04.05.2019 (Saturday)

Festival EnCounterpoints 2019 Special: Night of Poems | Nacht der Gedichte

Festival EnCounterpoints 2019 - Night of Poems and open mic

As a part of Festival EnCounterpoints 2019's unique program of contemporary music and performance, we invite you for a night of poetry, featuring guest artists Demi Anter, Alexander Norton, Luke Swenson and Louisa Griffith-Jones. The hour-long program at Musikstudio Ohrpheo will be followed by an open mic for musicians and writers.

Entrance is free and donations will be collected for the artists.

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03.05.2019 (Friday)
28.04.2019 (Sunday)

02:00 pm

Basic income for all

Event on the subject of basic income. The concept of the initiative 'Basic income for all' (grundeinkommen-für-alle.org) will be presented.

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22.03.2019 (Friday)

09:00 pm

"alter ego" - Thomas Gerwin, portrait concert

Thomas Gerwin (composer, improviser and sound artist) plays the banjo

Ivo Berg, recorders
Thomas Gerwin, prep. banjo, live electronics

Sounding art in conversation. The Berlin-Brandenburg composer and sound artist presents his own works, two of which belong to the "alter ego" series, in which an instrument enters into a dialogue with an electroacoustic counterpart.

Information about Thomas Gerwin

Admission free, donations welcome!

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19.01.2019 (Saturday)

09:00 pm

ad lib. and friends (piano and multichannel electronics): New program

Julius Holtz (Electronics)
Andreas F. Staffel (piano, toy piano)
Phillipp Danzeisen (drums)

Together with drummer Phillipp Danzeisen, the duo ad lib. presents excerpts from the new programme Translation - Transmission as well as live improvisations.

Admission free, donations welcome!

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Electronic Music Production with Ableton - The Crash Course

Music Production with Ableton Live

COURSE MODULES - each 7 hours with break (11:00 to 18 o'clock)
Coach: Julius Holtz

10% Christmas discount for registration until 24.12.2018!

If you need a professional and hands-on introduction to Ableton Live and electronic music production, this course is for you. The course gives an introduction to the DAW (Ableton), an overview of the program's own instruments, synthesizers and audio effects. Here you will learn everything you need to know to get started as a music producer.

You will learn how to put your ideas into practice, how to work in a focused way, how the software works and what it does to produce your individual sound. Project-related practical exercises help you to apply what you have learned directly! Use the social moment of the course to get in touch with other participants and benefit from the professionalism and long experience of your coach, who will be at your side (unlike in a Youtube tutorial). Anytime!

Price: 164,00 Euro
5 to 9 participants

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05.01.2019 (Saturday)

Trio "Gerdes-Mex-Danzeisen"

Henry Mex (double bass, electric bass, electronics)
Philipp Danzeisen (drums)
Jan Gerdes (piano, synthesizer)

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16.12.2018 (Sunday)

03:00 pm

Christmas party and performance of the music classes

from 14 o'clock: Prelude of the individual classes
from 17 o'clock: Open Stage

free entrance

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15.12.2018 (Saturday)

09:00 pm

Benefit Concert in memoriam Irina Rosanowski

Irina Rosanowski

Inobat Akhmedova | violin
Andreas F. Staffel | piano

Works by Vitali, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Brahms, Webern und Piazolla
Free admission, donations welcome!

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08.12.2018 (Saturday)

09:00 pm

Reading with music „ADRESSAT UNBEKANNT“

Andreas Bauer, playing double bass

Reading with music „ADRESSAT UNBEKANNT“ by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor

Alexander Stillmark - Reading
Matthias Bauer - Double Bass

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17.10.2018 (Wednesday)

10:00 pm

Movie: The Enforced Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Sombath Somphone

2018, Ran Quinn, 52 Min., engl OF (deutsche Untertitel)

Vientiane, capital of Lao People's Republic, one of the last remaining communist states on earth. In December 2012, CCTV recordings of the kidnapping of a Laotian community activist by obviously state agents go virally around the world. The EU Parliament, US John Kerry and relatives react with shock and indignation, demanding answers. To this day, the government of Laos denies any participation.

