Sylvia Hinz: schnitte 1 – in dialogue with Ana Mendieta

Short Description / Kurzbeschreibung

Sylvia Hinz: schnitte 1 – in dialogue with Ana Mendieta (2022)

Sylvia Hinz: alto recorder in g & double bass
Visuals: Jeanne Comateuse

The project is called „schnitte“ (silhouettes), compositions inspired by Ana Mendieta’s „Silueta“-series.

My research into the realisation of musical shapes, vessels and outlines serves the basic idea of filling the spaces depicted in the photographs with sound, of representing the interior space within the Siluetas sonically, but leaving the boundaries clearly recognisable.

For example, there is a body-shaped form surrounded by ice, and I want to express both the feeling of being trapped and the cold cracking sounds of the material.

“I have been carrying on a dialogue between the landscape and the female body (based on my own silhouette) I am overwhelmed by the feeling of having been cast from the womb (nature). Through my earth/body sculptures I become one with the earth I become an extension of nature and nature becomes an extension of my body”
— Ana Mendieta

Interprets And Location / Interpreten und Ort

Sylvia Hinz, Berlin

Short Biography / Kurze Biographie

Sylvia Hinz is an instrumentalist, conductor, lecturer, initiator. Praised for her equally fierce and boldly dramatic performance style, she is one of the world’s leading recorder players specialising in contemporary music and improvisation. In addition to intensive sound research for the instrument recorder, Hinz breaks new ground in combining sound, electronics & video art and works interdisciplinary on the topic: #ArtAsActivism.

She works with numerous international composers such as Mathias Spahlinger (DE), Jeanne Artemis (DE), Zeynep Gedizlioglu (TR), Michele Abondano (CO), Sarah Angliss (UK).
Hinz studied recorder at the Berlin University of the Arts with Gerd Lünenbürger, experimental music with Dieter Schnebel, chamber music with Nigel North, and ensemble conducting at the BAK Trossingen.

Her commitment to pushing the boundaries of her art in various genres has not only garnered acclaim but has also served as a source of inspiration for many others to follow.


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