Di, 14. September Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 15. September Kosmorama
Do, 16. September FOYL AKA
Fr, 17. September Windisch Trio
Sa, 18. September Tribute to Reid Anderson’s “The Vastness of Space”
So, 19. September Ikua and Ryu
……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, 14. September
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.
Mi, 15. September
Gregor Lener (trp, FX)
Christian Grothe (live sampling, electronics, synths)
Kosmorama is a project by the musicians Christian Grothe and Gregor Lener. The duo are improvising pieces inspired by modern and old school science fiction with the use of acoustic and electronic instruments. Lener plays trumpet with electronic manipulation and Grothe uses self made sampler instruments and synths. A journey through the vastness of the universe and beyond.
Do, 16. September
Maja Mágedli – voc, comp
Mathei Florea – keys, comp
Conrad Steinhoff – e-bass
Arno Grussendorf – guitar
Rafat Muhammad – drums
Mysterious dreams, special characters, fascinating places – there is no end for profound resources to inspire a remarkable and unique band name.
Well in this uplifting case two best friends were eating some terrible burgers in a low-key ghosted fast food restaurant at 2 AM and accidentally found a phone application which generates invented band names.„Foyl aka” popped up, and bam, the baby was born.
“Neo soul meets jazz”
All songs of FOYL AKA are written by hungarian vocalist Maja Mágedli and estonian piano player Mathei Florea, the two have been lucky enough to discover that they inspire and perfectly complement each other’s musical approach in composing and arranging which clearly reflects in their repertoire too.
The band furthermore consists Arno Grussendorf on guitar, Conrad Steinhoff on electric bass and David Guy on drums. Foyl Aka first met at the renowned Jazz Institute Berlin (UdK) and they have quickly realized how smooth, natural and thrilling it feels to create a soft yet grooving sound together. These compositions are influenced by mostly neo soul in a jazz context; though the group does not intend to limit its genres and is excited to build an own little world without clear musical boundaries.
Julius Windisch – piano
Igor Spallati – bass
Lukas Akintaya – drums
Windisch Trio will play music of their first recorded that has just been released on the 27th of august. After appearances on Deutschlandfunk and Bayerischer Rundfunk this will be their second live performance this year.
“The pianist Julius Windisch has (…) created exciting and very colourful music. Lyrical, fragile moods blend beautifully with powerful, energetic passages.”
“Proof there’s still plenty of innovation left out there” – Midwest Record
“Julius Windisch is certainly one of the bright young European musicians worth following closely” – Adam Baruch
Sa, 18. September
Tribute to Reid Anderson’s “The Vastness of Space”
Jonathan Lindhorst – tenor
Sölvi Kolbeinsson – alto
Simon Jermyn – guitar
Matt Adomeit – bass
Joe Smith – drums
Since it’s release in 2000, “The Vastness of Space” from bassist Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus) has become an enduring benchmark for an entire generation of young musicians. Featuring Bill McHenry, Andrew D’Angelo, Ben Monder, Marlon Bowden, and Reid, this album has continued to inspire a generation of musicians from around the world 21 years later. Please join us as we pay tribute to this modern masterpiece by performing such classics as “Prehensile Dream”, “Silence is the Question” and “The Enthusiast”.
So, 19. September
Ikua and Ryu
Ikua Shim – vocal, looper
Handong Ryu – Guitar
Ikua & Ryu is a South Korean guitar-vocal duo based in Berlin. They think it’s painfully awkward to write this introduction themselves in the third person. Interestingly, this awkwardness and shyness are often the main motifs of what they sing about. Their music is influenced partly by western classical, jazz, and most importantly by Korean folk music and K-pop back in the good old days.
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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
Di, 21. September Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 22. September Practically Married #31 featuring Evi Filippou
Do, 23. September Ramiro Zayas 4
Fr, 24. September Philip Zoubek Trio
Sa, 25. September Rosina Bullen Live
So, 26. September ELECTION NIGHT with Spaßbremse and Corner Späti