Estonian-American vocalist, performer and artist Sirje Aleksandra Viise was educated in visual arts and music in Indiana, NYC, Boston and Berlin. She specialises in extended vocal techniques, new and experimental music performance, performance art, and sculpture. In her solo programmes and performances, she questions the character of the female performer and the role of the singer in contemporary society. Much of her work is autobiographical in origin. Sirje frequently premieres pieces, tours and performs as a soloist and as a member of the solo vocal ensemble PHØNIX16. Sirje is a member of initiatives Neue Musik (inm) and the Zeitgenössisches Musiktheater Berlin (ZMB). She lives in Berlin.