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happy, my music, that i composed for a theatre piece MIO, MEIN MIO got nominated in Category “outstanding theatre music” for STELLA 17′
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ZSAMM LEAVING “INCOGNITO” THE FESTIVAL “SWALLOWS” SHOT BY P.B.

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ATTWA & RDECA RAKETA / MICHAELA GRILL @ FIMAV, VICTORIAVILLE, CANADA, AWESOME TIMES

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yes, it’s true, i am in THE WIRE 04/2017

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TRIP 4 / 2017 = vienna – elevate festival graz – superandome (rdeca raketa & natascha gangl) – ZSAMM <c’zem> – awesome – we love OPCION – now! – back to vienna

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thank you ELEVATE GRAZ, it was awesome / rdeca raketa & natascha gangl “superandome” & ZSAMM (photos by clara wildberger)

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third trip this year vienna – berlin – house of glas – vienna

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second trip this year vienna – st.johann in tirol – alte gerberei forever – vienna

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first trip this year vienna – nothing – brno – vienna

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a beautiful portrait of ZSAMM by A.K. (2016)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! more charts, wow, happy and thankful to being remembered by the end of the year
Top 10 Albums of 2016 by Robert Barry, Electronica, The Wire, UK
Top 3 Albums of 2016 by Andreas Rauschal in Wiener Zeitung, Austria
Top 5 Albums of 2016 by Fritz Ostermayer, Im Sumpf – FM4 Radio, Austria
Top 5 Albums of 2016 by Radio Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Top 25 Albums of 2016, Radio Atmósfera, Spain
Top 50 Albums of 2016 by Lukasz Komla, Nowa Muzyka, Polen
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18.12.2016: preparing all my scores and productions for NUK (National and University Library) Ljubljana, Slovenia, they ordered all of my work, WOW! BOMBASTIC!
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15.12.2016: yeah! the new record LET THEM GROW hasn’t been forgotten and came in the year charts 2016:
1. rockambula, Italy placed the album under the top 10 Altro Mondo of the Year
2. include me out, UK placed the album under the top 20 of the Year
as i work independently and have no big labels, or pr agencies behind me, this makes me really really appreciative. THANK YOU FOR LIKING MY MUSIC.

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13.11.2016: AWESOME NEWS!
27. Festival for German Film Kinofest Lünen awarded us, Matija Schellander and me, for the best Film Music in the Movie Einer Von Uns – One Of Us. Super happy!
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20.10.2016: i am so fucking proud of my sis, tonight premiere of her new piece, Vita Osojnik: OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN (link to the trailer) with music of my new album LET THEM GROW and some new stuff, 20:00, at the Theatre PTL, Ljubljana, Slovenia, i wish so much i could be there, damn it…
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july 2016: love this one, Mental Notes on my new record by Ed Pinsent in the Sound Projector: “Perhaps we need more works like this in the world, as a way of understanding and dealing with these very common human feelings; Maja could take the place of 100 social workers, with her Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy.”
me, blushing…
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this sommer is full of surprises, i am nominated for a Bremen Jazz Award 2016, happy again! some new reviews arrived also, for example from The Soundprojector / UK, or Kathodik / Italy, you can read excerpts under press. and Anže Zorman from Radio Študent / Slovenia made a long 2 hours show, where he compares songs from my record with the live concert versions of my bands All.The.Terms.We.Are and ZSAMM
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wow, my record is one of “the Top 100 Albums of 2016 so far” by John Doran in the Quietus, UK, happy!
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wow! so happy got a review in WIRE!
“Slovenian born Austrian resident Osojnik sings haunting, deeply affecting torch songs into an electrical storm of her own devising. Pieced together from sounds of radios, tape recorders, CDJs, “installation tubes” and “abandoned pianos”, Osojnik pushes these artefacts and the places she found them in until they become wild alien creatures seething with desires of their own. Every surface has its own grain, every deep drone fluctuates and breathes. Unidentifiable flying sound objects flicker in and out of view. Above it all, Osojnik’s voice is imbued with lust and longing, or righteously angry, as if on the point of bursting out of the recording to snarl straight in the listener’s ear. An urgent record, bursting with ideas.” Wire, UK, 07/2016
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ZSAMM at moers 16′ by elisa essex
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ZSAMM @ moers festival 16′ and live streaming on TV thanks to ARTE, how cool is that!!!
here the link on arte to see the whole concert
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oh wow, my new record LET THEM GROW is nominated for “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik / Grenzgänge”. happy!
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22.2.16 / LET THEM GROW is hereby officially released and is looking forward to come into your hands, contact me if you want to have it or you can buy it also on bandcamp
all the concert dates, news, reviews, videos here
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amazing news:

