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Voice, Electronics, Installations, Performances


born 01. November 1948, lives in Los Angeles/USA.
Encompassing music, spoken word and installation, intermedia artist Anna Homler's alternative languages extend the possibilities of meaning and communication. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler makes words musical and music like words. Since 1982, she has collaborated in America with composer/musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, and Ethan James; and in Europe with Viola Kramer, the Voices of Kwahn, Axel Otto and Frank Schulte. Geert Waegeman and Pavel Fajt.
Homler has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including appearances at Recommended Records in London; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (L.A.C.E.); P.S.122, the Kitchen, Dixon Place and the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York; Supraclub in Prague; Klarinsky in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia; Ketty Dó in Bologna, Italy; the Stadtgarten and the Loft in Köln, Germany; the Melkweg and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. From 1990 to 1995 she participated in such international festivals as Sonic Disturbance at the Cleveland Public Theatre; New Music America in Montreal; the Tegentonen Festival at the Paradiso in Amsterdam; Milanopoesia in Milan; primavera Jazz Festival in Sardinia; the Internationales Treffen Innovativer Musikerinnen in Aachen, Germany; Het Vertel Festival in Gent, Belgium; Voices Festival in Innsbruck, Austria; Spoken Word Festival in Brussels, Belgium; Dissidentent Festival in Rotterdam, Holland; the Moers Festival in Moers, Germany; and the Festival International des Musiques Actuelle in Nancy, France.
Highlighting Homler's work is the performance/installation project PHARMACIA POETICA, which examines the symbolic and tonal qualities of words and objects. Having travelled nationwide as part of the exhibition 40 Years of California Assemblage, the installation has also been shown at Gracie Mansion in New York; the Center of Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe and Nonsequitur Music Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Gallery 400 in Chicago, Illinois; the Melkfabriek in Den Bosch, Holland; and in Amsterdam at Gallery Oko. From 1994 to 1995 the PHARMACIA POETICA was part of the travelling exhibition Outside the Frame: Performance & the Object - a survey of performance art in the U.S. from 1950 to the present. It was also exhibited at Karbon in Zürich, Switzerland.
Homler's debut CD Dó Ya Sa'di Dó was released on amf, an independent German label, in 1992. She has been included in the compilation albums Le Sacre du Printemps (Gonzo Circus) and Poetic Silhouettes (amf). In 1994 she was featured on Sugarconnection: alien cake on No Man's Land. 1995 showed Macaronic Sines, a collaboration with Geert Waegeman and Pavel Fajt on the Belgian label Lowlands which was followed by live recordings of that group on the canadian Victo label: Corne de Vache in 1996. The collaboration with the british Voices of Kwahn is featured on the CD silver bowl transmission and NURNICHTNUR, Germany did feature Anna Homler on their VOX compilation CD.

Anna Homler
Pharmacia Poetica

    Available at NURNICHTNUR:
  'House of Hands' - CD 2000
  'VOX' - CD 1997
  'Macaronic Sines' - CD 1996
  'Do Ya Sa Di Do' - CD 1992