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FS Blumm Trio and Marla Hansen band at Galiläakirche / Thursday 30.5.2024

A fantastic double bill of local talent at the Galiläakirche in Friedrichshain this May with experimental guitarist FS Blumm performing with his trio and songwriter Marla Hansen celebrating the release of her new album on Karaoke Kalk with a full band performance.

Violist, violinist and singer-songwriter Marla Hansen has been active as a performing and recording musician throughout the United States and Europe. As violist of the New York based string quartet Osso, she toured and recorded with many different artists including Sufjan Stevens and My Brightest Diamond, and she can be heard on Osso’s critically acclaimed 2009 record “Run Rabbit Run.” She was violinist in Jens Lekman‘s band for several years, with whom she extensively toured and recorded. Marla has also worked with The National, Kim Janssen, The New Pornographers, Inlets, Mocky, Denison Witmer, Oneida, The Hidden Cameras, DM Stith, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Clare and the Reasons, Duncan Sheik and Alice and Ravi Coltrane among others.

In 2007, the Indianapolis-based Standard Recording Company released “Wedding Day,” a collection of songs for voice, viola and acoustic instruments. Marla also composed the score for the 2012 documentary film, The Other Half of Tomorrow, a film about women working for change in Pakistan. “Dust,” her latest record, was released on March 6, 2020 on the Karaoke Kalk Label. A delicate but powerful blend of folk and electronic songwriting, “Dust” was recorded by Robbie Moore at Berlin’s Impression Studios, and features contributions from Barbara Morgenstern, Andi Haberl and Knox Chandler.

Marla’s next record, ‘Salt’, is scheduled for release on March 15th, 2024, again on the Karaoke Kalk label. Produced by Simon Goff, ‘Salt’ is a strong, varied and unique record that combines the acoustic and electric in an entirely new way. It features collaborations with Andi Haberl, Benjamin Lanz, Kyle Resnick, Christian Biegai, Kelly Watson Woelffer and DM Stith.

Frank Schültge is a German author, musician, and producer working under the pseudonym F. S. Blumm. Schültge received classical guitar lessons in his youth, but developed a growing interest in noise music. He played in various groups that were influenced by the sound of Sonic Youth, Melvins, and later Gastr Del Sol. In 1990, Schültge began a teacher training programme in music and art, and passed the staatsexamen in 1996. In 1997 he moved to Berlin in order to concentrate on working as a freelance musician and composer.

Schültge has collaborated with a number of other musicians, including the Cologne multi-instrumentalist Harald “Sack” Ziegler as the duo Sack & Blumm, and with Marcel Türkowsky as Kinn. In addition, he worked with Christian Berner, writing and producing radio plays for public broadcast by SWR, WDR, and Deutschlandradio; their Formal Radio work, won a Prix Europa award in 2000. In 2007, he began work with Ella Blixt as the duo Bobby & Blumm, producing the minimalist folk-influenced albums Everybody Loves … in 2008, and A Little Big in 2010. He also worked with Jana Plewa in 2008 as the group The Kat Cosm, along with guest musicians Sven Kacirek and Harald Ziegler, releasing the album Swaying Boldly Afar.

FS Blumm Trio and Marla Hansen band

Thursday, 30th May 2024 | Doors 19:00 CET
Jugend[widerstands]museum Galiläakirche | Rigaer Str. 9/10 | 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain | FS Blumm | Marla Hansen

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