“Spaces as voice teachers”
As part of her artistic research as PhD candidate at Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) Mareike Dobewall will engage different spaces as her voice teachers. In July she will collaborate with the “Kesselhaus Linden” (=“Boiler House Linden”). Towards the end of her residence there she will be joined by singer Susanne Kautz.
Presentation: 21. July 2019 at 12:00 in “Kesselhaus Linden”
Image: Andreas Kleine
Óperudagar í Reykjavík was selected the Music Festival of the Year 2018 at the Icelandic Music Awards. Congratulations!
As artist in residence Mareike Dobewall created the following works for the festival.
29. March 2019
Stockholm University of the Arts
Mareike Dobewall is holding her 50% seminar as PhD candidate at Stockholm University of the Arts. More information
Image by Mareike Dobewall
Reykjavik Opera Days
As artist in residence Mareike Dobewall is working at the first Opera festival in Reykjavik. Among other works her spatial choir performance VOICELAND will be presented in its new version at Kartöflugeymslunum, Ártúnsbrekku, Saturday 3. november at 14:30 and 17:00.
Image by Dorothy August
Sound-Space-Research at fortress and “Haus Demmin”
A two-week workshop
Together with singers from “Peenechor” in Demmin Mareike Dobewall explores history and stories of the area of “Haus Demmin” with the sound of their voices. The ruins of the fortress (from 11th century) and “Haus Demmin” (private estate from 1850 and boarding school 1948 - 1986) were inspiration and resonant bodies for the open air spatial compositions that Mareike Dobewall developed during the workshop.
On Saturday, 1.9.2018 at 14:30, there will be a presentation with starting point at the small bridge. Welcome!
Photo by mmschwaegermann
Theater Freiburg, Germany
Pop-Up-Opera Festival VOLKSOPER
In Freiburg you will have the opportunity to come close to the character Genia from “The unknown Country” ( “Das weite Land”, 1911), extracted from the installative opera "Schnitzler´s Dreams" (2015). You can wander through her soul landscape that takes shape in the musical arrangement of composer Evelin Seppar. Genia will be perfomed by Mezzo soprano Mari Askvik. More about the festival
More about the performance
Photo by Jan Hajdelak Hustak
LARVA, Guadalajara, Mexico
As part of Mareike Dobewall´s artistic research, she is artist in residence at LARVA (Laboratorio de Arte Variedades). Mareike Dobewall invited architect Juan Pedro Ponce Bolaños and choreographer Karina Bosche together with music students from the University of Guadalajara in order to explore the theme of "Musica Munda" in the form of a spatial composition.
more details here
Photo by Mareike Nele Dobewall
At the University of Opera in Stockholm Mareike Dobewall presented her 30% seminar with the title “Soundchoreography with choir - Confessions of a spatialist”.
Photo by Vanja Hamidi Isacson
Photo by Juan Pedro Ponce
Together with the Icelandic choir Hymnodia, composer Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson and scenographer Ylva Owren, Mareike Dobewall prepares the first version of the site-specific original living choir installation VOICELAND.
Premiere: 1st september 2017
Mareike Dobewall spent two weeks exploring the architecture and the structure of the city Demmin in Germany. During an intense research together with curator Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann she studied the history of Demmin and listened to personal stories about particular places. The goal is to create a series of workshops for locals that will make different parts of the city sound and connect places and people with each other. The workshops on social aural composition are planned for June 2018.
Photo by Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann
Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm
In order to prepare the first version of the living choir performance "Voiceland" Mareike Dobewall facilitated an open studio with composer Gísli Grétarsson and scenographer Ylva Owren at the Opera Department.
"Voiceland" - Version 1 will be shown during the Performing Arts festival "A!" in Akureyri, in Iceland, on the 1st and 2nd September 2017.
More information about the project:
Photo by Mareike Dobewall
Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara
Together with Natalia Orendain, Mareike Dobewall prepares the choir performance "Vokal-De-Konstruktion" at Instituto Cultural Cabañas.
More information at www.vokal-de-konstruktion.com
Photo by Katia Orendain
Dansearena nord, Hammerfest
Dancers Gry Bech-Hanssen, Marianne Kjærsund and Maja Roel explore "Klangkörper" together with director Mareike Dobewall.
photo by Zbigniew "Ziggi" Wantuch
Farsta Centrum, Stockholm
The performance "Open Doors" is part of the ongoing project "To have a voice" at Folkoperan.
Photo by Mareike Dobewall
Residency at Bergen Center for Electronic Arts in Bergen
With the support from Kulturrådet and BEK Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson and Mareike Dobewall are able to experiment digitally with the "Voiceland" material from the workshop in Iceland. Come by for the artist talk on the 21st of October at 13:00 at Project space 1 at BEK.
Photo by Mareike Dobewall
Several Locations, Akureyri
Together with composer Gísli Grétarsson and the Icelandic choir Hymnodia, Mareike Dobewall is experimenting with spatial choir composition.
More info about the VOICELAND project here.
photo by Eyþór Ingi Jónsson
Mareike Dobewall receives the prize for best directing at the theatre festival TELPA DAUGAVPILS in Lativia.
photo by Džeina Saulīte