Posts Tagged ‘Berghain’

(Deutsch) Berlin : Wochenendplaner : Weggeblitzt

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Das geht ja gut los, dieses Wochenende! Nämlich heute, am Donnerstag, vorgezogen zusagen, und als ob die Feiergöttinnen ihr Füllhorn über der Spree ausgeleert haben. Rein ins Getümmel!

Donnerstag: Für das heutige Konzert Teleport im Rahmen des Krake Festivals sind unsere Verlosungsplätze leider schon weg. Für The Field, Emika, Three Trapped Tigers u.w. lohnt es sich aber auch den nicht allzu großen Eintritt im Festsaal Kreuzberg zu zahlen.

Ein Hort der Kreativen ist bekanntlich das Berghain. Nun wurde dort ein weiterer Raum des alten Heizkraftwerks erschlossen: Das Erdgeschoss Kubus des bietet bis zum 26. August der Gruppenaustellung ALLE -Worker’s Pearls Raum. Heute beginnt bei um 19 Uhr die Vernissage, ab 22 Uhr geht es bei freiem Eintritt (bis Mitternacht, danach 5€) mit einer Party in der Panoramabar weiter. U.a. werden Rummelsnuff, Shambhu & The True Love und Brett Knacksen zugegen sein.

Ebenfalls gratis gelangt man heute zu einem gemeinsamen Konzert der gleichsam fantastischen Hundreds und When Saints Go Machine. Allerdings gilt beim Finale des Levi’s Print Workshop in der Alten Münze: first come, first serve.

Freitag: Eine neue Ausgabe von Introducing steht an. Aus Knoxville, Tennessee, reisen dafür Royal Bangs an. Vor mehr als anderthalb Jahren noch im Westgermany zu sehen, nehmen sie nun mit ihrem zweiten Album Flux Outside die Bühne des Magnet Clubs. Die fesselnde Verschmelzung von Noiserock und Electronica wird begleitet von Auftritten der Wolf People, Freedom or Death’s und DJ-Sets.

Das skandinavische Wochenendprogramm bieten hingegen die Stockholmer Discopopper Montauk bei der Scandinavian Disco im Roten Salon der Volksbühne.

Samstag: Kleine Rückblende in das Vorjahr: Glass Eights, das Debütalbum von John Roberts (Foto), war einer der Platten des Jahres im Sektor ‘Deep House’. Plötzlich war dieser wieder wirklich deep, simpel wie flamboyant zugleich, konnte sowohl zärtlich als auch kräftig sein. Heute legt der in Berlin lebende US-Amerikaner und Dial-Records-Künstler mit seinen Labelkollegen Pawel und CNX im Horst KRZBRG auf.

Wer lieber einschneidende Gitarrenerfahrungen präferiert, wird kaum am Festsaal Kreuzberg vorbeikommen: Hier spielen u.a. Crocodiles und Comanechi eine sicherlich brodelnde Show. Das Sizarr Soundsystem bittet außerdem zum Tanz. Und wir verlosen ja auch noch Karten dafür.

Außerdem verabschiedet man sich im Backyard mit u.a. Salto Mortale von Christina Aguilera (Partylink), währenden die empfehlenswerten Thieves Like Us im Picknick aufspielen. Und unsere Freunde von Acid Washed lassen einmal kurz die Arbeiten an ihrem neuem Material ruhen, um euch zu Grillen und Musik ins Bravo (Auguststraße 69) einzuladen.

Das nachmittägliche Warm-up besorgt das Über Lebenskunst Festival an der Spree: Auf dem Dach des HKW findet bei freiem Eintritt die Fahrraddisko (“Vom Hedonisten zum Hometrainer”) mit Pilocka Krach, Sven Dohse (es regt sich Bar25-Gefühl…), den Gebrüdern Teichmann u.a. statt. Klingt doch spaßig, oder?

