……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, 24. August
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
[sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
[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?”
// Just show up
// There is no pre-booking
// Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked)
// The first performer will begin at 20:30
// No soundcheck – so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
“What can I play?”
This is entirely up to you. 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:
— generic vocal microphones
— a small terrible PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (new one coming soon!)
“But what about Covid-19”
Yep, we know. No more than 25 people may be in our stage area at any time. Those wishing to enter after that capacity has been reached can enjoy a drink or a taco in the back room or outside on our sidewalk seating until more spaces become available.
Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
Gravid – the danish word for pregnant – is our attempt on fertilizing sound, trying to make music feel like music. The obscure line is never in the same place, and through listening and blend, we lure the music out. Join us on a trip of overtones, with a healthy dose of irregular timbre-vitamins. Completely improvised – it will probably feel weird in the good way!
Do, 26. August
TRIBAL GATE is a group formed in Berlin in the summer of 2020. It consists of Eldar Tsalikov on woodwinds, Martin Buhl on bass and Fermín Merlo on drums.
The group plays freely improvised music as well as songs and compositions in their own interpretation.
The group came together with a shared goal in mind, namely to explore the art of improvisation in as many different contexts as possible.
This goal has brought the group to seek out different locations all around Berlin, from clubs and galleries to the forests, parks and streets.
All of the musicians in the group are also very active with other projects and artists on the music scene of Berlin.
Eldar Tsalikov (saxophone / clarinet / flute )
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.
While developing his own style of playing, he got to work, tour and record 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.
Martin Buhl (double bass)
Martin Buhl, a native of Denmark, moved to Berlin in 2012 to study at the Jazz Institute of Berlin. He spent years studying with legendary bass player Greg Cohen, and, apart from studying, got many opportunities to play with a wide variety of artists, both in Germany, the rest of Europe, Japan and Africa. Throughout the years, he has been working, touring and recording with a wide variety of artists in many different genres, such as: Carl Winther, Logan RIchardson, J.Lamotta, Karsten Troyke, Tomas Franck, Niclas Campagnol and Joel Holmes.
Fermín Merlo (drums / percussion )
Fermín Merlo, Buenos Aires Argentina, has been part of the Buenos Aires Jazz scene for more than a decade
forming multiple projects with its most recognized Jazz musicians, performing in the most
prestigious Jazz venues in the city, as much as festivals around Argentina and other
Latin American countries.
He has also formed groups of great international artists who have been touring Argentina:
Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Leo Genovese, Ralph Alessi, Mike Moreno and John Hollenbeck.
Since two years he’s based in Berlin performing actively in the Berlin Jazz scene.
Normally performing as a string quartet (https://www.furiantquartet.com) Nika, Vlad and Mladen will explore new sounds in the version of string trio. In this intimate evening setting, Schubert will be your friend in need, Beethoven’s energy will lift you up from your chairs and you will get lost in the fantasy world of Dohnányi and Enescu.
F.Schubert – String trio in B-flat major D 471
Ernst von Dohnányi – Serenade in C major, Op.10
L.v.Beethoven – String trio in G major, Op.9 Nr.1
G.Enescu – Aubade
Sa, 28. August
Hugo Fernandez – e-guitar/effects
Roland Fidezius – e-bass/effects
Augustin Strizzi – drums
NGT is the meeting of three musicians with a vision of contemporary jazz. Music that draws on the tradition of jazz and other music with a sometimes raw and experimental spirit… their sounds are thoughtful and take us into unexpected soundscapes.
This new unique band presents mainly original compositions, but also some arrangements of jazz standards.
Hugo Fernandez – Guitarist
Hugo Fernandez is a Mexican jazz musician who has already released three albums with his compositions, has participated in festivals and clubs in America, Spain and is increasingly making a name for himself in the German and European jazz scene. After living in Madrid for 12 years, he has now settled in Berlin where he collaborates with a rich variety of musicians.
His album “Cosmogram” (Origin Records), together with drummer Antonio Sánchez, was very well received by the public and received excellent reviews from Rollingstone Magazine, Jazztimes, El País and Downbeat Magazine, which rated “Cosmogram” as one of the best albums of 2015.
Roland Fidezius – E-Bass lives in Berlin, Germany, as a bassplayer (Acoustic and Electric) and composer. He is an important part of the Berlin-scene and also teams up with many great musicians in Europe and abroad. Several recordings and performances on many festivals in Europe, the US, Canada and Africa show him playing with musicians like Samuel Blaser, Ingrid Laubrock, Kris Davis, Tom Arthurs, Zach Brock, Christian Lillinger, Gebhard Ullman, Olaf Rupp and Max Richter besides many others. As a bandleader he recorded and produced the CD “Oscar & Emma” with his band ODD SHOT. He is a featured artist of the German Jazzthing/Next Generation-series with the Lorenz
Hargassner Quartet and was the Berlin-Representative of the 1st Bundesjazzwerkstatt in Germany. Current projects of him are Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask, the Christian Krischkowsky-Quartett, Mac ‘n Bass, Simon Vincent’s Occasional Trio, Rhinow, Call Me Cleo and Rico & the Black Pumas.
