Kiezsalon program change, grand opening in just 3 weeks, secure your tickets

Regrettably, due to circumstances beyond our control, Joe Rainey and C. Lavender have had to cancel their European tours. It’s a situation we could not predict, and we are genuinely sorry and hopeful they will be able to join us in 2025. We are happy to announce that Colorado-based singer-songwriter Josephine Foster and Kyiv-born, Tallinn-based violinist Valentina Goncharova are stepping up to the plate. In light of these changes, we have also made some adjustments to the schedule.

In just over three weeks, we return to the Zionskirche for the grand opening of our 2024 Kiezsalon season, kicking things off with a two-day music affair on 3-4 May. Now is a good time to reserve your tickets.

Ka Baird (US)
Friday, 3 May 2024

New York City-based musician and composer Ka Baird is renowned as a powerhouse performer. Their live sets include extended voice and microphone techniques combined with electronics and woodwind instruments, spanning structured conversations and improvisation.

As Pitchfork put it, “This is heady music with a physical presence: an intensely private communion with some unnameable, unknowable other, translated into a force you can feel in your bones.”

Antonina Nowacka (PL)
Friday, 3 May 2024

Antonina Nowacka has a penchant for crafting dreamy, minimalist soundscapes by combining trans-cultural, acrobatic vocal techniques with experimentation in sound synthesis.

After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, she released Lamunan in 2020, her solo debut conceived in the caves of Indonesia. The Quietus writes that with her distinctive voice, Antonina “opens a small portal to a world not quite the same as this one.”

Josephine Foster (US)
Friday, 3 May 2024

Described by The Guardian as “a dreamily unique talent,” singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Josephine Foster breathes new life into archaic forms. She has lent her warbling mezzo-soprano and interpretive wit to nearly two decades of self-produced recordings. Her songs are rooted in early American folk-blues as well as classical art songs and Tin Pan Alley.

The Zionskirche, inaugurated in 1873 and renovated just last year, was built in a neo-Romanesque style on a 52-metre-high vineyard at one of the highest altitudes in Berlin. Its 67-metre tower offers a panoramic view of the city, and its gardens are ideal for lingering before and after the concert with a glass of wine – especially on a warm spring evening. Check out the impressions from last year.

Kiezsalon opening

Friday, 3 May w/ Antonina Nowacka, Josephine Foster and Ka Baird
Saturday, 4 May w/ Valentina Goncharova, Blue Lake and Zoh Amba
Zionskirche | Zionskirchplatz in 10119 Berlin-Mitte
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The Kiezsalon is a project by Digital in Berlin. Curated by Michael Rosen and funded by Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. Presented by The Wire and taz, die tageszeitung. With the kind support of the Förderverein Zionskirche Berlin.