Acme Studios — Franziska Baumann

Supporting Artists since 1972

Franziska Baumann

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Franziska Baumann is a contemporary artist, vocalist, performer and composer in many art forms, including free improvisation, experimental new opera, sound-art, interdisciplinary audio-visual projects. As a soloist, she works at the intersection of voice, live electronic processing with gestural sensor interfaces and spatialised sound. Her music emerges outside specific genres and draws from the human voice's archaic, experimental, and stylistically broad expressive possibilities.

Franziska is eager to expand compositional methods and scenic considerations into new innovative forms of notation, specific verbal instructions, and sound graphics into movement impulses for vocalists combined with traditional notation. She will also incorporate scenic elements in gestural props with live electronics. Franziska will use her time in London to work with local musicians.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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