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: Siewert/Ernst Electric Guitar: Martin Siewert (AT) Drums: Katharina Ernst (AT/DE) Set 2 Halle: Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights Drums: Michael Zerang (US) Tenor Saxophone: John Dikeman (US/NL) Alto Saxophone: Dave Rempis (US) Cornet: Josh Berman (NO) Double-Bass: Kent Kessler (US) Set 3 / Saal: Léandre/Rolfsson/Harnik Double-Bass: Joëlle Léandre (FR) Percussion: Matilda Rolfsson (SE/NO) Piano: Elisabeth Harnik (AT) Set 4 / Saal: Philipp Gropper's Philm Tenor Saxophone: Philipp Gropper (DE) Double-Bass: Robert Landfermann (DE) Piano: Elias Stemeseder (AT/US) Drums: Oliver Steidle (DE) Set 5 / Halle: Radian & Billy Roisz/dieb13 Electric Guitar, Electronics: Martin Siewert (AT) Electric Guitar, Electronics: John Norman (AT) Drums, Electronics: Martin Brandlmayr (AT) Electric Bass, Visuals: Billy Roisz (AT) Turntables: dieb13 (AT) Set 6 / Saal: After Show by DJ Paal Nilssen-Love Radian radial: Austrian sound artist, guitarist and producer Martin Siewert is one of Europe's most influential avant-garde musicians. He will appear twice on the third night of the festival: first, he'll join forces with the Vienna-born, Berlin-based drummer Katharina Ernst. This will be followed by a performance by art rock band Radian. Playing together since 1996, they will be joined by turntablist dieb13 and Billy Roisz, a filmmaker and bass player from Vienna. "Songs From The Big Book Of Love" is the name of the latest record by Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights. The young and renowned American saxophonist John Dikeman will complete the line-up at A L'ARME!. French double bass player Joëlle Léandre, Austrian pianist Elisabeth Harnik and emerging percussionist Matilda Rolfsson from Trondheim will get together at the quadraphonic hall of Radialsystem for a festival-exclusive trio performance. Following this, one of the most sought-after quartets in avant-garde jazz will take the stage: Philm, tenor saxophonist Philipp Gropper's project. 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.