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Monthly Archive: February 2020

DIESE WOCHE: 25. FEBRUAR – 1. MÄRZ 2020


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 //


///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
[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.)

“Anything else?”
Donau115 is a wonderfully weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?
info@donau115.de
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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.

https://qftf.bandcamp.com/album/laurent-nicoud-outline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE8YuVs-ZKU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d25Kj4pElg0

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Augment
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.

www.romanrofalski.com

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Do, 27. Februar
Osypov/Levi/Arutyunyan
Donau115's photo.
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.

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Fr, 28. Februar
ONA vol.13: Haberl/Santner/Pringle/Bogdanovic
Donau115's photo.
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.

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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.

Markus Ehrlich – Saxophon
www.markusehrlich.com
Johannes von Ballestrem – Piano
www.johannesballestrem.de

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So, 1. März
Lined – the acoustic sessions

doors: 18:00pm
show: 19:00pm

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!

Who is playing?
Tales of the Moon
William Chee-Awai
Sector5-Band
– Elise Valerie

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 3. März Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Do, 5. März Sk#11: triangles, riot-folk, glacial electronica

Fr, 6. März Blaer
Sa, 7. März The EarElephants

DIESE WOCHE: 18.-22. FEBRUAR 2020


Di, 18. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 19. Februar Stereo Heart
Do, 20. Februar
Bruchgold & Koralle
Fr, 21. Februar Practically Married #24: Magical Realism
Sa, 22. Februar Kayan Project

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Di, 18. Februar
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //


///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
[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.)

“Anything else?”
Donau115 is a wonderfully weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?
info@donau115.de
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Mi, 19. Februar
Stereo Heart

"Pic Dovile Sermokas"
>>Stereo Heart<<
Fabiana Striffler – violine (DE)
Greg Cohen – bass (USA)
Guest: Johannes von Ballestrem – piano (DE)

The Duo was born in 2010 and the two have maintained a musical collaboration and a close friendship ever since their arrival in Berlin.
Guest that night will be the wonderful pianist Johannes von Ballestrem.

»Von Ballestrem ist ein ebenso subversiver wie verschmitzer Schöngeist, der zwar dem Charme des Jazz verpflichtet ist, aber auch immer nach Perspektiven und Horizonten sucht, daraus auszubrechen.«
(Jazzthing)

This will be the XIIIth night of their concert series “STEREO HEART” at their beloved Donau115.
www.fabianastriffler.com
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Cohen

From august 8th – 15th there will be a
>Artistic Music Improvisation Workshop In Tuscany<
For string players on a semiprofessional and professional level.
If you are interested get more information here:
http://www.artful-music-improv.com/

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Do, 20. Februar
Bruchgold & Koralle
Donau115's photo.
Johannes Schleiermacher: flute, tenor & baritone sax, modular synth
Jörg Hochapfel: piano, electric guitar, melodica, composition
James Banner: double bass
Max Andrzejewski: drums, glockenspiel

Berlin-Premiere!
Das exzentrisch-schöne Quartett “Bruchgold & Koralle“ spielt die abenteuerlichen Stücke von Jörg Hochapfel (Andromeda Mega Express 0rchestra, 0nom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers, Hunger, Palais D’Amour), schafft dabei den – eigentlich ja selbstverständlichen – Spagat zwischen Melancholie und Humor und irrlichtert kolibrihaft und auf vielleicht bisher unerhörte Weise zwischen altem Jazz, halbseidenen Exotica, abstrakter Improvisation und seltsamen, aber unverschämt eingängigen Melodien hin und her.

and in english:
Berlin-Premiere!
The beautifully eccentric quartet plays Jörg Hochapfel’s adventurous compositions, effortlessly managing the balance between melancholia and humour, and oscillating kolibri-like and in a somehow yet unheard way between old Jazz, shady Exotica, abstract improvisations and strange, yet impertinently catchy melodies. )

www.joerghochapfel.com

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Fr, 21. Februar
Practically Married #24: Magical Realism

Declan Forde
– Piano

James Banner – Double Bass
+
Tobias Delius – Saxophone/Clarinet
Fermín Merlo- DrumsJames and Declan have been ‘Practically Married’ since April 2015, a name proudly awarded to them due to their ability to spend time together almost every day with only minor frustrations, and the fact that they play almost every concert together.

Since 2015 they have collaborated with Vilde&Inga, Tobias Delius, John Hollenbeck, Max Andrzejewski, João Lopes Pereira, Eric Vaughn and many more, and have become a regular fixture on the Berlin swing dance scene, performing with Ugo Alunni and The Good Old Good Ones. They also perform as part of other acts including the award-winning Rachel Sermanni and James Banner’s USINE, and have performed sold out shows at Spiegesaal and Konzerthaus Berlin (with Fabiana Striffler and Mirna Bogdanovic) and Leeds Jazz Festival in 2018. Upcoming releases are planned for 2019 with Jordan Dinsdale & Will Howard (UK), as well as Toby Delius & Max Andrzejewski playing the music of Herbie Nichols.

https://jamesbanner.com/practicallymarried/
Practically Married + João Lopes Pereira – Circus is available on Bandcamp.
https://practicallymarried.bandcamp.com/releases

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Sa, 22. Februar
Kayan Project


Eden Cami – Vocals
Or Rozenfeld – Double bass
Wassim Mukdad – Oud
Borys Slowikowski – Percussion

KAYAN project performs Arabic & Hebrew folk music in modern arrangements with improvisational elements. It is the first project to bring a new, full and authentic sound from the Levant.

