Katharina Bévand is a sound artist based in Berlin. She creates site-specific sound installations and performances often in uncommon architectonic spaces with reverberant acoustics. She uses field recordings, synthesizer sounds and sound sculptures in her compositions. She explores spaces in their intersections, borders and transitions; and the symbiotic relation created with sound between bodies and architecture, objects and environments.
In 2017 she was awarded an honorary mention by the »bonn hoeren – sonotopia« contest of the Beethoven Foundation for Arts and Culture Bonn. She exhibited among others internationally at FK:K IV Festival in Bamberg, LTK4 in Cologne, DARB1718 in Egypt, Madou Sugar Factory Art Triennial in Taiwan, Meinblau Gallery for the Dystopie Festival for Sound Art in Berlin, and Space21 Festival in the Autonomous Region Kurdistan in Iraq. She has been a board member of the Society for New Music e.V. Berlin and is member of the Intermission Collective. She exhibited alongside the electronic music pioneer Eliane Radigue, together with Carsten Nicolai and Robert Lippok as part of the exhibition Infinité at Weisser Elefant gallery in Berlin. She collaborated with the field recordist Peter Cusack among others. Since 2021 she is part of the duo „les ephemeres“ together with Stephane Lefrancois.
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