Julia Giertz (Stockholm) has a long-standing practice as a sound artist. Once originating from choreography, her practice is today influenced by implementing concepts of engineering and mechatronics. In her work composition is mixed with the construction of sound sculptures and electroacoustic instruments. Central to her work is the physical and political aspects of listening as well as the relation between sound, people and movement.
She has presented works at the Venice Biennale, Unsound, Intonal, Tensta Konsthall, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, MDT, K3 Hamburg, Norberg and Norrlandsoperan amongst others.
Some of her artistic collaborations include choreographer Marie Topp, composer Zosia Hołubowska, artist Cara Tolmie, k.ö.k/Kvinnocenter i Tensta, artist Lisa Nyberg and sound artist Tarek Atoui.
She gives lectures in immersive audio and synthesis at various insitutions in Sweden and Denmark. As an audio engineer she has been supervising the development of the multichannel dome at the Royal Institute of Arts (Mejan) in Stockholm. Giertz is currently working part time at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm.
Photo credit: Julia Rakel