Mount Kimbie : Ruby (live at Berghain)

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Not only we think, that Mount Kimbie can create transcendental moments at minute intervals when it comes to live shows. One of their biggest of such was surely their appearance at Berlin’s Berghain in July for the 2nd anniversary of Sub:stance, the dubstep night by their Hotflush label head Scuba. Fortunately this gig was preserved to be delivered to posterity (yes, we do think this music should and can still be listened to in 50 years or so) and gets released bit-by-bit now.

So Hotflush will use November to bring us the new Mount Kimbie EP Blind Night Errand, which – besides the title track, a second song from the album Crooks & Lovers called “Before I Move Off” and a Dayglo remix of “William” (the original was featured on the very first EP Maybes anno 2009) – includes a live recording of the hit “Maybes” straight out of the Berghain. Too, a second piece from this session, the mind-twisting “Ruby”, is offered as a free bonus track (see below for download, please). The entire EP is streamed over at FACT here until next Tuesday.

On the same day as the release Mount Kimbie will support Caribou live in Cologne, only one out of 29 gigs left for 2010, taking the band from the UK to Norway, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and back. Please, find all dates at the bottom.


Mount Kimbie : Ruby (live at Berghain) Stream]

Mount Kimbie Blind Night Errand Titelliste:
01. Blind Night Errand
02. Before I Move Off
03. William (Dayglo Mix)
04. Maybe (Live @ Berghain, Berlin)

Mount Kimbie live:
14.10. Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK
16.10. Iceland Airwaves Festival
17.10. Optimo Club, Glasgow, UK
21.10. OKO Club, Prag, Tschechien
22.10. Elevate Festival, Graz, Österreich
23.10. Unsound Festival, Krakau, Polen
27.10. Cardiff Arts Institute, Cardiff, UK
28.10. The Shipping Forecast Club, Liverpool, UK
29.10. Heavyweight, Newcastle, UK
30.10. Mountain of 9 @ Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
04.11. Südpol, Luzern, Schweiz
05.11. Duex, Dudingen, Schweiz
06.11. Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland
11.11. Kiss This!, Milan, Italy
12.11. Unwound, Padova, Italy
13.11. Loser, Turin, Italy
14.11. Rashomon, Rome, Italy supporting Caribou
15.11. Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg, Germany supporting Caribou
16.11. Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelberg, Germany supporting Caribou
17.11. La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France supporting Caribou
18.11. La Cartonnerie, Reims, France supporting Caribou
20.11. Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK
26.11. Primavera Club, Barcelona, Spain
27.11. Primavera Club, Madrid, Spain
29.11. Gloria, Cologne, Germany supporting Caribou
01.12. Debaser, Malmo, Sweden
02.12. Brukbar, Trondheim, Norway
03.12. Bla, Oslo, Norway
04.12. Fluc, Vienna, Austria supporting Caribou
05.12. Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany supporting Caribou

POLAROID: THOMAS VORREYER (cc by-nc)

We recommend: Pantha Du Prince

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„Music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: black noise, a frequency that is inaudible to man.“ That’s how Aram Lintzel describes the music of Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince. Black Noise (Rough Trade) is the title of his third and current LP, which the Berlin resident, dj and producer wants to present on a few more shows across Europe.

In his music Pantha Du Prince offsets the discrepancy between nature and technique to create an interaction of both forces, which are immanent to his work. It’s the avant-garde psychedelic sounds with a touch of romanticism, which characterize the album and thus appear as striking and imperceptible key elements. Sometimes you even believe the mountains would speak to you through the music’s context, but in the end it’s only Pantha Du Prince creatively gathering natural elements re-working them into compositions.

The perhaps most outstanding of them – besides the song “The Splendour” (stream below) – is “Stick to My Side” (video below), which Weber recorded with Animal Collective‘s Noah Lennox alias Panda Bear and which now finds its completion in a few very good remixes. F.i. Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet surged ahead leaving the natural elements aside, but integrating a lot of new interesting sounds giving the song a proper club appeal (mp3 on Gorilla vs Bear). And if your again still in need of more natural sounds: the Walls remix (stream on their Myspace) shows them to their full advantage. Both remixes just recently got released on the new Stick to My Side single among other ones by Efdemin and Lawrence.

