NEWS

  • DIESE WOCHE: 17.-22. MAI, 2022

    Di, 17. Mai Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 18. Mai Ganna Gryniva & Tal Arditi Duet
    Do, 19. Mai Friede Merz
    Fr, 20. Mai WPH_3
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                           Karolini DJ Set
    Sa, 21. Mai Phillip Dornbuschs Projektor
    So, 22. Mai Aleksi Oksanen and the Fall Guy
    ………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

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    Di, 17. Mai 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten
    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!
    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present? Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.
    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.
    “How do I get booked?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up, starting at 7pm.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // The first performer will begin at 20:00
    // No soundcheck, so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
    // The host will call you to the stage in a random order. You may not reserve a specific time slot.
    // We let as many people play as possible. There is usually time for 12 performers. Some weeks more, some weeks less.
    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you, but DO NOT PLAY THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER EVERY WEEK. THIS IS BORING. TRY NEW THINGS.
    Also, out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    ///// GERMAN TIME /////
    [19:00 anmelden // 20:00 loslegen]

    An alle Songwriter! An alle Komponist*innen, Instrumentalist*innen und Synthesizer-Magier*innen! An alle Dichter*innen und Schriftsteller*innen und Erzähler*innen!
    Hast du neues Solo oder Duo Material, das du gerne präsentieren möchtest? Komm zum Two-Song Tuesday in der Donau115.
    Dein Set kann ZWEI SONGS oder maximal ZEHN MINUTEN lang sein.
    “Wie funktioniert’s?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up digitally.
    // ALL ENTRIES THAT SIGNED UP BEFORE 7PM WILL BE DELETED.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // Los geht’s um 20:00 Uhr
    // Kein Soundcheck – also sei bereit: “Slip on, blow minds, slip off.”
    // Die Reihenfolge ist zufällig. Es gibt 12 Steckplätze. Wir erlauben mehr Aufführungen, wenn es die Zeit erlaubt.
    “Was kann ich spielen?”
    Dies liegt ganz bei dir. Aber, BITTE SPIELEN SIE NICHT JEDE WOCHE DAS GLEICHE LIED. DAS IST LANGWEILIG.
    Aus Respekt vor unseren Nachbar*innen:
    Du kannst KEINE lauten Perkussions- und lauten basslastigen Signale in die PA einspeisen.
    Gerne kannst du unsere Backline nutzen, die Folgendes umfasst:
    // Klavier
    // Standard-Gesangsmikrofone
    // PA, die Gitarren-/XLR-Kabel akzeptiert
    (KEINE RCA- ODER MINIJACK-EINGÄNGE; wenn du also Konverter benötigst, musst du diese mitbringen.)

    “Noch etwas?”
    Donau115 ist eine wundervoll verrückte Musik-Bar, die auf merkwürdige Überraschungen wartet.
    WEITERE FRAGEN?
    info@donau115

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    Mi, 18. Mai 
    Ganna Gryniva & Tal Arditi Duet

    Ganna Gryniva – Voice, loops, effects, compositions
    Tal Arditi – Guitar, voice, compositions

    Two up-and-coming protagonists of the Berlin music scene Ganna Gryniva and Tal Ariditi create an unexpected world of colors. Playfully and with great joy they improvise on old Ukrainian folk songs, their own compositions and well-known pearls.

    “Strong voice, strong sound: Ganna Gryniva” – Deutschlandfunk Kultur

    With roots in Ukraine and Germany, the Berlin-based vocalist, composer and bandleader Ganna Gryniva aims to combine various musical worlds, from jazz to folklore music. In 2020 Double Moon Records and JazzThing Next Generation released GANNA´s album „Dykyi Lys“ („Wild Fox“ from Ukrainian) that received remarkable international recognition. In 2018 Ganna finished her studies in jazz music at the Music Conservatory Franz Liszt in Weimar.
    “On the guitar, Tal Arditi takes the space he needs. Out of quiet moments, he rushes forward with effects and distortion, and then withdraws again as if nothing had ever happened. This enables an enormous dynamic range and complexity.” – Deutschlandfunk Kultur

    In 2016 Tal Arditi graduated from the renowned Rimon School of Music in Ramat Hasharon near Tel Aviv with a jazz diploma. At the age of 18 he moved to Berlin. In 2020 Berthold Records released Arditi’s album “Colors”. The result is a rich, original sound that mixes jazz, rock and classical music with Brazilian accents.


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    Do, 19. Mai 
    Friede Merz


    Friede Merz – voc, git, comp
    Paul Santner – git, bass, tr, perc
    Bertram Burkert – git, more


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    Fr, 20. Mai 
    WPH_3


    Colin Webster – Saxophone
    Noah Punkt – Double Bass
    Mark Holub – Drums

    The trio WPH_3 concisting of saxophonist Colin Webster, Bass player Noah Punkt and drummer Mark Holub deliver raw, guttural free jazz in the tradition of the past masters. Extreme lively, vital and communicative music with no net and double bottom: pure emotions!

    London based saxophonist Colin Webster established himself quickly on the European avant garde scene. Collaborating with some of the key figures in improvised and experimental music, Webster is known for working from extreme sonic palettes – from minimal to maximal, constantly pushing boundaries.
    Noah Punkt is a Bass Player based in Zürich. After focussing on rock–ish and punky hi energy jazz with protean reality and punkt3, he now is about to strive for acoustic power and finesse on the double bass.
    Mark Holub is best known as leader of avant-jazz quintet Led Bib, a unit with a discography that boasts several critically acclaimed albums. Now a resident of Vienna, he is also highly active within the Austrian experimental music community.

    Copyright for Pic: pic of Noah Punkt is © Denis Yulov

    https://noahpunkt.de/wph_3.html
    https://webstology.wordpress.com
    https://www.markholub.com
    https://otherunwise.bandcamp.com/album/226-b
    https://youtu.be/Ku2-L0JpJoU

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    Karolini DJ Set

    To know Karolini is to like and respect Karolini; to know the music of Karolini is to love the music of Karolini, to know the experience a Karolini DJ set at Donau115 is your sensual delight to discover. No cover.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bz1W_5fNJY


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    Sa, 21. Mai 
    Phillip Dornbuschs Projektor


    Phillip Dornbusch – Sax / Cl
    Johanna Summer – P
    Johannes Mann – Git
    Roger Kintopf – B
    Philip Dornbusch – Dr

    DE Wenn Dornbusch spielt, dann tut er dies nicht unbedingt nach Schema F. Seine
    Maximen lauten: experimentieren, ausprobieren, tunlichst Wiederholungen
    vermeiden. Dafür braucht es offene, flexible Gleichgesinnte, die noch dazu ihr
    Instrument exzellent beherrschen. Deshalb dauerte es wesentlich länger als bloß
    einige Telefonate, um „Projektor“ zusammenzustellen, jenes junge Forscher-
    Quintett, das nun mit „Reflex“ (Double Moon/inakustik) ein Werk veröffentlicht,
    das auch für die erfolgserprobte Jazz thing Next Generation ein neues Kapitel
    aufschlägt. Die aktuelle Folge ist tatsächlich ein Album wie ein Reflex, das erste
    vielleicht, das nicht mit fertigen Konzepten an den Start geht, sondern wie ein
    Rohling anmutet, den sich jeder nach Gutdünken zurechtbiegen, schleifen oder
    klopfen kann. Dornbusch komponiert selbstredend mit Noten, schreibt bestimmte
    Parts ziemlich exakt auf, um den Grundgedanken des jeweiligen Stücks zu
    verfestigen, lässt aber mindestens genauso viel offen. Der Saxofonist spricht in
    diesem Zusammenhang häufig vom „Charakter der Musik“ oder von der
    „Atmosphäre“, ermuntert seine Mitstreiter zum völlig freien Spiel wie zu
    unvorhersehbaren Solos. Dornbusch erweist sich damit als der etwas andere
    Architekt. „Ich zeichne den Plan für ein Haus, den Grundriss, den Kamin und
    bestimmte Zimmer. Den Rest dürfen die anderen mit all ihrer Kreativität
    hinzufügen.“

