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Eva Batt


Eva Batt (Foto: Dr. Frederick Phillips)

Born in 1965 in Hamburg/Germany

 

Member of
IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music)
Society Schreibwerkstatt Marburg and
MELODIVA (female music networking/Frankfurt)

Composer of contemporary music, incorporating stylistic elements from jazz, classical & world music

Piano studies
Berklee College of Music in Boston/USA
Jazz- and Rock-School Freiburg/Germany
Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz /Germany (Diploma Jazz and jazz-related music).

Additional education
Congas/Cajón (with Christoph Repp, Juan Bauste, Gerd Radecke, Mark Collazo, Conny Sommer)
Electric bass (with Nicole Badila)
Functional vocal education (Rabine-concept)

 

Awards / Grants / Residencies

2018     Artist in Residence at the invitation of artbellwald und Canton Valais / Switzerland
           Coordinated Scholarships – Eva Batt for composition & her duo partner Christiane Schwarze for literature

2018   Composer in Residence at the invitaiton of Visby International Centre for Composers - VICC / Sweden
           Coordinated Residencies (Composition and Literature) in cooperation with the
           Baltic Center for Writers and Translators (with duo partner Christiane Schwarze as Writer in Residence)

2017   Artist in Residence Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre (CAMAC) / France
           (sponsored by the Fondation Ténot)
           Coordinated Residencies – Eva Batt for composition & her duo partner Christiane Schwarze for literature

2017   Soltau Artist´s Follow-up-Scholarship (Soltauer Künstlerstipendium) / Germany
           Coordinated Scholarships – Eva Batt for composition & her duo partner Christiane Schwarze for literature

2015   Soltau Artist´s Scholarship (Soltauer Künstlerstipendium) / Germany
           Coordinated Scholarships – Eva Batt for composition & her duo partner Christiane Schwarze for literature

1999   Jugend jazzt with my schoolboy's combo (2nd place)

1996   Jugend jazzt with my schoolboy's combo (2nd place)

1989   1st German federal music party Trier (1st place)

 

Composer & Pianist

Eva Batt am Piano (Foto: Jaceck Brun)

Eva Batts' compositions arise from a deep need to transform experiences, feelings and atmospheres into a musical language.

As a pianist, she fascinates by the change from lightness and transparency to powerful attacks. Playful presence gives rise to atmospheric density.

Her literary scorings are transformations from word to sound; transmissions of concrete literary statements and/or unspoken intentions between the lines. In doing so the composer feels the tradition of tone poems, especially for chamber music ensembles.

Together with author Christiane Schwarze, winner of several literary prizes and international scholarships, she formed the musical-literary duo TonSatz, beginning in 2000. The artists compose and write explicitly for each other.

With their interdisciplinary works of art they want to build a bridge between artistic aspiration and social commitment.

 

Releases

Four literary-musical staged audio books with my duo TonSatz

2015   Café Zeitvergessen
2013
   Wie ein Augenzwinkern der Zeit  
2003   Losgehen und Möglichkeiten atmen
2001   Als Wir Uns Trafen

Other CDs

1999   Step By Step / EVA BATT Trio
1993   It never ends / Tin Roof Rusted

 

Catalogue of Works

Meanwhile the composer can look back on the public premieres of 75 of her own compositions in the fields of jazz, contemporary music and world music.

Look at: Werkverzeichnis/Catalogue of works

 

Media presence

2017 Radio Unheard Marburg / Jazz-Zeit-Extra
2016
Radio LORA Munich
2016 Radio Darmstadt / Special Feature Drumheads
2016 Radiofabrik Salzburg / Austria
2015 hr2 - Doppelkopf
2011 Radio Unheard Marburg / Wortwerk
2010 Radio Unheard Marburg / Wortwerk
2009 Radio Unheard Marburg / Wortwerk
2004 Citizens Radio Berlin
2001 Citizens Radio Eschwege
1996 Local Television Böblingen (Interview)