Nathalie Singer

Nathalie Singer

Prof. Nathalie Singer has held the chair of Experimental Radio at the Bauhaus University Weimar since 2007. From 2013 to 2015 she was Vice Dean of the Media Faculty and from 2017 to 2020 Vice President for Studies and Teaching in the Presidential Board of the Bauhaus-University Weimar.

Singer studied music, communication sciences and psychology in Berlin and Paris. She also completed composition courses for electroacoustic music at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris and learned from the composer Beatriz Ferreyra.

Since 1995 she has worked as a freelance radio play and feature author, composer, director and producer for radio (Sender Freies Berlin, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Radio France), composed radio play, stage and film music and published on the subject of electroacoustic music and sound art. She has also organized various festivals (Inventions 1996 & 1998), as well as composition courses for children at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Cybersongosse 2002) and founded the Sonic Arts Lounge in 2003 in collaboration with MaerzMusik (Berliner Festspiele).

In addition to her freelance work, she worked as an editor for Deutschlandradio Kultur from 2002 to 2007: Hörspielwerkstatt/Klangkunst (2002), radio play/freeplay (2003), project management of a radio program (2004-2007).

Since 2010, her artistic research has focused on the development of various digital radio art archive platforms (, EXPA, Mindmap for radio art/ with the goal of an artistic-curatorial archive work, as well as the scientific reappraisal of radio art. With her professorship she became part of the SNSF-Sinergia research project "Radiophonic Cultures. Sonic environments and archives in hybrid media systems" and, as artistic director, initiated the touring exhibition "Radiophonic Spaces - an acoustic path through radio art" (Museum Tinguely/Basel, Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin, Bauhaus 100/Weimar), which was funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation from 2018-2020.

In 2005 she received the RadioJournal Rundfunk Prize for the development of the new short radio play format Wurfsendung. The project was adopted by the BBC and Radio Denmark and presented at various national and international festivals. In 2009, her feature "My Ears and I" was nominated for the Prix Europa in the category Radio Documentary, as was the project "Radiophonic Spaces / Mindmap on Radio Art" for the Prix Europa 2020 in the category Digital Media. Radiophonic Spaces also received the Heritage in Motion Award 2019 in the category "games & interactive experiences".

One of the main concerns of their work is the artistic mediation of new ideas using various media and building bridges between foreign cultures and between art and science.