THIRD EDITION OF FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO PAIR ELECTRONIC MUSIC COLLECTIVES OF EASTERN EUROPE + BERLIN TO CELEBRATE DIY ARTS & COMMUNAL ETHOS
28-30 November 2019
Various venues in Berlin
The Easterndaze x Berlin festival once again invites artists, actors and activists from the electronic music scene of Eastern Europe to Berlin, pairing them with locally-based labels/collectives for live performances, DJ sets and talks.
Established in 2010, the blog Easterndaze (easterndaze.net) has explored and mapped local DIY scenes operating in Eastern and Central Europe. Founders Lucia Udvardyova and Peter Gonda travelled across the region to record interviews and collect perspectives on how contemporary artists and independent music-related initiatives operate in the region and its socio-political context. The initial result was a series of audio documentaries which then expanded to: a label (Baba Vanga); a networking initiative; radio shows (Resonance FM, Czech Radio, Berlin’s Cashmere Radio); and finally, events around the region, as well as the festival’s first two editions in Berlin (2016, 2018). As the fascination with and discourse around contemporary Eastern European culture gradually enters the mainstream, Easterndaze remains one of the pillars of these investigations nearly a decade strong.
PROGRAM EASTERNDAZE × BERLIN 2019: DIY MUSIC TOPOGRAPHIES
Thursday 28/11 – Conditional (Berlin) x Serious Serious (Tallinn)
Venue: ACUD – Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Steph Horak & Renick Bell (live)
Jennifer Walton (live)
Daniel Katinsky (live)
Friday 29/11 – Voodoohop (Berlin/Sao Paulo) x Paradaiz (Bucharest)
Venue: Arkaoda – Karl-Marx-Platz 16-18, 12043 Berlin-
Paradaiz Tape Ma?ina (DJ)
Tina Scarlatina (live)
Matteo Islandezu feat Lena (live)
Urubu Marinka (dj set)
Caroline Barrueco (visual installation)
Saturday 30/11 – Forbidden Planet (Berlin/Montreal) x ?echta (Minsk)
Venue: +4 Bar/Tresor – Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin
Mono Junk (live)
Elena Sizova (DJ)
Venue: ZÖNOTÉKA – Hobrechtstrasse 54., 12047
// Kajet Journal presents: “SUBCULTURAL PERIPHERIES: RE-MAPPING THE EAST”
// D’EST presents: Videoteka with music-related video art by female and non-binary artists
Partners: Cashmere Radio, KAJET Journal, D’EST, Exberliner, Crack Magazine, Kaput Magazine and Berlin Art Link.
Curated by Lucia Udvardyova, produced by Natalie Gravenor, graphic design by Marijn Degenaar.
Funded by Musicboard Berlin, supported by Estonian Embassy in Berlin