Silvia studied composition at Mozarteum Universität after completing a 5-year degree in electronic engineering. She holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she currently works as Associate Lecturer. Her research focusses on the disruption of the boundaries between audience and performers through the use of visual elements and technology. Silvia investigates ways to create temporary less hierarchical communities within the performance space. Her music is performed internationally by ensembles such as Neue Vocalsolisten, and soloists such as pianist Anna D'Errico. Her work is performed at festivals such as Venice and Salzburg Biennale, MATA, ECLAT and the hcmf. She also performs herself with hybrid electroacoustic instruments she designs and produces. Silvia was Fellow in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Le Vivier, In Vitro Residency and at the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction in Salzburg (Austria). In autumn 2020 Silvia will be in a EASTN-DC residency at the ZKM, at Muzeum Susch and, in 2021, at the Center for New Media Culture in Riga (Latvia) through EMAP/EMARE and at the experimental Studio of the SWR in Freiburg (Germany).