Picture: Lisa Lerkenfeldt by Traianos Pakioufakis
Picture: Lisa Lerkenfeldt by Traianos Pakioufakis

Kiezsalon w/ Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Raphael Rogiński and András Németh at Collegium Hungaricum | Saturday, 29.06.2024

The Kiezsalon returns to the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin-Mitte for a full weekend program. Following Friday’s lineup of Derek Piotr, Petra Várallyay and Stefan Schultze, Saturday continues with electroacoustic composer Lisa Lerkenfeldt and hurdy-gurdy revivalist András Németh, playing Berlin for the first time, as well as guitarist Raphael Rogiński and the DJ duo Lazy Calm Raga.

In her recordings and performances, Australian composer and performer Lisa Lerkenfeldt employs magnetic tape loops, piano and field recording to create her dissolving worlds. On her sophomore LP, Halos of Perception, released via Shelter Press earlier this year, she explores electroacoustic techniques of refraction. For her Berlin appearance, Lisa will construct a hallucinatory web of echoes with a variation of album cut Cobwebs.

Hailing from Poland, Raphael Rogiński is guitarist and researcher of musical folklore. Trained in jazz and classical music, he expanded his education to include musicology and ethnomusicology. The mix of these two paths is an indicator of the style of his work in terms of composition and performance. Associated with multiculturalism and Jewish culture, he conducts research on its forgotten traditions, translating their significance into the present day.

In reviewing his 2023 album for Instant Classic, Talàn, Pitchfork noted “the numinous power in his instrumental songs – enchanted, uncanny, swarming with ghosts.”

Budapest-born András Németh originally graduated as a biologist which influenced his approach to music. He is constantly experimenting with the hurdy-gurdy, expanding the possibilities of its acoustic monotonic sound. While currently finishing his Doctor of Liberal Arts degree, he is the hurdy-gurdy teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

His years of research in village music, the influences of other musical genres and the sensitive way he perceives the world makes him one of the most innovative interpreters of the hurdy-gurdy.

Lazy Calm Raga is a Hungarian DJ duo based in Budapest and Berlin, drawn to contemporary unconventional soundscapes, genre shifts and heavy bass elements. Their bi-weekly show on Lahmacun Radio, a Hungarian-based community station, is dedicated to eclectic ambience and constraint-free discoveries. Focussing on selection rather than standard club tactics, their sets are designed to evoke specific moods and atmospheres.

Having opened its doors in 2007, the new Collegium Hungaricum Berlin stands where the original institute existed from 1926 to 1944. With its Bauhaus architecture, the building is reminiscent of a modernist movement that connects Hungary and Germany. Filled with large windows, the cultural hub offers panoramic views and radiant sunlight. For the Kiezsalon we invite you to wander through the Collegium Hungaricum and experience live music across the venue’s various spaces.

Kiezsalon w/ Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Raphael Rogiński, András Németh and DJs Lazy Calm Raga

Saturday, 29.06.24 | Doors 19:00 / Starts 20:00 CET
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin | Dorotheenstrasse 12 in 10117 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 Collegium Hungaricum Berlin.
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