Elisabeth Schimana

Works as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983. She studied Electroacoustic and Experimental Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Computer Music - Composition at the IEM, Graz and Musicology and Ethnology at the University of Vienna.

In her work she has been dealing with space / body / electronics for many years. She regularly cooperates with ORF Kunstradio and conducts research in the field of women's art and technology. Elisabeth Schimana gives lectures and composition workshops internationally.

Founded the IMA Institute for Media Archaeology

Texts by and about Elisabeth Schimana

  • 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
  • 2011
  • SKE Publicity Award 2011
  • 2010
  • BA musicology at the University of Vienna
  • 2007/8/9
  • conception and realisation of the exhibition "Magical Soundmachines" at Kulturfabrik Hainburg
  • 2006/7
  • jurymember 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
  • 2001/2
  • scholarship for postgraduate studies at the Theremin Center Moscow
  • 2000
  • research grant cultural departement of Lower Austria
  • 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, UK
  • 1986/88
  • Basic research studies in Harmonikale Grundlagenforschung at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
  • 1983/85
  • singing lessons (private)
  • 1959
  • * in innsbruck

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