ENJOY THE SILENCE

“We dream of travels throughout the universe: is not the universe within us?” — Novalis

Every beginning starts in the abyss of the beginning. Silence. Or noise? A roar. Or an inaudible musica universalis? Pascal confessed, “The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.” The inscrutability of thought as a problem of audibility. Endless spaces. And then again: silence. A lack of humanity. Is it better to open your ears than to board a space shuttle? Novalis was not the first to realize that the “mysterious path leads within.” Nevertheless: romanticism unleashed the trend of self-enquiry.

Today, Novalis would be a punk – Ofterdingen rather than nine to five, 24/7. The search for the self rather than toiling away for coke. One doesn’t need much to take a journey inward. That is exactly what makes it so difficult. You must let go of everything: “If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite”. (Blake) Becoming clean. Psychonautics rather than weekend hedonism. But the doors are misaligned: a preoccupation with measurability, calculated rationality, after-work anaesthetization, dollar-store fantasies. Modernity is anti-ascetic. Excess leads to a lack of experiences. Deafness: da capo.

The artist as a shaman. An engineer of the senses. No longer imitating a natural state that has been destroyed once and for all. Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.

In the beginning there was emptiness. Chaos. Tumult. Noise. Or silence? Or It? In any case: the feeling of an ocean, an expanse. The topography of an unspoiled inwardness. And then? Then came the trainers of the soul who forbade man, “that inveterate dreamer” (Breton), from wobbling. And alongside wobbling they also forbade see-sawing and whistling, screaming and whispering. Cultural arrangements, a managed life. There’s only one answer: revolution. The result will not be a romantic anarchist utopia, but rather once again: nothing. Emptiness. Abyss. Silence is sexy. We must be able to be silent in order to truly hear. Avant-garde and introspection, instead of mass culture storm troops. A L’ARME – take up your arms – this is the root of the German word Lärm, noise. Is it noise or is it art? This question alone breaks with convention. Music is an escape, an exit, self-care – actual sustenance instead of a beautiful fantasy. Avant-garde as an antiserum. The artist as a shaman. An engineer of the senses. No longer imitating a natural state that has been destroyed once and for all. Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible. (Klee)

The artist’s realm is the desert: this is the only place they have the space to truly be. This is the only place where the lion can be a child. The renaissance of astonishment. However, the child always starts at the beginning – a game: ad infinitum.

In the beginning there is sound. Finally. The silence is broken. Where does the path lead? We will not know until we are there, until we are truly ourselves.

Every real game is serious. The lines between simulation and reality blur within a swamp: post-modernity further erases the distinction. However, this intentional transgression opens up the realm of the Dionysian. Significances lose their meaning in the exhilaration of art, the self loses its self-determination. Nietzsche identified music as the most Dionysian of the arts. The German word for experience, Erfahrung, comes from er-varn, a journey, or a path that the self must take. This journey is a dangerous one, filled with thieves and adventurers. One Who Went Forth ... Experience occurs – suddenly and thrillingly: a shock. As with mystical rapture, a certain level of self-abandonment forms the basis of a true experience. You do not collect experiences – you are born through them in that you become proportional to them. In the space in which music is experienced, the self is lost by transgressively melding with the choir. This includes the willingness to become one with your ears: close your eyes ...

In the beginning there is sound. Finally. The silence is broken. Where does the path lead? We will not know until we are there, until we are truly ourselves. On the holy mountain. In unknown chambers. Ofterdingen eventually arrives at a grotto where he finds the light of the blue flower and awakes ... But who cares about what lies at the end of the journey? We would rather hear the song, the one that also slumbers within us alongside everything else. Dreams are spaces. I suddenly arrived at this place in my life (Brinkmann). And then? The inner landscapes were too wild to describe. When we listen, we are strangers. Let’s not talk about it. Enjoy the silence!

