DIESE WOCHE IN DER DONAU115:
HEUTE! Dienstag, 30 August >> Zombie Pandit Village: Indische Musik und Schallplatten
Mittwoch, 31 August >> OFF-KULTUR: The Good Old Good Ones feat. Greg Cohen
Donnerstag, 01 September >> OFF-KULTUR: Friede Merz
Freitag, 02 September >> OFF-KULTUR: Casana
Samstag, 03 September >> Osypov / Kraef / Ginsburg / Vega
MITTWOCH, 31 AUG-FREITAG, 02 SEPTEMBER
In the words of the organizers:
“A three day festival between August 31st-September 2nd showcasing Neukölln music, in Neukölln.
In addition to celebrating what’s good in the hood, Off-Kultur is a critical response to the state run Pop-Kultur Festival. O-K would like to open up a discourse about the state-run Pop-Kultur Festival, which is using Neukölln as a marketing gimmick without acknowledging the local scene.
We are well pleased to be working with articipating venues include Das Gift, Donau115, FICKEN3000, Finale Sportsbar, Griessmuehle, IPA Bar Berlin, Loophole Berlin, Sameheads Berlin, Tennis Café/Bar and Zauber Insel.
The lineup, an embarasement of riches if ever there was one, includes Acid Andy / Adam Kaplan / Alexandra Bondi de Antoni / András / Ashiq Jahan Khondker / Bastian Hagedorn / Berlin Disaster / Better Person / Bobbypin / Casana / Chikiss / Conga Fever / Cosmo & Blacky / Dane//close / Dario X / Declan Forde / Ducks! / Dulac / Eric D. Clark / Eylül Aslan / Friede Merz / Funfare / Gatto Fritto / Girlie / Gratts / Helmut / Hunni’d Jaws / Hush Moss / Idiott Smith / Jaakko Eino Kalevi (DJ) / Jack Chosef / James K (DJ) / Kaput Magazine DJ / Karolini / LeVent / Linus Halt / Lukas Föhres / Magic Island / Max Boss / Mirna Bogdanovic / Molly Nilsson (DJ) / Mona Lisa Disco / Moon Wheel (DJ) / NOJ / Omen / Omer / Philip FM / Ringo Starwars / RRRKRTA / Sam Vance-Law / Sean Nicholas Savage (DJ) / Silvia Kastel / Sylvie Weber / Tearz / Tereza Mundilova / Tendre Biche / Waterlelyck / White Lie / Yuko Yuko / Zozo”
For more info about Off-Kultur, including a full schedule, click here:
DIENSTAG, 30 AUGUST
ZOMBIE PANDIT VILLAGE: INDISCHE MUSIK UND SCHALLPLATTEN
“They keep me off the air, but I’ve succeeded in spreading the message of love.”
Umfangreiche Plattensammlung aus den 20er Jahren abgespielt auf dem Stehgrammophon.
Kurze Ansprache zur Ehrung des bevorstehendens Festes Ganesch Chaturthi von Vilwanathan Krishnamurthy.
Performance von Gordon W. (Tablas) und Sebastian Dreyer (Sitar).
Wir freuen uns über zahlreiches Erscheinen!
MITTWOCH, 31 AUGUST
OFF-KULTUR: THE GOOD OLD GOOD ONES FEAT. GREG COHEN
Declan Forde – piano
Mirna Bogdanovic – Gesang
Greg Cohen – bass
For this special concert we will be joined by legendary bassist and wonderful human being Greg Cohen!
DONNERSTAG, 01 SEPTEMBER
OFF-KULTUR: FRIEDE MERZ
Friederike Merz – voc, git
Johannes von Ballestrem – keys, git
Paul Santner – bass, git, trp
Fabian Rösch – dr
FREITAG, 02 SEPTEMBER
Giacomo Cantarini – Guitar, FX
Nir Sabag – Drums
Jonathan Nagel – Double Bass
Wide open landscapes, the sound of frost, winds in the trees and the myriad movements of an urban hotspot – all those images are merged into this young trio’s music. A continuous flow of motion with miniature changes, which, however subtle, eventually bring you to a completely different destination than what you had expected, like turning a kaleidoscope.
The trio plays music to dream away, to imagine foreign landscapes and bizarre structures. But it never gets too intellectual or sophisticated. After all, the music always reflects the musicians’ strive for beauty, flow and peacefulness. First heard the group might remind you of your favorite indie rock band. The Italian guitarist Giacomo Cantarini blows you away with a rich sparkling guitar sound and multiple layers of sound effects. Nir Sabag from Israel on the drums adds driving drum grooves and German bassist Jonathan Nagel provides a rocking bass line. But then you might notice here and there unexpected turns in the delicate compositions and a good amount of jazzy improvisation. The band’s music is full of interaction and virtuosity, but never in a show-off kinda fashion but always groovy and pleasant.
SAMSTAG, 03 SEPTEMBER
OSYPOV / KRAEF / GINSBURG / VEGA
Igor Osypov – guitar (UA)
Ben Kraef – ts (DE)
Josh Ginsburg – bass (USA)
Jesus Vega – drums (USA)
Igor Osypov was born in Ukraine in 1988. He started playing guitar at the age of 10 and as a child was really into punk and rock music, but at some point turned his way to jazz, and this passion still leads in his musical world. He was active on both Ukrainian and Russian jazz scenes, taking part in major jazz events there and making concert tours through Ukraine and Russia.
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. Currently he is attending Jazz Institute Berlin and studying with a renowned jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Among his other teachers are 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 and Jazz a Montauban in France. Has worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Josh Ginsburg, Wanja Slavin, Greg Cohen, Moritz Baumgärtner, Andreas Lang, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Elias Stemeseder, Uri Gincel, Tobias Backhaus, Johannes Fink 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 titled “Dream Delivery” is coming out on For-Tune records.