dial:music, episode 5: vocals

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 5 – we proudly present Defne Sahin.

She sings Like Someone In Love, music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Johnny Burke.

 

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Julie Sassoon on Julius Eastman

Julie Sassoon is a pianist working in the field of jazz and improvised music. For the opening of the Maerz Musik Festival in Berlin, she played three works of Julius Eastman (1940 –1990), of which two were German premieres. Sassoon’s piano colleagues for the concert were Christoph Grund, Ernst Surberg and Małgorzata Walentynowicz.

In the interview Sassoon explains why playing Eastman feels like running a marathon, she talks about warm and cold minimal music and denominates why she always had a strong connection with black culture.

Photo: David Beecroft

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dial:music, episode 4: pipes

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 4 – we proudly present Gunther Haußknecht.

He plays St. Patrick’s Day

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dial:music, episode 3: banjo

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

Episode 3 – we proudly present Andreas Willers

He plays and sings I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues by Duke Ellington

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International Women’s Day: Today’s female jazz and improv musicians

So you can’t name a handful female bass players from Germany – are you kidding? Or you can’t name female piano players from over 15 different countries – seriously?
Here’s a list of over 500 women in jazz and improvised music who are performing currently.
Background
In 2015 I published a list with over 200 albums by women in jazz. This was a reaction to a radio broadcast that alleged that their music selection was solely based on artistic quality, distinction and how up to date the bands are.

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dial:music, episode 2: zydeco melodeon

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 2 – we proudly present Yannick Monot, an ambassador for Cajun and Zydeco music from Louisiana throughout Europe.

Yannick Monot plays and sings his own Je suis pas né hier au soir

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Mardi Gras: Interview with Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor is Big Chief of the White Cloud Hunters, a Mardi Gras Indian tribe in New Orleans. I’ve had the great honor to meet him in April 2016. He’ll be out on Mardi Gras Day, wearing his new costume. Charles Taylor is 62 years old and lives in the Musicians‘ Village. He talks about the Mardi Gras Indian culture as it is today and how it used to be when he started masking Indian. He also tells what he’s been through since Hurricane Katrina and discusses the current daily struggles of living in New Orleans. The interview is only slightly edited, the written form is equivalent to the spoken language. You can also hear Charles Taylor and the White Cloud Hunters, recorded in the 1980s by Michael P. Smith.

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dial:music, episode 1: bass

Has live music become irrelevant because of the playlists on your smartphone?

No, quite the contrary.
Let’s investigate how much music fits into the world’s smallest performing space; Berlin’s last existing telephone booths. Analog meets acoustic, nostalgia meets the contemporary. Enjoy the trip.

Visit our older sista with synthetic music for dancing, the Teledisko:
http://www.teledisko.com/

Have a look at these people recording international musicians in Berlin’s staircases:
http://www.stairsberlin.com/11628864

 

Episode 1 – we proudly present Dirk Strakhof, one of Berlin’s most excellent bass players and educators.

Dirk Strakhof plays Blue Monk by Thelonious Monk.

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