Acme Studios — Manuela Villiger

Supporting Artists since 1972

Manuela Villiger

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Manuela Villiger is a Swiss saxophonist and composer based in Olten, Switzerland. Trained as a classical saxophone player, she now focuses mainly on the performance of contemporary music and the production of interdisciplinary performance projects. She is not limited to instrumental works, but is increasingly involved in performative and installative works incorporating multimedia. Very interested in combining performative, acoustic and digital elements, she works intensively with live electronics and visuals. The inclusion of live data generated by physical sensors forms an important element in her work as a composer.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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