Ignaz Schick is a sound artist, turntablist, composer, and visual artist. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, he worked in Berlin, where he became an important part of the young real-time music scene. Based on live electronics he developed an independent electro-acoustic set-up, the “Rotating Surfaces”. Since 2012 he has focussed on realizing concept compositions and experimental radio pieces. Schick works as a festival curator for experimental music and runs the experimental music label Zarek. He tours worldwide, solo and with groups like Perlonex, Splitter Orchester and ILOG, has released numerous albums and worked with internationally renowned artists such as Mwata Bowden, Don Cherry, Sven-Ake Johansson, Charlemagne Palestine, and Martin Tetréault. His numerous residencies include the Composition Residency of the Berlin Senate/Cité des Arts Paris (2016), Global Cultural Exchange Residency for Southeast Asia (Malaysia/Laos/Indonesia/Vietnam, 2017), and Villa Aurora Residency in Los Angeles (2017). In 2020 he received the Work and Research Residency for Composition/Sound Art in Berlin.
Ignaz Schick was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from September to December 2018.