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    HAIL MARYS

    Sat 30.07 20:00 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    HAIL MARYS

    The Berlin premiere of Celia Rowlson-Hall’s Ma (previously screened at MoMA PS1 and the Venice Film Festival) paired with m/Other, a video by Berlin artist Miloš Trakilović. Ma is told through the movement of silent bodies. m/Other is a non-narrative, bodiless exploration of verbality. The two works together are a re-assemblage of dislocated parts, modes of communication, methods of expression and maternal schisms.
     
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    MA (2015, 80 mins) is the award-winning silent feature film by U.S. filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall. Staged against the stark landscape of the American Southwest, Rowlson-Hall choreographs a feminist retelling of the pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary. Androgyny complicates a gendered burden / kitsch Americana is this film’s holy iconography.
     

     
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    M/OTHER (2015, 4 mins) is a video art piece by Berlin-based artist Miloš Trakilović. It shatters the maternal image into shards; it is a formal meditation on language / an inarticulate articulation / a pulsating digital womb / an interrogation of maternal self-annihilation and absorption in an Other. // Artist Homepage
     
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    HAIL MARYS
    presented by lunar
    Saturday, 30.07.2016, ACUD studio
    Doors: 20H
    Admission: 5€
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    TONIC 02: TYLER FRIEDMAN // MICHAEL YUME // NEINZER

    Sat 30.07 23:59 // CLUB NIGHT // CLUB
    TONIC 02: TYLER FRIEDMAN // MICHAEL YUME // NEINZER

    Tonic is back for round two! And so… continuing on our quest for detail oriented and hallucinogenic club music, we’ve invited two exceptional sonic innovators to lead us into the night…
     
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    TYLER FRIEDMAN
    MICHAEL YUME
    NEINZER

     
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    Our headline guest TYLER FRIEDMAN is a modular synthesizer wizard and has been releasing exquisite music on Swedish label Kontra Musik over the past 4 years. His last 4-track EP was an opus of eccentric cross-rhythms and soaring sonic deities. He has been invited to play internationally in Iceland, Sweden and Japan, and so it is a great honour to have him with us for Tonic. // Soundcloud
     

     
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    Continuing with the hallucinogenic vibe, we’ve invited the co-head of Yumé Records MICHAEL YUME over from London to join us. Michael Yumé has been signing artists to his label to high acclaim since 2013; artists such as Matt Karmil, Claus Voigtmann and Neinzer. He has formed a string of releases focusing on the trippy end of the club spectrum. His esteemed reputation as a selector has had him invited to play at Glastonbury festival, Fabric, Secret Garden Party, and even on legendary London radio station, Rinse FM.
     

     
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    Your Tonic resident and founder NEINZER will be closing the evening. Neinzer is releasing his next record on Yumé this month! The record, called The Beacon, has had a fantastic reception so far, getting support from DJ’s such as Four Tet, Ben UFO and even being mentioned in the Guardian by Nic Tasker. We like to see this installment of Tonic as its release party. Limited copies of The Beacon will be on sale on the night! // Soundcloud
     

     
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    TONIC 02: TYLER FRIEDMAN // MICHAEL YUME // NEINZER
    Saturday, 30.7.2016
    Doors: 23H59
    Admission: 6€
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    PHASE PATTERN 002: IAN WILLIAM CRAIG // CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS // DJ LAMIN FOFANA

    Wed 24.08 20:30 // CONCERT // CLUB
    PHASE PATTERN 002: IAN WILLIAM CRAIG // CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS // DJ LAMIN FOFANA

    Touted as Rolling Stone as “the year’s most exciting experimental composer,” Ian William Craig’s Basinski-esque tape symphonies, paired with his formal training as an opera singer, result in a combination that has been described as both sweeping and cathartic. This German debut concert will also feature a performance by Dial Records’ Christian Naujoks, for a very special set in ACUD’s outdoor backyard setting. DJing throughout the night will be NYC-via-Sierra Leone (and now Berlin-based) Lamin Fofana, who runs the Sci-Fi & Fantasy label and hosts a weekly show on Berlin Community Radio.
     
