music that presumably requires intense listening on the part of the musicians involved, and repays it on the part of the listener. Experienced just as a wash of sound, Superstructure can be disorienting and unsettling. But engaged with and listened to in a more focused way, the interrelationships of the different components reveal a sense of structure that is sometimes no less forbidding, and fascinating too. In its barest moments, especially during the second half of its 28-minute running time, Superstructure is reduced to a bass hum and some high, scraping strings and unidentifiable noises. And yet, although sometimes minimalist, it never feels aimless or empty, and its complex, unsettled mood lasts long after it has faded into silence.

Holding Up A Bridge, recorded in 2018 by Studio Dan - that is, Thomas Frey (flute), Viola Falb (alto saxophone), Dominik Fuss (trumpet), Daniel Riegler (trombone), Michael Tiefenbacher (piano), Hubert Bründlmayer (drums), Sophia Goidinger-Koch (violin), Maiken Beer (violincello) and Philipp Kienberger (double bass) - has similar ingredients but a very different feel. The range of the sound is broader (not least because of Fuss and Riegler's outstanding playing), but the piece is, if anything, even more restrained than Superstructure and has an almost hypnotic droning quality at its heart. It's a more dynamic piece too, with dramatic, cinematic elements punctuating the drone, as well as unexpected moments of Ornette Coleman-like free jazz. Although significantly shorter than Superstructure with a running time of 18 minutes, it's still a substantial piece, and it holds the attention easily, somehow catching the listener by surprise with twists that are both unexpected and logical. For the most part, its mood is a kind of expectant foreboding, but in its last movement, Holding Up A Bridge is unexpectedly overwhelmed by a feeling of reflective melancholy, thanks especially to some genuinely beautiful playing by Riegler.

Taken together, both pieces reveal a subtle, exploratory musician who harnesses both improvisation and composition to make work that is stimulating and enigmatic, although arguably better at posing interesting musical questions than resolving them. But perhaps that's the point: to open frontiers and possibilities, not to give comfort by establishing more boundaries. As an album, Superstructure - Holding Up A Bridge is rarely an easy listen, but it's a fascinating one."-Will Pinfold, Spectrum Culture

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Artist Biographies

"Krassimir Sterev, accordion.

Krassimir Sterev was born in Bulgaria where he started his musical education in Plovdiv. He continued his studies at the University of Music Graz, as well as in Denmark where he held a scholarship from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, graduating as accordion soloist. His musical development was strongly influenced by teachers like Mogens Ellegaard, James Crabb, and Georg Schulz. Krassimir Sterev performs internationally as a soloist and member of chamber music formations, ensembles, and orchestras and plays at many renowned festivals. His engagements include appearances in various theatre and dance productions and projects specifically developed for children. Krassimir Sterev became a member of Klangforum Wien in 2003. He has also worked with the Vienna Philharmonic (under Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim), the London Philharmonia Orchestra and the RSO Wien, with the ensembles Kontrapunkte, musikFabrik and Ensemble Phace and he is part of the Amos Trio. In addition, Krassimir Sterev focuses his attention on the development of a special repertoire for accordion. Many composers have written new pieces for him - amongst them Bernhard Lang, Pierluigi Billone, Bernhard Gander, Olga Neuwirth, Aureliano Cattaneo, Rebecca Saunders, Chaya Czernowin and Hannes Kerschbaumer - which he premièred."

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"Viola Falb (* 1980 in Großwiesendorf ) is an Austrian jazz musician (saxophone, clarinet, composition), who uses "Influences between free jazz and folklore and chamber music" in her compositions.

