Festival Klangteppich II

Klangteppich presents concerts with contemporary musicians from Iran and the Iranian diaspora and of people who address Iran artistically.
Klangteppich initiates new musical encounters, invites you to explore contemporary styles of playing in the global South and questions Eurocentric perceptions of music.
Klangteppich is committed to live music – folk, improvisation, sound art, electronic music, jazz and pop.
Klangteppich II took place at Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg on September 19, the festival was funded by the Musicboard Berlin GmbH.

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Diaspora. A talk with Saba Alizadeh, Josh Kun and Farahnaz Hatam

Padding and Scattering

On June 8, Saba Alizadeh from Tehran, Iran, gave his first of three solo concerts in Berlin. He first performed an electronic set, followed by an acoustic set on the kamancheh. Later that evening he was joined by author and music critic Josh Kun from Los Angeles and the Berlin-based electronic musician Farahnaz Hatam to discuss diasporic sounds, the role of music in nostalgic experiences among people living outside of Iran and – Tehrangeles.
The evening was hosted by Franziska Buhre. Photos by Esmail Habibi.

Saba Alizadeh’s Berlin concerts were kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut / Foreign Office.

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Klangteppich. Festival for music of the Iranian diaspora

The festival took place on June 22–23 in the Salon am Moritzplatz in Berlin. It presented contemporary music creations by Berlin-based musicians from Iran in new artistic encounters. Persian instruments could be discovered in new sound environments, the voice was heard with storytelling and singing in several languages. The variety of remembered and anticipated sounds unfolded into a magnificent fabric that the musicians and listeners tied together.

Idea and concept: Franziska Buhre
Artistic director 2018: Ali Choolaei
Funded by Musicboard Berlin GmbH
 

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Walls Will Fall. The 49 Trumpets of Jericho


A composition by Mazen Kerbaj
Realized as a side-specific performance at the large water reservoir Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg on May 19th, 2018.

Photos by Cristina Marx

The participating trumpet players are Berliners of various generations from Australia, Austria, Cuba, Denmark, England, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Somalia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey and the United States.

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Presents: Helen Gillet (US/BE) live in Berlin

Helen Gillet (US/BE)

cello – loops – voice

Cellist, composer and improviser Helen Gillet crosses genres and moods by exploring deep funky grooves, electronic loops and her singing voice. Her music is inspired by Avantgarde Jazz, North Indian classical styles, French Chansons and Punkrock. Born in Belgium, Gillet has made her home in New Orleans since 2003. Don’t miss her first Berlin performances in years!

Listen to Helen Gillets wonderful interview with Silke Super at Radioeins, including her performing the new song “Slow Drag Pavageau” here:

http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/mofr1921/interviews/helen-gillet.html

Plus: Here’s the portrait about Helen Gillet by Antje Bonhage for Kulturradio: http://mediathek.rbb-online.de/radio/Kulturradio-am-Morgen/Helen-Gillet-Cellistin-und-Jazz-S%C3%A4ngeri/kulturradio/Audio?bcastId=9839110&documentId=43604004

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