Out of Berlin’s bustling music scene comes the unique and authentic sound of Kayan, a group dedicated to folk music from the Levant, combining jazz elements and singing in languages that rarely come together in a positive context: Arabic and Hebrew. Drawing from sources from all over the Middle East, the quartet around lead singer Eden Cami transcends borders and language barriers. Adding improvisation and own compositions, Kayan creates a fascinating and emotional vibe on stage, reuniting two sister languages and musical traditions of both Arab and Jewish roots. In times of tension and conflict it is a daringly positive approach that recalls what unites rather than divides us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iEu92Bdt_M&list=PLor-AyJToyUImhnQr6SVdno4bMYHttw_j
https://www.kayanproject.com/

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

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

DIESE WOCHE: 11.-16. FEBRUAR


Di, 11. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 12. Februar Dramaking
Do, 13. Februar
Televangelista Extravaganza
Fr, 14. Februar Witold: Kalima/Kempendorff/Baumgärtner
Sa, 15. Februar Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig
So, 16. Februar How sad, how lovely

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Di, 11. Februar
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //


///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
[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.)

“Anything else?”
Donau115 is a wonderfully weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?
info@donau115.de
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Mi, 12. Februar
Dramaking

Donau115's photo.
DRAMAKING
Dan Freeman – Voc, Sax, Keys
Wanja Slavin – Sax, Keys
Roman Klobe – Git, Bass
Leif Berger – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Hg9PggvCw

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Do, 13. Februar
Televangelista Extravaganza

Televangelista Extravaganza (How to get inspired from the most shameless) w Tanrikulu/Braun/Henkelhausen/Dornbusch/Dyberg

Cansu Tanrikulu (voc, efx, comp)
Mia Dyberg (sax)
Arne Braun (g)
Felix Henkelhausen (db)
Philip Dornbusch (dr)

Cansu Tanrikulu composed an avant-garde “televangelist” performance of her own heavily inspired from the infamous Robert Tilton, a self proclaimed “speaker of God’s word” with a unique approach to tv-preaching. Why is this happening? Well, the idea is to take one of the most shameless characters of TV and turn him into a musical muse by ridiculing the aggressive aesthetic and the content he claims ownership to as a preacher and also… why not?
The music includes fresh originals and anything from deconstructed Gospel songs, beats from Boredoms to transcribed prayers of Tilton.
Part of the performance will be improvising with the “confessions” and “wishes” of the audience written on pieces of “sacred” paper distributed before the concert.
Come join the communion you lovely people!
Kobasatataa!!

Tilton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm-Rf-f5zw4&t=19s

Tanrikulu:
www.aysecansutanrikulu.com

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Fr, 14. Februar
Witold: Kalima/Kempendorff/Baumgärtner

WITOLD ist ein brandneues Trio um Kalle Kalima – Gitarre, Uli Kempendorff Tenor Sax / Bariton Sax / Bassklarinette und Moritz Baumgärtner – Drums. Zu einer Session im Sommer 2019 brachte Kalle eine Bearbeitung für Gitarre von Witold Lutoslawskis „Melodie Ludowe“ (Folk Melodies) mit. Lutoslawski, einer der größten europäischen Komponisten des 20. Jahrhunderts, schrieb diese Lieder kurz nach dem 2. Weltkrieg als „funktionale Musik“, um seine Familie zu ernähren. Die Mischung aus naiven Melodien, krummen folkigen Formen und Lutoslawskis teils wunderschönen, teils kryptischen und dichten Harmonien, bietet genau das richtige Ausgangsmaterial für Improvisation und Triokonversationen mit einem unsichtbaren vierten Mann, irgendwo zwischen Jimmy Giuffres Trios und Tim Berne.

http://ulikempendorff.de
http://kallekalima.com
http://moritzbaumgaertner.de

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Sa, 15. Februar
Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig

Mathias Ruppnig's photo.
Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig

Tino Derado – piano
Josh Ginsburg – bass
Mathias Ruppnig – drums

Donau Conversations is a monthly concert series presented by Berlin-based drummer Mathias Ruppnig. Each event will feature groups of varying styles and personnel, performing jazz standards, original music or free improvisation.

“For me, Donau115 is a place that allows new musical and personal friendships to form, as well as a place to experiment with innovative musical concepts in front of a respectful and attentive audience.“

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So, 16. Februar
How sad, how lovely


Ronja Schößler – voice,flute,guitar
Luca Aaron – voice, guitar
Julian Schenk – bass, stuff

“Like life, like a smile,
like the fall of a leaf,
how sad, how lovely,
how brief“

An evening full of sad and lovely songs by female singer-songwriters, especially Connie Converse and Sibylle Baier.
The two musicians were both incredible songwriters but their songs were largely unknown. Connie Converses Album „How sad, how lovely“ was recorded in the 1950s and released in 2009 after her mysterious disappearance in 1974.
Sybille Baier, a german singer-songwriter recorded her first album around 1970. The album was released by her son in 2006.

