Born in 1984 in Achim, Germany. Lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany.
Annika Kahrs’ works experiment with the codes and contexts of classical music by challenging the parameters that dictate how it is presented, performed, and experienced. In her films and installations, Kahrs decentralizes virtuosity to make room for spontaneity, and individual and collective expressions that deviate from the restrictive dictates of musical scores and concert halls. By including amateur and professional musicians, taking performances into private spaces, expanding the role of the audience within performances, and welcoming animals and ambience as spectators and contributors, Kahrs creates environments where musical happenings amplify the collaborative potentials of communities.