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Woźny Joanna

Born in 1973 in Zabrze. In 1992–98 she studied philosophy at the Silesian University in Katowice, and in 1996–2003 composition in the class of Beat Furrer and Gerd Kuhr at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (diploma with distinction in 2003). She continued to study composition under the direction of Younghi Pagh-Paan and Georg Friedrich Haas. She was awarded the Stefan Batory Foundation scholarship (1997), the Music Prize of the City of Graz (2001), Austrian state scholarship for composers (2005/08), Erste Bank Composition Prize (2010), Austrian SKE Foundation Award (2010) as well as the foreign scholarship of Styria (2011). As composer-in-residence she participated in artists’ gatherings at the St. Lambrecht monastery in Austria (2003 and 2004). She has also received invitations from Kunststation St. Peter to Cologne (2011), and the PHACE ensemble (2010/11). She has received commissions notably from Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova, Klangspuren in Schwaz, Musikprotokoll in Graz, Wien Modern and Ultraschall in Berlin. She collaborates with a number of contemporary music ensembles, including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Wiener Collage, artresonanz-trio, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble PHACE, ensemble zeitfluss, Ensemble Platypus, Ensemble PercussioNova and others.


Selected works: ...zum unberührten Schnee im fahlen Mondlicht... for four percussionists (1999), Medea-Projekt, installation (2001), elf/vier for electronics (2002), schweben wohin for electronics (2002), Die verlorenen Pfade I for tenor saxophone, double bass and percussion (2003), Die verlorenen Pfade II for clarinet and tape (2003), Music for Automatic Piano (2003), silben-meerfarben for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2004), Vom Verschwinden einer Landschaft for piano, violin and cello (2005–10), Music for Two Guitars (2005), Music for Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano (2005), Return for saxophone and chamber ensemble (2006, rev. 2009), Loses for orchestra (2006), kahles Astwerk for voice, flute, violin and cello (2007–08), Surfacing for string trio (2008), Archipel for orchestra (2008), pale movements for string quartet (2009), break off for orchestra (2009), disintegrated for orchestra (2010), as in a mirror, darkly for ensemble (2010–13), Prolepsis for trombone, percussion and double bass (2010), air balance for organ (2011), divided for contrabass recorder (2011), mobile elements, septet for bass clarinet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, cello and double bass (2011, rev. 2012), Vom Verschwinden einer Landschaft II for violin, viola, cello and piano (2011), lost motion for string orchestra (2012), diffraction courses for clarinet, saxophone, two percussions, piano, violin, cello and double bass (2012), stairs for flute, piano, accordion, violin, viola and cello (2013), suspended for flute, accordion and cello (2013).