Visumate Talks #126 Sep
"Alles Werbung oder was? Die Zukunft im Influencer Marketing"
Dieser und anderen spannenden Fragen rund um das Thema Social Influencer widmen wir uns bei unserer ersten visumate talks Podiumsdiskussion am 26. September 2017 im Prachtwerk Berlin.
Unsere Gäste bei der ersten Ausgabe der #visumatetalks:
Sahra Al-Dujaili, Social Media Managerin, OTTO Group
Sandra Bruns, freie Autorin, W&V
Ben Jaworskyj, freier Fotograf & Filmemacher, Instagram: @jaworskyj
Dr. Nils S. Borchers, Strategische Kommunikation, Uni Leipzig
Dienstag, 26. September 2017
Beginn: 19 Uhr
#visumatetalks - unter diesem Motto möchten wir im Rahmen unserer neuen Eventreihe UnternehmerInnen, BloggerInnen, WissenschaftlerInnen, Social Media- und Marketing-ExpertInnen, JournalistInnen und viele mehr, in regelmäßigen Abständen zum Gespräch zusammenbringen, um Wissen und Gedanken über die digitale Gesellschaft auszutauschen.
Die Podiumsdiskussionen sollen dazu dienen aus erster Hand mehr über aktuelle Trends und Motive der digitalen Welt zu erfahren und eigenes Wissen zu teilen. Beim anschließenden Networking können Ideen und Schnittstellen ausgetauscht und neue Kontakte geknüpft werden.
Wir freuen uns auf dein Kommen!
27.09. Open Stage27 Sep
Time for T Album Presentation + Flossie Marriott - Berlin28 Sep
Eintritt: 7€ / 5€ Student
"A real summer haze"
- BBC Radio 1
"I’m experiencing the comparable fiery magic that good music can have when it takes hold of your body and soul."
"The band don’t take themselves too seriously, even if their music oozes sophistication."
"The Brighton group keep things direct, with their folk-drenched songs harking back to late 60s types such as Blind Faith or The Band."
Comprised of smooth eclecticism, TIME FOR T have risen from the creative centrifuge that is the southern UK city of Brighton via Portugal, Switzerland and all corners of England. Their unique breed of sound travels through a rhythm of afrobeat, indie, folk and rock & roll to create waves that grow with torrential intensity. Once locked in from the climbing beat, the lyrics and their deliverance by frontman Tiago Saga transport the listener through stories and experiences with photographic vividness capturing audiences from New York to Beirut and Los Angeles to Berlin.
Past and Upcoming Releases:
The band have released 3 EPs to date - Dream Bug (2012), Mongrel (2013) and the latest release (Self-Titled) came out in 2015 via BBE Records (Barely Breaking Even).
Having concluded the recording of their debut full length album 'Hoping Something Anything' in London and mastering in Ventura, California with JJ Golden (Rodrigo Amarante, Devendra Banhart etc), it is set to be released on the 15th of September 2017 via Last Train Records.
Three singles from the upcoming album have been released thus far with 'Tom Tom' being played on BBC Radio 1 and 'Rescue Plane' reaching number 1 in the Spotify UK Viral Charts as well as getting airplay across Portugal, England, USA and Germany. The latest single 'Wax' aired on BBC 6 Music (UK) and Antena 3 (Portugal), marks the beginning of Summer and the bright future ahead with festival appearances at Secret Garden Party, Green Man and Shambala among others.
19 August - Green Man Festival - Brecon Beacons
27 August - Shambala Festival - Northampton
12 September - Rialto Theatre - Brighton
16 September - The Canteen - Bristol
20 September - Archiduc - Brussels
21 September - Horst - Frankfurt
22 September - Freiraum - Ubersee
24 September - Cafe Galao - Stuttgart
28 September - Prachtwerk - Berlin
29 September - Wild Rover - Aachen
30 September - Minstrel - Zwolle
01 October - Konrad - Luxembourg
06 October - Freamnude - Espaco A
07 October - Musicbox - Lisboa
Musical Women of Berlin - Live Performance & Music Video Exposé30 Sep
Join Musical Women of Berlin for an evening of entertainment at Prachtwerk Berlin.
The entertainment will start at 8pm sharp.
The evening of entertainment will feature:
1. An exhibition of music video art, featuring work from a collaboration between Anton Tal of Anton Tal Photography and Matteo Tambussi of The Klubhaus Recording Studio.
This will feature original unrecorded unreleased music recorded during The Klubhaus Recording Studio Sessions in May 2017.
2. Live performances from Musical Women of Berlin:
- VERA Music
- Dorothy Bird
- Alice Hills
- Karolina Beijer
Guests are requested to contribute €7 towards the costs of production.
