UPCOMING CLUB

    BODEGA // NEW FRIES

    Tue 29.05 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    BODEGA // NEW FRIES

    Powerline Agency and Shameless/Limitless are just gonna run to the Späti to grab a drink before confirming that yes, the word on the street is legit: Brooklyn based, Parquet Courts endorsed, serious rock unit BODEGA are, in fact, making their Berlin debut at ACUD Club on May 29th. Support comes from Toronto no wave doers New Fries. Tickets on sale now.
     
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    BODEGA [What’s Your Rupture?]
    Artrock from NYC
     

     
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    NEW FRIES
    Nowave from Toronto
     

     
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    DI 29.5 // 20H // 10-12€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    powerline agency + shameless/limitless present
    BODEGA // NEW FRIES
    berlin debut of the artrock outfit from nyc
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    ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER: DJ JAAKKO EINO KALEVI // WAQWAQ KINGDOM

    Wed 30.05 18:00 // OPENING // ACUD BACKYARD
    ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER: DJ JAAKKO EINO KALEVI // WAQWAQ KINGDOM

    ACUD MACHT NEU cordially invites you to the grand opening of ACUD Backyard Summer 2018. Welcome the best season of the year on May 30th with the master of summery vibes, Mr. Jaakko Eino Kalevi. And enjoy hypnotic tropical cyborg music by WaqWaq Kingdom.
     
    Plus special summer drinks at our new summer bar!
     
    LINE-UP
     
    DJ JAAKKO EINO KALEVI
    WAQWAQ KINGDOM [live]
     
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    18H Bar Opening
    19H Music
     
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    DJ JAAKKO EINO KALEVI
    Combining synth-pop, folk, funk, and psych-rock into trippy experimental pop, multi-instrumentalist Jaakko Eino Kalevi grew up in Jyväskylä, a city in central Finland. He began making music as a boy after discovering Dream Theater’s prog-metal and hip-hop, teaching himself how to play guitar and use beat-making software before exploring reggae, disco, techno, and more. Kalevi issued a string of releases reflecting his omnivorous musical taste, including 2010’s coldwave-inspired album Modern Life and 2013’s hazy, fittingly named Dreamzone EP. The following year, he released the disco homage Yin Yang Theatre, an EP on DJ Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space label. His 2015 self-titled album arrived via the Domino imprint Weird World.
    http://weirdworldrecordco.com/jek/
     
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    WAQWAQ KINGDOM
    Formed in 2015, the science ninja team WaqWaq Kingdom is running secret operations from their underground bases in Berlin and Leipzig. With their combined WaqWaq powers they set out to save the galaxy and re-chart sonic territory as we know it.
    http://jahtari.org/releases/waqwaq-kingdom-waqwaq-kingdom-ep/
     
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    Poster: Miro Denck
     
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    MI 30.5 // 18H // PWYC
    ACUD BACKYARD // GRAND OPENING
    ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER:
    DJ JAAKKO EINO KALEVI //
    WAQWAQ KINGDOM

    cool down in our backyard with music, drinks and much much more
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    NORTHERN RESONANCE: SARAH NEUFELD

    Fri 01.06 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    NORTHERN RESONANCE: SARAH NEUFELD

    A series featuring Canadian music, this edition with Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    SARAH NEUFELD
    …is a violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada. Best known as a member of Arcade Fire, she is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, and most recently as half of an exciting new duo with renowned saxophonist Colin Stetson.
     
    Neufeld began developing pieces for solo violin in a formal sense in 2011, though she has made improvisation and solo composition part of her process and practice since first picking up the instrument at a young age. Neufeld counts Bela Bartok, Steve Reich, Iva Bittova and Arthur Russell among the formative influences for her solo work, in tandem with an ear for the textures and sensibilities of contemporary electro-acoustic, avant-folk and indie rock music.
     
    Neufeld’s debut solo album “Hero Brother” was recorded in Berlin by pianist and producer Nils Frahm, with Neufeld’s performances captured in a number of locations with site-specific acoustics, including an abandoned geodesic dome, an underground parking garage, and the legendary Studio P4 orchestral recording hall at the broadcast complex of the former GDR.
    http://sarahneufeldmusic.com/
    https://sarahneufeld.bandcamp.com/

     
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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. It features a selection of Canadian artists and music-related film, to share the depth, scope, history and future of the nation’s rich music culture with the city of Berlin. Each edition is a reflection of Canada’s position on the world stage as a vital and active contributor to the arts. Curated by Shub Roy.
     
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    FR 1.6 // 20H
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    NORTHERN RESONANCE: SARAH NEUFELD
    a series featuring canadian music, this edition with arcade fire’s sarah neufeld
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    HERZSCHLAG: PARADOX SEQUENCE // WORDS AND ACTIONS // UNVEILED VIBES

    Sat 02.06 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    HERZSCHLAG: PARADOX SEQUENCE // WORDS AND ACTIONS // UNVEILED VIBES

    Herzschlag presents: A night of minimal wave, electronic post punk and retro-industrial frequencies.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    PARADOX SEQUENCE [Young & Cold Records, DE]
    WORDS AND ACTIONS [Detriti Records, IT]
    UNVEILED VIBES [DE]
    HANZEL, JAAKKO [DJs, Herzschlag]
     
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    PARADOX SEQUENCE
    … is a project by Sebastian W. Inspired by the sound of the early eighties and nineties, he sets socio-critical texts to music consistent minimalwave.
    https://youngandcold.de/paradox-sequenz/
    https://www.facebook.com/ParadoxSequenz/
    https://paradoxsequenz.bandcamp.com/releases

