DESIGNING VOICES

international festival for

vocal performance art, sound and music

2 – 7 November 2021

concerts, lecture-performances and audio-visual works

  • Französische Kirche POTSDAM
  • St. Matthäus-Kirche BERLIN
  • Nordic Embassies BERLIN, the ‘Felleshus’

Ute Wassermann: voice, whistles

Frédéric Blondy: piano, pipe organ

Sten Sandell: pipe organ, piano, voice, live electronics

Alex Nowitz: voice, live electronics (strophonion)


Start: 7 pm


Französische Kirche Potsdam

Am Bassinplatz

Charlottenstraße 55-58

14467 Potsdam, Germany

Biliana Voutchkova: violin, voice

Matthias Bauer: double bass, voice

Sten Sandell: pipe organ, piano, voice, live electronics

Alex Nowitz: voice, live electronics (strophonion)


Start: 7 pm


Französische Kirche Potsdam

Am Bassinplatz

Charlottenstraße 55-58

14467 Potsdam, Germany

Sabine Vogel: flutes, voice

Sten Sandell: pipe organ, piano, voice, live electronics

Alex Nowitz: voice, live electronics (strophonion)


Sabine Vogel: Lecture-Performance


Start: 7 pm


St. Matthäus Kirche Berlin

Matthäikirchplatz

10785 Berlin, Germany

Tone Åse: voice, live electronics

Sten Sandell: pipe organ, piano, voice, live electronics

Alex Nowitz: voice, live electronics (strophonion)


Franziska Baumann: Lecture-Performance


Start: 7 pm


St. Matthäus Kirche Berlin

Matthäikirchplatz

10785 Berlin, Germany

Franziska Baumann: voice, live electronics (sensorglove)

Sten Sandell: pipe organ, piano, voice, live electronics

Alex Nowitz: voice, live electronics (strophonion)


Tone Åse: Lecture-Performance


Start: 7 pm


St. Matthäus Kirche Berlin

Matthäikirchplatz

10785 Berlin, Germany

Tone Åse, Franziska Baumann, Sten Sandell, Alex Nowitz


Talk master: Elke Moltrecht


Start: 11 am


Nordische Botschaften Berlin

‘Felleshus’ [Gemeinschaftshaus]

Rauchstr. 1

10787 Berlin, Germany

DESIGNING VOICES presents sound and music performances with a focus on vocal performance art. In 2021 the theme revolves around pipe organ, voice and gesture-controlled live electronics.

DESIGNING VOICES highlights the artistic practice of composer-performers and features vocal performance artists as well as musicians who use their voice as integral part of their performance practice.

Apart from concerts DESIGNING VOICES showcases also lectures and lecture-performances, sound installations and audio-visual works, all of which illuminate the characteristics and peculiarities of contemporary vocal performance art.

In 2021 DESIGNING VOICES is granted funding by the Musikfonds e.V. and the MWFK of the Federal State of Brandenburg and has been developed in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy Berlin.