C E E Y S
A Boutique Music Encounter
Edition 2019 · Nov 29
Novemberstimmung – when the year is coming to its end and we are surrounded by that typical November mood, it is time for a musical encounter of the experimental and the classical, between avantgarde, ambient and pop. This infamous night – carefully curated by brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, the founders of Q3Ambientfest in Potsdam Stadt also known as the renowned cello-piano duo CEEYS – invites open-minded music lovers to meet a handpicked selection of established and aspiring contemporary musicians and composers.
What is more, the event aims to establish a special bond between artists, audience and the fading year. The 11th month of year is one filled with melancholy, one in which personal experiences meet historical events – and so the encounter opens up space for everyone involved to find inspiration, dwell in the here and now, evaluate and appreciate and partake in a delicate sound experience against the backdrop of a colorful concert night.
Novemberstimmung will take place on Nov 29, 2019 at Fabrik Potsdam – presented in cooperation with the Dutch music initiative Fluister, Piano & Coffee Co., Traurig und Untanzbar, 30CC and Brudenell Piano Sessions – close to the famous film city of Babelsberg, not even an hour away from Berlin…
Since 2017, Sebastian and Daniel have brought together 53 artists from 17 countries for varying projects within cultural institutions of Potsdam.
„Novemberstimmung“ – zum Ausklang des Jahres begegnen sich experimentelle und klassische Musik zwischen Avantgarde, Ambient und Pop. Der Abend – erdacht und sorgfältig kuratiert von den Brüdern Sebastian und Daniel Selke, als preisgekröntes Potsdamer Cello-Piano-Duo CEEYS und Gründer des Q3Ambientfestes Potsdam bekannt – richtet sich an den aufgeschlossenen Musikliebhaber, der eingeladen ist, eine handverlesene Auswahl etablierter wie aufstrebender zeitgenössischer MusikerInnen und KomponistInnen kennen zu lernen.
Anspruch des Zusammentreffens ist es darüber hinaus, eine besondere Beziehung zwischen Künstlern, Publikum und dem zu Ende gehenden Jahr herzustellen. Der so melancholische 11. Monat verbindet sich in der menschlichen Erfahrung mit außergewöhnlichen historischen Ereignissen, und so bietet die Begegnung allen Beteiligten Gelegenheit, aus eigener Inspiration zu schöpfen, das Hier und Jetzt wahrzunehmen, abzuwägen und zu schätzen sowie teilzuhaben an feinsinniger Klangsprache innerhalb eines farbenreichen Konzertabends.
„Novemberstimmung“ – am 29.11.2019 in der Fabrik Potsdam und in Kooperation mit der niederländischen Musikinitiative Fluister, Piano & Coffee Co., Traurig und Untanzbar, 30CC und Brudenell Piano Sessions statt – nahe der weltberühmten Filmstadt Babelsberg, nur eine knappe Stunde von Berlin entfernt…
Seit 2017 waren bei Sebastian und Daniel bisher 53 Künstler aus 17 Ländern Gäste unterschiedlicher Formate in Potsdamer Kultureinrichtungen.
Cedric Vermue (NL)
We still have TICKETS which will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 19:30.
SHOW starts at 20:00 with Cedric Vermue and will end around 21.30 with CEEYS.
Foods and drinks are NOT permitted outside.
BRING extra cash for snacks, beverages and merch.
LOCAL chefs, bakers and brewers are catering this event.
Further info on CEEYS.de and Q3Ambientfest.com.
:::::: Cedric Vermue ::::::
Cedric Vermue is a pianist and composer from the Netherlands, based in Berlin. With an organic symbiosis between piano and electronics he has been developing his own sound and style. Hereby he creates a new world or Universum so to speak, where soft piano notes and dreamy ambiences meet, all filled with warmth and peace.
:::::: Stereocilia ::::::
Stereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound.
Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. in the past he has shared a stage with acts including: Ben Frost, Gnod, Daniel Lanois, Ex-Easter Island Head, White Hills, Acid Mothers Temple, Josef Van Wissem, Yuri Landman, Mick Turner (The Dirty Three), Noveller, and performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s guitar Orchestras. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film.
:::::: CEEYS ::::::
The work of Sebastian and Daniel – “an extraordinary piece of music” according to BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs – is marked by contrasts as well the idea of crossing musical barriers: in search of a shared language, their project CEEYS was born in East-Berlin.
Following their REWORKS of artists such as Peter Broderick, they released their debut THE GRUNEWALD CHURCH SESSION (2016). While CONCRETE FIELDS (2017) paid tribute to their musical roots, WÆNDE (2018) came to terms with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The EP Q3A (2019) saw their first solo work, their latest album HIDDENSEE (2019) is a sort of 1990s travel log. All releases are part of a back-to-back anthology.
CEEYS are represented by the labels 1631 Recordings, Oscarson and Neue Meister. CONCRETE FIELDS and WÆNDE are also available on both vinyl and CD while CONCRETE FIELDS is distributed digitally worldwide through Decca Publishing and Deutsche Grammophon. WÆNDE and HIDDENSEE are published by Kick the Flame Publishing in Leipzig. In 2017, they started their WÆNDE tour through Europe and played festivals such as Fusion or Reeperbahn.
The brothers studied classical music at academies in Berlin and Leipzig. Both have been featured on numerous releases. Sebastian has collaborated with Ólafur Arnalds and Viktor Orri Árnason on a virtual instrument for Spitfire Audio, he is part of Erased Tapes’ I+I=X and Masayoshi Fujita’s BOOK OF LIFE with whom he only recently toured Germany.
In 2017, they founded their boutique festival Q3AMBIENTFEST, where artists come together to create a bond between music and Potsdam’s architecture.
With their music, CEEYS not only reveal a dialogue between artist and instrument but also revive experimental approaches from the GDR – but always with a light tone of humour.
New music and projects are set for release in 2020.