Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ricochet Gathering - Roland Company is main supporter!

Yesterday was a good day.

The upcoming "Ricochet Gathering" festival in Berlin is not only a place to discover a lot of finest electronic music or to meet famous artists.
It is also a place to discover the "machines behind" which are responsible for all those crazy sounds: the synthesizers.
As known since some weeks, "Roland Germany" will set up a special "synthesizer-island" during the whole festival. "Hands-on synthesizers" is the right motto for you and the opportunity to discover quite cool "machines". Other companies (for example "Manikin Electronic") will follow.
But there is more! Roland will also support the festival with their latest digital "Pro-Audio" equipment. That means, that they will install the actual "V-Mixing System M-400 console" which is distributed by "Roland RSS" and they will record the planned sessions as well as the concert with the new "Cakewalk Sonar" recording system. What an offer!

Michael Menze explains...

So yesterday was "training-day" at "GL-Audio". We ( Berlin's best sound engineers and some artists, which are involved in the organization of the festival) were exclusively introduced into the "V-Mixing System" by Mr. Michael Menze from Roland. He is product specialist for digital audio. So a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" and much more, a lot of answered questions were the result of this meeting. Michael will also participate on the "Ricochet Gathering" and all artist as well as the audience can be assured that the music will be delivered with best sound equipment.

Man of the day: Michael Menze

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ricochet Gathering - Official Tickets!

Good news. From now on you can order tickets for "Ricochet Gathering Electronic Music Festival" at "KOKA36" ticket-service. Please follow this "link" to enter the website.

Also "CTS Eventim" offers the tickets for the same event. For orders please click onthis "link".

See you!

Monday, September 20, 2010


In cooperation with "Roland Deutschland", german "Synthesizer-Magazin" has initiated two unique "Synthesizer-Symposia", which will happen at the end of this year.

The one-day seminar is on different topics with lecturers / specialists for synthesizer. Divided into several blocks seminars.
This means that each participant can attend during the day, all seminars in rotation.At the end of the day are planned:

* Synthesizer-artist hearing with Q & A session
* In the evening a live performance with synthesizer-artist Bernd Kistenmacher

In addition, there is also a "hands-on exhibition with synthesizers to discover and try out ".

Two dates and locations will be offered:

Saturday, 27th of november in Cologne
10:00 bis 18:00 o'clock
concert from 20:00 o'clock
ems – electronic music school, Alteburger Straße 375, 50968 Köln

Saturday, 4th of december in Berlin
10:00 bis 18:00 o'clock
concert from 20:00 o'clock
SAE Institute GmbH, Soltauer Straße 18, 13509 Berlin

Advance booking is required and can be done "here". The number of participants is limited.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Beyond The Deep - New review

"Sonic Curiosity" - website from Matt Howarth, has published a brandnew review about "Beyond The Deep". You can read it here:

BERND KISTENMACHER: Beyond the Deep (CD on "Mellow Jet Records" )

This release from 2010 offers 61 minutes of noble electronic music.
This time, Kistenmacher turns to the oceanic depths for inspiration, producing tuneage that explores the mysteries above and below the waters.
Noble electronics and rhythms are employed to achieve music with strong character and imperial mien.
While texturals are utilized, their presence is minimal. Background layers are more often established in the form of tonal drones originating from elongated keyboard chords. The gist of the electronics are dominated by keyboards which generate a regal sound with engaging riffs running on top of moody cycles. Nimble fingers create spry riffs that sparkle with delightful zest.
Sometimes the keyboards adopt a pure piano sound that injects the songs with a vivid humanity.
While there are instances of conventional e-perc, Kistenmacher prefers to apply non-impact rhythms to introduce tempos into the songs, allowing pulsating sounds to approximate beats and lend some propulsion to the tuneage.
These compositions excellently capture an aquatic feeling, not just by including waves and seagulls in some occasions, but by establishing a dense drama that superbly evokes the murky depths. The music transports the listener into realms of dark pressure where light never reaches. Yet a certain gentility is present, alluding to a sense of awe at exposure to vistas unseen by human eyes.

More reviews can be read on his "website".
Thank you for your attention.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ricochet Gathering 2010 - New concert!

"Ricochet Gathering", international festival for electronic music, comes to Berlin for the first time!
This 4-day festival is organized by "Ricochet Dream" label and will take place on the famous "Rathaus Schoeneberg".

I will give a special concert on sunday, 17th of october beginning at 8-00 o'clock p.m at the "Willi-Brandt-Saal" (where the whole event will happen).

Details about the complete line-up and ticket-sales can be found "here".

You can also find some infos on the Roland-"website", Soundcheck-"newspage" and of course at "Cosmiccagibi".

Happy to see you there...

note about this event: "gefördert durch die Dezentrale Kulturarbeit Tempelhof - Schöneberg"