A L‘ARME – a call to arms! Together with musical trailblazers who have led the movement from the very beginning and the most exciting new faces on the international experimental music scene, Berlin’s unique avant-garde jazz festival is celebrating its fifth birthday and inviting the public to come together and spend four summer nights (2 to 5 August) discovering the latest forms of experimental music.

Internationally renowned talents will share the stage with the up-and-coming stars of the scene: through their varied facets and suggestive allure, a superb and sonically powerful mélange of real-time musical interactions, avant-garde compositions, and modern rock will set the tone for the festival’s fifth anniversary. At A L‘ARME!, the restrictions of genre labels are always superseded by energy, fantasy and feeling. From the festival’s impressive opening night at Berghain to the Saturday night at RADIALSYSTEM V which stretches well into the morning, more than 60 artists will premiere new work and collaborate musically with one another for the first time ever, concentrating and multiplying the quality, power and radical nature of the festival.

At A L‘ARME!, all-stars and world-class soloists such as the American rock legend Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), the Berlin-based industrial guitarist Caspar Brötzmann, co-founder of raster-media Frank Bretschneider, the young Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler, or the virtuosic American drummer Chris Corsano will be performing in smaller groups as well as in large-format premieres. The fifth edition of the festival also promises a number of world premieres of new albums and first performances of compositions, while the Berlin jazz and improv scene will remain an omnipresent focus throughout all four days of the festival. Alongside the internationally renowned Thurston Moore Group, who will be launching their brand-new album Rock n Roll Consciousness in Berlin, the Dutch post-punk band The Ex and the Norwegian Hammond organ power trio Elephant 9 will be performing new music that has never before been heard in Berlin.

The orchestra premiere of the celebrated New York-based avant-garde trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley, who has assembled an ensemble of some of the best musicians from America and Berlin for the first time ever for his ambitious series “Seven Storey Mountain”, will be a major highlight of the festival. The specially orchestrated, quadrophonic sound design in the main hall of Radialsystem V will allow for innovative electro-acoustic concert arrangements, which will inspire European electronic music pioneers like Marcus Schmickler, the Korean noise-cellist Okkyung Lee, as well as the raster-media founders and aesthetic trailblazers Frank Bretschneider, Olaf Bender aka Byetone, and Grischa Lichtenberger to present their work in new and exciting ways.

For the first time this year, the A L‘ARME! festival will also be closing out the festival with a special after-show party of experimental electronic music and audio-visual performances hosted by the world-famous raster-media label (05.08. from 11.30 p.m. at Radialsystem V).

MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/DE)

— DJ Sets (accompanying all acts all night long)

FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER (RASTER-MEDIA)

Live — EXP audio-visual performance

BRÖTZMANN/MOORE

Thurston Moore (US) — electric guitar
Caspar Brötzmann (DE) — electric guitar

* Berlin Premiere

ELEPHANT 9

Ståle Storløkken (NO) — hammond organ, analogue synths
Nicolai Eilertsen (NO) — electric bass
Torstein Lofthus (NO) — drums

* Berlin Premiere

KAJA DRAKSLER (SL/NL)

— Piano Solo

DELL/BRECHT/LILLINGER/WESTERGAARD

Christian Lillinger (DE) — drums
Christopher Dell (DE) — vibraphone
Jonas Westergaard (DK/DE) — double-bass
Johannes Brecht (DE) — live-electronics

* Premiere

NEW ROOTS TRIO

Natalie Sandtorv (NO/DK) — vocals
Zoe Efstathiou (GR/DK) — prepared piano
Ole Mofjell (NO/DK) — drums

SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN V

Nate Wooley (US) — trumpet
C. Spencer Yeh (US) — violin
Samara Lubelski (US) — violin
Liz Allbee (US/DE) — electronics
Steve Heather (AU/DE) — vibraphone
Emilio Gordoa (DE) — vibraphone
Ryan Sawyer (US) — drums
Chris Corsano (US) — drums
Marc Unternährer (CH) — tuba
Per "Texas" Johansson (SE) — bass saxophone
Chris Heenan (DE) — contrabass clarinet
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (NO/DE) — trombone
Matthias Muche (DE) — trombone
Matthias Müller (DE) — trombone
Hilary Jeffrey (DE) — trombone
Lina Allemano (CA/DE) — trumpet
Nathan Plante (DE) — trumpet
Nils Ostendorf (DE) — trumpet
Damir Bacikin (DE) —trumpet

* European Premiere

BRÖTZMANN/PUPILLO/BABEL

Caspar Brötzmann (DE) — electric guitar
Massimo Pupillo (IT) — electric bass
Alexandre Babel (CH/DE) — drums

* Record Release „Alexandre Babel / Massimo Pupillo / Caspar Brötzmann: Live At Candybomber Studio Vol. I“ (LP / DL auf Karlrecords) VÖ: 21.7.2017

MCPHEE/NILSSEN-LOVE

Joe McPhee (US) — tenor saxophone, pocket trumpet
Paal Nilssen-Love (NO) — drums

CORSANO/LEE/ABDELNOUR/MAYAS

Chris Corsano (US) — drums
Okkyung Lee (KR/US) — cello
Christine Abdelnour (FR) — alto saxophone
Magda Mayas (DE) — prepared piano

* Premiere, quadrophonic stage setting

THURSTON MOORE GROUP

Thurston Moore (US) — electric guitar, vocals
Debbie Googe (UK) — electric bass
James Sedwards (UK) — electric guitar
Steve Shelley (US) — drums

