Ute Wassermann

Ute Wassermann is known as a vocal soloist and composer/performer for her extraordinary, many-voiced and extreme vocal sound-language, which she has brought into experimental/contemporary music in diverse ways. She has developed techniques to “mask” the voice using birdcall-whistles, palate whistles or resonant objects, and designs sound-installations. She studied visual arts (sound installation and performance art) at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and subsequently visual art, music and singing at the University of California, San Diego (with a DAAD grant). As a vocal soloist in contemporary and experimental music Ute Wassermann has performed in festivals, galleries and clubs throught Europe and also in Australia and Asia. As an improvising musician she performs regularly with musicians of the London and Berlin scene  and in duos with Richard Barrett, and Birgit Ulher, with Aleks Kolkowski & Els Vandeweyer in the quartet “speak easy” (with Minton / Lehn /Blume) as well as in larger formations such as the octet fOrch or ECIO. She has given premieres of numerous works composed specially for her voice; performances with dancers, circus artists and visual artists