Musical Women of Berlin is a platform for raising awareness of musical women of Berlin, created by Chris Hobcroft of Projector Productions.
Berlin Acoustic Guitar Night01 Oct
Entrance: 8€ (at the door)
Lineup: Pan Chimzee (Host & Opener)
Ian Ethan Case (Main Act)
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Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.) After a decade of composing and performing around the country largely under the radar, in 2015 a viral facebook video of his song “Butter II” introduced his music to over 6 million listeners around the world in the course of a month. In addition to a record deal and endorsements with companies such as Ovation guitars and Boss pedals, 2016 provided extensive touring opportunities throughout Europe and the United States, including two performances with a full symphony orchestra. Fingerstyle legend Don Ross invited Case to open for him in Ross’ then-hometown of Toronto, later describing his performance as “some of the most massively inventive musicianship I’ve ever heard/seen.” Other listeners have described his music as a cross between Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.
His latest album, Earth Suite (coming October 2017), features nearly a dozen musicians from all over the globe, including four-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and internationally acclaimed percussionist Jamey Haddad. While the studio album features a large group and dense orchestration, Case brings much of that expansive sound to his 2017-2018 concert performances thanks to live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect that defies the typical “solo musician with a loop pedal” stereotype. As one first-time listener in California exclaimed, “Ian’s music is phenomenal - watching him play is not ‘listening to music’; it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”
Ian Ethan Case - "Butter II": https://youtu.be/
Ian Ethan Case - "Slow Burn" live feat. Wenatchee Valley Symphony: https://youtu.be/
"A sonic feast, an epic journey both aurally and conceptually...Each piece is a mini-symphony that holds the attention fully. Run Toward the Mountains [is] a major achievement which is sure to confirm Case among the ranks of significant artists at work today." - Céline Keating, Minor7th.com
“It was refreshing to witness a guitarist who has created his own style and is not emulating a host of other players.” - Devon “Doc” Wendell, The International Review of Music
Website - www.IanEthan.com/
YouTube - www.YouTube.com/
Facebook - www.Facebook.com/
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Starting his musical journey next to the mountains down in Bavaria, the laptapping and fingerstyle guitarist Pan Chimzee has been his own teacher in the world of music for the last decade. Never having had lessons or any musical background, the journey of playing and composing has been a very adventurous and rewarding one and has enabled the Berlin based artist to forge a very unique sound and style of composing.
The joyful art of creation is the core of his music, there's no rules and no boundaries. By recently touring Europe and playing concerts mostly on the streets, his live performances have become more and more improvised and playful, so to create a new soundscape to explore and dive into every time. His newest compositions follow a basic idea and direction but are totally free in their delivery and structure, leading to a more organic experience of live performing for both: The artist and the audience.
It's the peak of joy in art, right at the moment where you surprise yourself with a newly found rhythm, melody or just the flow of playing you suddenly find yourself in. Pan tries to capture those moments live by a different approach to his compositions.
Fortuna by Pan Chimzee - https://www.youtube.com/
Nordic Singer Songwriter Evening02 Oct
Ava Freddy is an artist and songwriter from Norway. With roots in a singer/
songwriter-tradition, she presents image upon image through her performance, and has built a personal sound over the years. She writes songs in both Norwegian and English. Trust Ava Freddy to take you through a whole range of "point-of-views", dreams and angles of experiences during her show. Regardless of the subjects and matters looked upon in her songs: it's her ever present voice that will pull you into her world. She brings along her companion for this tour, Ketil Kielland Lund, and the music is a symbiosis of folk and pop, dynamic and strong.
Ava Freddy's first album, "Appily Ever After" was produced by Ava Freddy herself. The record was released on the 22nd of February, 2017. “Appily”, the title track of the album, received international attention. The Line Of Best Fit wrote about the song; «a rich and dramatic doom-folk tale of love and woe,» and compared Ava Freddy to artists like Tom Waits, Nick Cave and PJ Harvey. It was also playlisted by Addict Culture, a French web-magazine.
Hanna von Bergenwas born in Sweden, raised in Norway and has been living in Scotland, Colombia, USA and Denmark. With the Zimbabwean instrument mbira, the Indian harmonium, the American array mbira, piano, loop-pedal and a gentle quirky voice she expresses philosophical thought, joy and despair over the small and big things in life. Her music varies between categories like indie pop and singer/songwriter. She brings along the talented celloplayer Tove Margrethe Erikstad.
