A L'ARME! FESTIVAL VOL. VI - Avantgarde Jazz & Experimental Music
Studio A: Mark Fell (UK) - "The Truth at all Costs?" Multilayer sound installation with archive material of Zbigniew Karkowski 18 Uhr Festival Garden mit low-tech Food & Drinks Set 1 / Saal: Belfi/Tricoli Drums: Andrea Belfi (IT/DE) Electronics: Valerio Tricoli (IT) Set 2 / Halle: Księżyc Vocals, Objects: Agata Harz (PL) Vocals, Keys, Objects: Katarzyna Smoluk-Moczydlowska (PL) Accordion, Keys, Synth: Lechoslaw Polak (PL) Tapes, Hurdy-Gurdy, Violin: Remigiusz Mazur Hanaj (PL) Clarinet, Keys, Objects: Robert Nizinski (PL) Set 3 / Saal: Gordoa/Malfon/Edwards/Narvesen Vibraphone: Emilio Gordoa (MX/DE) Alto Saxophone: Don Malfon (SP) Double-Bass: John Edwards (UK) Drums: Dag Magnus Narvesen (NO/DE) Set 4 / Halle: Large Unit Rio Drums, Percussion: Paal Nilssen-Love (NO) Cornet, Flugelhorn : Thomas Johansson (NO) Trombone: Mats Äleklint (SE) Tenor & Alto Saxophone: Kristoffer Alberts (NO) Alto Saxophone, Flute: Julie Kjær (DK) Alto & Baritone Saxophone: Klaus Holm (NO) Tuba: Per Åke Holmlander (SE) Accordion: Kalle Moberg (NO) Electric Guitar: Ketil Gutvik (NO) Electronics: Tommi Keranen (FI) Double & Electric Bass: Jon Rune Strøm (NO) Double & Electric Bass: Christian Meaas Svendsen (NO) Drums, Percussion: Andreas Wildhagen (NO) Percussion: Celio DeCarvalho (BR) Sound Design: Christian Obermayer (NO) Cuica: Paulinho Bicolor (BR) "Księżyc" is the Polish word for moon. The word also functions as an apt allegory for the contemplative sound of the neofolk ensemble of the same name. Hailing from Warsaw, director and clarinettist Robert Niziński and singers Agata Herz and Katarzyna Smoluk-Moczydłowska engage in experimental sound art whose strength lies in repetition. Andrea Belfi, Valerio Tricoli and Emilio Gordoa - all staples in Berlin's electro-acoustic improvisation scene - will unite for exclusive duets and premieres. They will lay the groundwork for Large Unit Rio: the orchestra of this year's A L'ARME! The drummer and band leader Paal Nilssen-Love is a regular at the festival. He will gather a selection of virtuosic guests from Scandinavia and Brasil in Radialsystem's hall. Get the festival pass for the whole festival here: https://radialsystem.reservix.de/p/reservix/group/272277 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.