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© Antje Vowinckel
© Antje Vowinckel

Antje Vowinckel


June, July, August 2022

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Antje Vowinckel is a composer, music performer and radio playwright. She studied literature, along with music and sociology in Bielefeld and completed her studies with a doctorate on "Collagen im Hörspiel" (Collages in Radio Drama).

She then completed a traineeship at SWR in Baden-Baden, where she worked for three years as an assistant director, author and dramaturg. After moving to Berlin in 2000, she went on to direct radio plays and sound compositions for numerous ARD stations; later, she also produced for concert promoters, exhibitions, festivals and CD labels. In recent years she has also realized various installations and performances in public spaces, video compositions, stage performances and a sound aquarium. Her radio play Call me yesterday has been broadcast and presented in 17 countries. In her work, Antje Vowinckel repeatedly addresses the relationship between music and language, for example in compositions with dialect melodies or in her method of Automatic Speaking. She uses everyday objects, instruments electronic sounds and her own voice in her compositions and performances. In addition, she occasionally works as an essayist, lecturer, curator and juror. She has received numerous prizes and grants for her work, including the Karl-Sczuka-Förderpreis and recognitions at Prix Ars Electronica and Prix Phonurgia Nova. In 2021 she was nominated for the German Music Authors’ Award and for the World Music Days in Shanghai.