‘Easterndaze x Berlin’ Unites Music of Eastern Europe and Germany
Concert and Film Series Presents Music from Central and Eastern European Countries in Collaboration with German ArtistsSeptember 19th, 2016
‘Easterndaze x Berlin:DIY Music Topographie’, assisted by Lucia Udvardyova, will present a series of concerts and films showcasing often misunderstood or overlooked music from Central and Eastern European countries such as the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. Artists from these regions will collaborate with German artists.
The series of concerts starts on 29th September with the screening of the film ‘31 Endings/31 Beginnings’, produced by the artistic collective RAFANI. During the day there will also be a live performance of KETEV, Noumeno, Silver Waves, Circular Ruins and Arikon.
The second night will be hosted by Baba Vanga from Prague, a producer of electronic music in the style of techno, noise and glitch.
On the third night, Future Nuggets will be on the stage presenting minimal techno, unsophisticated dub melancholia and cave reverb.
The last night of the concert will include performances from WIDT from Warsaw and Christoph de Babalon from Berlin. De Babalon is a legend in the electronic underground music scene in Berlin, whilst WIDT are two sisters who create hypnotic tracks with pulsating rhythms, operatic vocals and colorful, psychedelic visuals with a VHS-like retro feel.
The concert series will take place in Kulturquartier, a new cultural center in a former crematorium in Wedding, Berlin. It will bring together the most interesting idiosyncratic collectives and cultural activists from Berlin together with those from Central and Eastern Europe.
Documentary films exploring DIY music culture will be screened at the Lichtblick Cinema.
Easterndaze x Berlin is conducted in cooperation with Eastern European cultural institutes. It was funded by Musicboard Berlin and the German-Czech Future Fund and supported by the EUNIC Network of European Cultural Institutes in Berlin, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Czech Center Berlin, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and the Slovakian Institute.