Severin Dornier

Severin Dornier (Germany, b. 1993)

Working in the fields of music theatre, sound installation, media art, and all undefined grey areas in between, Severin's artistic practice is based on the very physical and haptic investigation of all natural and technological materials surrounding us. Fascinated by the meta-level of art-making, his work often further explores the conceptual and contextual implications that the material provokes.

He studied at institutions including the Kunstuniversität Graz and the Hochschule der Künste Bern under the tutorship of composers such as Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadenstätter, Cathy van Eck, and Simon Steen-Andersen. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, the Decoder Ensemble, and Les Percussions de Strasbourg at festivals and venues like ECLAT, La Biennale di Venezia, and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. He is a founding member of the award-winning composer-performer quartet COCAINE HIPPOS and a research fellow in the Emerging Artists-Researchers Program of the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Recently, he has been focusing especially on robotic multimedia performances, sound installations exploring natural and physical phenomena, and environmental music theatre.