Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    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
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    Lost Few

    Lost Few is the audio-visul project of David Thomson, an experimental artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Lost Few’s debut double LP ‘Between the Silence’, to be released on Australian label Southern Lights in June 2019, showcase ambient techno, disturbed electronics, processed instrumentation and sub-bass experiments. Likened to a more rhythmic “music to play in the dark”, with Lost Few’s own sharp, dissonant ...

    On 24. May 2019 / By
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    Sequoyah Murray

    Sequoyah Murray is a 21 year old vocalist, musician and producer from Atlanta, Georgia. Writing deeply confessional lyrics and creating abstract textured song structures, Sequoyah is a product of his time, place and borderless generation, making music that is both wildly experimental and unforgettably accessible, his lyrics proudly recasting his vulnerabilities as strengths. His debut release, Penalties of Love, showcases one of ...

    On 24. May 2019 / By
  • Interview with

    Hachiku

    Hachiku, a.k.a Anika Ostendorf, 24, writes and produces dream pop with an avant garde twist from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting. Born in Detroit and raised in Osnabrück, Ostendorf can best be described as a global artist whose bedroom studios are perpetually changing. She formed her sound at 16 while on a road trip across the U.S. with her dog, Lexus, ...

    On 17. May 2019 / By
  • Interview with

    David Koch of Vsitor

    Vsitor’s music seamlessly moves between whisper-in-your-ear intimacy and super-nova-like magnitude. On the Berlin-based Swiss trio’s newest record ‘Keep On Running’ fragile guitar parts merge with the crackle of home-made electronics and warm beats thus building the base for a stunning female voice to take you into higher spheres. FACTS: 1: Switzerland is ranked 21 on the Global Gender Gap Report. Women only ...

    On 16. May 2019 / By
  • Interview with

    Blackthread

    A child of punk and noise, Pierre G. Desenfant, under the Blackthread monicker, pursues the multiple incantations of an immersive and inner quest, carved from the limbo of his own dreams, cinematographic miniatures where the intimacy of words and spoken word meets the chiseled luxury of analog machines. In his songs of a new century, Blackthread experiments with the precision of the ...

    On 16. May 2019 / By
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    Pieter de Graaf

    It can take a while for an artist to find their true calling. For Pieter de Graaf, he’s been searching since he sat next to his father, aged five, and watched him play the classics and the classical; the Beatles, the Stones, Chopin, Bach. As a teenager, he immersed himself in the world of jazz, dedicating hours to practice, and studying at ...

    On 10. May 2019 / By
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    Ludger Kisters

    Ludger Kisters studied composition in Weimar, Wellington, Zurich and Paris. His work focuses on sound and space, often combining instruments with computer generated sounds. He collaborated with internationally renowned performers like the Arditti quartet, Carin Levine and Staatskapelle Weimar. Around the world he recorded sounds of natural environments to create new compositions, i.e. sounds from river dolphins in the Amazon rainforest. Together ...

    On 3. May 2019 / By
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    Gwenifer Raymond

    Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading ...

    On 3. May 2019 / By
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    Dave Harrington Group

    Dave Harrington is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and DJ. Best known for his work with DARKSIDE and Nicolas Jaar, Harrington has carved out a space for himself at the intersection of improvisation and electronic music, where spontaneous and psychedelic music can feel equally at home in both techno and free jazz. He brings this freewheeling spirit to his DJ sets playing largely his ...

    On 3. May 2019 / By
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    Daniella Strasfogel

    Daniella Strasfogel is a violinist, violin teacher and performer in Berlin. Through her years of development as an artist, she has consistently sought to deepen her understanding of her body as a vessel for interpretation, through the instrument and the voice as well as through physicality of movement and gesture. Born and raised in New York City, she is a founding member ...

    On 26. April 2019 / By
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    Kaffe Matthews

    Kaffe Matthews is a pioneering music maker who works live with space, data, things, and place to make new electroacoustic composition. The physical experience of music for the maker and listener has always been central to her approach and to this end she has also invented some unique interfaces, the sonic armchair, the sonic bed and the sonic bike that not only ...

    On 25. April 2019 / By