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D/B Recommended: Sven Kacirek & Man Meets Bear @ Ausland Berlin | Thursday, 19.09.2013

Whether he’s working on his solo project or performing with choreographers like Antje Pfundtner: Sven Kacirek develops his music with the drumsticks in his hands and in his mind.
D/B Recommended: Sven Kacirek & Man Meets Bear @ Ausland Berlin | Thursday, 19.09.2013
No big surprise, as he is a musician who has built his reputation upon extraordinary skills as a jazz and drum’n’bass drummer.

We don’t hear much classic drumming in his recent productions though, in which he has replaced his drumkit with tons of tiny things to knock on, to hit or to scratch, made out of paper, wood or glass.

Sven Kacirek | Paperflowers

His sound consists of more than just fancy beats. All of the elements in his pieces, even the melodies and hooklines, are casually constructed from small percussive patterns.

Although he completely does without the use of synthesizers, the result appears so electronic sometimes that one might invent the genre “acoustic electronica” for it – if that makes sense.

Sven Kacirek | About Me And You

Many of Sven Kacirek’s ideas come up during his live concerts, in which he multiplies himself with samplers, calmly improvising and generating very elaborate structures.

Seeing his love and passion for anything percussive, it’s only natural that he travelled Kenya in 2009 in order to collaborate with local musicians. The result can be heard on his album “The Kenya Sessions”.

Man Meets Bear | Fallow

Man meets Bear is lake scientist Soren Brothers from Ontario and the name of a totem pole in British Columbia which depicts a man climbing up a tree, facing a bear climbing down the tree.

MMB released 14 records until now via his bandcamp site. In Man Meets Bear’s music, folk music, field recordings, drones and noises are woven to hazy psychedelic soundscapes.

Sven Kacirek & Man Meets Bear  LIVE

Thursday, 19 September 2013 | 20:00 CET
Ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg

svenkacirek.de | manmeetsbear.bandcamp.com | ausland-berlin.de