About

Biography

The composer, pianist, sound artist and radio drama author Ulrike Haage is one of the most multifaceted artists in Germany today. She once starred on the piano with all-women big-band Reichlich Weiblich, and went on to join up with Katharina Franck as the core of the highly acclaimed Rainbirds.

She collaborated on genre-crossing, experimental projects like Vladimir Estragon with the musicians Alfred Harth, FM Einheit, Phil Minton and contributed to theatre productions in Zürich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin. Since 2006 she works regularly with the drummer Eric Schaefer. Ulrike Haage composes and directs contemporary works for films and radio, mostly published with the audiobook label Sans Soleil and the record label Blue Pearls Music. Her numerous works for film, radio and stage impressively show how inspiring it is to work with artists from other disciplines.

Since 2004 she releases highly respected Solo CDs with wonderful guest musicians: Sélavy (2004), Weisses Land (2006), In:finitum (2011), Maelstrom (2015), Stills (2018) together with the electronic musician Christian Meyer, and the Solo Piano CD Himmelsbaum (2020). Since her well received piano album Le Pianoscope (2009) Ulrike Haage also works with UPPM and published two other albums, Piano & Strings (2015) and Dawn (2020) again by Haage & Meyer.

Awards + Prizes: Ulrike Haage received the German Jazz Award (Albert-Mangelsdorff-Preis) for her outstanding and versatile life work to date – especially for her musical projects at the interface of pop, art and avant-garde. The documentary film Zwiebelfische won the North German Film Award and the special prize for Haage’s soundtrack. Her music for the film Meret Oppenheim – eine Surrealistin auf eigenen Wegen received the Documentary Filmscore Prize. In 2021 Ulrike Haage is awarded with the Music Authors Prize of the GEMA for her audio visual works.

Klaviermusik von purer Schönheit
Hamburger Abendblatt

Discography

  • 2021 Shock Waves OST CD (BMP)
  • 2021 Life is a Weaving Digital Release (BMP)
  • 2020 Berlin 1945_Tagebuch einer Großstadt OST DL (BMP)
  • 2020 HimmelsbaumUlrike Haage CD (BPM)
  • 2020 DawnHaage · Meyer Digital release (UPPM)
  • 2019 A Funeral March for the First Cosmonaut Haage Puntin Andersson (BPM)
  • 2018 StillsHaage · Meyer CD (BMP)
  • 2018 Seestück OST DL (BMP)
  • 2017 Night Radio play soundtrack DL (BMP)
  • 2016 Grüsse aus Fukushima OST CD (BMP)
  • 2016 Landstück OST CD (BMP)
  • 2015 Maelstrom CD (BMP)
  • 2015 Erzählung des Gleichgewichts 4: W CD (BMP)
  • 2014 For all my walking – Haage · Schaefer CD (Sans Soleil)
  • 2013 Meret Oppenheim: 1 Surrealistin auf eigenen Wegen  DVD (absolut Medien)
  • 2013 Goldrausch DVD (realfiction)
  • 2012 Flügel und Katze – music for children and grown ups CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2012 Goldrausch – Filmsoundtrack CD (Blue Pearls Music)
  • 2011 In:finitum CD (Blue Pearls Music)
  • 2011 Ana:mnesis – Bonus CD (Blue Pearls Music)
  • 2010 Komponiert in Deutschland CD (Normal Records)
  • 2009 Le Pianoscope Digital Release (UPPM)
  • 2009 Alles aber anders CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2009 Heimsuchung – Jenny Erpenbeck · music by Haage CD (Eichborn)
  • 2008 Die Stille hinter den Worten – Carlos Bica · Haage CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2007 Le Pianoscope Solo Piano Pieces (UPPM)
  • 2006 Weisses Land CD (Edel Records)
  • 2005 Pianoscope – piano edition book (Ricordi)
  • 2004 Sélavy CD (Edel Records)
  • 2004 Exakte Vision CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2003 Ding fest machen CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2002 Bombsong CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2001 Fragiles – Becker · Sacher · Haage CD (Universal Classics)
  • 2001 Last Words – Qui vivre verra CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2001 Reise, Toter – Grünbein · Haage CD (Sans soleil)
  • 2000 Die Wüste Lopnor – Raoul Schrott · music by Haage CD (Hörverlag)
  • 1999 Bei unserer Lebensweise – Bowles · Franck · HaageHaage CD (Sans soleil)
  • 1999 7 Dances of the holy ghost – Ammer · Haage CD (Sans soleil)
  • 1999 Rainbirds 3000 – live CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1998 Odysseus 7 – Ammer · Einheit · Haage CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1997 Hunger – Franck · Haage CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1997 Rainbirds – Forever CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1996 Rainbirds – Making memory CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1996 Goto – Einheit · Minton · Haage CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1995 Rainbirds – The Mercury Years CD (Mercury)
  • 1994 Apokalypse Live – Ammer · Einheit · Haage CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1994 König Zucker – Einheit · Franck · Haage CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1993 Rainbirds – In a different Light CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1992 Rainbirds – Two Faces CD (Phonogram)
  • 1992 Stein – Einheit · Haage CD (Rough Trade)
  • 1989 Vladimir Estragon – Three quarks for Muster Mark CD (Enja)
  • 1987 Reichlich weiblich – Live at Moers LP CD (Moers Music)
DIE WELT IST IHR KLANG, VIELE KLÄNGE
Die Zeit

Press

SHOCK WAVES

2021 • Review

FUNERAL MARCH ...

2021 • Brainpickings

EINE ECKE DER WELT ERHELLEN

2021 • Radio Essay

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

2021 • Interview

HIMMELSBAUM

2020 • Press text

FILMTAGE KALININGRAD

2018 • Interview

ICELAND_BLOG

2018 • Miniatures

ABOUT HER MUSIC
Various Journalists

2005 - 2017 • Press coverage

WUNDERNETZ BERLIN

2018 • The score

WIE FILMMUSIK, OHNE FILM
Tagesspiegel Berlin

Photos

FOTOSESSION NITZ HB

Himmelsbaum • Press photos

by Thomas Nitz
2020

Fotosession AMS

Recordings Adnan • Haage

by Anton M Storch
2019

Fotosession AB

Production Adnan • Haage

by Anke Beims
2019

Fotosession 12 ES

Woman • Kaliningrad

by Egor Sachko
2018

Fotosession 13 BB

Musikbrauerei • Berlin

by Barbara Braun
2018

Fotosession 10 TN 2018

Stills

by Thomas Nitz
2018

Fotosession 02

GEMA Wohnzimmerkonzert

by Darek Gontarski
2016

Fotosession 03

Maelstrom Cover Shooting

by Thomas Nitz
2015

Fotosession 04

Haage Schaefer Duo

by Jörg Steinmetz
2014

Fotosession 11 JS 2014

Out of sequence

by Jörg Steinmetz
2013

Fotosession 05

In:finitum Cover Shooting

by Thomas Nitz
2012

Fotosession 06

The Müggelsee Shootings

by Barbara Braun
2010

Fotosession 07

Weisses Land

by Sabine Schruender
2006

Fotosession 08

Sélavy

by Sabine Schruender
2004

Fotosession 09

Out of sequence

by Stefan Müssigbrodt
2003