— Joris Loeschburg

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WED 27 (BERGHAIN) THU 28 (RADIALSYSTEM V) FRI 29 (RADIALSYSTEM V) SAT 30 (RADIALSYSTEM V)
ON DECKS (19:00 — 20:30)

MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/DE)

— records, sound design

ACT 1 (20:30 — 21:30)

SARAH NEUFELD (CA)

— violin, vocals

ACT 2 (21:30 — 22:45)

LANIAKEA

DANIEL O‘SULLIVAN (GB) — voice, electronics
MASSIMO PUPILLO (IT) — electric bass
FRANÇOIS TESTORY (FR) — voice
JESSICA MOSS (CA) — violin
NEIL LEITER / ECHO COLLECTIVE (BE) — viola

ACT 3 (22:45 — 23:45)

FIRE! & OREN AMBARCHI

MATS GUSTAFSSON (SE/AT) — saxophones
JOHAN BERTHLING (SE) — electric bass
ANDREAS WERLIIN (SE) — drums
OREN AMBARCHI (AU) — guitar
ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:00)

MOHAMMAD

ILIOS (GR) — oscillators
NIKOS VELIOTIS (GR) — electric cello
ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:10)

THE GREAT HANS UNSTERN SWINDLE

HANS UNSTERN (DE) — voice, electric guitar, harps
SIMON BAUER (DE) — double-bass, harps
TUCKÉ ROYALE (DE) — voice, electric guitar, percussion
DANIEL SCHRÖTELER (DE) — drums, harps
PAULINE BOEYKENS (DE) — sousaphone
ELS VANDEWEYER (BE/DE) — harps, vibraphone

BREAK (21:10 — 22:00)
ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 20:45)

YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN (IS/Berlin)

— double-bass, electronics

ACT 2 @ HALLE (20:45 — 21:30)

BRÖTZMANN/LEIGH

PETER BRÖTZMANN (DE) — tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, tárogató
HEATHER LEIGH (US/GB) — pedal steel guitar

BREAK (21:30 — 22:00)
BREAK (21:00 — 21:30)

ACT 2 @ HALLE (21:30 — 22:00)

LUFT

MATS GUSTAFSSON (SE/AT) — saxophones, flutophone
ERWAN KERAVEC (FR) — bagpipes
ACT 3 @ HALLE (22:00 — 23:00)

TRANSFER

ANDY MOOR (GB/NL) — electric guitar, soundscpaes
ANNE-JAMES CHATON (FR) — text, voice
ROY PACI (IT) — trumpet
JOE WILLIAMSON (CA/SE) — double-bass
GOERGE HADOW (GB/NL) — drums
BANI KHOSHNOUDI (IR) — films
ACT 2 @ SAAL (22:00 — 22:50)

SEVAL

SOFIA JERNBERG (SE) — voice
FRED LONBERG-HOLM (US) — cello
DAVID STACKENÄS (SE) — acoustic guitar
EMIL STRANDBERG (SE) — trumpet
PATRIC THORMAN (SE) — double-bass

BREAK (22:50 — 23:15)

ACT 3 @ HALLE (23:15 — 00:15)

TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA
& KRISTOFFER LO

KRISTOFFER LO (NO) — tuba, guitar, flugabone, voice
INGRID HELENE HÅVIK (NO) — voice, harmonium
KARI ESKILD HAVENSTRØM (NO) — voice
EIRIK HEGDAL (NO) — saxophones, clarinets
ANDRÉ ROLIGHETEN (NO) — saxophones, clarinets
METTE RASMUSSEN (DK/NO) — alto saxophone
THOMAS JOHANSSON (NO) — trumpet
HENRIK MUNKEBY NØRSTEBØ (NO) — trombone
PETTER VÅGAN (NO) — guitar, vocals
OLA KVERNBERG (NO) — violin, viola
TOMAS JÄRMYR (SE/NO) — drums
PEKKA STOKKE (NO) — live visuals
ACT 3 @ SAAL — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

ANNA HÖGBERG ATTACK!