EINER VON UNS (one of us), the film, for which matija and me composed music, wins the Max-Ophüls-Award 2016 in Saarbrücken. The award is the most important Award for young talents in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Congrats Stephan! so happy!!!!!

“Highly cinematographic and lethally tempting.”
El Diario Vasco, Spain

ONE OF US will be screened at the BERLINALE 2016 in the section “Perspektive Deutsches Kino”: February 21st 2016 at 7 pm, CinemaxX3, Potsdamer Platz, 10785 Berlin

german: http://www.einervonuns.at/
http://www.stephanrichter.info
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oh wow, i’ve been waiting for months now to finally scream out the happy news: MY NEW RECORD LP (Rock Is Hell) / CD (Unrecords) LET THEM GROW IS RIGHT NOW IN PRESS PLANT AND IS COMING OUT SOOOON!
YOU CAN ALREADY VISIT ME HERE and of course subscribe my record if you want:
DBL LP – 25 € + shipping
CD – 15 € + shipping
just give me a note
maja@klingt.org
LP COVER
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my new 4-chanel installation “the point of no return” for LENTOS MUSEUM / LISTENING POST is finished, so happy. OPENING ON 22.10.2015, 19:00, YOU CAN VISIT THE INSTALLATION TILL 21.2.2016

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the point of no return

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Saalfelden Jazz Festival 2015 was awesome. i am so thankful for this opportunity and i loved to work with these amazing musicians and friends: kaja draksler, audrey chen, matija schellander, manu mayr and lukas könig. truely hope to repeat it somewhere! here 2 beautiful pics from premiere by heinz bayer, more here

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PRODULY PRESENT: THE NEW MOVIE DIRECTED BY STEPHAN RICHTER
IS NOMINATED FOR “NEW DIRECTORS AWARD” AT SAN SEBASTIÁN FESTIVAL
EINER VON UNS / ONE OF US (2015) –  feature film by stephan richter, production: golden girls, music: matija schellander & maja osojnik
http://www.oneofus-movie.com/
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july 2015 mixing with patrick pulsinger in feedback studio venna
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this is how magic happens: people with heart in the right place, clever and with full of vision and love towards their work, with amazing respect to it and to all the people involved, a big family with great programme – festival of documentary film – make dox in skopje, with so much happiness, emotions, even tears in eyes rdeca raketa left yesterday back to vienna… we are really thankful for this experience, that we could be there and meet all these wonderful people and to perform, thank you MAKE DOX and bka austria, austrian cultural forum and festival, who made it possible for us and to all of you people out there, save the date for 2016, you will not be sorry…
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recording my voice with ollman
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in ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES ON THIS EARTH: SCHRATTENBERG / HOTEL PUPIK RESIDENCY
where ollman recorded my voice for my new record “HELLO, I CAN NOT FIND MY HEAD”,
i had so much fun! happy!
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back from the BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR TOUR / szeged, budapest, novi sad, belgrade, zagreb / WE HAD FUN !!! thanks to all the organizers and our lovely audience for sharing this beautiful experience
video from the concert in JAZZ KOCSMA SZEGED (HU)

