Stanzi Vaubel started out as a classical cellist. She trained at Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard Pre-College. She has collaborated on projects at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center and performed at venues such as Tanglewood, The Long House, and Carnegie Hall. She was hired by the Whitney Museum to design an interactive web project focused around teen engagement with contemporary American art. She graduated from Northwestern University where she ran a radio show called "Ready To Talk" which featured filmmakers, actors, writers, and poets from around the world including Alex Ross, Aleksandar Hemon, Francine Prose, and David Amram. She worked for New York Public Radio and was the first person to produce video content for the culture page online. Her audio documentary Practice, Practice, Practice was featured by the Third Coast Audio Festival, her short film We're Apart of the City won Directors Choice at the Black Maria Film Festival. In 2012 she was selected to participate in The Telluride Film Festival's Student Symposium. In 2013 she produced a series for Chicago Public Radio called The Gift which dropped inside poetry and great literature from the past and present. In 2014 she was a fellow at UnionDocs Center for Documentary where she made and premiered her first feature called This Place.

 

Upon arriving to Buffalo, she became interested in site-specific performance projects, creating  Sites Do Things to People staged at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and inspired by recordings made at Silo City. 

Last year, she staged her new work Excursions Into Unknowable Worlds at the Hi-Temp Warehouse, bringing together dancers, musicians, to interact with a site-specific environment. 

 

Currently she is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the Media Studies Department at The University at Buffalo. The Indeterminacy Festival is her new collaboration with the artists and community members of Buffalo and beyond.