ANNA HÖGBERG (SE) — alto saxophone
ELSA BERGMANN (SE) — double-bass
ELIN LARSSON (SE) — tenor saxophone
MALIN WÄTTRING (SE) — tenor saxophone
LISA ULLÈN (SE) — piano
ANNA LUND (SE) — drums

ACT 4 @ STUDIO A — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

MEYER/BAUER/BUTCHER

SABINA MEYER (CH/IT) — voice
JOHN BUTCHER (GB) — tenor saxophone
MATTHIAS BAUER (DE) — double-bass

BREAK (23:15 — 23:45)

ACT 5 @ HALLE (23:45 — 00:30)

FOVEA HEX (IE)

CLODAGH SIMONDS (IE) — voice, keyboard, piano, harmonium
LAURA SHEERAN (IE) — voice, various instruments
KATE ELLIS (IE) — cello
CORA VENUS LUNNY (IE) — voice, viola
MICHAEL BEGG (GB) — electronics, keyboard
COLIN POTTER (GB) — mix, electronics

A L‘ARME! AFTER SHOW — After midnight till dawn

MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/Berlin) — records, electronics
DAVIDE LUCIANI / MOTE Studio (IT/Berlin) — electronics

WED 27 (BERGHAIN)

  • ON DECKS (19:00 — 20:30)

    MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/DE)
    13.00 - 14.30
  • ACT 1 (20:30 — 21:30)

    SARAH NEUFELD (CA)
    14.30 - 15.30
  • ACT 2 (21:30 — 22:45)

    LANIAKEA
    15.30 - 16.45
  • ACT 3 (22:45 — 23:45)

    FIRE! & OREN AMBARCHI
    16.45 - 17.45

THU 28 (RADIALSYSTEM V)

  • ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:00)

    MOHAMMAD
    14.00 - 15.00
  • BREAK (21:00 — 21:30)
    15.00 - 15.30
  • ACT 2 @ HALLE (21:30 — 22:00)

    LUFT
    15.30 - 16.00
  • ACT 3 @ HALLE (22:00 — 23:00)

    TRANSFER
    16.00 - 17.00

FRI 29 (RADIALSYSTEM V)

  • ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:10)

    THE GREAT HANS UNSTERN SWINDLE
    14.00 - 15.10
  • BREAK (21:10 — 22:00)
    15.10 - 16.00
  • ACT 2 @ SAAL (22:00 — 22:50)

    SEVAL
    16.00 - 16.50
  • BREAK (22:50 — 23:15)
    16.45 - 17.15
  • ACT 3 @ HALLE (23:15 — 00:15)

    TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA
    & KRISTOFFER LO
    17.15 - 18.30

SAT 30 (RADIALSYSTEM V)

  • ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 20:45)

    YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN (IS/Berlin)
    14.00 - 14.45
  • ACT 2 @ HALLE (20:45 — 21:30)

    BRÖTZMANN/LEIGH
    14.45 - 15.30
  • BREAK (21:30 — 22:00)
    15.30 - 16.00
  • ACT 3 @ SAAL — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

    ANNA HÖGBERG ATTACK!
    16.00 - 16.45
  • ACT 4 @ STUDIO A — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

    MEYER/BAUER/BUTCHER
    16.45 - 17.15
  • BREAK (23:15 — 23:45)
    17.15 - 17.45
  • ACT 5 @ HALLE (23:45 — 00:30)

    FOVEA HEX (IE)
    17.45 - 18.30
  • A L‘ARME! AFTER SHOW — After midnight till dawn
    18.30 - 23.59
WED 27 (BERGHAIN) THU 28 (RADIALSYSTEM V) FRI 29 (RADIALSYSTEM V) SAT 30 (RADIALSYSTEM V)
ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:10)

THE GREAT HANS UNSTERN SWINDLE

HANS UNSTERN (DE) — voice, electric guitar, harps
SIMON BAUER (DE) — double-bass, harps
TUCKÉ ROYALE (DE) — voice, electric guitar, percussion
DANIEL SCHRÖTELER (DE) — drums, harps
PAULINE BOEYKENS (DE) — sousaphone
ELS VANDEWEYER (BE/DE) — harps, vibraphone

BREAK (21:10 — 22:00)
ACT 2 @ SAAL (22:00 — 22:50)

