A L'ARME! FESTIVAL VOL. VI - Avantgarde Jazz & Experimental Music
Studio A / Mark Fell "The Truth at all Costs?" Multilayer sound installation by Mark Fell with archive marterial of Zbigniew Karkowski 18 Uhr Festival Garden mit low-tech Food & Drinks Set 1: Maja S. K. Ratkje Voice, Electronics: Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (NO) Set 2: Laurie Anderson & Bill Laswells "Method of Defiance" Vocals, Violin: Laurie Anderson (US) Electric Bass: Bill Laswell (US) Vocals: Dr. Israel (US) Cornet: Graham Haynes (US) Turntables: DJ Logic (US) Drums: Guy Licata (US) The festival will commence with performances from Maja Ratkje and Laurie Anderson, two first-class singers who combine electro-acoustic avant-garde with performance art. From Scandi superstar to the international avant-garde scene's best kept secret, Maja Ratkje will showcase one of her rare experimental solo vocal and electronic performances at Radialsystem. Laurie Anderson and bass player and producer Bill Laswell have been friends and collaborators for years. On the festival's opening night, Anderson will join forces with Bill Laswell's project "Method of Defiance" for a spectacular world premiere. NYC calling! Maja Ratkje and Laurie Anderson & "Method of Defiance" will perform one after another in two consecutive concert-sets for two groups of visitors. Get the festival pass for the whole festival and the opening on August 1st at 7 p.m. here: https://radialsystem.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/1226047 Reduced to the max! Early in August, Berlin's renowned avant-garde festival A L'ARME! will return to its roots, taking Vol. VI back to where it all began. Six years and still going strong, A L'ARME! runs on ruthlessness, quality and energy. Over the course of four days and four nights, Radialsystem will be filled with the pulsating sounds of a cross-genre array of performances and performers. There'll be everything from avant-garde jazz to musique concrète, from drone to improvisation, as well as audiovisual performances. The American performance art icon Laurie Anderson will kick off the festival with an unforgettable, exclusive collaboration with Bill Laswell's "Method of Defiance". Wrapping the festival up, the "Karkowski-Project" will honour the legacy of the avant-garde musician and composer Zbigniew Karkowski - breaking new ground all night long. Living avant-garde legends like Joëlle Léandre and Mark Fell will share the stage with newcomers such as the Nigerian-British singer Klein, Maja Ratkje, Ellen Arkbro, Matilda Rolfsson and Philipp Gropper. In addition, world-renowned sound artists like Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit Rio, JESSOP&CO., WANDA GROUP, and Księżyc will bring the avant-garde scenes from Norway, Brazil, India, the UK and Poland to the banks of the river Spree. A L'ARME! was founded in 2012 with the aim of providing a platform for avant-garde jazz and experimental music - showcasing a wide array of high-quality music with a radical twist. Bringing together local and international artists, communities and audiences through compelling collaborations, concerts and performances, A L'ARME! strives for an exchange of ideas, as well as aiming to challenge hierarchies and break down borders. An event by Louis Rastig and Karina Mertin. In cooperation with Radialsystem. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.