Judith Ahrends is one of these Berlin artists that is creating music while trying to survive. Really a one woman show, she sings, plays the synths and makes beats. Sometimes with guest appearance of a cello player.
They develop a style that is called „Little Less“ because the idea is always to reduce the message to its essential meaning.
Born in Potsdam before the wall fell she left the GDR with a suitcase, her parents and little sister. After an odyssey of finding the right place for this family, Judith experienced a beautiful childhood with her 5 siblings and many animals in a village near Hamburg.
After a short visit in Berlin
she left to Seattle where she played music on the streets and sold her paintings. Back in Germany, her first band projects started. During her music studies she played in several bands and developed her unique sound.
She then just got a computer and started doing things herself. Fascinated by the musical freedom and accompanied by two brothers who could answer all her Ableton questions, she started recording her first songs.
Being close to each other
is important to the Ahrends family. They support and inspire each other. Silently challenging the other just to drive them to their best. While they are all in different styles, there is lots of things in common as well.
immerses fully into music. As a mantra to get rid of all want, must, need and create unbiased naive songs. Songs that are too pop for clubs and too electronic for live concerts but maybe just what you where looking for.
Listen to Judith Ahrends’ music
Photography by Giampierro Assumma