    EN When Dornbusch plays, he doesn’t necessarily do it according to the book. His
    maxims are: experiment, try things out and avoid repetitions if possible. For this,
    open, flexible kindred spirits are needed, who also have an excellent command of
    their instrument. Therefore, it took much longer than just a few phone calls to put
    together “Projektor”, this young researcher quintet, which is now releasing a work
    with “Reflex” (Double Moon/inakustik) that also opens a new chapter for the
    successful Jazz thing Next Generation series. The current sequel in the series is
    actually an album like a reflex, perhaps the first one that doesn’t start with
    finished concepts, but looks like a blank that everyone can bend, grind or knock
    into shape at will. Dornbusch naturally composed with notes, wrote down certain
    parts quite precisely to consolidate the basic idea of the respective piece, but
    leaves at least as much open. In this context, the saxophonist often speaks of the
    “character of music” or of the “atmosphere”, encouraging his fellow musicians to
    play completely freely as well as unpredictable solos. Dornbusch thus proves to be
    the somewhat different architect. “I draw the plan for a house, the floor plan, the
    fireplace and certain rooms. The others can add the rest with all their creativity.”

    Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/3r0Aw6l
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3lmp5nZ
    Boomtown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIikDXyhJ-g
    Berta-Berlin Showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deKypKt27qY
    www.phillipdornbusch.com/projektor
    https://www.facebook.com/phillipdornbuschsprojektor
    https://www.challengerecords.com/products/16044784134297


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    So, 22. Mai
    Aleksi Oksanen and the Fall Guy

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/57ykQsgvmUWPQbIMpiyiH2…
    https://www.instagram.com/aleksioksanenmusic/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@aleksioksanen

    Born in the happiest country on earth (Finland), multi-instrumentalist Aleksi Oksanen makes infectious indie pop songs about romance in the Information Age. His sampled drums, sunny guitars and growling, crooning vocals are coloured by his dusty reel-to-reel tape machine to create the warped, sizzling soundscape where his internal monologue echoes. Equally inspired by modern indie-pop acts such as ‘TV Girl’ and ‘Lime Cordiale’ as well as various Bossa Nova and Jazz artists.
    After playing in Indie-Rock bands (The Usual Boys amongst others) ever since he could legally drive a moped, Aleksi wanted to write indie-pop bangers that were unapologetically fun. Aleksi writes, records and produces all his tracks in his hole-in-the-wall studio on the banks of the former Berlin Wall. He records his songs onto cassette and plays them live with his handy-dandy cassette player.
    He released his first single ‘Over Over’ on 22.04.2022. A buttery smooth, groovy modern Indie Bop about wanting what you can’t have. He has 2 more singles coming out in the spring and early summer of 2022, each catchier than the last.
    //
    The Fall Guy is a Singer-Songwriter project by Jaakko Kacsóh. Born somewhere between Rhine, Danube and the Baltic Sea, for now stranded in Berlin like all the other beautiful phantasts. His music is influenced by a love of classic songwriters, the joy of playing around with language, and the fact he left his electric guitar at his parents‘ place when moving out years ago and never thought of retrieving it Available in Deutsch & English. Debut EP out… at some point this year 

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //


    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 24. Mai Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 25. Mai Béla Meinberg Trio
    Do, 26. Mai Lit vol 7
    Fr, 27. Mai TBA /// EERA DJ Set
    Sa, 28. Mai DODO
    So, 29. Mai SECRET SURPRISE and Naari

  • DIESE WOCHE: 10.-15. MAI, 2022

    Di, 10. Mai Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 11. Mai Bernhard Eder
    Do, 12. Mai Davis West – Bedroom Bluegrass Band
    Fr, 13. Mai Olga Reznichenko Album Release
    ////////               Gaelle Cordeau DJ Set
    Sa, 14. Mai Christoph Möckel Trio
    So, 15. Mai Beachball / Rachel Silverstein / Nelli and the Midwives of Ontario………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

    // // // // //

    Di, 10. Mai 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten
    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!
    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present? Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.
    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.
    “How do I get booked?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up, starting at 7pm.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // The first performer will begin at 20:00
    // No soundcheck, so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
    // The host will call you to the stage in a random order. You may not reserve a specific time slot.
    // We let as many people play as possible. There is usually time for 12 performers. Some weeks more, some weeks less.
    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you, but DO NOT PLAY THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER EVERY WEEK. THIS IS BORING. TRY NEW THINGS.
    Also, out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    ///// GERMAN TIME /////
    [19:00 anmelden // 20:00 loslegen]

    An alle Songwriter! An alle Komponist*innen, Instrumentalist*innen und Synthesizer-Magier*innen! An alle Dichter*innen und Schriftsteller*innen und Erzähler*innen!
    Hast du neues Solo oder Duo Material, das du gerne präsentieren möchtest? Komm zum Two-Song Tuesday in der Donau115.
    Dein Set kann ZWEI SONGS oder maximal ZEHN MINUTEN lang sein.
    “Wie funktioniert’s?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up digitally.
    // ALL ENTRIES THAT SIGNED UP BEFORE 7PM WILL BE DELETED.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // Los geht’s um 20:00 Uhr
    // Kein Soundcheck – also sei bereit: “Slip on, blow minds, slip off.”
    // Die Reihenfolge ist zufällig. Es gibt 12 Steckplätze. Wir erlauben mehr Aufführungen, wenn es die Zeit erlaubt.
    “Was kann ich spielen?”
    Dies liegt ganz bei dir. Aber, BITTE SPIELEN SIE NICHT JEDE WOCHE DAS GLEICHE LIED. DAS IST LANGWEILIG.
    Aus Respekt vor unseren Nachbar*innen:
    Du kannst KEINE lauten Perkussions- und lauten basslastigen Signale in die PA einspeisen.
    Gerne kannst du unsere Backline nutzen, die Folgendes umfasst:
    // Klavier
    // Standard-Gesangsmikrofone
    // PA, die Gitarren-/XLR-Kabel akzeptiert
    (KEINE RCA- ODER MINIJACK-EINGÄNGE; wenn du also Konverter benötigst, musst du diese mitbringen.)

