SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Other, Electronic Music.
Ephemeral sonic experiences are my expertise= vocal performance. With a background in music-theatre and choreography for me music is a live event and a listening event. I am a member of a Pauline Oliveros deep listening group and associated with the Hackoustics London. Musique concrete, middle eastern storytelling, kraut & punk drive my creations of sonic song-landscapes. These I 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 dos, play in a few ensembles, have an ocassional impro group. I also do voice over, radio works and work as a professional actress and dancer.
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.
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.
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- 2-3 times per week
Kraut, Punk, Industrial, Pop,
specialists like Laurie Andersson, Fati Ali Khan, Jean Michelle Jarre, Sylvia Massi, Harry Partch, heiner Goebbels, Einstürzende Neubauten, Can, Björk, Felix Kubin...
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Instruments: self build 12-string homeswinger by yuri landmann, steel on foam, simmons sds8 drummashine played with tapeloops or 5 mics and voice, single string bass, several self-build synths (noise nails, jaspers wasp, knitted fabrics step-sequencer, noisy pompoms), Marimbula (bass Kalimba and wooden drum), 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 here and there to pay the rent).
Home recording studio: Ableton, Aston mic, Scarlett 18i8, Genelecs...
Concert & Interview on BBC Wales
Concert & Interview on BBC WalesA live recording of my concert at Oriel Sychard Gallery Wrexham, Wales, UK. With interview on BBC Science Cafe by Andrew Bolden. You hear my texture "You will be the land" using voice, homweswinger (homebuild 12-string table top guitar), pebbles in water dispenser, manual modulation. In collaboration with Amnoli Moriaty on ableton live.
Windmaschine FYIEA preview of a track from the music-performance FYIE by berkenhoff/siegwald www.berkenhoffsiegwald.com/fyie Sounddesign by Philip Albus
POMMES! ELVIS´last cooking session live@TanzhausWest
POMMES! ELVIS´last cooking session live@TanzhausWestthe zoom recorded this live @tanzhausWest LIVE concert of Matthias Meppelling aka Adolfina Fuck & Ana Berkenhoff aka Era Geldes on Elvis Presley´s most loved cooking recipes. For the final party of IMPLANTIEREN Festival Frankfurt at Tanzhaus West! Following the performance F.Y.I.E (like find your inner Elvis) by www.berkenhoffsiegwald.de more about my music: www.anaberkenhoff.com/music
Pure Imagination// session at PAF music week 2016 more about my music: www.anaberkenhoff.com/music
Sqare DanceTrack made in a composing collaboration with young Miss Sophia Vollnex. It is the soundtrack to the shortfilm "Square dance"- a choreography in and responding to public space. It has been invited to the Youth Short Film Exhibition Wenzhou, China. To be seen on my video-channel Now released on Gargarin Records: Demo Dandies Volume 3 by Felix Kubin and Felix Felix Raeithel. https://vimeo.com/167705887 more about my music: www.anaberkenhoff.com/music
BrexitConcert @TheOthers London
BrexitConcert @TheOthers LondonA cut of a recent live recording of work-in-progress concert experiment at "Propaganda" at The Others in Stoke Newington/ London. Just after Brexit announcement- this influenced. In use: some sounds of recent album by A.B.&Michael Holland/ playing the one-string guitar, Brexit word games from twitter, Einstein´s letter to his daughter, Ableton live, selfbuild 12-string guitar "homeswinger" (by Yuri Landmann) more about my music: www.anaberkenhoff.com/music
Miss FlowerThe single out of the new album by Ana Berkenhoff and Michael Holland on Ono records Manchester. Instruments: Little Bits, Plumbutter and distortion by Michael Holland. Mastering by Sam Weaver. Beats with Homeswinger, arrangement and voice by Ana Berkenhoff. get it at http://jcdecaux.bandcamp.com/album/watch-close more about my music: www.anaberkenhoff.com/music on air 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 RADIO RESONANCE EXTRA, on Radio Wavefarm New York, in Ralph Lewis`Show and at Tilde Music and Soundart Festival Melbourne. boomkat writes: **Dadaist poetry and music from German artist Ana Berkenhoff and ONO capo Michael Holland ov Islington Mill, Salford. In tribute to Kurt Schwitters - a core influence on the ONO label - Ana riffs on his parody of a love poem, 'An Anna Blume' set to wobbly lower case electronics in six parts. Between them, they blur the lines between poetry and tone poem, with Manchester's answer to Peter Pan coaxing out a gauzy spectrum of eccentric small sounds, lopped beats and radiophonic quarks matched for quirkiness by Ana's contributions; from glossolalic rambles to English translations of the Schwitters' text, because "it is unbearably