Picture by Angelika Annen
As a musician, Donadio uses the means of the voice and language in her practice. She is interested in the voice as an instrument that belongs to us all and connects us all, for example as a vehicle of communication or as a resonator. Language accompanies Donadio through as many sub-aspects as etymology, phonetics and phonology, dialects, etc. Her works encompass themes such as origin, the poetic, poetry, tissue vibration, anatomy, the organic, song, the intimate, familiarity, contingency.
As a singer (with and without electronics), composer, lyricist, performer, she acts in small formations. The development of solo programs and the collaboration with her partner Tobias Meier are meanwhile her most important artistic works. She also sees her work as an organiser and singing teacher as an integral part of her creative and research field.