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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.
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. Last year 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…

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.
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.
List of concerts

2022 

Windmill Brixton, Smash It Out Festival, Noiseshed

2021

Tanzhaus West Frankfurt, Kultursommergarten

Seanaps Festival Leipzig, Radio Residency

Maker Music Festival, online

2020

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

2018

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

2017

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

2017

BBC Radio London, Late Junction

futuremusic.fm, 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

Avant-Garden

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.

Releases

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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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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
15.& 16.05.21 | Creator at Maker Music Festival, online
7.10.20 | 21h Konzert ERA GELDES, Anachronism. Schwankhalle, Bremen
6.10.20 | 21h Konzert ERA GELDES, Anachronism. MS Stubnitz, Hamburg
5.9.20 | 21h Konzert ERA GELDES, Implantieren Festival, Seilerbahn Frankfurt

Media

“ 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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