Julia Eckhardt is a viola player in the field of composed and improvised contemporary music. After her studies she worked in different, mostly contemporary, chamber music groups, and after this a couple of years in the National Orchestra of Belgium.
Since 1995 she is a founding member of and artistically responsible for Q-O2 workspace in Brussels, which was first an ensemble for contemporary experimental and improvised music, and became in 2006 a workspace for experimental music and sound art, or Q-O2 she initiated and curated different thematic projects.
She has been collaborating with composers such as Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Stevie Wishart, Jennifer Walshe, Wandelweiser-composers, Antony Coleman and many of the young generation.
After having started to play free improvisation in 2001 she has collaborated with musicians such as Andrea Neumann, Burkhard Beins, Rhodri Davies, Keith Rowe, Arnaud Jacobs, Lucio Capece, Taku Sugimoto, Robin Hayward.
She is part of the group Incidental Music which is specialised in conceptual music and operates near to the Wandelweiser composers group, together with Manfred Werder, Normisa Pereira da Silva, Angharad Davies and Stefan Thut.
She has been teaching and lecturing at Lemmens Institut (conservatory of Leuven), Transmedia (postgraduate program of Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art & Design, Brussels) and La Cambre (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels, Brussels).
She grew up in Berlin and lives and works in Brussels.
INNER – OUTER
INNER – OUTER is a workshop in the frame of Tuned City Brussels, which will be co-organised between January and June 2013 by Q-O2 workspace. The project is researching the relation between sound and space, both architectural and public.
Besides this workshop there will be the possibility for Transmedia students to attend various lectures, a workshop week shared with students from other art schools from the 23rd to the 29th of March and to make a proposal for the realisation of an artistic work in the Tuned City festival from the 27th to the 30th of June.
INNER – OUTER will start with an observation session around the site of Transmedia, exploring different methods (active/passive, stationary/moving, recording, verbal, using different catalysers..), with a particular interest to sound. What can be the symbolic of a sound, what is behind it, what are its cultural, historical, social derives?
In a second phase some of the observations aspects will be isolated and interpreted into an other form or medium, to come in a third step individually to a realisation or concept which stands on its own in an existing urban context.
Central questions in the workshop will be the relation between inner and outer sound world, which can be on a human, spacial, metaphoric level, and the choice of a place for an artistic intervention which should go beyond the decorative aspect and will have consequences in the choice of tools and materials.
Introduction: Tuesday 15/01/2013 – 10h00 till 17h00
Workshop: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31/01/2013 – 10h00 till 17h00
Presentation of work: Thursday 21/02/2013 – 10h00 till 17h00
LUCA School of Arts
Transmedia – Paleizenstraat 70 – 1030 Brussels – Belgium