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Katharina Bévand is a sound artist based in Berlin. She creates site-specific sound installations, sound sculptures and performances mainly in uncommon architectonic sites with reverberant acoustics, exploring spaces in their intersections, borders and transitions. She uses field recordings and synthesizer sounds in her compositions, investigating the symbiotic relation created with sound between bodies and architecture, objects and environments, addressing the relation between movement, perception and space. Furthermore she is interested in the tension between time and space as found in ruins, disintegrating bodies, material decay and destruction. Apart from this, she is drawn towards oriental music and performs on the Persian Tanbour.

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 and performed internationally at FK:K IV Festival in Bamberg, LTK4 in Cologne, DARB1718 in Egypt, Madou Sugar Factory Art Triennial in Taiwan, Dystopia Festival for Sound Art in Berlin, Space21 Festival in the Autonomous Region Kurdistan in Iraq, or the Pergamon Museum for Islamic Art in Berlin, among others. She has been a board member of the Society for New Music Berlin e.V. 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 the gallery Weisser Elefant in Berlin. She collaborated with the field recordist Peter Cusack. Since 2021 she is part of the duo „les ephemeres“ together with Stephane Lefrancois.

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