Katharina Schmidt

Katharina Schmidt in dark red light at a mixing desk
lives and works in
Berlin, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
At the ZKM
  • 2023

Katharina Schmidt is a musician and composer based in Berlin. After years of playing drums and piano in various bands, her solo work is influenced by indie, experimental and improvised music. Exploring interests in storytelling, sonic topographies and generative techniques, her music uses electronics, field recordings and self-built interfaces alongside acoustic instruments. Poised between formal experimentation and narratives cued by literature and pop culture, her work can be heard in installations, film music and radiophonic pieces, as well as releases on labels such as enmossed, Flag Day Recordings, Vertical Music and Slaapwel Records. Katharina Schmidt holds a master’s degree in Sound Studies from the Berlin University of the Arts and her work has been presented internationally at a variety of festivals, venues, and galleries, most recently at Spectaculare Festival, Amural Festival and Die Digitale. She has co-curated the finale of MaerzMusik 2022 and teaches at Humboldt University Berlin.