At the end of October we return to our spiritual home, the 120-year-old, historical Musikbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. Tucked away between Greifswalder Straße and Volkspark Friedrichshain, the former Schneider brewery is a rare building in east Berlin for having survived, unspoiled, the creeping tide of gentrification.
A natural non-conformist, Mabe Fratti is a Guatemalan-born cellist now based in Mexico City. She creates delicate and deeply intimate soundscapes using only synthesiser, vocals, and her cello.
Through her hypnotic and captivating performance, Mabe sews contemporary elements like shoe gaze and art pop with ancestral influences that go from Gregorian chants to Sephardi music.
Lea Bertucci is a composer, performer and sound designer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her performance practice with woodwind instruments, her work incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-responsive and site-specific sonic investigations of architecture. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation. She describes her way of composing as the invented genre of four-dimensional composition.
However, this description of Bertucci’s holistic approach to playing and composing is to the point, as her approach does not only involve space and time, i.e. it does not only stimulate reflection on the sequence of musical events, but also on how the sounds correspond and behave with the respective characteristics of the spaces or how the position of the audience influences what is being heard.
As part of our safety first policy, tickets are only available online. There is no box office or guest list.
Last season, our shows sold out quickly, so we recommend securing your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Do not buy second-hand tickets from strangers – there are scammers around. As part of our safety first policy, tickets are only available online. There is no box office or guest list. Due to the pandemic, changes may be made at short notice. In the event of any changes, we will inform you by E-Mail. Please be aware that format of the event and venue arrangements have been adapted to maximize safety, and we have created a strict Kiezsalon hygiene and safety policy.
Kiezsalon w/ Mabe Fratti and Lea Bertucci @ Musikbrauerei
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 | Doors 18:00 | Start 19:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23 in 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
The Kiezsalon has offered a forum for innovative musical activity beyond genre boundaries. As an interface between avant-garde, advanced pop music and interdisciplinary art, the series presents compact shows of 30 minutes by artists of diverse genres, origin and status.
Photo © Musikbrauerei by Roland Owsnitzki