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Ute on the Marshes

Helen Petts

United Kingdom, , 2012
7 minutes, 19 seconds, B&W, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD video
Available formats: HD Video / BluRay / HD Digital file

German voice artist Ute Wassermann discovers the strange acoustic under Walthamstowe Marshes railway bridge. Made for The Voice and the Lens at the Icon Gallery Birmingham and Whitechapel Gallery, London.Vocal artist Ute Wassermann is a composer/ performer, improviser and interpreter of contemporary music. She studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts, specialising in sound installation and vocal performance, and studied classical singing with Carol Plantamura (San Diego) and Arnold van Mill (Hamburg). Since 1984 she has developed many special multivoiced vocal techniques, catalogued by register, timbre and articulative sequences, which may be deconstructed and/or superimposed and used to explore spatial resonance phenomena. She has given numerous performances of her own solo work and performs regularly with many improvising musicians, including duos with Richard Barrett (live electronics) and Matthias Kaul (percussion), in venues ranging from international festivals to lofts. She has collaborated frequently with composers who have created works especially for her voice, including Henning Christiansen, Richard Barrett, Chaya Czernowin, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Sven-Åke Johansson, and has performed with many ensembles including ASKO, Elision and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin.