Friday, 21 April 2017

May 19 - Something New

Join us on Friday, May 19th for Basic Electricity #21 with Lindred and Melfi at the König Otto in Berlin, Neukölln.



Lindred creates hyper-emotional music. Heavily processed textures meet saturnine melodies and elastic vocals. For Basic Electricity, she will be performing a hybrid set with a modular system, laptop and voice, exploring playful chaos and distorted softness.



"Comfort-zone abandonment" is how The Wire described Melfi’s latest tape on Mexico City based label Umor Rex. Melfi uses modular synths to build twisted pop-songs that occasionally slip into tender noise territories.

König Otto is housed in the former Kindl brewery. It’s a unique space with a great ambient sound, perfectly suited to the music of our new guests. You can get an idea of the venue from these videos from our re-opening gig: Trio, Hainbach.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Basic Electricity on Friday, May 19th!

VENUE

BE#21, Friday, 19.5.17 @ König Otto
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin Neukölln
U7 Rathaus Neukölln or U8 Boddinstr.

Facebook Event TBA

TIMES

Tickets10€. Doors at 20:00, music starts 21:00
Seating is limited to 50, so please come on time.
The bar will be open for drinks and sandwiches.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

April 21 - Touch Me

Join us on Friday, April 21st for Basic Electricity #20 with Joker Nies, Gino Robair and Richard Scott in our new venue, König Otto in Berlin, Neukölln.



Gino Robair takes a gestural approach to improvising with live electronics, based on 40 years of performance as a percussionist. He uses all four limbs to control parameters polyrhythmically and also makes use of found objects in his work.

 

Joker Nies has been experimenting with hardware and software based sound-sources since the 1980’s. He describes himself as an ‘electro-sapiens’ and uses his body to influence the circuits in his synthesizers to make new and unexpected connections and sounds.

Composer, improviser, Basic Electricity co-host and modular man-in-a-suitcase, Richard Scott will tickle his latest love, the EMS Synthi A.

The König Otto is housed in the former Kindl brewery. As we found out at our recent re-launch, it’s a unique space with a gigantic sound.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Basic Electricity on Friday, April 21st!    

TIMES

Doors open at 20:00, music begins at 21:00 sharp.
Seating is limited to 50, so please come on time.
The bar will be open for drinks and sandwiches.      

VENUE

BE#20, Friday, 21.04.17 @ König Otto
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin Neukölln
U7 Rathaus Neukölln or U8 Boddinstr.

Facebook Event

Friday, 3 March 2017

March 24 - Otto Totto

Basic Electricity is back! Join us on Friday, March 24th at our new venue, the beautiful König Otto in Neukölln, for a special friends-and-family concert with Wolfgang Seidel, Hilary Jeffery, Hainbach & Navs.



Here’s a taste of the trio, playing at last year’s Superbooth in Berlin’s Funkhaus.

The König Otto is housed in the former Kindl brewery and is run by Nikoletta, the wonderful wife of Basic Electricity stalwart Hainbach.


It’s a special room with church-like acoustics. We are very much looking forward to making music in this new space and hope to see you there on March 24th!

TIMES

Doors open at 20:00, music begins at 21:00 sharp. 
Seating is limited to 65, so please come on time. 
The bar will be open for drinks and sandwiches.

VENUE

BE#19, Friday, 24.03.17 @ König Otto
Am Südhaus 3, 12053 Berlin Neukölln
U7 Rathaus Neukölln or U8 Boddinstr.

Facebook Event

Sunday, 1 November 2015

November 20 - Tubes and Tales

Join us for Basic Electricity #18 on Friday, 20 November with John Chantler and Navs.



John Chantler makes music you can feel. On his latest recording, he explores the low registers of the pipe organ at St John-at-Hackney and contrasts it with colourful electronic interjections from a vintage Buchla synthesizer.

In concert, Chantler draws on a similar framework of dynamics, patching a versatile system capable of spontaneous change and variable texture.



Also on the bill, Navs will perform some of his modular short stories. The characters are set; the plot will thicken on the night!

