ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Katharina regards the act of music-making as being intertwined with its environment, and by necessity social and anti-hierarchical. As a composer and educator, her enquiries manifest in a transdisciplinary context and challenge traditional views of how sound is produced, heard and seen. Professor of Composition at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.
ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR – Luisa Bitterlin has been active since 2010 in a wide variety of functions, primarily in the music sector, and has worked as a cultural manager, business manager, booker and production manager for both festivals and cultural institutions.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Lisa develops and accompanies cross-disciplinary cultural projects with a focus on contemporary music. She does not believe in the saying «Music is a universal language».
In fact she considers sonic arts a beautifully individualiastic form of expression, allowing and asking everyone participating in the creation process to listen on their own terms. Lisa has been working in communication and management in Switzerland and in Germany since 2007.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Leandro Gianini studied classical percussion at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana. He then completed a degree in sound engineering at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. Since then he has worked for various productions in the studio and live. Since 2019 he has been a research assistant at the ICST - Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology at the ZHdK.
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Freelance recording and production manager for film productions and production management on the independent theatre scene. Collaborations with Tim Zulauf, Michael Schröder, Andres Lutz, among others. Board member of the professional association SSFV (Swiss Syndicate Film and Video).
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Specialist in the field of cultural management (Executive Master in Arts Administration) and managing director of the performative cinema festival Stattkino. Production manager and other functions at various festivals. Live music expert / musicians (graduate musician).
FUNDRAISING – Composer. Since 2007 also active as a music manager for various associations. Employee of the Vera Oeri Library of the Musik Akademie Basel.
NETWORK PATRONS & PARTNERS
ONLINE COMMUNICATION & TICKETING – Eva Marie Herbert collects urban soundscapes worldwide and she is passionate about music from across all continental plates. Coming from a professional background in visual communication, she has been studying Music & Artistic Research at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2021. Her favourite place in Zurich is the VBZ hall at Kalkbreite, where all the trams rest in silence in the evening.
HEAD OF FESTIVAL COMMUNICATION
Curator and manager of our Community project SONIC MATTER_village – Her practice is situated between mediation and performance. It is based on building bridges between individuals and communities, utilising inclusive formats that mobilise neighbourhoods and generate exchange and visibility.
Intern editorial staff
Graphic design Badesaison
Programming Website Joris Noordermeer
Translation Niklas Cyril Fischer & Chris Walton
Peter Kraut President, Deputy Head of the Music Department of Bern Academy of the Arts
Johanna Schweizer Treasurer, Managing Director Gare du Nord Basel
Zineb Benkhelifa Board member, Commissioner for Equality for People with Disabilities of the City of Zurich
Johannes Knapp Board member
Nani Khakshouri Board member
Jocelyne Rudasigwa Board member, Musician, Head of Contemporary Music Projects of SONART – Association Suisse de Musique