photos from concert in MM CENTRE ZAGREB (CRO) by josip viskovic

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LJUBLJANA TRIP WAS GREAT, SUCH A GOOD COMPANY, AMAZING WEATHER, GREAT MUSIC FESTIVAL CONFINE APERTO DUNAJ – LJUBLJANA,
AND BEST FOOD! what more could we wish!
if you speak slovene, there is a nice review posted in my press folder, happy.
and here some beautiful photos by ARNOLD HABERL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78192628@N08/sets/72157649698684314/
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(c) rania moslam by brutto in BRUT, VIENNA
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anna friz & maja osojnik, zavod cona in kino siska ljubljana, 8.4.2015
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photo made by anna friz in iceland 2015
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SPECIAL OFFER APRIL 2015
this product has never been so cheap before, so contact me and grab a piece.

15 € plus extra shipping!  (to order contact me per mail)

RDEČA RAKETA
Wir werden (We will) (godrec11) is the second release of the viennese duo Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander). Following Old Girl, Old Boy, a 40-minute electroacoustic improvisation recorded live in one piece and released as a tape by Mosz Records in 2010, Wir werden consists of two carefully composed pieces each spanning one side of the vinyl album, organically blending various electronic sound sources and field recordings with acoustic instruments like paetzold recorder, double bass and piano.
Opened and closed by spoken word lyrics, Wir werden deals with the past repeating, movements and their absence in front of systems appearing to be crumbling, relationships between people and their inner fears.
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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL EVENING IN HUNDSTURM VIENNA / 20.3.2015 / FROM SERIES: LOST & FOUND, PORTRAIT: MATIJA SCHELLANDER, ALONE TOGETHER:
CONCERT, PERFORMANCE, SOUND INSTALLATIONS WITH MATIJA SCHELLANDER, KATHARINA ERNST and me
I REALLY ENJOYED IT, BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS BY SABINE PICHLER
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to see more photos klick here
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PREMIERE FROM ESCAPES BY BRASS ORCHESTRA ST.JOHANN, 7.3.2015, AT MUKU ARTACTS FESTIVAL:
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to enjoy more photos klick here
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rehearsing with st.johann brassorchestra
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the premiere of my piece ESCAPES played by Musikkapelle St.Johann coming up, real soon, sa 7.3.2015, 16:00 Parish Church St.Johann, MUKU ARTACTS festival, ST.JOHANN IN TIROL, AUSTRIA, so much looking forward to it, here one of the first rehearsals with the band
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just finished a new composition “ESCAPES” for Brass Orchestra “Blaskapelle St.Johann” commissioned by Festival MUKU ARTACTS, first premiere on 7th of March 2015, in ST.JOHANN in Tirol, looking so much forward to hearing it…
one page of the score here:
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just finished a new piece KONS.5. for STUDIO DAN,
looking so much forward to hear this great ensemble playing it…
one page of it here
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A beautiful review of the festival Elevate by Tristan Bath for The Quietus:
of my band broken.heart.collector and of my great friends bands like elektro guzzi, the striggles, mimu…
HAPPY!
READ HERE:
http://thequietus.com/articles/16612-things-learned-at-elevate-review-festival-report
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broken.heart.collector at ELEVATE festival 2014, photos by Lupi Spuma
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preparing for the gig in servant jazz quarters, london,
13.10.2014, photo by robert rotifer
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beautiful DIRT NONET in Café OTO, London, GB / OH WOW WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!
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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
dear friends,
here i come with my october newsletter. it’s going to be a hell of a crazy month, not much walking in the parks what i love to do in my romantic imagination in warm beautiful autumn afternoons, therefore so many beautiful encounters with great performers and musicians and nice and funny people around me.
i hope you’re all doing fine and hope to see you around somewhere soon.
if not have it good, have it nice going for you!

