Beyond folklore clichés and Cold War discourse, below the radar of the tastemaking music press, DIY, alternative, independent music scenes are thriving in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2010, Easterndaze has explored and mapped local DIY scenes operating in a digital realm, introducing the creative personalities and collectives behind them to provide context. The concert & film screening series Easterndaze × Berlin: DIY Music Topographies follows up on the first edition in 2016 by presenting music collectives from Eastern Europe, pairing each of them with groups from Berlin’s diverse DIY scenes in the name of collective spirit and communal effort. The concert series takes place at several important Berlin arts and music venues. The festival exemplifies a decentralized curatorial model—the lineup of individual each event is curated by the collectives themselves.
Audiovisual sister duo WIDT from Warsaw and legendary Berlin-based producer Christoph de Babalon rejoin forces after their commissioned work for the 2016 edition of the festival, presenting their new, mutual album and project TEYAS. The labels T+U (Budapest), EXILES (Budapest) and Total Black (Berlin) will release a joint cassette compilation on the occasion of the festival, entitled “Easterndaze x Berlin: Total Black x EXILES & T+U” reflecting the aesthetics and philosophies of their individual platforms. Care Of Editions will launch their newest business model, Never-Ending Forever Music (NEFM)—a streaming website with location-based sharing (www.careof.co) going live on December 1. The accompanying film program will be presented at Soundwatch Music Film Festival Berlin (soundwatch.de) Nov 7 – 16 at Lichtblick-Kino.
Full List of Events
Wednesday, 28th November 2018 – LAND 3C, WIDT x Christoph de Babalon present TEYAS at Panke
Thursday, 29th November 2018 – Room 4 Resistance x Intruder Alert at OHM Berlin
With DJ OCCULT, Gigsta, Luz, ASTMA, B.YHZZ, KRY and interior design by NehoTigra.
Friday, 30th November 2018. Total Black x T+U & EXILES at Urban Spree
With Oil Thief, Ciarra Black, Entertainment, FOR., Nullius in Verba, Purgate, Zanias b2b Luna Vassarotti, Alley Catss, Fausto Mercier, Juhász Tamás, ooo & MA’AM, TELEϟPORT.
Saturday, 1st December 2018. Care/Of Editions x Muscut at arkaoda Berlin
With Adam Asnan, ST/NE, Mike Kitcher, Who Cares, Chillera, Bryozone, Flaty, Mlin Patz, Nikolaienko.
Easterndaze × Berlin is funded by Musicboard Berlin.
Easterndaze x Berlin 2018: DIY Music Topographies
Wednesday, 28th November to Saturday, 1st December 2018
Panke | Gerichtstr. 23 | 13347 Berlin
OHM Berlin | Köpenicker Str. 70 | 10179 Berlin
Urban Spree | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin
arkaoda Berlin | 16-18 Karl-Marx-Platz | 12043 Berlin