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Liesl UJVARY (Austria)

Liesl Ujvary (1939, Bratislava, Slovakia) poet, prose writer, musician, artist. In 1945 she moved to Austria together with her family, and spent her childhood in the southern parts of the country and Tyrol. She studied Ancient Jewish Literature, History of Arts and took a course in Slavic Studies at the Universities of Vienna and Zurich. She has visited Moscow many times. The title of her doctorate dissertation was Ilya Ehrenburgs novel Julio Jurenito, she received her Ph.D. degree in 1968 at the Universität Zürich. She continued studying Russian language and Literature at the Sophia University (Tokyo, 1969-70), and also completed a course of professional training for teachers of Russian at the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow. Ujvary started her creative literary and artistic activities in the late 1960s. While staying in the USSR, she got acquainted with unofficial poets and artists, attended apartment exhibitions and readings, collecting poetic manuscripts. Under the threat of being arrested by the KGB, Ujvary took the manuscripts to Austria where she published them as a book-collection of unofficial Soviet poetry Freiheit ist Freiheit (it comprised of works of V. Bakhchanyan, I. Kholin, E. Limonov, V. Lion, V. Nekrasov, G. Sapgir, Zürich: Arche Verlag, 1975). She is the author of a number of books of verses, experimental poetic texts, stories and novels, including such as: Sicher & Gut (Wien: Rhombus Verlag, 1977), rosen, zugaben (Linz: edition neue texte, 1983), Schöne Stunden (Berlin: Ullstein, 1984), Tiere im Text (Wien: Edition Falter/Deuticke, 1991), Heisse Stories (Wien: Das fröhliche Wohnzimmer Edition, 1993), Hoffnungsvolle Ungeheuer (Wien: Edition Falter/Deuticke, 1993), Lustige Paranoia (Klagenfurt Wien: Ritter Verlag, 1995), Das reine Gehirn (Klagenfurt Wien: Ritter Verlag, 1997). Her productions were also published in numerous literary magazines, literary miscellanies and anthologies in Austria and abroad. Besides her literary activities, Ujvary is also involved in the area of fine arts, she has conducted a number of solo exhibitions of photography and computer graphics, also participated in a large number of group international exhibitions. Among her photo projects that have been implemented are the following ones: Fotoroman Bisamberg (Kulturhaus der Stadt Graz, 1979; there was published a catalogue Fotoroman Bisamberg (Wien: Museum Moderner Kunst, 1980) for the solo exhibition in Vienna), Menschen & Pflanzen Porträts (Forum Stadtpark, Graz, 1983; Galerie Faber, Vienna, 1984), Schriftstellerfotos Hard & Soft (Literaturhaus der Stadt Wien, Vienna, 1993; Literaturhaus der Stadt Salzburg, Salzburg, 1994), NeuroZone (Literaturhaus der Stadt Wien, Vienna, 1999); also a book of texts and the artists graphics NeuroZone (Wien: edition ch, 1996) was published. She produced her sound poetry and musical works as CD-albums Sex & Tod & Klangeffekte (Wien: Kunstradio bei Extraplatte, 1995), Sprache der Gene (Wien: Kunstradio bei Extraplatte, 1997), softworlds (Wien: Kunstradio bei Extraplatte, 1999), which are characterised by the conceptual ellaboration and high standard of performance technique. Her sound productions were repeatedly broadcast on the Deutschlandradio (Berlin), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Munich), ORF (Vienna) and a lot more others. Liesl Ujvary lives and works in Vienna (Austria).



softworlds (fragment)
(fragment, on CD-edition: 317)

Music: Liesl Ujvary.
Mix: Karl Petermichl. Recorded
and edited by Extraplatte Studio,
Vienna, 1999.
Previously issued on the CD
Softworlds (Vienna: Kunstradio
bei Extraplatte, 1999).
1999 Liesl Ujvary, Vienna.

Fragment, 1'00:

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Dmitry BULATOV
Dick HIGGINS
Christian SCHOLZ
Valeri SCHERSTJANOI
Larry WENDT
Sergei BIRJUKOW
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Henri CHOPIN
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Ide HINTZE
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Fernando AGUIAR
Charles AMIRKHANIAN
Pierre-André ARCAND
Vittore BARONI
Eric BELGIUM
Carla BERTOLA
Isabella BEUMER
Sergei BIRJUKOW
Julien BLAINE
Guy BLEUS
Jaap BLONK
Jean-Pierre BOBILLOT & Jean-Luis HOUCHARD
Lars-Gunnar BODIN
Christian BÖK
Jean-François BORY
Dmitry BULATOV
Warren BURT
Philippe CASTELLIN
Cris CHEEK
Henri CHOPIN
Carlfriedrich CLAUS
Wayne CLEMENTS
Bob COBBING
Philip CORNER
Fabio DOCTOROVICH
Jacques DONGUY
Jas DUKE
Paul DUTTON
Carlos ESTEVENZ
FLOOM
Bartolome FERRANDO
Peter FINCH
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Giovanni FONTANA
Jean-Claude GAGNON
Hartmut GEERKEN
Alexander GORNON
Rosa GRAU
Mark GREY
Alex HAMBURGER
Jarl HAMMARBERG
Bernard HEIDSIECK
Ide HINTZE
Lászlo HORTOBÁGYI
Jol HUBAUT
Brenda HUTCHINSON
Elise KERMANI
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Richard KOSTELANETZ
Nobuo KUBOTA
Ilmar LAABAN
Werner LAUBSCHER
Jean-Jacques LEBEL
Michael LENTZ
Arrigo LORA-TOTINO
Jackson MacLOW & Anne TARDOS
Claude MAILLARD
Chris MANN
Richard MARTEL
Steve McCAFFERY
Philadelpho MENEZES
Enzo MINARELLI
Phil MINTON
Massimo MORI
Charlie MORROW
Sainkho NAMTCHYLAK
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Maggie ΒSULLIVAN
Tibor PAPP
Oskar PASTIOR
Serge PEY & Joachim MONTESSUIS
Dmitry PRIGOV
Sergei PROVOROV
Miroslaw RAIKOWSKI
Josef Anton RIEDL
Américo RODRIGUES
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Jerome ROTHENBERG
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Gerhard RUEHM
Xavier SABATER
Valeri SCHERSTJANOI
Elke SCHIPPER
Serge SEGAY
Gary SINGH
Hazel SMITH
Steven Ross SMITH
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Amanda STEWART
Rod SUMMERS
Alaric SUMNER
Mark SUTHERLAND
Endre SZKÁROSI
Pierre THOMA
Gabór TÓTH
Liesl UJVARY
Lawrence UPTON
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Alberto VITACCHIO
Ania WALWICZ
Michael J. WELLER
Larry WENDT
Trevor WISHART
Pamela Z
Ellen ZWEIG