Improvised Music from Japan / Annette Krebs


Guitar, mixing board, tapes, objects, computer, de-/composition

Annette Krebs studied music and concert guitar in Frankfurt/Main, and has lived in Berlin since 1993. She has worked intensively in the crossover area between improvisation and composition, exploring the possibilities of the prepared guitar with regard to sound, structure, noise, the mixing of materials, and space. Various preparation methods are used to produce noises and sounds, which are then enlarged through the use of sometimes high levels of amplification. The sound of the amplification and mixingboards, additional tapes, radios and objects are used as musical material. She works also in the field of electroacoustic composition, de- and reconstructing selected sound- and noisematerial. Fragments of noises, of words and sentences are used to remind, to suggest on certain meanings, fusing with the sounds to a surreal, abstract soundscape.

*Solo, musical and interdisciplinary collaborations in video, performance, dance, literature, and art
*Workshops in the USA, Germany, Sveden, Australia

Collaborations with:
Chris Abrahams, Natasha Anderson, Alessandro Bosetti, Burkhard Beins, Sandra Becker, Lucio Capece, Peter Cusack, Chris Dahlgren, Rhodri Davies, Jim Denley, Axel Dörner, Robin Hayward, Marcus Heesch, Charlotte Hug, Sven-Ake Johansson, Christoph Kurzmann, Sachiko M, Kaffe Matthews, Wade Matthews, Chico Mello, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Bhob Rainey, Michael Renkel, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Keith Rowe, Ignatz Schick, Burkhard Stangl, Taku Sugimoto, Luca Venitucci, Michael Vorfeld, Marc Wastell, Steffi Weismann, Otomo Yoshihide, ...

Concerts and Festivals
in Europe, Northamerica, Australia and Japan

Selected Discography


Last updated: July 14, 2007