“(…)terrific bassist Roland Fidezius.”
Raul Da Gama, 08/2014
Einer der “besten Musiker der German Hauptstadt.”
Reinhold Horn, Plärrer, 02/2011
On “Bite My Blues”…”Roland Fidezius is credited with effects, but that sideline in no way hides the bludgeoning attack to which he subjects his four-string. Sticking to electric on Bite My Blues, Fidezius produces a vehement grumble similar to Lemmy Kilmister’s and Chris Squire’s, without himself wielding their characteristic Rickenbacker. Regardless of make, the bass here sounds pugilistically forthright.” Neil Hobkirk, wallofsound.ca, 2014.
Agustin Strizzi – Drums
Is a musician and music instructor from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a wide range of experience in percussion, composing, and arranging music. His love for music began at an early age when he found an affinity for the drums, his main instrument, and performing at gigs.
Wanting to pursue his passion further, Agustin followed both traditional and nontraditional means of education by attending several traditional schools such as the ITMC (Contemporary Music Institute) and then traveling internationally to expand his musical horizons. The music led him to the USA, Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay & Poland where he took private lessons with experts and renowned musicians along the way.
Driven by the power of music, he set out to dissolve his own borders. He´s toured on Rock stages, appeared on TV Shows such as Good Morning Lithuania, and Jazz Festivals. He has also performed at Symphonic Halls, like Gasteig in Munich, and Theaters and in Musicals in both European and American countries, including Romania, Switzerland, Bolivia, Spain and Mexico. Currently residing in Berlin, Germany, Agustin focuses on sharing the gift of music through his teaching activities and his own unique sound. He is also working on the production of his new album while fulfilling the role of a sideman.
So, 29. August
Andy Aquarius & Viktor’s Joy
Andy Aquarius solo, Viktor’s Joy solo
A rare serenity and an honest statement in the age of cheap thrills, disruption antics, corporate limbo and conspicuous meme energy.
Andy has honed a sound; with satisfaction and clear intent. It’s Atlantean music, that is to say, it glides, it pulses forward with the
determination of naval movements, joyfully watching and evading the crushing inevitability of Pop Melody and the Great Flood. Big
waves, swirling motifs unfold, and the perfect space is left open for the crystalline atmosphere to expand.
Viktor’s Joy is the musical project of Estonian, Berlin based songwriter and composer Kaarel Malken. Through his
autobiographical lyrics, supported by hypnotic guitar picking and a voice steady and low, Malken describes people,
neighborhoods, bus journeys – his interior and exterior world. In 2017 he released his first fulminant record ‘I used
to be clean’. Viktor’s Joy is able to give you the “Leonard Cohen Afterworld” Kurt Cobain longed for in ‘Pennyroyal Tea’.
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TUES-SUN FROM 18.00 -00.00
We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //
Plague Fun: Corona Rules
Case numbers are low, but the bug’s still around so we will be taking many measures to make sure we’re all doing our part to end the pandemic once and for all.
1: OUTSIDE SEATING- To join us outside, you must provide contact tracing information. We will keep this information safe for the required amount of time and destroy it with fire once that time has ellapsed.
2: INSIDE SEATING- To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide either a negative test result from the previous 24 hours or proof of full vaccination/recovery, without exception. If you want to see a show inside, plan accordingly.
3: NO STANDING ROOM- If you are inside, you must be either seated or moving. Absolutely no standing will be allowed. A maximum of ten people, from a maximum of five households, may sit at a table pod.
4: TABLE SERVICE- Please do not come up to the bar. One of us will come to your table and take your drink order.
6: MASKS- wear one when walking around the space
5: CLOSING TIME- We will shut down the bar at midnight (00:00), which means last call for drinks will happen around 11:30. Please treat our staff with patience as they enforce this rule. We hope to be able to party with you without time limits soon, but for a bit longer we must follow these rules. Be patient. It will be worth the wait.
6: BE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE- These rules are subject to change. We follow the directions of the Berlin Senate and when they provide new guidelines we will follow those. Always check the FB event or the website prior to coming to the concert to make sure you’re prepared for any government limitations that may have been imposed since last time you checked.
Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund
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.
Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
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
Mo, 30. August Pedro Martins Solo
Di, 31. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 1. September Reza Askari ROAR
Do, 2. September Edi Nulz
Fr, 3. September Christoph Möckel
Sa, 4. September Daniel Hirth Quartett
So, 5. SeptemberGriffin Brown