    “Noch etwas?”
    Donau115 ist eine wundervoll verrückte Musik-Bar, die auf merkwürdige Überraschungen wartet.
    WEITERE FRAGEN?
    info@donau115

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    Mi, 11. Mai 
    Bernhard Eder

    Bernhard Eder – Vocals, Guitar, Trumpet, Synth
    Petra Staduan – Bass, Organ, Vocals

    http://bernhardeder.net/
    https://bernhardeder.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/bernhardeder_music/
    https://youtu.be/ocZNOH82F14
    https://youtu.be/FDrPFLLlRYQ

    Mit „Subterranean Echoes“ legt Bernhard Eder 2021 ein Werk vor, das intimer, zarter und direkter nicht sein könnte. Entstanden in Lockdown-Zeiten, verborgen und „unterirdisch“ in den eigenen vier Wänden, ist das Album das perfekte Bindeglied zwischen seinem charmant gefühlvollen Frühwerk „Post Breakup Coffee“ und dem 2019 erschienenen „Reset“, auf dem er sich vom Singer/Songwritertum abwandte und die Gitarre gegen alte Heimorgeln, ein Pocket Piano und Samples eintauschte. Eders Liebe zur Gitarre trifft also auf seine Liebe zur Elektronik, und die Echos seiner musikalischen Vergangenheit treffen auf die Gefühlslage einer Gesellschaft, deren Welt Kopf steht. Die Texte des in Eigenregie, mit viel Liebe zum Detail und experimenteller Spielfreude aufgenommenen Albums sind persönlich und gleichzeitig politisch, sie verarbeiten jene Gefühle, Bedürfnisse und Verunsicherung, die nicht nur den Künstler, sondern viele von uns in der Zeit der Isolation beschäftigten. In der Isoliertheit und Einsamkeit weiß uns „Subterranean Echoes“ miteinander zu verbinden und somit auch zu trösten.


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    Do, 12. Mai 
    Davis West – Bedroom Bluegrass Band


    Davis West – violin/comp
    Natasha Jaffe – cello
    Francisco Batista – guitar
    Ben Somers – bass

    In the wake of the global pandemic, Japanese-American fiddle player Davis West sought to bring a unique mix of sounds to the front of the German music scene: 1. raw, acoustic textures of bluegrass and folk fiddling, 2. thick harmonies and a free-improvisational spirit of jazz, and 3. catchy pop melodies. Bringing together a cast of world-class talents, the project Bedroom Bluegrass was born.

    www.daviswestmusic.com
    https://open.spotify.com/album/6QZHFeiENU7ZUMzfs75PTt…


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    Fr, 13. Mai 
    Olga Reznichenko Album Release


    Olga Reznichenko Trio: Album Release “Somnambule” (Traumton Records)

    Olga Reznichenko piano, comp.
    Lorenz Heigenhuber bass
    Maximilian Stadtfeld drums

    Pianist and composer Olga Reznichenko (*1989) founded her current trio for the final exam performance of her Bachelor of Music degree at HMT Leipzig in 2018. She has since remained in constant on and off stage dialogue with fellow members Maximilian Stadtfeld (drums) and Lorenz Heigenhuber (double bass), with the repertoire that took shape after Reznichenko’s graduation receiving its public premiere at the Hot Club in Lisbon. The trio has since made the most of Germany’s lockdowns by performing a number of high-quality streamed concerts, for example at the LOFT studio in Cologne.
    The forthcoming album by the Olga Reznichenko Trio, Somnambule, is due to be released on Traumton Records in spring 2022. Characterised by a striking will to create, the classically trained pianist’s pieces blend intuitive musicianship with clearly formulated approaches to mood and timbre. Her compositions play with influences drawn from classical modernism, minimalism and modern jazz, and owe their highly individual aesthetic to not only the complexity of their harmonic and rhythmic structures, but also moments of subtlety and boldness as well as captivating points of melodic arrival and departure.

    https://www.olgareznichenko.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2YotY5cJH8&t=2s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYNttNdLV0I
    photo Robert Strehler

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    Gaelle Cordeau DJ Set

    Gaelle Cordeau, who the heads will recognize from Berlin via Montreal punk go getters LEMONGRAB, knows a thing or two about this and that. On Friday, May 13, she’ll let the drinkers of Donau115 in on what’s what as far as bar DJing goes. No cover.


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    Sa, 14. Mai 
    Christoph Möckel Trio


    Christoph Möckel – Bassklarinette,Saxophon, Fx
    Oliver Lutz – E-Bass,Fx
    Moritz Baumgärtner – Schlagzeug

    Christoph Möckel, laut Deutschlandfunk einer der „meistversprechenden jungen deutschen Saxophonisten“, steht in seinem Trio mit Oliver Lutz (Bass) und Moritz Baumgärtner (Schlagzeug) für eine neue Generation innovativer Jazzmusiker der deutschen Jazzmetropolen Berlin und Köln.
    Sie bilden ein spannendes Trio in der eher seltenen Besetzung Bassklarinette/Saxophon, E-Bass und Schlagzeug. Der zusätzliche Einsatz von elektronischen Live-Effekten ermöglicht eine nahezu grenzenlose Klangforschung und führt zu einer homogenen wie überraschenden Fusion von zeitgenössischer improvisierter Musik mit experimentellem Jazz und elektronischer Musik. In dieser musikalischen Breite spricht das Trio erfahrene Jazzhörer an, begibt sich aber auch auf Neuland, und sucht sein Publikum etwa auch an Schnittstellen zu alternativer Popmusik.
    Zusammen lassen sie phantasievolle Sound-Landschaften gedeihen, die in hoch energetischen Improvisationen und Interaktionen aufblühen. Kreativer Jazz am Puls der Zeit!

    www.christophmoeckel.com


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    So, 15. Mai 
    Beachball / Rachel Silverstein / Nelli and the Midwives of Ontario

    A BEACHBALL is an inflatable ball for water games or for songs that are played too fast with lots of words. Their large size and light weight require little effort to propel them through a series of nonsense narratives that usually play out on unsuspecting string instruments, though keys have occasionally been known to be involved. Some particular beachballs were born in Texas but have been living in Germany for the better part of their adult life and therefore have lots of thoughts and feelings about lots of things that they express through ‘music’ so idk just come and find out.

    LISTEN:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=899n3agKz9c
    MORE INFO: https://www.carolinebeach.com/
    PLUS!
    Rachel Silverstein
    +
    Nelli and the Midwives of Ontario
    (mehr Infos bald)

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //


    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 17. Mai Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 18. Mai Ganna Gryniva & Tal Arditi Duet
    Do, 19. Mai Friede Merz
    Fr, 20. Mai WPH_3
    Sa, 21. Mai Phillip Dornbuschs Projektor
    So, 22. Mai TBA

  • DIESE WOCHE: 3.-8. MAI 2022

    Di, 3. Mai Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 4. Mai Klima Kalima
    Do, 5. Mai Michael Formanek Trio
    Fr, 6. Mai Lindhorst/Pringle/Hoppe/Santner
    ////////             DJ ONONiiONIONIION (aka Jaguar No Me) DJ Set
    Sa, 7. Mai Donau Conversations feat. Matt Chalk, Marko Črnčec & Doug Weiss
    So, 8. Mai Kami Maltz………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

    // // // // //

    Di, 3. Mai 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten
    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!
    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present? Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.
    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.
    “How do I get booked?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up, starting at 7pm.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // The first performer will begin at 20:00
    // No soundcheck, so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
    // The host will call you to the stage in a random order. You may not reserve a specific time slot.
    // We let as many people play as possible. There is usually time for 12 performers. Some weeks more, some weeks less.
    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you, but DO NOT PLAY THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER EVERY WEEK. THIS IS BORING. TRY NEW THINGS.
    Also, out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    ///// GERMAN TIME /////
    [19:00 anmelden // 20:00 loslegen]

