Acme Studios — Wanja Aloe

Supporting Artists since 1972

Wanja Aloe

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Wanja Aloe is a Swiss musician and composer based in Bern. Wanja studied guitar at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern, after which he began a course in musical theory and composition at the Musik Akademie Basel under the tutelage of Roland Moser, Detlev Müller-Siemens, Balz Trümpy and Dorothée Schubarth. During his time in London as the recipient of a Landis & Gyr residency, he studied with Philip Cashian at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2002, Wanja was offered an award by the Christoph Delz Foundation in Basel, which enabled him to complete an orchestral work. He has been a lecturer in musical theory and improvisation at Bern University of the Arts since 2006.

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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