RIO WOLTA - About

Musician and author from Zurich. Born 1988. Survived his teens in the Swiss Alps. Formed the first band at the age of 15. Moved back to Zurich at the age of 20. Learned big words at universities in Berlin and Zurich. Works in Zurich.

© Tatjana Rüegsegger

© Tatjana Rüegsegger

Rio Wolta is a 31 year old composer, author, performer working in between music, concert conception, video and theater. He studied in Zürich and Berlin, survived his teens in the Alps and now lives in the city of Zurich, Switzerland.

2018
NO MORE INTIMATE MUSIC (LIVE)
5 musicians, 3 rooms,
3 hours of live music in the dark,
visitors come and go whenever they want
(Coproduction Gessnerallee Zürich)

2018
NO MORE INTIMATE MUSIC (RECORD)
Album Release Vinyl & Digital
(Sailing For Peace/Irascible/Coldkings)

2018
TAIPEI ARTS FESTIVAL
Upcoming Practitioners
Program by ProHelvetia

2018
HOTEL SAINTE VALIERE
Artist in Residence, Sainte-Valière FRA

2018
SHOWROOM
10 tennis ball machines,
4 performers, 3 musicians, 1 dog
(Coproduction Gessnerallee Zürich)

2017
RED GATE GALLERY
Artist in Residence / Exhibition, Beijing CHN

2017
WIR HABEN KEINE ZEIT
24 video projections, 5 rooms,
3 elderly ladies performing SOS by Abba,
Rio Wolta singing western
pop hits in Japanese
(Coproduction Gessnerallee Zürich)

2016
FILM FESTIVAL TOUR
Music Video 'Through My Street'
at Raindance London, Interfilm Berlin,
International Music Video Festival Paris,
NYC Independent Film Festival i.a.

2016
MASCHINEN
Oversized video projections,
live music and rolling chairs for the audience
(Coproduction Gessnerallee Zürich)

2015
SWING FOR THE NATION
Album Release Vinyl & Digital
(Irascible/Coldkings)

AWARDS (Selection)
International Music Video Festival Paris (Jury Prize, 2015)
m4music Zurich (Jury Prize, 2016)
Sehsüchte Babelsberg (Jury Prize, 2016)
My Sound of Music Salzburg (Jury Prize, 2016)
La Guarimba Film Festival Amantea (Audience Award, 2016)
Bogota Short Film Festival (Jury Prize, 2017)