“smile at your smile
time is one past eleven
you’re passing me a piece of apple pie
oh it almost makes us cry
don’t know why“

Let´s come together and share the magic of some old and almost forgotten songs!

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 18. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 19. Februar Stereo Heart
Do, 20. Februar
Bruchgold & Koralle
Fr, 21. Februar Practically Married
Sa, 22. Februar Kayan Project

DIESE WOCHE: 4.-9. FEBRUAR 2020


Di, 4. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 5. Februar Gropper/Aaron/Henkelhausen/Black
Do, 6. Februar
Andi Haberl meets Balloon Pilot
Fr, 7. Februar Sk#10: Floating sound, Lebanese indie-pop, saxophone salvos
Sa, 8. Februar Lucas Dorado & Yacarandá
So, 9. Februar Lined – the acoustic sessions

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Di, 4. Februar
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //


///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
[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.)

“Anything else?”
Donau115 is a wonderfully weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?
info@donau115.de

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Mi, 5. Februar
Gropper/Aaron/Henkelhausen/Black


Philipp Gropper : tenor saxophone

Luca Aaron : guitar
Felix Henkelhausen : bass
Jim Black : drums

Gropper-Aaron-Henkelhausen-Black – Eine Formation progressiver Improvisatoren und Komponisten, die ihre Einflüsse aus verschiedensten Kontexten und Zusammenarbeiten miteinander vereinen – Alas Noaxis, Tiny Bell Trio, Peter Evans Quintet, Hyperactive Kid, Philm, Nate Wooley Knknighgh, Future Bash um nur ein paar zu nennen. In dieser neu gegründeten, kollektiv organisierten Band treffen drei Generationen abenteuerlich Suchender aufeinander.

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Do, 6. Februar
Andi Haberl meets Balloon Pilot

Notwist drummer Andi Haberl meets Matthias Brustmann (git, voc) and Jacob Foord (bass) from Bavarian Indie Band “Balloon Pilot”.

2 Sets of beautiful indie-songs, heavily influenced by Elliot Smith, Wilco or Eels

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Fr, 7. Februar
Sk#10: Floating sound, Lebanese indie-pop, saxophone salvos

KEI WATANABE/SOFIA SALVO/INTERBELLUM

Kei Watanabe (Sri Lanka/Japan) performs ghostly mystifying and electrifying improvisations of found instruments, shuffling loops and odd occurrences. A minimal and wonderful combination of voice, bells, stringed instruments and electric hums.
https://soundcloud.com/kswsl

Sofia Salvo- sola set (Argentina)
Sofía Salvo is a baritone sax player and improviser from Buenos Aires. Her startling and expressive style makes her instrument growl, squawk and soar into wonderment. Melody builds upon melody, stopping, starting, growing and creating something wild and unexpected.
https://sssalvo.wixsite.com/sofiasalvo

Interbellum (Lebanon)
The project of Berlin-based Karl Mattar, Interbellum combines woozy chambers of delayed guitars and shining melodies with witty lyrics and masterful tonal shifts. Reverb soaks wistful melodies within a music that bridges 80s indie-pop, folk and ambient, a waltz of song and pedalboard.
https://www.interbellummusic.com/

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Sa, 8. Februar
Lucas Dorado & Yacarandá


Lucas Dorado – Vibraphone & Composition
Fico Jessen – Guitar
Sven Holscher – Bass
Topo Gioia – Percussion
..Special Guest: Maja Mágedli – Vocals

www.lucasdorado.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgeniTJwHOk

Yacarandá is the musical branching of two worlds and their stories. The bandleader Lucas Dorado feels at home in several cultures due to his origins (Argentina & Switzerland). In his music he harmonizes Argentinean folklore with new sounds taken from the to him very familiar Jazz.
In South America Yacarandá is a tree that carries flowers with strong colors and whose roots can tell an infinite number of stories. Inspired by this Lucas repeatedly introduces melodies that have their roots in Argentinian folklore and whose blossoms carry the color of modern sounds.
Musical works presented through a unique constellation in which South American percussion and double bass meet electric guitar and vibraphone. In addition there is a voice which is used as a further instrument that does not sing any lyrical text but completes the whole with a light gentle rattling or invigorating flowing. An extraordinary quintet which through its harmony gives the audience space to listen to the stories like the relaxing rustling of leaves in a treetop.

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So, 9. Februar
Lined – the acoustic sessions


doors: 18:00pm
show: 19:00pm

Once a month, a selection of amazing musicians 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!

Who is playing?
Sara Ci
Brooks Orion
Miina Viitala Music
St & The Self Tribute Band

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 11. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 12. Februar Dramaking
Do, 13. Februar
Televangelista Extravaganza
Fr, 14. Februar Witold: Kalima/Kempendorff/Baumgärtner
Sa, 15. Februar Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig
So, 16. Februar How sad, how lovely