Sarracenia

Tall and slender, elegantly veined and often brightly coloured, Sarracenia is a personal favourite of mine – in front of a good selection of specimens I really have to control myself or I would buy them all. There are currently...

Playlist #25 (3-6 November)

3-5 November 2016 STATE Festival Opening at Naturkundenmuseum, Festival at Kühlhaus, Luckenwalder Str. 3, 10963 Berlin The time has come for the second edition of STATE Festival, the interdisciplinary science festival directed by Christian Rauch and curated by a team...

His Master’s Voice

When we do science, it is because we believe to succeed. To do so, we blind ourselves to the possibility of failure. This might sound surprising – isn’t it, after all, a requirement of good science to endlessly avoid to...

Playlist #24 (13-15 Oct)

13 October 2016, 8.30pm Alphawave #11: Caroline Tallone / Lan Cao and PNYX SPEKTRUM, Bürknerstr 12, 12047 Berlin Well well, this playlist needs this added on top! Times is running so fast and the 11th Alphawave is coming already, tonite!...

Il cinema ritrovato 2016

If you’re into silent films, or you have ever lived in Bologna, you’ve probably heard of Il Cinema Ritrovato – the festival devoted to film archives and their content: great classics and forgotten gems, obscure fragments and lots of surprises....

Playlist #23 (17- 20 Aug)

17 August 2016, 7.30pm Zzession #11 Humboldthain Club, Hochstraße 46, 13357 Berlin An every-other-month series of improvised music evenings – starting point is electronic with a tendency to involve acoustic instruments and cross different genres. Today I am tired and...

Dionaea

“I should note that in those days, professor Bulwer was teaching his students about the dreadful methods of carnivorous plants” an intertitle warns us, in gothic lettering on a green-tinted background “one viewed with horror the mysterious workings of nature”....

Playlist #22 (3-7 Aug)

4 August 2016, 8pm Caterina Barbieri / Adam Asnan / Carlo Maria West Germany, Skalitzerstr. 133, 10999 Berlin Caterina is a talented electronic music composer and performer from Italy. She recently moved to Berlin and I confess I wanted to...

Playlist #21 (15-19 Jun)

16 June 2016, 10pm GRAND JETÉ w/ Magda, La Fraicheur and Frank D’Arpino OHM, Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin Here comes the new Grand Jeté season: Big and small names sharing the same desk in a not-too-big and friendly venue,...

Heliamphora

“Monsters from the dawn of man’s existence might still roam these heights unchallenged, imprisoned and protected by unscalable cliffs”(1) wrote British explorer Percy H. Fawcett about his expedition to Venezuela in 1911 and the effect his tales had on the...