Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Biliana Voutchkova

    Bulgarian violinist Biliana Voutchkova lives and works in Berlin as a soloist and with renowned ensembles such as Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Splitter Orchestra, Zeitkratzer, Ensemble Modern, Voutchkova/Thieke duo etc. She is a dynamic and thoroughly engaged performer/composer/improviser with truly personal musical language. Her work spans the widest possible range of music, sound and movement and her interests lead into various multi disciplinary ...

    On 17. August 2019 / By
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    Alexander Tucker

    Alexander Tucker employs music as a mode of psychic transportation. His collaged lyrics spin tales of parallel dimensions: dream-like landscapes near the end of perception, with scenes of cursed high-rises, giant speakers transmitting across the city, and unknown horrors at the bottom of the sea. ‘Guild of the Asbestos Weaver’, his eighth studio album and the follow up to 2018’s ‘Don’t Look ...

    On 9. August 2019 / By
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    Hilà Lahav

    Born 1985 in Zikhron Yaacov, Israel, Hilà Lahav is a poet and a musician. Since 2005, Hilà Lahav’s poetry has been published by literary magazines. Selections and individual poems were translated into Italian, English, Arabic, German, Slovak, Macedonian, Turkish, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Her debut poetry collection, Soul, was published in 2011. The poem Until the Morning – her second book of ...

    On 3. August 2019 / By
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    Yuko Araki

    Yuko Araki is a multi-instrumentalist composer based in Tokyo, Japan. She began playing piano as a child and, inspired by the hardcore and metal music she heard in her hometown rehearsal studios, she first joined a band as a teenager. Araki founded the neo-classical noise duo Concierto de la Familia in 2016, as well as playing drums in the Oriental dream-psych band ...

    On 2. August 2019 / By
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    Will Brooks of Anguish

    The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. This powerhouse, inter-generational offering and RareNoise Records debut brings together an unlikely gathering of members of the New Jersey-based experimental hip-hop group Dälek (rapper Will Brooks, guitarist-keyboardist Mike Mare), the Swedish free jazz group Fire! Orchestra ...

    On 31. July 2019 / By
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    Balance Crew

    Balance Crew is the DJ duo behind Sameheads’ infamous TWISTA parties. They only exist in order to amuse each other. Balance Crew’s individual and more worthy musical endeavours however, can be found under their existing monikers L. Zylberberg and dane close. Currently available on Google (and through clicking the hyperlinks). The duo plays Krake Festival’s closing club event at Griessmuehle, starting on ...

    On 12. July 2019 / By
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    Brendon Love from The Teskey Brothers

    The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, the band have received widespread acclaim for their gorgeous debut album Half Mile Harvest. A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with it’s melancholic, analogue tones. Written by all four ...

    On 12. July 2019 / By
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    Munsha

    Munsha is the alias of Daniela Lunelli, an Italian singer, cellist, sound designer, performer and music educator based in Berlin since 2014. Her double background, as an academic and as a performing musician, has created a style in which the rhythmic grit of rock music nestles and coexists in unconventional harmonic structures; concrete sounds merge into dark wave melodies; harmonic suspensions into ...

    On 5. July 2019 / By
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    Georg Nussbaumer

    Georg Nussbaumer is a composer, installation artist and creator of theatre and performance projects. His work includes multilayered operatic works, where installations and machines serve both as scenery and sound sources, operated by performers and musicians who follow precise scores – i.e. the 16-hour Wagner-periphrasis ‘Ringlandschaft mit Bierstrom’. Music, its history and impact and not least its generation is – interlaced with ...

    On 28. June 2019 / By
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    Umberto

    Umberto is an artist whose work is distinctly cinematic. Composer Matt Hill’s performances and delicate compositions taken together have the cumulative ability to surprise. Hill, whose Umberto moniker is an homage to director Umberto Lenzi, is an experienced and active film composer, most recently scoring the film All That We Destroy. In addition to film and commercial work, Umberto has released a ...

    On 21. June 2019 / By
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    Oliver Potratz

    Double bass player, composer and electric bass player Oliver Potratz was born in Hamburg, Germany. Since studying classical music and Jazz with John Hollenbeck and Greg Cohen at the Berlin Conservatory, he has played as a sideman and bandleader in over fifty countries and at various jazz festivals all over the globe and played classical solo concerts with several renowned German orchestras. ...

    On 7. June 2019 / By
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    Aliénor Dauchez

    Aliénor Dauchez is a visual artist, stage director and the artistic director of music theater company La Cage, which is based in Berlin and Paris. Making her debut as a director with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and later with Zafraan Ensemble, Il Profondo, Musikfabrik and Les Cris de Paris, Aliénor Dauchez has created music theater forms which integrate visual elements and involve musicians in ...

    On 31. May 2019 / By
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    Shimza

    Shimza, a totem figure within South Africa’s music scene and one of the leaders of house music in Africa, is now making global waves with a forthcoming Cadenza Records EP in July, and an impending release on Knee Deep In Sound. This Tembisa-born artist is one of Africa’s most celebrated musicians and is taking his infectious style of “afro-tech” music all over ...

    On 24. May 2019 / By
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    OKO

    OKO sing Bulgarian, Serbian, Bosnian, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Laz, Georgian and Turkish folk songs which carry messages that resonate equally here, today. They tell of something universal; something that OKO, as people, can identify with. OKO particularly love to work with songs that are sung from a female perspective, connecting their own experiences with stories from the past. The topics grow mostly ...

    On 24. May 2019 / By
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    Manos Tsangaris

    On five evenings, Manos Tsangaris, composer and director of the Music Section at the Akademie der Künste, is transforming the Akademie building on Hanseatenweg into a dense web of music theatre miniatures. winzig und der Elefant is the title of his playful work of music theatre, which uses contemporary station theatre to place listeners at the centre of a piece in which ...

    On 24. May 2019 / By