My main artistic interest is the on going journey to the unknown, to discovery and never ending growth. My work focuses on the exchange between the different art forms – connected to sound, movement, visual arts etc. – and the interplay between those enabling us to develop further the various ways of communication and expression. I am intrigued by real time composition and improvisation as a path that allows the on going exploration of the self and the surrounding.
biography: Biliana Voutchkova studies classical violin, in her college years starts being involved with the contemporary and improvised music scene in New York and develops a strong individual music language. Dedicated improviser/creator/interpreter whose work spans the widest possible range of music, sound and movement, a risk taker approaching contemporary and classical repertoire with the same inspiration and freedom characteristic of her forceful improvisations. Lives in Berlin, involved in interaction with dancers, improvisers, composers and visual artists, among those her colleagues from GRAPESHADE, Frances-Marie Uitti, Matthias Bauer, Audrey Chen, Louise Wagner, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Michael Thieke. Appears at festivals and concert series worldwide, collaborates with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Modern, the Splitter Orchestra, KNM Berlin, Insomnio and MozaikEnsembles, Das Neue Ensemble Hannover, Oper Dynamo West and others. More about her work at www.bilianavoutchkova.net