DIESE WOCHE: 5.-10. APRIL, 2022


Di, 5. April Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 6. April Kate Birch

Do, 7. April Atrin Madani – “Where are we now?”
Fr, 8. April Die Therapie feat. Der Nussigmilde

Sa, 9. April Stax
So, 10. April Emperor X
………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, 5. 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, 6. April 
Kate Birch

Laura Schuler – voc, synth, violin, samples
Clemens Kuratle – drums, synth, voc, samples
Kate Birch hat die Stadt-Menschen genau studiert: Sie eilen vorbei und hören nicht zu, weder ihrer inneren Stimme noch den Klängen ihrer Umwelt. Stille und Innehalten bilden den Nährboden für kreative Lebendigkeit. Und genau diese Stille gab Kate Birch den Anstoss, eine eigene musikalische Sphäre zu schaffen.

Laura Schuler spielt seit vielen Jahren die Geige und hat in diversen Formationen und Bands mitgemacht. Mit dem Pseudonym Kate Birch konzentriert sie sich aufs Songwriting und Producing, wagt den Schritt alleinig, mit Musik voll entrückter Schönheit und spannenden Ebenen. Während eines längeren Aufenthalts in New York erdacht und ausformuliert, zeigt ihre Musik eine Symbiose aus diversen Welten und Electronica-Klänge mit verzauberter Wirkung. Zum Zusammenfinden, oder in Ruhe geniessen.
Im Frühling 2022 wird das Album „The Fool“ beim Label Red Brick Chapel rauskommen. Die gleichnamige Single wurde im Dezember 2021 released.
Nach zahlreichen Solo-Konzerten vor Corona, tritt Kate Birch seit Frühling 2021 mit dem Berner Drummer Clemens Kuratle auf. Zusammen gelingt es den beiden Multiinstrumentalisten grösser als ein Duo zu klingen.

katebirch.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_QrruX7fmg
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmEy8UEnIWmewp1Qx8jz1lw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JPXlZwrRdE
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3OLCUc83f1QKksUFRNfmEc…


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Do, 7. April 
Atrin Madani – “Where are we now?”


Atrin Madani – voc
Alexander Ruess – git
Christian von der Goltz – p
Olaf Casimir – db
Tobias Backhaus – dr

Atrin Madani ist ein Weltreisender in Sachen Jazz. In seinem Berliner Kiez fest verwurzelt, pendelt er zwischen Berlin und Toronto. 1998 geboren, ist er ein Berliner ohne Ost- oder West- davor, hat er die Teilung der Stadt nicht erlebt, die Mauer nie gesehen. Berlin wurde Hauptstadt und Regierungssitz, für ihn ist es vor allem die deutsche Hauptstadt des Jazz. Und da gibt es keine Grenzen, keine Mauern. Jazz ist eine universelle Sprache. Die Sprache von Atrin Madani.
Auf dem exklusiven Programm stehen Meilensteine der gehobenen Popmusik von David Bowie über Donald Fagen und Bob Dylan bis hin zu Coldplay.
Wer ihn bereits bei seinen Konzerten auf dem Festival Schloss Kapfenburg, Jazzfest Montabaur oder dem renommierten Berliner Jazzklub DONAU115 erlebt hat, wird sich doppelt freuen, denn er weiß, daß der Schöneberger mit persischen Wurzeln keine simplen Cover-Versionen dieser Songs singen, sondern sie in seiner musikalischen Sprache interpretieren wird.

https://www.instagram.com/atrinmadani/


(c) Bill Petry


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Fr, 8. April 
Die Therapie feat. Der Nussigmilde


Arno Grußendorf – Guitar
Mathei Florea – Keys
Conrad Steinhoff – Bass
Jakob „Der Nussigmilde“ Seeber – Drums

If you’ve ever spent a sweaty night raving through Berlin’s Underground clubs, chances are you’ve seen a new sun rise. There’s something deeply erotic about being surrounded by the secret beats of tomorrow and the lunatic, dancing masses that made their way past dark corridors and secret doorways to dance at the top of the party food chain. Hold on to that feeling in your mind. Now bring it together with a Krauty sense of Jazz perfected and you’ve got what Die Therapie is offering: Mind-bending guitar harmonies, top-of-the-line-beats and synth sounds that reek of underground house. All put together with German meticulousness and for a single purpose: To slap the jazz genre around until it comes to its senses in the middle of dance floor, all wide-eyed and ready to party.
Die Therapie’s Arno and Jakob have honed their skills long enough to not cower before the gates of jazz heaven: They will bully their way in, if need be. And while both are academically trained – Arno spent his years of study in Amsterdam and Berlin, Jakob in Würzburg and Prague – their inner drives come from very different places: Jakob devoted his teens to 90’s true school hip hop, eventually carving out an independent career as rapper and producer while falling in love with drum and bass gurus like Photek. By contrast, Arno comes from the kind of family where piano lessons are for breakfast and the walls are paved with sheet music. He arrives at the guitar by way of keys and violin strings. Awestruck from day one, he eventually turns insane hours of practice and study with greats like Kurt Rosenwinkel into establishing himself as a successful solo artist. An older, wiser Arno now sneers back at the empty virtuosity of days gone by: His instrument has become his emotional extension, a confession with six strings.
What started with Bach and De la Soul is now an amalgam of influences: A curiosity and boundlessness that feels connected to the London scene around Tom Misch or Yussef Dayes. As Die Therapie, Arno and Jakob mix street dirt with indulgent hedonism. Whipping breakbeats meet wavering synth rhythms, glistening guitar figures swing through songs like “Level” or tear distorted holes in the melodies of “False Flakes”. Frenzied solos combine with the menacing sounds of gloomy electro clubs and laid-back hip-hop beats. This massive, pompous sound serves a single purpose: to electrify the audience.
That is also why they deliberately break with tradition at their gigs: Genre purists will be shocked at how much electronic live equipment piles up on stage. Guitars and drums are joined by pads and laptop. Voice and vinyl samples mix up the songs. Ableton defiles the jazz stage.
The two complement it all with innovation in the studio: “We work as a singer and producer duo, just like in modern pop production,” Arno explains. “For example, Jakob will drop by with a beat and I’ll flesh it out melodically.” Many songs emerge from a rhythmic idea and thereby retain a raw danceability.
After all, when it says in “Renaissance” “I learned jazz while dancing. It’s time for a renaissance!”, that’s the agenda: Die Therapie disposes of the cliché of a music style for the initiated. Sexy, cool and gritty, the songs are meant to transmit their kinetic energy to the audience. And end the dark age of jazz in the process.
From 2018, the band participated in various competitions such as the Biberach Jazz Prize, the Sparda Jazz Award 2019, Future Sounds Jazz Preis Leverkusen, Bayrischer Jazzpreis 2021 and Nachwuchspreis der Jazzwoche Burghausen 2022.

https://linktr.ee/dietherapie


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Sa, 9. April 
Stax


Matthew Halpin (Sax)
Bertram Burkert (Git)
Reza Askari (Bass)
Max Stadtfeld (Drums)

Hailing from Leipzig, Germany, 1993 born drummer Max Stadtfeld announces his sophomore album “Suboptimal” with his group “STAX”, to be released March 25 2022 on Cologne based label KLAENG. After his self-titled + highly acclaimed 2019 debut on legendary label ACT he returns with another contemporary jazz masterpiece full of yet unheard ideas, stylistic quotes and productional refinement- with zeitgeist, expressive will and progressive approach.
In addition to Stadtfeld´s significant compositional handwriting, it is above all the four musicians in the band whose interplay makes the quartet so unique. Processed saxophone cascades, spacious guitar overdubs, alternation of double and electric bass sounds and sometimes violently compressed drum beats. Surrendering to the suboptimal, to the supposedly raw + imperfect, the record emerges something that is self-contained and perfect in its own way.

https://maxstadtfeld.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.max-stadtfeld.de/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwkIZuaK6dU


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So, 10. April
Emperor X

The Lakes of Zones B and C
Emperor X
Chad Matheny (vox/etc.)
with
Hans Bilger (bass)
Ruby Bilger (vox/guitar)
Jordan Disdale (perc.)
Declan Forde (piano)
Pauline Peek (vox/guitar)
Paul Santner (guitar)

A former science educator and physics graduate student, Matheny paused academic work in the early 2000s and spent much of the past two decades crossing the world on buses and bullet trains to compose and perform hundreds of concerts at locations ranging from the basement of a garden supply shop in Pittsburgh to a symphony hall in Portugal. His albums have been called many kind things by NPR, Pitchfork, Salon, etc. (see below).
This evening marks the upload of his eleventh album, The Lakes of Zones B and C. He has gathered for this occasion six friends to help him play as many songs from the new album as time allows.
Matheny is a resident of Brieskow-Finkenheerd, a former power plant town east of Berlin on the Polish-German border. He is also one of the owner-operators of Donau115.

LISTEN-
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7taxbHlqWyBiQEc38vNT9z
Bandcamp:
https://emperorx.bandcamp.com/
Tidal:
https://tidal.com/browse/artist/4818540
INFO:
Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_X
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/emperorx/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/emperorx
And:
https://crmatheny.net

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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

Mo, 11. April DISPLACED MUSIC – by Jazz Aid Ukraine
Di, 12. April Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 13. April Kyianytsia/Fink/Weber Trio

Do, 14. April David Soyza Quartett
Fr, 15. April Dudek/Henkelhausen/Wankel
////////                 No Diving DJ Set
Sa, 16. April Practically Married
So, 17. April Rosina Bullen