    An alle Songwriter! An alle Komponist*innen, Instrumentalist*innen und Synthesizer-Magier*innen! An alle Dichter*innen und Schriftsteller*innen und Erzähler*innen!
    Hast du neues Solo oder Duo Material, das du gerne präsentieren möchtest? Komm zum Two-Song Tuesday in der Donau115.
    Dein Set kann ZWEI SONGS oder maximal ZEHN MINUTEN lang sein.
    “Wie funktioniert’s?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up digitally.
    // ALL ENTRIES THAT SIGNED UP BEFORE 7PM WILL BE DELETED.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // Los geht’s um 20:00 Uhr
    // Kein Soundcheck – also sei bereit: “Slip on, blow minds, slip off.”
    // Die Reihenfolge ist zufällig. Es gibt 12 Steckplätze. Wir erlauben mehr Aufführungen, wenn es die Zeit erlaubt.
    “Was kann ich spielen?”
    Dies liegt ganz bei dir. Aber, BITTE SPIELEN SIE NICHT JEDE WOCHE DAS GLEICHE LIED. DAS IST LANGWEILIG.
    Aus Respekt vor unseren Nachbar*innen:
    Du kannst KEINE lauten Perkussions- und lauten basslastigen Signale in die PA einspeisen.
    Gerne kannst du unsere Backline nutzen, die Folgendes umfasst:
    // Klavier
    // Standard-Gesangsmikrofone
    // PA, die Gitarren-/XLR-Kabel akzeptiert
    (KEINE RCA- ODER MINIJACK-EINGÄNGE; wenn du also Konverter benötigst, musst du diese mitbringen.)

    “Noch etwas?”
    Donau115 ist eine wundervoll verrückte Musik-Bar, die auf merkwürdige Überraschungen wartet.
    WEITERE FRAGEN?
    info@donau115

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    Mi, 4. Mai 
    Klima Kalima

    Gitarre Kalle Kalima
    Kontrabass Oliver Potratz
    Schlagzeug Christian Marien

    Der finnische Gitarrist Kalle Kalima traf in Berlin den Kontrabassist Oliver Potratz und den Schlagzeuger Oliver Steidle. Dieses drei wurden Gefährten auf einer musikalische Reise, die bisher zwanzig Jahre andauert. Sie haben ihren eigenen Sound definiert, und fordern solide die Grenzen der musikalischen Möglichkeiten der Trio-Formation heraus.
    Bei der Kombination von Finnland und Berlin erreicht man ursprüngliche, wilde, kreative Jazz-Musik. Klima Kalima verwendet Elemente aus Rock, Blues und Folk, um ihrem modernen Jazz-Sound ein skurrilen Akzent zu geben. Die CD “Finn Noir” kam im 2013 heraus bei dem Enja Records. Ihre früheren CDs “”Loru”, Chasing Yellow “und “Helsinki on my mind” ernteten international sehr gute Kritiken. Sie gewannen den “Neuen Deutschen Jazzpreis” im Jahr 2008. Das neue Programm handelt sich um astronomische Reisen und ein im Januar 2020 von RBB aufgenommene Live Album wird im 2022 veröffentlicht . Presse:
    “Während es draußen stürmte und donnerte, begab sich Kalima in den Flottmannhallen musikalisch in astronautische Höhen, betrachtete etwa die unfassbar lange Zeitspanne, in denen Kometen um die Erde kreisen. Das hierdurch inspirierte Post-Rock -Stück erklang wie eine Hymne auf die Auflösung der Zeitebene. Wunderbar. Über die rhythmischen Sollbruchstellen von Bass- und Schlagzeugspiel entwickelte Kalima seine Improvisationslinien mit elaboriertem, ganz besonders individuellen Stil: Sein E-Gitarrensound versprühte auch bei größtem Virtuosentum noch einen Hauch von Nüchternheit. Das Versprechen der Veranstalter, Kalima bringe die Gitarre in das 21. Jahrhundert, wurde an diesem Abend in Herne auf jeden Fall eingelöst.”
    Nina Schröder, “Der Westen” 31.3.2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpXDBmjQjDwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpXDBmjQjDw

    Photo by by Oli Potratz


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    Do, 5. Mai 
    Michael Formanek Trio


    Michael Formanek – Double Bass
    Michaël Attias – Alto Saxophone
    Devin Gray – Drums

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7LxdFqXXqA


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    Fr, 6. Mai 
    Lindhorst/Pringle/Hoppe/Santner


    Jonathan Lindhorst – saxophone
    Mark Pringle – piano
    Lisa Hoppe – bass
    Max Santner – drums

    This new project features original music and arrangements by saxophonist Jonathan Lindhorst, combining free improvisation, traditional jazz, contemporary classical, and interpreted through the harmonic language of the Tone-Clock.

    Fermi Paradox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbWM2a53l6E&t=226s
    Gummi-Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvbVAHA8vMU
    After You’ve Gone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbf9lw1eIGI

    Photo by Mari Poller

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    DJ ONONiiONIONIION (aka Jaguar No Me) DJ Set

    DJ ONONiiONIONIION, aka Jaguar No Me aka Taishi Nagasak, has been around, and active in, the neighbourhood for a while now. He’ll be around, and actively playing psychadelic J-pop and beyond, at Donau115 on May 6 from 23:15 – end. No cover.

    https://www.mixcloud.com/DJONONiiONIONIION/
    https://jaguarnome.bandcamp.com/ 


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    Sa, 7. Mai 
    Donau Conversations feat. Matt Chalk, Marko Črnčec & Doug Weiss


    Matt Chalk – sax
    Marko Črnčec – piano
    Doug Weiss – bass
    Mathias Ruppnig – drums

    Donau Conversations is a monthly concert series presented by Berlin-based drummer Mathias Ruppnig. Each event will feature groups of varying styles and personnel, performing jazz standards, original music or free improvisation.
    “For me, Donau115 is a place that allows new musical and personal friendships to form, as well as a place to experiment with innovative musical concepts in front of a respectful and attentive audience.“


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    So, 8. Mai 
    Kami Maltz

    Kami Maltz – vocals, autoharp, ukulele, looper

    Kami Maltz brings the resonance of her native Israel, the passion of her second home, Argentina, and a decidedly New York electronic vibe to her solo performances. 
With her smooth voice, Kami conjures a sensuous combination of folk and electronic elements; playing her main instrument, the autoharp, along with live looping, vocal effects and improvisation. Living in Brooklyn for many years, Kami’s musical origins date back to the Tel Aviv indie scene around 2010. She’s inspired by folk music of the early 70s as well as contemporary musicians such as Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens and Laura Marling.
    “I love Kami Maltz and her beautiful strangeness. With her music, it’s like walking in a mysterious forest with fairies, elves and secret doors to new and amazing worlds.” – David Pearl, Telavivian
    “Kami’s voice has the dimension and warmth of a true artist, which bleeds out onto the song in an authentic way you don’t necessarily hear everyday in this disposable music ecosystem we now live in.” – Josh Woodard, Black Cat Tapes
    “Kami Maltz has wowed listeners with her smooth voice, her blending of folk and electronic elements, and her ability to craft songs about complex emotions through catchy hooks and poetic lyrics.” – Will Sisskind, The Deli Magazine

    YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/kamiltz
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/kamimaltz/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/kamimaltzmusic
    Website: www.kamimaltz.com

    photo by María León

    // // // // //

    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //


    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 10. Mai Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 11. Mai Bernhard Eder
    Do, 12. Mai Davis West – Bedroom Bluegrass Band
    Fr, 13. Mai Olga Reznichenko Album Release
    ////////               Gaelle Cordeau DJ Set
    Sa, 14. Mai Christoph Möckel Trio
    So, 15. Mai Beach Ball

  • DIESE WOCHE: 27. APRIL – 1. MAI, 2022

    Di, 26. April Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 27. April In The Heat Trio
    Do, 28. April ONA vol. 16
    Fr, 29. April Gazelle & the Bear
    ////////               Alexander Winkelmann DJ Set
    Sa, 30. April MELANOIA
    So, 1. Mai TOBIAS MEINHART – THE PAINTER………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

    // // // // //

    Di, 26. April 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten
    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!
    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present? Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.
    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.
    “How do I get booked?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up, starting at 7pm.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // The first performer will begin at 20:00
    // No soundcheck, so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
    // The host will call you to the stage in a random order. You may not reserve a specific time slot.
    // We let as many people play as possible. There is usually time for 12 performers. Some weeks more, some weeks less.
    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you, but DO NOT PLAY THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER EVERY WEEK. THIS IS BORING. TRY NEW THINGS.
    Also, out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    ///// GERMAN TIME /////
    [19:00 anmelden // 20:00 loslegen]

    An alle Songwriter! An alle Komponist*innen, Instrumentalist*innen und Synthesizer-Magier*innen! An alle Dichter*innen und Schriftsteller*innen und Erzähler*innen!
    Hast du neues Solo oder Duo Material, das du gerne präsentieren möchtest? Komm zum Two-Song Tuesday in der Donau115.
    Dein Set kann ZWEI SONGS oder maximal ZEHN MINUTEN lang sein.
    “Wie funktioniert’s?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up digitally.
    // ALL ENTRIES THAT SIGNED UP BEFORE 7PM WILL BE DELETED.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // Los geht’s um 20:00 Uhr
    // Kein Soundcheck – also sei bereit: “Slip on, blow minds, slip off.”
    // Die Reihenfolge ist zufällig. Es gibt 12 Steckplätze. Wir erlauben mehr Aufführungen, wenn es die Zeit erlaubt.
    “Was kann ich spielen?”
    Dies liegt ganz bei dir. Aber, BITTE SPIELEN SIE NICHT JEDE WOCHE DAS GLEICHE LIED. DAS IST LANGWEILIG.
    Aus Respekt vor unseren Nachbar*innen:
    Du kannst KEINE lauten Perkussions- und lauten basslastigen Signale in die PA einspeisen.
    Gerne kannst du unsere Backline nutzen, die Folgendes umfasst:
    // Klavier
    // Standard-Gesangsmikrofone
    // PA, die Gitarren-/XLR-Kabel akzeptiert
    (KEINE RCA- ODER MINIJACK-EINGÄNGE; wenn du also Konverter benötigst, musst du diese mitbringen.)

    “Noch etwas?”
    Donau115 ist eine wundervoll verrückte Musik-Bar, die auf merkwürdige Überraschungen wartet.
    WEITERE FRAGEN?
    info@donau115

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    Mi, 27. April
    In The Heat Trio

    Kenny Warren Trumpet
    Andreas Pichler Drums
    Matthias Pichler Bass

    Kenny Warren grew up in Denver CO, where he was inspired at a young age by local trumpet greats Ron Miles, Al Hood and Greg Gisbert. In 2002 he moved to New York to study jazz at SUNY Purchase where he met collaborators like Bobby Avey and JP Schlegelmilch. After graduating in 2006, he moved to Brooklyn and quickly became an active member of the improvised music scene. He has performed with a who’s who of improvisors from his generation as well as with luminaries like Tony Malaby, Chris Speed, Angelica Sanchez and Brad Shepik.
    Joining the brass band Slavic Soul Party in 2008 began the expansion of Warren’s melodic concept to include Roma music and Arabic maqam language. As a composer Warren’s music was first featured on 2 albums by instrumental rock collective NOOK. In 2010 Warren formed Laila and Smitty, named after his great aunt and uncle. That band which started out playing country-blues standards and Warren’s folksier compositions, evolved into a singular avant-song-writing outfit which Bird is the Worm calls “massively genuine and unabashedly heart-on-the-sleeve open and honest”. Laila and Smitty has released 3 LPs, most recently in 2019 on happylucky records. Meanwhile Warren continued to develop as a free improvisor, recording records in 2014 with the collective ZhirtZ n ZkinZ (Sulde) and in 2015 with The Sandra Weiss Quintet (Leo Records).
    In 2017, The Kenny Warren Quartet released Thank You For Coming to Life (Whirlwind Recordings) which highlights Warren as a jazz composer and soloist. The album was heralded as “Boldly creative and superbly orchestrated…A masterful album… Stunning.” by Radio REC. In 2018 Warren released YLA (promnight), a solo cassette which resulted from a series of home recording experiments done on a creative retreat to California that winter. In April 2020 Whirlwind released Warren’s trio record called In The Heat, featuring Matthias Pichler on bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums.
    During the covid era Warren has focused on home recordings. His latest release, a solo trumpet record called Forehead, is available exclusively on his bandcamp page. 2021 will see the release a series of experimental electronic EPs.

    https://www.kennywarrenmusic.com/
    photo © Peter Gannushkin


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    Do, 28. April 
    ONA vol. 16


    Mirna Bogdanovic – voice
    Peter Meyer – guitar
    Bernhard Meyer – bass
    Max Santner – drums

    mirnabogdanovic.com
    http://www.meyer-music.de/
    http://bernhardmeyer.net/
    https://www.maxsantner.com/

    Join us for a night of originals and favourite songs.

    ONA is a Slavic word which translates as SHE. ONA is Mirna Bogdanovic from Slovenia and Olga Amelchenko from Russia, two Berlin-based musicians who met at the Jazz Institut and have been friends ever since. Both active in the Berlin jazz scene, a mutual inspiration led to the idea of sharing a monthly series at their favourite club in Berlin, Donau115. Every month one of them will perform with some of their favourite musicians, either with existing bands or brand new projects – and you never know, they might even play together sometimes.


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    Fr, 29. April 
    Gazelle & the Bear


    Julian Berann: Drums, Vocals
    Ines Kolleritsch: Piano, Vocals

    GER
    Ines Kolleritsch und Julian Berann sind Gazelle & The Bear. Das Songwriting-Duo stellt ihr Debüt „Weird Shaped Clouds“ vor und zeigt, was 2021 bringen kann: ein spannendes Stück Musik, das Pop, Modern Jazz und Hip Hop verspielt miteinander kombiniert. Es geht um Selbstliebe, Auseinandersetzungen und dem ewigen Tanz zwischen wollen, müssen und der ehrlichen Begegnung trotz allem. Im gemeinsamen, kreativen Schaffensprozess ist hier ein intimer Raum entstanden, der sich wie eine warme Klangwolke um die Ohren der Zuhöher*innen legt. Ein Spiel zwischen Komplexität und Simplizität.

