Ute Wassermann

Ute WassermanUte is a composer/performer, improviser and interpreter of contemporary music. She studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts with Henning Christiansen, 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 articulative sequences which may be deconstructed and/or superimposed and used to explore spatial resonance phenomena. She has given numerous performances of her own solo work and performs regularly with many improvising musicians including duos with Richard Barrett, Aleks Kolkowski and Birgit Ulher (trumpet) in venues ranging from international festivals (Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, 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 and Ana Maria Rodriguez, and has performed with many ensembles and orchestras including ASKO, KNM Berlin, ELISION and Münchener Kammerorchester. Recent projects have included performances of code*switching for voice, computer and video installation by Ana Maria Rodriguez, a staged production of Savatore Sciarrino’s Infinito Nero (with KNM Berlin) and the completion of a CD of her own solo and multitrack vocal compositions.