Her debut album was released in the autumn of 2015 and it received good critics;
"Hanna von Bergen makes African finger harp to a natural pop-instrument. "The hoarse, distinctive voice, the African harp and the mellow sounds from the string instruments makes the comparison with Joanna Newsom almost superfluous to mention.”Per A. Risnes jr. - Dagens Næringsliv
Miss Gniss Music is experimenting with sound. Her minimalistic guitar wandering from clear and pure to dirty and dark leaves space for her disarming voice. One can name a few artists that inspire her as Pj Harvey, Jack White, Nai Palm and Thom Yorke, just to call a few, but there is no genre to press her in. She herself likes to call it lyricalpunkjazz or psychedelicsingersongwrite
rsoul. The strains of real emotion instead of commercial pop sound is dear to Miss Gniss and so she keeps on revealing her soul with courage and peculiarity.
Jan Felix May & Band03 Oct
Jan Felix May & Band
Anfang 2016 wurde die Band um den Pianisten Jan Felix May bei der Jazzwoche Burghausen im Rahmen des 8. Europäischen Burghauser Nachwuchs-Jazzpreises mit dem 2. Platz ausgezeichnet -der Solistenpreis ging an den Bandleader selbst.
Nach einer Konzerttour durch Deutschland bis nach Luxemburg und Frankreich wurde im November in Paris das erste Album aufgenommen.
Die Musik ist vor allem von Jazz und Hip Hopbeeinflusst, doch auch Rock und Weltmusiksind wiederzufinden. Die pulsierende Energie und Lebendigkeit im Zusammenspiel der Musiker lässt bei jedem Auftritt Neues entstehen, das die Spielerimmer wieder selbst fasziniert und überrascht.
Lukas Roos -Gitarre Eduardo Sabella -Kontrabass / E-Bass
Julian Camargo -Drums / Electronics
JF May -Piano/Keyboard/
04.10. Open Stage04 Oct
Youngblood [CA] + Dinah [CH]05 Oct
Eintritt: VVK 8€/ AK 10€
Vancouver’s fast-rising Youngblood is a case study in the power of contrasts. What started as the creative release of Alexis Young, the music of Youngblood is dreamy but insistent, a
feather-soft pillow of lush sound anchored by electronic grooves. The siren-like voice at the centre of it all is fierce and sultry in equal measure—a bit Grace Jones, perhaps a trace of Nancy Sinatra, but always pure Youngblood.
Heavily inspired by the French electronic retro-futurist duo Air, Young has described her music as “what the ’60s thought the future would sound like”, and that’s as apt a description as any of songs that fuse timeless melodies with an aesthetic rooted firmly in the here and now. This is dream-pop to be sure, but a close listen reveals that Young is singing songs of obsession, self-destruction, and romantic catastrophe.
Youngblood’s debut EP, Feel Alright, (released September 23rd, 2016) features five sweet pop confections with hearts of darkness, concocted by Young in collaboration with co-writer Parker Bossley and produced by Juno-nominated DJ and Diplo collaborator Sleepy Tom (Fool’s Gold Records). The first self-titled single reached the No. 6 spot on the Spotify Viral Chart, with the whole EP racking up over half a million plays within
the first few months after its release, and has been heard in MTV’s Sweet/Vicious and the snowboarding documentary Full Moon, among others.
Though still fresh on the scene, this is an act that has hit the ground running and has only gained momentum ever since. Barely a year old, Youngblood has already landed in the regional Top 10 of CBC Music’s nation-wide Searchlight competition, and won a coveted spot in the JUNO Master Class artist-development
program. And Youngblood isn’t slowing down, either, with a new record already in the works.
In a live setting, the material takes on a powerful new dynamic, with the fiery frontwoman a crackling live wire bewitching the audience. This world-class wrecking crew, which has shared bills with Chromeo, Timber Timbre, and Black Mountain, as well as a sold-out Commodore Ballroom show with Mother Mother, was
named a must-see band at Toronto’s Canadian Music Week, BreakOut West and Australian Music Week 2016.
The band—which boasts members of Fake Shark and Gay Nineties—will be hitting the road for a Spring tour
after the release of their latest video for 'Broken English', so discerning indie-pop fans across Canada and
Europe will have a chance to get a taste of all of Youngblood’s delicious contrasts
Ambient Synth Pop
Dinah is an ambient synth pop trio, based in Berlin consisting of Swiss keyboarder and songwriter Mya Audrey, American guitarist and producer Owen Ross, and German drummer and beat maker Jörn Bielfeldt. They create a unique sound from dark synth eighties elements, taped voices and sound samples with urban beats that remind of bands such as Massive Attack, Portishead and Everything But The Girl.
