Unique Berlin sound experiences

Berlin, Germany

Experience hosted by Annette Krebs

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in German, English, and French
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

In this workshop you will make new sound experiences. Through attentive listening or microphonic amplification, sounds can be magnified as through a microscope. Kaleidoscope-like they unfold a richness of color, structure and beauty. I would like to share my experience of hearing them, feeling them and using them as a source of inspiration. After the workshop you will hear and perceive the sounds of the environment and other sounds in a different way.
First we will go on a sound walk through Prenzlauer Berg to hear and get to know the sounds of the city in a new way. Afterwards I will introduce you to very quiet, almost inaudible sounds in my recording studio. I will introduce you to the technique of "massage sonore", where the sound of selected objects can become music by touching and moving them in a special way.
Then we will amplify soft sounds in the recording studio through various microphones, as if through a microscope, so that they can be easily heard through loudspeakers. I will show you techniques to find, edit and create new sounds.
The workshop is designed for professional artists as well as for open-minded and listening-adventurous guests.
In this workshop you will make new sound experiences. Through attentive listening or microphonic amplification, sounds can be magnified as through a microscope. Kaleidoscope-like they unfold a richness of color, structure and beauty. I would like to share my experience of hearing them, feeling them and using them as a source of inspiration. After the workshop you will hear and perceive the sounds of the environment and other sounds in a different…

What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Equipment

Meet your Host, Annette Krebs

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 6 Reviews
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I am a professional musician and performer and have lived in Berlin for 25 years. Here I have developed a music that is based on newly discovered self-made sounds. I build my own instruments, work as a soloist and with many artists and perform in clubs of the experimental scene as well as at international festivals. I have released numerous CDs, own a YouTube channel and regularly give sound workshops in Europe and abroad. My music has been presented on radio and free radio stations and has been supported by numerous scholarships.
I have made the experience that everyone, even if they have never had anything to do with music, can perceive, enjoy and even shape sounds and noises very well. I am therefore pleased to offer this workshop to all those who are open-minded and interested in new forms of listening and perception.
I am a professional musician and performer and have lived in Berlin for 25 years. Here I have developed a music that is based on newly discovered self-made sounds. I build my own instruments, work as a soloist and with many artists and perform in clubs of the experimental scene as well as at international festivals. I have released numerous CDs, own a YouTube channel and regularly give sound workshops in Europe and abroad. My music has been presented on radio and free radio stations and has been…
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Where you'll be

The workshop starts in good weather conditions at acoustically interesting locations near the Helmholzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. This is a very vivid and attractive area in Berlin with many cafés, bars and small parks. From there we go to my sound studio, which is located in my beautiful studio apartment in an old building from the Wilhelminian era.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Jana
October 2021
Ganz toller Workshop, sowohl mit (Sound-)Vorwissen als auch ohne. Klang auf vielen Ebenen erleben und bewusst machen, auf ganz schöne persönliche Art. Unbedingte Empfehlung!
Svenja
December 2020
Den Helmholtzplatz im Rahmem eines Klangspaziergangs zu entdecken war sehr inspirierend und aufregend. Ich wurde in eine ganz neue Welt entführt, die eigentlich schon immer da war, aber erst durch Annette wurden mir hierfür die Ohren geöffnet :-)
David
August 2020
Mrs' Krebs Workshop provides a unique experience which is both instructive and enjoyable. She has clear, original, interesting ideas and an ability to share them, all while keeping flexible and open to other people's suggestions and questions. She also was so kind to change and adapt her regularr workshop time schedule to my personal need at requiest. Mrs. Krebs, a widely renowned sound artist and also a longtime resident of Berlin, is really knowledgeable about the unique acoustic qualities of the streets and parks of Prenzlauer Berg surrounding the Helmholzplatz. She took me to a soundwalk through a series of stations, stopping at seemingly unimpressive spots which normally would get unnoticed by the usual tourist crowds and tour guides, but which revealed an enormous richness of sound events, textures and other sensorial qualities and layers. With Mrs. Kreb's help, I learned to experience a city stroll as a series of sound compositions which you can model and change at your own will. That really helped me to open my ear, sight and other senses, as well as to appreciate the feel of my own embodiedness. On the second and final part of the workshop, inside Mrs' Krebs sound-art atelier, I learned about approaches and techniques such as "sound massage" or "spectral granular synthesis", and I enjoyed the experience of playing one of her unique sound-sculpture pieces. All in all, a fantastic experience which those willing to explore out of the beaten track shouldn't miss.
Sean
August 2020
The experience with Annette opened my heart to the sounds of the city to mind harmony within. It took me on a trip from the outside to the inside. In her studio, the fascination of sound that we built up during our walk was applied to a mutual composition and was very fun. Highly recommended!
Therese
August 2020
Der Workshop mit Annette hat unglaublich viel Spaß gemacht! Sie war offen, herzlich, und hat mir mit dem Thema einen neuen Blick auf meine Umwelt gegeben. In ihrem Studio hatte sie Apfelkuchen gebacken (sehr lecker!) und beim Improvisieren habe ich neue Impulse für meine eigene Arbeit gefunden.
Tony
September 2021
A truly unique experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and highly recommend!

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  • Sat, Feb 12
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $69 per person
  • Sun, Feb 13
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $69 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 3 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.