labor sonor is a series of concerts, performances and video organized once a month, curated by Fernanda Farah, Christian Kesten, Andrea Neumann and Arthur Rother in a small venue called KuLe in the center of Berlin.
labor sonor has become a meeting point for the vibrant and innovative new music community in Berlin. It is one of the platforms for the echtzeitmusik-scene. echtzeitmusik means the field of ´experimental´ music bordering new music, performance art, electro-acoustic improvisation, or even pop. The members of the echtzeitmusik-scene perform their own music, rather than interpreting the music of other composers or composing for others. These composer-performers work solo or in collective processes, mostly in long term collaborations, but also in ad hoc formations. Characteristic for echtzeitmusik is the sound research of each composer-performer with very individual developments in material and instruments. This focus results often in a certain ´reduction´ either in sound, volume or structure, or in an interest in specific concepts.
There are three sets on one night, each playing or performing for about 20 minutes.
The shows are always on Mondays.
If you want to perform at labor sonor or get some further information, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we have very limited programming and therefore cannot consider all proposals.
Check out some video-clips > about labor sonor.
Labor Sonor has its own website >
This list (on labor sonor´s old website) contains the names of the people who have performed at labor sonor between 2000–2005.
How to get to laborsonor:
it´s about a seven-minute walk from Hackescher Markt to KuLe
The Raumschiff Zitrone is actually a small independent cinema. Twice a month the room turns into a stage for contemporary improvised and experimental music.
The series of concerts is organised by Kai Fagaschinski and Christof Kurzmann. The focus of the series is on acoustic and electro-acoustic ensembles and solists exploring new aesthetic developments.
The room offers 35 seats, the stage is quite small (1,8 * 1,8 meters), but has a very nice and charming atmosphere.
Kai presents one or two acts per night.
Concerts are possible only on Fridays or, exceptionally, on Thursdays.
This list contains the names of the people who have performed at raumschiff zitrone up to this point.
If you want to perform at Raumschiff Zitrone you have to know it´s too late. The legendary Lemon House will close its doors on October 20th, 2006. There will be no further concerts. It´s over. Please notice there is no email address anymore! The old one doesn´t work any longer!
Ausland is a location for music, film, visual arts, literature, performance and theory.
A number of series of concerts touches upon the interest of echtzeitmusik such as biegungen (improvised music) or übungen (experimental electronic music). Those concerts and other events that bear relation to echtzeitmusik will be posted at the echtzeit calendar. For a complete listing please see our webpage.
Ausland is not large and will accomodate no more than 70 people.
Salon Bruit is a Berlin based non-commercial meeting point both for audience and composers interested in experimental electronic, electro-acoustic and improvised music and noise. It is also an open stage for the presentation of experimental video works, installations and interesting (audio/visual/electronic) workshops.
This has been achieved in many different locations over the years, but since 2004 Kastanien Allee 77 has been the favoured space for live events.
The room has 35 seats, the stage is quite small (1,8 * 1,8 meters), but has a very nice and concentrated atmosphere. Concerts are usually on Fridays. It´s best to check the website for exact details.
There is usually a mixture of local and visiting artists playing on the one night. Most of this is documented and some of it played locally on air when the occasion arises. Current Radio shows on PiRadio, a project organised by people who want a Free Radio in Berlin.
ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen
ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen is a sound gallery with an alcohol free minibar and a school for children and young persons for electroacoustic music, sonic art, acousmatics, sounddesign, radio play, computer music, soundscape, soundwalk and sound installation.
ohrenhoch exists since february 2008 and presents works of national and international artists every sunday between 2 and 9 pm.
Each work is presented on two consecutive sundays.
ohrenhoch - the works/pieces are played in loop-mode on a specially designed speaker installation.
ohrenhoch holds exhibitions of: sketches, diagrams, objects and scores.
ohrenhoch offers a platform for performances, multimedia installations, lectures and readings.
The condition is that the materials, for example the electronics, must fit inside a handbag measuring 9 x 5 x 2 inch.
ohrenhoch is a school with courses and workshops for the comprehension and the handling of electroacoustic music, radio play and sound installations:
For children and young persons - 6/14 year olds.
Director: Knut Remond
ohrenhoch is also a place for short spontaneous events.
ohrenhoch is also interested in selective cooperations with different organisers of current contemporary avant-garde, in order to co-organise exceptional projects -
and vice versa.
ohrenhoch is also in the process of installing a sound archieve which can be accessed via the internet.
How to get to ohrenhoch:
U7: Rathaus Neukölln
Bus M41: Fuldastrasse
Die Gelegenheiten sind ein eingetragener Kultur-Verein in Nordneukölln.
