Cathy van Eck

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Gestart in: 2006
Einddatum: 2013
Type musicus: componist
Universiteit: Universiteit Leiden
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Nationaliteit: The Netherlands / Belgium

Cathy van Eck (1979 Belgium/Netherlands) is composer, sound artist, and researcher in the arts. She focuses on composing relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and sound. Her artistic work includes performances with live-electronics and installations with sound objects which she often designs herself. Cathy is working closely with performers to develop her pieces and she often works in interdisciplinary fields, collaborating regularly with theatre directors and choreographers. Her projects are shown at festivals and venues all over the world such as NYCEMF New York (USA), Chronus Art Gallery Shanghai (China), BONE Performance Art Festival Berne (Switzerland), Klangwerkstatt Berlin (Germany), Hapzura Digital Art Festival (Israel), Avantgarde Schwaz (Austria), Eclat Festival Stuttgart (Germany), SPARK Minneapolis (USA), STEIM Amsterdam and November Music (Netherlands), Spaziomusica Cagliari (Italy), and the Munich Biennale (Germany).

Since 2007, Cathy has a teaching position at the Department for Music and Media Arts of the University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland. She is a regular guest lecturer at other art and music universities. She is one of the nominees for the Swiss Music Prize 2015.

Her docARTES doctoral defense took place on December 17, 2013 at Leiden University.


Between Air and Electricity: Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments


Cathy van Eck's onderzoek richt zich op het artistieke gebruik van microfoons en luidsprekers, de apparaten die geluidsgolven omzetten in elektriciteit en omgekeerd.