Hristina Šušak Menu

Education:



University of Music and performing Arts Vienna (10. 2016 - 6. 2020) - Media Composition and Applied Music

University of Music and performing Arts Vienna (10. 2016 - 6. 2019) - Music Theory, degree: magistra artium (M.A.)

University of Music and performing Arts Vienna (10. 2014 - 6. 2016) - Composition and Music Theory, degree: degree student



List of work-performances (Selection):



"Skrik II" (2019), for mixed Ensemble, world premiere: April 4, 2019; performed by Sepia-Ensemble, festival "Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna", Poznan, Poland

"ANIMA" (2018/19), for Trombone, Cello, E-Guitar, Percussion, Piano and Sampler (amplified), composition-contract of ECLAT-Festival, world premiere: February 10, 2019; performed by ascolta-ensemble, ECLAT-Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Music for theater piece "Watschenmann" (Director: Berenice Hebenstreit), for Violin, Voice and live-electronics (1 player), world premiere: January 31, 2019; performed by Hristina Susak, Volkstheater Vienna, further performances: February - June 2019

Performance-piece "TREE" (2018), for Violin, live-electronics and Installation, world premiere: May 18, 2018; performed by Hristina Susak, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna

Song "LIE" (2017), world premiere: June 1, 2018; «Univision Popmusic Awards», WUK Vienna

"SKRIK" (2017/18) for big Symphony Orchestra, world premiere: April 7, 2018; project ANHÖRUNG Bruckner Orchester Linz, conductor: Markus Poschner, Bruckneruni Linz

"Skrik I’’ (2017), for mixed Ensemble, world premiere: October 19, 2017; performed by Sepia-Ensemble, concert within the 200th anniversary of University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna „200 Jahre MDW“, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna

Musical theatre piece "300000km/s" (2017), for 2 Cellos (amplified), Sampler and 2 Actors, Director: Thyl Hanscho; world premiere: June 22, 2017; concert within the project "Die Optimierung des Menschen", Off-Theater Vienna

"Transformations for 4 Bassoons and Contrabassoon’’ (2016), world premiere: April 29, 2017; concert within the project "HolzBlechSchlag", University of Music and performing Arts Vienna

Jazz-piece "50" (2016), for Bigband-Orchestra, world premiere: December 12, 2016; Austrian Jazzcomposers Orchestra (alias Nouvelle Cuisine), BigBandEvent VI, Porgy&Bess Vienna

"String Quartett No.1" (2015), world premiere: June 20, 2016, University of Music and performing Arts Vienna

"Tango" (2015), for Violin and Accordeon, Premiere: May 24, 2016; Violin: Anna Gutowska, Accordeon: Grzegorz Stopa, Polish Institute Vienna

Music for short movie within the project "Musik zum Anfassen’’, Premiere: December 15, 2015; University of Music and performing Arts Vienna

Performance-piece "Limes: B&W", for Violin and Piano, world premiere: November 26, 2015; Piano: Andrej Vesel, Violin: Hristina Susak, Festival „Intonation Ungarn“, Collegium Hungaricum Vienna

"Prelude and Fugue" (2012), for String Orchestra, world premiere: April 7, 2013; Camerata Zürich, finalist concert of International young Composers Competition, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland



List of conceptual Performances (Selection):



Video-Performance "Death Mask", within the Workshop with performance-artist Marina Abramovic, recorded by BBC, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (MSUB/MOCAB), September 26, 2019

Performance "Les Images", performed by Dusan Sretovic and Hristina Susak (+ live-electronics and Video), University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, June 20, 2019 Performance "0 x Infinity", performed by Abdullah Akat (voice) and Hristina Susak (+ live-electronics), concert within the project "Confusing Inspiration 2", University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, October 17, 2017

Performance "Who are You?", performed by Hristina Susak (+ live-electronics and Installation), Another Festival, WUK Vienna, March 11, 2017

Performance "Limits of Perception", performed by Hristina Susak (+ Installation and Amplification), University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, December 13, 2016



Active Participation and Presentations (Music Theory) at Conferences:



Komponistinnen und Interpretinnen im französisch- und deutschsprachigen Raum: analytische, historische und soziologische Zugänge, Vienna, June 2019 (Presentation: «Musiktheoretische Ausgangspunkte meiner Performances. Entwurf eines Konzepts zur künstlerischen Forschung»);

