Austrian violinist and composer Mia Zabelka is at the forefront of international electro-acoustic performance art. She developed her unique musical language in a process she calls “automatic playing”, where the music grows out of her body and gestures and finds its expression in her electric violin with electronic devices, alien objects, vocals, and/or acoustic violin. Using this setup, she is given the opportunity to expand the sound range so extensively that the violin itself becomes an interface and/or an electronic sound generator/sound machine.
Her previous collaborators include Elliott Sharp, Dälek, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Robin Rimbaud, and Lydia Lunch.
She has given concerts and performances at many Festivals throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Numerous CD, vinyl, and video releases. Recipient of highly regarded prizes (three-time winner of the Prix Ars Electronica) and awards. Recently, Mia Zabelka was awarded The Akademia Music award for her composition “For Pauline Oliveros”, commissioned by Steirischer Herbst/Musikprotokoll and Austrian Cultural Forum New York.