Alex Nowitz is a composer and vocal performance artist, furthermore improviser, sound artist and musician, artist-researcher and author from Germany. His compositions comprise vocal and instrumental chamber music, full-length operas, orchestral miniatures, electroacoustic music, multimedia concert formats as well as music for dance and spoken theatre. Both in his vocal performance art and in his compositions dedicated to others he explores the notion of multivocality.

Expanding the range of his voice covering the countertenor, the whistling and speaking voice, low tone singing practices and a variety of experimental voice types, he also applies custom and gesture-controlled live electronics, such as the strophonion researched and developed at the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam.

Alex Nowitz’s music is performed by new music ensembles, such as the Kammerakademie Potsdam or Ensemble Mosaik Berlin, and by theatre and opera houses, such as the Staatstheater Braunschweig or the Schaubuehne Berlin.

During the past 18 years he received a number of fellowships, grants and prizes, such as the European Conference of Promoters for New Music in Gothenburg 2009. In 2022 he will be resident at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.

As artist-researcher and author Alex Nowitz composes essays and articles published in peer-reviewed online journals and books. In his lecture-performances he aims to dissolve the boundaries between art and academia. Defending the PhD thesis Monsters I Love: On Multivocal Arts in April 2019, he earns a doctorate in ‚Performative and Mediated Practices with Specialisation in Opera‘ from the Stockholm University of the Arts.