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Easterndaze x Berlin: DIY Music Topographies
Film Screenings

28.9.–9.10. 2016

Jenseits von Folkore-Klischees und Kalter-Krieg-Diskurs sowie oft unterhalb des Radars der geschmackprägenden Musikpresse blühen und gedeihen in Mittel- und Osteuropa alternative, DIY und unabhängige Musikszenen: von elektronischer Musik und Noise bis zu ironischen Dekonstruktionen von traditionellen und marginalisierten lokalen Stilen wie Manele und Chalga.

Der Blog Easterndaze (easterndaze.net) erkundet und kartographiert lokale, digital und post-digital arbeitende DIY-Szenen, stellt die kreativen Persönlichkeiten und Kollektive dahinter vor und bietet Kontext. Die Konzert- und Filmreihe Easterndaze x Berlin: DIY Music Topographies, kuratiert von Lucia Udvardyová, präsentiert Musikerkollektive aus Budapest, Bukarest, Prag, Bratislava und Warschau und paart sie mit jeweils einem Kollektiv aus Berlins vielfältigen DIY-Szenen.

Die Konzertreihe findet im silent green Kulturquartier statt, einem neuen Kulturort im ehemaligen Krematorium Wedding. Dokumentarfilme, die mit den Acts in Verbindung stehen and die verschiedene Aspekte der DIY Musikkulturen in osteuropäischen Städten sowie Berlin nahebringen, zeigen wir im Lichtblick-Kino.

easterndaze.net bringt die interessantesten und eigenwilligsten Kollektive und kulturelle Aktivisten aus Mittel-/Osteuropa und Berlin zusammen, z. B. Future Nuggets (Bukarest), Christoph de Babalon (Berlin), WIDT (Warschau), Farbwechsel (Budapest), KETEV (Berlin), Praxis (Berlin) u.v.a.. Das Festival ist die Fortsetzung von Easterndaze: DIY Music Topographies, eine Ausstellung und Veranstaltungsreihe mit alternativen und Underground-Musikern, die im Rahmen der OFF-Biennale Budapest 2015 stattgefunden hat.

Das Vollständige Musik- und Filmprogramm unter: berlin.easterndaze.net

Easterndaze x Berlin: DIY Music Topographies ist gefördert vom Musicboard Berlin, dem Deutsch-Tschechischen Zukunftsfonds, dem Rumänischen Kulturinstitut, dem Tschechischen Zentrum Berlin und dem Collegium Hungaricum. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von EUNIC Berlin – Network of European Cultural Institutes und dem Slowakischen Institut Berlin.

28.9., 20:00 h

Easterndaze x Berlin Opening:
31 Endings / 31 Beginnings (31 konců / 31 začátků)
Prague art & music scenes

Guests: RAFANI art collective

CZ 2011, 84 min, directors: RAFANI art collective

»31 Endings / 31 Beginnings« is the film debut of the RAFANI art collective. The outline of the work consists of mapping of Prague’s mostly “underground” culture. Twenty-one notables mainly from the fields of contemporary art, noise music, or political activism (e.g., Vladimír Skrepl, Vladimír 518, Advance Design, Birds Built Nests Underground, Ondřej Slačálek, Petr Krejzek, Michal Viewegh and others) make their appearance in the film. »31 Endings / 31 Beginnings« has a form of a film treatise. Individual parts are ordered in a numerical sequence one after another. Their succession gives rise to a metaphorical movement, which can be described as a movement from the city periphery to the city center or a direction towards power and consciousness. Every part has its own theme and its own representative. As always with RAFANI’s art projects, the authorship is collective.

2.10., 19:00 h

Balta Alba
Bucharest DIY music scenes from hip-hip to electronics)

Guests: Silviu Munteanu, Ion Dumitrescu (Future Nuggets)

RO 2016, 60 min, director: Silviu Munteanu

Over 3 decades of music, one neighborhood: Balta Alba, Bucharest. Balta Alba is located in the southeastern district of Bucharest, the Metropolis at the edge of the Eastern World, capital of Romania. Once a posh neighborhood in the 1960s, highrises for workers in the nearby factories went up, making Balta Alba's population quite diverse. in The documentary reveals the lives of musicians and other artists, real people, and stories about their careers and the social and cultural environment that affected their lives. Balta Alba means over 30 years of artistic and creative work and sad and funny stories. Featuring major rock band Iris, banned three times under Ceausescu, hip hip pioneer Il-Egal and contemporary female rapper Marijuana, ironic new wave band Timpuri Noi, electronica act Partizan, classical guitar virtuoso Maxim Belciug and other musicians.

2.10., 21:00 h

Dream Images (Imagini din vis)
Portrait of electronic music pioneer Rodion GA

Guests: Sorin Luca, Ion Dumitrescu (Future Nuggets)

RO 2016, 78 min, director: Sorin Luca

The documentary follows Rodion Roșca, a pioneer of the Romanian electronic rock as Rodion GA. Although he was a radio star with more than 14 hits in the 70’s, his debut album “Dream Images” was never released, as the Ceausescu regime was persecuting the artists with unacceptable views.

Now Rodion Roșca is a peculiar figure in the village where he currently lives by his own rules, more an alien than a countryman. His place looks as if it was swept away by an earthquake. Reality passes by and we enter the realm of dreams. Real dreams, big dreams as Rodion keeps them alive.

