Friday, October 29, 2010

Ricochet Gathering - A brief review




From 15th to 18th of october, "Ricochet Gathering Festival 2010" was held  in its 10th year in Berlin. The motto was "40 years of Electronic Meditation". Another might have been "40 years of Berlin School of electronic music". Howsoever history will call this event, because of the fantastic location (Rathaus Schoeneberg in Berlin), the whole event became much larger as it originally was planned.

Anyway, there was a lot of music, a lot of "meet and greet" with artists and fans and a big chance for exchanging ideas and making contacts.

And there also were a lot of sessions and life-performances. My was on sunday the 17th. Especially for this concert I had composed a brandnew track called "Let It Out!". Conceived as a combination of classical motifs and an audible reverence to all artists, which had started with "our" kind of music 40 years ago. No question, the track is 40 minutes long (!).  Some minutes of my performance can be watched in a little video on "Youtube".

What else can I say? It was a unique event and it would be great, if there would come a chance for a repitition. In Berlin and in the "Rathaus" again.

What do you think Vic?

...talking with Vic Rec in the "Brandenburg Hall"

2 comments:

Ultra Music Man said...

Hi Bernd,

Thank you for posting your thoughts about the Ricochet Gathering in Berlin. I am sorry that you and I didn't have the opportunity to meet. There was so much happening everywhere; live concerts, meet-and-greets, (German) beer, and more people than one person can talk to in a long weekend. Perhaps there will be another RG at the Rathaus in the future. One can only hope.

Cheers,

Bill Fox

Recycle Or Die said...

I'd only seen the Rathaus from the outside before, and the inside looks amazing!

Will your performance be released on CD, or will this be the basis for your next studio work?

G