Musikbrauerei has long served as the spiritual base of Kiezsalon, and we’re happy to return home with performances by the Japanese art-pop musician Tujiko Noriko, who’s currently based in Paris, and Rahma Quartet, an experimental ensemble whose members are split between Berlin and Munich.
This October we return to 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.
Tujiko Noriko is a Paris-based Japanese musician, actor and director. Since the early 2000s, she has released several albums of experimental pop, singing bittersweet melodies in Japanese and English over glitchy, downtempo electronics and electro-acoustic arrangements. Tujiko Noriko’s latest album Crépuscule I & II was released on Editions Mego earlier this year. Pitchfork’s review states the ‘new two-part album exchanges her colourful pop patchwork for soft, luminous ambient music of alien beauty and human warmth.’
Berlin/Munich-based Rahma Quartet comprises vocalist Rasha Ragab, Argentinian woodwind player Lucio Capece, sound object artist Christoph Nikolaus (stone harp) and Werner Dafeldecker on double bass. In 2022, the quartet worked on a new piece entitled Mercy is called down by Mercy to the last; they will perform this at the Kiezsalon.
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Kiezsalon w/ Tujiko Noriko and Rahma Quartet
Saturday, 7.10.2023 | Doors 19:00 | Starts 20:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23A in 10405 Berlin