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    HAND HABITS

    Tue 25.04 19:30 // CONCERT // CLUB
    HAND HABITS

    Hand Habits ist das Projekt von Meg Duffy, Kevin Morbys beeindruckender Live-Gitarristin. Ihr Debüt-Album “Wildly Idle (Humble before the Void)” erschien im Februar 2017, und sie kommt zum ersten Mal mit ihrem Projekt nach Berlin.
     
    Kevin Morby schreibt über Hand Habits:
     
    “She has been putting her time in on the road and in the studio over the past two years with pacific northwest band Mega Bog, and the Kevin Morby Band, making an impression on everyone she comes across with her natural charisma and uncharted talent as a multi-instrumentalist. But let “Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)” be her open invitation to the world to step inside and take a much deeper look into who Duffy actually is. Tracked in an Upstate New York living room, then finished in her current home in Los Angeles it is appropriate that this album was recorded by Meg herself for Meg, who has an acute ear for detail, has touched every corner, has seen every vision til its end. Because of this, Wildly Idle feels incredibly intimate, like a secret between her and the listener. It hits soft, like warm water, and before you know it it is all around you a bath, and Megs whisper has made its way inside you. Like many bedroom-debuts before it (The Microphones, Jessica Pratt, Little Wings, Grouper) let this be the first of many to come, for Meg has music in her touch and this is only the beginning. But let us not look to the future now, but instead stand alongside her, our trust in her will, both humble before the void, with her first chorus as the mission statement; hold you like a flower, hold you like an hour glass.”
     

     
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    DI 25.4 // 19H30 // 12€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    puschen presents
    HAND HABITS
    hits soft, like warm water, and before you know it it is all around you
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    A STORY OF SAHEL SOUNDS

    Tue 25.04 20:00 // SCREENING, TALK // STUDIO
    A STORY OF SAHEL SOUNDS

    On the 25th of April, at ACUD Studio, Experimental Berlin are proud to present the Berlin premiere of A Story of Sahel Sounds, a German made documentary of the American (Portland to be exact) label Sahel Sounds which documents beautiful music from West Africa, especially the Sahel region, which borders to the Sahara desert and includes such countries as Niger and Sudan.
     
    Two of the filmmakers will be present to introduce their work and for a Q&A session/talk after.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Shot on three continents, this film provides an inside look at Christopher Kirkley’s project “Sahel Sounds” – a blog, record label and platform to explore arts and music of the Sahel region through non-traditional ethnographic fieldwork.
     
    We follow Chris from Portland to Niger, where he meets some of his long term collaborators as well as new artists. On a road trip from the capital to Agadez, the gateway to the Saharan desert, we witness stunning music performances along the way and after figuring out ridiculous Visa-workarounds, Mdou Moctar and his band set out on their very first European tour to excite audiences, while a hairdresser from Tahoua dreams of America, a place where cellphone recordings are pressed onto high-fidelity vinyl discs for the audience of the future.
     
    Not a strict portrait, nor a straight music documentary, a story of Sahel Sounds celebrates the wide range of musical performances of current artists from Niger, while leaving room to reflect on today’s role of ethnomusicology. Still held back by asymmetrical power differentials, but now backed up by an expanding globalism and new possibilities to claim their independence, artists try to reach for success – on stages and on cellphones. // Homepage
     

     
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    DI 25.4 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING+TALK
    experimental berlin presents
    A STORY OF SAHEL SOUNDS
    a documentary of the beautiful music from west africa, especially the sahel region, two of the filmmakers will be present
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    STATUS QUO VADIS? LAMIN FOFANA // IMARA LIMON // ROLANDO VASQUEZ // NICO ADOMAKO

    Thu 27.04 18:00 // TALK, BOOK LAUNCH // STUDIO
    STATUS QUO VADIS? LAMIN FOFANA // IMARA LIMON // ROLANDO VASQUEZ // NICO ADOMAKO

    In the context of their year long exhibition program “Untie to Tie – on colonial legacies and contemporary societies”, the ifa-Galerie Berlin invites to a panel discussion followed by a book launch party.
     
