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, ...

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16 Jun 2004 - 21:30

biegungen38: Meehan/Dörner/Capece/Krebs Tunar

Joe Williamson + Annette Krebs/Sven-Åke Johansson

23 Apr 2009 - 21:00 präsentiert: biegungen im ausland

20:00 Film Screening

The Convoy Tour: 25 Years Of The Ex (90 min)

35 very different musicians in a bus on tour in France. 7 concer

PROCESS Festival

20 Mar 2010 - 20:30

PROCESS is a 2 day festival focusing on the sound of systems. Terms like 'process-driven' and 'generative' are expanded to include live performances based on breath, a train-yard video that generates rhythms dynamica

echtzeitmusiktage - final concert

30 Sep 2010 - 21:00

final concert

Annette Krebs (laptop, speakers)
Sabine Vogel (flutes, electronics)
Magda Mayas (clavinet)
Andrea Ermke (sampler, md-players)
Anat Cohavi (reeds)
Felicity Mangan (cd-players, speake

Bascovo: Barrett/Scott/Vorfeld + Krebs/Weismann

9 Mar 2013 - 20:30

Richard Barrett – electronics
Richard Scott – electronics
Michael Vorfeld – percussion

Steffi Weismann – composition, sound-belt, voice
Annette Krebs – composition, objects, voice

ausland presents jl guionnet in berlin/ausland

10 Sep 2014 - 21:00
10 Sep 2014 - 23:59

ausland invites french musician/visual artist Jean-Luc Guionnet for one week of concerts, lectures, performances, exhibitions, and film screenings done by or otherwise curated by mr. guionnet in and around ausland


TONIGHT :: CONCERT/LECTURE in ausland, featuring


annette krebs : new solo for strings, metal, objects, microphones, voices and electronics

conference with robin hayward : "Embodied Harmony"

guionnet / thomas ankersmit duo


doors 20h30, start 21h

Osvaldo Budón, Tomomi Adachi, Annette Krebs

3 Mar 2015 - 19:30
Osvaldo Budón / © Kai Bienert

- Das Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD zu Gast im ausland -


Annette Krebs, Osvaldo Budón und Tomomi Adachi präsentieren gemeinsam entwickelte Kompositionen, bei denen ein breites Instrumentarium an Klangerzeugern und Klangverfremdern eingesetzt wird...

Annette Krebs, Osvaldo Budón and Tomomi Adachi present compositions they've developed together - using a broad range of sound sources and devices of sound alienation: self built instruments, sound poetry and vocal performance, microtonality and guitars as well as live electronics.  Geöffnet ab 19:30 Uhr, Beginn um 20:00 Uhr.

Krebs + Arà: Rombolà/Andorrà + Bertucci

3 Nov 2017 - 20:30
Krebs, Bertucci, Arà

Annette Krebs – electronics

ARà Dúo
Alessandra Rombolà – flute, piccolo, bass flute
Núria Andorrà –  tiles, ceramic objects, percussion

Lea Bertucci – alto saxophone, tape