* Berlin Album Release „Rock'n'Roll Consciousness“

KAJA DRAKSLER OCTET

Kaja Draksler (SL/NL) — piano
Laura Polence (LV/NL) — voice
Björk Níelsdóttir (IS/NL) — voice
Ada Rave (AR/NL) — reeds
Ab Baars (NL) — reeds
George Dumitriu (RO/NL) — violin & viola
Lennart Heyndels (BL/NL) — double-bass
Onno Govaert (NL) — drums

XENOFOX & JOKE LANZ

Olaf Rupp (DE) — electric guitar
Rudi Fischerlehner (DE) — drums
Joke Lanz (CH/DE) — turntables

THOMAS LEHN/MARCUS SCHMICKLER

Marcu Schmickler (DE) — computer
Thomas Lehn (DE/AT) — analogue synth

*Quadrophonic stage setting

THE EX

Terrie „Ex“ Hessels (NL) — electric guitar
Andy Moor (UK/NL) — baritone guitar
Katherina Bornefeld (NL) — drums
Arnold de Boer (NL) — vocals, electric guitar

* Premiere New Compositions

RASTER-MEDIA AFTER SHOW

BYETONE aka Olaf Bender (raster-media) — LIVE audio-visual performance
GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER (raster-media) — LIVE audio-visual performance
FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER (raster-media) — DJ Set
MIEKO SUZUKI (KooKoo) — DJ Set

*Quadrophonic stage setting
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A L'Arme! Festival 2017 Timetable

BRÖTZMANN / MOORE

Caspar Brötzmann (DE)
Thurston Moore (US)

THURSTON MOORE GROUP

Thurston Moore (US)
Debbie Googe (UK)
James Sedwards (UK)
Steve Shelley (US)

CORSANO/LEE/ABDELNOUR/MAYAS

Chris Corsano (US)
Okkyung Lee (KR/US)
Christine Abdelnour (FR)
Magda Mayas (DE)

FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER
(raster-media)

BRÖTZMANN-PUPILLO-BABEL

Caspar Brötzmann (DE)
Massimo Pupillo (IT)
Alexandre Babel (CH/DE)

XENOFOX & JOKE LANZ

Olaf Rupp (DE)
Rudi Fischerlehner (DE)
Joke Lanz (CH/DE)

KAJA DRAKSLER (SL/NL)

KAJA DRAKSLER OCTET

Kaja Draksler (SL/NL)
Laura Polence (LV/NL)
Björk Níelsdóttir (IS/NL)
Ada Rave (AR/NL)
Ab Baars (NL)
George Dumitriu (RO/NL)
Lennart Heyndels (BL/NL)
Onno Govaert (NL)

ELEPHANT 9

Ståle Storløkken (NO)
Nicolai Eilertsen (NO)
Torstein Lofthus (NO)

DELL/BRECHT/LILLINGER/WESTERGAARD

Christian Lillinger (DE)
Christopher Dell (DE)
Jonas Westergaard (DK/DE)
Johannes Brecht (DE)

THOMAS LEHN/MARCUS SCHMICKLER

Marcus Schmickler (DE)
Thomas Lehn (DE/AT)

NEW ROOTS TRIO
Natalie Sandtorv (NO/DK)
Zoe Efstathiou (GR/DK)
Ole Mofjell (NO/DK)

GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER (DE)
(raster-media)

THE EX
Terrie „Ex“ Hessels (NL)
Andy Moor (UK/NL)
Katherina Bornefeld (NL)
Arnold de Boer (NL)

MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/DE)

MCPHEE/NILSSEN-LOVE
Joe McPhee (NL)
Paal Nilssen-Love (NO)

PRE-SALE / A L’ARME! V Birthday Campaign


ABENDKASSE

Tagestickets:
€ 25 (ermäßigt) / € 32
Kombi-Ticket für drei Tage Radialsystem:
€ 60 (ermäßigt) / € 70
Premium-Ticket für vier Tage Festival:
€ 70 (ermäßigt) / € 90


TICKETBÜRO IM RADIALSYSTEM V

* Beim internen Verkauf (direkt über die Radialsystem-Kasse) entstehen keine VVK-Gebühren:

VVK-Tagestickets:
€ 20 (ermäßigt) / € 29
VVK-Kombi-Ticket für drei Tage Radialsystem:
€ 55 (ermäßigt) / € 65
VVK-Premium-Ticket für vier Tage Festival:
€ 65 (ermäßigt) / € 80

Öffnungszeiten:
Di - Fr von 10 bis 19 Uhr
Sa von 12 bis 19 Uhr
sowie 1 Std. vor Vorstellungsbeginn

Ticket Hotline: 030 - 288 788 588
oder unter www.radialsystem.de

RADIALSYSTEM V
Holzmarktstr. 33
10243 Berlin (S-Ostbahnhof)

RADIALSYSTEM V

 

ADDRESS
Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
• Towards Ostbahnhof
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
• Towards Stralauer Platz
Bus: 142, 248, N40

BERGHAIN

 

ADDRESS
Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
• Towards Ostbahnhof
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
• Towards Franz-Mehring-Platz
Bus: 240, 347, N40

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SUPPORTED BY: Royal Norwegian Embassy, U.S. Embassy Berlin
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Louis Rastig
CONCEPT PLANNING: Karina Mertin (ABOUTNOW)
PRODUCTION: ABOUTNOW
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ART: Sara D'Uva
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