Win tickets for Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne

Win tickets for Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne

It’s just a couple of days until Electronic Beats Festival 2011 in Cologne – and we would love to see as many of you at club E-Werk as possible. Celebrating with all of you and the EB team will be our live artists Animal Collective, Nouvelle Vague, Planningtorock, Holy Ghost! and our latest additions as djs: Modeselektor as well as Cologne based producer Ada.

We’re now offering you the possibility to receive two of ten free tickets for Electronic Beats Festival 2011 Cologne! The deal is pretty simple and you can take part in the competition in various ways:

1. Head over to Facebook and RSVP to the event.

2. Turn to your Twitter account and tweet about the upcoming night including the official event hashtag #EBFest2011.

3. Take your time, send an email to (subject: ‘EBFest2011’) and tell us why you’d love to come.

The competition closes on tuesday, may 17th, 5pm GMT+1 (sharp), winners will be notified by the EB team shortly afterwards. Hope to see you down-the-line.

Godspeed and good luck! In the meantime: check out the video review of last year’s event on EB TV.

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Björk announces 3-week residency in Manchester, UK

Björk announces 3-week residency in Manchester, UK

Manchester International Festival have announced plans for a three week residency from multimedia artist, Björk, titled Biopilia.

The three week residency, which consists of six 1800 capacity shows and will take place at Campfield Market Hall, will see the artist perform a unique show full of new songs, invented instruments and the introduction of companion apps.

If you are a little confused, fear not as the press release for the event does a great job in explaining the concept behind Björk’s residency:

“Where do music, nature and technology meet? Björk introduces Biophilia, an extraordinary answer to this fascinating question and her most ambitious and exciting work to date. A multi-media project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows, Biophilia celebrates how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure.

“For these six special shows, Björk will be performing new tracks from the forthcoming Biophilia studio album as well as music from her genre-defying back catalogue with a small group of unique musical collaborators. The show will feature a range of specially conceived and crafted instruments, among them a bespoke digitally-controlled pipe organ; a 30 foot pendulum that harnesses the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns – creating a unique bridge between the ancient and the modern; a bespoke gamelan-celeste hybrid; and a one-off extraordinary pin barrel harp. These devices make visible some of the physical processes that are the subject matter of tracks.”

The Biophilia live show takes place on June 30 and July 3, 7, 10, 13 and 16 in Manchester.

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Audio-visual exhibition ‘Liquorice’ at Schau Fenster Berlin

Audio-visual exhibition ‘Liquorice’ at Schau Fenster Berlin

Liquorice’ is an upcoming exhibition at Berlin-based gallery Schau Fenster, where music and art come together. On Friday, January 14th, the exhibition opens in Kreuzberg, and features the work of artist Sonja Jovanovic-Greiner and music by Martin Stimming.

The 13 paintings, which were created for this show by Sonja JG, express the artist’s feelings of when she first heard the music album ‘Liquorice’ from Martin Stimming in the middle of January 2010. Through these paintings and the 13 tracks the main emotion of their works – pain – will be discussed and shown in different facets and states.

The two artists will present an audio-visual artwork that will let viewers experience the symbiosis of art and music. The album ‘Liquorice’ is to be released Feb 2011 on Diynamic Music.

Galerie Schau Fenster

Lobeckstr. 30-35?

10969 Berlin?

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4th British Short Film Festival in Berlin starts Friday

4th British Short Film Festival in Berlin starts Friday

Clap your hands and say yeah, because from Friday the 14th to Monday the 17th, the British Short Film Festival opens in Berlin with a variety of amazing short films, concerts, parties, workshops, exhibitions, open screenings, panels and much more.

For the fourth time the festival, which is taking place at the Sputinik Kino in Kreuzberg and the Schaubühne dedicates itself to new British short films from up and coming filmmakers.

Judging by the submissions we’ve read about so far visitors and film-addicts can look forward to a flood of first-class shorts from a variety of genres such as comedy, drama, documentary, animation, thriller, experimental, music and Horror. Here is a very exciting preview of some of the films that will be shown at the festival:

Paris/Sexy by Ruth Paxton (Thriller), 24 min Thriller about a woman, keeping a dark secret in her house. But everything changes when a young couple visits her. With Elisa Sakowski (Eastern Promises and Shane Meadow’s Somers Town), Martin Compston (Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen) and the famous burlesque performer Missy Malone from Scotland.

Laika by Avgousta Zourelidi (Animation), 8:39 min Funny animated adventure about the dog Laika who went to space with the „Sputnik 2“ mission. The Sputnik Kino will be the best place to show it!

Reign of Death by Matthew Savage (Thriller), 6 min Dark mixture of elements from Film Noir and Science Fiction. A detective tries to fight a killer robot. With Noel Clarke (Dr. Who)

Scent by Emily Bignell (Drama), 16:23 min An old man keeps the death of his wife a secret. He doesn’t tell anybody, he still washes her, feeds her, brings her to bed … But it gets more and more difficult to hide the truth. A very intense drama about love and loss.

Check out the complete programme here.

Sputnik Kino

Tickets Screenings & Concerts: 5 Euro / for students & jobless 3 Euro

Festival Ticket for all Sputnik Screenings & Concerts: 25 Euro / 20 Euro

(Advance booking: Pay 20 Euro / 15 Euro until January 10th at Sputnik Kino)

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Studio)

Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Tickets Screening incl. Concert: 5 Euro / 3 Euro

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