Reguläre Öffnungszeiten: Donnerstags und Freitags und zu speziellsten Anlässen jeweils ab 20:00h.
Weitere Informationen und Terminankündigungen können per Newsletter bezogen oder auf der Homepage eingesehen werden.
/// Konzerte, Lesungen, Kino etc.
Eintritt frei, Spenden für die Künstler sind willkommen.
Gelegenheiten is a small club in Neukölln.
Regular opening hours: thursday and friday 8:00pm to ...
Information on additional dates and events can be found on the homepage and will be spread by newsletter.
/// concerts, lectures, movies and things of interest
Entrance free, concerts on a voluntary donation base.
How to get to Gelegenheiten:
U7 Rathaus Neukölln, M41 Fuldastraße
Jazzkeller 69 e.V. was founded in October 1991. The start organising concerts in the basment at the cultural center Treptow as „Jazzaktiv“ in 1969.
The intention of Jazzkeller 69 e.V. is to present lively, dedicated jazz music, especially in the field of improvised music. Border crossings to other genres are welcome.
Since Jazzkeller 69 does not have a fixed place, concerts are organized at:
Oranienburger Str. 67
Open Air Lohmühle
|QUIET CUE * intermedia and cooperation||
Quiet Cue is a non profit space for intermedia art, sound-centered performances and collaborative practice in Berlin.
Quiet Cue has been launched in December 2009, as a studio series adapted to the Staalplaat record store.
Since 2012, Quiet Cue has spatially expanded over a ground floor gallery space of 110 square meters.
International artists from all kinds of background and disciplines have since presented their work at Quiet Cue. Guests hailed from Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, Siberia, Israel, Turkey, all over Europe, and all over North America.
Quiet Cue´s focus of activities is time-based art – generating friction between »new« and »traditional« formats – occasionally making use of current technologies, but not necessarily.
How to get to QUIET CUE * intermedia and cooperation:
U7 rathaus neukoelln
Madame CLAUDE is an underground bar set up in a former brothel based in the Kreuzberg-Schlesisches Tor district, well-known for its intense alternative nightlife. Created by three French people, friends from high school but settled in Paris, Madrid and London and decided to meet in Berlin, Madame CLAUDE is composed of a series of small rooms, intimate nooks and corridors resembling a labyrinth. To access the bar, the public must go through a wardrobe located in a disturbing living-room refering to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks red room. The “drinking & dining room” is totally upside down and literally defies the laws of gravity: the furniture is on the ceiling while mouldings and lights can be found on the floor. With live acts and/or DJs every night, music is the heart of the place.
Bar open from 19.00 till late... Events every night at 21.00
Monday: eXperimontag (live music experimentation, from avant-garde to noise)
Tuesday: Campfire Session (intimate live from antifolk to pop)
Wednesday: Music Quiz + Ping Pong
Thursday: Happy Price + Ping Pong
Friday & Saturday: selection of live acts and DJ
Sunday: Open Mic L.J. Fox (Open Stage)
How to get to Madame Claude:
U-Bahn Schlesisches Tor
Das Sowieso Neukölln wurde 2008 in Berlin-Neukölln gegründet. Der Verein ist Mitglied im Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V.
Wir veranstalten Theater, Konzerte, Variete, Video, Probenraum, Performances, Kindertheater und vieles mehr.
NK is an artist run independent non-profit organization that is dedicated to Sound Arts.
This project entails a 5 year limited scope, our interest is not in becoming curators and or organizers but in taking part in the creation and support of a “culture”, with a focus on experimental music, which could be defined as unusual, strange, extreme and unique music that pushes against the boundaries or definitions of what is considered musical. To this end we organize public events that promote non-mainstream cultural production, and provide a platform for discussing paradigms in music and its problematics. As musicians working within this field we felt that there was a lack of spaces with a multi-faceted approach in Berlin. By Multifaceted we mean spaces that take into account not only the production of this kind of music but also the theoretical discourse that surrounds it. This kind of discourse takes place during workshops, artist presentations, and our weekly user meetings of Open Source Softwares such as SuperCollider and Pure Data where not only code but ideas and approaches are discussed. As a hybrid space, NK is a meeting point, that attempts to cover the gap between academic institutional spaces and the independent cultural agents of Berlin. We are open to proposals from event organizers and independent curators that fit our vision and expand it.
The general layout of NK is Onsite studios and a general purpose room for rehearsals, concerts, and workshops in a 500 square meter factory floor, situated at Elsenstr 52 in the Neukolln area of Berlin.
How to get to NK:
10 mins walk down Elsenstr from Treptower S-bahn, Buses 167, 104 stop Wildenbruch/ Harzer str,
10 mins walk from Rathaus Neukölln U7, Bus 167 Wildenbruch/ Harzer str,
U8 Hermannplatz, Bus 171 to Elsenstr./ Harzer.
|Galerie Mario Mazzoli||
Galerie Mario Mazzoli is a contemporary art gallery with a particular focus on Multimedia Arts and Contemporary Music.
