Music Connects.

Ampersand is about connection. This is the credo of the art pop duo Maria Antonia Schmidt (DE) and Alex Smalley (UK), who began collaborating in August 2019 after they met traveling.

Their music is a kaleidoscopic journey of catharsis and intimacy. Experimental sound-art colliding with hooky pop. Maria's voice combines a familiar vulnerability and an optimistic female strength; whilst Alex provides a backbone of physical percussion and energetic washes of ambience.


In summer 2020 the Guatemalan cellist Mabi Fratti was invited to balance and expand the projects electronics with more organic textures. The band is currently working with various visual artists to explore the musics colorful aesthetic.

They hope to publish their debut album 'Pan' before the end of 2021.




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Pan


Album in process

We are in the middle of production of our debut album.

In the mean time you can see a recent live performance recorded at Atomino Studio Concerts.

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Minutes and seconds.

Frequencies used -
20 Hz to 20 kH.


Sounds recorded - Human voice, infant voice,  percussive elements, stringed instruments, miscellaneous apparatus and some external reality.

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Live shows



︎Location
26.07.19
09.11.19
19.11.19
31.01.20
02.05.20
26.06.20
22.10.20  -  12.11.20
25.11.20
New Date    10.05.21   
Radiophonic Spaces Opening Bauhaus University
“Coming Home" Exhibition B1
supporting Steve Hauschildt TRAFO
atomina studio concerts ATOMINO STUDIO
Liquid Sound Club FULLDOMEFESTIVAL
Secret concert Cherry plantations
LTG- studio concert    ITN. POETRY FILM FESTIVAL - THURINGIA
Award ceremony THURINGIAN LITERATUREPRICE
Award ceremony THURINGIAN LITERATUREPRICE
Weimar
Weimar
Jena
Egstedt
360° Livestream
Weimar
Online
Gotha ! canceled due to COVID19 !
Gotha