Sunday, 1 November 2015

November 20 - Tubes and Tales

Join us for Basic Electricity #18 on Friday, 20 November with John Chantler and Navs.



John Chantler makes music you can feel. On his latest recording, he explores the low registers of the pipe organ at St John-at-Hackney and contrasts it with colourful electronic interjections from a vintage Buchla synthesizer.

In concert, Chantler draws on a similar framework of dynamics, patching a versatile system capable of spontaneous change and variable texture.



Also on the bill, Navs will perform some of his modular short stories. The characters are set; the plot will thicken on the night!

TIMES

Doors open at 21:00, music begins at 22:00 sharp.

Seating is limited to 40, so please come on time to avoid disappointment.

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin, including German and Belgian craft ales.

Look forward to seeing you!

VENUE

BE#18, Friday, 20.11.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

Flyers here. Facebook Event here.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

September 11 - Points of Departure

Join us for Basic Electricity #17 on Friday, 11 September with Lloyd Cole and Wolfgang Seidel.



Lloyd Cole presents his ‘Live Electronics’, using a modular synthesizer to perform pieces that he describes as self-contained circuits. Lloyd Cole is known as a singer and song writer. Recently, he has also been making electronic music, for example with Hans Joachim Roedelius.

Lloyd Cole’s set at Basic Electricity will be electronic-only - he will not be singing his songs.




Wolfgang Seidel returns to Basic Electricity to play his first solo set with improvisations on a Buchla Music Easel. Wolfgang Seidel is a drummer & synthesist, founding member of proto-punk band Ton Steine Scherben and long-time Conrad Schnitzler collaborator and curator.

TIMES

Doors open at 21:00, music begins at 22:00 sharp.

Seating is limited to 40, so please come on time to avoid disappointment.

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin.

Look forward to seeing you!

VENUE

BE#17, Friday, 11.09.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

FLYERS here. Facebook Event here.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

August 21 - No Noise

Join us for Basic Electricity #16 on Friday, 21st August. Zvukoprocessor make their BE debut while Hainbach pays a return visit to his favourite Berlin venue.



ZVUKOPROCESSOR (aka Seventeen Migs Of Spring) explore the wonderful and exciting worlds of abstract electronica, break-core, various forms of extreme dub and emotional noise songs.




HAINBACH is joined by video projectionist Orca aka Nani Guiterrez and releases a new album at the show - join him to celebrate.

TIMES

Doors open at 21:00, music begins at 22:00 sharp.

Seating is limited to 40, so please come on time to avoid disappointment!

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin.

VENUE

BE#16, Friday, 21.08.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

FLYERS here. Facebook Event here.

Friday, 20 March 2015

April 10 - Hordijk Modular Special



ROB HORDIJK draws on decades of experience with synthesizers to design his own. At Basic Electricity #15 on Friday, 10th April, we’re honoured to host Rob for a hands-on demonstration of patching with his modular system. He says he’s not a gear freak and that mastering technique is more important than the tools used. His original analogue instrument designs, like the Blippoo Box, are praised by musicians for being intuitive to use and sounding great.

Later we’ll hear some of those musicians play their Hordijk synthesizers:



SAM WEAVER is one half of London outfit Hungryghost and runs Open-Circuit in Manchester. He has recently recorded and performed with Charles Hayward, Gnod and performed along side Kevin Drumm. At Basic Electricity #15, Sam will improvise on a Hordijk modular system - expect clusters of harmonious and discordant sine waves, static and feedback.



SUM 0.2 is an interactive sonic game emphasising play as a structural factor in music. For Basic Electricity #15 NIKOLAS LEFORT and HANNES HOELZL will challenge each other on the SUM controller - self-designed and developed by Nicolas in collaboration with Jonas Hummel - together with Rob Hordijk's modular system. You can see SUM 0.2 in action at LEAP in this video from 3DMIN.



Can one improvise with computers and electronics in lively, expressive, complex ways, change directions instantly, and communicate within a common flow? TRIO BRACHIALE like to think: yes! They have bred their soft- and hardware to allow the spontaneity known to traditional instrumentalists. Prepare to be surprised!
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Doors open at 18:30 for the Rob Hordijk talk which will begin at 19:00 sharp. The doors will close and remain shut for the duration. Doors open at 21:00 for the concerts. Music begins at 22:00. 
Seating is limited to 40 for each session, so please come on time to avoid disappointment!

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin.

BE#15, Friday, 10.04.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

Flyers here. Facebook Event is here.

Friday, 14 November 2014

December 5 - Modular Sirens



Join us on December 5th for Basic Electricity #14. Analogue Amazons, MisSiren and Miss Anthropin make their debut live performance: a tapestry of vocal-, acoustic- and synthesizer sounds that they promise will massage your mind.

Fresh from the Sines & Squares symposium and his UK tour, Richard Scott serves up his solo Berlin Mix - a sumptuous thali of piquant audiophonic delicacy.

As ever, we'll have a selection of the finest German and Belgian IPA beers, including some triples, and some irresistible nibbles. Seating in the cinema is limited, so come early. Look forward to seeing you!

BE#14, Friday, 05.12.14
Doors: 21:00, Music 22:00
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

Download flyers here. Facebook event is here.

Monday, 25 August 2014

September 12 - Loving the Alien

Join us for Basic Electricity #13 on Friday, 12th September for an evening of improvised electronic music with Cam Deas and Setherian.


Photo: @MrPilatusP  

Cameron Deas improvises on 12-string guitar and modular synthesizer: a live processing of acoustic sounds, providing what he calls a 'wooden frame to an electronic music'.




Setherian is a Brazilian sound artist who says he converses with the alien creatures residing in his electronic devices to create 'eclectic and unpredictable sounding ecosystems'.

You can read more here and download flyers here. The Facebook Event is here. Seating in the cinema is limited so come early. Look forward to seeing you!

BE#13, Friday, 12.09.14
Doors: 21:00, Music 22:00
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

Monday, 9 June 2014

June 27 – Real Time

photo: melanzani

Join us for Basic Electricity #12 on Friday, 27th June. Derek Shirley and Burkhard Beins trade their acoustic instruments for live electronics and analogue synthesizers when they perform as DNB. Playing solo, Alexander Rishaug explores tones and textures through the use of electronics and analogue synths. Look forward to seeing you!

BE#12, Friday, 27.06.14
Doors: 21:00, Music 22:00
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

Flyers