Edith Steyer is a free improvising clarinet and saxophone player with her roots in jazz and classical music of the 20th century. As a former student for social anthropology she is also interested in ethnic music. She is dedicated to the exploration of her instruments and works with different preparations and elements like drum skins, water and wind and lately also with electronic devices. Aside from working on a solo concept, her foremost interest is to create intelligently woven interactions and sound scapes with other artists. For that she is using timbre, noises and tonal or melodic fragments. She is currently also working on expanding the technical possibilities, that are inherent to the awkward fingerings of the „old fashioned“ german clarinet system. The challenge to the motor skills acts as a source for inspiration to develop ideas for tonal and instrumental deconstruction and compositional constructions. She is also working in different musical theatre groups and has   great interest in using the space as an element in her work.        photo©IanStenhouse                


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