DE. A L’ARME! geht in die siebte Runde. Das wagemutigste Festival Berlins, das Avantgarde-Jazz mit experimenteller Musik und Noise zusammenbringt, trommelt Ende Juli und Anfang August zu vier Musiktagen voller Improvisation, Performance, Interferenzen, Feedback und jeder Menge Überraschungen. Im Radialsystem und dem Säälchen am Holzmarkt sind zwischen Jazz und Dada, Hip-Hop und Expressionismus, Echtzeitmusik und Fluxus gleich mehrere Deutschlandpremieren zu erleben und Kollaborationen, die die Welt so noch nicht gesehen hat. Matana Roberts spielt an einem Abend mit Nils Petter Molvær, Natalie Sandtorv und Groupshow = Jan Jelinek/Hanno Leichtmann/Andrew Pekler, der Rabiat-Rap von Dälek trifft auf das Tenorsax von Mats Gustafsson und den Krautrock von Faust, Moor Mother bringt ihr Ensemble Irreversible Entanglements mit, Colin Stetson seine Rock-Transzendenz-Erfahrung namens Ex Eye. Und das sind nur einige Highlights aus einem Programm, das vier Sommerabende lang alle Hörgewohnheiten auf den Kopf stellen und Erfahrungshorizonte nachhaltig erweitern wird. Ohrensausen garantiert.

EN. The A L’ARME! Festival will be held this year for the seventh time. At the end of the July and the beginning of August, Berlin’s most daring festival, combining avant-garde jazz with experimental music and noise, will be thundering onto the stage with four days filled to the brim with music, improvisation, performance, interference, feedback and countless surprises. At Radialsystem and the Säälchen at Holzmarkt, the festival will be hosting a number of Germany-wide premiers and collaborations unlike anything the world has ever seen that blur the lines between jazz and dada, hip-hop and expressionism, real-time music and flux. Matana Roberts will spend an evening playing alongside with Nils Petter Molvær, Natalie Sandtorv and Groupshow = Jan Jelinek/Hanno Leichtmann/Andrew Pekler, Dälek’s ruthless raps will meet Mats Gustafsson’s tenor saxophone and the Krautrock of Faust, Moor Mother is bringing her collective Irreversible Entanglements, and Colin Stetson his rock-transcendence experience named Ex Eye. And those are just a few highlights of this year’s line-up that promises to change the way you listen to music and permanently expand your horizons over the course of four summer nights. Guaranteed to get you buzzing.

DJ-TEAM: SISTEMI AUDIOFOBICI BURP

BURP ENTERPRISE PRESENTS: SISTEMI AUDIOFOBICI BURP

Here comes the very last act announcement - before the madness starts on Wednesday! In exactly 7 days, in the early hours after midnight, the Italian autonomists Mat Pogo, JD Zazie & Roberta Wjm Andreucci will close the Seventh edition of A L’ARME! - as the incomparable DJ-collective Sistemi Audiofobici Burp.

RIEKO OKUDA / HANNA SCHÖRKEN

THE ART OF DUO: RIEKO OKUDA / HANNA SCHÖRKEN

Imagine Krautrock would have been invented by the Norwegian Underground, 50 years later — what would it sound like? Hailing from Stavanger, the highly talented Noiserock unit GOLDEN ORIOLE presents a jaw-dropping originality that can be mostly described as crushed funk, cold noise or industrial kraut...

GOLDEN ORIOLE

THE APPROACHING OF THE DISCO VOID: GOLDEN ORIOLE

Imagine Krautrock would have been invented by the Norwegian Underground, 50 years later — what would it sound like? Hailing from Stavanger, the highly talented Noiserock unit GOLDEN ORIOLE presents a jaw-dropping originality that can be mostly described as crushed funk, cold noise or industrial kraut...

KIKI MANDERS & BAND

UNIVERSE IN A SHOEBOX: KIKI MANDERS & BAND

With her widely acclaimed debut album »Love is yours is mine« (Unit 2016), the Berlin-based Dutch composer and singer Kiki Manders already made a clear statement: She doesn’t fit into any category. Her voice is both powerful and fragile and she uses it in several ways, sometimes singing, sometimes as a recitative.

JEALOUSY PARTY

LONG LIVE LA PUNCA: JEALOUSY PARTY

In exactly two weeks, JEALOUSY PARTY will burn down the house. Founded in Florence, Italy in 1995 by producers Roberta Wjm Andreucci and Mat Pogo, this Berlin-based abstract R&B outfit blends noise and improvisation with funk, avant rock, dub and idiosyncratic electronic collages – a fusion they like to term Punca.

LANA TRIO & JD ZAZIE

A ROOM WITH A VIEW: LANA TRIO & JD ZAZIE

A rare flower, blooming for the first time in 2007, gradually developing its unique scent ever since. Lana trio is a forum for perpetual personal and social process, and the sum of three strongly individual artists that enable each other's specificities through a mutual discarding of judgement and dogmas: Andreas Wildhagen on drums, Kjetil Jerve on piano and trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø.

