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Vocal artist Ute Wassermann is a composer/performer, improviser and interpreter of contemporary music. She studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts with Henning Christiansen amongst others, specialising in sound installation and vocal performance, and studied classical singing with Carol Plantamura (San Diego) and Arnold van Mill (Hamburg). Since 1984 she has developed many special multivoiced vocal techniques, catalogued by register, timbre and articulational sequences, which may be deconstructed and/or superimposed and used to explore spatial resonance phenomena. She has also worked extensively with various extensions of the voice including live electronics and the use of gongs and metal coils as vocal resonators. She has given numerous performances of her own solo work and performs regularly with many improvising musicians, including duos with Richard Barrett (live electronics), Birgit Ulher (trumpet), Aleksander Kolkowski (musical saw, strohviola), Charlotte Hug (viola) in venues ranging from international festivals (Japan, Australia, Hongkong, Buenos Aires) to lofts.

She has collaborated frequently with composers who have created works especially for her voice, including Henning Christiansen, Richard Barrett, Chaya Czernowin, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Sven-Åke Johansson, Michael Finnissy, Ana Maria Rodriguez.  She has performed music theatre works by Chaya Czernowin, Salvatore Sciarrino, Matthias Kaul among others. She has performed with many ensembles and orchestras including ASKO, Elision, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Münchener Kammerorchester, Radiosymphomieorchester Wien in festivals like Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Münchener Biennale, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Archipel Festival Genf, Tokyo Summer Festival, Festival of Vision Hongkong, Ars Musica, Festival of Perth, Pro Musica Nova , Wien Modern... . Ute Wassermann is a member of the Berlin-based  composition/performance collective “les femmes savantes”.


exploratorium berlin

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  'birdtalking' - CD 2006