Biliana Voutchkova & DARA Strings

Wednesday, September 25, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Biliana Voutchkova invites string players connected to past and future editions of her DARA String Festival, training place in Berlin since 2019. The festival presents a wide range of innovative, genre-bending music for string instruments, ranging from early contemporary to experimental and freely improvised music. DARA transcends genre boundaries, bringing together renown international artists from diverse musical backgrounds in a series of encounters to stimulate new thoughts and ideas towards the advancement of individual and collective artistic endeavors. The program includes highly innovative composed and improvised music.

Isidora Edwards cello
Miya Masaoka koto, electronics
Katinka Kleijn cello, electronics
gabby fluke-mogul viola
Biliana Voutchkova violin, voice

Biliana Voutchkova is a dynamic, thoroughly engaged interdisciplinary artist, violinist, composer-performer, improvisor and curator with highly individual, unconventional artistic language. Through the prism of listening, her early training in classical music and the years of development as contemporary artist-performer, she explores states of spontaneity and intuitive resonance embodied in her multifaceted activities. Her work spans the widest possible range of sound, vision, movement and includes concert performances of improvisation, contemporary composition and original site specific work, exhibitions, long durational / multidisciplinary performances, audiovisual works and installation formats with focus on the interconnection between inner world and sound space.
Biliana works internationally as a soloist and in collaboration with many renowned artists and ensembles. She is the founder and curator of the DARA String Festival, faculty at the Academy of Arts Bern/HKB, SHAPE+ Platform artist for 2022/2023, co-founder and member of Voutchkova/ Thieke duo, Jane in Ether and the L a n d S t a g e s Collective, and a recent recipient of the Berlin Residency Stipends at Cité des Arts / Paris, Villa Aurora / Los Angeles, the Composition Stipend from the Berliner Senate, grands from INM/Berlin, Musikfonds, the National Culture Fund/Bulgaria and the Trust for Mutual Understanding/New York.

Photo 1+2: Francis Malapris
Photo 3: Cristina Marx

Biliana Voutchkova & DARA Strings

Wednesday, September 25, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Biliana Voutchkova invites string players connected to past and future editions of her DARA String Festival, training place in Berlin since 2019. The festival presents a wide range of innovative, genre-bending music for string instruments, ranging from early contemporary to experimental and freely improvised music. DARA transcends genre boundaries, bringing together renown international artists from diverse musical backgrounds in a series of encounters to stimulate new thoughts and ideas towards the advancement of individual and collective artistic endeavors. The program includes highly innovative composed and improvised music.

Isidora Edwards cello
Miya Masaoka koto, electronics
Katinka Kleijn cello, electronics
gabby fluke-mogul viola
Biliana Voutchkova violin, voice

Biliana Voutchkova is a dynamic, thoroughly engaged interdisciplinary artist, violinist, composer-performer, improvisor and curator with highly individual, unconventional artistic language. Through the prism of listening, her early training in classical music and the years of development as contemporary artist-performer, she explores states of spontaneity and intuitive resonance embodied in her multifaceted activities. Her work spans the widest possible range of sound, vision, movement and includes concert performances of improvisation, contemporary composition and original site specific work, exhibitions, long durational / multidisciplinary performances, audiovisual works and installation formats with focus on the interconnection between inner world and sound space.
Biliana works internationally as a soloist and in collaboration with many renowned artists and ensembles. She is the founder and curator of the DARA String Festival, faculty at the Academy of Arts Bern/HKB, SHAPE+ Platform artist for 2022/2023, co-founder and member of Voutchkova/ Thieke duo, Jane in Ether and the L a n d S t a g e s Collective, and a recent recipient of the Berlin Residency Stipends at Cité des Arts / Paris, Villa Aurora / Los Angeles, the Composition Stipend from the Berliner Senate, grands from INM/Berlin, Musikfonds, the National Culture Fund/Bulgaria and the Trust for Mutual Understanding/New York.

Photo 1+2: Francis Malapris
Photo 3: Cristina Marx