They currently work on their first release in autumn 2017
Synths, Vocals: Mya Audrey
Guitar, Samples: Owen Ross
Drums, Beats: Jörn Bielfeldt
Pamela Hute at Prachtwerk Berlin support: Carole M.06 Oct
Pamela Hute war bis jetzt hauptsächlich in ihrer Heimat Frankreich unterwegs und hat dort schon in Clubs wie Le Printemps de Bourges oder Le Bataclan gespielt. Nachdem Sie 2010 und 2013 zwei Alben auf dem Label „tot ou Tard“ veröffentlicht hat, geht Sie mit Ihrem neuen Album „Highline“ eigene Wege und zurück zu DIY. Zusammen mit Jay Pellicci (Dodos, Avi Buffalo, Sophie Hunger, Sleater Kiney) hat Sie ihrem Sound etwas mehr Pop eingehaucht und sich von Ihren Reisen zwischen Paris, New York und San Francisco inspirieren lassen.
Indierock, Pop und Singer/Songwriter mischen sich zum neuen Sound der nächsten LP, überstrahlt von der großartigen Stimme von Pamela Hute. Das Album ist am 24.02.2017 in Frankreich bei My Dear Recordings erschienen.
Pamela wurde Anfang der 80er Jahre in Paris geboren. Wie viele Musiker*innen begann Sie sich früh mit Musik zu beschäftigen und gründete Ende der 90er Ihre erste Band „Mashed Potatoes“. 2006 startete Sie unter Ihrem eigenen Namen Ihre Solokarriere. Mit Ihrer Band arbeitete Sie sich Ihren eigenen Sound und veröffentlichte 2009 zunächst in Eigenregie Ihr Debutalbum „Turtle Tales from overseas“.
Einige Wochen nach der VÖ kam das Label „tout ou tard“ auf Sie zu und nahm Sie als Künstlerin unter Vertrag. Das Album wurde dann 2010 erneut in Frankreich veröffentlicht. Es folgten einige Reisen in die U.S.A und so wurde ihr zweites Album „Bandit“ in Brooklyn von John Agnello ( u.a. Dinosaur Jr. Breeders, Sonic Youth, Madruga) gemischt. Seitdem gab es diverse Kollaborationen mit anderem Künstler*innen und Pamela erarbeitet sich ihren eigenen Sound, welcher Indierock der 90er in die Gegenwart bringt.
Opera On Tap09 Oct
More details to come about October's edition of OOT!
Arrive around 19:30, grab a drink and settle in for a night of great music. The singing begins at 20:00. Revel in the experience of drinking a beer among good company while listening to a mix of arias, duets, art song and operetta in the beautiful surroundings of Prachtwerk Berlin.
We hope to bring together opera aficionados and newbies alike to enjoy gorgeous music in a relaxed setting at least once a month here in Berlin. If you are interested in singing in future shows, please come and be sure to introduce yourself!
Hope to see you there - Prost!
Eintritt frei- Wir freuen uns über eine Spende
11.10. Open Stage11 Oct
Anna-Marlene LIVE12 Oct
kunst | pop
Neu, aufregend und stilvoll.
Anna-Marlene macht „kunst | pop“ und kombiniert dabei auf ihrem Album „Tagtraum“ klassische Orchesterarrangements mit gängigen Popmelodien, die gerne im Ohr bleiben.
Augen schließen und träumen ist die Devise und das funktioniert hervorragend.
Die Musik der Künstlerin, die alles in Eigenregie erarbeitet, ist eine Reise durch Gefühle und Emotionen, die durch das Filmorchester Babelsberg erstklassig inszeniert wurde.
Der Sound orientiert sich an Björk, Joni Mitchell und Co.
Auch bei Konzerten gibt es immer wieder besondere Highlights, sei es das Orchester „auf Band“ oder die sphärischen Sounds, die für eine traumhafte Stimmung sorgen.
Dann singt sie zusätzlich noch diese Songs, bei denen einfach jeder Hörer in ein rhythmisches Zucken verfällt.
ANNA-MARLENE geht ihren Weg.
Stilvoll, zielsicher und geradeaus, aber sie lässt genug Zeit zum Träumen und die Umwelt auf sich wirken zu lassen.
Dabei ist sie alles, nur „nicht hip“. Und das ist gut so.
