news & agenda
There is an open access version of my book Between Air and Electricity, with a downloadable pdf of the whole book. My current research is on gestures, sensors and sounds. If you think your work might interest me, do not hesitate to send me some information at cathy-at-cathyvaneck-dot-net.
Here some dates for performances and exhibitions of my work:
17.09.2022 Bern (Switzerland) I perform Empty Chairs at the Grosse Konzertsaal, Papiermühlestrasse 13D.
30.06.&01.07.2022 Rotterdam (Netherlands) An installation version of Empty Chairs is on view during Longform Vision for Earminded People at Roodkapje.
29.06.2022 Tokyo (Japan) Gaku Yamada performs Song No. 3 at Kagoshima Community Center.
26.06.-04.09.2022 Kassel (Germany) my new installation Da draussen for the St. Martinskirche in Kassel is on view.
11.06.2022 Zurich (Switzerland) Premiere of my new piece Words, words, words. for five performers, microphones and hand-held prepared loudspeakers, performed by CNZ.
13.05.2022 University of Sussex, Falmer (UK) I give a keynote during the Feedback Musicianship Network meeting, entitled Why feedback? Some thoughts on why and when I use acoustic feedback in performances and including a performance of Music Stands.
25.03.-03.04.2022 Berlin (Germany) Breeze is part of the exhibition Ready Making #5 at Errant Sound.
19.11.2021 Rümlingen (Switzerland) My installation What we keep is on view during Nachklang in Rümlingen.
08.10.2021 La Paz (Bolivia) Ensamble Inmediato Factura/Fractura performs Wings at Casa Grito, Sala/Teatro-Un Hogar para las Artes.
18.09.2021 Teufen (Switzerland) My installation What we keep is on view in Zeughaus Teufen during the Rümlingen Festival.
10. & 11.09.2021 Lisbon (Portugal) Touchez performs Wings at O’culto da Ajuda.
10.-12.09.2021 The Hague (Netherlands) My installation Try to Turn the Wind is on view as part of the Proximity Music exhibition during the rewire festival.
08.-19.09.2021 Birsfelden (Switzerland) My new installation Der Klang von Birsfelden is on view during the Zeit Räume Festival.
02.-12.09.2021 Schachen (bei Gais) (Switzerland) My new installation What we Keep is on view during the KlangMoorSchopfe festival.
01.07.2021 Gori (Georgia) Performance of my new piece Favourite Pieces in Cardboard Boxes for five or more performers, cardboard boxes and live electronics at the Gori Theatre during the Close Encounters Festival.
29.06.2021 Tbilisi (Georgia) First performance of my piece Favourite Pieces in Cardboard Boxes for five or more performers, cardboard boxes and live electronics at the New Theatre during the Close Encounters Festival.
27.06.2021 Tbilisi (Georgia) I perform Cheering for Others Makes You a Leader at Lenø Records during the Close Encounters Festival.
04. & 05.06.2021 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) United Instruments of Lucilin performs Empty Chairs (version for three performers) at the Philharmonie Luxembourg.
23.01.2021 Sevilla (Spain) Jorge Nicolás Manrique, Iker Idoate Santaolalla, and Rubén Orio perform Empty Chairs (version for three performers) ath the Rioja Filarmonía.
26.11.2020 Zaragoza (Spain) Luis Azcona and friends perform Wings at Teatro de Las Esquinas.
20.11.2020 Logroño (Spain) FRAMES percussion perform Empty Chairs (version for three performers).
16.11.2020 Zaragoza (Spain) FRAMES percussion perform Empty Chairs (version for three performers) at the Auditorio of the Palacio de Congresos.
6.11.2020 Zurich (Switzerland) Container performs Wings at Walcheturm.
4.11.2020 Basel (Switzerland) Container performs Wings at Ackermannshof.
31.10 & 01.11.2020 Berlin (Germany) Maulwerker performer my new piece We Are Prepared at Ballhaus Ost.
27.10.2020 Austin (USA) line upon line percussion performs Groene Ruis at the the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
3., 4., 5. & 6.09.2020 Bern (Switzerland) Kollektiv Mycelium performs my new piece La Nature dans le Miroir.
CANCELLED 05.07.2020 St Petersburg (Russia) Ensemble Lemniscate performs Wings.
