Q3AMBIENTFEST is a three-day happening for neoclassical and experimental music, featuring established and emerging artists from diverse genres and origins. The handpicked roster of talent for this year’s festival, founded and carefully curated by brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, the award-winning Potsdam-based cello-piano duo CEEYS, invites open-minded music lovers to discover today’s contemporary composers and performers. From avant-garde to pop, Q3A holds a mirror to the eclectic architecture of Potsdam, from neo-classical palaces to prefabricated “Plattenbauten” (panelhouses). These Communist-era buildings gave Q3A its name, which is an abbreviation for “Querwandbau” (cross-wall construction).
Q3A will take place at Fabrik Potsdam from 03-05 April 2020, in partnership with Dutch music initiative Fluister, piano & coffee co., Traurig und Untanzbar, Klavins Piano Manufaktúra Kft., SOMA Laboratory, 30CC, Schh. Series and Brudenell Piano Sessions. It also joins Piano Day, an annual worldwide event and platform for piano related projects founded by a group of likeminded people around pianist and composer Nils Frahm, that takes place on the 88th day of the year because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated. Launched in 2017, Q3A hosted 53 artists from 17 different countries, and takes place at Fabrik Potsdam, near the world-famous film town Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.
With Amanda Bloom, Christopher Sky, Chantal Acda, Resina, Island Song presented by Ólafur Arnalds, Chizu Kimura, Hoshiko Yamane, Anne Müller, Lau Nau, Rauelsson, CEEYS (Sebastian & Daniel Selke), Constant Presence (Peter Broderick & Daniel O’Sullivan), Marie Awadis, Sleepland (Kengo Yonemura), Khyaam Haque, Ell Kendall, Vaghy, Mara Simpson, Simeon Walker, Diane Barbé & Tobias Lichtmann.
Q3Ambientfest Edition 2020
Friday, 3rd April 2020 | Starts 20:00 CET
Saturday, 4th April 2020 | Starts 19:00 CET
Sunday, 5th April 2020 | Starts 17:00 CET
Fabrik | Schiffbauergasse 10 | 14467 Potsdam
Photo collage © Daniel Selke