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Spitze Spirituals und Spirits


Weeklong series of music and performances

in Isotop, Pohlstraße 64, 10785 Berlin

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PROGRAM IN THE PAST                            



Exhibitions

24.4.19 - 1.5.19 Sven-Åke Johansson "Pariser Mai"


On the stage


Week 7


MONDAY, JUNE 3 2019

Harri Sjöström - sax

Matthias Bauer - bass

Michael Zerang - percussion

Libero Mureddu - piano


TUESDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 4-6 2019

Autopstring trio


Marie Takahashi - viola

Anil Eraslan - cello

Antonio Borghini - bass


Three nights with the Autopstring trio, a chamber-chambar-unchainbar music ensemble presenting new compositions, sketches and upside-down alphabets to a hopefully wide and well dressed audience.


Tuesday 4.6        Autopstring trio + Michael Zerang (drums)

Wednesday 5.6   Autopstring trio - Menù 1

Thursday 6.6       Autopstring trio - Menù 2


SATURDAY, JUNE 8 2019

Last night of a stringy week! Marie Takahashi presents:


Gerhard Uebele - violin

Marie Takahashi - viola

Rudi Fischerlehner - drums


Week 6

MONDAY MAY 27 2019

BOOKLET

Tobias Delius - clarinet

Joe Williamson - bass

Steve Heather - drums

This group bear the name of a book where they collect the songs they like to play. These may be compositions by themselves, friends and colleagues or things they have picked along here and there. Which songs from the booklet - or when they appear - is just as unknown for the audience as for the musicians.



TUESDAY MAY 28 2019 13-15UHR

Das Umlaut Seminar

Workshop in the making, thinking and transforming of musics. Open for everyone, anyone and someone. Led by Joel Grip. But this week special guest master of ceremonies will be Simon Sieger, multi instrumentalist from Marseille.


TUESDAY - SATURDAY, MAY 28 - 31 2019

BLYTHILL

Pierre Borel - alto sax, clarinet (absent on saturday 1.6)

Simon Sieger - tuba, piano

Joel Grip - cello, double bass

Michael Griener - cymbals and toms (absent on wednesday 29.5)


A special band put together for this week dedicated to and inspired by the music of Arthur Blythe and Julius Hemphill of whom musicians like Abdul Wadud (cello), Bob Stewart (tuba) and Bobby Battle (drums) were important collaborators. Together they formed and pushed the sound of jazz forwards in the 70s and 80s.


SATURDAY, JUNE 1 2019, 20:30:00UHR

SUN RA WARM UP CONCERT - CELEBRATION!

Concert with

Michael Griener - schalgzeug

Joel Grip - kontrabass

Simon Sieger - piano, tuba

and guests:

Antonio Borghini (bass), Theodoris Fragkos (flutes), Franzi Hoffmann (voice)... 


SATURDAY, JUNE 1 2019, 18:00UHR

Vernisage Exhibition 

Autopsi Polyglot

TEFRA90 


Week 5

MONDAY, MAY 20 2019  


Aufregend Auflegen - The live Jukebox

A record player on stage is waiting to spin your favourite music. Bring your own records and become a DJ for a while. Share your goodies and rarities in the friendly atmosphere of Au Topsi Pohl.



TUESDAY, MAY 21 2019

Duo Gschlößl-Leipnitz

and Trio Gschlößl-Leipnitz-Kaluza


Gerhard  Gschlößl - trombone

Anna Kaluza - sax

Jan Leipnitz - drums


WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 2019

Weinverkostung+Konzert


Winetasting deluxe in the presence  of Vin Sclet  winemaker Massimo Durí- Antico Broilo


Gerhard Gschlößl - trombone

Joel Grip - bass

Devin Gray - drums


THURSDAY, MAY 23 2019

Vorwärts/Rückwärts


Maike Hilbig - bass

Johannes Fink - cello

Gerhard Gschlößl -  trombone


FRIDAY, MAY 24 2019

Ein Gschlößl Pöschl mit Cavenati


Gerhard Gschlößl - trombone,sousa

Sunk Pöschl - drums

Alberto Cavenati - guitar


SATURDAY, MAY 25 2019

Wines & records with LADIDADI Florian Flux

Winetasting & Dj set


Week 4


MAY 13 2019

Aufregend Auflegen - The Live Jukebox

A record player on the stage is waiting to spinn your favourite music. Bring your own records and become a DJ for a while. Share your goodies and rarities in the friendly athmostphere of Au Topsi Pohl. EVERY MONDAY FROM NOW ON. 


