on Songkick: ERA GELDES concert dates
“Insubordinately Sublime” Inigo Wilkins about recent concerts
Rocking her very own version of Dada-Postindustrial-Pop
Special mention of my work from WISWOS (Woman in sound) and presentation at Goldsmith´s London
Featured at BBC Radio Wales with live-concert& interview. Played at NTS radio London, BBC 3 Late Night Junction, Radiophrenia Glasgow, Radio futuremusic.fm, Radio Resonance Extra/London, Radio Wavefarm New York, Datscha Radio Berlin, Tilde Festival for New Music and Sound Art Melbourne…
Out now: On tape @demodandies
Here you get an insight into my sonic projects. You are welcome to listen to works in progress on soundcloud and to get or download the recent album. It comes in some great artwork. You can order the special edition including a riso-print poster by contacting me here.
sonic CV: After learning flute, Xylophone and Lyra in the school orchestra I learned classical guitar in my teens and started singing in theatre. Later during my studies in Gießen (what is it?) -where I worked on experimental radio, did music performance theatre in my collective and made an album with my Icelandic band project, my Professor Heiner Goebbels often opened doors to work with crazy professionals like the contemporary music ensemble musikfabrik Köln or the Ensemble Modern who got me interested in contemporary classical music by directing scenic concerts for them. And especially since I found myself allowed to do whatever sonically happens when studying with Felix Kubin -the sonic thing got wheels of freedom and strolls beside me, forming blooming outcomes from time to time. With quite some fuel I concentrate on my solo-project ERA GELDES at the moment.
In 2018 I was on Radio BBC 3- Late Junction by Max Reinhardt with my song “Max Kam”, got a Special mention and presentation of my musical work through WISWOS for “Celebrating Women in Sound”, got a loop in the exhibition re.s.onant of Mischa Kuball at the Jewish Museum of Berlin, had a work on Cashmereradio Berlin in the show “The Ear Has To Travel – Wanderlust” and a work and interview on Datscha Radio Berlin. So far I played live at Club Iklectik London with Hackoustic, at NoizeMaschin, at NoiseFloor Experimental Music and Moving Image Festival, spoke at Focus Wales Festival about digital innovations and inclusion in music and did radio with teenagers while hiking a historical path over three weeks. Right now I prepare a big performative concert as PLANTANIK (Ana B & Philip Albus) for the Multihalle Mannheim, a landmark of architecture, premiered 18./19.August, commissioned by theatre Zeitraum Exit Mannheim. For October I prepare a new music-theatre on the big stage of Frankfurt LAB -> The potato and the emperors by Berkenhoff/Siegwald, produced by Frankfurt LAB, HTA and theatre Landungsbrücken.
In 2017 I did a hands-on talk about electronic music making at Somerset house London, was a panelist at FOCUS WALES 2017 where I was speaking about music making in: “How embracing the digital revolution can give you the edge” and I organised PAF- musicweek near Paris, a place to experiment and tear down the borders of your own specialism. There where several releases: “Spiegelkabinett” on Demo Dandies (Gargarin records/sozialistischer Plattenbau), “Pendolino” on Wanda Portal Berlin, “Tomatenblüten forever” on Ö-bits Toronto, an experimental voice album.
My sonic works have been invited to Evimus 4. Saarbrücker Tage für elektro-akustische und visuelle Musik, the sound in documentary film symposium Huddersfield/UK and the Tilde Festival for new music and sound art Melbourne.
You could hear my work on radio Radiophrenia Glasgow with a premiere of a 30min experimental radio play, on Datscha Radio Berlin with a work& interview, on NTS radio London in the show Stigmergy Benefits by Laurent Faron, and see live concerts in London at CRUX, New River Studios, Cafe Oto project space with the Pauline Oliver’s study group and at The Others. In Germany, I had a concert at the festival Giennale in the contemporary museum of Gießen and one at Brechthaus Berlin.
