Alex Franz Zehetbauer (Vienna)
Alex Franz Zehetbauer (born 1990 in Brooklyn) is a sonic choreographer, performance artist, and singer based in Vienna. He studied vocal performance, dance, acting and composition at the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam. Alex has been awarded the BKA Startstipendium für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (2018), the TQW Training Scholarship (2019), and the danceWEB Scholarship (2019). His works wet dreaming at 52Hz (2019), AyH (2021), and hearing the wild heart (2022) have been co-produced by brut Wien.
involuntary musical imagery (working title) is a project swimming in the amniotic fluid of: a desire to explore the choreographic potential of the song. An interest in using the voice to bring things into existence. Song and sounding as a means of creating worlds that aren’t physically in the room but rather brought into existence through guiding the imaginations of the audience with sung text, the sounding body, melody, and emotion. A wish to investigate the cultural impact of songs themselves and the way singing contaminates. A desire to explore earworms as a way to infect a group of people with ideas, words, thoughts.