starting with a little festival
LJUBLJANA LJUBLJENA (beloved) that rdeča raketa organises in ECHORAUM, VIENNA.
with big thanks to the supporters SKICA (slowenisches kulturinformationszentrum), BKA, SKE-FONDS and Echoraum itself.
Slovenian and Austrian experimental Impro-scene will meet for 2 days and will exchange musical ideas.
3. & 4.10. 2014 / A /
ECHORAUM VIENNA, AUSTRIA
starting time 3.10. 20:00 / 4.10. 19:00
Andrej Fon, bagpipes, Klarinette, Saxophon | 
Tomaz Grom, Kontrabass, electronics
 I Samo Kutin, hurdy gurdy
 | Ana Kravanja, Violine
 | Irena Tomazin, Stimme
 I Luka Zagoricnik, lecture I Katharina Klement, Klavier | 
noid, Violoncello
 | Mona Matbou Riahi, Klarinette I Maja Osojnik, Paetzold-Bassblockflöte, electronics
 | Billy Roisz, electronics I Matija Schellander, Kontrabass, modular synthesizer
 | Martin Siewert, Gitarre I 
Tamara Wilhelm, electronics
www.echoraum.at
Sechshauser Straße 66
A-1150 Wien
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Juhu London here i come
11. 10. 2014, 20:00 / UK /
CAFÉ OTO LONDON
Dirt Nonet are an international project-based group of artists working together to create live musical-visual performances:

Anat Ben­David (United Kingdom/Israel) I Lina Lapelytė (Lithuania/United Kingdom) I Yiorgis Sakellariou (United Kingdom/Greece) I Arvydas Kazlauskas (Lithuania/Latvia) I Auksė Petrulienė (Lithuania) I Fero Kiraly (Slovakia) I Ivan Šiller (Slovakia) I Katharina Ernst (Austria) I Maja Osojnik (Austria/Slovenia)
Supported by Sound and Music, Druskininkai Artist’s Residence and The Ministry of Culture of The Republic of Lithuania
CAFÉ OTO
18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL London, United Kingdom
www.cafeoto.co.uk
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13.10. 2014, 19:30 / UK /
SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS, LONDON
Maja Osojnik SOLO “RECYCLING FEAR” /
Found Drowned (James O’Sullivan, Peter Marsh, Paul May) & Julie Kjaer
SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS
10a Bradbury Street, N16 8JN London, United Kingdom
www.servantjazzquarters.com
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GOING ON TOUR “ MONOGRAMISTA T.D.”
WITH THE CLUSTER ENSEMBLE & DANIEL HEVIER / SK /
Ivan Šiller (piano) I Fero Király (synth, objects) I Maja Osojnik (electronics) I Petra Fornayová (dance) I Daniel Hevier (recitator, performance)
19.10.2014 – 23.10.2014
21.10.2014 / SK / Nove Zamky
22.10.2014 / SK / Topolcany
23.10.2014 / SK / Bratislava
http://www.cluster-ensemble.com/
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i just love this festival ELEVATE GRAZ / A /
24.10.2014 / ROCK IS HELL NIGHT – UHRTURMKASEMATTE
line up in spontaneous order : )
Broken.Heart.Collector (A) I  [[[Altar:Thron]]] (A) I Fuckhead (A) I  DJ Scotch Egg (JP) I Lichens (US) I Shit & Shine (US)
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and finally gala gala gala VELAK GALA / A /
28.10.2014
BRUT KONZERTHAUS
a.o. also my beloved LOW FREQUENCY ORCHESTRA
angélica castellò (mex/a) paetzold bass & electronic devices I maja osojnik (slo/a) paetzold bass & electronic devices I thomas grill (a) electronics I matija schellander (a) doublebass
www.lfo.at
http://velak.klingt.org

