fionn-regan-iveagh-gardens-12-square

Michelberger Music People –
Fionn Regan

Back in July, an Irish man with rather thick brown hair started to frequent our bar, often sitting in the same sunny spot in the corner of the lounge, and always ordering the same thing – a large bottle of sparkling water. Quite a few of us Michelbergers spotted his almost daily visits, and we wondered exactly what he was up to. Curiosity got the better of one of our ()

vincents-friends-740

Michelberger Music People – Vincent Moon & some of
his favourite musicians

We’ve been watching and listening to Vincent Moon’s work for a long time. Vincent is an independent filmmaker, originally from France. He first became known for his innovative way of filming bands in the Take Away Shows project. After that he spent five years travelling the world, exploring the music rituals of the people he met for his Petites Planètes series. (If you’re staying with us, you can see some ()

02-saal2-square

Michelberger
visit to Funkhaus

Today a group of Michelbergers got their first glimpse inside the Funkhaus, and a clearer idea of what’s going to be happening there in just over two weeks. Let’s just say, there were a lot of slack jaws, wide eyes and looks of astonishment…!

mouseonmars-square

Michelberger Music People –
Mouse on Mars

Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner – AKA Mouse on Mars – have been making electronic music together since 1993. That music has often been an idiosyncratic blend of everything from ambient, techno and dub, to krautrock, disco and jazz. We think this bio puts it best: Mouse on Mars is one of the few electronic bands to stand the test of time. Constantly reinventing themselves, they have taken electronica to new heights with a unique ()

stargaze-b-w-square

s t a r g a z e – renegade
new-classical ensemble

s t a r g a z e are one of the names on the list of artists involved with the happening at Funkhaus that somewhat embody what this event is all about…collaboration is at the core of what they do. Ever heard a live mixtape with various artists popping in and out ? Well…s t a r g a z e will bring it to life. s t a r g a z ()

09-studio-1

The Performance Spaces at
Michelberger Music

The Funkhaus offers a wider range of spaces for various types of set ups. We attempt to use the spaces as instruments themselves. Instead of using them as a pretty backdrop they will feed into the music. From studios for a 50 person audience, to a studio that holds 1000 people to the main stage that will bring all of us together! It will be a ride through history. Here some ()

shara-740

Michelberger Music
Women

One of the things that we’re most looking forward to about the music happening on 1 and 2 October is the fact that there’s so much that we don’t know. The magnificent possibility of what might happen when you have 80 artists spending a week collaborating and creating new music to be shared at the end… However, that’s not to say some ideas haven’t already begun to crop up! Quite a few ()

Noga-Erez-Square

Noga Erez
Show

Noga Erez had been in jazz bands as well as rock bands for quite some time, but a few years ago discovered the magic of the loop station. Since then she’s been flying seemingly solo, judging by all those videos on the internet. But in reality she has found her congenial musical match in partner Ori Rousso, and together the two are currently sketching out a pretty unique and far ()

Liima-6-square

Men
At Work

Last Monday Casper, Rasmus, Tatu and Mads – AKA Liima – moved into the hotel for a week. Up on the fourth floor they spent their time writing, rehearsing, playing new music, all of which premiered in our courtyard on Friday evening. It was a taste of things to come, when in one months time we’ll be doing it all again, but this time with 100 music makers, the results of ()

Eaux-Claire-opening-act

Eaux Claire
Music Meeting

We met with our Music Partners in Eaux Claire. Blowing the dust towards Berlin…. Here are the ingredients for a fine festival: Golf carts to chase around the grounds. A creative director who is able to chat about everything 24 hours before showtime. Performer that no one has ever heard of, and blows everyone’s mind. Orange dressing rooms… maybe not. Mystery, suspense – never heard music Collaborations of long haired guitar ()