Franziska Baumann (Switzerland) is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer and sound artist working in improvised and composed music. As a vocalist she explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument. She has developed an extensive vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques such as multiphonics and glottal clicks and a variety of unique microtonal, timbre-modifying and percussive vocal techniques. Her research interests include the voice as a medium between instrument and potentials of human feelings and human society by causing unusual ways of listening and consciousness..
As a composer her repertoire is diverse and includes commissions for electroacoustic and improvised projects, experimental radioworks, large-scale site-specific sound environments and installations. As artist in residence in the STEIM Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam, she developed an interactive Sensorglove. This interactive cyberglove gives her total control over her articulations and the acoustics via gestures and movement.
Franziska is performing solo and in collaboration with Nell Thomas (theremin) and Chris Prosser (violin).