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Eva Batt


Eva Batt (Foto: Dr. Frederick Phillips)

Born in 1965 in Hamburg/Germany

Composer & pianist of contemporary music.

 

Member of
IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music/USA)
MELODIVA (female music networking/Frankfurt/Germany)

 

Education/Studies

  • Classical piano education with Professor Renate Gold and study preparation with Professor Martin Schrack in Stuttgart/Germany
  • Jazz-studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston/USA with Professor Suzanna Sifter and Biff Smith
  • Piano studies at the Jazz- and Rock-Schule Freiburg/Germany with Deviana Daudsjah and Philipp Moehrke
  • Piano studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz/Germany with Professor Bernd Frank, Achim Kaufmann and Gabriel Bock (Diploma Jazz and jazz-related music)
  • Additional education on the instruments:
    Congas/Cajón (with Christoph Repp, Juan Bauste, Gerd Radecke, Mark Collazo, Conny Sommer)
    Electric Bass (with Nicole Badila)
    Functional vocal education (Rabine-concept)

 

Residencies / Scholarships / Awards

2020  Germany/Soltau (Lüneburg Heath)
          Soltau Artist´s Follow-up-Residency at the invitation of the city of Soltau and the association
          Freundeskreis Künstlerwohnung (Aug./Sept.
          Coordinated Residencies – Eva Batt for composition & Christiane Schwarze for literature

2019  Spain/El Hierro (Canary Island)
          Composer-in-Residence (Nov./Dec.) at the Invitation of casArte und BIMBACHE openART
          Coordinated Residencies –  Eva Batt for composition & Christiane Schwarze for literature

2019  Sweden/Visby (Gotland)
          Artist's stay (Sept./Oct.): Audiobook recording with international artists (supported by GotlandsMusiken).
          Completion of the project The Silence of the Shadows, which was funded by the Baltic Center
          for Writers and Translators & Visby International Center for Composers (SE), Canton Valais
          & artbellwald (CH) and Center d'Art Marnay Art Center/Fondation Ténot (F).

2018    Switzerland/Bellwald (Canton Valais)
          Composer-in-Residence (Nov.+Dec.) at the invitation of the Canton of Valais and the
          association artbellwald.ch
          Coordinated Scholarships – Eva Batt for composition & Christiane Schwarze for literature

2018  Sweden/Visby (Gotland)
          Composer-in-Residence (April/May) at the invitation of Visby International Centre for Composers (VICC) 
          Coordinated Residencies (composition and literature) in cooperation with the
          Baltic Center for Writers and Translators (with Christiane Schwarze as Writer-in-Residence)

2017  France/Marnay-sur-Seine (Region Champagne-Ardenne)
          Composer-in-Residence (December) Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre (CAMAC) 
          (sponsored by the Fondation Ténot)
          Coordinated Residencies – Eva Batt for composition & Christiane Schwarze for literature

2017  Germany/Soltau (Lüneburg Heath)
          Soltau Artist´s Follow-up-Residency (Aug./Sept.) at the invitation of the city of Soltau and the association
          Freundeskreis Künstlerwohnung  
          Coordinated Residencies – Eva Batt for composition & Christiane Schwarze for literature

2015  Germany/Soltau (Lüneburg Heath)
          Soltau Artist´s Residency (Nov.) at the invitation of the city of Soltau and the association
          Freundeskreis Künstlerwohnung  
          Coordinated Residiencies – Eva Batt for composition & Christiane Schwarze for literature

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

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

1989  1st German federal music party Trier with the Bigband Sindelfingen (1st place)

 

Composer & Pianist of contemporary music

Eva Batt's compositions arise from a deep need to transform experiences, feelings and atmospheres into her distinctive musical language. Openly, she encounters influences from other sound cultures and weaves stylistic elements from classical, jazz and world music into her works.

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.
Look also at: More about her Compositional Approach

Eva Batt am Piano (Foto: Jaceck Brun)

 

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

 

 

Duo TonSatz

Because of Eva Batt’s particular focus on literature and her intention to “tell stories” with her music, she and the author Christiane Schwarze decided to form a literary-musical duo. They named their duo  programmatically: “TonSatz” … one of her stands for the sound, the other for the words.

Since 2000 the artists compose and write explicitly for each other.
With their interdisciplinary works of art Eva Batt and Christiane Schwarze want to build a bridge between artistic aspiration and social commitment.

 

Releases

Four literary-musical staged audio books
together with her Duo TonSatz (Wendepunkt- resp. Mauer Verlag) 

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 / Zuckerfabrik

 

Hearing Samples

Hearing Samples/Audio

 

Catalogue of Works

Meanwhile the composer can look back on over 70 public premieres of her own compositions in the fields of contemporary, classical, jazz 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)