Katharina Schmidt is a musician 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. From sonifications to lullabies, her work is poised between formal experimentation and narratives cued by literature and pop culture, and can be heard in installations, film music, and radiophonic pieces, as well as (upcoming) releases on labels such as enmossed, Flag Day Recordings, Vertical Music, Midira and Slaapwel Records. Katharina holds a master’s degree in Sound Studies from the Berlin University of the Arts and is a resident at Cashmere Radio and SVS Radio. Katharina’s work has been presented internationally at a variety of festivals, venues, and galleries, most recently at Spectaculare Festival (Prague), Amural Festival (Brașov), and Die Digitale (Düsseldorf). Katharina has co-curated the finale of MaerzMusik in 2022 and teaches at Humboldt University Berlin.