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Profilfoto Annie Aries
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Annie Aries

With my instrument, a custom-made modular synthesizer, I feel quite set in the world of patchcords. I compose music and open up my own sonic space.

Professionelle Tätigkeiten:

  • Forschung
  • Komposition
  • Music teaching
  • Musikwissenschaft
  • Performance
  • Sound Design

Hobbys und Interessen:

  • Ableton Live
  • CDJ / XDJ
  • DJ
  • Komposition
  • Performance
  • Sound Design

Pronomen:

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Annie Ruefenacht aka Annie Aries is a Swiss-Philippine composer and musician based in Bern, Switzerland. She holds an M.A. in Music & Media Arts from Bern University of the Arts, and studied historical musicology at the University of Bern. In 2017, Annie lived in Berlin and studied in the program Popular Music History & Theory at Humboldt University, specializing in experimental practices within pop and club culture. Since 2019 Annie has been a faculty member in the Sound Arts department at Bern University of the Arts. She has shown her works at Mis-En Music Festival in Brooklyn NY, MATA Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), ZKM Center for Art and Media, IGNM Bern, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Shenzhen, Gray Area San Francisco, Heroines of Sound Berlin, Superbooth Berlin among others.

Annie produces music with her instrument, a modular, custom-made synthesizer and focuses on how her instrument fosters the interplay between generative musical approaches and improvised live performance. In her work she aims at a minimal, reduced, yet complex textural sound world. She combines contemporary electronica music with club and synthesizer influences with the experimental approach of contemporary and experimental music.

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