Magda Drozd (b. 1987, Poland) lives and works between Zurich and Torino. She works as an artist, musician, composer and dramaturg. Her artistic practice explores acoustic ecologies and a non-rational perception of the world through sound. Songs for Plants, her debut album, was released in 2019 by Präsens Editionen and has reached a broad international audience of experimental music experts and fans. On her second album called 18 Floors which she published in 2021, Drozd focused on the building she called home for several years. Within Switzerland her installations and performances were shown at Shedhalle Zürich, Helmhaus, Lokal 14, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik, sic! Raum für Kunst, Haus Konstruktiv, Südpol and Nationalpark Zernez among others. Internationally she presented her work in art spaces in Detroit, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Trivero, and Trento. Since 2021 Drozd collaborates as a composer with Torino-based artist Laura Pugno for her video works and installations. Magda Drozd has earned her BA in Dramaturgy and MA in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts where she has been a research fellow from 2019 till 2021 and was teaching sound and listening as a form of knowledge creation.


— 2022, Compilation: Ephiphanies, Hallow Ground, vinyl / digital
— 2021, 18 Floors (LP), Präsens Editionen, vinyl / digital
— 2020, Compilation: Make Some Room: Electronic Relief in Switzerland, digital
— 2019, Songs for Plants (LP), Präsens Editionen, vinyl / digital 

Exhibitions / Performances / Projects
— 2022, Herbal Audtion, Sound performance with Salomé Voegelin, Sonic Topologies Festival
— 2022, Shivering, Sound performance for Connecting Worlds, Cuneo (Italy) & Tende (France)
— 2022, Calma Apparente sound performance, Oto Sound Museum, Wasserturm Zürich
— 2021, Talk with urban landscapes, group exhibition, Rindermarkt Zürich, curated by Léa Jullien
— 2021, participation in the magazine „homebody“ by zürich moves! festival, curated by Esther Eppstein
— 2021, Oto Sound Museum, digital solo exhibition, curated by zairaoram collective  
— 2019, Hallo Hannah, Shedhalle Zürich, Group Exhibition
— 2019, Concert at The Residency Closing Zürich
— 2018, One is too few and two is only one possibility, Lokal 14, show with Milva Stutz
— 2018, Seven Easy Pieces, Lokal 14 Zürich

— 2018 Invisible Voices (Variationen 3-7), Kaffee Kind Luzern, Materialschau, Kunst: Szene Zürich, Der Loop/Neuer Norden Zürich, Die Bunt Festival
— 2017/18, Invisible Voices (Encounters of Non-Human Sounds Part 1+2), Helmhaus Zürich
— 2017, Keine Zeit, Helmhaus Zürich, group exhibition
— 2017, Entführungen: Kunst, Wissenschaft und die DNA des Steinbocks, Group Exhibition, Zoologisches Museum Zürich, Nationalparkmuseum Zernez
— 2017, Untitled (Songs for Plants), Marmorgasse Art-Space Zürich
— 2017, Intraaktionen II, Projectspace, ZHdK
— 2017, Intraaktionen, Fabriktheater Zürich
— 2017, Degree Show, Master Fine Arts, ZHdK
— 2017, Moving Perception, Group Exhibition, Tokyo University of Arts, Japan
— 2017, Kolorit Klangfestival Zürich, Mikro Art Space, with A Void In Voices, Video Screening
— 2016, Der Schmerz des Anderen, ZHdK
— 2016, Conceptual Pain Killer, at the exhibition ‘Der Schmerz des Anderen’, ZHdK
— 2016, There Is No Plan. Your Future Is An Illusion, ZHdK
— 2015, Manual for Living, Walcheturm Zürich
— 2015, BFF Art, Seraphine Collective Art Space, Group Exhibition, Detroit

Concerts (selection)
2017 - 2021,
The Loop Zürich, Materialschau Haus Konstruktiv, Bar 3000, GDS.FM, Grüntöne Festival Schauspielhaus, Castello Festival (D), Kaffee Kind (Luzern), sic! Luzern, Oto Nove Swiss Paris/Les Instants Chavirés, Aether - a transcendental waveform market at Dampfzentrale Bern, Imbarchino Torino, Echolot Festival Luzern, Association du Salopard Lausanne, Lumpenstation Biel, Stadtsommer Zürich, Les Digitales Zürich 

Compositions for video, art, radio
2022, Die Entspannung by Veronika Spierenburg, Kunsthaus Zürich
2022, Das Brechen der Brote, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
2021, Over Time by Laura Pugno, MUSE – Science Museum, Trento (IT)
2021, Tracks by Laura Pugno, Fondazione Zegna, Biella (IT)
2021, Like Human by Maja Renn, Schauspielhaus Zürich
2021, Fragmented Delicacies by Eljo J Carranza, various film festivals
2020, Side Walk Duel by Nicola Genovese, Helmhaus Zürich

Music for theater
2021, Jeder Tag ein Vollmond by Katja Brunner, Schauspielhaus Bochum
2021, Keep in Touch, Schauspielhaus Zürich
2017/18, Divas, Tanzhaus Zürich, message salon embasy Zürich, Wunderkammer Zürich
2017/18, The Kill Joys, Impulstanz Wien, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich, Cabaret Voltaire Zürich, Theaterspektakel Zürich, English Theater Berlin, Implantieren Festival Frankfurt

