30 November – 2 December 2016, 7.30pm-11pm
Back To The Future I-III
ACUD Studio, Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin
The Freie Szene in Berlin: if you’re reading this you’re probably part of it – be it as promoter, participating artist, regular or occasional part of the audience or who knows what; it’s a kind of scene where involved persons often play several roles at once. No matter how burned out, fucked up and gentrified: the city is still vibrant. Reflecting on the past, present and future will help us keep it like that, so we thank Mieke Bohl for organising this panel focused on the Mitte area – where rents are by the way sometimes cheaper than in Neukölln in the meanwhile, which is another issue you could reflect about and another reason to join the panel. N.B.: free entrance.
30 November 2016, 8pm
Wrekmeister Harmonies + Nadja
Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin
Godspeed You! Black Emperor works in mysterious ways, once more; the latest Occulto Night featured the artist who’s been doing their live visuals lately, while Wrekmeister Harmonies’ latest release features members of Godspeed such as Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin and vocals; and Timothy Herzog on drums. One of our favourite Berlin based music project, Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff’s Nadja, will be performing the opening set. Yes, let’s go.
3 December 2016, 10am-9pm
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin
You can’t attend this conference anymore, unless you’ve registered already a while ago, but there will be a live streaming you can make some time for at www.rosalux.de/livestream.
“How does the increasing use of algorithms change the rules of political thinking and action, of rulership, control and capitalism?” Well, I personally have a strong interest in all things algorithmic and smart city and life have been the talk of the town for a while. There’s something going on we should know more about and this looks like a very good chance.
4 December 2016, 4pm
Krachmittag – Erste Lichtenberger Noise-Matinee
La Remise, Magdalenenstr. 19, Haus 4, 10365 Berlin
You may have noticed I sometimes recommend to visit areas of the city that are not so hype (yet). What about Lichtenberg? And you may have heard about the matinee practice already. As the organiser of this one put it, much better than I could ever do: “zum Tatort ist alles wieder vorbei”. You go there on a Sunday afternoon, you have some cake and coffee, or beer if you’re up to it already, you see good experimental music performances, and you’re home early enough to have a good dinner and sleep long enough. The first episode of this new series will feature our partner-in-crime and good friend DuChamp. I’ll bring some Occulto copies for the distro table. See you there.