Ulrike Haage, composer, pianist, sound artist & radioplay author, is one of the most multifaceted artists in Germany today. Since 2004 she has released highly respected Solo CDs, Sélavy (2004), Weisses Land (2006), in:finitum (2011), and Maelstrom in 2015. All of them shift between Jazz, Avantgarde and classical music.
Her audio pieces impressively show Haage's inspiring and ongoing involvement with artists in other disciplines such as film. The soundtracks for the documentaries Zwiebelfische, Gold Rush, Meret Oppenheim, The Lost M, as well as the music for Doris Dörrie’s movie Greetings from Fukushima are all characterised by an almost imperceptible fusion with the visual.
Awards + prizes (i.a.): German Jazz Award (Albert-Mangelsdorff-Preis) in 2003; North German Film Award (special music price) in 2010. Her music for the film Meret Oppenheim – eine Surrealistin auf eigenen Wegen received the Documentary Filmscore Prize in 2014.
„An adjective stands out: eclectic. Then, others come to mind; still, light, crystalline.“
„Ulrike Haage proves herself to be an extraordinary sound architect. Every single tone and sound possesses meaning, every moment of suspension integrates into the structure, every song is a piece of art.“ „Haage creates a maximum mood with a minimum of tones“
New release in 09 2019: „A Funeral march for the First Cosmonaut“. Text: Etel Adnan. Music: Ulrike Haage, Claudio Puntin (Gagarinette) & Christina Andersson (Sopran)