At the age of seven, Falb attended the Eggenburg Music School, where she first took piano lessons before the saxophone became her main instrument at the age of eleven. In 1994 she switched to the Hollabrunn Music School. In 1998 she graduated from high school in Hollabrunn ; During her school days, Falb played in various jazz ensembles at the music school, the big band and in the saxophone quartet. After graduating from high school, she continued her education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna , where she had lessons from Christian Maurer, Oto Vrhovnik , Klaus Dickbauer and Wolfgang Puschnig . After completing his bachelor's degree with a focus on pianoWith Michael Lipp in 2002/03 she continued her master's degree in saxophone popular music with a focus on composition, arrangement, big band and ensemble, which she completed in 2007 with distinction. They also had at this time of study at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin 2004/2005, graduated from the jazz theory studies at Andy Middleton at the Vienna Conservatory 2006/2007, the master degree in jazz composition with Christoph Cech at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz 2007/2008 and classes in New York City with Chris Potter , Steve Lehman , Ellery Eskelin ,Rudresh Mahanthappa , Will Vinson and Max Pollak 2010 as well as composition and saxophone lessons with Django Bates , Gerald Resch and Hayden Chisholm 2013.

From the mid-2000s, Falb worked with the band Jazz with Ralf (with Wolfgang Schiftner, Arnold Zamarin, Florian Fennes ), with whom the first recordings were made in 2004. In 2004 she founded the formation Falb Fiction (with Christian Wendt , Herbert Pirker , Philipp Jagschitz ), for which she also composed and recorded three albums so far. Since then, she has also worked with the saxophone quartet Phoen (album Verdelte (2010), with Christoph Pepe Auer , Florian Fennes, Arnold Zamarin) and the Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band ( Mei Mutterl was a Weanerin, 2015). Her own projects also include the Duo Kitsch & Glory (with Maria Holzeis-Augustin), the experimental trio Trip-Ling (with Michael Bruckner-Weinhuber and Martin Ptak), which is influenced by John Zorn's News for Lulu project a duo with bassist Bernd Satzinger.

Viola Falb has also received numerous composition commissions, including for the Austrian Brass Music Association , the Vienna Jazz Workshop , the Weinviertel Festival , the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the Lower Austrian Composers Association and the Spontaneous Network for Improvised Music . She has taught at the Retz Music School (Lower Austria) and since 2012 at the Hollabrunn Music School. [...]"

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"Petra Stump plays in various ensembles and as a soloist, dealing not only with the classical repertoire but also with experimental, contemporary and improvised music. In recent years she has also discovered composing for herself."

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"Klaus Janek (born November 26, 1969 in Bozen, Italy) is an Italian double bass player of improvised music and composer of experimental electronic music. He lives in Berlin.

Janek first learned to play the flute and then to play the trumpet. Since 1988 he turned to the classical double bass, which he studied with Mauro Muraro. He attended master classes and workshops with Dave Holland, Peter Kowald, Butch Morris and Jaribu Shahid. He plays the acoustic double bass as well as the electronically processed double bass.

He has performed with Kowald's local ensemble and at the Vision Festival with an ensemble led by Bill Dixon. Since 1994 he has also given solo concerts; after his first solo album Caspar² (2001) he presented another solo album Caspar² in 2004. Further albums were created for edel classics, minor music, Solponticello and Ubiquity.

His sound research and work as a soloist, in various formations and for dance and theater productions is recognized and appreciated internationally. For the piece Apud of Thierry Niang Company, Marseille, he composed the suite Lettera Amorosa (2002-03). With Claudio Rocchetti he was on tour to Southeast Asia (album Hong Kong Pavilion ). He improvised with musicians such as Borah Bergman, Toshinori Kondō, Johannes and Conny Bauer, Joe and Mat Maneri, Wolfgang Fuchs, Michael Zerang,Klaus Kürvers, Florian Bramböck, Christoph Irmer, Agustí Fernández, Andreas Paolo Perger, Roger Turner, LaDonna Smith or Wilbert de Joode. He also performed with the 17 hippies.

He also works as a sound designer for architecture and media ( arte, ZDF and 3sat ); he also composed film scores for documentaries. He was married to the dancer and choreographer Britta Pudelko."

