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 art 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 and Jose Gonzales. In addition to that she’s also active performing, e.g. 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 2 official EP’s with her band ‘Nausica’; a 3rd 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 project ‘Koschka‘.

Performances / Concerts (selection)

2018

  • Amsterdam, Melkweg (NL)
    • Utrecht, Festival Tweetakt (NL)

      2017

        • Popronde (NL)
          • EP-Tour “YOURS” (NL,BE,DE)

            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

            2017

                              • Lead vocals & production “Okay” & “Hey You”
                                single releases by Nausica (NL/DE)

            2016

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

            2015

                              • Vocals for the “Wifi Angels App”
                                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, “Cast Glass”
                                album by Cast Glass (NL), Sonority in Sound Records

            2014

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

            2014

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

            2013

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

            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 (NL)
                                    Bachelor of Music & Education (cum laude)