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SO HAPPY SO HAPPY SO HAPPY
COMPOSITION PRIZE FROM CITY OF VIENNA
HELPS ME SO MUCH TO CONTINUE WORKING ON MY MUSIC
THANK YOU VIENNA
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broken.heart.collector at rock is hell 2014
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COMING UP SOON
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me by anne wellmer at hotel PUPIK 2014
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MAJA’S SUMMER SALE 2014
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SUMMERSALE 2014
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CONCERTS IN AUGUST 2014

16.08.2014 / A / Schrattenberg / Hotel Pupik Festival / a.o. Rdeča Raketa

22.08.2014 / A / Gallneukirchen / Klangfestival #7 / a.o. Rdeča Raketa

23.08.2014 / A / Kleylehof / Reheat Festival / Josef Novotny/Heimo Wallner: below low

24.08.2014 / A / Schwarzau im Schwarztal / Die Mühle / Festival / a.o. Maja Osojnik Solo:
“”cut it out, she said, this is serious – impromptu maps on boredom” – this concert was unfortunately cancelled
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JULY IN RADIO

Barbara Belic made a portrait of my music, i am so curious, you too?
so join and listen “das rote mikro: musikerportrait 2014” on
radio helsinki
on 21.07. 20:00 bis 21:00 & 26.7.  11:00 – 12:00
the portrait was adopted by german Free Radio and will be streamed
on 06.08.2014, 13:00 – 14:00 in broadcast from Holger Elias named Kultur und Gesellschaft, Radio Wanderbuehne, Germany

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ALMRAUSCHEN 2014
LUKAS KRANZELBINDER, KLEMENS LENDL, MARTIN EBERLE, ME and enthusiastic audience in turracher höhe, austria, it was amazingly beautiful… my alpine boots decided to surrender after 15 years and completely dissolved in front of my eyes…first aid was given
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my window view and one of the working stations in DAR Artist in Residency / Druskininkai / Lithuania / a happy time indeed
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i am sad to announce, that the broken.heart.collector tour is cancelled due to the flood catastrophe situation in belgrade and other regions in croatia, bosnia & herzegowina and serbia. we will make this tour next year and hope to see you around…meantime we wish that the situation doesn’t get worse and hope that the countries get enough support to pull through.
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SO HAPPY SO HAPPY SO HAPPY
GOT SKE annual award (2014)
HELPS ME SO MUCH TO CONTINUE WORKING ON MY MUSIC

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CONCERTS IN MAY 2014

thu 08.05.2014 / Croatia / Zagreb / Showroom of contemporary Sound / MM Centar / 21:00
low frequency orchestra @ izlog suvremenog zvuka
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maja osojnik — paetzold bass, electronic devices
angélica castelló — paetzold bass, electronic devices
matija schellander — double bass
thomas grill — digital sounds
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fr 16.05.2014 / Austria / Vienna / Classical Next Festival / PORGY & BESS / 22:00
PLENUM & KATHARINA ERNST playing Broken:Concert
Angélica Castelló, Gobi Drab, Katrin Hauk, Thomas List,
Steffi Neuhuber, Maja Osojnik, Reni Weichselbaum – Paetzold Bassrecorders
Katharina Ernst  – drums
plenum.klingt.org
www.katharinaernst.com
www.classicalnext.com

thu 22.05.2014 / Hungary / Szeged / Jazz Kocsma / 20:00 cancelled
Maja Osojnik – vocals, paetzoldbass, elec.
Susanna Gartmayer – bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet
raumschiff engelmayr – vocals, guitar
derhunt – vocals, bass
ddkern – drums
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fr 23.05.2014 / Serbia / Belgrade / Ringring Festival / KC REX / 20:00 cancelled
Broken.Heart.Collector sharing the Stage with William BasinskI (USA) and MIR (CH)
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sa 24.5.2014 / Slovenia / Maribor / Gustaf Hall – Pekarna Maribor cancelled
the eveing will still be happening, instead of broken.heart.collector there will be the one and only WAIKIKI STAR DESTROYER from graz performing…
Broken.Heart.Collector sharing the Stage with Gonebald (NL) and MIR (CH)
www.gustaf.si

mo 26.5.2014 / Lithuania / Druskininkai / DAR Artist’s in Residency Programme
www.lks.lt
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beautiful photos by sascha osaka / plenum by festival imago dei, minoriten church krems
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beautiful photos by rania moslam, zoom festival jazzwerkstatt wien 2014
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CONCERTS IN APRIL

