DIESE WOCHE 16.-21. NOVEMBER 2021

Di, 16. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 17. November Timo Vollbrecht FLY MAGIC (New York/Berlin/Seoul)

Do, 18. November Hammers & Plectrums// Jason Oberman
Fr, 19. November Stereo Heart
Sa, 20. November Malstrom
So, 21. November My Sister Grenadine


…..2G: show vaccination/recovery document to get inside (no tests).
………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, 16. November 
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:
— 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

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Mi, 17. November 
Timo Vollbrecht FLY MAGIC (New York/Berlin/Seoul)

Timo Vollbrecht – sax
Keisuke Matsuno – guitar
Elias Stemeseder – synthesizers & piano
Dayeon Seok – drums

Based out of Brooklyn and rooted in Berlin, saxophonist-bandleader Timo Vollbrecht moves at the intersection of composed and improvised music. His compositions are song-oriented while organically combining elements of jazz, post-rock, new music, and electro-acoustic soundscapes. FLY MAGIC is his signature ensemble. The band tours worldwide, appears at major festivals, released two albums, and is gearing up for a third one. For the first time, Vollbrecht is bringing his Brooklyn-line up to Berlin to feature his longtime musical collaborators: Sound-wizard-guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, Elias Stemeseder on keys and synth-bass as well as drumming-star Dayeon Seok. They will present brand-new tunes, searching for the paths less traveled and capturing the moment of surprise.

www.timovollbrecht.com

https://open.spotify.com/album/5oacJf2oaqmv7vzl3NXPxB
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/timo-vollbrecht/350373970
https://youtu.be/_UtB8ni2U8M
https://youtu.be/tJsSjgIZu1o
https://youtu.be/8Pr-TfiB4Xs
https://www.instagram.com/timovollbrechtmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/flymagicband

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Do, 18. November 
Hammers & Plectrums// Jason Oberman

Hello hello dear Berliners!
Come out to see a night of wondrous music

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Lineup : 1st set: Hammers & Plectrums: Jason Oberman (guitar) and Tamir Kedem (piano)
2nd set: Jason Oberman (guitar) and a special guest or two (!!)

Hammers & Plectrums will present composed and improvised music for piano and guitar duo. Here’s their story:
On a fabled day at California Institute of the Arts, Tamir and Jason began their explorations. From that point of surprising yet undeniable resonance, music sprung forth through free improvisations and a vast collection of written works. The pair created a language for improvisation, which tells a shared narrative. Compositions are colored by the individual’s background, but come to life through the collective. Hammers and Plectrums have performed throughout Los Angeles and have continued remote collaboration throughout the pandemic.
Next, Jason Oberman will be performing a collection of original works for solo acoustic steel and nylon string guitars. While living in Berkeley, California during the Corona lockdown, Jason began taking his guitar to various locations and discovered alternate tunings that seemed to resonate in a particular way with each space. This organic exploration led him to create a collection of compositions dedicated to places that touched his heart. He will offer music dedicated to ancient forests, sun-kissed parks, swan filled rivers, and houses colored by warm cups of tea and morning greens.

About Tamir: Tamir Kedem, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, discovered the magic of piano at the age of 9. At 21, he studied at the Center for Jazz Studies in Israel, performing with and leading ensembles throughout the country. Following his studies in Israel, Tamir went on to California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles to pursue his BFA in Jazz Piano. At CalArts, he studied with David Roitstein and played and performed with Joe LaBarbara, Bennie Maupin and Larry Koonse. In addition, he formed his own band, “Tamir Kedem Septagon”, consisting of 7 musicians. They performed Tamir’s original music throughout the Los Angeles area. Tamir received the Disney scholarship from CalArts, the Artist Grant from The Anton Yelchin Foundation in 2019, and other awards. His first album, “BabaYaga” was released in late 2019 and was performed throughout Los Angeles.
Tamir has developed a unique and personal compositional practice. He creates a story within a carefully constructed musical universe.
About Jason: Born in Los Angeles, Jason began playing guitar when he was five. By the 6th grade, he fell in love with jazz. Jason received the Jerry Margolis Jazz Award his senior year of high school. Along with this award, he also received a Semi-Finalist Award in The Music Center’s Spotlight Jazz Instrumental Competition and Honorable Mention for the Young Arts Award. He then went on to spend two years studying at Eastman School of Music where he developed both as a performer and as a composer, exploring jazz and classical music. After Eastman, he transferred to California Institute of the Arts where he received his Bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar in 2020.
Jason now resides in Berlin, Germany. He currently composes, arranges, and performs with a wide variety of ensembles. In addition, he is an active and devoted teacher, focusing on a sustainable and heartfelt approach to guitar.

