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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018

    Sat 09.06 14:00 // FESTIVAL // ACUD CLUB
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018

    Forever Torstraßen Festival. Torstraßen Festival Forever. Tip the 8 (as in eighth festival edition) on its side, and voilà: infinity.
     
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    Friday, June 8, 20:00 @ ACUD MACHT NEU
    Torstraßen Festival 2018 Opening Party featuring Neukolln Country Club + Guests, Karaoke courtesy of The Chop and a sneak peek at renowned artist Tianzhuo Chen’s installation (happening in collaboration with the curatorial collective Karma Ltd. Extended.) at the ACUD Galerie.
     
    Saturday, June 9, 14-24:00, 18/20€
    feat. AG Form, CATNAPP, Kaukolampi, KING AYISOBA, KLITCLIQUE, Saba Lou, Sean Nicholas Savage, Sequoyah Tiger, Tianzhou Chen, Wilted Women and many more to be announced at various venues around Mitte.
     
    Sunday, June 10, 19:00, 20€
    TSF Super Sunday featuring Alex Cameron, Lido Pimienta and Itaca at Volksbühne Berlin: TSF Super Sunday: Alex Cameron, Lido Pimienta, Itaca.
     
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    ACUD MACHT NEU / ACUD Galerie / Alt Berlin / Ballhaus Berlin / Gaststätte W. Prassnik / Grüner Salon / Kaffee Burger / Roter Salon / Z-Bar Berlin
     
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    More Info & Tickets: www.torstrassenfestival.de
     
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    Gefördert von Musicboard Berlin
     
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    SA 9.6 // 14H
    ACUD CLUB + STUDIO // FESTIVAL
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018: FOREVER
    the best festival in berlin brings you infinite good music
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018 - THE PARTY

    Sat 09.06 23:00 // CLUB NIGHT, AFTER PARTY // ACUD CLUB
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018 – THE PARTY

    Forever carries on into the night, with our annual Torstraßen Festival party at ACUD, this year featuring floors booked by Arab-Futurist label Arabstazy and Mitte fixture & global club trend watcher Daniel Haaksman.
     
    Tickets: 5/10€ with/without festival pass. No presales.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    ACUD STUDIO
     
    NURI – SHOUKA [think: African Tribal Futurism]
    METTANI & TROPIKAL CAMEL [live, think: Industrial Maghreb Bass Ritual]
    DEENA ABDELWAHED [DJ, Infiné // think: North African Ghetto Bass]
     
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    CIBELLE [live, Crammed Disks]
    JOWAA [Akwaaba Music]
    GHETTO VANESSA [DE, Equiknoxx Music]
    DANIEL HAAKSMAN [DE, Man Recordings]
     
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    Arabstazy, an artist collective founded in Tunis, will be celbrating the release of “Under Frustration“, a compilation which showcases their perspective on contemporary electronic music in the Arab world. Dance towards infinity to a new wave of North African and Middle Eastern futurist sounds!
     
    As Arabstazy state, the compilation “…stands for the diversity of this scene, and deconstructs the occidental perceptions that sees the Arab World as a culturally united and homogeneous entity. It is a manifesto for the burgeoning wave of post-revolution futurism.“
     
    “Under Frustration“ proposes an independent Arabic underground music scene that does not identify by a common aesthetic, genre, or musical style, but that rather searches for belonging and community in a joint struggle, in the frame of political, social and religious dictatorships, in a creative process that is born under frustration.
     
    Arabstazy’s floor will feature:
     
    NURI – SHOUKA
    A Copenhagen based producer and percussionist from Tunisia, Nuri is a rising star in the world of African futurism, mixing deep bass and organic percussion with polyrhythmic grooves.
     
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    METTANI & TROPIKAL CAMEL
    mettani is the solo project of Amine Metani, a French Tunisian electronic musician who is also the founder of the Arabstazy collective, as well as the artistic director of the Shouka label. In his music, mettani takes inspiration from North-African healing rituals, blending the dark and spiritual, the brutal and poetic, uneven polyrhythms and soulful melodies. Berlin based Tropikal Camel blends percussive electronic elements with a psychedelic edge – a sound connected to both the past and the future.
     
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    DEENA ABDELWAHED [DJ, Infiné // think: North African Ghetto Bass]
    Deena Abdelwahed’s approach to production starts with the question: “If the people who invented house and techno were Arab, and if they had grown up with Arab rhythms and instruments, what would it sound like? And how could Arabic culture sound in the future?” If you’re wondering the same, come find out!
     
