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Femaile Voice

Electronic Guitar/Electronics




Angela Fritzsch
Almut Kühne

Matthias Ockert
Christoph Kirschke
Boris Bell

Matthias Ockert
Inga Franke
Juliane Ebner

Juliane Ebner

Boris Bell, (1970), studied percussion in Berlin from 1990 to 1994. Collaboration with Willem Breuker, Benoît Delbecq, Phil Minton, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Elliott Sharp, and Gebhard Ullmann, among others. First performances of compositions by Georg Katzer, Friedrich Schenker, and Helmut Zapf.

Juliane Ebner is a fine artist. After completing studies of sacred music in Dresden, she became a student of fine arts at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. Her work, painting as room installation, plays with images from the repositories of the media and art history. Juliane Ebner is interested in iconographic references in the mass media and combines these with her own work in such a way that new narrative lines emerge. In surreal colour spaces, figures appear in frequently extreme action scenarios like a miniature-format existential stage. Her portfolio includes exhibitions and sponsorships, both nationally and internationally. She is a member of Reseau Artskool France.

Inga Franke, dramaturge/author. Following a course of theatre and literary studies in Erlangen, she first worked as an independent drama educator at the Thalia Theatre Hamburg and as dramaturge for various independent productions including “Parzival” by Andreas Bode (Kampnagel Hamburg), and is a founding member of the B54 group, with which she to date has realised two projects: «Eingang B.» and «Penthesilea». An engagement at Kassel State Theatre (to 2004) is complemented by continued independent productions, such as «Brand» in Uster/Switzerland in 2007.

Angela Fritzsch
is a German television presenter. After completing school, she worked as a trainee for the Berlin daily Junge Welt and studied journalism in Leipzig from 1981 to 1985. From 1985, she was an announcer on GDR television. Following her studies, she joined the youth magazine show Elf 99, which she co-presented for almost two years. From the early 1990s, she was active for «Punkt 5 – Länderreport» (ARD), for the «Abendschau» and the «Wochenmarkt» magazine programme (both SFB), as well as the talk show «Babelsberg live» (ORB). Angela Fritzsch has been part of RBB’s presenting team for the «AbendJournal» since summer 1995 and, since November 2003 for the news programme «zibb – zuhause in berlin & Brandenburg». From 2002 to 2003, she interviewed celebrities for the programme «Fernsehbekanntschaften».

Christoph Kirschke
received his training in classical saxophone from André Legros in Munich. He took part in masterclass courses with further important lecturers such as Claude Delangle (Paris); Jean-Yves Fourmeau (Paris), and Marcus Weiss (Basel). Engagements as saxophonist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, membership of the Young German Philharmonic as well as the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, and work with conductors such as Peter Eötvös, Yakov Kreizberg, Lothar Zagrosek, Hans Zender, Sylvain Cambreling, Michael Giehlen, Kurt Masur, and Lorin Maazel. Composers Uroš Rojko, Dieter Acker, Alistair Zaldua, Markus Bongartz, Igor Majcen, Alexander Shchetynsky, and Noriko Kawakami have dedicated works to him. His CD “Vacances” with original French music for saxophone and piano was released in 2000, in 2001 he was a prizewinner at the international saxophone competition in Nuremberg. Numerous radio recordings (HR, Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio, SWR, WDR) and television appearances (SWR, NDR: live as part of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival) document his artistic career.

Almut Kühne, studied voice (Jazz) at the Academy of Music «Hanns Eisler» in Berlin. In addition, study with Georg Graewe with a focus on song, composition, and piano since 2005. Her repertoire ranges from classical song and new music to improvisation and studies on the counterpoint of voice and movement. Work with STEREO LISA (director Benjamin Weidekamp), Georg Graewe, and Hanna Gjermundrod, among others.

Matthias Ockert is a composer. His work ranges from contemporary music to electronics and jazz. He studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm and Sandeep Bhagwati and electric guitar with Bill Connors and Attila Zoller. Study trips to Berlin and New York. His works arouse the impression of great density and simultaneous transparency. Collaborations with Ensemble Modern and the Lucerne Festival Academy. Matthias Ockert is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.