Loop Reflections

Three days of sonic wonderment at the Funkhaus Berlin left me reeling with ideas to follow through on. Set in beautiful yet austere surroundings of the former DDR broadcasting centre on the River Spree, the Funkhaus now houses studios for the likes of Nils Frahm and hosts numerous eclectic music events.

 

Ableton curated a varied and diverse range of workshops, talks and installations over the weekend with a focus on the creative process, music in education and collaborative working.  was great to hear performances by Catarina Barbieri on modular synths, Kate Gately on recording processes, Jenny Hval on performance and Giles Peterson on his favourite tracks.

And it's been 25 years since I last visited Berlin so I was very curious to re-visit a city I fell in love with back then. It's charms are still very prominent, amazing people, art led spaces, wide cycle friendly streets, extremely laid back bars and good conversation.  Berlin you have captured my heart again....