XVIII annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Bremen, Germany, October 2018 (Presentation: «Kontrapunkt in Sofia Gubaidulinas Offertorium. Eine Analyse aus ausgetauschtem Blickwinkel»);

Austrian Society of Music, free Presentation: «Ein neuer Blick auf Edgards Varéses Ionisation», June 2018;

recherche du CIERA, Sorbonne-Université et de la Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig 2017–2019, Sorbonne-Université, Paris, May 2018 (Presentation: «Mathematical proportions and its impact on music in Sofia Gubajdulina’s Offertorium»);

International PhD Musicological Conference, Musicology (in)action: Past Musics, Present Practices, Future Prospects, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, February 2018 (Presentation: «Bewildering Suggestions: Multiple Ways to analyze Edgar Varèse’s Ionisation»);

XVII annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Graz, Austria November 2017 (Presentation: «Komplexes aus Einfachem: Justin Biebers «Love Yourself» (Spektral und Microtiminganalyse)»);

Musica movet: affectus, ludus, corpus, Belgrade, October 2017 (Presentation: «The power of instrumental corpora. Reflections on occasion of Edgar Varèse’s Ionisation»);

Third Congress of the Society for Theory of Music (OTM), Moscow state Conservatory P.I Tschaikovsky, Russland, September 2017 (Presentation: «Shostakovich’s orchestration. His symphonies 1-5 as a mirror of a cataclysmic Land»);

La tradizione violinistica Italiana 1650–1850, Faenza, Italien, April 2017 (Presentation: «The same shake will not serve with equal propriety. Varieties of ornamentation and their theoretical conditions»)



Publications:



Piece "Transformations for 4 Bassoons and Contrabassoon" (2016) published by Firma Doblinger within the project „HolzBlechSchlag“, Vienna, Fall 2019

Song "LIE" (2017) used in movie „Gipsy Queen“ directed by Hüseyin Tabak, 2019

Article: «The power of instrumental corpora. Reflections on occasion of Edgar Varèse’s Ionisation», in: Musica movet book, publisher: University of Arts Belgrade (forthcoming)

Lemmata «Afghanistan» and «Yehudi Menuhin», in: Lexikon des Orchesters, edited by Frank Heidlberger, Gesine Schröder and Christoph Wünsch, Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, September 2019



Active Participation on Workshops and Masterclasses:



Masterclass with Marina Abramovic, active participation, Museum of contemporary Art Belgrade (MSUB/MOCAB) Belgrade, September 24-26, 2019 (certificate from MAI institute)

ECLAT-Festival, composition-contract for piece "ANIMA" (2018/19) world premiere: February 10, 2019; performed by ascolta-ensemble, Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Workshop with Hans Zimmer, active participation, Vienna International Film Music Symposium FIMU 2018, University of music and performing arts Vienna, October 21, 2018

Composers Workshop of University of the Arts Berlin, active participation, July 2-6, 2018

Another Festival, WUK Vienna, Performance "Who are You?", performed by Hristina Susak, March 11, 2017

Workshop with Georg Friedrich Haas, University of Music and performing Arts, June 8, 2016

Ethnomusicological field research in Istanbul within the Project «Confusing Inspiration 2» (of University of Music and performing Arts Vienna), Istanbul, October – November 2016

Festival „Intonation Ungarn“, Performance-piece "Limes: B&W", world premiere: November 26, 2015; Piano: Andrej Vesel, Violin: Hristina Susak, Collegium Hungaricum Vienna



Prizes/scholarships:



Song "LIE": 3rd place on «Univision Popmusic Awards», WUK Vienna, June 1, 2016

Orchestral piece "SKRIK" selected to represent University of Music and performing Arts Vienna on the project ANHÖRUNG, world premiere: April 7, 2018 Bruckner Orchester Linz, conductor: Markus Poschner, Bruckneruni Linz

Performance Scholarship (Leistungsstipendium) 2015/16 of University of Music and performing Arts Vienna for the recognition of outstanding study achievements

Piece „Prelude and Fugue“ for string orchestra in finale of International Young Composers Competition of Camerata Zürich, finalist concert, Kunsthaus Zürich, April 7, 2013