Donaustrasse 115, Berlin 12043 ... Öffnungszeiten: 19:30-0?:00


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 //

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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.)

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


Mi, 12. Februar

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


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!




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.


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.“


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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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