Though, if you don’t want to miss these brilliant sounds in their original way, you should visit Pantha du Prince at one of his upcoming tour dates in the UK, Germany and the rest of Europe:

11.03. Club Academy, Manchester, UK
12.03. TJ’s, Leeds, UK
13.03. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, UK
14.03. Homegame Festival, Anstruther, UK
17.03. Combo, Kaunas, Lithuania
25.03. Lux Fragil, Lisbon, Portugal
26.03. Via Latina, Coimbra, Portugal
27.03. TSB ,Porto, Portugal
31.03. Dunkel, Copenhagen, Denmark
03.04. L’Usine @ Electron Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
09.04. Petrol, Antwerp, Belgium
16.04. Teatro Franco Parenti @ Elita Festival, Milan, Italia
30.04. Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
01.05. Rote Sonne, Munich, Germany
07.05. Babylon, Istanbul, Turkey
08.05. Forum, Bielefeld, Germany
22.05. Dissonanze Festival, Rome, Italy
31.07. Field Day, London, UK

Till then you can listen to some sample of his work below.

Attention! In an earlier version of the article we claimed that Pantha du Prince would play at the next Spex Live on May 12 at Berghain, Berliner, among the High Places and the Spex DJ Team. Sadly there has been a communication mistake and the event will take place without him, but more confirmations will follow soon.

Stream | Pantha du Prince “The Splendour

Stream | Pantha du Prince “Behind The Stars


Video | Pantha du Prince ft. Panda Bear “Stick to My Side

We recommend: Melt! Festival 2010

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From July 16 to 18 2010 we (and thousands of other people) will once again pilgrim to five huge, steel-built machines in an old former East-German opencast mining. But instead of working instead of working in the mud one will go for a swim in the new lake and enjoy another three-day-long Melt! Festival at the fascinating Ferropolis.

This year the Sunday’s headliner slot was given to Massive Attack, who just released their new album Heligoland. Robert Del Naja & Co will meet a lot of stars, mainly from the electronic music scene, there: for instance doyen Carl Craig will appear on stage and so will Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn, Four Tet, Booka Shade, Pantha du Prince and Modeselektor, who will get their own Melt!selektor Stage on Friday to headline a night of favourite acts with an own appearance together with Berlin’s music circus / band Bonaparte, after their second project Moderat last year literally drowned in the pouring rain.

One can surely add the sets of A-Trak, DJ Shadow and Crookers plus the collaborations of Henrik Schwarz with Jesse Rose (alias Black Rose) and Lindstrøm with Christabelle to the further highlights, while the Ostgut Ton Meltdown will bring to not only the famous / infamous atmosphere of the Berghain club to a festival but a lot of the first artists ever appeared at the festival with its thirteen editions by now.

And this time Jamie from The XX will exclusively introduce the Melt! crowd to his new dubstep solo project live besides playing with his original band as well! Elsewhere The Very Best and Schlachthofbronx showcase new trends in global music like former Melt! acts like Buraka Som Sistema did before.

Furthermore the festival puts its focus on well-tried music. With Tocotronic and Die Sterne, two grandees of German rock will return to Melt! as well as the almost festival residents Ellen Allien and former German MTV host and DJ Markus Kavka, who will officially open the festival again. Get Well Soon and Blood Red Shoes will bring some 2008-edition flavour, WhoMadeWho are back again, too, and the Foals will finally make good for their last-minute cancelled gig last year. Hamburg’s Audiolith label another well-known and will present a free Audiolith-Pferdemarkt (horse market) already on Thursday (!) with live appearances by Egotronic, Bratze, Frittenbude and Saalschutz.

