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Ingrid Schmoliner
 
Austrian vocal, piano and improvisation artist Ingrid Schmoliner distinctively expands the tonal language of current avant-garde music with her striking piano preparations and the multilayered combinations of her compositional patterns. Due to her manifold education and specialization in the fields of vocal training, overtone singing, jazz vocals and yodeling in 2009 she was invited to sing as guest soloist at the opera in Graz, Austria. Artistically she moves in the genres of new music, experimental-improvised music, avant-garde music, free jazz, folk fusion and folk music. A further focus of her work is on the interdisciplinary collaboration with dancers, choreographers, and video artists. Ingrid Schmoliner initiated projects such as Luiss, the Kollektiv TARO, and PARA. She is the founder of the Raum 4 concert series in Vienna and curates the New Adits Festival for Contemporary Music in Carinthia, Austria.
 
(external link: www.ingridschmoliner.com)
 

 
2014
Corvo Records
A suite of powerful prepared piano music, inspired by the saga of the Percht, a female pagan godess, which appears on midwinter and whose origins reach back to the Stone Age, still present in the very remote mountain areas of the Austrian Alps. This composition speaks a unique sonic language, distinctively and complex, a multilayered piece of art without any electronic treatments or overdubs.