Elina Lukijanova studied Music Technology in Enschede. Since 2015 she has been studying composition with Wolfgang Rihm and Markus Hechtle as well as music informatics with Prof. Christoph Seibert. For 2021, she is a Villa Concordia residency fellow. Elina Lukijanova focuses on textures as well as processes of physical creation and invention - be it her own instruments, microtonal tunings or ideas of digital and recursive environments: Volatilities that seek experience in a sensual world.
Elina Lukijanova (*1983) studied songwriting, keyboard and music technology in Enschede (Netherlands). As an assistant, she worked for trash artist Inge van Kann and composer Edgar Mann, while self-studying instrument making, microtonality and lyric writing.
She received private lessons from Prof. Manfred Stahnke and in 2015 accepted a place at the Music University in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Since then she has been studying composition with Prof. Wolfgang Rihm and Prof. Markus Hechtle, and in parallel music informatics with Prof. Thomas Troge and Prof. Christoph Seibert.
Elina Lukijanova participated in master classes with Dieter Ammann, Chaya Czernowin, Ondřej Adámek, Francesco Felidei, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu and Rebecca Saunders, among others. She won the DELTA Composition Prize of Klangforum Heidelberg and was a recipient of the Wolfgang Rihm Scholarship, sponsored by the Höpfner Foundation.
Elina Lukijanova's works sometimes refer to visual art, her own lyrical works, texts by other authors and philosophical works.
She focuses her attention on textures, on processes of physical creation and invention, be it her own instruments, microtonal tunings or ideas of digital and recursive environments: Volatilities experienced in a sensual world.
For example, she further developed the historic nail violin, which dates back to the 19th century, and worked out new playing techniques on it, layering complex sounds in some of her pieces using a loop station to create deep textures.
She also developed and built the sheet metal cello in 2019, motivated by a desire to create reverb effects completely free of electronics or electricity on a low stringed instrument.
Elina Lukijanova most recently collaborated with accordionist Eva Zöllner as well as Ensemble TEMA and was commissioned to create a sound installation for the State Art Gallery Karlsruhe. She is a Villa Concordia scholarship holder for the year 2021.