Silent green Kulturquartier hosts the second of the opening events for the concert and film screening series Easterndaze × Berlin: DIY Music Topographies. The festival is a continuation of ‘Easterndaze: DIY Music Topographies’, an exhibition and event series with alternative and underground musicmakers organized for the OFF Biennale Budapest in 2015.
The concert series takes place at silent green Kulturquartier, a new cultural space situated in the former crematorium Wedding. Documentary films linked to the musical acts and exploring DIY music culture in various Eastern European cities and Berlin are screening at Lichtblick Kino. The collectives will also exhibit artifacts of their unique visual identities such as flyers, covers, and video works.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/182651409″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
On September 29, starting at 7 p.m., artists from the collectives Portals Editions (Berlin) and Farbwechsel (Budapest) open the music program. Portals Editions’ international line up features KETEV, Noumeno, Silver Waves, Circular Ruins and Arikon (1/2 of Gainstage). Portals also presents the Berlin premiere of Jan St. Werner’s video installation ‘Black Manual’.
Also feeding off the trans- and post-humanist associations of former crematorium silent green is Portals Editions’ opposite number Farbwechsel from Budapest, a driving force behind that city’s DIY electronic music scene. Label head Martin Mikolai will perform under his nom de musique S Olbricht.[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=834420497 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Brought to you by the blog Easterndaze, Easterndaze × Berlin brings together the most interesting and idiosyncratic collectives and cultural activists from Central/Eastern Europe and Berlin, such as Future Nuggets (Bucharest), Christoph de Babalon (Berlin), WIDT (Warsaw), Farbwechsel (Budapest), KETEV (Berlin), Praxis (Berlin), and many others. The festival presents music collectives from Budapest, Bucharest, Prague, and Warsaw, and pairs each of them with groups from Berlin’s diverse DIY scenes.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/35158862″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Easterndaze is a platform for up-and-coming independent Eastern European arts and music scenes. The blog explores and maps local DIY scenes operating in a digital realm, introduces the creative personalities and collectives behind them, and provides context.
Easterndaze x Berlin: Portals Editions + Farbwechsel
Thursday, 29 September 2016 | 19:00 CET
silent green Kulturquartier | Gerichtstr. 35 | 13347 Berlin/Wedding