    Phase Pattern is a series of events presented by Acud Macht Neu which showcase the best in avant-garde and electronic music, both on the local and international stage.
     
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    IAN WILLIAM CRAIG [Fat Cat Records, CAN, Live]
    CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS [Dial Records, DE, Live]
    LAMIN FOFANA [Sci-Fi & Fantasy, US/DE]
     
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    Blending choral, ambient and noise influences together into his customised array of analogue tape decks, composer/vocalist IAN WILLIAM CRAIG moves you over shifting tectonic plates of operatic improvisations, fields of tape hiss, haunting pastoral melodies and billowing clouds of becoming. Centres, his latest album released on Fat Cat Records ‘130701’ imprint in the summer of 2016, is set to be his breakthrough record as the static rises to the surface.
     
    Praise for Craig has been widespread: “Craig’s presence as a vocalist is stately and precise, and as a songwriter, he has a penchant for sweeping, cathartic melodies. But beneath the ruinous landscapes of tape noise that seem to get deeper and darker with every release…” (Pitchfork); “To be both wildly experimental and fantastically listenable is a skill that precious few people possess” (The Guardian). He was recently touted by Rolling Stone as “the year’s most exciting experimental composer.” // BandcampInterviewPitchfork
     

     
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    After his manifold debut in 2009, followed by a second album “True Life / In Flames” with focus on the grand piano, Dial Records last year released CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS‘ third solo album WAVE, a dedication to one of the artist’s essential instruments: the electric guitar. Inspired by The Durutti Collumn, John Fahey, Vincent Gallo, Azalia Snail and David Grubbs, and many others, Christian Naujoks breaks the boundaries between songwriting and minimalism, folk music and contemporary art. This performance will be a special and unique set in ACUD’s backyard. // SoundcloudPitchfork
     

     
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    Brooklyn-via-Sierra Leone producer LAMIN FOFANA runs the label Sci-Fi & Fantasy, which has for the past four years put out brain-stretching electronic music by the likes of Lotic, techno group DUST, and more. He has held residencies at NYC’s Trans-Pecos and Bossa Nova Civic Club and is affiliated with pan-global music collective Dutty Artz. He also hosts a weekly radio show on Berlni Community Radio. // PitchforkThe Fader
     
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    PHASE PATTERN 002: IAN WILLIAM CRAIG // CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS // LAMIN FOFANA
    presented by acud macht neu
    Wednesday, 24.8.2016
    Doors: 20H30
    Admission: 8€
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    AURORA SANDER // ROSELINE RANNOCH // LINDA SPJUT

    Mon 29.08 19:00 // CONCERT, EXHIBITION // STUDIO
    AURORA SANDER // ROSELINE RANNOCH // LINDA SPJUT

    The project space SCHNEEEULE is invited to host an event during this years Project Space Festival. There will be humorous sculptural works by Aurora Sander, colourful glossy objects by Roseline Rannoch and Linda Spjut will be playing a concert. // SchneeeuleProject Space Festival
     
    The artist duo AURORA SANDER creates humorous sculptural works. Arrangements of different elements and materials that recollect design objects and props are surprisingly composed which coalesce into new relations of sense or senselesness. // Website
     
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    ROSELINE RANNOCH‘s objects made of silicon are ranging in between image and sculpture. Their variety of colour and glossy artificial materiality evoke aspects of physicalness, physical culture, fetish and clinical environments. // Website
     
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    Linda Spjut’s oeuvre includes the production of Music a well as performance and film. She will be playing a concert. // Website
     
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    AURORA SANDER // ROSELINE RANNOCH // LINDA SPJUT
    Monday, 29.8.2016
    Doors: 19H
    Admission: Free

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    NEVER WORK: DINNER // BETTER PERSON

    Thu 15.09 20:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    NEVER WORK: DINNER // BETTER PERSON

    NEVER WORK Vorteilswelt presents a sentimental yet experimental double feature with pop music’s finest ego-crooners Dinner and Better Person. With a new album called „Psychic Lovers“ (Captured Tracks) Anders Rhedin aka. Dinner returns to Berlin for this intimate performance at Acud Macht Neu. He is joined by Berlin-based new emotionalist Adam Byczkowski aka. Better Person.
     
