Kris Limbach (born in 1978) is a sound and visual artist residing in Berlin. Although his focus is on sound, he is also exploring constantly formats and aesthetics of cinema. In his sound art work he uses film-editing techniques, prepared drums, tape manipulation, no input mixing and a vast amount of raw and processed fieldrecordings. His performances for film and tape involves live super8 manipulation and scoring, an arte povera approach to expanded cinema. His experimental feature film project “The Lost Color” recently premiered at IBAFF Spain.

He released on labels such as Richard Garet’s Contour Editions, Staaltape, Modisti, Framework Radio, Agxivatein and collaborated with artists like Pierce Warnecke, Hopek Quirin, Anton Mobin, Jochen Arbeit, Rinus van Alebeek, Miguel A. Garcia, Juan Antonio Nieto aka Pangea, Lisa Müller-Trede and more. He curates, together with Pierce Warnecke, the emitter micro label and emitter micro festival, a biennial experimental sound Festival in Berlin. He is part of the artist collective Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur (AADK).


The Lost Color, feature Film , 60min, premiered at IBAFF, 2016

music for dysfunctional airportsexperimental feature film premiered at Nordelijk Film Festival / Media Art Festival Friesland, 2014

antenas – super8 stop motion short, 2014

Cuento Incompletoshort film, 2004

Festivals / Concerts (selection)

2018  //  IFFR-Sound//Vision Rotterdam // In Sonora Madrid // Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

2017 // Performing for John Bock at Berlinische Galerie and Kunsthalle Rostock  // Performance at Spektrum with Guido Henneboehl & Thanos Chrysakis // Duo with Jochen Arbeit at Z-inema Berlin

2016 // LUNA Festival Leeuwarden // Light Art Festival Tunis // Concert at West-Germany w/ Rieko Okuda // Performance for film and tapes at Spektrum // Performance with Koikate at Theaterdiscounter Berlin

2015 “Sound Dialog” Instituto Cervantes, Berlin // Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben // Spektrum Berlin Opening Weekend // KK-stival // Transmediale Vorspiel Scopesessions AV Exposure // Performance for Film and Tapes, NK Berlin // Loopsider, Berlin // Emitter Micro Festival Berlin

2014 Practicas Contemporaneas, Murcia // Videoformes Festival Clermont Ferrand (w/ Panoptik) // Media Art Festival Friesland, Leeuwarden // Fonoteca SONM Murcia // Plateforme, Paris //

2013 Transmediale.13 Vorspiel //Noordelijk Film Festival Friesland // Dark Stations with Hopek Quirin & Kim Cascone // Salon Bruit, Berlin // KW – Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin

2012 Das kleine Fieldrecordingsfestival Berlin // C´est La vie, Madrid // Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin


Residencies (selection)

2018 Residency In Sonora / Sala El Aquila , Madrid

2015 AADK Spain Summer Residency

2014 Le Hublot, Nice, Fr // SONM Puerta de Castilla, Spain for “Music for dysfunctional Airports” // AADK Spain

2012 Chalk Hill Residency, California for “Sonic Landscape Interventions”

Releases (selection)

2018 AKP release with Pierce Warnecke & Anton Mobin on middleeightrecordings/emitter micro

2017 split-release on staaltape with Midori Hirano

2016 amp-rec release with Hopek Quirin

2015 PALAL-LEL – with Hopek Quirin released on Classwar Karaoke

2014 ‘begin _if_ (3)’ on Agxivatein // ‘Music for dysfunctional Airports’ on SONM

2013 Kein Zurück!- with Miguel A. Garcia & Kerstin Podbiel – self released art multiple // HOPEK QUIRIN & ANTON MOBIN & KRIS LIMBACH – emitter micro

2012 ‘sonic landscape interventions‘ art multiple //’4 Corners of the night’ on Staaltape

2011 “2(3)” on emitter micro

“begin _if_ (2)” on modisti

2009 “begin _if _(1)” on contour editions