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Philipp Kienberger-doublebass

"Born and raised in Carinthia, Austria, Philipp currently lives and works in Vienna. As a bass player (electric and double bass) he is active in different genres of music. In his past projects he has been involved in progressive metal and rock music, hip-hop, free improvisation, jazz, and contemporary music. As a composer he is always searching for new sound structures, the unconventional and progressive, ideas that cross interdisciplinary and cultural boundaries.

Since 2015 he has been a member of the Viennese society FREIFELD, whose aim it is to support the progressive music scene in Vienna and on whose label FREIFELD TONTRAEGER he has released all of his music to date."

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Hubert Brundlmayer
born in 1985
living in a small village in lower austria

i never played in a rock-band...
(something went wrong i guess?!?!)

i like brushes!

finished musical studies:
2008 BA jazz drums @ Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität (KWU) with Walter Grassmann
2010 MA jazz drums @ KWU with Fredvard Mühlhofer (with distinction)
2013 BA IGP jazz drums @ Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz with Herbert Pirker (and Christoph Cech & Jeff Boudreaux in educational lectures, passed with distinction)

unfinished studies (but i work on it):
playing drums
playing e-bass

since 2006 teaching @ Musikschule der Region Wagram
2008 - 2014: "Jazz for Kids" concert/workshops in schools

2014 my first book "Quintuplet-Systems" is published
2017 "Drums by Five - A Quintuplet Method for Drum Set" is published

2014 Hornhub was one of the 5 choosen bands at the porgy&bess finale for
"BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Jazz Award"!

debut-recording as a leader "Hornhub" is listed as
"Top 10 Jazz-Album of the year 2013" & "Newcomer 2013" in the Falter Jazz-Poll

on stage at/with: see PROJECTS-section.

I played festivals/concerts in Poland, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Italy, Ukraine, Germany, Sao Paulo,...

2008 @ Kasino Burgtheater Wien, "Blaue Nacht"
2012/13 @ Volkstheater Wien, "Im weißen Rössl"
2015 @ Volkstheater Wien, "Sommernachtstraum"
2015 @ Salzburger Festspiele, "Komödie der Irrungen"
2018 KlingKlang Kindertheater @ Brucknerhaus Linz & Musikverein Wien
2019 "How is your bird"; StudioDan Zappa Kindertheater Programm
(Musiktheater Tage Wien & TAO Graz)

-Hubert Brundlmayer Website (

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Josef Novotny: "Keyboards as interface between early and contemporary music. Improvisation experience as a connecting link between present and past customs. The bridge from keyboards as 'sound machines' to electronics, to the synthesizer and to the computer. This is the frontier land where the Upper Austrian musician Josef Novotny composes, improvises, experiments and researches."-Hannes Löschel

-Josef Novotny Website (Klingt) (

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Thomas Frey is an Austrian flute player, known for the groups Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert, Studio Dan, Vienna Art Orchestra.

-Discogs (

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Born 1960 in Zürich/Switzerland.

1982-1986 studies with Bob Cunningham and Billy Brooks at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern.

1992-1996 studies with Pierre Favre at the Conservatorium in Luzern.

1995 studies in Composition with Siegfried Kutterer in Basel.

Workshops with George Lewis, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Jojo Mayer, Han Bennink and others.

Since the middle of the 80th's he's involved in many projects between Jazz, improvised and written New Music.

Since 1991 he played many solo concerts in all over Europe and Russia.

Regular works with dancers above all with Nina F. Schneider and her dance company. (1994-2002)

