phone: +41 76 790 23 60
email: christoph.scherbaum (at) gmail (dot) com
I’m a composer and performing musician specializing in music for theater / contemporary dance and visual arts.
I love to figure out a director’s vision of a project and then create great music that makes their vision even better. It is like a magic puzzle to me, cracking the code until what I see and what I hear are a perfect match.
I grew up in Berlin and lived in Amsterdam and Arnhem (Netherlands) from 2004 – 2015.
I currently live in Switzerland. I studied electric guitar at the ArtEZ conservatory in Arnhem, NL (MA degree) and perform on guitar, bass-guitar and live-electronics.
So far I worked with Simon Tanguy with whom I did among others two productions at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris and one at the Frascati in Amsterdam. I did five pieces with De Kiss Moves from Amsterdam that toured all over the Netherlands and brought me two placements in Holland’s Got Talent. For Copenhagen based choreographer Antoinette Helbing I wrote two pieces that toured throughout the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. The Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg hired me for one production as well as Zeitraumexit in Mannheim.
Since my move to Switzerland in 2015 I’m working with Swiss theater group Lowtech Magic and B-Bühne Aarau with pieces performing in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
With the performance duo Clashvoid I performed at a number of festivals and venues, e.g. Cite du Design St. Etienne (FR), International Poster and Graphic Design festival Chaumont (FR), Bimhuis, Zaal 100, ot301, occii Amsterdam (NL), Dokfest Filmfestival Kassel (GER), Shiny Toys Festival Mülheim (GER).
In 2014 we performed in Capetown, SA during World Design Capital, supported by the Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.
Thanks for checking out my website, if you have any questions or would like to meet and have a chat, just send me a message!