Elisabeth Schimana

has been working as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983.
She studied electro-acoustics and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, computermusic-composition at the IEM, Graz and musicology and ethnology at the University of Vienna.
Her work concentrated for many years on space / body / electronic.
She has ongoing cooperations with the Austrian Kunstradio. She also focus on research in the field of woman, art and technology.
Elisabeth Schimana gives lectures and holds composition workshops all over the world.

Founded IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie

2018 Artist in Residence New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University Wellington | Lecturer: "Artist Talk/Composer Workshop" und "IMAfiction", Victoria University Wellington; "Composing with Physical Models", Massey University Wellington; | Hilde-Zach-Compositionaward of the City of Innsbruck
2017 Artist in Residence DAR, Druskininkai, Lithuania | Lecturer: "Art and Archive in Dialog", KUG Archiv, Graz; "a village doeas nothing, TKI, Wattens; "Composing with Physical Models", IEM, Graz; "IMAfiction", Heroines of Sound Festival, Berlin; IMA symposium "entfalten", Medienwerkstatt Wien | mentor in the frame of the mentoring program for female artists from bundeskanzleramt:kunst
2016 Lecturer: LIMA symposium "UNFOLD", Amsterdam and Hochschule fuer Musik Freiburg i.Br. symposium "Heldinnen"| editor of "Maschinen fuer die Oper. Der Komponist Max Brand". Hollitzer Verlag | lectures and composition workshops in Sao Paulo (Studio PANaroma, UNESP)), Belo Horizonte (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) | foundation of "Klangraum Froebelgasse" | jurymember Kulturpreise des Landes Niederoesterreich
2015 Worklab at NOTAM, Oslo | artistic director of the project "From Agora to Syntagme" by LAB.852 | composition workshops in Mexico City (Escuala Superior de Musica), Oaxaca (San Pablo), St. Luis Potosi (UASLP) | Lecturer: symposium AllAroundAudio (FH St. Poelten), MAP symposium (Ludwig Museum, Budapest)
2014 MA Composition - Computermusik at IEM, Graz | Lecture Performance at the symposium Grenzgeräusche, Freiburg (DE) | Residency at CONA, Ljubljiana | Worklab at NOTAM, Oslo
2013 appreciation award of Lower Austria for media art | conception of the exhibition "IMAfocus Max Brand" in cooperation with Christian Scheib and the Max Brand Archive, IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie, Hainburg
2012 collaborator at the booksprint "On Turtles & Dragons and the dangerous quest for a media art notation system", organized by Time's Up | award for composition 2012 from the Austrian Ministry of Culture | Artist in resindence ATELIER NORD, Oslo | mentor in the frame of the mentoring program for female artists from the Austrian Ministry of Culture
2011 SKE Publicity Award 2011
2010 BA musicology at the University of Vienna
2007/8/9conception and realisation of the exhibition "Magical Soundmachines" at Kulturfabrik Hainburg
2006/7jurymember for the Prix Ars Electronica digital music
2005 formation of IMA Institute of Media Archeology
2004/2 Artist in residence STEIM, Amsterdam
2003 voluntary service at Cultural Forum Moscow | formation of salon elise | composer in residence IEM (Institut für Elektronische Musik Graz) | artist in residence at werkstadt graz
2001/2scholarship for postgraduate studies at the Theremin Center Moscow
2000 research grant cultural departement of Lower Aiustria
1999 selected for the CD/CDROM Power and Responsibility, Leonardo Music Journal, MIT press
1998 music award of Lower Austria | director of the project "Klangnetze" for the region of Lower Austria
1990 scholarship for composition (University of Keele, Royal Collage of Music, London)
1989 musicology and ethnology studies at the University of Vienna
1987/89 electroacoustic music studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
1987 visiting student at the University of York, music department, GB
1986/88 harmony: basic research studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
1983/85 singing lessons (privat)
1958 * in innsbruck


1001 Needle Pricks [Live Electronic 2017]
4:3 [Live Electronic & Visuals 2005]
7 Days and 7 Nights Odessa [Radioart 2013]
a village does nothing [Art in Social Space 2000,2001]
AGORA Or an Artistic Assembly [Interactive Media Installation 2015]
Autopsy [Intermedia Installation 1996]
Beruehrungen [Live Electronic & Visuals 1996]
Blind Date [Live Electronic & Visuals 2018]
Canyons [Radioart 2016]
Cycle Frequency [Acoustic Instruments 2009]
Dope Beat Rose Garden [Live Electronic & Visuals 2009,2012]
El Radio [Radioart 2015]
Etherwaves [Live Electronic 2014]
Good News at QuotaJournal [Radioart 2011]
Hell Machine [Max Brand Synthesizer 2009]
Homage a Max Brand [Tape 2017]
Interferences [Live Electronic 2017]
Into the Sun [Live Electronic 2016]
Le midi alla turca [Max Brand Synthesizer 2009]
Membranes [Live Electronic 2013,2014]
Models [Interactive Media Installation 2011]
Moscwa [Radioart 2005]
Narratives II [Radioart 1999]
on tesar [Live Electronic 2006,2008]
Open and Closed [Live Electronic 2012]
patriarchal poetry - dance for daisies [Radioart 2001]
Portrait 01 The Female Futurist [Live Electronic & Visuals 2003]
Pricked and Away [Musical Theater 2018]
Shadows [Interactive Media Installation 2002,2006]
Sirens [Tape & Performance 1989,1999]
sitting in my chair [Live Electronic & Visuals 2001]
Skin Body [Live Electronic 2013]
Sky Waves [Sound Installation 2015]
Stardust [Live Electronic 2009]
Temple Music [Live Electronic 2005,2007,2008]
the great score [Live Electronic & Visuals 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006]
The Memory Canon [Interactive Media Installation 2014]
Touchless [Radioart 1997,1998,1999,2000,2001]
Vast Territory [Acoustic Instruments 2017]
vibrate space [Sound Installation 2011]
Virus_1 [Acoustic Instruments 2011,2012,2014,2015,2017]
Virus_2 [Acoustic Instruments 2012,2015,2017,2018]
Virus_3 [Acoustic Instruments 2013,2016,2017,2018]
Weave [Radioart 1995]
Weave 03 [Live Electronic & Visuals 2003]
You Never Know [Interactive Media Installation 2012,2013,2015]