Vitamin S Presents: Sabine Vogel & Alex Nowitz – 22/01/15


Alex Nowitz and Sabine Vogel will perform a mix of voice, flute, electronics, and surround sound.

Sabine Vogel – flutes/electronics (germany) & Alex Nowitz – voice/electronics (germany) play the Audio Foundation for our first event of the year.

Sabine Vogel

Born in Munich, studied jazz-flute at the Anton Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria.
In 2000 Sabine Vogel moved to Berlin, since 2005 she has been living in Potsdam.

As a flautist Sabine Vogel focuses on sound and improvisation, using extended techniques both acoustic as well as electronic, creating a very personal contemporary language for the flute. Discovering and producing the unheard, the intimate, in relation to sound production within the flute, is her main focus of exploration.

She takes the sounds from the inside of her flute – the microcosm of her flute world – and transports these sounds, with the help of amplification, into a sound-able-hear-able world. Bringing what is inside into the outside. She then combines this world of sound with self-made field recordings- the natural macrocosm of existing sound – forming a composed mixture between the macro and microcosmic.

Recently Vogel became more and more interested in site specific work, doing sound installation combined with live playing in natural environment.

Sabine Vogel has played as a soloist or in various formations on festivals like: ISEA RUHR, Ultima Festival/ Oslo, EMS Festival/ Stockholm, Ultraschall Festival/ Berlin, High Zero/Baltimore, Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Audiocraft, Oxford etc. She has played and worked a.o. with Anthony Braxton, Arto Lindsay, Tony Buck, Jim Denley, Chris Abrahams, Alex Nowitz, Malin Bång, Andrea Neumann, Schwimmer,Shannon Cooney, the Walter Thompson Soundpainting Orchestra.
Sabine’s current projects are: ORNIS; an audio-visual Duo with british artist Kathy Hinde, a Duo with australian pianist/organist Chris Abrahams, Landscape Quartet – an enviromental, soundart project with Bennett Hogg, Matt Sansom, Stefan Östersjö –
She is a member of the „Splitter Orchester“, based in Berlin Sabine Vogel has a lectureship for flute at the University Potsdam


Alex Nowitz

Alex Nowitz (1968) is a composer of vocal, instrumental and electroacoustic music. He writes concert music and creates works for opera, dance and theatre, commissioned by institutions like the Staatstheater Braunschweig, Theater Osnabrueck, Schaubuehne Berlin, Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, fabrik Potsdam and ensembles like Kammerakademie Potsdam, Curious Chamber Players Stockholm, work-in-progress Berlin and
Maulwerker Berlin.

He is also a voice artist and whistling virtuoso as well as a tenor and countertenor who presents a wide array of various extended techniques, which are way beyond the scope of purely classical singing.

Alex Nowitz has performed solo concerts around the world at various New Music festivals, such as Warsaw Autumn, Gaudeamus Week Amsterdam, Total Music Meeting Berlin, Jauna Musika Vilnius, Fresh Sound Series San Diego, Musica Viva Lissabon, Multiplace Festival Bratislava, LIG Arts Hall Seoul, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, ROM Oslo, Fylkingen Stockholm, or universities like Newcastle upon Tyne or Brunel University London.

From autumn 2007 until 2013, Nowitz has been invited numerous times by STEIM (STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam where he developed two gesture controlled, live electronic instruments: the stimmflieger and the strophonion.

As a voice artist he appears on record publications such as Mode (New York) or Leo Records (London). In 2010 he formed his own record label nowitz records which launched and released the CD Homo

Alex Nowitz has won prizes, like the 2nd European Competition for Live-Electronic Music Projects of the ECPNM 2009, and received numerous grants and residencies around the world. In 2014, he was guest at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Since November 2014, he is working on his PhD project, The Multivocal Voice, at the Stockholm Uniarts.

Thursday 22 January, 8pm start, $10 entry

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