A 3-day ticket will cost your € 94  (plus plus pre-sale fee and € 5 garbage deposit) this year and a 2-day ticket (Friday and Saturday only) € 74 (plus plus pre-sale fee and € 5 garbage deposit).

See our live blog from the recent Melt! edition plus complete reviews from 2009 (sadly till now none of our headliner suggestions from then is featured) and 2008 here, the official festival website here and the complete line-up below. More acts will follow soon.

Melt! Festival 2010 Line-up:
1000 Robota, A-Trak, Mathias Aguayo & Band, Ellen Allien, Almeida, Ata, An Horse, Archie Bronson Outfit, autoKratz, Beta, The Big Pink, Black Mountain, Black Rose (Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose live), Blood Red Shoes, Bonaparte, Bonaparte, Booka Shade, Boris, Bratze, Broken Bells, The Cheapers, Chromeo, Carl Craig feat. Mike Banks, Chris Cunningham, Clues, Crookers, Danger, Darwin Deez, Delphic, Dendemann, Marcel Dettmann, Dirty Disco Youth, Dirty Projectors, dOP, Douster, Edu K, Egotronic, Empro, Fake Blood, Fred Falke, Marcel Fengler, Fieber-Tanzparty, Roman Flügel, Foals, Four Tet, Frittenbude, Friendly Fires, Fucked Up!, Marius Funk, Sascha Funke, The Futureheads, Get Well Soon, Goldfrapp, Daniel Haaksman, HEALTH, Hemmann & Kaden live, Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost, Nick Höppner, Hurts, Ja, Panik, Jackmaster, Jamie Lidell, Jamie T, Jamie XX, Jamaica, Johnossi, Jónsi, Markus Kavka, Sven Jozwiak, Karrera Klub, Kele, King Kong Kicks, Kings of Convenience, Ben Klock, Oliver Koletzki, Kode 9 vs. Matyrn, Kraushaar & Gradmann, Monika Kruse, Lindstrøm & Christabelle, Luna City Express, Mala, Massive Attack, Markus Meinhard, Melanie Melancholie, Midlake, Miike Snow, Modeselektor feat. Bonaparte (live), Moderat ft. Paul St. Hilaire & Dellé, ND Baumecker, Mutulu, Norman Nodge, Pantha Du Prince, Ewan Pearson, DJ Pete, Philipp Poisel, Popof (live), Post War Years, Prosumer, Ptterns, Radio & Fernseh, RemmiDemmi DJ Team, Revolver Club, Riton, Saalschutz, Schlachthofbronx, DJ Shadow, Shed (live), Shout Out Louds, Simian Mobile Disco, Sinden, Skate, Slagmalsklubben, Steffi, Chrisitan Steiffen, Die Sterne, Tama Sumo, Team Recorder, Tiefschwarz, Matthias Tanzmann, Thomalla, Tobias Thomas, Tiga, Tocotronic, Martin Topley Bird, Trashpop, Trip Fontaine, Turbostaat, Two Door Cinema Club, The Very Best, Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn (live), Wareika, WhoMadeWho, The Wombats, Yeasayer, The XX

UPDATE Dates for New Joy Orbison EP & Ikonika Album

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joy orbison

News from Britain’s dubstep scene: After Joy Orbison created a pretty healthy hype with singles like Hyph Mango on Hotflush Recordings and BRKLN CLLN on his own Doldrums in 2009, his next release – and first in 2010 – is awaiting us. Simple Records announced the The Shrew EP for February 2010. JO therefor put the two new tracks “The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow” and “So Derobe” together with a Neu Haus So-Glo mix of the first by Actress and luckily the label is currently streaming all of them completely on their site for preview. Rating: Well served late night stories with some delicious sweet extra fruits. On February 5 Orbison will then play with the same Actress plus Moodyman and Will Bankhead at Berlin’s Berghain. [via]