Our space is specifically designed to host Sound and Video Works.
G.M.M. extends the concept of collecting art to works normally relegated to the ambit of concert music; we include acoustic and electroacoustic compositions in our catalogue, in the form of original scores with recordings.
Beyond the regular vernissages, our Berlin location will host music talks and concerts. Please check the "events" section for more information.
Located in the Neukölln district in Berlin, the galery –able promotes the work of artists from a wide range of areas of contemporary culture, and seeks to contribute to the development of cultural activities in the neighbourhood.
Two ideas are at the base of the project : first, to open a space which allows young creators to exhibit their work, and then to invite the public to meet the artists and discover their latest creations at specific events.
Through a program of regularly changing exhibitions and the organisation of multiple cultural events (film screenings, performances, concerts, lectures, etc), the space favours a wide range of research, practices and procedures.
-able seeks an innovative approach to the artist’s work not only by offering him/her a space for presentation, but also by giving the artist the possibility to get involved in the organisation of the exhibition itself. In parallel, the artist is invited to discover the creations of other artists working in different artistic domains which may influence or inspire him/her, and which are likely to find interest in his/her own field of research.
-able thereby seeks to establish itself as an experimental space favoring multidisciplinarity and the creation of relationships between different artistic domains.
The art- and project space WestGermany is committed to confront and integrate artspecific contexts with urban, social and aesthetic structures of the local environment. The space is a contradictory display meaning to touch different concepts of reality emerged by a cultural crossover of energy and progress, illusion and disillusion in the middle of one of Berlin´s most critical and paradigmatic spots of social life (Kreuzberg / Kottbusser Tor).
WestGermany´s headquarter is located in a smashed and ripped down doctor´s office. The conceptual choice and design of the location is related to the deconstructive avantgarde of the 70th and 80th in arts and theory (Matta-Clark/Metzel/Foucault/DeleuzeGuattari/Derrida..). From this point it is questioning and researching the relevant symptoms of society´s cracks and crumbles, collapses and changes and is to be conceived as a utopian-heterotopical site as well as an institution for contemporary arts and music. The label „WestGermany“ therefore provokingly symbolizes a fading FederalRepublicOfGermany-romanticism and memory/track between wistful retro-reverie, kitsch and current self-identification.
Altes Finanzamt is project of a collective of 9 artists with a wide variety of artistic and academic backgrounds. It is located in Schönstedtstraße 7, in Neukölln (Berlin), in what used to be the tax department of this district.
This atelier is a space for experimentation of new formats, a platform for communication between different media, art forms and academic fields. It is a supportive mechanism for artists and thinkers to connect their work, create new platforms, interact with existing ones.
How to get to Altes Finanzamt:
access through the yard
U7, Rathaus Neukölln
Naherholung Sternchen is a new ArtSpace in the heart of Berlin.
The venue is a former kiez-lokal (neighbourhood bar), and was also used as a political meeting room during the GDR period. We have revived this abandoned space and have created a special place for inspiration, relaxation and collective pleasure.
How to get to Naherholung Sternchen:
hinter Kino International / Rathaus Mitte
Since march 2011, Ohrengala is a regular experimental serie organised at Bei Roy and curated by CoCo.
The main idea of the series was to bring a wide spectrum of musicians and sound concepts in a monthly event mixture of electroacoustic, conceptual improvisation and noise music...
Bei Roy is not the typical venue only for experimental music. It is a chance to offer interested people this form of music in a hopefully good way.
After an invitation to join the series as collaborators in february 2012, Julian Bonequi and Audition supported the Ohrengala series as promoters and associated curators.
|La Plaque Tournante||
La Plaque Tournante is a non commercial artist space of 130m2 (ex praxis medical cabinet), located in Berlin (Neukölln) and ran by french composer Frédéric Acquaviva and english mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg. Every three months, there is an exhibition (avant-garde records, tapes, books, ephemera, manuscripts, drawings, paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, multiples, objects…) and (un)related international experimental events (concerts, performances…). The openings (“Tabulé Rasa” soirées) are free entry (“Create or Donate”).
Other concerts or soirées (contemporary music with Loré Lixenberg, etc…) will be periodically programmed, with or without any particular relation with the ongoing exhibitions focused on “art and writings” (lettrism…), “extended body” (body art, bio art, actionnismus…) and “books and sound” (sound poetry, experimental music…).