    EN
    The songwriting duo “Gazelle & the Bear” is presenting their debut album “Weird Shaped Clouds”, a collection of songs which playfully connects pop music, modern Jazz and Hip Hop. Stories about self-love, confrontations with oneself and others and the ongoing dance between wanting and having to do something and still encountering yourself with honesty. In their creative process Ines Kolleritsch and Julian Berann created an intimate space, a warm cloud of sound which embraces the listener’s ears. “Weird Shaped Clouds” is a play between complexity and simplicity in the most gentle way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv4PAwE2ZGQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpudOod3zDE

    Copyright Hanna Fasching

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    Alexander Winkelmann DJ Set

    With “Danke der Nachfrage” Alexander Winkelmann put out one of the best records of 2021, and so it follows logically that this, an AW DJ set at Donau115, will likewise go down as one of 2022’s best bar DJ sets. Right?

    No cover.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oZDdVmTWXQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkpeyeuAySI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmo8_My-GLs


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    Sa, 30. April 
    MELANOIA


    Christian Weidner sax
    Ronny Graupe git
    Lukas Traxel bs
    Dejan Terzic dr

    MELANOIA

    BMC Records, VÖ: 5/2019
    Dejan Terzic: Schlagzeug, Glockenspiel, Kompositionen
    Christian Weidner: Alt-Saxophon
    Jozef Dumoulin: Flügel, Fender Rhodes
    Ronny Graupe: 7-saitige Gitarre

    Vor gut acht Jahren hat Dejan Terzic seine Band Melanoia gegründet und seitdem drei innovative, hoch gelobte Alben veröffentlicht. Das Debüt wurde 2014 mit einem Jazz-Echo ausgezeichnet, das bislang letzte namens Red war eine gemeinsame Produktion mit dem couragierten französischen Streichquartett IXI. Die deutschsprachige Presse ist voller Anerkennung für Terzics herausragenden Gestaltungswillen, der alle Einspielungen nachhaltig prägt. „Die Musik von Red ist ein Ereignis“ befand die Jazzthetik, in der Leipziger Volkszeitung stand: „Eine feine Nachtmusik voller unaufdringlicher Überraschungen, ein mildes Schweben im Ominösen, das Kontur gewinnt und Logik.“ Und im JazzThing: „Man hört […] dissonante Texturen, die mit Spannung zur Harmonie spielen, melodische Schichtungen, aber auch ausladend Improvisierendes, nur eben nichts, was man mit den üblichen Mustern jazziger Linearität erfassen kann.“ Auch vom Publikum wird die international erfolgreiche Band gefeiert, beispielsweise beim Winterfestival Bern, Jazzdor-Festival Strasbourg Berlin, BMC Festival Budapest, Jazzfest Tel Aviv, Xjazz Festival Berlin u.v.m.
    Das neue Werk präsentiert eine zur Hälfte neue Besetzung. Saxophonist Christian Weidner, wie Terzic und Ronny Graupe in Berlin ansässig, kam fest dazu, nachdem er in letzter Zeit schon häufig live für seinen Vorgänger eingesprungen war. An den Tasten sitzt nun Jozef Dumoulin, der sich in den vergangenen Jahren besonders als innovativer Improvisator auf dem Fender Rhodes, aber auch durch offenen Umgang mit dem Flügel profiliert hat. Der flirrende bis harsche, zuweilen treibende oder – speziell bei Dumoulins individualistischen Soli – ins Surreale driftende Rhodes-Sound ist ebenso essentiell für Terzics Kompositionen wie der klare bis perkussiv-akzentuierte Klang eines Klaviers. Nicht alle Keyboarder spielen gern beides gleichzeitig. Auch Dumoulin musste vom parallelen Einsatz der Instrumente überzeugt werden, erzählt Terzic leise lächelnd.
    Geblieben ist Ronny Graupe, dessen Halbakustik-Gitarre dank zusätzlicher tiefer Saite in Bass-Sphären vorstoßen und, wie das Rhodes Piano, punktuell in dessen Rolle schlüpfen kann. Für Terzic, der auch in anderen Bands ohne Bassist aktiv ist (beispielsweise Nils Wograms Nostalgia) ist es die Besetzung der Zukunft. „Spielen ohne Bassisten ist wie Hochseil-Artistik ohne Netz. Als Drummer bist du auf dich allein gestellt, hast nicht nur mit Rhythmen, sondern auch mit Klangfarben und Flächen zu tun. Insgesamt wird die Musik viel freier in dieser Formation.“ Mit den neuen Partnern einher geht ein gewandelter kompositorischer Ansatz des Bandleaders. Grundlage ist weiterhin die kluge Verbindung aus komplexen Strukturen, facettenreichen Klangfarben und lebendigen Abstraktionen. Die aktuellen Stücke sind transparenter angelegt, ihr Variationsreichtum wirkt noch fokussierter, stellenweise erscheint der Gestus etwas zurückhaltender. „Es war für mich eine große Herausforderung, an die eigene Kühle zu appellieren“, erklärt Terzic seine Herangehensweise beim Komponieren. Eine Aussage, die natürlich in Relation gesetzt werden muss. Kein Titel begnügt sich mit einem einzigen, durchgehenden Metrum, viele Rhythmen sind ungerade und die sparsameren Notationen erlauben es dem Quartett, noch freier mit dem geschriebenen Material umzugehen.
    Zu Beginn verweist Schnell auf Steve Reichs Minimalismus. Fundament des Stücks ist ein komplexes Muster, das durch verschiedene Tempi mäandert. Schon lange sei er von repetitiven Strukturen und minimalen Schattierungen begeistert, sagt Terzic, besonders durch das pointierte Aufbrechen solcher Muster ließen sich spannende Prozesse entwickeln. Ausgehend von diesem Gedanken gesellt sich in Schnell ein melodisches, ruhiges Saxophon-Thema zu den rhythmischen Mustern und ruft interessante Kontraste hervor. Eine Kunstpause öffnet neue Assoziationsräume, nach und nach verdichten sich die Einsätze, gewinnt die zunächst freie Improvisation rhythmisch und harmonisch an Form. Entgegen der strengen kompositorischen Regeln, die serielle Musik und zum Teil auch Minimal Music von jeher prägen, ist Melanoias Ansatz moderner, offener. „Bei uns findet auch in diesem Kontext eine bewusste Auseinandersetzung mit Dynamik und Improvisation statt“, hält Dejan Terzic fest. „Das haben wir über Jahrzehnte gelernt, es macht uns zu Jazzern und ist nach wie vor eine der schönsten Ideen des 20. Jahrhunderts.“
    Metanoia basiert auf einem Klavier-Riff, einem Break folgt ein rhythmisch-rockiger Teil, der wiederum in eine längere Improvisation übergeht. Erst fließt die Musik scheinbar gelassen, dann nimmt sie, befeuert von zunehmend wuchtigerem Schlagzeug, insistierende Züge an. Schließlich zerfällt die Struktur, steigert sich die Band in energische Expressionen, um gegen Ende immer fragiler zu spielen. Aus der Feder Ronny Graupes stammt MPO-3, das u.a. wegen seiner zurückgenommen Temperatur aufs Album kam. Auf ähnliche Art vermittelt Trainride eine präzise, ausgeklügelte Ausstrahlung, nicht zuletzt dank seiner Grundlage aus melodischen Bruchstücken und variierender Metrik. In New Coalescence weist Terzic dem Saxophon eine tragende Rolle zu, die Harmonik basiert auf Melodien vom Balkan. UCB ist eine private Hommage Terzics, ebenso das abschließende B-longing And Beyond, das der Komponist als Referenz an Ex-Jugoslawien versteht.
    Mancher Komplexität in der Kunst wohnt eine ästhetische Schönheit inne, die es überflüssig macht, den dahinter liegenden Code zu knacken. Das aktuelle Album von Dejan Terzic und Melanoia lockt mit Suggestionskraft und dem persönlichem Ausdruck aller Beteiligten, der sich im Bandkontext definiert. Gemeinsam schlagen die virtuosen Musiker Funken aus harmonischen Gefügen und Strukturen. Für Terzic sind letztere essentiell zum Improvisieren, dem Publikum bieten sie verlässliche Anknüpfungspunkte. Melanoias zeitgemäßer (Modern Creative?-)Jazz spricht Intellekt und Herz an und positioniert sich als erkennbar eigenständige Stimme in der europäischen Szene.

