Aimée Niemann is a performer, improviser, and educator.
An explorer of new sounds, she is the founding member of Du.0, a "gesamtkünstwerk-chamber-noise" violin duo with Charlotte Munn-Wood. The duo will premiere two new works by composers Leah Asher and Scott Wollschleger in the winter or 2020.
As an improviser with a background in dance, Niemann investigates sound through its direct correlation to movement. She is a collaborator with The How theatre company, a cross medium, improvisation focused group of actors and musicians, and is a creative director and violinist in the dance collective Artists By Any Other Name. Niemann composes graphic scores that are used as structures for interdisciplinary invention and the unearthing of new sounds.
Niemann has collaborated with composers Aleksandra Vrebalov, Anthony Coleman, Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, Emily Praetorious, Paul Elwood, and Steven Long. She has toured internationally and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and Roulette Intermedium.
A passionate teaching artist, she teaches violin at Third Street Music School Settlement.
Niemann received a B.M. in Violin Performance from the University of Northern Colorado and a M.M. in Violin Performance from New York University. Originally from the prairies of Colorado, she currently lives in Brooklyn New York.