photo by Joshua Sadinsky:
joshuasadinsky.com
https://hammersandplectrums.com/oming soon!
https://jasonobermanmusic.com/

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Fr, 19. November
Stereo Heart

Fabiana Striffler – violin (DE)
Greg Cohen – double bass (USA)

The Duo was born in 2010 and the two have maintained a musical collaboration and a close friendship ever since their arrival in Berlin.
This will be the XVIIth night of their concert series >>Stereo Heart<< at their beloved Donau115.

www.fabianastriffler.com
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Cohen

Every year they present a >Artistic Music Improvisation Workshop< in Berlin and Tuscany.
For all instruments and also especially or string players on a semiprofessional and professional level.
If you are interested get more information here:

http://www.artful-music-improv.com/

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Sa, 20. November
Malstrom

Florian Walter – Saxophone
Axel Zajac – Guitar
Jo Beyer – Drums

The Malstrom devours everything in its reach, be it light, sound or matter. It sucks everything into its vortex, drawing it deeper and deeper into the very center of the Malstrom. But what do you find at the core, at the very bottom of the swirl? The eye of the storm? A void, sheer nothingness? Is it a place of calmness that contrasts the furious edges? Does the Malstrom ever end?
And most importantly: Are you ready to find out?

https://youtu.be/1TaHJVxtqiM_______

So, 21. November
My Sister Grenadine

Frieda Gawenda: vocals, flugelhorn, baritone horn, flute, casio, objects
Vincenz Kokot: vocals, ukulele, guitar, words

My Sister Grenadine play folk with the joy of experimenting. Built from a variety of instruments, entwined with vocal harmonies and a love for details. Their music juggles with sound and language, arrangement and reduction, authenticity and camouflage. Free Folk, John Cage Pop, radical softness.
My Sister Grenadine lives at various places. These places are songs, these songs are people.
Let´s meet and walk for a bit while listening to each other.

The duo will present their new album “sleep material” (Solaris Empire/BrokenSilence) released in October 2021!

“My Sister Grenadine is a songwriting project that gets you with its stunning songs, which always sound light and sensual but are enormously complex and substantially designed. Very fresh, very skillfully conceived and very, very beautiful.” – Intro
“Great Berlin Discovery!” – Rolling Stone

www.mysistergrenadine.com
www.mysistergrenadine.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

copyright: Sascha Kokot

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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! // // // // //

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.

Since September 18th we implement the so called 2G-rule at Donau115. This means only people with full vaccination or recovered people can come inside (2G = geimpft/genesen = vaccinated/recovered).   

1: OUTSIDE: contact tracing – 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: vaccinated or recovered (a test is not enough) – To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery, without exception. You cannot get in with a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). Once you’re inside you don’t have to wear a mask anymore or keep minimum distance. Standing at the bar is also allowed again.

3: 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

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 DEMNĂ„CHST PASSIERT

Di, 23. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 24. November Lucia Boffo & Quique Sinesi – Songs From Cuchi Leguizam

Do, 25. November Alex Ventling Trio
Fr, 26. November Fabian Dudek Quartet
Sa, 27. November Gregor Lener’s Floating Time
So, 28. November Trio Grenzgänger