Hey Jetman Record Release with Yusuf Sahilli & Band13 Oct
VVK: 8€/ AK: 10€
[DE]: „Wag es, uns noch einmal ‚Hochzeitsband‘ zu nennen!“, droht Martin Krümmlings Blick für einenMoment. Aber Hey Jetman sind auf so viele Weisen eben auch das. Nur dass ihr Programm eben auseinem Paralleluniversum kommt, aus modernen Versionen nie gehörter Riesenhits besteht. Manlässt sich in längst vergangene Dekaden noch einmal reinfallen und singt dann doch bei jedemzweiten Refrain schon mit. Und findet sich in jemandes Arm, wenn die Ballade zündet.Wo das Frühwerk unsterblicher Helden heute vom Formatradio erstickt scheint und ihr Spätwerkzwischen Altersmilde und Altersstarrsinn unspannend rumexistiert, lassen sich Hey Jetman nichtbeeindrucken. Sie setzen am Frühwerk an, nehmen es auseinander, setzen es neu zusammen.Ein Update ohne wasweißich Technobeat oder so. Eine Nostalgie ohne Stillstand. Ein tanzenderBeat, ein beweglicher Bass, eine punktgenaues Allesandere.Hätten Hey Jetman ihre Lieder vor dreißigvierzig Jahren geschrieben, sie kämen uns heute zu denOhren raus. Aber hey, gute Nachrichten! Diese Lieder sind neu, klingen toll alt, was ist dieUngnade der späten Geburt? Man kann sich für teures Geld in großen Hallen auf harte Stühlesetzen, um Phil Collins, Joe Jackson, Billy Joel beim Siechen zuzusehen – heyhey, der alte Besenkehrt noch und wenigstens war man mal dabei. Hey Jetman aber laden zum Tanz ein, sindquicklebendig und das Bier ist auch nicht so teuer. Und Bonus: Wer sich jetzt in sie verliebt, mussnicht morgen schon an ihrem Grab stehen.Eventuell heiratet ihr ja sogar
[EN]: Martin Krümmling frowns for just a second, but the message seems clear: “Don’t ever call us awedding band again!“ This label, however, fits his band Hey Jetman in so many ways. They’re awedding band from a parallel universe, playing modern versions of the best hits you never knew.But as you dive into this modern sound of decades pasts, you find yourself singing along everytime the second chorus hits. And as the ballad comes in, there’s someone’s arm around you.It’s not easy to love the past. The early works of our immortal heroes have been suffocated byAdult Standard Radio, and their modern output keeps oscillating between lenience andstubbornness. But Hey Jetman are not impressed. They take on these early works, dismantlethem, rearrange them, update them. This is nostalgia without stasis, a dancing beat, a versatilebass, a spot-on everything.If these songs had been written some thirty, forty years ago, we’d be incredibly tired of hearingthem today. But hey, here’s the good news: Hey Jetman’s songs are new, they sound beautifullyold, they’re right at home in our lives and times. You may spend a fortune for the privilege of sittingin plastic chairs, in multipurpose halls, watching Phil Collins, Joe Jackson, Billy Joel perish in frontof your eyes – at least you’ve seen them once and heard them crow their eternal greats. But here’sHey Jetman, full of life, inviting you to dance, and the beer is cheap, too! And if you fall in love withthem, you still have such a long way to go together.Maybe you‘ll even get married!
[EN] Twenty-something Yusuf Sahilli might sound like a blues man, or a new romantic, growling about wild nights spent searching, or letting his sweet tenor voice indulge into lustful melancholy moods. Fully buzzed on global sounds and brimming with boundless feel good passion and sympathy for the whole wide world.
[DE]Mittzwanziger Yusuf Sahilli kann wie ein Bluessänger klingen, oder wie ein New Romantic. Von wilden Nächten auf der Suche knurren, oder sich mit seinen weichen Tenor lustvoll melancholischen Stimmungen hingeben. Durch und durch vibrieren von Global Sounds, überschäume vor Leidenschaft für das Gute, Wahre und Schöne und seiner Zuneigung zur Welt und den Menschen.
Yusuf Sahilli is an Indie Rock / Nu Folk / Global Pop singer-songwriter from Berlin.
»All the way from Berlin, via Liverpool and Australia, twenty-something singer-songwriter Yusuf Sahilli takes a leaf or three out of John Lennon’s playbook, infused with a touch of “Graceland” and plenty of grace. Fully buzzed on global sounds – and the coffee grounds fortune that persuaded his father to finally buy him his first electric guitar – Yusuf and his band now string us along with their bouncy folk pop, spiced with Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies to honor his Turkish/Arabic roots. Check out Yusuf’s timeless tunes, brimming with boundless feel-good passion and compassion for the whole wide world.« Mercedes Benz Mixed-Tape
»Schöne Popstücke mit leicht orientalischen Sound. Trotzdem, nicht nur wegen des Gesangs, eben Pop.«Nikel Pallat [Indigo/Ton Steine Scherben]
»Yusuf Sahilli bietet einen schönen Ost-West-Fusion-Cocktail von der Instrumentation bis zur Komposition. Ein passender Trip…« [Peter Weihe/Anselm Kluge]
Sarah Noni Live15 Oct
Sarah has released 3 albums as Sarah Noni Metzner in Canada (2005-Something Beautiful // 2006-Daybreak Mourning // 2008-Mansion of Happiness) and won a Canadian Folk Music Award for “Best Solo Artist” in 2007.
