SEEKINGRhythm Guitar, Drums, Other, Electronic Music.
Ephemeral sonic experiences are my expertise= vocal performance. With a background in music-theatre, acting and choreography, for me music is a live event and a listening event. Did study (theatre) sound-art and radio at JLU Gießen, dance/choreo in Lyon. I am a member of a Pauline Oliveros deep listening group in London and associated with the Hackoustics London. Musiqué concrete, middle eastern storytelling, kraut & punk drive my creations of sonic song-landscapes. These I write and perform with my homemade instruments, other custom or new makers instruments, my own samples, field recordings and voice. Witnessing the planets destruction and empowerment are the creative motors of my creative endeavours right now.
Over the years I had several solo projects, three longterm duos, I did play in a few ensembles, have an occasional improv group. I also do voice over, radio works which I also produce and arrange. Made immersive concerts and sound installations. Collaborating is great. I loved organising weeklong music practise and exchange weeks. For bread and rent I work in intervals as a professional actress and dancer/ voiceartist in Germany.
I usually perform regularly live in both the UK and Germany and made appearances on Radio 3`s Late Junction, BBC introducing, Radiophrenia Glasgow... received a special mention from WISWOS woman in sound and the Francis Chagrin Award. All really small things. Proving your level of art in improv., communication and survival skills, lol.
Beside my own (tree-trunk-bass, passion-fruit shakers..) I play instruments by a few makers, some of which are represented here like the Flairdrum, mini-mu, microphonic soundbox and my self-build Yury Landmann 12-string Homeswinger and Steel On Foam. In the lockdown I started hacking kids toys and am about to put a Jaspers Wasp Synth together at home. I love creating for inventors and lockdown has highlightened the value of collaboration. I publish a few albums with independent labels. I look for playing and singing in bands and form my own new collaborations. I learned Pro-Tools back than, am now polishing my ableton skills, did some producing courses (with female labels and instructors!) as well as mixing, but these just for my interest and flexing knuckles, not a pro there.
On my instruments: although I learned classical guitar in my teens and played several instruments in school-orchestras for years, still I would consider myself as a non-instrumentalist. I can bearly strumm but can listen and invent really well and just use them all however I like them. Love learning skills, if you think I am to bad: teach me ;)
I can offer creativity, vocals, electronics. Also if someone or some band locks for working on your appearance on stage, dramaturgy or a workshop enhancing your own creativity: hit me up.
Other stuff: am a feminist, neurodiverse, 3x Covid-vaccinated and enjoy strong female teams. Not here for any kind of dating!
- Screen name:
- Era Geldes
- Member since:
- May 24 2021
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
- Electronic Music:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
Instruments: self build 12-string Homeswinger (Zitar-like) and Steel On Foam by Yuri Landmann, Simmons SDS8 drummachine played with tape loops or 5 mics and voice, single string bass from a branch, Höfner shorty e-guitar, several self-build synths (noise nails, jaspers wasp, knitted fabrics step-sequencer, noisy pompoms), Marimbula (bass Kalimba and wooden drum), travel size e-guitar, make noise strega, electrix repeater, roland guitar synth, Flairdrum (big marimba made from PET-bottles), circuit bending beginner, using amplified objects as instruments in my theatre shows (thats my other profession, I write and produce music theatre in germany every now and then and work as an actress and voice artist here and there to pay the rent).
Home recording studio: Aston mic and screen, Golden Age Pre-amp Pre-73MKIII, Scarlett 18i8, Ableton, Genelecs