He works for theatre, film and video.Collaborations and concerts with

Al Maslakh Ensemble, Claus van Bebber, Burkhard Beins, Christian Buck, John Butcher, Gene Coleman, Bertrand Denzler, Jacques Demierre, Michel Doneda, Axel Dörner, John Edwards, Donat Fisch, Christoph Gallio, Mich Gerber, Malcolm Goldstein, Eugen Gomringer, Barry Guy, Charlotte Hug, Jason Kahn, Hans Koch, Jonas Kocher, Tomas Korber, Annette Krebs, Fine Kwiatkowski, Joke Lanz, Urs Leimgruber, London, Improvisers Orchestra, Paul Lovens, Werner Lüdi, Michael Lytle, Paul Lytton, Enrico Malatesta, Albert Mangelsdorff, Michael Moser, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Lauren Newton, Andrea Neumann, Lucas Niggli, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Lê Quan Ninh, Ignaz Schick, Alex von Schlippenbach, Irène Schweizer, Christine Sehnaoui, Günther Sommer, Jürg Solothurnmann, Michael Thieke, Michael Vorfeld, Phil Wachsman, Christian Weber, Michel Wintsch, Michael Zerang, Ingar Zach, Alfred Zimmerlin and many others.Labels

His work is released on labels like: for4ears, formed, HatOLOGY, Leo, Klangbad, Presto!?, Rossbin, mikroton, Monotype, Quakebasket, hiddenbell, Creative Sources, Origin, Percaso, Wandelweiser, Unit and others.Festivals

Christian Wolfarth has played at some festivals such as:Festival Total Meeting (F), Festival Densités (F), Les Arts à Gahard (F), Wien Modern (A), Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon (A), Festival Pulsi (I), LEM Festival (ES), Störung Festival (ES), At Harbour (CR), Percussion Festival (RU), Skanu Mezs (LET), Musica Genera (PL), Festival Blaue Fabrik (D), ZAM Labor (D), Klangbad Festival (D), Humanoise Congress (D), Festival Rue du Nord (CH), Festival de la Cité (CH), Festival Akouphène (CH), Festival Archipel, (CH), Onze Plus (CH), Jazzfestival Willisau (CH), Festival ZweiTageZeit (CH), Unerhört (CH), Maiers Ohr (CH), Stanser Musiktage (CH), Festival SehnsOhr (CH), Knoten Festival (CH), TonArt (CH), Taktlos Festival (CH)"

-Christian Wolfarth Website (

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"Elisabeth Harnik, free-lance composer and pianist, was born 1970 in Graz and lives in Gams (County of Styria/Austria). She studied classical piano and later - with Beat Furrer - composition at what is now the Univer sity of Music and Performing Arts, Graz.

The "repertoire" and it's extensions in composition and improvisation is her central focus. Harnik works within an electro-acoustic inspired sound-world, using unique preparations and extended techniques.

Performances include: Easterfestival Graz 2002, Hörfest Graz 2003/04/05, Styrian Chamber Music Festival 2003, Klangmühle Orth an der Donau 2005, Munich Ope ra Festival 2006, Mozart- Year Vienna 2006, Paul Hofhaimer Musiktage 2006, Composers' Forum Mittersill 2008, Haydn Year 2009, Festival 4020 Linz 2009, Sou ndings Festival London 2010, Opera Graz, Musikprotokoll/Steirischer Herbst 2011, E_MAY Festival Vienna 2011/2012, Klangspuren Schwaz 2012, Transart Festiv al Bozen 2012, Wien Modern 2013, Estonian Harpsichord Society Festival 2014, A udio ArtFestival Pula 2014 a.o.

She has worked with renowned artists and ensembles such as the Ensemble Zeitfluss Graz, the Ensemble 09 Linz, the Ensemble MusikFabri kSüd, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Klangforum Vienna, the Ensemb le "die reihe" Vienna, the Ensemble Kontrapunkte Vienna, the ensemble Reconsil Vienna, the Ensemble PHACE Vienna, the Ensemble Platypus Vienna, the Hay dn-Trio-Eisenstadt, the Trio AMOS Vienna, the Trio EIS Vienna, the Thürmchen Ens emble Cologne, the Fidelio Trio London, the Cantus Ensemble Zagreb, the Ensemble mise-en New York and various national and international soloists.

