Once 2017’s festival season is over and Berlin’s trees have shed their autumn leaves, the time for Traurig und Untanzbar has come – an evening celebrating the joy of dark ambient music and its transition from melancholy to wrath and chaos in the course of just four live concerts. Because to us, this music is everything but sad and impossible to dance to. It’s the pinnacle of joy!
Eric Carl’s drone-based, organic ambient experimentations will kick it off – followed by Fields Rotation’s journey through a more melancholic palette of sounds, a perfect fusion between neoclassical and electronic. Then Subheim takes over to introduce us to darker territory – a vast void of slow, broken beats and haunting melodies. The evening is then closing off with Monolog / Mads Lindgren who will teach us a lesson in aural madness.
monolog is the alter ego of Danish born Berlin resident Mads Lindgren. His activities in Berlin have often been rooted at wndl as well as the stage at ZR with its improvised music and modern jazz aesthetics. He soon bonded with EPY from Trust in Austria through a series of live shows in Berlin, while also playing doom jazz with Anders Holst Jensen of Danish stages.
Berlin-based musician Subheim composes deep electronic music with acoustic elements. His work is a collage of field recordings, slow evolving drum beats, hypnotic melodies and echoing voices. Drawing from a wide spectrum of genres and influences, from ambient, drone and post-rock to downtempo, lofi, trip hop and even techno, his sonic journeys are there for cold nights, for long train rides, for one to sink into during or after the storm, for the sleepless and the loners.
Christoph Berg is a composer and sound artist currently living and working in Berlin focusing on fragile acoustic chamber music compositions that can be recorded and performed as a one man ensemble. Besides, he is member of several collaborative projects, joins friends on tour to help performing their works every now and again and works as a studio musician. Also releases music as Field Rotation.
Subheim, Monolog, Field Rotation LIVE
Friday, 15th September 2017
Kantine Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin