Frédéric Acquaviva

French composer, sound artist, and scholar Frédéric Acquaviva creates works using voice, electronics, instruments, film, and sounds created by the body. Active in experimental music since 1990, he has composed works for radio broadcast on France Culture, Radio Libertaire, Resonance FM, Wave Farm's WGXC-FM, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Rádio Web MACBA, and Radio Canada. He has composed works commissioned by the French State, Atelier de Création Radiophonique, and Deutschlandradio Kultur or Motus Festival. His work has been performed in concert halls and galleries including Palais de Tokyo and TIPI at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Moderna Museet Stockholm, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Weserburg Museum in Bremen, The Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London, La Fenice in Venezia, Fylkingen in Stockholm, Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening Institute and Phill Niblock Experimental Intermedia in New York, Gallery Lara Vincy in Paris, White Box in New York, Le Lieu, Québec, Spor Festival in Aarhus, Ground in Moscow, Futura Festival in Crest, Licences Festival in Paris, XP in Beijing, BKA, Berghain in Berlin, Palazzo Bertalazzone in Torino. Acquaviva was awarded the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2020 for his radio play "ANTIPODES for voices and dead electronics”.In addition to producing records and composing musical works, he has published several artist books, including a multi-media magazine CRU, which is held in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; and Fondazione Bonotto, Italy. He has served as composer in residence at EMS in Stockholm and EHF in Venezia, and with voice-artist and mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg, founded the artist and experimental music space La Plaque Tournante in Berlin, which houses Archiv Acquaviva, a massive archive of Lettrist, body and experimental materials. He was also awarded the Beinecke Scholarship at Yale University for his expertise in Lettrism and sound poetry, and has curated multiple exhibitions of avant-garde art and poetry in museums such as MACBA, SERRALVES, Museo Reina Sofia.