Sound Artist – Music Producer – Performer
"A one-woman multimedia experience"
The sound artist and producer She's Excited! (Anne Wichmann) creates music influenced by the versability of David Bowie, the extravaganza of Grace Jones and the multi-media magic of Laurie Anderson.
Anne's genre-bending Indie Pop invites the listeners to explore dark corners and bright reflections of this multifaceted world we all live in.
With her interactive showcases she transforms the audience into performers and invites them to participate in sonic journeys through different elements and worlds.
My work as curator:
A collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab using Oribotic Instruments:
What happens to our experience of space when we fold sound?
Credit: Jan Konitzki
The word "sui" is Japanese for "water", but it is also a concept: It represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. My compositions "sui – rain" and "sui – ocean" are showcased at the Ars Electronica Festival 2023.
At Waterkant Festival 2023 I showcased the interactive soundscape "Solastalgia", inviting the audience to create music themselves with their touch.
Each time the showcase is presented it will sound slightly different – depending on which sounds are triggered when and how often.
Credit: Jan Konitzki
In my immersive sonic journeys, the audience members themselves become performers – yet no musical education is necessary. Creating music is made accessible to all.
Two home towns.
New York City and Munich.
How to talk about communication across the Atlantic Ocean through music?
In this audio-visual piece created for
XRE's showcase "Letters Without Borders"
I explore the Image2Wavetable software
in Ableton Live and talk about
my personal story as
musician and migrant.
Letters Without Borders
"Round" was a collaboration with Asia Kepka (costumes, camera, editing), shot in Cambridge, MA.
From the album "Love Is Round"
"Are You Having Fun" was a collaboration with Oliver Guse (camera, edit, design), Ines Mühlmann (costume), Elvira Seitz (costume) and Carola Wagner (makeup), shot in Munich.
"Add Clarity" was created by Erin Wajufos in NYC.
From the EP "Shock Therapy"
She’s Excited! is the artist name of the award-winning Indie Pop producer, powerhouse performer and sound artist Anne Wichmann based in New York City and Munich. With an appetite for intelligent and genre-bending music of icons like David Bowie and Laurie Anderson as well as Indie artists like Water From Your Eyes, she listens to music defined by limitless imagination rather than genre. This bleeds into her versatile style of dark yet sparkling Electronic music productions that she often merges with empowering and uplifting words.
Anne also designs and produces interactive immersive showcases that break down the barrier between audience and artists. She is passionate about creating works that are easily accessible: for audiences that are not familiar with new technologies and/or people who cannot afford new electronic devices. Anne aims for her work to be socially relevant by bringing together different communities to reverse polarization and by addressing pressing topics like climate change and immigration.
She’s Excited! is a solo project, yet Anne collaborates with singers, musicians, producers and artists at home and all over the globe.
In 2020 Anne co-founded the artist and curatorial collective XRE (Extended Reality Ensemble).
In 2021 she co-founded ARora, a network of digital monuments for a more inclusive world.
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