In 2009/2010 she left for Europe, where she toured, performed, travelled and lived until 2014. She’s been quite busy giving birth to her 3 children, but never stopped writing new music.
She will be releasing a new LP at the end of this year and is taking a unique approach by releasing one song per month, starting in March going all the way through to December,
when the full album will be available.
Sarah is back and excited to be hitting stages and airwaves for both her solo project, and her duo Sky Parallel. stay tuned for upcoming show and festival dates!
Sarah Noni is a seasoned songwriter who has gathered a unique set of tools from over ten years in the Canadian music circuit. She started out her career in 2004 with her debut release on Harry Manx’s west coast record label “Dogmycatrecords”. On the road
constantly during the year after this release, she put out her second record two years later on the same label, with producer and good friend Corwin Fox. “Daybreak Mourning” earned her a nomination for “Best Songwriter” from the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2006. The following year, she received a second
nomination for the same album from the Canadian Folk Music Awards for “Best Solo Artist”, and won the award this time.
Shortly after this Sarah decided to move her life
to Toronto, parted with the label and quickly began recording her third album with renowned bass player and producer Maury Lafoy. “Mansion of Happiness” was released
with great reception in 2008.
Eternally searching for new inspiration, after a season of touring and festivals promoting the new release, Sarah accepted an invitation to showcase at Berlin’s Popkomm Festival.
From that show she got offered a two month opening slot on tour with German songwriter Alin Coen. On that tour she met a company who wanted to help manage her career in Europe and so she decided to apply for a Visa and stay a while. Even though
the stay in Europe was meant to be temporary, it turned into 5 years. Sarah performed many festivals and tours during this time, studied composition in Messina Italy, composed the score for a feature length film as well as several documentaries
and wrote many songs. In 2014 she returned to Canada with her booking- agentturned- husband and 2 year old daughter. Currently living on the west coast, many new things are brewing including new recordings from both her solo project and new duo, "Sky Parallel" with violinist Sara Fitzpatrick.
2005 - Something Beautiful (Album)
2006 - Daybreak Mourning (Album)
2008 - Mansion of Happiness (Album)
2017 - For You (March / Single)
2017 - Jezebel (April / Single)
2017 - Mama don’t need (May / Single)
2017 - Coastline (June / Single)
7K! Presents - Niklas Paschburg Live16 Oct
Niklas Paschburg is originally from the big city where he grew up alongside the harbour, the seagulls and the fish market but these days he has made the countryside his home. In contrast to most other musicians who are drawn to the metropolis, Niklas enjoys discovering the wooded solitude of Southern Germany. He loves the wide landscapes and the smell of pine trees.
At four years old he began to play around with the piano at his grandparents’ place – at age of five he started taking piano lessons at his own request. In 2014, Niklas made his debut with the single “Dawn”, in which he captured the pulse of the city. This track was reminiscent of the sound of urban life but the following EP “Tuur Mang Welten” takes the listener into calmer and darker musical realms.
Niklas’ debut album is a journey to the Baltic Sea where he has spent his free time since childhood. In February, he went back to the coast for a ten day retreat. From a beach house with views of the sea he composed the album, incorporating the baltic breeze into his music. It’s planned for release in early 2018.
Listen the first EP “Tuur mang Welten”: https://youtu.be/u78PtAWyqKE
LIVE AT PRACTHWERK – BERLIN on Monday 16th of October 2017
Free admission – doors at 8.00 PM show starts at 9.00 PM
18.10. Open Stage18 Oct
Selma Uamusse19 Oct
Selma Uamusse is a Mozambican singer living in Portugal since 1988. Singing professionally since she's eighteen, with a path from gospel, to rock, soul, afrobeat and jazz, Selma decided to challenge herself and record her first original solo project between Portugal and Mozambique. Exploring her Mozambican roots, bringing the unkown rythms and lyrics in native tongues, together with traditional instruments like timbila and mbira, mixed with some psychedelia, electronics and all her other musical influences. Her first solo concert, at Festival Músicas do Mundo in Sines, was a performance filled with energy, dances and emotion, that conquered both critics and audience, getting positive and enthusiastic feedback.