MAY 14-15 2019

Xenofox

Olaf Rupp - electric guitar

Rudi Fischerlehner - drums

"Combining the spirit and techniques of free jazz interplay with an unsparingly industrial appeal, the result is electrifying. ... When they're not playing off one another, they're crashing into one another. This is what rock and roll should sound like..." Kevin Press/exclaim!


MAY 16-17 2019

Der Lange Schatten

Håvard Wiik - piano

Michael Thieke - clarinet

Antonio Borghini - bass

The trio, established in summer 2009 and based in Berlin, is a collective project exploring improvisation through original compositions brought by each of the musicians involved. Piano, reed and string instrument is a line-up deeply rooted in chamber’s music tradition, “transparent” and yet capable of shaping a strong counterpoint, either of melodic lines or abstract soundscapes. After playing concerts at places such as Umlaut Festival/Paris and for the german radio station SWR the group released in 2014 the first selftitled CD at “lost opportunities”. More concerts followed the release and in early 2016 the trio recorded a brand new repertoire, willing to investigate further its own music and get to a deeper understanding of its possibilities. The second cd “Concurrences” was released in 2018.


MAY 18 2019

Topsi Ball Room: Music to dance to dance to music.

With: Charly Birkenhauer, Joel Grip, Jan Leipnitz.


Week 3

LA VARIETÀ DELL'INVENTIONE & ZAM ZAM WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL FEELING


Prune Bécheau - violin

Joel Grip - double bass

  • guests


A duo of intense calm and tension, Prune and Joel met via the somewhat hidden scene of improvised music in Paris sharing a profound interest in the woody sound of pure gut strings as well as in the precise timing allowed through very open imaginative playing.Their instrumental setup is both old and modern inspired by baroque and swing as well as the music bolstered by people like Leroy Jenkins and Jamaaladeen Tacuma.


MAY 7 2019


Prune Bécheau - violin

Joel Grip - double bass


MAY 8 2019


Prune Bécheau - violin

Joel Grip - double bass

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Ignaz Schick - alto sax


MAY 9 2019


Prune Bécheau - violin

Joel Grip - double bass

+

Axel Dörner - trumpet


MAY 10 2019


Prune Bécheau - violin

Joel Grip - double bass

+

Axel Dörner - trumpet


MAY 11 2019


18:00

DJ Didi mixing music from the 30’s-50’s on two gramophones


20:30

Opera in three acts. By Prune Bécheau and Joel Grip.

LA VARIETÀ DELL'INVENTIONE & ZAM ZAM WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL FEELING

Prune Bécheau - violin

Joel Grip - double bass

Franziska Hoffmann - violin

Marie Takahashi - viola



Week 2


Program, April 30 - May 4 2019

ISO-UTOPIA I-V (Ignaz Schick)


30.4. ISO-UTOPIA I: 2+3


Set One:

Simon Rose (baritone saxophone)

Ignaz Schick (turntable, sampler, electronics)


Set Two:

Nicola Hein (el. guitar)

Emilio Gordoa (vibraphone, percussion)

Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics)


1.5. ISO-UTOPIA II: 3x2


Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics)

in duo with

Rieko Okuda (synth, electronics),

Andrea Parkins (live-electronics),

Ute Wassermann (voice)


2.5. ISO-UTOPIA III: 2+2


Set One:

Yemen Breakfast

Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics)

Eliad Wagner (analog synths, electronics)


Set Two:

Yorgos Dimitriades (drums, electronics)

Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics)


3.5. ISO-UTOPIA IV: 2+2


Set One:

Frank Gratkowski (reeds)

Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics)


Set Two:

Christian Lillinger (drums, percussion)

Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics)


4.5 ISO-UTOPIA V: 1x 4


Ignaz Schick (turntables, sampler, electronics)

Carolline Tallone (hurdy gurdy)

Elena Kakaliagou (french horn)