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    18H
    Panel discussion – Cultural producers from different disciplines such as visual arts, music, sociology, and arts management discuss their ideas and approaches regarding the issue of the so- called “global” in their respective fields.
     
    With
     
    LAMIN FOFANA [artist/producer] // Homepage
    IMARA LIMON [curator] // Homepage
    ROLANDO VASQUEZ [sociologist] // Homepage
     
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    21H
    Contemporary And (C&) Sternberg Press Book Launch Party with music by NICO ADOMAKO
     
    Contemporary And (C&), the Art magazine focusing on international art from African perspectives, is celebrating the launch of the (online) magazine’s first book to be published by Sternberg Press. Titled “I am built inside you,” the book is a compilation of twenty articles first published on C& during the last four years. The book’s point of departure is a conversation with the great South African artist Helen Sebidi, which was published in September 2016 in C&’s print issue #6 on occasion of the 32rd São Paulo Biennale “I am built inside you” marks the beginning of a proposed series, bringing together a selection of significant texts and interviews that are already now groundbreaking and play a crucial role in shaping the contemporary art canon.
     
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    CONTEMPORARY AND (C&)
    … is a dynamic space for the reflection on and linking together of ideas, discourse and information on contemporary art practice from diverse African perspectives. // Homepage
     
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    Image credit
     
    Detail of: EJ Hill, Surrendered (A Harrowing Descent), 2016. Acrylic, collage, and photo transfer on birch panel. Courtesy of the artist and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
     
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    DO 27.4 // 18H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK + BOOK LAUNCH
    ifa-galerie berlin presents:
    STATUS QUO VADIS?
    LAMIN FOFANA // IMARA LIMON // ROLANDO VASQUEZ // NICO ADOMAKO
    on cultural practices beyond “the global arts quota”
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    GROOVES FROM ANOTHER GALAXY: SOUND 8 ORCHESTRA // GRANDMARQUIS

    Thu 27.04 20:00 // CONCERT, RELEASE // CLUB
    GROOVES FROM ANOTHER GALAXY: SOUND 8 ORCHESTRA // GRANDMARQUIS

    Sound 8 Orchestra is back! After touring half of Europe the third album from multi-instrumentalist Matthias Wyder entitled “Grooves From Another Galaxy” is finally here! Together with drummer Rudi Fischerlehner, Wyder is skilfully fusing easy listening, low budget lounge music, retro-futuristic B-movie soundtracks and psychedelic electro into a sound somewhere between Lee Perry, Add N To X, Sun Ra and James Bond soundtracks. Live accompanied by Super 8 found-footage films projected on stage
     
    LINE-UP
     
    SOUND 8 ORCHESTRA [live]
    GRANDMARQUIS [live, Tip Top Boring Slide Show]
    LOBOTOMY [DJ]
    FOXY BOXER NO.1 [DJ]
     
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    DO 27.4 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD CLUB // RECORD RELEASE CONCERT + PARTY
    lichtspielklub presents
    GROOVES FROM ANOTHER GALAXY:
    SOUND 8 ORCHESTRA // GRANDMARQUIS
    fusing low budget lounge music, retro-futuristic B-movie soundtracks and psychedelic electro
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    Sat 29.04 0:00 // EXHIBITION, EXHIBITION OPENING // GALLERY
    FEMINIST LAND ART RETREAT

    FEMINIST LAND ART RETREAT
     
    OPENING: FRI, 28. APRIL 2017, 7 – 10 PM
    Followed by an after party at ACUD Club
    EXHIBITION: 29. APRIL – 25. MAY 2017
     
    Feminist Land Art Retreat

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    CINDY LEE

    Sat 29.04 20:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    CINDY LEE

    Cindy Lee ist das Projekt von Patrick Flegel, ex-Sänger/Gitarrist von Women (aus den später u.a. Viet Cong und Preoccupations hervorgingen). Zum ersten Mal in Berlin!
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Describing a world of beauty, escape, sorrow, loss and catharsis usually needs a strong leap of faith and when it comes to music such a feat is almost impossible, modern day consumption is pulling us by the throats and we don’t have time to surrender, we don’t have time to let the fog, the mystery, the universal shine seek into our eyes and creep into our minds. There are exceptions, Cindy Lee is one of them, a rare all-in lifer, flickering candle.
     
