About

Music connects. The music collective & (Ampersand) relies on this dogma and creates a platform that wants to go beyond usual concert experiences. The art-pop duo consists of the British ambient artist Alex Smalley alias Olan Mill (production/electronics) and the former Chapeau Claque singer Maria Antonia Schmidt (vocals/songwriting), who met in 2016 on a snorkeling trip on the Pacific Ocean. The music of & (Ampersand) is a joyful walk between contemporary genres and can best be described by the keywords: colourful, experimental and cathartic. The concerts of & (Ampersand) combine the musical with the visual and the sensual with all senses.