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February 2024

Warsaw and Gdansk, Poland

 

Together with the ensemble Kwartludium Mareike Dobewall creates a music performance based on urban patterns she gathers in both cities. The residency is supported by Konstnärsnämnden.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


February 2024

Laufen, Switzerland

 

Artist Sonja Borer opens her house "Arche" for an experience of art in a private space. She has invited Mareike Dobewall, Karin Derungs and Sarah Rutschmann to share works at "Immer wieder seine Farbe wechseln". Mareike Dobewall creates site-sensitive works specifically for this situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


January 2024

Finland

 

Together with bandoneonist Mercedes Krapovickas, Mareike Dobewall has begun the creation of a music performance based on her "nature scores"

 

 More information will come soon.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


December 2023

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

As part of conductor Majella Clarke´s Master of Music Final presentation, Mareike Dobewall´s graphic score Receptaculum will have its world premiere at Harpa in Reykjavik. More information on the event here

Mareike Dobewall will be present during the premiere. This international collaboration is supported by Konstnärsnämnden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


November 2023

Valencia Cathedral, Spain

 

Together with organist Pablo Márquez Caraballo and composer Josué Moreno, Mareike Dobewall has begun to work on a spatial composition with the unique organ at the cathedral. This international exchange is supported by Konstnärsnämnden Sweden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


November 2023

University Lund, Sweden

 

In collaboration with microbiologist Edith Hammer, Mareike Dobewall started the development of a music performance based on research into soil. Together with the local choir Svanholm singers, they explore ways to make the invisible life of soil audible for audiences, to introduce a more caring human-soil-relationship. More about the scientific research behind the project here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


October 2023

Sibelius Museum, Turku, Finland

 

Mareike Dobewall gives a workshop on "Spaces as Voice Teachers" for local choirs in Turku, followed by a site-sensitive sound performance. More information here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


September/October 2023

SAARI Residency, Finland

 

Mareike Dobewall will develop music scores informed by and in collaboration with natural phenomena. More on nature scores here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


May 2023

Hanover, Germany

 

Mareike Dobewall has a new Space as Voice Teacher with the modern church building NAK Hannover Sued.

 

Her practice Spaces as Voice Teacher that she developed during her PhD at Stockholm University of the Arts is documented here

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


November 2022

Stockholm, Sweden

Khimaira

 

From Wood Spatial composer Mareike Dobewall presents her first composition for string trio. The space is here not a building but a wooden stick that the composition moves through. Intricate traces left by insects under the bark inspired this piece. The complex structures are made audible and reveal the elaborate but hidden musicality within the traces.
The piece is created in close collaboration with the musicians Eva Lindal (violin), Karl Boson (contrabass) and Svante Henryson (cello).

The project is supported by the Swedish Arts Council.

 

The piece will premiere on the 21st of November 2022 at Khimaira in Stockholm. Event

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


August/September 2022

Helsinki, Finland

Rikhardinkatu library

 

Emotionspaces is the result of the first collaboration between Mareike Dobewall and Josué Moreno. With this radio piece, they collaborate to bring the audience to an intimate, vulnerable, and yet monolithic series of imagined spaces created by emotions not usually acknowledged as they escape our language boundaries.

 

Emotionspaces will be performed live at the Rikhardinkatu library in Helsinki (Finland) on the 3rd of September 2022 at 14:00 by Mareike Dobewall and Josué Moreno as Edviice to celebrate the 140 years since the library's opening.

 

Commissioned by Yle (the Finnish national radio) and supported by Kulturfonden. Emotionspaces can be listened to on Yle Areena and on Bandcamp

 

Photo by Henrik Dobewall


August 2022

Trondheim, Norway

Heggli Gård

 

Little brook piece is a site-sensitive vocal performance that was created during a residency at 'UKE 33 - Art and Landscape'. The theme of this year was 'Deep Listening - Sound in landscape'. The piece premiered during a public sharing of various works of all artists in residency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


June 2022
online and Oregon, USA
Oregon State University

 

Mareike Dobewall presents Lumen 1+2 from her spatial sound performance Musica Mundana at the virtual listening room at the hybrid IAWM Conference Call & (HER) Response: Music in the Time of Change, Co-Hosted by Oregon State University & IAWM

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


May 2022

Berlin, Germany

Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts

 

On the 13th of May Alexandria Nova launched the book "Looking for Direction - Rethinking Theatre Directing, Practices and Pedagogies in the 21st Century". Mareike Dobewall contributed with the essay Directing as a spatial-social practice. The book is open access and can be downloaded here.