She received a great number of rewards and prizes, most recently she was Artist in Residence at the OMI International Arts Center New York 2010 and Composer in Residence 2013 at the IZZM in Ossiach/Austria. In addition to her work as composer she appears as improvisator at various national and international festivals such as the V:NM-Festival, the Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, the Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen, the Artacts Festival St. Johann, the Music Unlimited Festival Wels, the Soundgrube Vienna, the Comprovise Festival Cologne, the Beethoven Fest Bonn, the A L'ARME! Festival Ber lin, the Jazz & More Festival Sibiu, the Alpenglow Festival London, the All Ears Festival Oslo, the Umbrella Music Festival Chicago, the Okka Fest Milwaukee, the Musi cacoustica Beijing, the SoundOut Festival Canberra/AUS a.o."

-Elisabeth Harnik Website (

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"Born in 1982 in Zams, Tyrol, jazz piano study at 'Tiroler Landeskonservatorium', jazz piano study at 'Gustav-Mahler-Konservatorium' in Vienna under Paul Urbanek, Masterclasses with Jacky Terrasson, Rob McConnel, Bobby McFerrin and Lee Harper. Since 2009 teacher for piano and Ensemble/Live Performance as well as Music Theory, since 2014 Head of Keyboard Instruments at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute.

Collaboration with Billy Cobham, Jeff Richman, Joel Taylor, Wolfgang Puschnig, Ulrich Drechsler, Lorenz Raab, Zipflo Weinrich, Gerd Hermann Ortler (GHO Orchestra), Wolfgang Mitterer Herbert Pirker, Matthias Pichler, Andreas Pichler, Florian Bramböck, Herwig Gradischnig, Sebastian Gille, Stephen Menotti, Paul Hübner, Merke Kazokoglu, Peter Rom, Clemens Salesny, Lukas König, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, Flip Philipp, JazzWerstatt Wien, Studio Dan and more.

Activities 2015/16:

- Concerts with the band 'Cafe Drechsler'

- Concerts with the 'Ulrich Drechsler Trio'

- Concerts with 'Sugar Daisy´s Hot Club'

- Oper 'Schneewittchen' (Snow White) by Wolfgang Mitterer

- Europe tour with the band 'Studio Dan'

- Diverse album appearances and radio recordings with 'Studio Dan', Barry Good', Duo Mayr/Tiefenbacher, Wolfgang Mitterer...


- Michael Tiefenbacher, an exceptional pianist from Tyrol. A name that one should take note of. (Andreas Felber, Ö1)

- Very beautiful sound. Very creative. (Shai Maestro - Pianist at the 'Avishai Cohen Trio')

- I think he´s the only kexboardist to ever do a whole chorus of 5's in 8th note groupings in 7/8 and keep it together! Thats´s some drummer shit! (Joel Taylor - drums at Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Robben Ford...)

It is very important for me to communicate an intuitive approach to music. This means knowing and having a command of your instrument, developing your ear as well as possible, and keep training your musical imagination. (Michael Tiefenbacher)"

-Vienna Music Institute (

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"Daniel Riegler Trombone, Composition. Born in 1977, Graz, Austria.

Works as a freelance trombonist, composer, ensemble director and producer of improvised, contemporary and jazz-related music. As a trombonist he regularly performs with the Klangforum Wien, as a composer and ensemble leader, he received commissions from renowned ensembles and institutions (21er Haus Wien, ensemble fr neue musik zrich, NDR Big Band, Jazz Festival Saalfelden ).

He co-founded the JazzWerkstatt Wien and works intensely as the artistic director of the self founded chamber ensemble Studio Dan. He has received numerous grants and awards (Staatsstipendium fr Komposition 2015, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik/Bestenliste 02/2010,)

Furthermore, he works/ed, among others with Elliott Sharp, Vinko Globokar, Michel Doneda, Friedrich Cerha and the ensemble die reihe.

He lives with cellist Maiken Beer and his two children in Vienna.

-Daniel Riegler Website (

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"Dominik Fuss (B.A. B.A.) is a trumpet player & composer from Vienna, Austria.

