HKW’s house band the Chor der Kulturen der Welt (trans. Choir of world cultures) under the leadership of Barbara Morgenstern will give another of their fine recitals in Friedrichshain this December.
Support comes from Dominique who have released on the Hamburg based label Dial.
Founded in 2007 by Barbara Morgenstern, the Chor der Kulturen der Welt (trans. Choir of world cultures) is the house band of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt – one of Berlin’s most distinctly conspicuous architechtural landmarks and most significant cultural institutions. Their goal is to create an international, cross-genre choral programm whose content and musicality is always in search of new horizons.
The repertoire stretches from pop through traditional material on to contemporary pieces as well as original compositions written specifically for the choir. The choir continues to offer performances both at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt as well as further afield. They have performed with the likes of Harmonia, Lappetites and Planning To Rock. And now with the release of their debut album “Down In The Woods”, the band can not only be witnessed in a live context but also to be taken home and enjoyed as a recording.
The Berlin based band Dominique (http://www.dominiquetheband.com) started informally around 1999 with producer, singer and bassist Richard Davis, conceptual artist and guitarist Dave Allen and vocalist and keyboarder Dominic Eichler getting together in a Kreuzberg lounge-room with borrowed instruments and a four-track cassette recorder. The idea was to make a record for the not yet existent indie record label of author Ingo Niermann.
Dominique | He Said
Ingo had bought a record at a flea market – the single ‘Money I want More’ and found lots of bank notes inside it. He thought it was a good idea to reinvest that money into music and asked Dominic if he’d like to make a record. Artist Antje Majewski undusted off her cello, Ben Clark taped his drum-kit ‘Cactus’ together and Ninon Liotet stepped up to the mike for the first time. Many others guests also came to the project including a naked Krylon Superstar. Their efforts eventually resulted in the cultish and celebrated debut album ‘Speak to Me’ (2002). The record was first released on a limited edition CD by Berlin indie-labels Touch Me and Tête-à-Tête.
Chor der Kulturen der Welt & Dominique LIVE
Saturday, 7 Dezember 2013 | 20:00 CET
Jugend[widerstands]museum in der Galiläakirche | Rigaerstr. 9 | 10247 Berlin/Friedrichshain