    https://soundcloud.com/dejan-terzic…/sets/melanoia-gravity

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5KHmfHjhoY
    http://www.dejanterzic.com

    copyright by Ulla C. Binder


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    So, 1. Mai 
    TOBIAS MEINHART – THE PAINTER

    TOBIAS MEINHART – TENOR SAXOPHONE
    EDEN LADIN – PIANO
    MATT PENMAN – BASS
    OBED CALVAIRE – DRUMS

    The creation of music shares much in common with creation in the visual arts. Both musicians and visual artists speak of and deal in colors, hues and textures in their compositional processes. Saxophonist/composer Tobias Meinhart has developed near synesthetic visualizations as he performs and hears music. His new recording, The Painter (Sunnyside, 2021), presents his recent work of diverse, brilliant pieces meant to brighten the world’s canvas.
    The ensemble that Meinhart assembled to record these new pieces consists of a number of the saxophonist’s favored collaborators, including pianist Eden Ladin, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire. These musicians, in this and similar configurations, have been the saxophonist’s regular associates on stages like the 55 Bar, Blue Note and Birdland in New York City over the past two years.

    Downbeat ★★★★: “Highly impressive, packed with wonderful music”
    JazzTimes (Editor’s choice): “Remarkable clarity and creativity”
    Jazzwise: “Powerful and virtuosic but heartfelt”
    Neue Musikzeitung: “Visionary of the now. You have to love it.”

    https://www.tobiasmeinhart.com/music/the-painter/


    ©MarianaMeraz

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //


    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 3. Mai Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 4. Mai Klima Kalima
    Do, 5. Mai Michael Formanek Trio
    Fr, 6. Mai Lindhorst/Pringle/Hoppe/Santner
    ////////             DJ ONONiiONIONIION (aka Jaguar No Me) DJ Set
    Sa, 7. Mai Donau Conversations feat. Matt Chalk, Marko Črnčec & Doug Weiss
    So, 8. Mai Kami Maltz

  • DIESE WOCHE: 19.-24. APRIL, 2022

    Di, 19. April Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 20. April Beatdenker invites for endless fun! #5
    Do, 21. April Sun Fluff // Bertram Burkert
    Fr, 22. April Nathan Ott Quartett „Shades of Red“
    ////////                 Martha Rose DJ Set
    Sa, 23. April Olgun/Pichler/Erdem
    So, 24. April Paul Santner & Eldar Tsalikov………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

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    Di, 19. April 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten
    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!
    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present? Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.
    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.
    “How do I get booked?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up, starting at 7pm.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // The first performer will begin at 20:00
    // No soundcheck, so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
    // The host will call you to the stage in a random order. You may not reserve a specific time slot.
    // We let as many people play as possible. There is usually time for 12 performers. Some weeks more, some weeks less.
    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you, but DO NOT PLAY THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER EVERY WEEK. THIS IS BORING. TRY NEW THINGS.
    Also, out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    ///// GERMAN TIME /////
    [19:00 anmelden // 20:00 loslegen]

    An alle Songwriter! An alle Komponist*innen, Instrumentalist*innen und Synthesizer-Magier*innen! An alle Dichter*innen und Schriftsteller*innen und Erzähler*innen!
    Hast du neues Solo oder Duo Material, das du gerne präsentieren möchtest? Komm zum Two-Song Tuesday in der Donau115.
    Dein Set kann ZWEI SONGS oder maximal ZEHN MINUTEN lang sein.
    “Wie funktioniert’s?”
    // The bar staff will give you a secret link to sign up digitally.
    // ALL ENTRIES THAT SIGNED UP BEFORE 7PM WILL BE DELETED.
    // This is the performer list for the evening (LOCKED UNTIL 7PM):
    http://tinyurl.com/donau115-list
    // Los geht’s um 20:00 Uhr
    // Kein Soundcheck – also sei bereit: “Slip on, blow minds, slip off.”
    // Die Reihenfolge ist zufällig. Es gibt 12 Steckplätze. Wir erlauben mehr Aufführungen, wenn es die Zeit erlaubt.
    “Was kann ich spielen?”
    Dies liegt ganz bei dir. Aber, BITTE SPIELEN SIE NICHT JEDE WOCHE DAS GLEICHE LIED. DAS IST LANGWEILIG.
    Aus Respekt vor unseren Nachbar*innen:
    Du kannst KEINE lauten Perkussions- und lauten basslastigen Signale in die PA einspeisen.
    Gerne kannst du unsere Backline nutzen, die Folgendes umfasst:
    // Klavier
    // Standard-Gesangsmikrofone
    // PA, die Gitarren-/XLR-Kabel akzeptiert
    (KEINE RCA- ODER MINIJACK-EINGÄNGE; wenn du also Konverter benötigst, musst du diese mitbringen.)

    “Noch etwas?”
    Donau115 ist eine wundervoll verrückte Musik-Bar, die auf merkwürdige Überraschungen wartet.
    WEITERE FRAGEN?
    info@donau115

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    Mi, 20. April 
    Beatdenker invites for endless fun! #5

    Beatdenker invites for endless fun
    Holy B – bass, fx, sampler, stuff
    Beatdenker – git, fx, mpc, loops, something

    #standwithukraine

    All the donations/entrance will be donated to the UNHCR Ukraine emergency relief.
    Beatdenker plays live and improvises every time and everywhere anew. For his Postcontemporary Brain Beats, he always brings his MPC for drum and fun samples, his loop station and his guitar synthesizer for nice and ugly melodies, fluid chords and mean basslines.
    For his Donau series he invites different wonderful musicians for different music. It can be beaty, noisy, sensitive, funny, weird, something… but it will always be fresh, encouraging, real, spirited, bubbly and full of energy. Yippie!

    https://subwaterbeats.de/beatdenker/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZgacxiemuw…https://www.facebook.com/beatdenkerhttps://www.instagram.com/beatdenker/


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    Do, 21. April 
    Sun Fluff // Bertram Burkert


    1st set
    Bertram Burkert – guitar

    2nd set (Sun Fluff!)
    Jason Oberman – guitar, vocals
    Friede Merz – guitar, vocals
    Julius Windisch – piano