At the pace of a who-done-it thriller, the film documents the life, time and harrowing video evidence of the alleged disappearance of one of Laos's most prominent citizens. Following the film, Shui-Meng Ng, Sombath Somphone's wife, will be present for a discussion. Born in Singapore, she worked for UNICEF in China, East Timor and Laos.

Organized by the Metropolis Kino Hamburg
Sponsored by Engagement Global

Free entrance
Donations welcome

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24.08.2018 (Friday)

10:00 pm

Hommage a Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy - Concert on the centenary of the death

Concert on the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy

Andreas F. Staffel, piano
Herbert Hellendorn, piano

At the special request of my students and friends I will give a piano recital, the first since a long time. The occasion is the hundredth anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy. In addition to works from the Images, the Préludes and the late works such as the Études and the four-handed Épigraphes Antiques, I will premiere my own composition C-A-D-B-Es.

Admission free, donations welcome

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28.06.2018 (Thursday)

10:00 pm

Valentine Buttard, Piano - Benefit Concert for Palestine

Die Konzertpianistin Valentine Buttard

To be non-violent and peace-loving despite violence, is that possible? Namah & Eid from Palestine and Eyal from Israel connect the hope and the dream of a peaceful coexistence, which they will share with us again even if they do not come together this year.

Concert pianist Valentine Buttard (www.valentinebuttard.com) plays the grand piano in support of this peace work. She will play pieces by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, Leoš Janáček and Philippe Hersant. In addition there is a vegan buffet of Manuela Peters (www.manuelapeters-berlin.de) and her catering "Götterspeisen - Essen mit allen Sinnen" as well as small Arabic delicacies.

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22.06.2018 (Friday)

10:00 pm

Bassonor - drei Bässe und ein Schlagzeug

Noriko Okamoto - Kontrabass
Christopher Zabel - E-Bass, Kontrabass, Piccolo-Bass
Henry Mex - Kontrabass, E-Bass, Piccolo-Bass
Raphael Büttner – Schlagzeug

Bassisten agieren im Hintergrund, werden von vielen nur als Begleitmusiker angesehen, obwohl sie die Basis der Musik liefern. Was wenn sie genug von dieser Rolle haben? Ein Projekt gründen, in dem sie sich zum Frontmusiker erklären? So was wie bei Stanley Clarke oder Marcus Miller? Oder deren Bass-Battle-Trio mit Victor Wooten? Nein, das passt nicht zu ihrem bescheidenen Naturell. Eine andere Idee: Gleichgesinnte suchen, ein Ensemble aus Bassisten bilden, in dem man ständig die Rollen tauschen, Solist sein, mal hohe Töne, mal Akkorde wie ein Gitarrist oder Pianist spielen, aber auch einfach nur Bassist bleiben kann.

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18.05.2018 (Friday)

10:00 pm

Portrait concert Herrmann Keller

Conzert in memoriam Herrmann Keller. Renowned artists from the Berlin New Music scene play works by Herrmann Keller.

Klaus Schöpp, flute
Antje Messerschmidt, violin
Thomas Bächli, piano


Trio für Blockflöte, Violoncello und Cembalo (1994)
Catrin Wieland - Blockflöte, Christian Raudszus - Violoncello; Cornelia Maaz – Cembalo
Sternenkind für Violine solo (2011) (UA)
Antje Messerschmidt – Violine
Wer erkennt das in Fetzen eingestreute Lied? für Flöte solo (2017) (UA)
Klaus Schöpp – Flöte
Klavierstücke für Lehrer, Kollegen und Freunde (Auswahl)
Tomas Bächli – Klavier
Freie Improvisation

Admission free, donations welcome