SEVAL

SOFIA JERNBERG (SE) — voice
FRED LONBERG-HOLM (US) — cello
DAVID STACKENÄS (SE) — acoustic guitar
EMIL STRANDBERG (SE) — trumpet
PATRIC THORMAN (SE) — double-bass

BREAK (22:50 — 23:15)

ACT 3 @ HALLE (23:15 — 00:15)

TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA
& KRISTOFFER LO

KRISTOFFER LO (NO) — tuba, guitar, flugabone, voice
INGRID HELENE HÅVIK (NO) — voice, harmonium
KARI ESKILD HAVENSTRØM (NO) — voice
EIRIK HEGDAL (NO) — saxophones, clarinets
ANDRÉ ROLIGHETEN (NO) — saxophones, clarinets
METTE RASMUSSEN (DK/NO) — alto saxophone
THOMAS JOHANSSON (NO) — trumpet
HENRIK MUNKEBY NØRSTEBØ (NO) — trombone
PETTER VÅGAN (NO) — guitar, vocals
OLA KVERNBERG (NO) — violin, viola
TOMAS JÄRMYR (SE/NO) — drums
PEKKA STOKKE (NO) — live visuals

FRI 29 (RADIALSYSTEM V)

  • ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:10)

    THE GREAT HANS UNSTERN SWINDLE
    14.00 - 15.10
  • BREAK (21:10 — 22:00)
    15.10 - 16.00
  • ACT 2 @ SAAL (22:00 — 22:50)

    SEVAL
    16.00 - 16.50
  • BREAK (22:50 — 23:15)
    16.45 - 17.15
  • ACT 3 @ HALLE (23:15 — 00:15)

    TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA
    & KRISTOFFER LO
    17.15 - 18.30
WED 27 (BERGHAIN) THU 28 (RADIALSYSTEM V) FRI 29 (RADIALSYSTEM V) SAT 30 (RADIALSYSTEM V)
ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 20:45)

YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN (IS/Berlin)

— double-bass, electronics

ACT 2 @ HALLE (20:45 — 21:30)

BRÖTZMANN/LEIGH

PETER BRÖTZMANN (DE) — tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, tárogató
HEATHER LEIGH (US/GB) — pedal steel guitar

BREAK (21:30 — 22:00)
ACT 3 @ SAAL — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

ANNA HÖGBERG ATTACK!

ANNA HÖGBERG (SE) — alto saxophone
ELSA BERGMANN (SE) — double-bass
ELIN LARSSON (SE) — tenor saxophone
MALIN WÄTTRING (SE) — tenor saxophone
LISA ULLÈN (SE) — piano
ANNA LUND (SE) — drums

ACT 4 @ STUDIO A — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

MEYER/BAUER/BUTCHER

SABINA MEYER (CH/IT) — voice
JOHN BUTCHER (GB) — tenor saxophone
MATTHIAS BAUER (DE) — double-bass

BREAK (23:15 — 23:45)

ACT 5 @ HALLE (23:45 — 00:30)

FOVEA HEX (IE)

CLODAGH SIMONDS (IE) — voice, keyboard, piano, harmonium
LAURA SHEERAN (IE) — voice, various instruments
KATE ELLIS (IE) — cello
CORA VENUS LUNNY (IE) — voice, viola
MICHAEL BEGG (GB) — electronics, keyboard
COLIN POTTER (GB) — mix, electronics

A L‘ARME! AFTER SHOW — After midnight till dawn

MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/Berlin) — records, electronics
DAVIDE LUCIANI / MOTE Studio (IT/Berlin) — electronics

SAT 30 (RADIALSYSTEM V)

  • ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 20:45)

    YAIR ELAZAR GLOTMAN (IS/Berlin)
    14.00 - 14.45
  • ACT 2 @ HALLE (20:45 — 21:30)

    BRÖTZMANN/LEIGH
    14.45 - 15.30
  • BREAK (21:30 — 22:00)
    15.30 - 16.00
  • ACT 3 @ SAAL — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