cheesy in my mother tongue…" according to the artist herself." http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/prod/AnaBerkenhoffMichaelHolland-WatchClose-Ono-105513.html picadilly records writes: Loyal Piccadilly Records customers will be familiar with Ono by now, if you're not I suggest you read some of the reviews on our website of their releases to date. Put simply, Ono is the North West's and possibly England's greatest DIY label / art project. A labour of love by Michael Holland, it's been the platform for many low-key artists hidden in the shadows and without it, it could be argued, the world would be a much more miserable place! Anyway, with great excitement I glanced at the latest release 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. Clangers-esque theramin sine tones, ethnic percussion, multi-lingual poetry, mangled strings - a plethora of idents from an all manner of subversive stylings. Recorded over many days March - April 2015 W/ Roland 303 Groovebox, Zoom H4 Fostex 160 Multitracker, Samplr, Trichord, Plumbutter, Steel on Foam and Littlebits. This is brilliant! I'd thoroughly recommended more reading. &listening. here: http://diskono.jimdo.com/ono-shop/
Max KamTrack (unfinished) by Michael Holland & Ana Berkenhoff. Recorded at Islington Mill/ Salford/ Manchester during sessions for the now released album "watch close"
Exzerpt >< OUR SONGS ><
Exzerpt >< OUR SONGS ><this is a 10 min. exerpt from a one-hour experimental-musical-radiodrama that I hope to put on vinyl sometime. OUR SONGS song >< experiment I partly grew up at my german grandmother. She grew up between the two world wars and spent her young adulthood in girl-camps helping on farms. Singing kept her alive and able to deal with the hard work. She was called "Singerle". The "Wandervogel" movement influenced her immense song collection, as well as the chansons and hits of her time. My songmaking is experimentation. As long as my grandmother lived I thought I also should know songs. It took a while to realise that songmaking and experimentation is valid too. In this work you hear my very early sounds&songs combined with her singing short before her death. My music was not yet established and refined, her voice was about to leave and a big love connected us. This piece was a liberation from my own expectations to music making, songing and composition. What you hear: broken organ, voice imitating a broken organ, e-piano, synthesiser, rollerblades, guitar, drums, keys www.anaberkenhoff.com/music composition, recordings, songs, arrangement: Ana Berkenhoff in collaboration with: Simon Birgisson, guitar, piano, voice with: Annemarie Berkenhoff, Erich Berkenhoff
Become a perfect performer!
Become a perfect performer!...a performance presentation at Theatertreffen Berlin 2015 In 2014 I developed a durational performance-Installation for the Roskilde Festival/DK. (A collaboration with Savage amusement/Melanie Jame Wolf) Over 4 days the audience could walk through. For one and up to four people I would use some magic devices and true story telling for an amusing show on performing, presence and live portrait painting by old masters. Followed by some visual tricks with a mini-projector :) Here you hear a recording of a short sample of that work- which I performed at the Theatertreffen Berlin this year during a panel about theater and installation.
Lovescene with myself in the rainforest
Lovescene with myself in the rainforestThis is an exerpt from an immersive theaterinstallation. Mastered in a stereo and OKM original head-microphone- version. In the scene two member of audience meet in a small machineroom. Via the earphones they are given the voice of the performer while they look into each others faces.... "Waiting for the Barbarians"/"Warten auf die Barbaren" eine Grenzinstallation von Dominic Huber, music by Knut Jensen
mamamaTrack made for the theaterplay "mothering" by Katrin Hylla, Theater Marburg January 2015
the number of the Beast
the number of the Beastin collaboration with the icelandic artist/dramaturg Símon Birgisson. done 2009 at ATW Gießen during the class with Daniel Wetzel/Rimini Protokoll
Dinner with friends
Dinner with friendssmall quicky from 2014 done at Artiststudio Unit 61, London, UK
Barbaren MonologueThis is a half texted/half improvised excerpt of a scene I developed for Dominic Huber´s immersive theaterplay "Waiting for the barbarians" which toured through swizzerland and germany in 2012 and 13.
Sonic Origami 1
Sonic Origami 1London (2013)- from a series of ultra short radioplays this is from a series of "Sonic Origami". Ultra short radioplays following a rule. Each word of a phrase or sentence is recorded in a different public soundscape ..... words: Here, with you, my friends, my friends, am, I, my man. locations: Bag in bus, Underground, Buckinghampalace, Hackney street at night, Beach of Brighton, library.
