Swiss, born in 1988. Annie is a composer and musician based in Bern, Switzerland.
She holds an M.A. in Music & Media Arts from Bern University of the Arts, and studied historical musicology at the University of Bern. In 2017, Annie lived in Berlin and studied in the program Popular Music History & Theory at Humboldt University, specializing in experimental practices within pop and club culture. Since 2019 Annie has been a faculty member in the Sound Arts department at Bern University of the Arts.
In the world of modular synthesizers and patch cords, Annie explores, performs and composes music and opens up sonic spaces between electronica and experimental sounds. In her works, she creates minimalistic sound textures and recurring rhythmic patterns that organically interweave, distance and disappear.
With her bands Aries Zaes, Volca Massaker Orchester and Berg & Berg she regularly tours in Europe. For her artistic work, she received an honorary mention by the Giga-Hertz Award 2020 as well as a production grant by the City of Bern for 2021. The stage persona „Annie Aries“ is her contribution to a more gender-inclusive world of electronic music; it is a feminist statement and aims at being a role model for women and girls to start making electronic music.