Aloardi artist-in-residence July 2016: Bettina Wenzel (DE)

Julio 16th, 2016  |  Published in Ahora, Gabriel Castillo Aguero, Novedades, Residencias

In July 2016 vocal artist, composer and improviser Bettina Wenzel (DE) is artist-in-residence at Aloardi. She comes to Peru to make her research & concert project “zoila’s frequencies”. It is a research-project around the famous Peruvian singer Yma Sumac in collaboration with Aboardi, Lima, Peru. Bettina Wenzel will make a trip and record sounds at Cajamarca, the assumed birth place of Yma Sumac and during her stay she will collect material for the composition “zoila’s frequencies” by combining vocal sounds, field recordings and historical recordings of Sumac’s voice.

Rimac, Lima

Since 2000 Bettina Wenzel develops intermedia-performances (voice/video/objects) and vocal compositions. Recent examples include “fan_quartett”, a composition for four fans and voice, “Mumbai Diary” performances/ installation/ CD, “inside out” performances (dance/voice/inflatable objects/video) presented in Kochi/Trivandrum (India),” aufblasbarer Gesang IV” performance (voice/inflatable object/live-video), at the 10th Anniversary of mex, Dortmund during the Festival open systems. Examples of vocal compositions are: “Kolophon” (voice /4 CD-players) at Sprachmusik Musiksprache, Kunstwerk Deutz, Cologne, “Illusion insoluble” (voice/tape) KGNM Musikfest, Cologne, “Ä & U” (voice/tape) at BrückenMusik, Deutzer Brücke, Cologne. Bettina Wenzel presented her intermedia vocal compositions a.o. in Vienna (Austria), Prag, Paris,Trondheim (Norway) New York, San Antonio (USA), Los Angeles, Bern (Switzerland), London, Mumbai, New Delhi, Trivandrum (India), Kochi (India).

From 1992 to 2000 she attended voice-training (Alfred Wolfsohn-technique) at the Centre Artistique Roy Hart (Malérargues/France) with D. Rossignol, Jonathan Hart-Makwaia, Ian Magilton and Noah Pikes. In 2009, she has been during six month artist in residence in Mumbai, a residency by Kunststiftung NRW and Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. She presented her performances at NCPA Mumbai in August 2009. In 2010, she presented her performance program “walls&waves” at Goetheinstitut Kolkata, India. She had been invited to present her work at CeC Festival from 2008 onwards. From 2010 to 2015 she created sound for Santanu Bose, Anuradha Kapur and recently Vivan Sundaram. Currently she works and lives as vocal artist/ composer in Cologne (Germany) and New Delhi (India).
Handmade electronics, Lima.

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