The first episode, called ‘Internationalization and standardization’ mix + covering the author’s sonic experiences of Poland and Romania, aired on NTS Radio on May 3. This following one covers pop musical hegemony in the UAE, Oman and Jordan, and will continue to surface across a dispersed network of international radio stations until the end of the year. The series is a mix of dazed and visceral soundscapes, produced by Kimmo Modig, interspersed with a live audio reading by Kretowicz from her recent novel, Somewhere I’ve Never Been co-published by Berlin’s TLTRPreß and London’s Pool.
The book explores what the blurb calls “loss and being alone in a self-started journey through the US, Europe and the Middle East.”**
Bonaventure (aka Soraya Lutangu) has been accruing a rather impressive list of credits to her name since joining Berlin Community Radio‘s BCR Incubator programme around this time last year. The recently Berlin- now Lisbon-based producer premieres a new music video with AQNB today — ruptured heat and a pixel blaze to match the fierce resistance of ‘COMPLEXION.’
— Alona Rodeh presented by Grimmuseum as a part of ABCBerlin Contemporary 2016, along with artists from Ellis King, König Galerie, Galerie Koal, Kraupa-Tuskany Ziegler, Galerie Neu, Société, Sprüth Magers, Galeria Stereo and more.
Berlin Community Radioannounces a call for artists for its new BCR Incubator programme, open to applications until April 25.
Aiming to “support Berlin-based emerging electronic music talents with a special focus on underrepresentedd and marginalised voices”, the programme will include a month-long BCR radio residency, music release, live performance, and Ableton Live 9 license and training, as well as studio time and an PR support.
The jury will include BCR-founders Anastazja Moser and Sarah Miles, as well as Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura of London’s NTS Radio, Soraya Bouwier of Truants blog, Frankie Hutchinson of Discwoman, and producer and BCR presenter rRoxymore.
“I really expected it to kind of drown itself in a while”, says artist Claire Tolan about her ongoing research, interest and interaction with the YouTube-born practice and neologism ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response).
In the second of two videos exploring the Berlin-based artist’s work –as part of our ongoing video series made in collaboration with Video in Common–aqnb joins Tolan in talking about developing her work, from mixing ASMR sounds live on air for a regular show at Berlin Community Radio called ‘You’re Worth It’ to applying a growing archive to her ringtone database Shush Systems and live ASMR Karaoke events.
The latter Tolan describes as a sort of “social evening” or “ice breaker” in a physical space that models itself on interactions on the internet. It explores how strangers come together and communities are formed alongside new technologies: “it’s powerful to think about how we can use the potential of different kinds of communication”.**
The fourth Berlin Art Week is taking over the German city this week, running from September 15 to September 20 at various locations throughout Berlin.
Like every year, the city explodes with art, with the abc art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin art fairs both opening on Thursday, as well as over 20 institutional exhibitions, project spaces and private collections, and a stacked lineup of ceremonies, gallery nights, performances, talks and screenings.
HAUPTSTADTREVIER comes as the second exhibition by POW (Post-Otherness-Wedding), curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, and plays on Berlin’s long-standing history of branding itself. In the wide facade Windows of Berlin’s Galerie Wedding, Karilampi sets up a personal collection of symbols and brands that he has collected in Berlin, creating a kind of presentation of the city’s visual markers.
Exploring tag-detection, Karilampi examines how these symbols, which create a language that is always on the brink of erasure, tell the story of the city and also a story outside of it, as symbols do to preset minds. The exhibition opening on April 16 will be accompanied by a DJ set from Anastasia Filipovna, co-founder of Berlin Community Radio.
Our favourite community radio station, Berlin Community Radio, is approaching the tail end of a crowdfunding competition that could secure their existence for the next year.
BCR’s Anastasia Filipovna and Sarah Miles, have been steadily gaining the lead in the 12-day crowdfunding marathon. And it’s good thing because the money could keep them going for another year, which is no easy feat in the world of community arts programming.
With no corporate sponsorship keeping them flush, the win could–will–be a big one, and the radio station is now in the lead. Help keep it there so you can keep hearing shows by Heatsick and Downtown Ilja. Just follow this link and click on the heart beside Berlin Community Radio to –no annoying registration required.
Kicking off at 2pm, FEMEA begins with an exhibition opening of the students’ work, followed by a workshop titled ‘Pompoir – pump up your va g g!’ with Monai de Paula, and a series of project presentations by student artists, including ‘Mirror Discourse’ with Eleanor Aylett-Jones, ‘Nip Slip’ with Claire van der Mee and ‘The First Woman’ with Daniela Zorrozua.
At 5:30pm, the Berlin-based feminist collective, Fem Coven, takes the stage. It opens with writer and curator Göksu Kunak‘s presentation of her paper, ‘From Madonna to Transformella: The Burden of (re)Production’, and artist Nine Yamamoto-Masson‘s talk about ‘New Canons – Rallying Against the Erasure of Wartime Sexual Violence in the “Comfort Women” Issue in Asia’. This is followed by an introduction to collective and its Berlin Community Radio show, HYSTEREO, and a talk with aqnb‘s Eva Folks (Evanna Folkenfolk) on ‘The Invisible Woman: Female Sexuality in History’ and Nicole Leaver on ‘The Left Side of Feminism: Marxism and Socialism in Feminist Theory’.
The festival wraps up with a concert by Ellen Arkbro, a lecture performance by Mysti titled ‘You, My Communion Wafer, a ‘QUEEZ – FEMEA’ Pub Quiz, and, of course, some good tunes.
Berlin Community Radio is celebrating its first year out of the gates with a big warehouse birthday bash, taking place at Alt Stralau 4 on September 20.
The radio station, founded by Sarah Miles and Anastasia Filipovna and picking up major steam in its short time on the air, is celebrating the one-year mark with 14 DJs spread over two floors and a massive sound system, as well as a host of special guests throughout the night. Hear Ilja Karilampi spin some tunes, listen to a DJ set by Heatsick and a live one by Dan Bodan, or stay till the early hours to hear M.E.S.H. close out the night.
The EDENunlimited/tbc.tbc group show is gathering up a selection of local and international not-for-profit spaces and artists for a sound-and-word exhibition taking place at one of Berlin’s run-down old buildings at Alt Stralau 4 from September 20 – 28.
The art spaces featured in the exhibition – including V4ULT, Parallel Oaxaca, M/L Artspace, Almanac and Center (withartistproject coeval.gen.in) – were selected following a secret but random set of criteria, and asked to provide a sound work accompanied by a visual element done by an artist of their choice.
The 19 contributing artists, in turn, have never physically met, instead using the “natural resilience of sound to create overlapping narratives between a variety of works”. The result is an exhibition that aims to explore the ineffable intuitive process that takes place between artists and curators in creating a show, set up in the reworked communal space of Alt Stralau 4 as one single dizzying soundscape.
Germany’s hottest community radio station, Berlin Community Radio, celebrates the launch of its new website this month.
Nearing a year since its official radio show launch, BCR has developed a solid platform with a steady stream of diverse content filling in the live schedule. From experimental noise on Noisekölln, to slick mixes on Berlin artist Heatsick’s self-titled show, to the latest tunes from Berlin record label Blackest Ever Black, BCR takes its music seriously.
The launch of the new website comes together with the launch of the BCR Zine, a round-up of some of the station’s favorites by the various contributors, including Earworm with its hosts’ favorite tracks of the week.