The work of Nadine Schütz (((Echora))) connects landscape architecture, environmental acoustics and sound art. Exploring the role of sound in landscape perception and design through both practical artistic creations and theoretical research, she carries out projects at various scales, while maintaining the human experience as unifying directive. Be it the implementation of audio installations, the musical combination of abstract and ambient sounds, or the design of acoustic atmospheres and spatialities, her work combines technique and poetry and thus accompanies reflections on urbanity, architecture, landscape and society.
For four years, Nadine Schütz has been heading the MediaLab of the Institute of Landscape Architecture at ETH Zurich, where she teaches alongside Christophe Girot and has established a new research focus on landscape acoustics. She operates at an international level on seminars, conferences and projects, among which the project «Le Chant du Rhône» awarded the Prix Giuseppe Englert. For her design approach on landscape acoustics, she received the Young Researchers Thinking the Contemporary Landscape awarded 2013 by the Volkswagen Foundation. In 2017, Nadine Schütz works, amongst others, on the forecourt of the new courthouse by Renzo Piano at Porte de Clichy in Paris, on an exhibition scenography about street life in Senegal, and collaborates with the Kyoto Institute of Technology on a repertoire of sonic elements in traditional Japanese gardens. At ETH Zurich, she just accomplished her doctoral thesis on «The Acoustic Dimension of Landscape Architecture», which included the installation of a new audiovisual surround sonic landscape spatialization.
I am a sound architect, working between sound art and environmental acoustics on landscape and urban projects, designing exhibition scenographies and imagining environmental performances.