Press "Enter" to skip to content

Agnes Heginger and Karlheinz Essl – Into the Blue

The vocalist Agnes Heginger and the composer Karlheinz Essl have recently been performing a series of interesting improvisatory electroacoustic gigs called Out of the Blue (or some variation thereof).

Vocalist Agnes Heginger and composer Karlheinz Essl playing a free improvisation gig which took place at the atelier of the artists Johann Feilacher and Sylvia Kummer. All pieces were created without any agreement in realtime: out of the blue – into the blue…

Karlheinz was performing on his his self-developed realtime composition environment m@zeĀ°2 written in MaxMSP, whereas Agnes was utilizing poems by Ingeborg Bachmann and Joachim Ringelnatz. For the first time, Karlheinz was playing on a wooden sound sculpture created by Johann Feilacher which he was mauling with a variety of percussion beaters and a custom-made MaxMSP program for controlling the processing of the microphoned sounds in realtime. [1]

Vocalist Agnes Heginger singing a solo performance with herself using a canon generator written by composer Karlheinz Essl in MaxMSP. Her piece is based on a poem by Joachim Ringelnatz (“Gedicht in Bi-Sprache”) and was performed at the atelier of the artists Johann Feilacher and Sylvia Kummer. [2]



Karlheinz Essl performs his composition “non Sequitur” on a sound sculpture created for him by the Austrian artist Johann Feilacher. Karlheinz uses a variety of percussion beaters and a custom-made MaxMSP program for controlling the processing of the microphoned sounds in realtime. [3]



[1] http://www.essl.at/concerts/2010.html#into-the-blue

[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5zRC66bY6g

[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhIvI5sf-ZQ

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply