* 27.10.1955, Kfar Saba, Israel lives in: Tel Aviv, Israel
Anat Pick (b. in Kfar Saba, Israel) is a sound poet, composer and performer. She began her career as a musician, subsequently developing sound performances based on a mix of the phonetic systems of Oriental and Western languages.
Anat Pick's texts are tightly-structured works for voices which sound out the border area between language and music. In Pick's technically virtuoso presentation, body and articulatin, semantics, syntax and sound merge into a single unit.
Her first long performance, 'The Forbidden Museum', was presented in the Vienna Festwochen festival in 1997. Since then she has appeared at many important poetry and music festivals in Europe, Israel and Asia.
Pick regularly collaborates with other artists, especially poets and musicians, and not infrequently in live free improvisations. As well as her solo pieces, Pick has created several ensemble works, including 'Musica Nova' (2003/2006) and 'Tongues and Levers' for voice and five noise-makers, which premièred in New York in 2009.
Pick has a longstanding, abiding interest in Dada and futuristic poetry, which she researched in 2008 as a guest of the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa. She is currently working on a CD featuring poems by Dada artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.