     
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    WORDS AND ACTIONS
    … is an electronic post punk project from Italy, now Berlin based, formed in 2010. Coldwave, old school ebm, synth-punk are the main influences. Turning-point of WAA production is the album “Pensieri di nessuno”, certainly the most personal and mature work of the singer and musician Davide Lace. In this album the gloominess of French coldwave meets the energy and minimalism of the German old school EBM and the charm of the Yugoslavian darkwave. The Italian lyrics give a further touch of exoticism and mistery. Borghesia, Malaria!, DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses but also the Italian CCCP are the main inspirations. Low-fi sounds, xerox graphics cassette tapes and VHS videos hold up the raw image of this project whose loyalty to 80s DIY underground post punk is undeniable.
    https://detritirecords.bandcamp.com/album/words-and-actions-pensieri-di-nessuno
     
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    UNVEILED VIBES
    … is a duo project based in Berlin embodying sensorial abstractions under a spectrum of retro-industrial frequencies.
    https://soundcloud.com/unveiledvibes/emotional-bond
     
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    SA 2.6 // 22H
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    herzschlag presents
    PARADOX SEQUENCE // WORDS AND ACTIONS // UNVEILED VIBES
    a night of minimal wave, electronic post punk and retro-industrial frequencies
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    BACKYARD SUMMER X AFRICAN BEATS & PIECES – ALL OF AFRICA: 54 COUNTRIES, 54 SONGS

    Wed 06.06 19:00 // DJ SET // ACUD BACKYARD
    BACKYARD SUMMER X AFRICAN BEATS & PIECES – ALL OF AFRICA: 54 COUNTRIES, 54 SONGS

    All curious music-lovers and intrepid sonic explorers are invited to join in this exciting race against time to cover the whole motherland continent in music in one single night! ACUD’s courtyard will provide a cosy setting for this geographico-musical quest, with food & drinks a plenty. Come with an open mind & leave with sore feet! Entry to the event is pay-what-you-can.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    DJ MIXANTHROPE [African Beats & Pieces, France]
     

     
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    ABOUT
     
    This shall be an interactive affair: dancers & listeners will be invited to randomly pick the countries themselves out of a bowl. A big map will display which country is currently being played, and which one is coming up next.
     
    Variety is the key to a healthy cultural diet, but just like with other continents, we tend to be over-flooded by the output of only a few African countries which dominate the market. Alas, the focus centers often around the same sources, whether its boutique vinyl reissue labels nerding out on their latest obsessions or corporate major companies pushing their newest mainstream hits.
     
    Looking for a break from the Nigerian-Ghanaian pop juggernauts? Interested in something other than the “good old” but also “same old” vintage stuff ? Ready for something different than the over-played Afro-House and Kuduro super-hits? Here is a rare chance to hear sounds and songs stemming from lesser-heard/never-heard African countries, all the while finding out where exactly these bad-ass tracks are coming from.
     
    Be it brand new or quite old, rural or urban, traditional or pop (or both), “organic” or electronic (or both), African Beats & Pieces DJ Mixanthropewill focus his selection on alternative artists that seldom get attention and airplay in clubs and on airwaves… with a slight tilt towards the unusual;)
     
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    African Beats & Pieces is a monthly event series at Monarch Berlindedicated to the music of Africa and its diaspora. With a special focus on contemporary and lesser-known artists, we strive to showcase the diversity of sounds and songs the continent has to offer, doing so through theme-specific parties involving passionate diggers & DJs.
     
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    MI 6.6 // 19-22H // PWYC
    ACUD BACKYARD // DJ SET
    BACKYARD SUMMER X AFRICAN BEATS & PIECES
    ALL OF AFRICA: 54 COUNTRIES, 54 SONGS

    join in this exciting race against time to cover the whole motherland continent in music
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018 OPENING PARTY

    Fri 08.06 20:00 // CONCERT, PERFORMANCE, OPENING // ACUD CLUB
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018 OPENING PARTY

    Torstraßen Festival 2018 kicks off with a full night of programming at ACUD Club, with festival veterans Neukölln Country Club inviting a wide range of #TSF18 players to guest with them, karaoke courtesy of local DIY publication 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.
     
    Forever starts now. Tickets 8€ at the door; no pre-sales.
     
    Neukölln Country Club’s special guests to be announced soon.
     
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    Torstraßen Festival 2018 is happening June 8-10 at various venues around Berlin Mitte. W/ AG Form // Andrea Belfi // CATNAPP // Colin Self // Countess Malaise // Cuntroaches // DENA // Ida Wenøe // Kaukolampi // KING AYISOBA // KLITCLIQUE // LIA LIA // Martha Rose // Saba Lou // Sean Nicholas Savage // Sequoyah Tiger // Tellavision & Derya Yildirim // Tianzhuo Chen // Tom Rogerson // Wilted Women and many more TBA.
     
    TSF Super Sunday: Alex Cameron, Lido Pimienta, Itaca is happening June 10 at Volksbühne Berlin.
     
    Tickets available now at http://www.torstrassenfestival.de/
     
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    Gefördert durch Musicboard Berlin
     
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    FR 8.6 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT + PARTY
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018 OPENING PARTY:
    NEUKÖLLN COUNTRY CLUB // TIANZHUO CHEN

    the one and only music festival kicks off with a full night of programming
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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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    ACUD STUDIO
     
    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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    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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