Independent sound artist, musician and lecturer. Since 2005 artistic lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts in the Department of Art and Media; head of the department and Sound Study Group since 2016. CTI research project Stadtklang – Klangstadt in collaboration with the Competence Centre Typology & Planning in Architecture (CCTP) at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Andres Bosshard is involved in the research project “Reduction of acoustic background pollution in the Limmat valley” on behalf of the Department of Noise Protection and Prevention of the Canton of Zurich. Since 2010, research contracts with Trond Maag from the Federal Office for the Environment Bern and the Cantonal Civil Engineering Office Zurich. 2012 Lecturer at ETH D-ARCH. 2003 Visiting professor at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. 1976–80 Studies in musicology and art history at the University of Zurich. 2017 Swiss Music Prize for Sound Architecture.
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In 2017, Bosshard developed and produced his project sonicArk – the sound of Aarhus – on occasion of the city’s status as European Capital of Culture. Further large-scale projects include Klangbrücke Donnerbogen, a whispering dome for IBA Hamburg in 2013, Klanghimmel for the 10th anniversary of Museumsquartier in Vienna in 2011 and the sound monument Klangturm Expo 02 Biel in 2002. Since 1995, he has been collaborating with open space planners and architects to create sound architectures in public space. Bosshard started performing with the trio Nachtluft and touring as an experimental musician at international music and sound art festivals in Europe, America, Japan, India in 1980.