 


April 2022

Helsinki, Finland

 

Together with composer Josué Moreno, Mareike Dobewall works on sonic Emotionspaces. The project is supported by Kulturfonden, commissioned by Yle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Josué Moreno


January 2022

Stockholm, Sweden

Reaktorhallen

 

The full performance of Musica Mundana at Reaktorhallen can now be watched here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Mareike Dobewall


22. October 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

Hugoteatern, Stockholm University of the Arts

 

Mareike Dobewall successfully defended her artistic research project Voicelanding – Exploring the scenographic potential of acoustic sound in site-sensitive performance, within the PhD program Performative and Media based practices at Stockholm University of the Arts. The documented artistic research project (doctoral thesis) can be found here

Image: Mareike Dobewall


October 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

Fylkingen

 

Danceplaying the Accordion

What if the accordionist breaks free, not from the accordion but with it? What music derives when they move together and explore their unique relationship?

Director Mareike Dobewall and accordionist Mara Peiseniece present an evening-filling performance where the accordionist shares her personal experience of a life with the accordion. As a hybrid of movement and music this free form expands and contracts while it stays connected to its center - the relation between the musician and the instrument.

Performances on the 2nd and 3rd October 2021 at Fylkingen.

 

Find out more on the project webpage

Image: Mareike Dobewall

 


September 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

Reaktorhallen

 

Musica Mundana was performed as part of Mareike Dobewall's Making Public Event for her artistic research project Voicelanding - Exploring the scenographic potential of acoustic sound in site-sensitive performance

 

The audio documentation of the performance can be accessed here

Mareike Dobewall's doctoral thesis is now available here

Image: Mareike Dobewall


September 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

Reaktorhallen

 

Voicelanding - Exploring the scenographic potential of acoustic sound in site-sensitive performance is Mareike Dobewall’s PhD project. It will be made public on the 22 September 2021

 

The presentation includes the live spatial sound performance of Musica Mundana which was created with and for Reaktorhallen in collaboration with local musicians and in dialogue with international astrophysicists. The performance of Musica Mundana will be repeated on the 24 September. Both performances will be live-streamed.

 

For more information: https://www.uniarts.se/english/news/events/events-spring-2021/mareike-nele-dobewall-making-public

Image: Mareike Dobewall


July 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

Fylkingen

 

Danceplaying the Accordion

Musician Mara Peiseniece and Mareike Dobewall started their creation process for a performance that frees the accordionist and her instrument. The instrument and the performer find ways of moving and sounding together, and alone.

The project is supported by Musikverket.

The performance will premiere on the 2nd of October 2021 at Fylkingen in Stockholm. Please follow this link for more information and updates: https://www.danceplayingaccordion.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Mareike Dobewall


January 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

Reaktorhallen R1

 

Musica Mundana

Together with the local vocal ensemble "Roliga Sångförsöket" and two percussionists Mareike Dobewall continues her work with the "music of the universe". As part of her research at Stockholm University of the Arts this project explores possibilities for spatial composition in the creation of performances that are created purely acoustic, with live performers in a site sensitive way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Mareike Dobewall


October 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Reaktorhallen - R1

 

Spaces as voice teachers
As part of her artistic research as PhD candidate at Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) Mareike Dobewall engaged with the reactor hall R1 as her voice teacher, 25m underground.

Thanks to Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Mareike Dobewall


July 2019

Hannover, Germany

Kesselhaus Linden

 

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


March 2019

Reykjavik, Iceland

 

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, Sweden

Stockholm University of the Arts

 

Mareike Dobewall is holding her 50% PhD seminar as PhD candidate at Stockholm University of the Arts. More information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image by Mareike Dobewall


October 2018
Reykjavik, Iceland

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.

Presented works at the Festival

Image by Dorothy August


August 2018
Demmin, Germany

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


July 2018
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


February 2018
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


January 2018
Stockholm

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

August 2017
Akureyri

 

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
More information


July 2017
Demmin

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


May 2017

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:

http://voiceland.space

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


March 2017

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara

 

Together with Natalia Orendain, Mareike Dobewall prepares the choir performance Vokal-De-Konstruktion at Instituto Cultural Cabañas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Katia Orendain


December 2016

Dansearena nord, Hammerfest

 

Dancers Gry Bech-Hanssen, Marianne Kjærsund and Maja Roel explore "Klangkörper" together with director Mareike Dobewall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo by Zbigniew "Ziggi" Wantuch


November 2016

Farsta Centrum, Stockholm

 

The performance "Open Doors" is part of the ongoing project "To have a voice" at Folkoperan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall


October 2016

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


September 2016

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


June 2016

TELPA Daugavpils

 

Mareike Dobewall receives the prize for best directing at the theatre festival TELPA DAUGAVPILS in Lativia.

more info ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo by Džeina Saulīte