Eva BattGermany Homberg/Ohm
Born in 1965 in Hamburg/Germany
Composer & pianist of contemporary music.
Member of MELODIVA (female music networking)/Frankfurt|Germany.
Sheet music copyrights represented by SUISA (Cooperative Society of Music Authors and Publishers in Switzerland)
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.
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.
As a pianist, she fascinates by the change from lightness and transparency to powerful attacks. Playful presence gives rise to atmospheric density.
Numerous musically staged readings with her duo TonSatz in Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland.
In addition, numerous performances in different formations (piano trio, quartet/quintet, big band) in Germany, Italy and the USA.
Residencies / Scholarships / Awards
In the last couple of years, Eva Batt's compositions have furthermore been awarded by means of various work- and residency grants. These were all carried out as coordinated residencies/scholarships together with her duo partner Christiane Schwarze (literature).
Five literary-musical staged audio CDs together with her Duo TonSatz and Sheet Music published by Gilgenreiner Verlag.