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Ute Wassermann

Ute Wassermann, voice artist, composer, improvisor is known for her many-voiced and extreme vocal sound-language. Ute´s unique vocal language takes the voice beyond itself. Her methods to extend the voice include the use of bird whistles, lo-fi electronics, resonators, fieldrecordings. She is engaged in the areas of composition and improvisation, music and performance art. Ute studied visual arts (sound installation, performance art) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, and music and singing at the University of California, San Diego. Numerous performances as a vocal soloist in festivals, venues and clubs throughout Europe, Australia, Mexico, Brasil and Asia. Numerous premieres of compositions especially written for her voice. Member of several bands like (n.e.w. / Ercklentz - Neumann - Wassermann; Speak Easy / Phil Minton, Thomas Lehn, Martin Blume and duos (with Birgit Ulher, Joke Lanz, Andrea Parkins). Performances with MIchael Zerang, John Russel, Alison Blunt, Raed Yassin, PRAED Orchestra, Michael Vorfeld, Thomas Rohrer, Mazen Kerbaj and many others.

Recent commissions for compositions by Ryogoku Art Festival, University of Amsterdam and Poetica Sonora, Mexico City, Transart Festival Bolzano. She has received several grants like a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2015 and the Stipend for New Music and Soundart Berlin in 2017.