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Nora Vetter

Contemporary & classical viola player, improvisor/performer with instrument, body & voice, ensemble manager, conceptual performance composer/artist.

Professional activities:

  • Administration
  • Booking
  • Coaching
  • Composition
  • Cultural organisation / management
  • Event management
  • Fundraising
  • Music live
  • Performance
  • Project management
  • Viola

Hobbies and interests:

  • Ableton Live
  • Stagehand
  • Trombone
  • Vocals


sie / she

Main focus of my work is the relation of body, movement, sound and the rooms we live in, physically as well as sociologically/psychically. My main work is to iniciate projects that investigate these relations and I am happy to be part of other peoples projects that explore the connections of the things mentioned above. I like to invite my audience to leave the safe space of the known and become open to new experiences.
I am fascinated by the fact that one can be seriously funny and jokingly serious at the same moment, an element I often incorporate in my work.
I also love playing my instrument in every way and with every sound possible.

Currently studying at Zone éxperimentale contemporary music FHNW Basel, living in Luzern, where I did my first master in classical viola performance.
Pieces premiered @ festival Alpentöne Altdorf 2019 & Basel Competition 2021, concepts, performance, marketing and organisation for "Im Flow der Apokalypse" @ Theater Basel 2020, member and artistic director of latenz ensemble, member of Kollektiv Kulturbrauerei Luzern, Ensemble Voix Nouvelles (FR) and Paper Crane.
At the moment very inspired by Alwynne Pritchard, Urban Mäder, Theater/Varieté, Jenny Lyle, Pina Bausch and PJ Harvey.
Fluent English & French, native German speaker.
Used to coach childrens orchestras as well as a challenged people's playback show, worked as stagehand at festivals and as radio moderator in Winterthur, where I grew up.
Experimenting with electronic music (did the music for a video by Pia Matthes) and trombone.
Big fan of the "Scenius" thought: Support your co-Artists to create a space where the entire scene can grow. A big tree can't grow without soil. (Sorry for being kitschy.) Therefore I also organise concerts for other improvising/new music artists in Luzern.
At the moment I am very fascinated by rage, what triggers it, its energy and where it takes me. Also love the fact that as a woman, I am not supposed to be enraged but its actually a great indicator of what is important to me and it actually feels good sometimes.

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