HappyguitarHow bad can you play the guitar? This is on a onestring-lapsteel- soundexerpt from my music for "Birthday" see videoexerpt: https://vimeo.com/channels/240384/71461831 Conzept/Artistic director: Andreas Liebmann. Performance/Text: Andreas Liebmann, Ana Berkenhoff Music: Hannes Strobl Ausstattung: Mai Gogishvili Dramaturgy: Carolin Hochleichter Technische Leitung: Tobias Klette Artistic Collaboration: Beatrice Fleischlin Assistance: Viktoria Popova, Neville Pfenninger, Eduard Schreiber Production & ÖA: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro Support Produktion Schweiz: MAS, ARTS MANAGEMENT Photo: Florian Krauss With the kind support of: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Präsidialabteilung der Stadt Zürich, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Georges und Jenny Bloch Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent. A Produktion of Andreas Liebmann in Collaboration with Rote Fabrik Zürich, Hebbel-am-Ufer Berlin, AUAWIRLEBEN Bern Further guest performances: Südpol Luzern, Theater Rampe Stuttgart
Commodore, choir rehearsal
Commodore, choir rehearsal"Commodore" recorded choir rehearsal for our music theatre show "île flottante", at theater Les Subsistances Lyon/france. -Atari inspired with members of the band Les Emöidroides/ at CNMSD Conservatoire National Superieur Music et Dance Lyon, France
grossekunstfrom Ana´s walking-songs-series. Following this rule: walking, having a small melody you always have to hang on to and can develope from. you are not allowed to stop singing... mixed+keyboard in collaboration with Mathias Moor, Frankfurt a.M. 2008 -not mastered
Berlin I (teaser of a series of ten, unreleased)
Berlin I (teaser of a series of ten, unreleased)A series of smallest clips for a special german radioshow- this one is- oh, wonder: about Berlin! by Björn Deigner and Ana Berkenhoff
Tatentiera song poetry from 2007 ©picture: Ana Berkenhoff
ChoirSong Music Band Projekt an Icelandic-german Cooperation played at: ATW Gießen 2008/9 HAU Berlin Festival 100°
WerkstattV2Das Hörstück Werkstatt ist ein Teil/eine Szene der immersiven Theaterinstallation "Warten auf die Barbaren" von Dominic Huber/blendwerk. Gessnerallee Zürich/HAU Berlin/Kaserne Basel/Theater Chur 2012/13 Soundproduktion Knut Jensen. Ein Zuschauer kommt in eine kleine dunkle Werkstatt und hört.... ..... im Anschluß empfielt sich Track: https://soundcloud.com/aha-birkeshof/lovescene-with-myself-in-the-rainforest
Throwing it all away
Throwing it all awayGesang+Text+Mundharmonika Ana Berkenhoff, Musik+Production Knut Jensen song from the immersive theatre installation "Warten auf die Barbaren"/waiting for the barbarians by Dominic Huber/ blendwerk. Premiere Gessnerallee Zürich 2012. Tour HAU Berlin, Kaserne Basel, Theater Chur 2013.
Rumbadumbadumexerpt from the sonic theatre "île flottante" by Berkenhoff/Siegwald 2007 theatre Les Subsistances Lyon/ HAU2 Berlin/ Festival Les Intranquilles Lyon Schirmherr: Heiner Goebbels Eingeladen zum Festival TanzArt Ost-West am Theater Gießen und als Eröffnungsshow zum Arena Festival Erlangen. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Goethe Instituts Lyon und der Hessischen Theaterakademie.
HeimsumbolChrismas song transformation. rollerblades+keys+pingquire Ana Berkenhoff piano+guitar Símon Birgisson
Der Walter der Welt
Der Walter der Welt"Der Walter der Welt" ist ein kurz-Hörstück, Ursendung sep2009 im Radio Bayern 2, im Wettbewerb Imaginäre Landschaften: Hymnen - Hörstücke - Sonische Fiktion. Es entstand 2009 in einem Sound Lab mit Felix Kubin und geht unter der Überschrift "Songs am Rande des Nervenzusammenbruchs" mit einer Sammlung Wörter um, die Bühnenbilder von Marthaler/ Viebrock in der Presse beschreiben. "The keeper of the world" is a short sonic fiction for radio, premiered on Radio Bayern 2. It developed out of a sound lab with Felix Kubin. Under the preset topic "songs on the edge of a Nervous breakdown" it uses a collection of words that are used in the news to describe the stage buildings of Marthaler/ Viebrock. (keeper of the world, institute, lunatic asylum, waiting-room, cafeteria hall, mutation between cafeteria and station hall, institute for time destruction, prison, treatment room for mentally handicappeds, Greenhouse for hopeless ones, asyl, biting embryonic stage) ©picture: Ana Berkenhoff