Edita Karkoschka

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Edith Therese Karkoschka, “Edita” was born in Tychy, Poland in 1985. She grew up in Germany and Poland and studied music & education in the Netherlands. Edita speaks 4 languages: German, Polish, Dutch and English. She finished her studies with a bachelor degree (cum laude) in 2010 and works as an artist with a strong interdisciplinary approach as this covers her interests in a wider range of artistic expression. Currently she’s living in Berlin (DE).

On the basis of vocal expression and composition she’s working in areas as (theatrical) music performance & sound art. Karkoschka explores the act and the absorption of music in experimental setups and collaborations. She’s the leadsinger of the experimental pop band ‘Nausica’, the electronical-neo-classical band ‘Cast Glass’ (2011-2015) and the live-cinema performance project ‘Koschka & Heimprofi’ in collaboration with video artist Krista Burger.

Since 2012 Karkoschka played more than 100 concerts/performances around Europe, e.g. at the indie-classical avantgarde pop festival “Cross-Linx” (NL) in 2014 sharing the stage a.o. with My brightest Diamond, Jose Gonzales and as a support act for Son Lux. In addition to that she was also active performing the comic role of Patricia Paay in the noise opera “The Magical Massage Bar for Public Officers” (2013) by Slowakian composer ‘Utvil Kling Sang’,  participated in the artist-in-residence program Begehungen in 2014 (Chemnitz, DE), was invited as a guest at the summerfellowship Museumsinsel Hombroich and worked as a singer and composer for the Bauhaus Dessau in the cosmic dance-theatre piece “Superbrocken” in 2016. Karkoschka released 3 official EP’s with her band ‘Nausica’; a 4th one with her former band ‘Cast Glass’, and got featured in various collaborations as e.g. with soundartist ‘Machinefabriek‘. Recently she’s working on new releases with her band ‘Nausica’ and her solo debut aka ‘Koschka‘.

performances / concerts (selection)

2018

  • Support Miya Folick @Tivoli De Helling (NL)
  • Support Polica @Paradiso Amsterdam (NL)
  • Festival Dutch Design Week (NL)
  • Festival Manana Manana (NL)
  • Festival Tweetakt (NL)

2017

  • Festival Autumn Falls (BE)
  • Showcase DiCE Festival (NL)
  • Europe Tour (NL/DE/BE)
    u.a. Berlin@Berghain Kantine, Mainz@SchonSchön, Stuttgart@Galao

2016

  • Festival Manana Manana (NL)
  • Festival Autumn Falls (BE)

2015

  • Europe Tour (IT/DE/CH)

2014

  • Milano Film Festival (IT)
  • Incubate Festival (NL)
  • Festival Begehungen A-I-R (DE)
  • Gaudeamus Muziekdag (NL)
  • Cross-Linx Festival (NL)
  • Musis Sacrum (NL)

2013

  • Rijksmuseum Twenthe (NL)
  • Festival Noorderzon (NL)
  • Valkhof Festival (NL)
  • Kulturufer (DE)
  • Oliver Peel Session (FR)
  • Club Paradiso (NL)
  • Mediamatic (NL)
  • Extrapool (NL)

2012

  • Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (NL)
  • Intro In Situ (NL)
  • Festival Schmiede (AT)

releases / collaborations

2018

                    • Lead Vocals & Production, single ‘The Flood’
                      by Koschka (DE/PL), Part Du Decor Records
                    • Lead Vocals & Production, single ‘Black & White’
                      by Nausica (NL/DE), Knight Rider Records

2017

                    • Lead Vocals & Production, single ‘Hey You’, ‘Okay’
                    • Lead Vocals & Production, EP ‘Yours’
                      by Nausica (NL/DE), Woda Kolonska Records

2016

                    • Vocals & Lyrics for “Crumble”
                      album by soundartist Machinefabriek (NL)

2015

                    • Vocals for the “Wifi Angels App”
                      by Next Nature Network in collaboration with sound artist Machinefabriek (NL)

2015

                    • Featured on (vocals, keys) “Jack Ellister”
                      debut full length album by Jack Ellister (UK) (Friends Of The Fish / Fruits De Mer Records)

2015

                    • Featured on (vocals) “Error Log”
                      collaboration album between Banabila & Machinefabriek (NL), Tapu Records

2014

                    • Lead vocals, EP “Cast Glass”
                      album by Cast Glass (NL), Sonority in Sound Records

2014

                    • Lead vocals and production, EP “The Molecules Fall Closer”
                      EP by Nausica (NL/DE), Woda Kolonska Records

2014

                    • Featured on (vocals) EP “Dawn Dream Club” (7”)
                      produced by Jack Ellister (UK), Fruit De Mer Records

2013

                    • Lead vocals and producing, EP “Nausica”EP by Nausica (NL/DE), Woda Kolonska Records

interdisciplinary projects (selection)

2019

                    • Composer, Musician & Performer
                      lyrical sound & art installation ‘Die poröse Oper’ in collaboration with ‘Die Philosophischen Bauern’ (Berlin), first performance in Dessau: 21st of September 2019

2016

                    • Art Direction, Sound & Performance
                      short film & art installation ‘Der Schnabelsteher’
                      on behalf of Bauhaus Dessau (DE)

2011

                    • Art Direction
                      social art & music project ‘Podium Presikhaaf’ in collaboration with art foundation ‘Motel Spatie’ & ‘Cultuur & Ondernemen’, Amsterdam (NL)

2010

                    • Co-Founder
                      of art collective ‘Locatie Spatie’ (NL)

                      2009
                    • Art Direction
                      social art & music project “PresikHARMONIE!” on behalf of Kunstbedrijf Arnhem(NL)

 

artist-in-residence / awards

2016

                    • artist-in-residence ‘Fill The Room’
                      Nijmegen (NL)

2015

                      • summerfellowship ‘Museumsinsel Hombroich’
                        Neuss (DE)

2014

                        • artist-in-residence ‘Festival Begehungen’
                          Chemnitz (DE)

2012

                        • Prins Bernhard Fonds cultuurbeurs
                          prize winner, Amsterdam (NL)

2009

                        • Künstlerförderpreis
                          prize winner, Friedrichshafen (DE)

education

2005-2010

  • ArtEZ Arnhem
    Bachelor of Music & Education (cum laude)