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Dorit Chrysler

KidCoolThereminSchool
Dorit Chrysler has been dubbed a superior wizard of the theremin. An Austrian-born, New York based composer, producer and singer,
Chrysler is the co-founder of the New York Theremin Society and founder of the first school for theremin, KidCoolThereminSchool. As
much as the theremin is a tool in Chrysler’s electronic instrument arsenal, she's also one the most visible thereminists spreading
the gospel of this mysterious sounding instrument, which is basically played by massaging thin air.

Her music has been described by Ann Magnuson in Paper Magazin: "Imagine if Marianne Faithfull and Nikola Tesla had a love child,
with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout Leader!"
Arte TV calls Dorit “Theremin Goddess”.
Wall Street Journal “A Futuristic Lotte Lenya”.
Vice ”The instrument, though not the centerpiece of Chrysler’s recordings, only adds to her music’s darkly hypnotic atmosphere”.
Born in Graz, she lives in New York, Graz and Copenhagen. She is the founder of the NY Theremin Society and one of the few
Theremin virtuosos worldwide. Dorit is the founder of KidCoolThereminSchool, the first school of theremin, which is currently
holding a yearlong residency at the GaiteLyrique Museum in Paris.
Her Solo work ranges from Electronic Contemporary Composition to Film Soundscapes, most recently for the soundtrack of the HBO documentary
“Going Clear”. She has performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and at CERN - Having Composed soundtracks for
film & Tv (Lars Van Trier), she regularely collaborates with artists such as Jesper Just & Philippe Quesne & has played with Cluster, Trentemøller,
Elliot Sharp, Chicks on Speed, Faust, Marilyn Mansion, Lee Hazelwood & Adult. , just to name a few. Her latest record “Avalanche” has been
produced by Anders Trentemøller and is released on his Label InMyRoom. Her compositions have been commissioned for the Venice Biennale,
the MoMA Filmdepartment, Steirische HerbstFestival and CERN. Most recent composer residencies have been received by Pioneerworks NY,
City of Bern, the Knightsbridge Foundation in Detroit and VillaTereze, Italy. In 2016 she created and curated “Dame Electric” Festival Edition for
the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, featuring a sold out performance of electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.
She produced a ten-piece Orchestra Performance at Disney Hall and has performed at Lincoln Center, the Modern Arts Museum
in Seoul, Karlskirche Vienna, MoMA, Louisiana Museum, Palais Tokyo Paris, St.Petersburg Hermitage, Venice- Berlin and Liverpool Biennale,
Coachella and Roskilde Festival. Dorit is the current object of a documentary in the making, following her most recent concert travels to China,
Japan, Russia, Brazil & Europe. March 17 will bring a release on Mute Records featuring her musical collaboration with Adult. from Detroit.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, May 16
 

19:00 CEST