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Tonstudio – Christoph Amann

live recording session: MIAU (Mia Zabelka – Audrey Lauro)

Wednesday, 27.05.15
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Mia Zabelka – violin
Audrey Lauro – alto sax




Short Bio

Mia Zabelka, sound artist, violinist and vocalist from Vienna, with czech, jewish and french familiar background, lives in the Austrian region of southern Styria.

As an experimental musician and improviser she has developed a unique language based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic devices and innovative performance techniques.

She studied music and composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts and the Conservatory of Music in Vienna, creating a foundation on the basis of which she continues to construct and explore the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own. The violin, voice and her own body transform into sound bodies which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive.

Collaborations with various international artists including John Zorn, David Moss, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Pauline Oliveros, Franz Hautzinger, Martin Siewert, Phil Minton, Shelley Hirsch, Peter Kowald, Eliot Sharp, Francis Marie Uitti, Cremaster, Dälek and Lydia Lunch, among others.

In 2007 Mia Zabelka founded the Klang.Haus, a centre for sound and interdisciplinary art at her house in southern Styria. The is a meeting point for international and local artists and hosts the Klang.Zeit festival four times a year.

Since 2009 Mia Zabelka is the artistic director of phonofemme Vienna, an international Festival of female Improvised electronic Music and Sound Art.

Mia Zabelka is currently collaborating in Duos with Lydia Lunch, Audrey Lauro, Micromelancolie, Philippe Petit and Zahra Mani, with Video Artist Mia Makela and in Trios with Meinread Kneer and Andreas Willers, Mia Zabelka Trio feat. Pavel Fajt/ Johannes Frisch and Trio Blurb feat. John Russell/Maggie Nicols.


Audrey Lauro

First playing in jazz and then contemporary music following musical composition studies and gaining a Slavic philology master, Audrey Lauro has spent the last decade developing her music on the experimental Belgian music scene. As an alto sax player, focusing mostly on free improvised music she works deeply in the language of the instrument. “From the phrase to the sound event through all kinds of atoms and particles”.

In 2012 she curates the festival Wolves Stories, dedicated to the female improv scene. She invites to join the “wolves” Maggie Nicols (UK), Mia Zabelka (AU) and 8 other female musicians to create a portrait of women through music, text, films and experiment. In 2013 she invites Stine Janvin Nortland (NO) to perform with the wolves’ collective.


MIAU on tour

MIa Zabelka / violin – AUdrey Lauro / alto saxophone


25 May @Ring Ring Festival

27 May @ Studio Amann Studio / Vienna

28 May @ Improvisations / Goteborg

30 May @ Hy ! Festival / Copenhagen

31 May @ Fylkingen / Stockholm


Music – references by category

Online mastering – references by category

  • CD/Vinyl mastering
  • Downloadable audio formats
  • DDP creation/editing
  • Online delivery/ MD5 verification

Selected productions

  • Agata Zubel – Not I

    0013362KAI – 2013 –  

  • Nörz ‎– (Also Known As) Acker Velvet

    Schraum 10 – [2009] – [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=00aabb&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]