CANCELLED 27.06.2020 Rotterdam (Netherlands) I perform at the Gardena Festival.
26.06.2020 Basel (Switzerland) Zacarias Maia performs Groene Ruis at the Musikakademie.
CANCELLED 21., 23., 24., 29. & 30.05.2020 Munich (Switzerland) Concert installation M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder together with Schorsch Kamerun, Katja Eichbaum, Gloria Brillowska, Johannes Öllinger, Stephanie Müller and many others during the Münchener Biennale at the Marstall of the Residenztheater.
CANCELLED 31.03.2020 Geneva (Switzerland) I perform Klangverordnung at Festival Archipel.
02.03.2020 New York (USA) I perform Empty Chairs at NYU University.
28. & 29.02.2020 Chicago (USA) I perform Empty Chairs and give a key note on composing with feedback at the Circulations Symposium in Chicago.
08.02.2020 Trier (Germany) Heni Hyunjung Kim performs Song No 3 at Tufa.
21.01.2020 Lausanne (Switzerland) HannaH Walter (of WeSpoke) performs Double Beat at Le Bourg.
CANCELLED! 07.12.2019 Paris (France) I perform several pieces during the ‘Open Saturday’ series at Van Doesburg House, hosted by Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs. This concert had to be cancelled due to the strikes in France.
10.10.2019 Graz (Austria) Ensemble Schallfeld performs my piece Stumme Diener.
28. & 29.09.2019 Berlin (Germany) Together with DieOrdnungDerDinge I developed an interactive sound installation for their piece EchoChamberMusic, performed at the Volksbühne during the BAM! Festival.
01.09.2019 Ghent (Belgium) I perform an outdoor piece and In Paradisum at Open Circuit 2019.
25.04.2019 Darmstadt (Germany) handwerk performs De Beweging at the Akademie für Tonkunst during the Frühjahrstagung of the INMM.
04.04.2019 Ghent (Belgium) Nadar performs my piece Silver Breath as part of their program Tomorrow you may sing in paradise.
23.03.2019 Zurich (Switzerland) I am doing a keynote at this year’s SAR conference on „Microphones, loudspeakers and gestures: fostering the dialogue“.
06.11.2018 Louisville (USA) Derek Carter, Joshua Baerwald, Rachael M. Smith and Lizzie Burmeister perform Wings.
25.09.2018 Hamburg (Germany) I give a talk about my work, organised by VAMH at the Centro Sociale.
23. & 24. 07.2018 Darmstadt (Germany) Music Stands Outside: a concert I developed together with Toon Callier of ensemble NADAR for the villa Wittmann.
20.07.2018 Darmstadt (Germany) The percussion studio by Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene is performing De Beweging at the Edith Stein Schule.
03.-06.05.2018 Aarhus (Denmark) I am a guest curator of the sound art exhibition at this year’s SPOR Festival.
12.03.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) Concert for the Werkjahr Komposition Zurich, together with Christian Buck and Christian Wolfarth.
10.03.2018 The Hague (Netherlands) Nadar performs my new piece Silver Breath during the Dag in de Branding at Korzo Theatre.
31.01.2018 New York (USA) Viola Yip, Jenn Grossman and Merche Blasco perform Wings at JACK in Brooklyn during the exhibition and concert From Me to You and Back Again.
17.12.2017 Cologne (Germany) Rie Watanabe performs Cheerers and Leaders in Cologne.
25.11.2017 Cologne (Germany) Niklas Seidl performs Song No 3 at Kunststation St. Peter.
14.11.2017 Stuttgart (Germany) The Neue Vocalsolisten perform my When the sound of your voice slips through my fingers at Theaterhaus Stuttgart.
13.11.2017 Basel (Switzerland) Ensemble Tzara performs my piece Backoffice at Gare du Nord.
05.10.2017 Den Haag (Netherlands) I perform Cheering for others makes you a leader at the Korzo Theatre during No Patent Pending.
16.09.2017 Washington DC (USA) I perform Music Stands, Song No 3 and Cheering for Others Makes You a Leader at the Sonic Circuits Festival.
