Stanzi Vaubel


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    Stanzi Vaubel was trained as a cellist at The Juilliard Pre-College, received her BA from Northwestern University. She received her MFA and PhD while on a teaching fellowship in the Media Study Department at The University at Buffalo. She has collaborated on projects at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, and performed at such venues as Tanglewood, The Long House, and Carnegie Hall. She has worked as a producer at New York Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio where she produced a series on poets and writers entitled The Gift. Her audio documentaries have been featured on WBEZ, BBC, and featured by The Third Coast Audio Festival. Her work has been commissioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Burchfield Penney Arts Center, KANEKO, UnionDocs, Public Space 1, and Free City Festival.

    Upon arriving to Buffalo, she became interested in site-specific work creating Sites do things to People staged at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Excursions Into Unknowable Worlds, staged at the Hi-Temp Warehouse, and The Indeterminacy Festival (IF) staged at Silo City 2017, 2018, and at The Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve in May 2019. IF was supported by New York State Council for the Arts, Mark Diamond Research Fund, the Physics and Media Study Departments at UB as well as The Techne Institute. She was the 2019-20 recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship and traveled to Canada for the academic year on a Fulbright Fellowship to create the fourth Indeterminacy Festival in Montreal entitled Creating an Open System which was staged at La Sala Rossa.

    Her work is focused around creating large-scale collaborative events which unite a wide variety of disciplines and communities in year round initiatives around universal questions. This year, she is launching the Indeterminacy Consultancy Group.


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  • United States of America

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