Kris Kuldkepp

Kris is a Hamburg-based Estonian free improviser performing on double bass, bass guitar, and electronics. She is a feminist performer and artist currently completing doctoral studies at the Hamburg University of Applied Science and Hamburg University of Music and Drama. She is a research fellow in the Kinetics in Sound and Space research group focusing on spatial sound, free improvised music, and posthumanism. She is an active soloist and ensemble performer and has performed at festivals such as StimmeX, Blurred Edges Festival, Piksel, Tallinn Music Week, and Estonian Music Days. In addition to her solo work Kris has several collaborative projects, such as Double Bird free improvisation quartet (with Lorena Izquerdo: voice, Aziz Lewandowski: cello, and Felix Mayer: trombone); the quartet EMN (with Christoph Funabashi: guitars, Felix Mayer: trombone, Heiner Metzger: clarinets, sound table, objects) concentrating on performing graphic scores and performative compositions, and the duo Bad Groupy (with Jeff Surak) which explores improvised and constructed sound art. Kris is a close collaborator of opera director Lisa Pottstock with whom she develops feminist performances focusing on finding new ways of dealing with body, materiality, and sound. She has given various lectures and workshops on interactive audio technology as well as improvisation. She is a co-curator of the Biannual International Symposium on Sonic Art and Spatial Audio KLINGT GUT! KLG in Hamburg, Germany.