Video still of Alex Nowitz from a recording session of Panache for voice solo,
documented by Oscar Loeser at the fabrik Potsdam (DE), 2016.


Alex Nowitz is a composer and vocal performance artist, furthermore improviser, sound artist, musician, artist-researcher and author from Germany. His compositions comprise vocal and instrumental chamber music, full-length operas, orchestral miniatures, electroacoustic music, multimedia concert formats as well as music for dance and spoken theatre. Both in his vocal performance art and in his compositions dedicated to others he explores the notion of multivocality.
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upcoming in 2021: 

July-September 2021 Three-month artist residency at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, funded by the Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media of Germany. (Originally planned to take place in spring 2020, the residency was postponed due to COVID-19 crisis.)

21. April 2021 VoxLAB VårFEST: Vocal Space Lines a solo performance for voice and live electronics (strophonion) at Sentralen in Oslo, Norway, next to performances
 by Franziska Baumann, by Natasha Barrett and by Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer & Julian Skar.
20. April 2021 VoxLAB VårFEST: Presentation of
Unleashing the Machined Voice a lecture-performance for voice and video and,
together with Franziska Baumann (CH), symposium and panel discussions at National Academy of the Arts, Opera department, Oslo.

February/March 2021
Publication of the article Assemblages of Multivocal and Schizophonic Practices: Unleashing the Machined Voice in
Machinic Assemblages of Desire, edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici (Orpheus Institute Series. Leuven: Leuven University Press)

CANCELLED due to Covid-19 regulations: 4, 5 February 2021 Au cœur de l’océan an opera work by Frédéric Blondy and Arthur Lavandier (composer), Maxime Pascal (conductor), Halory Goerger (director) at Opéra de Lille. Co-production of Ensemble Le Balcon Paris and Opéra de Lille. A.N. is invited as vocal performance artist together with a fantastic line-up of performers such as Claire Bergerault, Audrey Chen, Isabelle Duthoit, Ute Wassermann and Phil Minton.
CANCELLED due to Covid-19 regulations: 22, 23, 24 January 2021 premiere of Au cœur de l’océan Théâtre de l'Athénée, Paris.

past in 2020:

23 August 2020 premiere of The bird that did not return for voice and live electronics (strophonion)
composed and performed by A.N. at the intersonanzen 2020—Brandenburgisches Fest der Neuen Musik: 20 years of intersonanzen
https://soundcloud.com/alexnowitz/the-bird-that-did-not-return


20 August 2020 premiere of Der Geist Von Gestern. Oder: wenn der mensch den menschen nicht mehr trifft
[The Spirit/Ghost From Yesterday. Or: when human beings no longer meet human beings] for soprano and six instrumentalists

composed
by A.N. for Katia Guedes and the Modern Art Ensemble Berlin (flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, violoncello) at the opening concert of the intersonanzen 2020

24 June 2020 Ferngespräch: Vielstimmige Stimme und Klangtanz
[Long-distance Call: Multivocal Voice and Sound Dance]
Live stream discussion with new music curator and cultural manager Matthias Osterwold on
concepts, strategies and examples of A.N.'s work between solo performances and instrumental theatre, composed structures, improvisation and gesture-controlled live electronics
. This event is part of the online series of the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf.

https://vimeo.com/433895157

June - Aug. 2020 The three-month artist residency at the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf has been turned into a online residency, funded by the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture of the Land Brandenburg, Germany.
https://schloss-wiepersdorf.de/de/stipendiaten-details/fellow/alex-nowitz.html


27 May 2020 über die kulturlose zeit
[About times without culture] ​​​​​​​

an essay published on the website of the Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf
https://schloss-wiepersdorf.de/de/showcasereader/kulturlose_zeit.html

past in 2019:

9-11 December 2019 DARE 2019: Machinic Assemblages of Desire, 3rd International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic REsearch at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium:
Unleashing The Machined Voice: A lecture-performance on schizophonic practices and assemblages of new vocality (p. 38)


22 November 2019 solo performance at Audio Art Festival Kraków:
Vocal Space Lines for voice and live electronics (strophonion) with four loudspeakers

21 November 2019 lecture at the Academy of Music (Akademia Muzyczna W Krakowie):
Multivocal Arts: Strategies towards radical vocality
as part of the Audio Art Conference Krakow curated by Marek Chołoniewski


14 October 2019 'Stockholm Explorative Talks':
2019 Theme: Boundaries
The Nobel Prize Museum and the Stockholm Academic Forum (18 universities from and the city of Stockholm) invites A.N. to join the TEAM consisting of six scholars from different disciplines and various backgrounds, to take part in the discussion of the second edition of the 'Stockholm Explorative Talks' on the topic BoundariesThe event takes place at the Stockholm Royal College of Music. 'Stockholm Explorative Talks' is an official event of the Nobel Prize Calling programme.


12 October 2019 'Münchner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik' [Society for New Music in Munich] at the Seidlvilla:
Symposium: Neunzehnhundertneunundachtzig - Musikalische Biografien und der Mauerfall 
[Symposion: 1989 - Musical Biographies and the Fall of the Berlin Wall] 
Musicians, composers and musicologists discussing the meaning of the system change for their artistic work: Anke Kies, Gisela Nauck, A.N., Nicolaus Richter de Vroe


19 September 2019 'Musikfest Eroica' at the Alte Oper Frankfurt:
Eroica-Dialoge by Michael Wollny and Alex Nowitz


21 June 2019 festival 'Shapes of Haiku' at the Lettrétage Berlin:
Ha-I-Ku—a musical Haiku-Slam with Alex Nowitz and Tomomi Adachi


31 May 2019 festival 'intersonanzen' at the Kunsthaus sans titre Potsdam:
Luftnummer for voice solo, composed and premiered by A.N.


27 February 2019 defending a documented artistic research project, A.N. receives the doctoral degree from the Stockholm University of the Arts, a PhD in Performative and Mediated Practices with Specialisation in Opera:
Monsters I Love: On multivocal arts


18 January 2019 as part of the closing concert 'Best Practice' curated by Horst Konietzny as part of the festival '100 Jahre Bauhaus' [100 years of Bauhaus] at the Berlin Academy of Arts:
Vocal Space Lines for voice and live electronics (strophonion) with four loudspeakers, composed and premiered by A.N.