Elsewhere Orbison’s dubstep fellow Ikonika is already working on her debut album on Hyperdub. Like it looks now this will still need some time til the final date so we have to be patient. In the meantime a constructive remedy could be this brand new mix, Ikonika did for a fashion brand. The mix was taken down from the Mixcloud site. And btw: She’s coming to Germany to, playing in Aachen this Saturday, January 16. (In case you prefer to explore the reunion of nu-disco and rock’n’roll when listening to a new mix, we would like to recommend you this new Tiedye mix we have up on our sleeve  instead. Best choice of course would be to listen to both of them though.) [via]

Update (original article from Jan 13, 2010, 8:31 am): That’s two great new! Ikonika’s highly anticipated album will be called Contact, Love, Want, Have and released as HBDC004 on April 6 via Hyperdub. See the beautiful cover below:

ikonika contact love want have

And there’s something going on with Joy Orbison’s The Shrew EP, too. The website of Rough Trade Shop added the 22nd of February March 1st (Effective: 26/02/2010) as expected in-stock date to their The Shrew EP shop entry. To bridge the gap of time til then have a listen to another fine remix of “Brklyn Clln”, this time created by Ghostly International‘s Michna. Click-right here to download the song.

And if you are still longing for more dubstep, let Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke convince you that you share the same taste. Listen to a very interesting Show he’s done with radio host Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 1.

CTM.10 goes “OVERLAP”

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When a festival begins on January 28, you can hardly still call it the actual begin of the music year but in terms of the CTM.10 (club transmediale) it feels exactly like this. For eleven days – it will end on February 7 – and the eleventh time the festival will take place in Berlin, once again together with the transmediale.10 of course, which starts on February 3 though.

Equipped with the new theme “OVERLAP – Sound & Other Media” CTM.10 is going to explore and discuss the limits, risks and opportunities of interference and mergence of music, arts, media and economics with an again remarkable and diverse line-up. Center of this year’s edition will be the newly opened club WMF near Alexanderplatz. As usual collaboration will be a big part of this event, too, so – among others – the festivals  “Anästhesie der Gefühle” (CONTEXT Festival # 7) and A MAZE. Interact (festival for the Convergence of Games, Art and Music) will interfere with the CTM.10.

That guarantees a great number of highlights. For example Italians Do It Better! will appear with Desire, Glass Candy – playing probably new songs(!) – and Mike Simonetti at WMF on January 29, while on the same night and at the same club The-Knife-collaborators Planningtorock and Mount Sims will meet a Hot Chip DJ Team with Felix Martin and Al Doyle. On January 31 Geert-Jan Hobijn / Staalplaat Soundsystem, Ilpo Väisänen and Mika Vainio will invite everyone to their performance Yokomo-Pro, including 30 cars in the roundabout around the world famous Siegessäule.

The next day will see the mysterious Apparatjik (by now we already know that it’s Coldplay-bassist Guy Berryham, A-ha-keyboarder Magne Furuholmen, songwriter/producer Martin Terefe and Mew’s Jonas Bjerre) playing their first ever live show at WMF. Beneath these events UK electro heroes like Four Tet, Brackles, Joker, Scuba and Sinden will appear all over the festival, as well as Holy Fuck, Drop the Lime, Ryoji Ikeda, Schlachthof Bronx, OM, The Modern Deep Left Quartet with numerous famous guests and many more. Jacob Kirkegaard, Keiji Haino and Charlemange Palestine will even perform twice during the festival days, while Dan Deacon will play an exclusive European gig.

And of course the Berghain is involved, too. Here a festival-closing ‘Dutch night’ featuring Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal will be celebrated, while at the same time over at HKW Auditorium visitors can enjoy music and art from China.

All in all not less than 20 events and club nights will take place on eleven days at eight different locations. The festival will be complemented by a huge daytime programme at .HBC, where the CTM Festival Café and – from February 5 to 6 – the Creative Independents Network Market will be located as well.

