International Sound Residencies and Collaborations – Music Pool Community Abend + Live Concert
This evening features the public performance of the Three Cities sound collaboration project, which has brought together three musicians from Manchester, St. Etienne, and Berlin in February/March 2018. In three steps, working on new music together in Manchester, recording in St. Etienne, and performing in Berlin, the musicians Martha Rose (Berlin), Pailette (St. Etienne) and Shunya (Manchester) have come up with new jointly created music and we look forward to what it sounds like. Each of the musicians will also perform some of their own songs.
The talk brings together musicians for an exchange of experiences with international collaborations: collaborative projects, exchanges or residency programmes in different contexts. For one, we want to explore the different possibilities of applying for / engaging in such a collaboration. And also discuss what has worked and what didn't, and what kind of recommendations could be given to the institutions organizing those programmes, be they Goethe Institute, the European Union, or communal funds like Musicboard Berlin.
Andi und Hannes Teichmann, aka Gebrüder Teichmann, are electronic musicians, DJs and cultural activists, rooted in Berlin‘s techno underground and DIY-culture since the late nineties. Andi and Hannes have put together several projects in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute, like TEN CITIES, BLNRB & SOUNDCAMP in Sri Lanka, Pakistan & Mexico, and established the intercultural electro ensembles KARACHI FILES (Pakistan/Europe), BLNRB (Nairobi/Berlin) & MONDMASCHINE (Mexico/Central America/Europe). With their label NOLAND they are compressing this diversity. Their musical activities from DJing, giving workshops and playing live sets have taken them to over 60 countries as far as Afghanistan, Honduras, Sibiria or Angola.
Johanna Amelie is a Berlin based indie artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist who plays folky indie music on international stages and festivals, sharing stages with local and international artists. Her music is inviting the listeners to immerse in a very personal world of tones, stories and soundscapes. She has recently participated in the Buzz meets Biz programme with musicians in Ghana, Spain and the UK.
Martha Rose is an English songwriter and multi instrumentalist based in Berlin. Her music is a sensitive form of casio pop, incorporating traditional folk song influences. She is participant in the Three Cities sound collaboration project.
Pailette, from St. Etienne/France illuminates the meanders of her life with an intimate and delicate music. As a solo artist, the Three Cities collaboration project is a new experience for her.
Allie, Florian Boss, is a Berlin based solo musician. He has played around 300 shows since 2010 in Europe, North America and Brazil, and has published 4 albums (on Clouds Hill/Rough Trade and Motor Music). During his residency in Salvador/Brazil in 2017, he got the opportunity to shoot a number of music videos for his new songs, together with local collaborators.