COUNTDOWN TO DOEK FESTIVAL 2016 – ANNETTE KREBS – KONSTRUKTION #2
Day 2 of the Festival: April 30 – Annette Krebs – Berlin
In her sound sculptures, German artist Annette Krebs tries to approach a musical vision with the help of several techniques and working methods. At this years Doek Festival, Annette Krebs will be presenting her Konstruktion #2, a work consisting of specially designed set-ups of sound objects (metals, strings, wood, various objects), electronics (Max/MSP), and microphones.
Being connected with music since her childhood, Annette Krebs studied music at “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst” in Frankfurt/Main. After moving to Berlin in 1993, she has developed her own music vocabulary working within the field of electroacoustic music – using tones, noises, field-recordings, silences and language to create acoustic collages and sculptures. In her performances, the concert space itself is often integrated in the composition.
Annette Krebs collaborates in various duos and ensembles with musicians, composers, performers and visual artists. She has performed in numerous festivals in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan, including Donaueschinger Musiktage (D), Amplify (USA) and Vancouver New Music (CA) – and this year will be part of Doek Festival 2016 – Capitals of Improvisation.
“I perceive my approach to composing as somewhat related to a “sound sculptor”; one who carves out of initially raw, coarse and diverse material (first ideas, drafts and sketches) arriving at a distilled composition.”
Annette Krebs – Konstruktion #2 – Sound sculpture – objects and electronics