Claudia Molitor is a composer and sound artist whose work draws upon the tradition of classical music but extends across video, installation and fine art practices. In her work music notation is often approached as a form of drawing, lifting it off the ‘hidden’ page of the score and making it visible. Running through her practice is a curiosity in unnoticed and fragile sounds, structures and thoughts. It approaches music making in an exploratory and mischievous way, creating intimate and at times playful experiences.
Molitor’s work is regularly performed and broadcast throughout Europe – it has been performed at festivals such as Wien Modern, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ecat, the VI Festival de Musica Contemporania de Girona, the ÖBV Grabenfest, Sonic Explorations at Kingsplace and the Wire Magazine’s “Off the Page” festival. She has been commissioned, amongst others, by the London Sinfonietta, hcmf//, the BBC and the Royal Philharmonic Society. Recordings have been included in releases on the Jerwood Series, NMC Recordings, ORF 1 recordings and Sub Rosa.
She is currently working on Remember me… a miniature deskOpera produced by Cryptic for hcmf//, sound, NovemberMusic and Sonic-a in 2012. Molitor has worked collaboratively with many artists, choreographers and video artists, and is one part of the performance art inspired duo Lemon Drizzle. She is also co-founder and festival director of Soundwaves Festival, a music and sound focussed multi-arts festival in Brighton.Listen to the piece composed by Claudia Molitor