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    “You know I also live on Torstraße?“ is how producer and label owner Daniel Haaksman applied to co-curate and host a stage at this year’s Torstraßenfestival – a true indicator of the global and hyperlocal nature of our happening.
     
    Since 2005 his label, Man Recordings, has brought dance sounds that emerged in the southern hemisphere, including Baile Funk, Kuduro and Reggaeton, to the global North. He isn’t currently searching for those sounds in Brazil or Angola, though. Instead, he’s working on a new album with international musicians in Berlin who operate on a similar sound spectrum.
     
    We are thrilled to have him present the following line-up in the ACUD Club:
     
    The artistic work of interdisciplinary, non-binary identifying, Sao Paolo/London/Berlin residing artist Cibelle spans a wide field, from melodic songs and conceptual works on identity to compositions exploring the deprogrammation of the self.
     
    JOWAA
    Minimal electronic sounds combined with afro rhythms. Detroit meets Kpanlogo. Or, simply, Jo Waa – which means „dance hard“ in the language of the Ga people of Accra.
     
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    GHETTO VANESSA
    We were slightly surprised to discover that Ghetto Vanessa is actually a young man named Sönke Oberschmidt who used to play the marimbaphone and lived in the Dominican Republic. He released his first EP on the label run by Jamaican dancehall crew Equiknoxx, and combines Carribbean inspired beats with experimental club music.
     
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    DANIEL HAAKSMAN
    In 2004, Daniel Haaksman began releasing the Brazilian „Funk Carioca“ in Europe and called the new sound that was exciting dancefloors worldwide „Baile Funk“. Since then, he has put out many different varieties of tropical bass on his label Man recordings, and combines those sounds from all over world in his DJ sets.
     
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    SA 9.6 // 23H // 5/10€
    ACUD CLUB + STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018: THE PARTY
    NURI – SHOUKA // METTANI & TROPIKAL CAMEL // DEENA ABDELWAHED // CIBELLE // JOWAA // GHETTO VANESSA // DANIEL HAAKSMAN

    the annual tsf party, this year with a special two-floor line-up booked by two music connaisseurs
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    DEAD LADIES SHOW: BETTINA VON ARNIM // HALIDE EDIP ADIVAR // ANNE LISTER

    Mon 11.06 19:30 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // ACUD STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW: BETTINA VON ARNIM // HALIDE EDIP ADIVAR // ANNE LISTER

    The DEAD LADIES SHOW is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds. Every two months, the show hosts three passionate cheerleaders of too-oft forgotten women, inviting its loyal audience into a sexy séance (of sorts) celebrating these impressive icons, turbulent lives, and deathless legacies.
     
    For our 17th show, we have three impressive women WRITERS to tell you about, all of whom did something else on the side: a Berlin salonnière, a political activist, and a fanatical journal-keeper and traveller. Brought to you by award-winning writer and translator ISABEL COLE, globetrotting journalist BINNUR CAVUSLU, and regular KATY DERBYSHIRE. All held together, of course, by your beloved co-host FLORIAN DUIJSENS. Expect surprises, shocks, inspiration, dedication, and perspiration – as we celebrate three women who lived totally different but equally impressive lives at the ACUD STUDIO on Monday, 11 June at 8 pm.
     
    Presented in a messy mixture of English and German. €5 or €3 reduced entry. Now generously supported by the Berliner Senat. Doors open 7:30 pm – come on time to get a good seat and a good drink!
     
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    BETTINA VON ARNIM
    … was a countess with a famous brother and a famous husband, but let’s not hold that against her. She fought the tyranny of conventions from an early age, falling out with Goethe and later writing a book of their fake “correspondence.” She composed songs, published dissident writing and also genuine correspondence, and hosted all the Romantic dudes at her salon. Presumably after her seven children went to bed. Bettina used to have her face on a banknote and once had a short-lived settlement in Texas named after her. Now there’s an ambition.
     
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    HALIDE EDIP ADIVAR
    … was a novelist, women’s rights campaigner, and activist alongside Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Her novels broke boundaries in Turkish literature, presenting a new type of woman with a mind of her own. She helped set up Turkey’s first feminist organization and gain women the right to divorce – and then she went ahead and left her first husband while she was at it. After a falling-out with the nationalists, she taught at universities in New York, Delhi, and Istanbul. Hadipe rather outdoes Bettina in death, what with having a crater on Venus in her name.
     
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    ANNE LISTER
    … was a philandering lesbian and writer of 24 volumes of diaries in pre-Victorian Yorkshire. She wooed and bedded various upper-class ladies in search of true love, or at least a wife who could keep her in comfort. She went against sartorial convention, too, wearing only black except when in the presence of royalty. Anne was a very adventurous traveller, fond of climbing mountains and attending balls in out-of-the-way places. Her travels took her all the way across Europe and along the frozen Volga to Tbilisi – in a carriage with a broken window. She has a mountain pass in the Pyrenees named after her, which is better than nothing.
     
