Cathy van Eck (1979 Netherlands) is a composer, sound artist, performer and researcher in the arts. She focuses on composing relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and sound. She is interested in setting gestures into unusual and surprising relationships with sounds, mainly by electronic means. The result could be called “performative sound art”, since it combines elements from performance art, electronic music, and visual arts. Her work transcends genres and is presented at occasions as diverse as experimental or electronic music concerts, open air rock festivals, art galleries, digital and media art events, or performance art festivals. Besides performing her own work, she is also working closely with performers to develop her pieces, collaborating regularly with theatre directors and choreographers. She holds a PhD of Leiden University on microphones and loudspeakers as musical instruments and the resulting book Between Air and Electricity will be published in 2017. Her works are shown at festivals and venues all over the world such as NYCEMF New York (USA), Chronus Art Gallery Shanghai (China), Hapzura Digital Art Festival (Israel), Avantgarde Schwaz (Austria), Spaziomusica Cagliari (Italy), and the Munich Biennale (Germany).