The focus will be put on contemporary experimental radical pieces, from sound art and sound installations to sound poetry performances, contemporary and acousmatic, electronic music. The opening soirée (august 6th, 2014) was dedicated to Edgar Varese and has hosted a Phill Niblock performance.
How to get to La Plaque Tournante:
U7 Rathaus Neukölln / M41-M29-104 (Erkstrasse)
Studio 8 is a cocktail bar and venue for music, readings, films, and small exhibitions in the neighborhood of Wedding.
There is an ongoing series of concerts occurring only on Sundays, and occasional other random events.
It was founded by artists and musicians in 2012, and is operated by a loose collective of the same.
is an ongoing curatorial idea
and a research project
it is an aim
an antagonistic gesture
an open dialog
it is also a name
it is a room
the room itself is hollow
the question is does the room have a destine quality
it’s about non-sense and coincidence
context and constellation
it’s about momentum rather than categories
it is a changing arrest and an arrested change
SPEKTRUM is a space of convergence for cultural communities and transdisciplinary groups emerging and operating in and off Berlin. The project aims to bring confrontation, open knowledge and a platforms for idealisation, realisation and presentation of technology-based artworks, science-focused events and futuristic utopias based on the principle “do-it-together-with-others”. Above all, we are an open space promoting participatory processes to co-define and co-design a social and physical playground for curiosity and critical understanding.
The venue is part of a monumental architecture in the heart of Kreuzberg/Neukölln realised by Franz Hoffmann and Bruno Taut, one of the main expressionist architects of the modernist period. The inner space is characterised by a multi-layered approach to heights, with an unusual 5 meter high ceiling for the event room and other sections organised as split-levels. These architectural qualities tell us a story of planes and volumes, offering guests a surprising walk around with secret spots to discover.
The Greenhouse, characterized by its green exterior and a large circular tower, is a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment, with more than 100 artists’ studios, dedicated to different forms of arts, design and multimedia. The 7th and 8th floor of the Greenhouse offers three open spaces with a total of over 1000 sqm, hosting various curatorial projects, concerts, conferences, performances, presentations and workshops.
How to get to Greenhouse:
The 8 storey building is located in the south of Berlin, on the A100 (Gradestraße), near the former Tempelhof Airport. It’s also easily accessible via public transport (Bus M46 from Zoologischer Garten, Bus 277 from S-Bahn/U8 Hermannstraße, Bus 170 from U9 Rathaus Steglitz/U6 Ullsteinstraße). Schönefeld Airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car.
STRALAU 68 ist ein Ort für Probemöglichkeiten und Veranstaltungen nicht kommerzieller Musikprojekte. Eine gute Infrastruktur bietet optimale Möglichkeiten für das Präsentieren und Experimentieren unterschiedlicher Sparten wie zeitgenössischem Jazz, elektronischer Musik, neuer Musik und freier Improvisation.
Das Projekt stellt sowohl einen Bechstein Flügel zur Verfügung als auch einen zweiten für außergewöhnliche Präparationen. Dieses Projekt soll auch als Plattform für internationalen und interdisziplinären Kulturaustausch funktionieren. Auch bietet der Ort Möglichkeiten für Performances, Videokunst, Kleintheater, Tanz, Ausstellungen und Installationen an.
Unfortunately, STRALAU 68 has closed since september of 2007
IMFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF A CLOSED VENUE
Zentrale Randlage e.V., Verein für zeitgenössische Medien und urbane Subkultur existed from May 2005 to October 2007. It hosted interdisciplinary projects and present international artists from various genres, styles, fields and backgrounds, including music, film, visual arts, readings and lectures and performing arts.
Curated by minimatika, the former monthly joint-venture show featured echtzeitmusik as well as contemporary composition, new music, improv, electronics and visual arts, e.g. VJs, video artists, light performers. joint-venture takes place every last Sunday of a month. Each artist listed on the bill played a short live set. A DJ presented some tunes inbetween the sets. In the end there was a jam session with the artists - and sometimes with members of the audience, too.
Additional concerts in these fields were listed on our website or in the echtzeitmusik agenda.
The special atmosphere of the venue, that used to be a canteen of an East German agricultural adminstration offices, and its warm sound offered an excellent setting for acoustic and electronic music.
Unfortunately, Zentrale Randlage is closed since September 2007 due to gentrifaction processes and property restitution.
alberto ukebana is a studio/working space in berlin-kreuzberg.
if you need a space for giving lessons, making rehearsals, screenings, presentations, art exhibitions, concerts, dance or theater pieces, photography sessions, or any other event or activity, contact us! tell us your ideas and your needs and we´ll find a way to make it possible.
Unfortunately alberto ukebana has closed since beginning of 2009
Thanks for your great work Diego
How to get to alberto ukebana:
2.HH, aufgang 5, 1.OG links