Composer and sound artist Rainer Linz has a long involvement in radio, music
theatre, instrumental and electronic music. His work includes an opera as well
as numerous chamber and electronic pieces intended for concert performance. He
is also an author and publisher. The Oxford Companion to Music in Australia
(OUP 1999) notes "Linz's innovative and entrepreneurial work in Melbourne has
been a significant factor in the city's prominence in experimental music."
His recent collaborative work includes the sound installation
(Graz 1999), the interactive gallery installation
(Belgrade 2001), and the live performance work
. Under the title
he has devised a series of computer programs where a music or sound
composition can be adjusted to the listener's preference. He is a recipient of
the Australia Council New Media Arts Fellowship for 2002/3.
Recent Project Background
1990 Volcano & Vision, Chamber Opera in 3 acts. (Calculated Risks Opera
The City Audiovisual production (w Anna Couani & Peter Lyssiotis) Sydney
Sound design for Stelarc performance season, Melb International Festival
1991 Industrial Machine Works (w. Stelarc & Nathan Thompson) Melb
1992 Sound design, Hollow Body...(Stelarc) Ars Electronica, Linz
Sounds & Visions music theatre project w. Brigid Burke & co.
Book publication the pink violin (w. Jon Rose)
Established the NMA Prize for Music and Writing (La Trobe University)
1993 The Encounter music theatre production (Contemporary Music EventsCompany)
Sounds & Visions Radio production, ABC FM
Sound Design for MUUMEDIA Festival, Helsinki Finland
1995 Urban & Aboriginal Festival, Berlin
Sounds in Space exhibition, MCA Gallery Sydney
Residency at STEIM Studios, Amsterdam
Audio production and sound design, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz (Austria)
Co-producer/Director, New Music Now video series, interviews with 5 Aust
Audio production and sound design, Lyon Biennale.
1996 Appearances at ICA London; Newcastle (UK) Electric Dance Festival;
Ysbreker Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Vienna; Bodies in Space Festival, Maribor
Slovenia; Sonnambiente Festival Berlin; Ars Electronica, Linz
1997 Festival Atlantico, Portugal.
performances (w. Jon Rose) Brisbane Biennial; Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm,
Frankfurt. Appearances at ICC centre, Tokyo; Ars Electronica Festival, Linz;
Fotofeis Festival Glasgow; Fukui Biennale, Japan.
Barcode: First Immersion
gallery installation, Maribor Slovenia.
Co-organiser, `Hard Listening' performance series, Musicians Club of Victoria
1999 Performances at the
String em up
festival Rotterdam, and Maribor Computer Festival.
Sound Installation work, Invisible Cities Project at Ripponlea (CME).
2000 Probity Quiz, radiophonic work for ABC Listening Room. Sound and system
performance (Stelarc). Sound design for the
performance (with D. Kreuh & D. Grassi), incorporeal communication.
(with G. Novakovic & Z. Milkovic) sound system and design.
2001 Sound and system design for Motion Prosthesis performance (Stelarc)
Amersfoort, Pittsburg, Berlin. Infonoise installation and sound performance at
Belgrade Rex centre. False Narratives (Ruark Lewis) installation EAF Adelaide.
exhibition Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart.
Broadstock, B. Sound Ideas Australian Music Centre, Sydney 1995
Burt, W. Experimental music in Australia using live electronics. Contemporary
Music Review vol 6, part 1. Ed. P Nelson & E Montague. Harwood Berks 1991.
Australian Experimental music 1963-90. Leonardo Music Journal Vol 1 no 1 Ed L
Polansky Pergammon Press 1991 p5.
Coyle, R.(ed) Sounds in Space Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Greenwell, A. Contemporary Australian Music Theatre Forms (Honours thesis) VCA
22 Contemporary Australian Composers
NMA Publications 1988 Melbourne.
New Wine, New Bottles. Meanjin vol 47, no 2 Melbourne 1988.
" " (& Linz, R)
Arias - Recent Australian Music Theatre.
Red House Editions Melb 1997.
Linz, R. Dysrhythmic Etude / (Dis)continuous Music NMA 2 Melb 1983.
What's not on the Radio? Aust Music Centre Newsletter no 6, Sydney 1984.
Deconstruction Chorus Fringe Network Newsletter No 34, Melb 1985.
No Consolation NMA 5 Melbourne 1987.
Australian Piano Miniatures
, Red House Editions Melb 1992.
" " Currency Press piano music series vol 4 2000 ed. Sally Mays.
The Opera "Crossed Purposes" Sounds Australian no 15 Sydney 1987.
Volcano & Vision Sounds Australian no 15, Sydney 1987.
More On Low Budget Technology. Sounds Australian no 19, Sydney 1988.
Meditation Australian Guitar solos Currency Press Sydney 1991.
Three Pieces (SATB)
Red House Editions Melb 1991.
Frog Peak Anthology
ed C Scholz & L Wendt New Hampshire US 1992.
Volcano & Vision (score excerpt)
no 3 Winter 1992 Melb.
Response to an Essay on Postmodernism Sounds Australian no 33 Sydney 1992.
An Interview with Stelarc
NMA 10 Melb 1992.
Wind Quintet Australian Compositions for Improvisers LA Trobe Univ Press 1994.
Publishing the Debate Urban & Aboriginal Festival Catalogue, Berlin 1995.
Three Pieces for Radio Sounds Australian June 1995.
Towards the Design of a Real-Time, Interactive Performance Sound System
Leonardo Music Journal no 6
, Pergammon Press 1997.
The Free Music Machines of Percy Grainger Experimental Music Instruments Vol 12
no 4, Nicasio Calif. 1997.
Prelude for guitar
Australian Guitar Miniatures
Red House Editions Melb 1997.
Rose, J and R Linz
the pink violin
NMA Publications Melbourne 1992.
Violin Music in the Age of Shopping
NMA Publications Melbourne 1994.
Colour TV Song SNX/Popular Music of Tomorrow Hawai 006 Metz 1986.
The Opera Crossed Purposes Hear Now Public Broadcasting Association of Aust.
Dysrhythmic Etude An der Schönen Blauen Donau Home Produkt (Belgium) GTO11
Redolent Interludes (excerpt)
Contemporary Music Review
, Vol6 No1, recorded supplement. Berks1992.
Australian Piano Miniatures RH9401 Melb 1994 (Michael K Harvey, pno).
Stelarc: Enhanced Gesture/Remote Desire: Post Evolutionary Strategies R6
Anckarström Göteborg Switzerland 1994.
Physic (with B Burke) Assembly ACMA CD#2 Melbourne 1995.
(with B Burke) NMACD 9706 NMA Publications Melb 1997.
The Frog Peak Collaborations Project
FP007 Lebanon USA 1998.
/Stelarc NMACD 9902 NMA Publications Melbourne 1999.
The Opera Crossed Purposes / The Rehearsal
NMACD 0007 NMA Publications Melbourne 2000.
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