Born into a musical family, aged 7 he found out that he wants to be a trumpet player, after investing his lunch money for a whole school camp week, into a 10 CD-collection of Louis Armstrong.

PictureHe studied in several universities (Vienna, Cologne, Graz...) and graduated with honors in jazz- trumpet & classical trumpet (-education).

After his graduation he won the first prize for trumpet at the International Jazzsolist-Award "MasterJam Fest" in Odessa Ukraine, alongside other prize winners like Joey Alexander (US), Yissy Garcia (Cuba) & others.

In the recent years he played around the globe, released his europewide acclaimed debut-Album "Ethology" (2016/ Dominik Fuss' Rumpus) and initiated and leaded large ensembles like the Spittelberg JazzOrchestra, an young all-star big band playing new vienesse composers and their music.

A bit later he started the family band Affair Dreyfuss (Affäre Dreyfuss): a band containing three members of one family (fuss), playing originals and arrangements from the bop-era and beyond. They released the album "In Good Company" last year (2018) in june.

His newest project is the Duo Fuss/Leichtfried. Together they explore the borders between jazz tradition, classical and modern music, and played already all around the world together: Vietnam, Malaysia, Tunisia & Montenegro."

-Dominik Fuss Website (

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"Sophia Goidinger-Koch (1987) lives in Vienna and works as a freelance musician in contemporary and improvised music.

Ms. Goidinger-Koch is violinist and violist of Studio Dan. She is also cofounder of strings&noise (with Maiken Beer) and Hedda (with Klaus Haidl). She is a frequent guest with many other ensembles and orchestras including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Schallfeld and Ensemble Phace.
 She has had the opportunity to work with musicians and composers including Vinko Globokar, Michel Doneda, Elliott Sharp, Gunter Schneider, Burkhard Stangl, Renald Deppe, Frank Gratkowski, Clemens Wenger, Maja Osojnik, and Daniel Riegler; and she has attended masterclasses and workshops with Christian Wolff, Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei, Georg Friedrich Haas, Ernst Kovacic as well as with Klangforum Wien.

Ms. Goidinger-Koch has played numerous concerts in Austria and abroad. Highlights have included the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna Musikverein, Porgy&Bess, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele, Kampnagel Hamburg, Zappanale Bad Doberan, and EXPO Mailand (2015).

She studied violin and viola at the Mozarteum Innsbruck with Christos Kanettis, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Univ.-Prof. Thomas Fheodoroff. 2015 she graduated with honors from "Performance Practice in Contemporary Music" with Klangforum Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz."

-Sophia Goidinger-Koch Website (

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"Maiken Beer, born in 1977 in Vienna, is a freelance cellist for classical, contemporary, and improvised music. She is the founder of the duo "celloduoburghardbeer" and a member of the Black Page Orchestra. She has also worked with, among many others, Clemens Wenger, Matthias Kranebitter, Julia Purgina, Mirela Ivičević, the JazzWerkstatt Vienna, Neue Oper Wien, snim, Ensemble szene instrumental, Janus Ensemble, and Ensemble Reconsil."

-Studio Dan (

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"Michael Moser, born 1959 in Graz, Austria, studied cello in Graz and Vienna. He is intensively engaged with different forms of contemporary music: improvisation, performances, music for theatre and film, experiments with live-electronics. Numerous pieces for cello solo have been composed at his suggestion. He has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Peter Ablinger, Bernhard Lang, Isabel Mundry, Helmut Lachenmann, Alvin Lucier, Klaus Lang, Otomo Yoshihide, Pauline Olivieros,Elliott Sharp, Nick Collins, Michael Maierhof, Phill Niblock, Tony Oxley, Zeitkratzer, Polwechsel, Klangforum Wien. Michael Moser played at numerous festivals for contemporary and improvised music. In 2008, he is a guest of the Berlin artists' programme DAAD."

-Tuned City (

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Track Listing:

1. All Ears Area Ensemble - Superstructure 27:25

2. Studio Dan - Holding Up A Bridge 18:16

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