PRACHT – von der Zeit befreit Hell ist die Nacht, das kleinste Pferd der Welt geht auf Reise. 14 Jahre war dort Stille, auf dem Berg. Jetzt werden die Hits ausgepackt. Die Gitarre schwirrt, der Bass setzt den Beat, die Orgel umgarnt den Drummer – der Boden wogt. Eine Klarinette wäscht die Töne rein. Ein Kreis, bleibt ein Kreis und der Ton ein Beat. Bedingungsweise angenommen Zeit, was ist Zeit? (…)
This Saturday evening our friends from Drop Everything are doing a little showcase here at the hotel. Drop Everything is a contemporary cultural biennial which takes place on the remote island of Inis Oírr, just off the west coast of Ireland. It is a platform to bring together people working in and interested in the arts, music, fashion, food, architecture, design and other creative fields. One of the main aims is to create (…)
You had us in awe from the very first note. Here’s the video and a couple of images from a sublime performance of endless breath.
This Thursday, composer and sound designer Ben Lukas Boysen will be spending the evening in our lobby, playing some of his favourite music for us. Ben is the newest artist on the wonderful Erased Tapes label, and this year released his second album recorded under his own name, entitled Spells. Since 2013 however, he has released nine albums as electronic composer HECQ, simultaneously establishing himself as a composer and sound designer. His music has (…)
Oh man…the first musical experience in our hotel following the pure magic wonder of Michelberger Music. Still impossible to find words, and even more impossible to envision regular shows in our lobby. LUCKILY…. Colin hit us up. He would have been part of the festival, if he wasn’t already booked for a gig on the same weekend in New York. He almost flew in for a couple of hours. Same (…)
Noga Erez had been in jazz bands as well as rock bands for quite some time, but a few years ago discovered the magic of the loop station. Since then she’s been flying seemingly solo, judging by all those videos on the internet. But in reality she has found her congenial musical match in partner Ori Rousso, and together the two are currently sketching out a pretty unique and far (…)
Last Monday Casper, Rasmus, Tatu and Mads – AKA Liima – moved into the hotel for a week. Up on the fourth floor they spent their time writing, rehearsing, playing new music, all of which premiered in our courtyard on Friday evening. It was a taste of things to come, when in one months time we’ll be doing it all again, but this time with 100 music makers, the results of (…)
We met with our Music Partners in Eaux Claire. Blowing the dust towards Berlin…. Here are the ingredients for a fine festival: Golf carts to chase around the grounds. A creative director who is able to chat about everything 24 hours before showtime. Performer that no one has ever heard of, and blows everyone’s mind. Orange dressing rooms… maybe not. Mystery, suspense – never heard music Collaborations of long haired guitar (…)
After our festival in 2011, we always felt 2 things: we’ll do it again and that it will be something else. Now is the time and the place for it to happen. A week dedicated to music in and out of our hotel. In theses amazing spaces of Funkhaus. Bringing artists together for one week to spend time, rehearse, record and collaborate and share it with all of us on the weekend: (…)
A few photos from Little Scream’s lively and wonderful performance in our courtyard last month.