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    MO 11.6 // 19H30 // 3-5€
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW:
    BETTINA VON ARNIM // HALIDE EDIP ADIVAR // ANNE LISTER

    celebrating three fabulous dead women
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    NORTHERN RESONANCE #6:  YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN

    Mon 11.06 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    NORTHERN RESONANCE #6: YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN

    Acud Macht Neu & Shameless/Limitless present:
     
    The next of edition of a series featuring Canadian music featuring the Toronto noh-wave psychedelic metal band Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN
    There’s a whole world contained within YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN. They’re a Noh-Wave prog collective, a black-and-white (and sometimes red) theatre company, an operatic psych cult, and the speculative prophets of humanity’s impending doom. Live, the band can be sprawling and theatrical or concise and visceral, filling the stage with noise, melody and cacophony. Similar to Sun Ra’s take on Afrofuturism, the band resist being pigeonholed into any one idea, sound or cultural perspective. Instead, they burst their references apart, creating something entirely new.
    https://www.yamantakasonictitan.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/ytstlabs/
    https://ytst.bandcamp.com/

     
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    + SUPPORT TBA
    + SHAMELESS/LIMITLESS DJ

     
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    This event is part of the Northern Resonance Canadian Music Series, presented by ACUD Macht Neu with support from the Botschaft Von Kanada. This concert presented in co-operation with Shameless/Limitless.
     
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    MO 11.6 // 20H // 10€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    acud macht neu & shameless limitless present
    NORTHERN RESONANCE #6:
    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN

    a series featuring canadian music, with the toronto noh-wave psychedelic metal band
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    AUXXX: ZINC & COPPER WIRED W/ ARNOLD DREYBLATT

    Tue 03.07 20:00 // CONCERT, CLUB NIGHT, TALK // ACUD CLUB
    AUXXX: ZINC & COPPER WIRED W/ ARNOLD DREYBLATT

    Following their sell out concerts at Maerz Musik and Berlin Jazzfest as well as their highly acclaimed recording of Ellen Arkbro’s “For Organ and Brass” in 2017, Zinc & Copper present the World Premiere of a new composition by Arnold Dreyblatt. This special programme includes a solo set by Dreyblatt, a public discussion and DJ sets from Phonosphere (Jens Strüver & Werner Durand).
     
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    LINE-UP
     
    ARNOLD DREYBLATT [double bass, composer]
    American media artist and composer. He is currently Professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design in Kiel. One of the second generation of New York minimal composers, Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and media art with Woody and Steina Vasulka.
    http://www.dreyblatt.net
     
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    ZINC & COPPER [Robin Hayward, Hilary Jeffery, Elena Kakaliagou]
    Founded by Robin Hayward in 2005 – this trio of horn, trombone and tuba has established itself as an innovative and pioneering Berlin ensemble. Recent collaborations have included World Premieres of pieces by Ellen Arkbro, Amir ElSaffar, Robin Hayward, CC Hennix, Hilary Jeffery, Simon Martin, Phill Niblock and Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag.
    http://www.zincandcopper.org
     
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    MORTEN J. OLSEN [percussion]
    Musician, composer and artist who has performed throughout Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia with MoHa!, Ultralyd, The Pitch and his latest collaboration NMO with Rubén Patiño.
    http://plus3db.net/artists/morten_olsen
     
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    WERNER DURAND [DJ, Phonosphere]
    Musician, composer and instrument inventor. Played in Arnold Dreyblatt’s Orchestra of Excited Strings in the 90s. He has worked closely with his partner Amelia Cuni for many years and his other collaborations include projects with David Moss, David Behrman, Henning Christiansen, Muslimgauze and David Toop.
    http://www.wernerdurand.com
     
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    JENS STRÜVER [DJ, Phonosphere]
    Jens has been active as a DJ since 1983 and belongs to the first generation of 4 on the floor DJs in germany. He shared DJ sets with people like Robert Hood, Jeff Mills and Felix da Housecat.
     
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    AUXXX
    … is a series established by Hilary Jeffery in 2006, specialising in unique events with an alchemistic flair.
     
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    Supported by the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V.
     
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    DI 3.7 // 20H // 10-15€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT + TALK + CLUB NIGHT
    AUXXX:
    ZINC & COPPER WIRED
    W/ ARNOLD DREYBLATT

    the world premiere of a new composition by minimal composer arnold dreyblatt
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