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Frauke Aulbert



Frauke Aulbert is a soprano, voice artist, performance artist, composer and curator. Her work reaches from the virtuosic interpretation of musical and physical compositions, her international voice-collecting-research up to the creation of musical-theatrical situations and close encounters with the audience. “Hamburg’s queen of avantgarde” (Abendblatt) is acclaimed one of the most active and multi-talented vocalists in the field of contemporary music today. Her almost infinite, impressive vocal sound palette enfolds a nearly four octave range next to classical singing (diploma), over- and undertone-singing, multiphonics, techniques from Bulgarian folclore, gugak, gamelan, noh theatre, dhrupad, beatboxing a.s.o. Aulbert is regularly performing in small off-spaces and on big theatre stages. She was awarded various prestigious prizes and grants, a.o. the first price by the Stockhausen-foundation, as well as artist residencies in Rome (Goethe Institut), Cité des Arts Paris, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Villa Kamogawa Kyoto etc. Since 2020 she curates the Festival für Immaterielle Kunst which fusions experimental music and performance art. Concerts led her all over the world: Wittener Tage, Casa Scelsi Rome, Radio France, ZKM, Warsaw Autumn, Elbphilharmonie, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Deutsche Oper Berlin, HAU Berlin, Frau Musica Nova, Greek National Opera, Sacrum Profanum Krakau, Berghain Berlin etc., to Brasil, USA, Australia, Tunisia, Georgia, South-Korea and Japan. She worked with stage directors like Guth and Brühl, composers like Czernowin, Mahnkopf, Shiphorst, Muntendorf, Kampe, S. Stockhausen, Hülcker, Hübner and A. Schubert. She is artistic (co)director of the groups Collect/Project (Chicago), Forum Neue Vokalmusik (Hannover), the performance-collective Aulbert/Saiki (Leipzig), Trio Generator (with Pschenitschnikova and Clementi) and founding member of Decoder Ensemble. She studied in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, and in Kiel and Hamburg, Germany.