We to recommend a compilation presented by De:Bug and zero” for the festival including 13 representative tracks and a trailer for Richie Hawtin‘s tour documentary ‘Making Contakt‘. You can download it until February 7 for free here. The whole movie will be premiered on February 3 at Kino Babylon as part of the CTM.10.

Get your festival passes and tickets from here now and have a look on the complete day-by-day nighttime program below:

28.1. CTM Opening Night @ HAU2. part of the CONTEXT #7 Festival
Jacob Kirkegaard (DK) “Sabulation”, Transforma (DE) “Operators”, Hiroaki Umeda (JP) “Adapting for Distorsion”

29.1. CTM Opening Night Reprise @ HAU2. part of the CONTEXT #7 Festival
Jacob Kirkegaard (DK) “Sabulation”, Transforma (DE) “Operators”, Hiroaki Umeda (JP) “Adapting for Distortion”

29.1. CTM Opening Night Reprise @ WMF
Floor 1: Planningtorock (UK/DE), Felix Martin & Al Doyle (Hot Chip, Dj Set, UK), Jackson (DJ Set, FR), Mount Sims (US)
Floor 2: Glass Candy (US), Desire (US), Mike Simonetti (US), Noot (CA/DE), DJ TV DiSKO (CA/NZ)
Lounge: Andy Blake (UK)

30.1. CTM @ WMF
Floor1 in collaboration with Man Recordings & Melt Booking: Sinden (UK), Drop the Lime (US), Daniel Haaksman (DE), Ku Bo & Joyce Muniz (AT), Schlachthof Bronx (DE), DJ Manaia (PT), VJ Sniper (IL/DE)
Floor 2 in collaboration with Surefire: Brackles (UK), Falty DL (US), Paul Spymania (UK), Loops Haunt (UK), Rustie (UK)
Lounge: Dubco (UK)

31.1. CTM @ Großer Stern / Siegessäule
Yokomono-Pro (Staalplaat Soundsystem, Ilpo Väisänen, Mika Vainio)

31.1. CTM @ WMF
Floor 1
: Keiji Haino (JP), Ecstatic Sunshine (US), Jason Urick (US), Field Agent Slow Learner (DE)
Floor 2: Groupshow (DE) playing to Warhol’s “Empire”

1.2. CTM @ WMF
Floor 1:
Keiji Haino / Ilpo Väisänen / Mika Vainio (JP / FI), Micheal Wertmüller (CH), Guido Möbius (DE), Shenggy (CN)
Floor 2:
Apparatjik (INT)
Lounge: I.C.A.S. DJ Team (INT)

2.2. CTM @ WMF
Floor 1 in cllaboration with A MAZE.-Interact Festival: The Horrible Plans of Flex Busterman (Patric Catani, DE), STU (CH) & Raquel Meyers (ES), Wiij Timski (NL), Geis&BaBa (DE), Notic Nastic (DK), DJ Christian Candid (AT), DJ Rippe (AT)
Lounge: Computadora (ES)

2.2. transmediale.10 opening gala concert@ HKW Tiergarten Carillon
Charlemagne Palestine (US)

3.2. CTM @ WMF
Floor 1: OM (US), Habsyll (FR), Hildur Gudnadottir (IS)
Lounge: Markus Detmer (DE)

3.2. HKW Auditorium in collaboration with transmediale
Ryoji Ikeda (JP) “test pattern [live set]”, Thomas Köner & Jürgen Reble (DE) “Materia Obscura”

3.2. CTM @ Kino Babylon in collaboration with m-nus
Making CONTAKT (The Documentary) (film)

4.2. CTM @ WMF
Floor 1: Holy Fuck (CA), Oni Ayhun (SE), Etienne Jaumet (FR), Dan Friel (US)
Floor 2 – STEIM:
Alex Nowitz (DE), dj sniff (JP), Justin Bennett (NL), Tok Tek (NL)
Lounge:
Andy Votel (UK)

