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The Roter Salon’s concert programme for November and December 2017

On the same weekend as the grand re-opening of the theatre on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, the Roter Salon will also launch its new season. In addition to hosting a discourse, cinema and readings programme, it will continue to be a regular venue for both up-and-coming and established musicians from all genres. The programme for the first two months already encapsulates this diversity with Evvol, Dorian Wood, Malky, Spirit Fest and Die Vögel, as well as a reading from Tobias Bamborschke (Isolation Berlin).

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11 pm
Part of the grand re-opening weekend.
Free entrance!

Since founding their duo in 2014, Berliners-by-choice Evvol have enriched the local music scene with their dark wave electropop. Back in 2015, their debut album Eternalism landed Evvol a deal with the Berlin Wedding-based label !K7 Records -- the place for carefully curated dance music for the international scene. The pop appeal of Evvol’s songs flows smoothly into an aesthetic of industrial sound and artfully programmed electronica. Atmospheric guitars, sinister synths, dark beats and layered vocals merge into each other like clockwork. While media outlets from the Guardian to NME have sung the duo’s praises, they’ve also proved their live chops with solo performances and on European tours with a variety of musicians including Peaches and YACHT.

Dorian Wood
Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8 pm
16 €

Born in Los Angeles to Costa Rican parents, Dorian Wood captivates like a hypnotist; an enchanter with a colossal stage presence, he takes his audience on a rollercoaster of emotions on his campaign against the prejudices of this world. From his beginnings in music conservatories and L.A. gay bars, the singer, composer and performance artist Dorian Wood has now arrived on the stages of theatres, galleries, clubs and festivals around the world. Oscillating between dark pop, soul, Bulgarian folk and experimental music, the astonishing diversity in his music is reflected in his latest album XALÁ (Atonal Industries, 2017), recorded in Vila Real, Spain, with percussionist Marcos Junquera, and double bassist Xavi Muñoz. For the first time, he’ll perform the entire album in Spanish, his mother tongue.

Tobias Bamborschke (Isolation Berlin)
Reading: Mir platzt der Kotzkragen (I’m Bursting With Vomit-Anger)
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8 pm
10 €

As Isolation Berlin’s lead singer, Tobias Bamborschke designs incredibly precise pictures rarely found in literature. With a fresh and clever tone, Bamborschke’s vocals get up close and personal with a world that hasn’t made it easy for him. Now, with Mir platzt der Kotzkragen (I’m Bursting With Vomit-Anger), he’s releasing his first collection of literature; its poems and short stories are an orgy of emotions. Fragility, longing and gratification, hate, grief, love suffering - Bamborschke manages, with an astonishing ease, to show the reader the world as seen through the eyes of a self struggling for happiness.

Play – Acoustic Trio Tour
Wednesday + Thursday, 6 + 7 Dezember 2017, 8 pm
20 €

When lead singer Daniel Stoyanov croons into the microphone, his vocals recall the dazzling brilliance of the old Motown greats. The golden soul of the 60s and 70s is showcased in Malky's early songs, nestled in producer and keyboardist Michael Vajna's piano and organ grooves. As the band has played concerts all around Europe over the past few years, they've collected sounds, influences and themes, incorporating them organically into their developing sound. Their early soul and 60s-pop has been enriched during the past years with European folklore and opulent orchestration. With an ensemble of winds, guitars, bass and strings, they presented their current album Where is Piemont in the Volksbühne at the beginning of the year. In December they're returning to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz with just an acoustic guitar, piano and drums in the Roter Salon.

Spirit Fest
With Markus Acher (The Notwist), Tenniscoats, Mat Fowler (Jam City) and Cico Beck (Aloa Input, The Notwist)
Sunday, 10 Dezember 2017, 8 pm
16 €

Spirit Fest came into the world in the winter of 2016. Place of birth? Munich! That's where The Notwist's Markus Acher was organizing the Alien Disko Festival and used the opportunity to fly Tenniscoats, his favourite Japanese pop-formation, in from Tokyo. But he didn't want to just watch them and listen, and Tenniscoats are known anyway for both their inclusive approach and stunning collaborations with bands like The Pastels and Tape, so he invited the duo of Saya and Takashi to a small studio for a collaborative session on the Isar river. Together with other musicians including Mat Fowler (Jam Money) and Cico Beck (Aloa Input, The Notwist), they brooded over a variety of beats, rhythms and melodies for 14 days. The result is a dreamy hybrid of acoustic guitars and electronic set pieces; a transcontinental testimony to musical connection.

Die Vögel
Saturday, 16 Dezember 2017, 11:30 pm

For the conclusion of her Red Pieces series at the Volkbühne, dancer and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen managed to secure Jakobus Siebels and Mense Reents, two musicians established in the studio and on stage. They’ve made a name for themselves on international dance floors since the release of their Blaue Moschee (Blue Mosque) single, finding a home for their style at DJ Koze’s Pampa Records. As Die Vögel they use a variety of instruments (tuba, trombone, flute, trumpet, percussion …) with their deep, bass-driven electronic sound to create a unique live experience.

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