Di, 25. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 26. Februar Laurent Nicoud // Augment
Do, 27. Februar Osypov/Levi/Arutyunyan
Fr, 28. Februar ONA vol.13: Haberl/Santner/Pringle/Bogdanovic
Sa, 29. Februar Ehrlich & von Ballestrem Duo
So, 1. März Lined – the acoustic sessions
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Di, 25. Februar
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
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[sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
–> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten
Calling all songwriters!
Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!
Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present?
Join us for Donau115’s semi-regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.
Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.
“How do I get booked?”
Just show up // There is no pre-booking // Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked) // The first performer will begin at 20:00 // No soundcheck – so be ready: Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
“What can I play?”
This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
You may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
You are welcome to use our backline, which includes: piano // generic vocal microphones // small PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (NO RCA OR MINIJACK INPUTS, so if you need converters you’ll have to bring them.)
Donau115 is a wonderfully weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
Mi, 26. Februar
Laurent Nicoud // Augment
DOUBLE CONCERT at Donau115
Laurent Nicoud/Piano : presenting his album Outline
Recorded in June in 2018 in the studio of Shai Maestro in Brooklyn, Outline is an invitation to a journey. The journey that took composer Laurent Nicoud to New York. Musicians, friends, workers, strangers, they are all part of the process of this music. Starting with a deep melody in minor it goes step by step to a final major… Through all the twelve pieces for solo piano you can hear the echos of jazz, oriental touch, groove, impressionism and free improvisation.
Roman Rofalski (piano,Elektronics)
Jan Warncke (live visuals)
Unbeständige Digitalbilder treffen auf computergenerierte Ostinati, der digitale Pinsel trifft auf das verfremdete Klavier.
Die beiden Berliner Künstler Jan Warncke und Roman Rofalski verwirklichen hier einen Herzenswunsch in neuem Format: Rofalskis zeitgenössische Klangsynthesen, seine abstrakten Rhythmen und verfremdeten Klavierklänge verbinden sich assoziativ gelockert mit Warnckes Vorliebe für flimmernde Clips unterbewusster Gehirnregionen.
Ihre multiplen Persönlichkeiten lassen Rofalski und Warncke in ihrem zweiten Leben als Pianist des Jazz und der neuen Musik und als Psychiater und Psychotherapeut arbeiten.
Beide verbindet seit vielen Jahren und zahlreichen Projekten die gemeinsame Suche, die Schnittmengen zwischen freier Malerei und unterschiedlichsten Arten von Improvisierter Musik auszuloten. Nach Ihrer erfolgreichen Zusammenarbeit während der Produktion “So oder So”am Schauspielhaus Hannover verwirklichen Warncke und Rofalski nun Ihren Traum, der nicht von elektrischen Schafen handelt sondern davon, Ihren verquereren Assoziationen freien Lauf zu lassen und Ihren Kindheitstraumata eine Bühne zu bereiten.
Warnckes freie Malerei hat ihren Ursprung in zu viel verköstigten Chris Cunningham- Videos, Rofalskis versponnene Rhythmen und synthetische Klanglandschaften enthalten immer auch eine Prise Clubsound der 1990er. Ihre gemeinsame Reise ist eine Collage Ihrer höchst variantenreichen Betätigungsfelder, die unterschiedlichste Persönlichkeiten aufs Podium hebt:
So scheint es, als ob Karlheinz Stockhausen und Herbei Hancock auf der Mayday auflegen, während sie C.G. Jungs kollektives Unbewusstes und Jacques-Yves Cousteaus Welt ohne Sonne remixen.
Oder wie sagte einst H. P. Lovecraft: die größte Angst des Menschen ist die Angst vor dem Unbekannten. Zum Glück machen Warncke und Rofalski diese Reise nicht allein.
Do, 27. Februar
Igor Osypov – guitar
Yonatan Levi – bass
Ivars Arutyunyan – drums
– Igor Osypov
Igor’s original compositions not only draw inspiration from the Jazz idiom, but other genres such as Classical and Rock. Igor moved to Germany in 2012, to dive into Berlin vibrant jazz scene. He has attended prestigious Jazz Institute Berlin where he was studying with a renowned jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Among his other teachers were John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Kalle Kalima, Gerard Presencer, Geoffroy De Masure, Tino Derado, Guilherme Castro and Javier Reyes. During his studying Igor has also been awarded with Deutschlandstipendium and JIB-Jazz-Preis der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft 2015 (Bondarev/Osypov Quintet). Igor’s been playing concerts and taking part at festivals all over Europe both with his own band and as a sideman. He is not limited within the genres, but plays mostly jazz – although, all kinds of it.
Both his tunes and his playing tend to be really emotional and complex. The influences of highly raged musical interests made Igor’s music intellectually developed but still clear for all kinds of audience.