4.2 CTM @ HKW Auditorium in collaboration with transmediale
artificiel (CA/QC) “POWEr”

5.2. CTM @WMF
Floor 1: Four Tet (UK), Dan Deacon (US), Kelpe (UK), Funckarma (NL), Serengeti & Band (US), VJ Transforma (DE)
Floor 2 – in collaboration with Hotflush: Joker (UK), 2562 (NL), Scuba (UK), Mount Kimbie (UK)
Lounge:
The Wire Sound System (UK), Superclub DJ Team (DE)

5.2 CTM @ Französischer Dom in collaboration with transmediale
Charlemagne Palestine (US)

6.2. CTM @WMF
Floor 1: The Modern Deep Left Quartet & Guests (INT) feat. Cobblestone Jazz, The Mole, Deadbeat, Tikiman, VJ Gabriel Coutu-Dumont (CA)
Floor 2 in collaboration with Raster-Noton and transmediale
: Atom TM (DE), Aoki Takamasa (JP), Senking (DE), Grischa Lichtenberger (DE), Ulf Eriksson (SE)
Lounge: Last.fm DJ Team (UK)

7.2. CTM @ HKW Auditorium in collaboration with transmediale
eARTS Shanghai Showcase, FM3_Zhang (CN), Xu Wenkai (AKA Aaaijiao, CN), Feng Mengbo (CN), Ben Huang (CN)

7.2. CTM After Party @ Berghain/Panorama Bar in collaboration with Extrema Music & Green
Joris Voorn (NL), Edwin Oosterwal (NL), Pitto (NL), Rejected ft Joris Voorn & Edwin Oosterwal (NL), Deetron (CH)

XVI Reflections on Classical Music

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xvi reflections on classical music

Lets try a Gedanken experiment: If little Ludwig van Beethoven would not have not been born in 1770’s Bonn somewhere between the end of  Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicism but in modern rapid Berlin, wouldn’t he then be known to us as glorius beat producer and dj instead of an ingenious but oldfashioned composer?

Compilation “XVI Reflections On Classical Music” may won’t answer this question and it shouldn’t anyway but it’s able link classical and electronic music a little bit more. These sixteen songs picked and compiled by Berlin label head Martin ‘me’ Raabenstein (nonine) easily archieve that goal since both genres meet here on the same level. Neither plays classic the arrogant aged not able to grant the youngster his success, nor behaves electronica like a pretentious teen.

Maybe not all of this pieces really contribute to the fullfilling of the quest but Raabenstein’s collective performs a suprising symbiosis: the classic centuries after Beethoven & Co presents itself as a dynamic and heterogenious formation not willingly to accept it’s common current role as the music of elderly persons and beer TV ads, while electronica is able to show it’s different sites and shades apart from the dancefloor. Surely this is no new insight to many people and many of the compiled songs have already been released, but nevertheless it makes sense to show this regocnition compressed into one album.

So Berlin’s Carsten Nicolai alias Alva Noto meets Japanese all-area artist Ryuichi Sakamoto, Belgian piano player Francesco Tristano gives Autechre’s “Andover” a new face and Hauschka and Lawrence both add one exclusive song to the project. While Final Fantasy’s “He Poos Clouds” here rather examines the classical aspects only Wolfgang Voigt aka Kompat label’s GAS and Greg Haines put ambient and classical music together as moving as usual. This results in a compilation that’s as far away from yawning lounge music as Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” from the rest of the world back in 1974. Well done.

On Tuesday, September 15th,  “XVI Reflections On Classical Music” will be introduced to the listeners via live performances of Albrecht Mayer and Hauschka as well as by DJ-Sets of Canisius and Lawrence at Berghain’s  Yellow Lounge in Berlin. We draw two tickets for the event, just write us an to tickets@aufgemischt.com if you want to be there.

“XVI Reflections On Classical Music” was released via Point Music/Universal Music. See here for download and previews.