2021, 1 day sound workshop for kids at Schauspielhaus Zürich
2021, 5 days sound workshop for kids at Südpol Luzern with Cie Corsin Gaudenz

2021, ZHdK, Performing Arts Department, Training, Volumen des Hörens 2
2020, ZHdK, Performing Arts Department, Training, Volumen des Hörens 1
2020/21, ZHdK, Performing Arts Department, mentoring of students

— 2018 From Station to Station, The Kill Joys, Implantieren Festival, Frankfurt a.M.
— 2018 I AM NOT A JOKE (Take Two), The Kill Joys, Koproduktion mit English Theater Berlin, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
— 2017 different kind of danger, DIVAS, Stereoskop Performance Festival, Wunderkammer
— 2017, Different kind of danger, with DIVAS, Stereoskop Performance Festival
— 2017, FORGET IT BEFORE YOU WAKE UP, REMEMBER TO CALL ME LATER, with DIVAS (Aga Pędziwiatr, Rafał Pierzyński), Tanzhaus Zürich, SHOW-OFF
— 2017, I AM NOT A JOKE, The Kill Joys, Cabaret Voltaire Zürich, Tojo Theater Bern, Theaterspektakel Zürich, ImPulsTanz Wien Lounge, AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern/Digital Playground Festival
— 2017, I AM NOT A JOKE, The Kill Joys, Premio Schweiz, National Price for emerging artists in theater and dance
— 2017, A Void In Voices, Sound Performance, Japan-Tour: Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Yokohama
— 2017, A Void in Voices, BlauBlau Tempel, Baden
— 2016, A Void in Voices, Sound Performance, Beyond Sonification Festival, Walcheturm Zürich, Reto Art Space Zürich, Depot Basel
— 2015, travelling through our senses, performative serial project in different media, collaboration with Vanessa Heer, Institute of Contemporary Art Detroit
— 2015, Come North Baby Track 1-3, performative installation in three parts, in collaboration with Friction, Gessnerallee Zürich
— 2014, Between Spaces, Performance, collaboration with Lea Loeb, Theater Neumarkt
— 2014, One Hour Gallery, Performance, collaboration with Lea Loeb, Theater Neumarkt
— 2014, Brennen 2, Performance, collaboration with Liliane Koch, Lea Loeb, Heta Multanen, Sibylle Berg, Perla-Mode Zürich
— 2013, Essen für sie / Die Wand, Installation and performance, in collaboration with Friciton, Björn Neukom, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Perla-Mode Zürich

Curatorial Projects
— From 2018, Head of theater and performance, Curator for performing arts at Südpol Luzern
— 2013-2015 part of the artist and curator collective Friction
— 2015, Always and Forever, Art and Performance Festival, Perla-Mode, Zürich
— 2013, REALITY CHECK, transdisciplinary Festival, Friction, Perla-Mode, Zürich
— 2013-2015 Textnacht, Kontexte, Perla-Mode goes, ongoing serial events at Perla-Mode
— 2012-2013 Hilde an der Sihl, Theater Festival at ZHdK

— 2019, A Novanta by Nicola Genovese, Südpol Luzern, Fabriktheater Zürich
— 2018/19, S.H.T.F. by Nicola Genovese, Cabaret Voltaire, Shedhalle Frauenfeld, Helmhaus Zürich
— 2016, Schub, Dance-Performance by Annina Polivka, Premio Halbfinale Zürich
— 2015, Fritz, wo ist dein Zorn geblieben, Theater, directed by Philippe Heule, Theater der Künste
— 2013, Die Wildente, Dance-Performance, choreographed by Leonie Graf, Theater der Künste
— 2013, Caligula, Dance-Performance, choreographed by Leonie Graf, Perla-Mode

Residencies / Laboratories
— 2019, The Residency by Cabaret Votaire Zürich
— 2017, The Kill Joys, Laboratory Junges Forum, Digital Playground Festival Bern
— 2016 HOW DO YOU DO #1, Laboratory, AUAWIRLEBEN Festival Bern
— 2015, Artist Residency, Institute for Contemporary Art, Detroit /with Vanessa Heer
—2014, Participant of Building Bridges, international exchange program between students from ZHdK, School of Visual Arts New York, Aalto University School of Arts und Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

2022, Tournee Förderung, Tour «18 Floors» Schweiz / Italien, Stadt Zürich Kultur
2021, Album Förderung «18 Floors», Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kulturförderung Kanton Zürich, Fuka Fonds Luzern
2021, Covid-Stipendium, Stadt Zürich Kultur
2021, Work-In-Progress Stipendium Musik, Pro Helvetia
2021, Projektförderung für «Over Time», Pro Helvetia
2019, Album Förderung «Songs for Plants», Kulturförderung Kanton Zürich, Fuka Fonds Luzern
2017, Tournee Förderung, Japan Tour mit «A Void in Voices», Pro Helvetia, Stadt Zürich Kultur  

— 2019 till 2021, Research Fellow at ZHdK, Theater Department
— 2017, Master of Arts in Fine Arts at ZHdK/Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK)
— 2015, Bachelor of Arts in Theater/Focus Dramaturgy at ZHdK / Zurich University of Arts