Tue 25.04 19:30 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
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.”
DI 25.4 // 19H30 // 12€
ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
hits soft, like warm water, and before you know it it is all around you
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Tue 25.04 20:00 // SCREENING, TALK // ACUD 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.
The filmmakers Florian Kläger, Tobias Adam will be present. The screening will be framed by a short Q&A moderated by Shanti Suki Osman.
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
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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