Shortly after arriving in Berlin, Igor founded his Quintet, featuring some of his favorite musicians from all over Europe and the USA. Since it’s inception, the Quintet has performed at festivals all around Europe including the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in Denmark, Burghausen Jazz Woche, HFM Jazz Preis, Xjazz Festival and Maggie Black’s Jazz Rub in Germany, Jazz nad Odra in Poland, Jazz Bez in Ukraine and Poland, Alfa Jazz Festival in Ukraine, Bergamo Jazz Festival in Italy, Jazz a Montauban in France and many others. Has worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Logan Richardson’s SHIFT, Nasheet Waits, Tech N9ne, Josh Ginsburg, Wanja Slavin, Greg Cohen and many others. In the summer of 2014, Igor Osypov recorded his debut CD with American saxophonist Logan Richardson, which came out in the spring of 2015 on Unit Records.
In spring of 2016 the second album entitled “Dream Delivery” came out on
For-Tune. In 2018 Igor became a member of Logan Richardson’s newest project “Blues People”. The self-titled album came out in the same year and received critical acclaim. It was named among top three jazz albums of the year by the NY Times.
In 2019 Igor was awarded with the prestigious Elsa-Neumann grant.
– Yonatan Levi was born in 1986 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where he displayed musical tendencies since infancy. He began classical guitar training at age 7 and finished his studies as a music major. At age 13 he was awarded a scholarship for classical stand up bass studies from the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. By age 16, after turning his attention to Jazz, Levi was playing with some of Israel’s Jazz greatest; Amos Hoffman, Amit Golan, Avishai Cohen and others. He was honored a full scholarship to the prestigious Berkeley College of Music.
In 2006 he moved to New York City and immersed himself in the New York Jazz world, playing alongside numerous celebrated musicians including Frank Wess, Ben Dixon, Eddie Henderson, Harry Whitaker, Killer (Ray Appleton), and Donald Harrison. He spent 10 years in New York City playing continuous gigs at the city’s legendary venues, collaborating with local and international musicians and becoming a fixture in the scene.
– Ivars Arutyunyan is a musician and drummer coming from a small and beautiful country near the shores of Baltic Sea – Latvia. It’s there where his first musical steps were made – singing at the age of 2 and moving on to studying classical piano at 6 and classical percussion at 14, which led to discovering the power and beauty of improvisation and playing drums. Ever since it has been a fully dedicated path which has led him to international success and opportunities to learn deeply about himself, different cultures and power of music.
Despite his young age, throughout the years, this energetic, dynamic, original and deeply sensitive drummer has had opportunities to perform and tour with many legends of jazz music as well different artists across the globe such as Greg Osby, Seamus Blake, Logan Richardson, Carsten Dahl, Tomas Franck, Jerry Bergonzi, Jesse van Ruller, Francesco Cafiso, Aaron Parks to name a few. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV broadcasts and with various ensembles he has played festivals, concerts in countries such as China, Tanzania, Greece, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Lichtenstein, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Poland, USA and the Baltic states. Different awards include internationally acclaimed contests like Jazz Hoeilaart (B Jazz), Getxo Jazz, Almeria Jazz Prize, RMC Scholarship, ‘Yamaha Drum Day′ etc. Ivars is graduate of Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and recipient of their scholarship give to him by Danish culture minister in 2014 for his achievements while living in Denmark. Today he’s performing and touring extensively and is one of the most sought after drummers coming from Baltic countries.
Fr, 28. Februar
ONA vol.13: Haberl/Santner/Pringle/Bogdanovic
ONA vol.13 featuring:
Andi Haberl – drums
Paul Santner – guitar/bass
Mark Pringle – piano
Mirna Bogdanovic – voice
Join us for a night of beautiful songs!
ONA is a Slavic word which translates as SHE. ONA is Mirna Bogdanovic from Slovenia and Olga Amelchenko from Russia, two Berlin-based musicians who met at the Jazz Institut and have been friends ever since. Both active in the Berlin jazz scene, a mutual inspiration led to the idea of sharing a monthly series at their favourite club in Berlin, Donau115. Every month one of them will perform with some of their favourite musicians, either with existing bands or brand new projects – and you never know, they might even play together sometimes.
Sa, 29. Februar
Ehrlich & von Ballestrem Duo
Der Saxophonist Markus Ehrlich und der Pianist Johannes von Ballestrem – beide Donau115-regulars seit vielen Jahren – präsentieren an diesem besonderen Abend ihren Blick auf einige ihrer liebsten Stücke im spannenden, wandelbaren und intimen Duo-Kontext.
So, 1. März
Lined – the acoustic sessions
Once a month, a selection of amazing musiscians perform a 30-45 min to blow the world away. The Lined Accoustic sessions are free and open to the public (But we will ask for donations to the artists), which is, of course, a great way to support our amazing musicians. If you want to play as well contact me and show me your music!
This a great event to form connections and create a big music family. Especially since a lot of Berlin people left their home countries. Feel free to be your twisted self!
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