CASPAR BRÖTZMANN TO PERFORM AT THE BERLIN FESTIVAL WITH A DIFFERENCE, THREE NIGHTS OF MUSICTAKING PLACE ON THE 31ST OCTOBER TO 2ND NOVEMBER
Three Nights Of Music is a festival with a difference, taking place 31.10.-2.11 2019 at Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin.
A number of different musicians are involved, including; Peter Brötzmann-reeds, Caspar Brötzmann-e-bass, Marino Pliakas e-bass, Mats Gustafsson-reeds, Jan St. Werner-electronics, Per-Ǻke Holmlander-tuba, cimbasso, Christian Lillinger-drums, Michael Wertmüller-drums and with no fixed ensemble from one night to the next, each performance shall be a surprise as to who takes to the stage.
“It’s been exactly 50 years ago that Jost Gebers and I set up the first ‘anti-festival’ in Berlin. Things have changed, in the meantime stages have opened, ‘solidarity’ has advanced to a foreign word. Nowadays stages are opened so wide that all that bloodless and sexless academic garbage can be taken in and reproduced endlessly. To set an example – that’s what we are trying with these 3 NIGHTS OF MUSIC. To be not up to date in these times might not be such a wrong idea.” – Peter Brötzmann. 2 Oct 2019
Guest list is open for this interesting conceptual event, so please do get in touch with enquiries. The tickets cost €15.- plus donation.
Caspar Brötzmann recently embarked on live dates performing solo material as Bass Totem supporting Sunn O))). Caspar Brötzmann Massaker shall also perform some select live dates, featuring Caspar Brötzmann on guitar, Saskia von Klitzing (Fehlfarben) drums and Edu Delgado on bass. Dates and details below.
Caspar Brötzmann appearing at Three Nights Of Music Festival 31/10/2019-02/11/2019 DE Berlin Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben
Caspar Brötzmann Massaker (full band) dates:
05/11/2019 DE Hamburg Hafenklang
07/11/2019 NL Utrecht Le Guess Who?
08/11/2019 UK London Oslo
09/11/2019 BE Brussels Atelier Claus
*** FROM THE RECENT REISSUES REVISIT “BASS TOTEM” FROM DER ABEND DER SCHWARZEN FOLKLORE & “WIEGE” FROM KOKSOFEN
Caspar Brötzmann is one of the most unique and innovative guitarists of the last 40 years. With his Berlin-based trio Massaker, he evolved a whole new autonomous approach to writing rock songs, starting from sounds that were widely considered ornamental if not detrimental ‘sonic waste’, such as shrieking feedback and droning overtones. This plethora of sounds were arranged into tracks to sound like breaking concrete, grinding metal, or bursting glass, at once monumental and threatening, impenetrable and hermetic, yet also archaically tender and loving. Even today, as the art of noise has reached a level of sophistication that no one could have imagined 30 years ago, Caspar Brötzmann Massaker’s music is resoundingly singular. Ultra heavy riffs and beats, ominous tribal chants and a raw physical force is conjured up by these three sinister and proud minds of their era. Their unhinged, unified stream of energy is captured on these remastered reissues and the results are thrilling.