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As ERA GELDES rocking her very own version of dada postindustrial pop :: building instruments and hacking :: producing immersive concerts :: music for theatre :: directing scenic concerts for contemporary classical music :: NEWS: Special mention by WISWOS woman in sound :: ERA GELDES is on BBC introducing and Late Night Junction!

Ana performs regularly in both the UK and Germany and has made recent appearances on Radio 3’s Late Junction, BBC introducing, Radiophrenia Glasgow and received a special mention from WISWOS-woman in sound. In 2022 she recieved a six month fellowship by Musikfonds Berlin/ Neustart Kultur for her ERA GELDES liveset development.
With homemade instruments like some Yuri Landmann versions (12-string table top & steel-on-foam), electrix repeater, samples & field recordings and voice she creates sonic song-landscapes. Witnessing the planets destruction and self empowerment is the main source of her music adventures. These made her recording ice&snow, screwing together passion fruits, studying the relation of tomatoes to theories of Einstein, examining cooking recipes of E.Presley… After finishing her masterclasses in Ableton and mastering with Equalize UK in 2021, she initiated an international and all female musicians peer group.

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 at ATW 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.
Мy 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. It got quite a boost by a fellowship of my home county NRW and most recently a edu residency at ZIMMT Leipzig, where I will deepen my knowledge about 3D audio. 
List of concerts


artist residency for 3D audio SANG at ZIMMT Leipzig

singing the performance-musical Szenario Impulse Festival & Nachtkritik Stream

fellowship music NRW

composition for the theatre show Luxemburg: with a review in Jahrbuch TheaterHeute 2023


6 month fellowship by Musikfonds Berlin for ERA GELDES

Vocalist for the musical Szenario, Theatre Naxos Frankfurt

Windmill Brixton, Smash It Out Festival, Noise shed


Tanzhaus West Frankfurt, Kultursommergarten

Seanaps Festival Leipzig, Radio Residency

Maker Music Festival, online


MS Stubnitz Hamburg, Anachronism

Schwankhalle Bremen, Anachronism

Seilerbahn Frankfurt, Implantieren Festival

Union Chapel London, Daylight Music, in concert with Hackoustic Orchestra

Five Years Gallery London, Storytelling Festival, unplugged

It´s Her Factory London

Moonah Radio Tasmania

Datscha Radio Berlin, Nightgardening II

Leighcester Square London, Main stage, Extinction Rebellion Festival

Harringay London, Boat Stage, Extinction Rebellion Uprising

Frankfurt LAB

Silent Moves Berlin

New River Studios London, opening of Skronk Festival

Datscha Radio Berlin, Frequencies & Fragrancies

Infinite Time Gallery London

New River Studios London

The Others London, Sonic Electronics

Threads Radio London, RFA show with Corporal Tofulung

Musikmesse Frankfurt, Music Tech Fest & Hackoustic


Club Iklectic London, Hackoustics

Pop Montreal Radio

Amersham Arms London, noizemaschine

Aces&Eights London, Cheeseburger&Friends

Uferstudios Berlin, Tanznacht, with Thomas Proksch

Focus Wales Festival, Panel

Stoke On Trent, Noise Floor, Experimental Music and Moving Image Festival

Amersham Arms, NoizeMaschin

Club Iklectic London, with The Hackoustics

Cashmere Radio Berlin, The ear has to travel- Wanderlust

Radio BBC3, Late Junction


Somersethouse London, Hands On Electronic Music Making

Radiophrenia Glasgow

Evimus, 4.Saarbrücker Tage für elektroakustische Musik

ExFed Unit 4, Crux Event

The Others London, Propaganda

Kunsthalle Gießen, Giennale

Cafe Oto London with the Pauline Oliveros Study Group

Brechthaus Berlin

Datscha Radio Berlin

Focus Wales, Wrexham

NoizeFloor Festival

NTS Radio London, Stigmergy Benefits by Laurent Fairon


BBC Radio London, Late Junction, Towards the margin

Resonance Extra Radio

Wave Farm Radio NY

New river Studios London

The Others London

Oriel Sychath Gallery Wrexham, Wales

Central Sant Martins Open Air, London, Zürich meets London Dada Festival

Oriel Sychath Gallery Wrexham, Moving mids

Tilde Music and Soundart Festival Melbourne, AU


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Union Chapel concert

In concert as the vocalist of the Hackoustic Orchestra for Daylight Music @Union Chapel, London


Performative and audiotive investigation of living room plants. What can the plants tell us? And how do we affect each other?

Era Geldes & The Party: Federal Fluxus

A 3D audio solo concert performance with audience participation. Frankfurt LAB. ERA GELDES begibt sich in ihrem neuen musikalischen Projekt auf die Suche nach

North, South, East, West

Szenische Konzerte mit der musikfabrik, Köln. Concerts in collaboration with musikfabrik ensemble.



Ana Berkenhoff studierte angewandte Theaterwissenschaften in Gießen und als Gast am CNSMD Lyon zeitg. Tanz.
Ihre künstlerische Arbeit oszilliert zwischen den Genres und nutzt Körper, Sprache und Musik auf eigene Weise,
um Bühnen, Tonträger, Zelluloid und Galerien zu bespielen.

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15.& 17.6.23 | “Szenario” ein Musical >>> IMPULSE Festival <<<
25.-28.5.23 | “Szenario” wir singen den KFP: Theater NAXOS Frankfurt a.M.
Yeah! Sonic research stipend from Musikfonds Berlin and Neustart Kultur for ERA GELDES
16.02.23 | Premiere “Luxemburg” von F.Wiesel, Theater Landungsbrücken Frankfurt
25.& 26.11.22 | “Szenario” im Produktionshaus NAXOS in Frankfurt am Main, ein Musical.
17.09.22 | Soloconcert at “Noiseshed” London, Smash It Out Festival, Windmill Brixton
Ongoing | Silent Moves Audiowalk Berlin
20 – 25.11.21 | Solo voice in FLINTRIDGE / Der Mensch erscheint im Holodeck
26.09.21 | Solo Konzert ERA GELDES im Kultursommergarten, Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt
23.-26.09.21 | Artist in Residence at Seanaps Festival Radio Lab, Leipzig, Germany


“ Ana used her vocal abilities to create a bassy noise voice, one that went down the road to meet up in the middle to give the voluminous sound of a steamboat that would intertwine with the elegance of a mermaid. ”

- Toxic chicken Skronkfest

“ ...sounding a little like an Eccentronic Research Council meets Raymond Scott’s Mahattan Research Inc meets Cluster, this is a collection of poetry, electronics and improvisation woven together like a tapestry and drawing you in like a tense but beautifully shot thriller – a plethora of idents from an all manner of subversive stylings. This is brilliant! ”

- Piccadilly Records Manchester

“ Technologically ethereal, a totally unique performance. Leaves the logical mind floundering – creates an opening, a portal, to the inexplicable. ”

- Dada Festival London

“ Insubordinately Sublime ”

- Inigo Wilkins

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