The first Salon in 2019 will feature the Berlin-premiere of New York-based composer Kelly Moran, following her Warp Records debut ‘Ultraviolet’ – as well as British pioneering audio-visual collage artist Vicki Bennett aka. People Like Us. Read & Listen | Tickets
Wednesday, 27th March 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Anna and Elizabeth & Saloli LIVE
The Invisible Comes to Us is a new album from the pioneering partnership of Anna & Elizabeth. Released on the significant Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the record is a spellbinding reconfiguration of ancient folk ballads that sees the duo’s immersion in Appalachian music move to a place of boundless experimentation.
Portland, Oregon resident Mary Sutton’s solo project Saloli (Kranky) threads together complementary shades of soft-hued hypnosis, dazed modal introspection, icy amusement park reverie, and lunar lullaby into prismatic suites of contemplative melody and synthetic communion. Read & Listen | Tickets
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Seth Graham & Gwenifer Raymond LIVE
A student of philosophy, and deliberately oblivious to the functions of genres and hype, Seth Graham is co-owner of experimental imprint Orange Milk; responsible for putting out so much of the current flow of zany, yet classically informed electronic music on classic formats, again flying in the face of considered trends of the new establishment.
Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist based in Brighton, England. Oscillating between the moody and the manic she plays original American Primitive instrumentals, drawn from the roots music of Mississippi and Appalachia. Read & Listen | Tickets
Wednesday, Mai 29, 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Ariel Kalma & Carl Stone LIVE
French-born composer Ariel Kalma moved through free jazz, progressive rock, drone, minimalism, electroacoustic composition, field recordings, new age and more. Over 4 decades, he published several vinyl LP’s, cassettes, and CD’s. His compositions have been used for modern dance-theatre, films, musical poetry, guided meditations, transformational groups. Ariel Kalma has also played on many albums in France – even throughout Europe, the US and recently Australia, where he lives.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between Los Angeles and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972.
Wednesday, Juni 26, 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Leafcutter John & Haiku Salut LIVE
Electronic musician, inventor and teacher Leafcutter John explores microcosms of sound through instruments of his own making – be they photo-sensitive grids controlled by bike lights and sparklers, precarious, home-spun Rube Goldberg-isms or glistening modular banks. Leafcutter seems drawn to the aleatoric beauty of natural systems; he’s been heard baffling Max Reinhardt on Late Junction with an atomic recording of a peeling tangerine, and aurally charting the price of gold at the Roundhouse.
Haiku Salut are an instrumental dream-pop-post-folk-neo-everything trio from the Derbyshire Dales. The group consists of multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, and Louise Croft. Between them, Haiku Salut play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, drums, and melodica. Their music also features electronic elements, which they refer to as “loopery and laptopery”.
Wednesday, Juli 31, 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Summer Salon at Kunsthaus Dahlem | TBA
Saturday, August 31, 2019
For our summer salon in August, we will host the Kiezsalon at Kunsthaus Dahlem and its beautiful sculpture park. The Kunsthaus, which is located right next to the Grunewald and near the Brücke Museum, is an exhibition space dedicated to postwar modernism in East and West Germany.
Raoul Vignal & G.A.M.S. LIVE
Raoul Vignal was born in Lyon, France. Soothing vocals and a delicate fingerpicking technique stand as his trademarks in composition. His music has many times been referred to as “evocative”. His first album “The Silver Veil”, recorded at Klangbild Studios, Berlin, was released on April 7, 2017, on French record label Talitres (Bordeaux).
The duo G.A.M.S. makes music on the edge of losing control. A restless drummer works his way through waves of feedback, which span the full spectrum of frequencies from pumping bass to the highest tones. With the pulse of the feedback Andi Stecher‘s drumming, at times feverish and driven, then distanced and abstract, creates polyrhythmic structures. Whats comes into being is a maelstrom of sound and rhythm – music beyond every style, the power of which lies in its rawness. Stecher and Guido Möbius switch the roles of desired and undesired sound and thereby create pieces like archaic sculptures.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Kee Avil & Karpov Not Kasparov LIVE
Kee Avil is a solo song project based in Montreal, QC. It combines guitar, voice and electronics into song forms that stagger between structure and improvisation, the weird and the familiar.
Chess is math and like chess, Karpov not Kasparov’s sound is a mathematical fusion of electronic music, an early 80’s sound and some jazzy-oriental flavours. Like in chess, the drum machine and the vintage synths take turns on the offensive, wrapping around one another in a psychedelic waltz. Every move the instruments make nudges the track towards a new direction and changes the course of the game. The result is danceable, fluid and favourably inclined towards out-of-consciousness experiences.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET