ENTER is an art pop band from Frankfurt am Main, formed in 2016. The band consists of Jagoda Szmytka (vocals), Steffen Ahrens (e-guitar), Paul Hübner (trumpet) and Caleb Salgado (bass).

Before they formed the band, Szmytka, Ahrens, Hübner and Salgado collaborated together within numerous classical contemporary music projects. They enjoyed working together and shared an interest in crossing musical styles and genres so one day came to the idea of creating a popular music band.

ENTER’s repertoire combines elements of popular and experimental music and fluently switches between diverse styles and genres. ENTER enjoys using analogue and digital synthesizers and sound effects.


Jagoda Szmytka is an artist, composer, performer and a founder of cultural activism platform “PLAY”. In her artistic activities Szmytka advocates for humanistic values. She believes that art should connect people beyond social, political or religious background. Szmytka’s oeuvre includes elements of pop and high culture and is spread across diverse media (Gesamtkunstwerk). Jagoda Szmytka’s works have been presented at numerous prestigious venues and festivals across Europe, such as the Lucerne Festival, Tonhalle Düsseldorf or Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM). In 2016 she was awarded the German Music Authors Prize. In 2017 she was an artist in residency at Villa Serpentara.


Steffen Ahrens is a guitarist. He is specialized in performing classical and contemporary music repertoire and has collaborated with many contemporary classical composers. He gave premiers to the new pieces as soloist and as chamber music performer. His artistic aim is to present programs which exceed classical approach to the instrument and which integrate electric guitar. Since 2011 Steffen is member of the Oh-Ton ensemble and co-founder of the leise dröhnung duo. 


Caleb Salgado is a bassist, experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist. He performs regularly with multiple contemporary music ensembles such as ensemble proton bern, Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and the Lucerne Festival Academy among others. His musical formation is influences by his humanistic studies in literary theory, comparative literature and philisophy.


Paul Hübner is a trumpeter, composer and improviser. He is notably devoted to new and experimental music and gives concerts in Germany and abroad, as soloist and as a guest in renowned ensemble formations. He appears at numerous festivals as Lucerne Festival, Milano Musica, Münchner Biennale, Warsaw Autumn. He develops an intensive cooperation with composers to contribute to the new works for the instrument. The central part of his activity as composer takes the exploration of new sounds and forms.

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