Photo © Reinhard Mayr
Virus #2.5 – Minimal Shift
for percussion, violoncelli, doublebasses (2019)
Elisabeth Schimana is one of the pioneers of electronic music in Austria and the founder of the IMA Institute for Media Archaeology, which is dedicated to analog and digital media focusing on productions by women. After training as a singer, Schimana studied composition, computer music, musicology and ethnology. Her works, situated at the nexus between composition and free improvisation, explore questions of space, communication, or the body in its absence, as well as the mediation of compositional concepts. In interdisciplinary projects, sound installations and radio works, experiments in social as well as virtual space, projects in the techno context and live compositions, she has been developing and processing projects field by field since the 1980s.