    It all started when Jason burned out at the beginning of the pandemic. He found himself helpless and hopeless at the foot of a massive redwood tree in Northern California, guitar in hand. In his quarantined stupor, his hands started detuning the guitar, until he stumbled upon a tuning which seemed to resonate with the trees. From that point forward, he began finding tunings for different spaces, and writing songs for these spaces, too. This project had so much momentum and seemed to be guided by so much light that he eventually started singing (a big break from his musical education and career as a jazz guitarist).
    As it happens, Bertram stumbled upon one of Jason’s enchanted alternately tuned guitars. He felt the call of the forests, fluffy sunlight, and refreshing winter winds. He began to play some of his classical repertoire only to discover something too special to ever be forgotten.
    To start, Brilliant Bertram will perform a few classical guitar pieces both in and out of tune (he will perform pieces in both standard tunings and in the alternate tunings which greatly alter the color, shape, smell, and sound of each piece). Next, Jubilant Jason will perform his singer-songwriter project, Sun Fluff, with Fantastic Friede and Joyful Julius. He will be exploring vast landscapes of alternate tunings as well, borrowing from American folk, classical, and jazz (along with a healthy dose of North Indian classical).
    We wonderfully, whimsically, and warmly welcome you!
    Here’s a little bit of the music from the evening
    https://soundcloud.com/…/sun-fluff…/s-p9c7hfXqUMb…

    Bertram’s website:
    https://bertramburkert.com/
    Jason’s website:
    https://jasonobermanmusic.com/

    photo cred:
    https://joshuasadinsky.com/


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    Fr, 22. April 
    Nathan Ott Quartett „Shades of Red“


    Christoph Lauer (ts, ss)
    Sebastian Gille (ts, ss)
    Jonas Westergaard (b)
    Nathan Ott (dr)

    Im Verlauf einer sechsjährigen intensiven Zusammenarbeit demonstrierte das Nathan Ott Quartett auf zwei Tonträgern und vier Konzerttourneen eindrucksvoll, wie fruchtbar eine solch generations-überschreitend interkontinentale Jazz-Begegnung sein kann. Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit war dabei immer wieder die Tatsache, dass der Miles Davis-Veteran Dave Liebman gemeinsam mit drei europäischen Jazzmusikern aus zwei jüngeren Generationen ein derartig offenes Format für improvisatorischen Dialog auf Augenhöhe entwickelte.
    Als Liebman dann Ende 2019 aus gesundheitlichen Gründen eine Konzerttournee absagen musste und sich seitdem vom Tourleben zurückgezogen hat, kam mit Christof Lauer eine der prägendsten Stimmen des europäischen Jazz hinzu und verwandelte den Klang und das Innenleben des Ensembles. Zusammen mit dem eindringlichen Ton des
    frisch gebackenen SWR-Jazzpreisträgers Sebastian Gille verschmilzt Lauers Spiel zu einer unverwechselbaren Textur und wird durch die elegante Elastizität des dänischen Bassisten Jonas Westergaard, einer der gefragtesten Tieftöner des Landes vervollständigt.
    Die Neubesetzung knüpft an die Kontinuität des Formats in der Begegnung verschiedener Musikergenerationen an und schöpft als improvisierendes Ensemble höchster Agilität aus einem orchestralen Klangspektrum surrealistischer Transparenz und poetischer Eleganz, ohne jemals an Bodenhaftung zu verlieren – ein hochintensives Live-Erlebnis!

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    Martha Rose DJ Set

    Nary a bad word is spoken about Martha Rose, and there’s good reason why: she rules. Rules at music, rules at life, rules at equine psychology, and, most important for the purposes of tonight, rules at bar music DJing. 23:15-end; no cover.
    https://martharose.bandcamp.com/


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    Sa, 23. April 
    Olgun/Pichler/Erdem


    Can Olgun, piano
    Matthias Pichler, bass
    Julian Erdem, drums

    Can Olgun, Matthias Pichler and Julian Erdem share a love of improvised music and the jazz tradition. All spent several years in New York City, where they often played together. Matthias and Julian are now back in Berlin, while Can is still in New York. However, the three musicians have continued to play private sessions whenever they were in one place at the same time. As individuals they are involved in various projects with musicians such as Thomas Morgan, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Jochen Rueckert, recording, performing and touring around the world. This is a rare opportunity to hear them perform in public as a trio.

    canolgun.com
    matthiaspichlermusic.com
    julianerdem.com 


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    So, 24. April
    Paul Santner & Eldar Tsalikov

    The fearless Berlin-based multi-instrumentalists Paul Santner and Eldar Tsalikov will be leading another night of music at one of their favourite venues in the city. This time, they shall present one solo set each, on an instrument (or instruments) of their own choice. Old jazz tunes, free improvs or maybe some traditional songs? Guitar, piano or double bass? Singing or not? Surely, one thing is clear – this Sunday you’re in for a surprise!
    – – –
    About Paul Santner:
    I’m a musician originally from Salzburg/Austria. I started playing the trumpet and the piano as a small kid. Watching my dad play in Big Bands I quickly decided I wanted to become a musician.
    As a teenager I picked up the double bass and the guitar, played in youth orchestras and Jazz Bands.
    I moved to Berlin to study what might be called “Jazz” with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Greg Cohen amongst others. As a freelancing musician I have played with different artists from the Song-World and Improvised-Music-World including Fabiana Striffler, Ruby and Hans Bilger, Rachel Sermanni, 1000 Gram, Jessie Monk and Greg Cohen.
    In the past I’ve mostly performed on guitar and bass and sang a little bit. I’ve always felt drawn to the piano, though, and more so recently.
    I will present my own and old songs from different places and improvisations on those songs.

    About Eldar Tsalikov:
    Born in 1993 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia into a musicians family. At the age of eight Eldar began learning saxophone at the Kim Nazaretov Children’s Jazz School, eventually picking up piano and flute as well. After ten years of studying classical and jazz repertoire he graduated in 2011, after which he moved to Berlin in order to continue his studies at the Jazz Institut Berlin. During his time at the institute, Eldar discovered his big love for clarinet and it’s sound, which lead him to embrace it as his ‘second main’ instrument. In 2018 Eldar graduated receiving his bachelor- and master’s degrees.
    Since the beginning of his artistic life in Berlin, Eldar has been not only working on his performative skills in jazz music and it’s numerous subgenres, but also expanding his knowledge of various folk music traditions from around the world (e.g. Turkish, Greek, Balkan, Arabic, Hindustani, Carnatic). While developing his own style of playing, he got to collaborate with numerous European and Western performers of various kinds, most notably Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Laurie Anderson, Eyvind Kang, Marcin Masecki, Manlio Maresca, Tobias Delius, Elias Stemeseder, Anna Webber. With those and many other artists, Eldar got to travel around different countries, performing in worldwide recognised venues and concert halls such as «Birdland» (New York / USA), «Elbphilharmonie» (Hamburg, Germany), «Konzerthaus Berlin» (Berlin, Germany), «TivoliVredenburg» (Utrecht, Netherlands), as well as taking part in festivals such as «Copenhagen Jazz Fest» (Denmark), «Ascona Jazz Fest» (Switzerland), «French Quarter Fest» (New Orleans / USA), «Glasgow Jazz Festival» (Scotland).

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //


    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 26. April Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 27. April In The Heat Trio
    Do, 28. April ONA vol. 16
    Fr, 29. April Gazelle & the Bear
    ////////                 Alexander Winkelmann DJ Set
    Sa, 30. April MELANOIA
    So, 1. May TOBIAS MEINHART – THE PAINTER