(b. 27 December 1968, Vienna).
Austrian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and piano works that have been performed throughout Europe.
Mr. Heinisch studied piano privately with Horst Leichtfried as a child, as well as French horn, which he later studied with Josef Veleba at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna from 1980–83. He then studied at the Musikgymnasium Wien from 1983–88 and studied composition with Reinhold Portisch at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität from 1985–95, where he graduated with distinction. He also studied composition privately with Christian Ofenbauer from 1992–95 and with Wolfgang Rihm at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe from 1995–98.
Among his honours are the Arbeitsstipendium from the city of Vienna (1993, for Konzert), the Staatsstipendium in composition from the government of Austria (1996), a recommended work at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (1997, for Abglanz und Schweigen [Rezitativ]), the Erste Bank Kompositionspreis in Vienna (1999, for Abseits – Aufbruch [Fragmente]), and the Förderungspreis and Förderung, both from the city of Vienna (both 2006, both for Chimäre [Musik]).
He is also active in other positions. He has worked as an editor for the publisher Universal Edition in Vienna since 1991. He co-programmed with Roland Freisitzer the festival Hörgänge in 2002 and co-founded with Roland Freisitzer and Alexander Wagendristel Ensemble Reconsil in Vienna in 2002.
His primary publisher is Apoll Edition.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Konzert, cello, large orchestra (16 winds, 11 brass, 2 harps, 2 pianos/piano 4 hands, celesta, 9–11 percussion, 50 strings), 1993–95
Between the Space, orchestra (5 winds, French horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, 2 percussion, 20 strings), 1996
Die Musik des Unsichtbaren, oboe, small orchestra (5 winds, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 3 percussion, 9 strings), 1998 (also version for soprano saxophone, small orchestra [5 winds, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 3 percussion, 9 strings], 2003)
'... von der Linie des Bogens ...' (Musik), piano, small orchestra (16 players), 2000
Aveu – Double, piano, small orchestra (6 winds, French horn, trumpet, 2 trombones, harp, accordion, 2 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass), 2002
Dunkle Blume – böser Schlaf (Musik), alto flute, harp, small orchestra (oboe, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, bassoon, 2 French horns, trombone, 4 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, double bass), 2007
Natura morta: Inschrift für Piccoletto (Responsorium), oboe, small orchestra (2 French horns, percussion, 16 strings), 2008
Outer Dark (Musik), electric guitar, distant ensemble (3 violins), orchestra (4 flutes [any 3 + piccolo], oboe [+ English horn], A-clarinet, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, harp, piano, accordion, timpani, 4 percussion, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 4 double basses, bass guitar), 1997–
Messages, string quartet, 1991
Abglanz und Schweigen (Rezitativ), flute (+ piccolo), 2 clarinets (2nd + bass clarinet), bassoon, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, 3 violins, 2 cellos, double bass, piano (+ prepared piano), percussion, 1996
A Piece of Waste Land I, flute (+ piccolo), trumpet, trombone, cello, double bass, piano, 3 percussion, 1997
A Piece of Waste Land II (Double), flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), trumpet, trombone, harp, cello, double bass, piano, 3 percussion, 1997
... still far distant voices ... (Skizze), alto flute, A-clarinet, accordion, 1998–99
Notes from the Night-Zone, flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 2000
Relief, oboe, ensemble (flute [+ piccolo, alto flute], clarinet [+ bass clarinet], accordion, 2 violins, viola, cello), 2000
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (Zeichnung), flute, clarinet, 2001
Diapente (Tableaux), bass clarinet/trombone, violin, piano, 2002
Verborgene Schrift (Prélude), alto flute, A-clarinet (+ bass clarinet), trombone, violin, cello, piano (+ wine glass), 2002–03, revised 2004
Une Barque sur le seuil sombre – Trauergondel (Verborgene Schrift I), alto flute, English horn, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 trombones, harp, 2 violins, 2 cellos, double bass, 2 percussion, 2003
Quartettstück, 4 bass clarinets, 2004
Tombeau (Verborgene Schrift III), 3 percussion, 5 ensembles (alto flute, trumpet, violin; A-clarinet, trumpet, violin; English horn, violin; 2 trombones, tuba, cello; bass clarinet, bassoon, cello, double bass), 2004
Fünf Zaubersprüche, flute, 2005
Für FC, percussion, ensemble (English horn, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, bassoon, 2 French horns, trumpet, 2 trombones, tuba, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, percussion), 2005
Nachtstück, cello, 2006
Chopins letzter Tango, flute (+ piccolo), alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, prepared piano, 2006
Chimäre (Musik), French horn, ensemble (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, French horn, bass Wagner tuba, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, double bass, 2 percussion), 2006–07
Corpus (Eine Szenische Aktion), double bass, 2007
Ohne Antwort (Tableaux), bass flute, bass clarinet, piano, 2007
CHARON ALS MALER (Eine Schattenmusik), flute, soprano saxophone, harp, violin, double bass, percussion, 2008
Avarus (Musik), A-clarinet, accordion, string quartet, 2002–
Abseits – Aufbruch (Fragmente) (texts by Æschylus, Friedrich Nietzsche), 12 mixed voices, 4 saxophones, 4 percussion, 1999
'Kristall zu werden im zeitlosen Eismeer des Schweigens' (Verborgene Schrift II) (text by Ernst Toller), mixed chorus, alto flute, bass clarinet, accordion, 2 percussion, 2003–04
Entnähert – Adieu KHF (in memoriam Karl Heinz Füssl), 1992
Sieben Arten, den Walzer zu beschreiben, 1993
Geheimes Spiel (Poème), 1999
Cinq Après-ludes, 2001 (its five sections may be performed separately)
Une Berceuse, 2003
Ägyptischer Marsch, Op. 335 (Johann Strauss II), flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 2004
Entnähert – Adieu KHF. Annemie Egri, piano (Werkstatt für Neue Musik Karlsruhe, 1992)
A Piece of Waste Land I. Manfred Reichert/Ensemble 13 (Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, 1997)
Geheimes Spiel (Poème). Sigrid Trummer, piano (Extraplatte, 2000)
Nachtstück. Maria Frodl, cello (Extraplatte, 2006)