Tanja Elisa Glinsner: “Läuft mein Hirn so viele leere Kreise…”
Tanja Elisa Glinsner (b. 1995 in Linz) took lessons in violin, piano and saxophone at a young age. She subsequently also made her first compositional attempts. From 2005 to 2013 she attended the music branch of the Akademisches Gymnasium in Linz and studied violin with Wolfram Wincor and composition with Erland M. Freudenthaler as a member of the Akademie der Begabtenförderung at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz.From 2014 to 2016 she studied composition with Wolfgang Suppan and, in addition, conducting with Ingo Ingesand with a focus on piano with Andreas Thaller. From 2016 she continued her studies with Michael Jarrell at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW), where she obtained her master’s degree. In 2015 she also took singing pedagogy and academic singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, first with Rannveig Braga-Postl and since 2018 with Regine Köbler. In addition to solo performances in various opera productions of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Tanja Elisa Glinser has also participated in various opera projects of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir at the Theater an der Wien under the direction of Erwin Ortner and the Concert Association Vienna State Opera Choir since 2017. She was able to gain musical experience under renowned conductors such as René Jacobs, Kent Nagano, Mariss Jansons or Constantinos Carydis.
“Läuft mein Hirn so viele leere Kreise…” (2021) is based on the poem “Fear” (1923) by Ingeborg Lacour-Torrup. Many empty circles, many empty paths – a poem, a search without point and comma. In the foreground sound circling, searching, filigree and nervous movements – circles and paths. The actual reason for the search or the “what for” can be guessed, but also leads into an empty depth. The initial circles become paths – empty paths. For Glinsner, it represents an irony that the emotion conveyed in the poem – the search – can be seen as a parallel to the actual process of composition: A constant searching – a constant strife, an eternal interaction of mind and emotion.