Show/Anfang: 21 Uhr
Entrance/ Eintritt: 7€
LowSwing Records presents Reema Vinyl release concert featuring20 Oct
Singer songwriter, Reema, describes her heartfelt self-penned songs as her way of communicating. Raised in London by her artist and photographer mum, she grew up against a background of creativity, drawing and painting, and found her passion for songwriting at the age of seven.
During the last years Reema has written songs featured on the recent movie, 'Love Rosie' and on the European soundtrack of 'Twilight Eclipse' as well as supported great bands like 'The Kaiser Chiefs', 'Imagine Dragons' and 'Biffy Clyro'.
Her colourful stage outfits and the fabric they are made from are designed and made by Reema herself and the artwork accompanying her music is hand-drawn and collaged with love. The swirls, paisley patterns, colours and creatures are a window into the world inside Reema's head.
A desire to create music that captures a moment in all it's imperfect beauty lead her to working with Guy Sternberg and his label initiative, Lowswing Records.
The record they have made, "The Lowswing Sessions" came out of Guy's interpretation of Reema's songs. His dark, otherworldly arrangements compliment Reema's ethereal delicate voice and communicate her storytelling in a new way. The production itself is completely computer free, using tape, the recording techniques of yesteryear and wonderful live musicians all playing together with Reema in the intimate atmosphere at Guy's 'Lowswing Studio'. This goes perfectly in line with Reema's 'handmade' approach to music and artwork and together this collaboration has created something unique, special and full of love.
"The LowSwing Sessions" available exclusively on limited edition numbered Vinyl records and will be released on October 20th 2017 on LowSwing Records.
LowSwing recording studio:
LowSwing Records is a new record label dedicated to the love of music on the analogue format
All LowSwing recordings are recorded and mixed to analogue tape, and then cut directly to vinyl. No computers and AD/DA conversion are used in the process.
The heart of the label is LowSwing Recording Studio in Berlin www.lowswing.de where owner Guy Sternberg records, mixes and produces exciting new artists with the production values of yesteryear. This means, to a great extent, live performances recorded with minimal overdubs, always driven by a great love to the world of recording.
Eintritt: 8€ an der Abendkasse
Binyo live in Berlin22 Oct
Mal kraftvoll, mal nachdenklich, mal ironisch…
Binyo beeindruckt auf die leise Art. Der Singer/Songwriter reduziert die kleinen und großen Erlebnisse des Lebens auf einzelne Kurzgeschichten.
Wer seine Songs hört, wird schnell in den Bann gezogen: Fast unwillkürlich wippen, tanzen, lachen, klatschen und singen die Zuhörer mit. Seine Konzerte wärmen die Herzen.
Einflüsse aus Hip-Hop, Rock und Reggae geben Binyo‘s Liedern musikalische Abwechslung und Leichtigkeit. Seine Stärke als Singer/Songwriter verleiht den Songs inhaltliche Tiefe und Wortwitz.
(Die pop-übliche, unendliche Schleife aus immer demselben, immer dem Gleichen wird hier nicht bedient: Binyo überzeugt mit seinem persönlichen, unverwechselbaren Stil.)
Nach seinem Debutalbum in 2015 „Der Steg ist das Ziel“, zog es ihn, unterstützt durch seine Band, deutschlandweit auf sämtliche Bühnen wie Das Fest in Karlsruhe, dem NRW Tag in Düsseldorf und das Mannheimer Schlossfest. Aus zahlreichen Song Slams von München bis Hamburg ging er als Sieger hervor.
Aktuell entsteht Binyo‘s zweites Album, „Die Schnuppe vom Stern“, das im Herbst 2017 veröffentlicht wird. Im eigenem Label „Sound Bäckerei“ hochprofessionell produziert und unterstützt mit der Power von ostenhell.net für Promotion- und Management.
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Kendy Gable Album Release with support: Johanna Amelie24 Oct
Kendy Gable (b. 1984, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American singer-songwriter born and raised on a dairy farm in the mountains of Pennsylvania. She is currently based in Berlin and tours throughout Germany and Europe. Her music is rooted in the natural world and takes inspiration from her travels and the stories of the people that she meets. Influenced by Neko Case, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen she focuses on capturing the real, raw and beautiful aspects of life.
Kendy's second studio album, "The Knowledge of the North Woods" recorded at Outlier Inn Studios by Josh Druckman (Blonde Redhead, Big Thief, Luke Temple) is set to release on 22
The Berlin release show will be held on the 24 October 2017 at Prachtwerk with pianist and vocalist, Claudio Donzelli (Mighty Oaks) and cellist, Marie-Claire Schlameus (Robot Koch, The Cinematic Orchestra, Thundercat).