02.04.2014 / A / Vienna / Porgy&Bess / Strenge Kammer / 19:00 /
Matija Schellander, Mona Matbou-Riahi, Maja Osojnik, Burkhard Stangl
“For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for a while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened to take them under. But it was only a few feet advance they sought to gain. And they stuck to it till they did gain it.” (Herman Melville, Moby Dick)

05.04.2014 / A / Vienna / WUK / Jazzwerkstatt Festival / 20:00 / a.o. maja osojnik band
! Festival with a lot of wonderful acts starts on 1st of April, check their web for the programme !

19.04.2014 / A / Krems, Minoritenchurch / IMAGO DEI FESTIVAL / PLENUM
PLENUM will perform some great works from renaissance and new compositions from Pauline Oliveros, Burkhard Stangl and Gunther Schneider

23.04.2014 / A / Vienna / Brut Künstlerhaus / Brutto / 21:00 / Maja Osojnik & Patrick Pulsinger sharing the evening, yeah!yeah!yeah!

27.04.2014 / A / Linz / Filmfestival Crossing Europe / Ursulinensaal im OÖ Kulturquartier / 13:00 / Rdeča Raketa & Filmarchiv / Traversing the Balkans – Rdeča Raketa will play music to the historical roadmovie Traversing the Balkans, conglomeration of short movies between 1909 – 1922 on the way from Vienna to Istanbul, arranged by Karl Wratschko from Viennese Film Archive
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interview with rdeca raketa and karl wratschko in augustin magazine
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IMAGO DEI FESTIVAL  coming soon, PLENUM will perform early music and new compositions from Pauline Oliveros, Burkhard Stangl and Gunther Schneider
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Der Standard, 20.3.2014
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(c) tomaz grom, confine aperto at mota-point ljubljana, slovenia, 24.3.2014
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(c) klaus filip rdeča raketa at 3.blöder mittwoch in rhiz, vienna, 19.3.2014
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CONCERTS IN MARCH:

01.03.2014 / A / Vienna / ECHORAUM / 20:00 / Anna Friz (CA) & Maja Osojnik, to hear the latest sound teaser, go to “unreleased sounds – art’s birthday”
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12.03.2014 / A / Vienna / Konservatorium Privatuniversität / Workshop
19.03.2014 / A / Vienna / RHIZ / 3.blöder Mittwoch / 20:30 / a.o. Rdeča Raketa
21.03.2014 / A / Graz / Kunsthaus Graz / Diagonale / Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis / Preisverleihung / 11:00 / solo
24.03.2014 / SI / Ljubljana / Gosposvetska12 / MoTa Point / Zavod Sploh & Kud MoTa / Concert series Confine aperto / 20:00 / Bonnie Jones & Maja Osojnik (concert supported by austrian cultural forum ljubljana
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NICE REVIEW FRESHLY “PRINTED” IN THEPOSTROCK
broken.heart.collector in www.thepostrock.de

Michael Freerix, http://www.thepostrock.de/
BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR
Posted in Release on March 9th, 2014 by M F

