Latest Interviews

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    Shanti Suki and Dafne Della Dafne (Late Nights In Squat Bars)

    Late Nights In Squat Bars are Shanti Suki and Dafne Della Dafne. They started their Berlin-based indytronic performance duo in 2008, singing feminist, anti-racist electro pop songs throughout Germany and Europe. Their last studio album Clamp Down was released in 2015. Since 2013 they have been artistic directors of music and performance festivals (Restriction Restraint Rebirth 2013, Authorized Access 2014) as well ...

    On 1. June 2018 / By
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    Rabit

    Rabit is Houston producer, composer, DJ, and record label owner Eric Burton. Chiseling out a bold vision of sound since 2012 Burton has slowly worked his way to the forefront of an international group of artists seeking to create a fresh and uncompromising perspective on future dance music and the very fabric of the club landscape. Much like his contemporaries, Arca, Lotic ...

    On 1. June 2018 / By
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    Maike Zazie

    Maike Zazie is a pianist and a composer. Holder of magistra degrees in literature with highest honors from both the Humboldt Universität and Freie Universität of Berlin, she has also studied in Tübingen and Uppsala (Sweden). Influenced by this passion for both music and literature, she creates and performs unconventional piano compositions: operating at the crossroads of these two art forms, her ...

    On 25. May 2018 / By
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    Ketan Bhatti

    New music and groove – does it work and does it exist? Musical crossover artist Ketan Bhatti thinks so. On “Nodding Terms” he melds contemporary chamber music with current club music. To this end, the composer, drummer and producer invited the German-Icelandic Ensemble Adapter into his studio and involved his studio neighbours Paul Frick and Jan Brauer from Brandt Brauer Frick in ...

    On 25. May 2018 / By
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    Farahnaz Hatam

    Farahnaz Hatam was born and raised in Tehran, Iran.  She is a an experimental musician working with SuperCollider sound synthesis programming environment and also modular synthesisers.  She is interested in sound as sculptural material and as a medium in which ideas are communicated. She lives and works in Berlin where she co-founded N.K., Berlin’s legendary space for the avant-garde and non-mainstream culture.  ...

    On 25. May 2018 / By
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    Renu

    RENU is a BRLN and LNDN based artist, composer, producer, tabla-player, multi-percussionist. Originally a percussionist for multiple bands & genres – Grace Jones, State of Bengal, Fun_da_mental, Kevin Davy Jazz D’semble, MIKA, Alabama 3, Tunde Jegede – she started to produce her own music in the year of 2010. Fast forward some years, learning from percussion Masters in India, Brazil and Cuba, ...

    On 18. May 2018 / By
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    Verónica Mota

    Verónica Mota is a professional sound artist currently working in Berlin. Her works encompass analogue and digital synthesis, field recordings and Musique Concrète techniques, often displaying her proficiency at playing a variety of instruments. She has produced a large body of soundtrack work for Radio, film and performance, and, with Cubop & Espectra Negra, as a solo artist in her own right. Facts: 1. Death is unavoidable. ...

    On 18. May 2018 / By
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    Dapayk

    Dapayk is an alias for German musician, label owner and techno producer Niklas Worgt. He is one of the protagonists of Germany’s Minimal Techno scene. FACTS: 1: I’ve never watched a Harry Potter movie or read a Harry Potter book. 2: I never liked beer before I turned 30. 3: I can gold plate an antique picture frame. QUESTIONS: 1. What is ...

    On 18. May 2018 / By
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    Mieko Suzuki

    Mieko Suzuki is a DJ, sound artist and music curator based in Berlin. In her experimental DJ sets she creates unique sonic textures that mix drones and compressed beats with field recordings and spoken word. Suzuki manipulates her sound material in real time with feedback loops, scratches and a wide array of effects pedals. Her recent gigs incl. A L’ARME! Festival (Radialsystem ...

    On 18. May 2018 / By
  • Interview with

    Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman & William Fowler Collins

    On May 12, Raven Chacon will perform with two longtime collaborators at the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art. His first set features Laura Ortman, a Brooklyn based composer and musician, who brings her Apache roots to masterful performances on violin, Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, and keyboards. In the second set, Raven will perform together with William Fowler Collins, a composer ...

    On 11. May 2018 / By
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    Eric Chenaux

    While he has called Paris home for the past few years, Eric Chenaux was a fixture of DIY and experimental music in Toronto throughout the 1990s and 2000s, progressing from local postpunk legends Phleg Camp and Lifelikeweeds towards a highly distinctive technical and gestural mastery of amplified acoustic guitar. An intrepid explorer of free/improvised music, folkways, bent jazz, and sculptural sound, Chenaux ...

    On 11. May 2018 / By
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    Namgar

    Namgar is the name of singer Namgar Lhasaranova’s crossover project. Traditional Mongolian instruments such as the Yatag (a 13-string zither), the Chanza (a three-string lute) as well as electric bass and drums form the basis for Lhasaranova’s haunting singing voice, cunningly alternating between childlike and cyclopic registers. Her melodies and lyrics are inspired by songs and myths of the Buryats and discuss ...

    On 7. May 2018 / By
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    Frankie And The Witch Fingers

    West Coast screamers Frankie and the Witch Fingers trade on a tradition built up from the very fabric of psychedelic soul. Shot through with the same melted juke jitters that sent Doug Sahm, The 13th Floor Elevators and The Pretty Things scratching through the record needles of every child indebted to the vibrational cathedral, the L.A. crew comes barreling into 2017 with ...

    On 4. May 2018 / By
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    Atom TM

    FACTS: The Chinese of 3000 years ago were perhaps the earliest people to formalize odds and chance. The Greek philosophers discussed randomness at length, but only in non-quantitative forms. It was only in the 16th century that Italian mathematicians began to formalize the odds associated with various games of chance. The invention of the calculus had a positive impact on the formal ...

    On 30. April 2018 / By
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    The Space Lady

    Transmitting messages of peace and harmony, The Space Lady began her odyssey in the late 70s on the streets of Boston and San Francisco, playing versions of contemporary pop music with an accordion and dressed flamboyantly. Since then, she has invested in a Casio keyboard, complete with a phase shifter and headset mic, and continues to take popular song to otherworldly and ...

    On 26. April 2018 / By