Maja Osojnik

(c) Jakob Isselstein

Maja Osojnik is born in Slovenia. She lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Osojnik works as a singer, composer, improvising electroacoustic musician, sound artist, producer, mostly using voice, Paetzold bass recorders, field recordings, DJ-CD, tapes and other lo-fi electronic devices, toys, trash and found objects. She made a name for herself in different musical fields, such as early music, contemporary, experimental, jazz, free improvisation, sound art and heavier music. Moving in limbo between analogue and digital art, virtual and real spaces, she tries to expand, deconstruct and reinterpret the tonal spectra of mentioned instruments and to assign them new roles – a process reminiscent of building anagrams. In her compositions she combines her love for simple songs, experimental electro-acoustic, abstract music, early and contemporary classical music as well as elements and forms of noise and rock. The real, the surreal, the fragility, in which both the destructive, abysmal, dark phantasm, but also the beauty, the elegance, the strength are depicting certainty, manifest another engine that defines Maja’s musical creation.

Osojnik composes music for dance, theater, film, radio plays, sound installations and various ensembles and orchestras and writes lyrics, that she performs with her bands.