Bassklarinette in einer Rockband, das hört man nicht alle Tage, und dazu noch in einer Rockband aus Wien! Broken.Heart.Collector heißen sie, und sie verbinden Rock mit Jazz, ohne deshalb übertrieben fingerfertigen Fusion-Rock zu machen. Ganz im Gegenteil, ihre morbid wirkende, monothematische Rockmusik widmet sich eher einer Entdeckung der Langsamkeit und kann einen Hang zum Pop haben, ist aber vom Grundgefühl her eher Noise und Jazz, der immer wieder von flächigen Improvisationen unterbrochen wird. Ergänzend muss noch hinzugeführt werden, dass die australische Videokünstlerin Billy Roisz, die mit ihren abstrakt-graphischen, doch sehr unruhigen Farbfilmen eher zum minimalen Techno hin tendiert, ein Stück von Broken.Heart.Collector als Filmmusik für einen ihrer Filme benutzt hat. Diese Wahl scheint wirklich ungewöhnlich, doch ist umso treffender, wenn man das Debüt von Broken.Heart.Collector als ganzes durchhört. Die Wiener vermengen einerseits epische Melodiebögen mit nervösem, rhythmischen Gepoltere, andererseits auch Bass-getriebene geradlinige Songs mit Pop-Appeal, die in flächige, nach innen treibende, schwebende  Klangimprovisationen abbrechen. So passt ihr Sound ganz gut zur Bilderwelt von Billy Roisz, deren Arbeiten sehr häufig auf Grund von improvisatorischen Strategien entstehen.
Broken.Heart.Collector haben weder Angst vor Melodien, noch vor Nicht-Melodien. Sie sind eine Band, die Zwischenräume erforscht und vielschichtige Brücken zwischen Rock, Jazz und freier Improvisation baut. Vom Temperament her ist dieses Quintett eher kratzig, weiß allerdings, genaue Akzente zu setzen und Stolperfallen zu umgehen. Da bleiben kaum Wünsche offen. Well done!
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(c) lisa eidenhammer by salonklimbim 2014, secession
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(c) joseph schimmer at art’s birthday 2014, ORFAB_Maja_Osojnik_4
(c) klaus pichler at art’s birthday 2014, ORF
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happy, a nice comment in “derstandard” over my concert at klimbim in viennese secession last thursday, 23.1.2014:

“Zu den Highlights in dem überbordenden, mehr als sechsstündigen Programm zählte etwa ein Noisemusik-Konzert aus elektronischen Sound-Abfällen von Maja Osojnik.”
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CONCERTS IN JANUARY:

13.01.2014 / A / Vienna / Porgy & Bess / 19:00 / FRZT spielt meine Kompostion The Radiance of Exhaustion (2012)

17.01.2014 / A / Vienna / ORF KUNSTRADIO, studio / Art’s Birthday / among others i will perform with anna friz over old good unreliable internet between 23:40 – 00:00
Rokko’s Adventures quote: Wir lieben die Kunst – auch wenn die meiste Kunst zum Vergessen ist. Für den Rest sind wir zuständig. Kommt vorbei in die heiligen Hallen!

23.01.2014
/ A / Vienna / Secession / Salon Klimbim / 18:30 – 02:00 Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom / 2 performances of me:

SONG IN THE DARK: A sequence by Ines Doujak and John Barker, with help from Matthew Hayland. 2 giants from the Rabelaisian world appear in the Salon Klimbim backing a masterless voice with a song of grievous, unforgiving joy. Vitali Lesan is the mask builder and performing. Composition & Music & Performance: Maja Osojnik
ADJUSTING THE BLEACH FOR AN UTOPIAN RICH: maja osojnik solo on electronic devices, cassette-recorders, paetzold bassrecorder using “mistaken sounds” / sounds that happened in different private recordings, that were ment to fulfill an intended goal, but came out as the result of digital mistakes, unwillingly distorted, overdriven, phase shifted, useless. those unforeseen sounds, the “rejects” now make the perfect reality.

