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Berlin-based composer and saxophonist Andre Vida has performed widely as a soloist and has collaborated with a diverse group of artists including Anthony Braxton, Kevin Blechdom, Tim Exile, Yona Friedman, Jean-Baptiste Decavele, and Jamie Lidell. Most recently he has worked closely with Anri Sala on multi-media installations at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Roman Ampitheatre in Arles (produced by the LUMA foundation), and the Museum of Modern Art in Louisiana, Denmark. He is currently working on a commission for a new solo work to be performed at Global Art Forum 7 in Doha and Dubai in 2013. Vida's compositional work focuses on the medium and materiality of scoring and includes explorations of animation, lighting, and costume design as essential elements of a compositional system that reflects the physicality of performance practice. These works have been performed in installation by members of CalArts, the St. Louis Symphony, The European Saxophone Ensemble, Fersteinn, and by the numerous experimental musicians who performed with Vida weekly during a three-year residency in Berlin. A three-disc box set of his work from 1995 - 2011 was released on PAN and he has been featured in The Wire, TANK, Monopol, and Electronic Beats.