INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Cellist Maiken Beer and the violinist/violist Sophia Goidinger-Koch founded the duo strings&noise in 2015. The goal of these musician friends is to free their string instruments from the romantic context and, in doing so, to reflect on stereotypical role models for female musicians. Their concerts are often embellished to include dance, performance, and live electronics. In the process, strings&noise are always searching for new sonic possibilities for their instruments and to do so they intermingle classical, contemporary, and improvised music and gladly venture to the limits of what is playable. strings&noise enthral the audiences at their live concerts with their unconventional settings.