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27 February 2019 defending a documented artistic research project Alex Nowitz receives the doctoral degree from the Stockholm University of the Arts, a PhD in Fine Arts in Performative and Mediated Practices with Specialisation in Opera
Monsters I Love: On multivocal arts

31 May 2019 festival 'intersonanzen' at the Kunsthaus sans titre Potsdam:
Luftnummer, for voice solo, composed and premiered by A.N.

05 June 2019 festival 'intersonanzen' at the Kunsthaus sans titre Potsdam:
Improvisations together with the BVNM 'ad hoc Ensemble'

21 June 2019 festival 'Shapes of Haiku' at the Lettrétage Berlin:
Ha-I-Ku—ein musikalischer Haiku-Slam mit Alex Nowitz und Tomomi Adachi

19 September 2019 'Musikfest Eroica' at the Alte Oper Frankfurt:
Michael Wollny und Alex Nowitz im Dialog

12 October 2019 'Münchner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik' [Society for New Music in Munich] at the Seidlvilla
Neunzehnhundertneunundachtzig - Musikalische Biografien und der Mauerfall: MusikerInnen diskutieren die Bedeutung des Systemwechsels für ihre künstlerische Arbeit,* with Anke Kies, Gisela Nauck, A.N., Nicolaus Richter de Vroe
          *1989 - Musical Biographies and the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Musicians discussing the meaning of the system change for their artistic work

14 October 2019 'Stockholm Explorative Talks': The Stockholm Academic Forum (18 universities in Stockholm together with the city of Stockholm) co-organised by the Nobel Prize Museum invites A.N. as former PhD candidate of the Stockholm University of the Arts to join a TEAM, consisting of six scholars from different disciplines and universities in Stockholm, to discuss the topic of Boundaries. The event takes place at the Royal College of Music. 'Stockholm Explorative Talks' is an official event of the Nobel Prize Calling programme.

9-11 December 2019 DARE 2019: machinic assemblages of desire
A.N.: Unleashing The Machined Voice:  A lecture-performance on schizophonic practices and assemblages of new vocality

2020 Three-month artist residency at the 'Villa Aurora' in Los Angeles, funded by the Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media of Germany.

'Panache' for voice solo
(documentation of a studio performance)
Alex Nowitz (PhD) is a composer and vocal performance artist from Germany. His compositions comprise a good number of chamber music pieces, vocal music, orchestral miniatures, two full-length operas, electroacoustic music, installation concerts as well as music for dance and spoken theatre. Both in his compositions dedicated to others and in his vocal performance art he explores the notion of multivocality. While applying extended vocal techniques in experimental punk rock, noise, jazz and improvisation projects (dating back to the 1990s), he studied the classical singing voice (tenor), composition, jazz and music education at various universities in Germany and USA until he graduated from the University of Potsdam in 2000. As soloist, but also collaborating with numerous musicians and vocal performers, he appears in different contexts, including festivals for composed new music, improvisation and jazz as well as stage productions, such as spoken theatre or dance. The range of his voice covers the countertenor, whistling, speaking and a variety of experimental voice types. Expanding the field of vocal performance art, he applies custom, gesture-controlled live electronics, such as the strophonion developed at STEIM in Amsterdam. In spring 2019 he receives the doctoral degree from the Stockholm University of the Arts, a PhD in Fine Arts in Performative and Mediated Practices with Specialisation in Opera.