    ANNA HÖGBERG ATTACK!
    16.00 - 16.45
  • ACT 4 @ STUDIO A — 22:00 (SET 1) + 22:45 (SET 2)

    MEYER/BAUER/BUTCHER
    16.45 - 17.15
  • BREAK (23:15 — 23:45)
    17.15 - 17.45
  • ACT 5 @ HALLE (23:45 — 00:30)

    FOVEA HEX (IE)
    17.45 - 18.30
  • A L‘ARME! AFTER SHOW — After midnight till dawn
    18.30 - 23.59
WED 27 (BERGHAIN) THU 28 (RADIALSYSTEM V) FRI 29 (RADIALSYSTEM V) SAT 30 (RADIALSYSTEM V)
ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:00)

MOHAMMAD

ILIOS (GR) — oscillators
NIKOS VELIOTIS (GR) — electric cello
BREAK (21:00 — 21:30)

ACT 2 @ HALLE (21:30 — 22:00)

LUFT

MATS GUSTAFSSON (SE/AT) — saxophones, flutophone
ERWAN KERAVEC (FR) — bagpipes
ACT 3 @ HALLE (22:00 — 23:00)

TRANSFER

ANDY MOOR (GB/NL) — electric guitar, soundscpaes
ANNE-JAMES CHATON (FR) — text, voice
ROY PACI (IT) — trumpet
JOE WILLIAMSON (CA/SE) — double-bass
GOERGE HADOW (GB/NL) — drums
BANI KHOSHNOUDI (IR) — films

THU 28 (RADIALSYSTEM V)

  • ACT 1 @ HALLE (20:00 — 21:00)

    MOHAMMAD
    14.00 - 15.00
  • BREAK (21:00 — 21:30)
    15.00 - 15.30
  • ACT 2 @ HALLE (21:30 — 22:00)

    LUFT
    15.30 - 16.00
  • ACT 3 @ HALLE (22:00 — 23:00)

    TRANSFER
    16.00 - 17.00
WED 27 (BERGHAIN) THU 28 (RADIALSYSTEM V) FRI 29 (RADIALSYSTEM V) SAT 30 (RADIALSYSTEM V)
ON DECKS (19:00 — 20:30)

MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/DE)

— records, sound design

ACT 1 (20:30 — 21:30)

SARAH NEUFELD (CA)

— violin, vocals

ACT 2 (21:30 — 22:45)

LANIAKEA

DANIEL O‘SULLIVAN (GB) — voice, electronics
MASSIMO PUPILLO (IT) — electric bass
FRANÇOIS TESTORY (FR) — voice
JESSICA MOSS (CA) — violin
NEIL LEITER / ECHO COLLECTIVE (BE) — viola

ACT 3 (22:45 — 23:45)

FIRE! & OREN AMBARCHI

MATS GUSTAFSSON (SE/AT) — saxophones
JOHAN BERTHLING (SE) — electric bass
ANDREAS WERLIIN (SE) — drums
OREN AMBARCHI (AU) — guitar

WED 27 (BERGHAIN)

  • ON DECKS (19:00 — 20:30)

    MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/DE)
    13.00 - 14.30
  • ACT 1 (20:30 — 21:30)

    SARAH NEUFELD (CA)
    14.30 - 15.30
  • ACT 2 (21:30 — 22:45)

    LANIAKEA
    15.30 - 16.45
  • ACT 3 (22:45 — 23:45)

    FIRE! & OREN AMBARCHI
    16.45 - 17.45
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→ Ostbahnhof (449m)
S Bahn: S5, S7, S75
Bus: 140, 142, 147, 240, 248, 347, EV, N40
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Regional train: IRE, RB14, RB24, RE1, RE2, RE7
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Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin

Public Transport
→ Ostbahnhof (449m)
S Bahn: S5, S7, S75
Bus: 140, 142, 147, 240, 248, 347, EV, N40
High speed train: EC , IC , 2431, ICE
Regional train: IRE, RB14, RB24, RE1, RE2, RE7
→ Franz-Mehring-Platz (393m)
Bus: 240, 347, N40

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