Acme Studios — Marie-Cécile Reber

Supporting Artists since 1972

Marie-Cécile Reber

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Marie Cécile Reber works with field recording and electronic instruments to transform unusual and imperceptible sounds, mostly from nature (insects, frogs, ants or worms) into pictorial soundscapes, live performances and site-specific installations, inspired by breath, deep listening and the constantly changing pulsations of life. At the heart of Marie Cécile’s working methods lies the subtle border between concrete noise and musical sounds, natural and composed rhythms. The performance of Marie Cécile's compositions is often brought back to a natural environment, creating a subtle and often imperceptible blending of ambient and composed sounds.

Marie Cécile has produced music performances, installations and concerts internationally, at Musik Festival WahnWitz; Festival Archipel, Geneva; Forum Neue Musik, Luzern; Lincoln Parc Conservatory, Chicago; Musicpodium, IGNM Basel; Try out Gessnerallee, International Festival - Women in Music, Lucerne; Expo Murten; Festival Musica Scienca, Rome; Reina Sophia Art Institute, Madrid.

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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