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    DINNER [Captured Tracks]
    BETTER PERSON [Mansions & Millions]
     
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    DINNER is Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Dinner leads a nomadic existence, dividing his time between Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Berlin. So far, Dinner has 3 EPs and a guided hypnosis tape under his belt. This April sees the release of his debut album Psychic Lovers. “Dinner’s music is about parties. And women. Late nights and early mornings in strange cities. But mainly it’s about magic and the communion with spirits,” Dinner says. “It’s like sexual Christian rock, really. But with out all the Christianity.” Recorded in Copenhagen and LA, Dinner finished a version of Psychic Lovers after 4 months of intense work, but decided to scrap everything and start over. “One morning in LA, as I was meditating in the garden, I saw this mental image of saturated, distorted light. Inside this texture was this emotional longing. And I instantly knew that I had to start over. I had to put this mental image into sound. That this new music would be different from my previous music, somehow.” The reworking of the album took an additional 5 months. Whether the finished album lives up to Dinner’s vision only Dinner knows. Musically, the album exists in its own space between the 80’s, 90’s and the present. The songs are pop songs held together by somewhat idiosyncratic arrangements. Opener “Cool As Ice” sounds like the soundtrack to David Lynch directing Miami Vice with overdriven synthetic strings and an equally eerie and funky slap bass that slowly grow into a pop structure. “Turn Me On” invokes the feeling of Sade recorded on VHS fronted by Klaus Nomi’s baryton-possessed ghost, or a warped jingle from The Home Shopping Network. The song “Lie” has distinct Nico-esque undertones and John Cale-ish overtones wrapped in 80’s melancholy, while “Wake Up” and “The World” explore inverted 90’s Euro-pop. In the words of mix-engineer Filip Nicolic (Poolside), “The whole album sounds like Chimo Bayo produced by Marquis de Sade.” An even more concise definition of Dinner comes from label-mate Mac Demarco: “Great face, great body, great tunes.” // Youtube1Youtube2
     

     
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    With pomaded hair and a trench coat draped over his narrow shoulders, Adam Byczkowski aka BETTER PERSON is a promising candidate for senior class president at the school of new emotionalism. The Poland-born Berliner calls on 80s synthesizers and distorted drum machines to drench his youthful romanticism in style and revel in fragile emotional territory. The neo-dandy’s springtime melancholia is so impeccable, his vulnerabilities so blissfully enraptured, that we might assume irony plays at least a minor role in the whole affair. But who are we to say?—perhaps that’s exactly how it feels to find yourself in a spartan room on Pannierstraße at sunrise after a long night of transitory candle-lit bars and acquaintances. The Sean Nicholas Savage protegé delivered a bona fide internet hit with “Wake Up Tired”, and his first collection of songs, “It’s Only You”, appeared recently on the Berlin label Mansions & Millions. Byczkowski’s pieces of musical equipment are dreamcatchers in his bedroom, also soaking in all of waking life’s big feelings. That trademark Neukölln DIY stands firmly behind the singer’s seemingly untouchable facade, and contradictions like these are the most fascinating thing about the project: so young/so sensitive. So handsome/so lonely. This homemade glamour is as modest as it is larger-than-life, blurring the internet-controlled lines between appearing and really being. Which is the better person? All that I have is a sentiment. // Youtube
     

     
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    DINNER // BETTER PERSON
    presented by neverwork vorteilswelt
    Thursday, 15.09.2016, ACUD club
    Doors: 20H
    Admission: 10€ – RSVP
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