31.01.2014 / A / Vienna / Dunkelkammer / Turn the corner / Im Nu + MAW + Wu

ATEM(LOS) Maja Osojnik
“Und jetzt sitzen wir da und haben uns nichts zu erzählen, außer vielleicht ein paar verwirrende Wahrheiten. Dein fragendes Gesicht und meine roten Wangen, gepeitscht von eigenem Fremdscham. Ich rede mit Dir, Welt. Wie willst Du mich haben?”
Urbane Sturmfront – das Kaninchen ist in der Mikrowelle (Patrick Wurzwallner)
Hektik. Überinformation. Unterforderung. Zyklus. Spaltgips. Stahlbeton. Lebendbefall. Zynismus. Selbstschutz. Privatsphäre. Trolling. Smog. Satelliten. Ballungsräume. Ressourcen. Orangenhaut. Hegemonie. Respiration. Masse. Sucht. Überfluß. Langeweile. Hyperaktivität. Grobschnitt. Hauptschiff. Scheuklappen. Vollverdrängung. Blog. Angelologie. Dogma. Palmfett. Merchandise. Verfall. Spirale. Agoraphobie. Raumschiff. Mandelbrot. Auslese. Hierarchie. Airbag. Urlaub. Konspiration. Apnoe. Passivität. Tendenz. Dekoration. Adel. Phlegma. Stuntman. Ernüchterung. Autobahn. Ladehemmung. Retortenbaby. Perspektive. Vorfreude. Eine Eloge an die menschliche Selbstwahrnehmung, aus Perspektive der wohlwollenden Gleichgültigkeit des Kosmos.
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„Warum trägst du eigentlich eine Maske?“
„Damit man mich erkennt!“

Eine Chance-Operation für Schlagzeug, Stimme und „Objects“ wie aus einem Moebius-Comic.
MAW: aus dem Schlund in den Rachen
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MAJA’S LITTLE ONLINE MUSICMARKET 2013! REDUCED PRICES!!!
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LIVE Recording of the Premiere of my new Composition Wende (2013) which took place on 09.11.2013 Echoraum, Vienna is online. you can listen to it on my web under “unreleased sounds” or visit SNIM
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STELLA 13 – WINNING AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION, happy!
This Production was also nominated for YAMA Award.

DAS KIND DER SEEHUNDFRAU / makemake produktionen & DSCHUNGEL WIEN & Wien Modern / Wien / 8+ / makemakeproduktionen.wordpress.com/
Der Jurypreis in der Kategorie “Herausragende Produktion für Kinder” geht an eine Theaterarbeit, die ihre Zuschauer in eine eigene, magische Welt einlädt. Eine Welt, in der die ausgewählten Theatermittel gleichberechtigt ineinanderspielen und so zusammen einen Kosmos voller Wunder und Überraschungen erschaffen. Ein starkes Ensemble von MusikerInnen und SchauspielerInnen erzählt eine Geschichte voll intensiver Gefühle: Lust, Liebe, Verzweiflung und Verlust. Das Publikum wird reichlich belohnt, wenn es sich auf diese aussergewöhnliche künstlerische Form einlässt, in der auch das Chaos seinen Platz hat.
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premiere and interview: SNIM plays (DIE) WENDE, 9.11.2013 at ECHORAUM, VIENNA
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that gobi’s cat sure is in contact with my new composition “wende”, possible reasons:
1. there’s a picture of a mouse on the first page of the score
2. the cat started reading the score and was so fucking “Cat-boring” that she felt asleep 🙁
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my composition “wende” for snim is finished – denoised ratchets are finished
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save the date for Premiere: 9.11.2013, Echoraum Vienna
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this summer, children visiting a wonderful musikwoche edelhof, organized by freie musikschule wien were working on my composition  “doorways4”. i am so happy, so many beautiful new versions of the piece by young composers. HAPPY!
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photo of rdeča raketa in školska, prague, september 2013, loved that tour
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photo from popfest, with maja osojnik band, july 2013, made by beautiful rania moslam
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video from popfest, with maja osojnik band, july 2013, made by Carlo Wolf