02.09.2017 Zürich (Switzerland) Ensemble Tzara performs my piece “Backoffice” at the Lange Nacht der Museen Zurich.
12. & 13.08.2017 Rümlingen (Switzerland) Premiere of De Bewegingfor demonstrators and loudspeakers at Festival Rümlingen.
17. & 18.06.2017 Aix en Provence (France) Phone Call to Hades at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Parc de la Torse, Aix-en-Provence. See 07.06.2017
14.06.2017 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) Phone Call to Hadesat Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Parc Edmund Klein. See 07.06.2017
07.06.2017 Waterloo (Belgium) Phone Call to Hades at The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, developed together with Blanka Radoczy (director), Isabelle Kranabetter (dramaturgy) and Claudia Irro (costume design), performed by Sarah Théry, Julia Moorman and Guillaume Paire.
06.06.2017 Basel (Switzerland) Peculiar Transcriptions, concert curated by me for Ensemble Tzara, with music by Joanna Bailie, Iñigo Giner Miranda, Jannik Giger, James Saunders, and a miniature version of my installation Breeze at Gare du Nord.
05.-07.05.2017 Witten (Germany) My new interactive sound installation Erster Versuch den Wind zu drehen for anemometer, fans, sound and breath or wind will be exhibited during the Witten Festival .
16.-18.03.2017 Aarau (Switzerland) final exhibition of the research project Mit Kopfhörern unterwegs at the Kunsthaus, with my “für Kopfhörende”.
19.02.2017 Bern (Switzerland) I perform “Cheering for others makes you a leader” and give a short lecture at the Sonohr Festival.
16.02.17 Ilanz (Switzerland) Cinema Sil Plaz Blue: concert curated by me, program see 03.02.17
08.02.17 Basel (Switzerland) Stadtkino Blue: concert curated by me, program see 03.02.17.
03.02.17 Bern (Switzerland) Lichtspiel Kino Blue: concert curated by me for Ensemble Tzara, with music by Jessie Marino, Sabrina Schröder, Ellen Fellmann and Wanja Aloe, and Blue by Derek Jarman.
29. & 30.11.2016 Leiden (Netherlands) I perform “Für Kopfhörende — a performative installation, for performer with interactive headphones and audience with passive headphones” during the conference The Role and Position of Sounds and Sounding Arts in Public Urban Environments.
12.11.2016 Zürich (Switzerland) see 10.11.2016 concert.
11.11.2016 Baden (Switzerland) see 10.11.2016 concert.
05.11.2016 Essen (Germany) I premiere my new piece “Cheering for others makes you a leader” at the Now! Festival.
23. & 24.09.2016 Aarau (Switzerland) new performance for interactive headphones, one performer, live electronics, and three headphone listeners.
31.05, 02, 04, 06, 07 & 08.06.2016 Munich (Germany) Premiere of “Phone Call to Hades” during the Musiktheater Biennale, developed together with Blanka Radoczy (director), Isabelle Kranabetter (dramaturgy) and Claudia Irro (costume design), performed by Elizabeth Marshall, Bavo Orroi and Andromahi Raptis.
07.05.2016 Jaffa/ Tel Aviv (Israel) Wings is performed by Hadas Pe’ery and others at HaTeiva center.
13.03.2016 Zug (Switzerland) Lara Stanic performs my new piece Cheerers and Leaders at Theater Burgbachkeller Zug.
12.&13.03.2016 Zurich (Switzerland) DieOrdnungDerDinge performs 412 Meter Laufen at the Kammer of the Schauspielhaus Zurich.
05. & 06.02.2016 Zurich (Switzerland) Lara Stanic performs my new piece Cheerers and Leaders at Kunstraum Walcheturm Zürich.
04.02.2016 Bern (Switzerland) Lara Stanic performs my new piece Cheerers and Leaders at Aula PROGR Bern.
03.02.2016 Basel (Switzerland) Lara Stanic premieres my piece Cheerers and Leaders at Kaskadenkondensator Basel.
14.11.2015 Liège (Belgium) Frederik Croene performs Pièce d’ameublement at the Théâtre de Liège during the festival Images Sonores.
07.11.2015 Zurich (Switzerland) Ensemble Tzara premieres my piece “Backoffice” at the Zurich stock market.
16./17.09.2015 Aarau (Switzerland) Try-out and presentation of a performance for headphones.
