Antje Vowinckel / Photo: Antonio Vacirca


Antje Vowinckel
is a Berlin-based sound artist and radio artist. She has been commissioned to do radioplays and sound composition for a variety of public radio stations such as (WDR, DRadio, SWR, BR, HR, NDR) as well as for foreign venues and festivals (ZKM Karlsruhe, Donaueschinger Musiktage, TESLA Berlin, Biennale Bonn, Prix Italia, Festival Alicante, Prix Europa, Tina B, Prag, Shut up and listen, Vienna, Goethe-Institut Lissabon, European Culture Congress, Wroclow, Elias-Canetti-Festival, Bulgaria, British Council, Humboldt-Lab). Her piece Call me yesterday has been broadcasted and presented in 16 countries. Her focus is on the musicality of the spoken word; for example in her project on melodies in European dialects. A number of her works employ fragments of documentary speech, or language improvisation (automatic speaking) which are then transposed into a musical structure. In recent years, she has also created musical live performances for example „organ and objects“.


Awards, marks
2012 Honorary mention Prix Ars Electronica for Terra Prosodia
2011 ZKM Award „Ferrari recouté“ for Ferrari entre
2007 Phonurgia Nova – honorary mention for rochenunununterbrochen
2005 Karl-Sczuka-Förderpreis for Call me yesterday
2005 Ars Acoustic Award of RNE/CDMC, Madrid for Call me yesterday
2001 Acadamy of Arts – radioplay award for nothing hurts (tog. with Falk Richter)
2000 Plopp-award, Acadamy of Arts, Berlin for Nachricht aus Bastia
2000 Prix Europa, European radioplay award for Daily Soap


Grants and residencies
2014 TURN fonds/German Federal Cultural Foundation research Berlin-Benin
2013 binaural nodar, Portugal
2011/12 Cité internationale des Arts – Paris
2009 Casa Baldi – Olevano Romano (Rome)
2009 Künstlerhäuser Worpswede
2008 GRM/INA – Paris
2008 Villa Aurora – Los Angeles
2007 Künstlerhaus Lukas – Ahrenshoop
2004/06 Grants „filmstiftung“ nrw
1998 Literarisches Colloquium Berlin



Antje Vowinckel: “Terra Prosodia” (Gruen 125/14)