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    MONOPHONIE w/ Phillip Sollmann

    MONOPHONIE is a happening composed by Phillip Sollmann, using selected Instruments by Harry Partch, selected Sonambient Sculptures by Harry Bertoia and the Double-Siren by Hermann von Helmholtz. Due to his output and particularly his constant and remarkable DJ presence, Phillip Sollmann (also known as Efdemin) is surely one of the most independent, versatile and inspiring characters in today’s scene. That’s as striking ...

    On 1. Februar 2017 / By
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    Aksak Maboul w/ Marc Hollander

    Marc Hollander is a Belgian musician, producer and creator of the independent record label, Crammed Discs. Hollander was a founding member of the Belgian avant-rock group Aksak Maboul in 1977, which released two albums, Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine (1977) and Un Peu de l’Âme des Bandits (1980). He joined Art Bears for their European tour in 1979, and was a ...

    On 1. Februar 2017 / By
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    The Swifter w/ Simon James Phillips

    The Swifter – a trio featuring Andrea Belfi (drums and percussion), BJNilsen (electronics) and Simon James Phillips (piano) – give careful attention to capturing the unique resonant acoustic offered by the airy, stone building, exhibiting the broad palate of aesthetic qualities the group are able to create. Subtly evolving sound worlds that evoke, at times, the loneliness within a ship’s hold; a ...

    On 25. Januar 2017 / By
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    LARAAJI

    New York-based LARAAJI began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Upon seeing him playing one night in Washington Square Park, Brian Eno invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series. Laraaij went onto release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, ...

    On 25. Januar 2017 / By
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    Robot Koch and Savannah Jo Lack

    ROBOT KOCH is an award winning producer/composer from Berlin, now living in Los Angeles. He released on labels like Monkeytown Records, Friends of Friends, Bpitch Control and Project Mooncircle. Koch`s unique sound of organic electronic music has been called “Wonderful and Strange“ by legendary John Peel of the BBC already 10 years ago.His cinematic music lends itself to picture and has been ...

    On 22. Januar 2017 / By
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    Luca D’Alberto

    Luca D’Alberto is a classical composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from the heart of Italy. His music is visceral with a life beyond itself, cinematic yet personal. 2017 sees the release of ‘Endless’, D’Alberto’s first recording for newly-formed, Berlin-based, neo-classical imprint 7K!. At its heart, ‘Endless’ is a blood and guts reimagining of what neo-classical can be, passionate and daring, music that jumps ...

    On 21. Januar 2017 / By
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    Bill Laurence

    Grammy Award winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance released his debut album Flint in 2014, and after going straight to No. 1 in the iTunes Jazz Charts, received international critical acclaim. His second album Swift was released on GroundUP Music in Spring 2015. Classically trained, Bill has worked as a professional pianist & keyboard player, composer, producer ...

    On 21. Januar 2017 / By
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    Miramode Orchestra w/ Ede

    The debut album “Restless City” by Miramode Orchestra announced the band as fans of both exploration and experimentation. Why break down barriers when you can simply soar over them – after all, they only exist in the mind. It is therefore no surprise that collaborations have already included not only a range of artists more at home in genres such as hip hop, ...

    On 21. Januar 2017 / By
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    Lake Felix

    LAKE FELIX is the highly optimistic name for an itchy-guitar-driven, bumpy try to turn the puddle of all the wayward, ugly creatures, that one can be, to a deep and clear watered lake of shiny little fishes. It’s the name of a berlin-based one-WOMAN-band, making sometimes more epic, sometimes more psychedelic-electronic colored folk-punk-rock, backed by loops of sounds, beats, guitar- and voicescapes ...

    On 18. Januar 2017 / By
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    Päfgens

    Päfgens is Jana Kočišová and Filip Drábek. Formed 2013 in Warsaw, based in Berlin since 2016. Being a couple long before they started to play and moved to Berlin, Jana and Filip formed Päfgens in Warsaw. Coming from Slovakia originally, they create fragile, yet sonically intense music, inspired by lo-fi approach, nomadic lifestyle and field recordings. Dreamy shoegaze meets subtile, almost whisperish vocals, ...

    On 18. Januar 2017 / By
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    Christopher Williams

    Christopher Williams (1981, San Diego) is a wayfarer on the body-mind continuum. His medium is music. He holds a B.A. from the University of California San Diego, where he studied under Charles Curtis, Chaya Czernowin, and Bertram Turetzky; and a PhD from the University of Leiden (NL), where his main advisors were Richard‎ Barrett and Marcel Cobussen. His native digial dissertation on ...

    On 5. Januar 2017 / By
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    BaBa ZuLa w/ Osman Murat Ertel

    Born in Istanbul in 1996, Baba ZuLa features founding members Levent Akman (spoons, percussions, machines, toys), Murat Ertel (electric saz and other stringed instruments, vocals, oscillators, theremin), as well as darbuka and percussion player Özgür Çakırlar, Periklis Tsoukalas (electric ud and vocal),   Melike Şahin on vocals. Baba ZuLa go to great lengths to provide their fans with a unique live show experience. ...

    On 3. Januar 2017 / By
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    Marta Zapparoli

    Marta Zapparoli is an Italian experimental sound artist, improviser, performer and musician. She works and lives in Berlin since 2007. Her music mainly consists in strongly narrative sonic pieces, that she builds using a wide variety of recording techniques. Although it could be qualified as abstract, Zapparoli’s music reveal an accurate sense of nativity. Her soundscapes, built using real-time tape manipulation and ...

    On 15. Dezember 2016 / By
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    JD Zazie

    Is an italian DJ, avant-turntablist and sound artist and curator based in Berlin. Coming from a DJ and radiophonic background JD Zazie has explored over the years different approaches of real-time manipulation on fixed recorded sound sources. Her live and recorded output works to redefine DJ and electroacoustic activities. As a solo performer, in small groups or large ensembles she moves in ...

    On 14. Dezember 2016 / By
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    Dressing Room Talks at LUFF Festival: Mats Lindström

    Our contributing writer, Angela Chambers had the pleasure to catch up with a few of the artists backstage at this year’s LUFF Festival in Lausanne where we had the chance to ask them a few more intimate questions about their music techniques and live setups. The director of the famous electronic music studio of Stockholm performs his piece ONE among an entanglement ...

    On 26. November 2016 / By