11.09.2015 Basel (Switzerland) I am one of the nominees for the Swiss Music Prize 2015, together with 14 fantastic musicians. The ceremony will be in the Basler Münster.
12.06.2015 Basel (Switzerland) Haize Lizarazu performs Pièce d’ameublement at the Musik-Akademie Basel.
11. & 12.06.2015 Berlin (Germany) Ute Wassermann performs my Song No 3 at the Ackerstadtpalast.
22.02.-27.02.2015 Apeldoorn (Netherlands) I will teach as one of the senior composers at the Young Composers Meeting together with other seniors Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, and Errollyn Wallen, vocal coach Gerda van Zelm and chaired by Louis Andriessen.
26.-29.11.2014 The Hague (Netherlands) I perform Song No 3 during the 50 Years of Electroacoustic and Computer Music Education Meeting.
26.09.2014 St. Pölten (Austria) Barbara Lüneburg performs the first part of our collaborate composition for the “What-if” research project during the European Researchers’ Night. Composed together with David Stalling, Anthony Kelly and Barbara Lüneburg.
04.07.2014 Bern (Switzerland) Music on a long thin wire by Alvin Lucier, presented by me and Moritz Mühlenbach at the Lange Nacht der elektronischen Musik at the Dampfzentrale. Also playing: Hans-Joachim Roedelius (D), Felix Kubin (D), Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine (F), Pole (D).
19., 20. & 22.06.2014 Berlin (Germany) Premiere of a new piece for the ensemble DieOrdnungDerDinge.
26.04.2014 Brussels (Belgium) I will perform “Music Stands as well as lecture on my work during “Speaking of Mikes, Speakers and Acoustics, an evening of artist talks, performance and lecture by Cathy Eck and Fabrice Moinet” at the pianofabriek.
25. – 30.04.2014 Brussels (Belgium) Together with Fabrice Moinet I will conduct the lab Of Mikes and Speakers at the pianofabriek.
05.04.2014 Stuttgart (Germany) Ute Wassermann performs Song No 3 in the Theaterhaus.
5. & 6.03.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) I will perform at the opening night of Loitering with Intent and lecture the next day on my artistic research projects.
20.02.2014 Zurich (Switzerland) Mehrspur I will perform several of my works at the Generator concert series.
29.01.2014 Radio SRF 2 Feature by Cécile Olshausen on my works.
20.01.2014 Küsnacht (Switzerland) Performing several compositions by Alvin Lucier (Music on a Long Thin Wire, Vespers and Music for Cello and One or More Vessels) together with Moritz Müllenbach at Kantonsschule Küsnacht.
17.12.2013 Leiden (Netherlands) Public defense of my dissertation: Between air and electricity—microphones and loudspeakers as musical instruments.
16.12.2013 The Hague (Netherlands) Korzo theatre concert with several of my works: Song No 3, in blik, Music Stands, groene ruis and Klangverordnung.
19.11.2013 Huddersfield (England) Ute Wassermann will perform Song No 3 for gestures, interactive electronics, microphone and loudspeaker.
16.11.2013 Zurich (Switzerland) 7 pm I will perform Music on a long thin wire by Alvin Lucier at the Tonhalle Zurich during the Tage für Neue Musik.
13.11.2013 Basle (Switzerland) Gare du NordGinger ensemble performs Wings for acoustic feedback and shields.
25 & 26.10.2013 Muelheim (Germany) Presentation of mechanical and electronic ear extensions to listen to the city, which I developed together with Jan Schacher for the project Sonozones.
Labor Muelheim ZHdK
16.10.2013 Klosterneuburg (Austria) Ute Wassermann will perform Song No 3 for gestures, interactive electronics, microphone and loudspeaker.
21.07.2013 Hilltown (Ireland) Uncage the colours, co-composition and performance with Barbara Lüneburg, David Stalling and Anthony Kelly
05.07.2013 Freiburg (Germany) Heather Roche of ensemble hand werk performs Square Head for two small loudspeakers, gestures and fixed media.
27.06.2013 Cologne (Germany) Heather Roche of Ensemble hand werk performs Square Head for two small loudspeakers, gestures and fixed media.
26.04.2013 Zurich (Switzerland) performative installation in blik for tin cans and electronic sound in the visarte gallery sihlquai55.