Save the date April 18th – 21st we invite you to a 4-day intervention with workshops, discussions, talks, performances, exhibitions and dj sets.

Where? Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2A, 10997 Berlin.

When? April 18/ 19/ 20 5.00 – 10.00 PM (17.00 – 22.00 Fri – Sat) April 21 3.00 – 8.00 PM (15.00 – 20.00 Sun)

Entrance? FREE

Stacks, tubes and conical apparatuses, for those engaged in the appreciation of sonic endeavours, are more than inanimate objects. Sound System Culture aims to shed light on the aspects of the sound system that extend beyond the PA system, to the group behind it that builds, operates, and creates the crucial interaction between social groups. These may be the crew, musicians, technicians, but also the local supporters of such scenes. When seen in such light, sound systems become an instrument to play music, a tool to create and change landscapes, to amplify statements, and eventually form cultures and communities. As an audience you are invited to get involved in the event through workshops, exhibitions, lectures, installations, performances and of course through moving to the sound. We bring the academic discourse to the dance floor, the party to the lecture hall and the sound system as an art object to the gallery. Held in a festival format at the Kunstquartier Bethanien, the four day program was designed for artists and visitors to meet eye to eye, and explore from different perspectives, content-related / aesthetic aspects of what we perceive as sound system culture.

Sound Performances:
— DJ Badshape
— DJ Die Soon feat Infinite Livez
— Ilia Gorovitz & Munsha
— Chebedajah
— Prince Istari aka Istari Lasterfahrer
— Psychic Defense
— Rafush
— Roots Daughters
— Schoco Mune
— Shannon Soundquist

— Jeannette Petrik
— Shannon Soundquist

Lectures, Talks, Panels:
— ‘Experimental Music in Eastern Europe’ with SPFM Booking
— ‘Global Bass and Community Work’ with Jackie Jackpot (Jenseits von Nelken und
Pralinen) Richard Akingbehin (Refuge Worldwide) Sarah Farina (Transmission)
— ‘Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise…’ with Praxis Records
(discoursive film screening and listening)
— Conny Zenk

—- Fabio Ney
—- Group exhibition University of Art and Design Linz
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