TIMES

Doors open at 21:00, music begins at 22:00 sharp.

Seating is limited to 40, so please come on time to avoid disappointment.

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin, including German and Belgian craft ales.

Look forward to seeing you!

VENUE

BE#18, Friday, 20.11.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

Flyers here. Facebook Event here.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

September 11 - Points of Departure

Join us for Basic Electricity #17 on Friday, 11 September with Lloyd Cole and Wolfgang Seidel.



Lloyd Cole presents his ‘Live Electronics’, using a modular synthesizer to perform pieces that he describes as self-contained circuits. Lloyd Cole is known as a singer and song writer. Recently, he has also been making electronic music, for example with Hans Joachim Roedelius.

Lloyd Cole’s set at Basic Electricity will be electronic-only - he will not be singing his songs.




Wolfgang Seidel returns to Basic Electricity to play his first solo set with improvisations on a Buchla Music Easel. Wolfgang Seidel is a drummer & synthesist, founding member of proto-punk band Ton Steine Scherben and long-time Conrad Schnitzler collaborator and curator.

TIMES

Doors open at 21:00, music begins at 22:00 sharp.

Seating is limited to 40, so please come on time to avoid disappointment.

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin.

Look forward to seeing you!

VENUE

BE#17, Friday, 11.09.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

FLYERS here. Facebook Event here.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

August 21 - No Noise

Join us for Basic Electricity #16 on Friday, 21st August. Zvukoprocessor make their BE debut while Hainbach pays a return visit to his favourite Berlin venue.



ZVUKOPROCESSOR (aka Seventeen Migs Of Spring) explore the wonderful and exciting worlds of abstract electronica, break-core, various forms of extreme dub and emotional noise songs.




HAINBACH is joined by video projectionist Orca aka Nani Guiterrez and releases a new album at the show - join him to celebrate.

TIMES

Doors open at 21:00, music begins at 22:00 sharp.

Seating is limited to 40, so please come on time to avoid disappointment!

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin.

VENUE

BE#16, Friday, 21.08.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

FLYERS here. Facebook Event here.

Friday, 20 March 2015

April 10 - Hordijk Modular Special



ROB HORDIJK draws on decades of experience with synthesizers to design his own. At Basic Electricity #15 on Friday, 10th April, we’re honoured to host Rob for a hands-on demonstration of patching with his modular system. He says he’s not a gear freak and that mastering technique is more important than the tools used. His original analogue instrument designs, like the Blippoo Box, are praised by musicians for being intuitive to use and sounding great.

Later we’ll hear some of those musicians play their Hordijk synthesizers:



SAM WEAVER is one half of London outfit Hungryghost and runs Open-Circuit in Manchester. He has recently recorded and performed with Charles Hayward, Gnod and performed along side Kevin Drumm. At Basic Electricity #15, Sam will improvise on a Hordijk modular system - expect clusters of harmonious and discordant sine waves, static and feedback.



SUM 0.2 is an interactive sonic game emphasising play as a structural factor in music. For Basic Electricity #15 NIKOLAS LEFORT and HANNES HOELZL will challenge each other on the SUM controller - self-designed and developed by Nicolas in collaboration with Jonas Hummel - together with Rob Hordijk's modular system. You can see SUM 0.2 in action at LEAP in this video from 3DMIN.



Can one improvise with computers and electronics in lively, expressive, complex ways, change directions instantly, and communicate within a common flow? TRIO BRACHIALE like to think: yes! They have bred their soft- and hardware to allow the spontaneity known to traditional instrumentalists. Prepare to be surprised!
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Doors open at 18:30 for the Rob Hordijk talk which will begin at 19:00 sharp. The doors will close and remain shut for the duration. Doors open at 21:00 for the concerts. Music begins at 22:00. 
Seating is limited to 40 for each session, so please come on time to avoid disappointment!

The bar will be open, serving the finest beers in Berlin.

BE#15, Friday, 10.04.15
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino)
10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

Flyers here. Facebook Event is here.