    Maple Death Records is beyond honored to team up with Superior Viaduct in presenting Cindy Lee’s Malenkost, the first LP in a series of reissues (plus forthcoming new music) dedicated to one of our most cherished artists of the last decade. For the insiders, we can only use an analogy to describe the feeling CL’s music conveys: pull out your Swell Maps Lp’s, forget the genre, listen to the exact moment, the exact sequence when Blenheim Shots turns into Raining In My Room. Those 30 seconds, that is what we are talking about, that sensation, that abandoned bliss. Patrick Flegel aka Cindy Lee has been turning in those sequences for the best part of the last decade, from his years as singer/guitarist in Canadian cult band Women, to his brief stint as Androgynous Mind, everything has been building up to this moment. For the past 4 years Cindy Lee has been meticulously crafting her pure universe of no wave, doo-wop, noise, Matsumoto visions and psychedelic shimmer untouched and unaffected by external hands. Music so far has been released and carefully dispatched via CL’s own label and website CCQSK Enterprises, selling out as quickly as people could connect and fine-tune their souls.
     
    Malenkost originally released on Vancouver’s Isolated Now Waves is presented on wax for the first time with the additional song A Message From The Aching Sky, a rock’n’roll number capable of channeling Velvet Underground’s Matrix tapes with the sunshine elegance of Skeeter Davis and 60s girl groups; Claim Of Vanity painstakingly sublime interplay of falsetto/baritone reveals the mesmerizing ability to link Kevin Ayers, Roy Orbison & Grace Slick. Always Lovers is an eerie, honey-sucking tearjerker from a lost Brenda Lee desert island record and album opener No Worth No Cost, is an abrasive noise melodramatic Siltbreeze submarine plunging effortlessly through evaluations about power and value assignment.
     
    It’s up to you to decide where the mystery starts and ends, Cindy Lee will be there: she’s on stage, watching you eye to eye, lips to lips, elegance and poise, dissonance and lace, connecting on a primordial level with music that simply floats, lifts and carries any heartbreaking restless being. It’s nothing or… it’s everything.
     

     
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    SA 29.4 // 20H // 10€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    puschen, m:soundtrack & shameless/limitless present
    CINDY LEE
    the berlin debut of the new project by patrick flegel (women)
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    Sun 30.04 21:00 // CLUB NIGHT // CLUB
    CORP. SHOWCASE: ADMINA // CHLORYS // NENE HATUN

    Nene Hatun invites Rumanian female dj collective Corp.
     
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    ADMINA
     

     
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    CHLORYS
     

     
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    NENE HATUN
     

     
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    SO 30.4 // 21H // GUESTLIST
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    CORP. SHOWCASE:
    ADMINA // CHLORYS // NENE HATUN

    nene hatun invites rumanian female dj collective corp.

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    UNDER THE WALLPAPER

    Wed 03.05 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    UNDER THE WALLPAPER

    An ecclectic programme of short films and video art on the theme of ‘home’, and it’s long, uncomfortably close and uneasy relationship to women.
     
    Including the influential 1943 Maya Deren film, ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’.
     
    A house of women relive age-old tales of love, loss and rage / A ghostly choreography of domestic objects, bathed in pastel screensaver lights / In the aftermath of a face transplant, a patient comes to terms with being more-than-one / A woman of priviledge feels her walls closing in / A knife cuts through the psychological and the domestic, in dream-like states
     
    Including films from the brilliant:
     
    MAYA DEREN
    JANICZA BRAVO
    ERIN VASSILOPOULOS
    BENJAMIN RAMIREZ PEREZ
    THEO ADAMS COMPANY
     
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    Originally curated by LUNAR for the Arctic Moving-Image and Film Festival.
     