About the Album:
The Knowledge of the North Woods
Silence speaks. In the forest, there are places without the sounds of motors, sirens, and human voices. It is here where bird songs accompany the stories of the stones, the wisdom of the trees and
the magic of where two rivers meet. If you sit in silence and give it time, you feel the words.
The longer I live, the more I realize that there are places in this world that hold more wisdom and knowledge than others. I found reasoning in a river. Yes, here is a secret, I used to wade to a boulder in the middle of the river to make my decisions. It is the place where the Ten Mile River and the Delaware River converge and continue their journey together, far from where they began.
I’ve always liked rivers for this reason. They remind me that there is always somewhere else to go and other people to see. We are not alone in this world, it is important to take care of one another
and to take care of this earth that we inhabit.
I believe that nature has all of the answers. We often forget that our life depends daily on her. She feeds us, nourishes us and grows us.
This album was written between 2013 and 2016. The first songs were products of living in New York City and yearning for the air of the mountains, the open fields, the star-filled skies. My wish
was fulfilled and the next two years were spent living in beautiful Sullivan County, New York. A place that I lovingly call, ‘The North Woods.’ Five of the songs on this album were written while living in Brooklyn and the other six came to life in the mountains. The yearnings that I felt in the city were met with new yearnings while living in the country. It seems that perhaps I am a wanderer, a dreamer, a seeker of the unknown. Yet, even a nomad finds nostalgia in places that she has visited and to the north woods, I bow my head. May the stories live on and the people that reside in that land continue to be forward thinking, yet rooted in
the wisdom that is found in the natural beauty that fights to be preserved
25.10. Open Stage25 Oct
Berlin Acoustic Guitar Night05 Nov
And we're back at Prachtwerk with a third Season! We spent a long time deciding on the lineup for this series. We think it's by far the best we've had so far, and we can't wait to share it with you. For this second edition we have:
Lineup: Geordie Little (Host & Opener)
Gary Lutton (Main Act)
And as always: Doors: 19:30
Entrance: 8€ (at the door)
More info about this month's artists:
--- Gary Lutton ---
Gary Lutton is an instrumental acoustic guitarist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was the winner of the UK/Ireland Sky TV competition Guitar Star (2015) where he had the opportunity to work with legends such as Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mike Dawes & Paco Pena. He recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Tony Visconti & played the main stage at Latitude festival for 30,000 people. Gary has also played with Thomas Leeb, Newton Faulkner, Jacques Stotzem, Chris Woods Groove & as part of Nitin Sawhney’s band.
His unique style said to draw’s the listener to his world as he blends interesting percussive techniques with intricate harmony’s, melody & bass of a live band. He draws influences from Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac & John Martyn.
Gary releases his 1st EP Departure on 4th April 2016 lifting off his recording career with a 4 track EP featuring 2 Originals and 2 Arrangements it is mixed and mastered by Eric Spitzer-Marlyn at the Hitbox Altenburg (of U2, Brian Eno & Thomas Leeb fame)
Gary is also signed to Fret Monkey records and is endorsed by Lowden Guitars
--- Geordie Little ---
Geordie is an Australian acoustic guitarist now based in Berlin. Having developed his own unique mix of percussive lap and fingerstyle guitar, he combines melodies, harmonics, chords and percussion all at the same time, seamlessly switching mid-tune between lap and standard positions. In doing so, Geordie has developed a reputation for his innovative style and compositions, and has performed at events such as Glastonbury, Ancient Trance Festival, Earth Garden Festival; the London, Budapest, Bratislava and Berlin Guitar Nights; and has won awards at festivals around the world. He is a co-founder of the Berlin Acoustic Guitar Nights, acrobatics company FAUNA, and musicians rights organisation Berlin Street Music e.V., and maintains an extensive touring schedule throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Velvet Green06 Nov
Eintritt frei // spende
Kein Zufall, sondern Bestimmung brachte 2014 drei musikalische Seelenverwandte zusammen. Dirk komponiert Melodien auf der Gitarre, Anika fängt das Gefühl ein und formt daraus Worte und Annika balanciert dazwischen als Klavierakrobatin. Ehrliche, tiefgründige Texte verschmelzen mit gefühlvollen, lebensfrohen Klängen und wandern dabei zwischen Folk und Pop. Stark und doch mit Leichtigkeit legen sich die zwei Stimmen von Anika und Annika umeinander und Songs wie „Golden Light“ und „Run“ berühren nicht nur das Herz - sie streicheln auch die Seele.