Cathy Van Eck


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  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Bern University of the Arts
    Papiermühlestrasse 13a
    3014 Bern


  • Elektronische Musik

  • Klangkunst

  • Interaktive Installationen

  • Komposition in intermedialen Kontexten

  • Musiksoftwares wie Max, Pure Data (PD), Reaper, Ableton Live etc.

  • Hardware wie Sensoren, Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc.


  • Einzelunterricht (Mentoraten von Sound Arts Studierenden, Kompositionsstudierenden etc. im Bachelor Sound Arts, Master CAP und Master Music Composition)

  • Musikalische Gestaltung (Bachelor Sound Arts)

  • Gehörbildung elektronischer Musik ((Master CAP, zwei Semesterkurs, immer im Herbstsemester)

  • Kompositorische Strategien (Master CAP)

  • Mikrofonen und Lautsprecher als Musikinstrumenten (jede zwei Jahre im Frühlingssemester, im Abwechslung mit Sounds, Sensors and Gestures)

  • Instrument plus (Seminar zu live elektronische Settings, findet immer im Herbstsemester statt)

  • Sounds, Sensors and Gestures (jede zwei Jahre im Frühlingssemester, im Abwechslung mit Mikrofonen und Lautsprecher als Musikinstrumenten)


  • Cathy van Eck (1979 Belgium/Netherlands) is a composer, sound artist, and researcher in the arts. She focuses on composing relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and sound. Her artistic work includes performances with live-electronics and installations with sound objects which she often designs herself. She is interested in setting her gestures into unusual and surprising relationships with sounds, mainly by electronic means. The result could be called “performative sound art”, since it combines elements from performance art, electronic music, and visual arts. Her work transcends genres and is presented at occasions as diverse as experimental or electronic music concerts, open air festivals, sound art gallery venues, digital art events, or performance art festivals.

    Cathy is working closely with performers to develop her pieces and she often works in interdisciplinary fields, collaborating regularly with theatre directors and choreographers. Her projects are shown at festivals and venues all over the world.

    Since 2007, Cathy has a teaching position at the Department for Sound Arts of the University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland. She is a regular guest lecturer at other art and music universities. Her book Between Air and Electricity – Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments has been published in 2017.