GROUPSHOW

GROUPSHOW

Groupshow is not a band, it’s a method. Jan Jelinek, Hanno Leichtmann and Andrew Pekler use this method to investigate the act of the modular interconnection of electronics, acoustics, percussion, guitar, samplers, improvisation and synapses, of different personalities and their constantly changing communication with one another.

NATALIE SANDTORV “FREEDOM NATION” FEAT. NILS PETTER MOLVÆR & HEDVIG MOLLESTAD

NATALIE SANDTORV »FREEDOM NATION« FEAT. NILS PETTER MOLVÆR & HEDVIG MOLLESTAD

The Norwegian award winning artist NATALIE SANDTORV has established herself as quite a unique, stand-out and strong musician and composer within the European avant-garde jazz movement. The past year the vocalist and her band »FREEDOM NATION« has taken the music scene with a raw alternative rock with a spiritual echo of free jazz.

TRISTAN HONSINGER’S HOPSCOTCH

Tristan Honsinger is a living legend. As a cellist, composer and performance artist, the Berlin-based American has been involved in some of the most significant developments in improvised music since the early 70s.

PRACTICAL MUSIC

LET’S GET PRACTICAL!

Originally conceived as a one-off at Amsterdam's legendary October Meeting 2016 at the Bimhuis, it quickly was clear that the Dutch multi-instrumentalists and performers Oscar Jan Hoogland and Jasper Stadhouders as well as Berlin's stellar percussionist Christian Lillinger must continue the madness.

SACRED GROVES – HAILING FROM NAIROBI

Raphael Kariuki aka DJ Raph is not only an active player on the music scene in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, but is also one of that scene’s most exceptional products. He is a musician, producer and DJ, a genealogist and a trendsetter.

TALIBAM! ENSEMBLE DE NEU WITH DODÓ KIS & RON STABINSKY

TALIBAM! ENSEMBLE DE NEU WITH DODÓ KIS & RON STABINSKY

Take two self-appointed dadaist provocateurs with an innate love for the history of music, playing a drumset and a keytar - and you’ll get Talibam!; a performance duo from NYC, founded in 2003.

VANDEWEYER / ILLVIBE / DRAKE FEAT. REAL GEIZT / SPLIDTTERCRIST

Marimba, vibraphone, metal plates, drums, record players, and voice boxes – all turned inside out. These are the weapons of choice when the Belgian vibraphonist Els Vandeweyer, American drummer Hamid Drake, turntablist DJ Illvibe and rap masters Real Geizt / Splidttercrist // Imitierte Signale from Berlin take the stage in a creative showdown.

A MUSICAL STORYTELLER: MATANA ROBERTS

Matana Roberts is a saxophonist, composer, a sound and concept artist, and is obsessed with the way the past influences our present. She sees her work in all of these areas both as field research and political intervention. In 2016, Roberts recorded a series of saxophone performances in subway stations, giving them titles that highlight the struggle between Native Americans and their colonizers...

Eye for an eye: EX EYE

Components of free jazz and the remains of blackened metal, organized according to the logic of math rock and compressed through a steamroller of noise: this is EX EYE, a group that defines itself as a “post-everything quartet”...

GIOVANNI LAMI > Attraction. Repulsion. Reversion.

Giovanni Lami immerses himself in the phenomenon of magnetism with unrestrained curiosity and regularly wrestles surprising insights out of it. In his performances, he manipulates in real time the sounds that are buried within the metal oxide layers of magnetic tape a million times over and can be teased out time and time again.

IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS

IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS

Poet and performer Camae Ayewa, better known under her alias Moor Mother, originally teamed up with saxophonist Keir Neuringer and bassist Luke Stewart to take a stand against police brutality after the death of Akai Gurley in New York in 2014.

SUPER JAZZ SANDWICH: A NINE-STEP MODEL

Let’s start the new week with our first Radialsystem announcement for the 1st August >> Hailing from Essen, Germany respectively Italy, saxophonist Florian Walter, drummer Simon Camatta and trumpeter Flavio Zanuttini have been making music together from the moment they met each other for the first time in 2010.

GRAND OPENING OVERVIEW ///// JAZZ IS DANGEROUS

Before we continue with all our Radialsystem acts, we are happy to conclude the announcements of our Grand Opening with the Swedish DJ artist Elena Wolay a.k.a. »Jazz Är Farligt«!

THE GRADUAL PROGRESSIONS OF GREG FOX

More than a drum solo >> the Seventh edition of A L'ARME! will be introduced by NYC-based interdisciplinary artist and drum virtuoso Greg Fox presenting his electro-acoustic Solo magic at the Holzmarkt/Säälchen, 31st July!