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 (…)
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 (…)
Farewell Mario from the Kitchen. On Thursday he decided to end his earth life. We all took him with open arms to our place and a lot of you supported and had an open ear helping him to integrate and give him a spot, stability. We don’t know what stories and sorrows he carried on his journey from Columbia to Italy to his time in Berlin. Sadly it all might have (…)
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 (…)
Make the most of the late summer burn with these new goodies from the Fountain of Youth. There’s 3 t-shirt designs: Tiger, with a front and back print, as well as Horse and Snake with just front prints. To go with them there are some shorts, available in a mens and womens cut. Strictly limited quantities, so come pick them up in the lobby while they’re hot!
It’s an exciting time to be in Berlin. People are arriving here from all over, and bringing with them the ideas they have about the things they are passionate about. They’re coming here, taking chances, and shaking things up! To our eyes, this is resulting in a refreshing culture emerging of small, independent, family run businesses who are not afraid to do things their own way. We wanted to take (…)
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 (…)
After our festival in 2011, we always felt 2 things: we’ll do it again and that it will be something else. Now is the time and the place for it to happen. A week dedicated to music in and out of our hotel. In theses amazing spaces of Funkhaus. Bringing artists together for one week to spend time, rehearse, record and collaborate and share it with all of us on the weekend: (…)
A few photos from Little Scream’s lively and wonderful performance in our courtyard last month.
Our new neighbours…they haven’t formally introduced themselves, but they are sending secret messages through the ground water. For some technical ground water fighting style, probably necessary to build 5 additional stories below the ground, our hotel gets water signals every 5 seconds. (Including the eye surgeon building next door). First Azar, the Pen, our creative director noticed, when the lines he put on paper, started resembling a seismograph. Warschauer Strasse (…)