ENCOUNTER – RESPONSE
60 minutes voice & movement:
Walli Höfinger violin, movement
voice: Biliana Voutchkova
Since 2012 the Duo Höfinger/Voutchokova is frequently meeting in Reichenow to exchange, improvise, share questions and research into the possibilities of symbiosis between the collective palette of personal language of each performer - those including sound, music, text, singing, movement, etc. Both performers are experienced improvisors working with real time composition, instant relation and listening/reacting to the momentum. The duo works on the threshold of sense/non-sense and searches for variety of forms detached from context.
WALLI HÖFINGER (A)
Walli Höfinger is an austrian performance artist, voice performer and Roy Hart Voice Teacher based close to Berlin. She works equally solo and in different formations together with artists of other fields in interdisciplinary projects. She originally studied "New Artistic Media" with Ulrike Rosenbach in Saarbrücken, parallel she started working in the contemporary dance field. Sincethen develops her own original work focusing on movement, video-installation,composition and voice.Since 2009 she is an approved Roy Hart Voice Teacher (Malérargues, France) and regularly teaching voice-workshops in Germany and allaround Europe.
BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA (BUL)
Biliana Voutchkova is a dedicated, thoroughly engaged composer-performerwhose work combines regular performances of major solo violin/ensemble works, new works by contemporary composers often written for her and improvisation. Her constant research as acreativeimproviserspans the widest possible range of sound/music/movement andextends the sonic and technical capacities of herinstrument evolving into the development of a highly individual musical language. Biliana lives in Berlin and regularly appears at festivals and concert series worldwide. She works as a soloistand collaborates with the Splitter Orchestra,Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop,Ensemble Modern, Ensembles United, Mosaik, LUX:NM,Frances-Marie Uitti,Matthias Bauer, Audrey Chen,Ute Wassermann,Axel Dörner, Peter Ablinger, Michael Thieke and many others. Recent/current projects includesolo concerts at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Radar Festval, Radialsystem V and Unerhörte Musik, the solo portrait concert/presentation and the project "Gazes that matter"at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, the performance of Alban Berg's chamber concerto for the March Music Days Festival and performances for the festivals Klangwerkstatt, Jazzfest and Faithful in Berlin,Rainy Days in Luxemburg andKlarafestival inBrüssel.