The venue ausland is not just a playground of the international avant garde and contemporary music. It is also one of the last clubs in Berlin standing intact carrying on cultural heritage, in the increasingly residential inner city districts. Located in cosy Prenzlauer Berg, ausland represents uncompromising music in all its various forms.
22 years of ausland means 22 years of biegungen im ausland. The concert series stands exemplary for the venue‘s free spirit. Managed in third generation, biegungen im ausland transforms the souterrain of Lychener Str.60 into the living room of the Berlin improv scene. In recent years the series is also open to electronic music, experimental songwriting, pop, musical theatre, noise, and more. Twelve exciting evenings of concerts are planned for the season of 2024. The opening night features the duo LUDWIG WITTBRODT and the Quartett DEL+ I. Academically trained and autodidact improvisation techniques meet with these two musical acts.
Emily Wittbrodt (cello) and Edis Ludwig (drums, electronics) are LUDWIG WITTBRODT. Their wide awake and unpredictable organic pieces refuse categorisation. Krautrock, early electronic music or contemporary chamber music are just some of the estimated values here. The trained cello player Willbrodt and the self-taught percussionist Ludwig (also known as drummer of the Düsseldorf Düsterboys) hits the soft spot for transparent and efficient arrangements. Instinctively bringing on brilliantly simple musical ideas with a meticulous feeling for time, LUDWIG WITTBRODT creates a maze of sound and melodies, in which one wants to get lost.
The trio DORN ELGART LUCACIOU apparently has secret antennas. There is no other explanation for the blind understanding among these musicians. Every now and then their pushing post jazz noise grooves get thrown out of orbit. Guitar player Jonas Dorn, double bass player Robert Lucaciou and the phenomenal drummer Bill Elgart improvise on the highest level. Imagine the energy of this trio in combination with the dark, sound orientated play of the Faust founding member HANS-JOACHIM IRMLER. A meeting of European and US-American improv traditions including the usage of open cables, spring reverbs, toy pianos, prepared tapes and radios. Expect magical moments.
LUDWIG WITTBRODT / DEL+ I (Dorn Elgart Lucaciou + Irmler)
Saturday, 2.3.2024 | Doors 20:30 | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Straße 60 in 10437 Berlin