Estonian-American soprano and artist Sirje Aleksandra Viise was educated in Indiana, NYC, Boston and Berlin. She specializes in extended vocal techniques, contemporary music performance, and sculpture. In her solo programs and performances, she questions the character of the female performer and the role of the singer in contemporary society. She frequently collaborates with composers like Vinko Globokar, Simon Steen-Andersen, Alexander Schubert, Jakob Ullmann, Helmut Oehring, Nikolai Worsaæ, Dariusz Przybylski, Timo Kreuser, Stephen Crowe, Erling Wold and Ruth Wiesenfeld and has worked with ensembles and artists such as Ensemble Mosaik and Zafraan Ensemble, Ensemble UnitedBerlin, Figura Ensemble Copenhagen, RISK, Houligé Hobster and the Amazing Fire Ants, S.A.F.T., Romeo Castelucci, and Pina Bausch.
Sirje frequently premieres pieces, tours and performs at, amongst others, the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Figura Festspiele Copenhagen, Gdański Festiwal Muzyczny, Filharmonia Gorzow, MUSICA Festival Strasbourg, Milano MUSICA, klagenfurter ensemble, AFEKT New Music Festival Tallinn, Theater KOSMOS Bregenz, Schaubühne Berlin, Teater Får302 Copenhagen, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Latvian National Opera, Estonian National Opera, Sadler’s Wells Theater London, Ultraschall Berlin, MaerzMusik Berlin, Documenta 14 Athens, Harbin Grand Theater China, Tianjin Grand Theater China, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Carnegie Hall NYC, etc. as a soloist and as a member of Solistenensemble PHØNIX16.