4.10., 20:00 h

Work in Progress Screening:
A Room of One’s Own
Bratislava Electronic Music Scene

Guest: Paulina Mačáková

SK 2013–2016, director: Paulina Mačáková

The upcoming documentary portrays particular and diverse dark electronic producers from a small provincial town in the middle of Europe – Bratislava. Director Paulina Mačáková will present exclusive excerpts of her work in progress.

+ 2 Composer Portraits:
Hudobníci: Martin Burlas and Hudobníci: Ladislav Kupkovič
SK 2014, 2x 26 min, directors: Marek Sulik, Gyorgy Kristof
To show another facet of Slovakian music, two portraits from the “Hudobníci” (musicians) series highlight the work of Slovak composers.

5.10., 20:00 h

Hungary Then and Now: East Punk Memories

HU/FR 2012, 80 min, director: Lucile Chafour

After 20 years, the film-maker revisits a group of young punks who struggled with the communist regime during the early 80’s. How do they see life and political situation in Hungary before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall? Is this what they struggled for? Resurgence of nationalism, the savagery of capitalism, confusion of left-wing and right-wing political visions, how do the (former) punks experience the current crisis?

+ Galactic Jackson (short)
+ Orbán Népe (short)
“Galactic Jackson” is a portrait of an exceptional figure of the Hungarian underground music scene. The short “Orbán Népe” shows how contemporary punk musicians in Budapest cope with the Orbán regime.

6.10., 20:00 h

15 Corners of the World
(experimental homage to Eugeniusz Rudnik, head of the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio)

PL 2014, 76 min, director: Zuzanna Solakiewicz

Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of  electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings. 15 Corners of the World is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Following the rhythms of architecture, the human body, and the throbbing pulse of nature we discover a new reality. We touch the sound. Moving images reveal a miracle that emerged in the age of tape recorders and disappeared with the advent of computers. They express the wonder of the analogue era – the urge to experiment, to discover new territory, explore the borderlands, and constantly search for new means of expression.

8.10., 20:00 h

Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise
Berlin anarchist music/media collective Praxis

Guests: Silvia Biagioni, Christoph Frangeli (Praxis)

UK/GER 2015, 24 min, director: Silvia Biagioni

Since 1994 Praxis Records – a record label founded in London by Christoph Fringeli and currently based in Berlin – and its associated artists produce and distribute rather unusual music: breakcore. In many ways, Praxis is an anti-thesis to the major labels of the music industry: the self-attributed tagline “visibility is a trap” is a quote from Foucault, there is an affiliated zine called Datacide with articles revolving around resistance, subversion and and illegal parties – teknivals, and the whole venture is being done “not for the kudos, prestige and cash it might bring in, but for the buzz of inter-activity and mutual respect.”

Silvia Biagioni’s “manifesto documentary” is an introduction to Praxis, shot mainly in VHS and mixed with animations and degraded film materials.

8.10., 22:00 h

Workshop screening:
Sounds Queer – LGBTQI* & Berlin Club Culture

Guest: Dan Dansen

GER 2013, 60 min, director: Dan Bahl (Dansen)

In portraying the three DJs Tama Sumo, Resom & Ena Lind Sounds Queer considers the question whether female DJs gain different experiences than their male colleagues. The portraits give an insight into the subjective environment of the protagonists and their conflicts in this field still dominated by men.

Tama Sumo started DJ-ing in Berlin in the 1990s and now holds a residency at Berghain/Panoramabar, a club which is known all over the world. Resom moved from Leipzig to Berlin in order to further enhance her DJ-career and because she wants to organize events at ://about blank, a club run by a collective, which operates in the tradition of Techno-D.I.Y.-culture but also aims at transporting left wing political ideas. Ena Lind is the organizer of the queer and feminist “Bend Over”-events, which take place all over Europe. She now wants to approach her DJ-career more professionally. Sounds Queer draws a fascinating portrait of Berlin, Feminism, Nerdity, queer life, the love for music, the aspiration for self-fulfillment and Djing as a profession.

9.10., 20:00 h

Beograd Underground

E/RS 2012, 65 min, director: Muriel Buzzara

“It all started back in 2008. in a very casual manner, we were shooting concerts, expos, parties… and were making interviews with people that we found interesting. Bit by bit, we realized that the material that we got could become something much bigger: a documentary about the alternative scene in Belgrade. As far as we knew, nobody had dealt that topic before. So in the winter 2009. we returned to Serbia with a second camera and continued shooting. Finally, in 2010. we finished the last stage of shooting and started editing.

What makes the difference between Serbia and many other countries, is the period of dictatorship and sanctions Serbia experienced in the ’90s. In that context of harsh restrictions and adverse circumstances, these artists were able to continue creating, even with more enthusiasm than ever before. Years of isolation and conflict have left profound effects on the counter-culture in Serbia. With this piece, we try to present the underground culture of the city of Belgrade during a period of transition in the first decade of the new millennium. But we’re not pretentious to show the whole scene by summarizing its complexity with general conclusions. We’ve collected the experiences of particular individuals who have dedicated their lives to the creation of one (sub)culture, very rich in its nuances, yet in a very precarious existence.” (Muriel Buzzara)