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    MI 3.5 // 19H30 // 5€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    UNDER THE WALLPAPER
    an ecclectic programme of short films and video art on the theme of ‘home’, and it’s long, uncomfortably close and uneasy relationship to women.
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    SKY WALKING #1: HESPER // SCHLUSS

    Thu 04.05 21:00 // CONCERT, CLUB NIGHT // CLUB
    SKY WALKING #1: HESPER // SCHLUSS

    SKY WALKING presents a first label night at ACUD. The NYC based formation HESPER aka EVE ESSEX & JAMES K will play live on stage after a first appearance on the recent PAN compilation. SCHLUSS is the GOLDEN PUDEL CLUB affiliated duo Eric Falconnier (GEBROCHENE BEINE) and Joachim Schütz, known for collaborations with Ellen Fullman, Konrad Sprenger and Arnodl Dreyblatt. SKY WALKING aka CHRISTIAN NAUJOKS, LAWRENCE and RVDS will provide a selection of bizarre and delicate music on the decks & effects.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    HESPER [JAMES K & EVE ESSEX, She Rocks, NYC]
    SCHLUSS [Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg]
    SKY WALKING DJ TEAM
     
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    ABOUT
     
    HESPER [She Rocks, NYC]
    The NYC based duo HESPER aka James K and Eve Essex appears on the recent PAN compilation
     

     
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    SCHLUSS [Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg]
    Hamburgs Golden Pudel Club improved formation aka Eric Falconnier (Gebrochene Beine) and Joachim Schütz (known for collaborations with Ellen Fullman, Konrad Sprenger)
     

     
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    SKY WALKING DJ TEAM
    aka Christian Naujoks, Lawrence, RVDS play a selection of bizarre and delicate music. // Soundcloud
     
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    DO 4.5 // 21H // 10€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT+CLUB NIGHT
    dial rec. presents
    SKY WALKING #1:
    HESPER // SCHLUSS // SKY WALKING DJ TEAM
    the first label night featuring a selection of bizarre and delicate music
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    RUDE FESTIVAL 2017

    Sat 06.05 16:00 // FESTIVAL // CLUB
    RUDE FESTIVAL 2017

    RUDE FESTIVAL is a one day allround fun event, including awsome workshops, installations, musicians and people in general. We focus on new ways of communication without words, stereotypes, or any language & nonesense. Let’s overcome the old! Our mission is to bring back affordable shows, dig out unique artists and to get people from different scenes and places together in one spot. Welcome to the future. // Homepage
     
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    LIVE
     
    DEECH
    … is a nickname of electronic musician/DJ coming all the way from Minsk, Belarus for Rude Festival. He started making music in 2006. Since then he made a lot of solo tracks and collaborations moving between such genres as bass, beats, juke, dubstep, etc. His debut EP Urnite was released on Slugabeds label Activia Benz.
     

     
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    SILKERSOFT
    Known for producing outstanding artists, such as Zugezogen Maskulin, Casper & more, Silkersoft been extremely active under the radar, featuring his solo music on London based Label Activia Benz, Weird Kids Compilations, remixing great Friends like “Henrik the Artist” & working on scoring independent video games like “Accounting” (by that Rick & Morty Dude!) meet Silkersoft.
     

     
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    HEIMER
    … is Berlin based producer and digital fun pal. With equal footing in Hip Hop, Electronic, and Pop, his work bridges countless genres like Grime, Skweee, Bass, Footwork, Jazz & Soul. Sounds collide and blend into a distinctive kaleidoscope, striking a balance between joyful, intricate compositions & bold, colorful melodies.
     

     
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    TICKLISH
    90s RnB, thumping kicks, gritty snares and a roaring club. Those are the key elements that Ticklish released with his long anticipated Romantic Footwork EP on german high-profile label Live From Earth including a feature by Austrian man of the hour Yung Hurn. He creates atmospheric love songs with the right touch of energy, that work equally well in the bedroom as in the club.
     

     
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    WORKSHOPS
     
    DADA MACHINES
    … lets you compose the sounds of the world around you into a unique sound creation. Whether you are a professional producer or curious noisemaker, you can use the modular automat tookit to use your environment to create. The simple plug and play design creates a malleable toolkit thats simple to set up and offers endless possibilities. // Homepage
     
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    SA 6.5 // 16H
    ACUD CLUB // FESTIVAL
    RUDE FESTIVAL 2017:
    DEECH // SILKERSOFT // HEIMER // TICKLISH
    new ways of communication without words, stereotypes, or any language & nonesense. let’s overcome the old!
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