In 2016: My project MUSUK got viral. It received the Francis Chagrin Award for sound&music. The price did pay for the repair and update of my beloved Electrix-Repeater, a vintage loop machine I got directly from Kraftwerk´s KlingKlangstudio!
MUSUK did the following concerts:
-at Tanzhaus West/ Frankfurt: POMMES! with Matthias Meppelling aka Adolfina Fuck & MUSUK on Elvis Presley´s most loved cooking recipes.
-At The Others London about Brexit and Italeave, in own poems, breathing the inexplicable, singing silence__with drum-machine, Electrix repeater, Ableton and trumpet.
-At New River Studios London just one day after the attack in Nizza the concert will be about the French national celebrations, a personal invite by Francois Hollande, an alternative flight order and how a letter to Einstein made us prefer tomatoes to a new ice age.
-At the dada-Festival London about Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Lothringhoven who made the famous first ever readymade: the fountain-sculpture. Duchamp had claimed authorship for this pissoir for decades before it could be proven otherwise– a concert on female authorship, taking a piss and shouting out loud. On the 21.05.2016 Central-Saint-Martins, London. With a tape recorder, Trumpet, 12-string Homeswinger, Steel on Foam, voice, pink rubber toilet, video and Electrix repeater loop station:
London Dada says: “Technologically ethereal, a totally unique performance. Leaves the logical mind floundering – creates an opening, a portal, to the inexplicable.”
-“You will be the land and the land will be you” in Wrexham, Oriel-Sycharth Gallery Wales. About the last big British Merlin who was born in Wales. With 12-string Homeswinger, Voice and Electrix repeater. 15.04.2016. Live incl. interview on BBC Wales.
New album out! mesmerizing musk: watch close in collaboration with Michael Holland on OnO-Records Manchester. Beats with Homeswinger, arrangement and voice by Ana Berkenhoff. Little Bits, Plumbutter and Tablet by Michael Holland. Mastering by Sam Weaver. Played at NTS radio London in the show Stigmergy Benefits by Laurent Faron, Radio BBC 3 in the show of Nick Luscombe, Radio futuremusic.fm in the show TOWARDS THE MARGINS, at The Gravity Waves Show at RADIO RESONANCE EXTRA, on Radio Wavefarm New York in Ralph Lewis`Show, Datscha-Radio Berlin.
“Symbiosis” in Wrexham, Oriel-Sycharth Gallery, Wales. With the electrics musician Manoli Moriaty on Ableton live and me on sensors, voice and rubble bottle. 03.03.2016 and on radio BBC. In Andrew Boltens Science café broadcast.
“Symbiosis” at Media City Manchester. A collaboration with Manoli Moriaty. On vocal sounds distorted and brought to independent life with the use of motion controllers and Ableton live. watch the video here.
Music for theatre: in spring 2015 I made the music for the new show “mothering” by Katrin Hylla at Theater Marburg.
Performance und Musikperformance für Birthday, ein neues Stück von Andreas Liebmann. Theater Rote Fabrik Zürich, HAU Berlin, Kaserne Basel.
Songhybrid. A live-radio drama-concert-experiment in collaboration with Katharina Kellermann at One-shot Gallery Berlin
directing scenic concerts for “Open house” at musikfabrik Köln
In Freundschaft -free after K.H. Stockhausen. A scenic concert at ZKM Karlsruhe with musicians from the IEMA-Ensemble Modern Akademie and bands and amateur musicians from the town.
Experimental musical band project going on with Símon Birgisson listen also playing at HAU3 Berlin during 100° Festival. On soundcloud, you find several songs, like the one with the animals or as a choir.
speaker for Wolters Tage, a radio drama by Björn Deigner, Weimarer Hörspielpreis
My hear play Der Walter der Welt wins on radio HR3
“Tatentier” on radio BR3 Bayern radio
writing/directing the experimental music&dance theatre île flottante at Les Subsistances Lyon/France