Sofia Borges (percussion, laptop)



Week 1


Program, April 24-27 2019

Tristan Honsinger and friends


Wednesday 24.4


Set 1

Tristan Honsinger - cello, voice

Joel Grip - cello, voice


Set 2

Marie Takahashi - viola

Tristan Honsinger - cello, voice

Antonio Borghini - bass


Thursday 25.4


Set 1

Carina Khorkhordina - trumpet

Mia Dyberg - alto sax

Steve Heather - drums


Set 2

Axel Dörner - trumpet

Tristan Honsinger - cello, voice

Steve Heather - drums


Friday 26.4


Set 1

Lothar Ohlmeier - clarinet

Tristan Honsinger - cello, voice

Klaus Kürvers - bass

Rudi Fischerlehner - drums


Set 2

Frauke Nowak - movements

Carina Khorkhordina - trumpet

Klaus Kürvers - bass


Saturday 27.4


Set 1

Izumi Ose - piano, voice

Franziska Hoffmann - violin, voice

Tristan Honsinger - cello, voice


Set 2

Hiroki Mano - movements

Antonio Borghini - bass

PROGRAM & NEWS

Open Daily (except sundays and serious holidays) from 18:00. Try our new Topsiteller and the natural wine from Vin Sclet, Friuli, Italy. 

Live music from 20:00 (Tuesday-Thursday), and 20:30 (Friday & Saturday), if not otherwise stated.

Mondays (if not live concert): Aufregend Auflegen - The Live Jukebox - Bring your own records to spin.

Throughout June 2019: Exhibition AUTOPSI POLYGLOT by TEFRA90



TUESDAY - FRIDAY, JUNE 11-14 2019

Gerüste in Mittelalter

KK19 Revival 

Curated by Léa Lanoë and Pierre Borel (the two main figures behind the friendly and unlimited feeling of the, since two years, closed space on Karl-Kunger Strasse called KK19), these four days become a performance in sich on manifold interests and unusual ways of presnting ideas. We'll have live music, conferences, film screenings, and performances in the spirit of KK19. For detailed program see below, and click here for detailed information about the artists.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 2019

- Herr Borelgrip

Tome X de Brel w/ Matthias Kadar

- DodesKaden 16mm Archives : Crochet du gauche, 1930 / 16mm / 10'00


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 2019

Le Bloc : Sam Langer | Eve Richens | Marion Breton |  Lotti Thiessen | Joel Scot

- Herr Borelgrip

- DodesKaden 16mm Archives : La mystérieuse vie sous marine, 1930 / 16mm / n&b / 15'00

- Nul N'est Censé de Léa Lanoë, 2018 / 16mm numérisé /n&b /23' 00

- Duo Antonio Borghini/Mat Pogo


THURSDAY, JUNE 13 2019

- Herr Borelgrip

- Ptolemy's Composition de Lucas Maia, 2017 / HD / 4'00

- DodesKaden 16mm Archives : Tritons et Naïades, 1950 / 16mm / 12'00

- South Balkan Peninsula : Tasos Makris (balkan bagpipe) and Valasia Dodoulou (voice, bendir)


FRIDAY, JUNE 14 2019

19:00

Work in Progress :

- Laurence Favre  "der 1000 Meters Projekt"

- Dala-Floda Project


20:30

Grand BAZAR :

- Brazilian Tapioca performance

- Fake cd release Herr Borelgrip

- Sans Lune de Sophie Watzlawick, 2017 / 16mm / n&b / 8' 00

- Studie zur Farbe de Lucas Maia, 2014 / 16mm / 8'00

- Solo Tristan Honsinger

- Gerüste in Mittelalter

- Coktail tutorial

- DodesKaden film encyclopedia : A (4x 3 minutes)


SATURDAY, JUNE 15 2019

CHANT TRIO

A casual reunion of one of the hottest trio of the Italian late 90’s under-underground jazz scene.


Cristiano Calcagnile - drums

Antonio Borghini - bass

Libero Mureddu - piano



TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 18-19 JUNE 2019

The Still

Rico Repotente - guitar

Derek Shirley - bass

Steve Heather - drums



THURSDAY JUNE 20 2019

Mrs Conception


Axel Dörner - trumpet

Toby Delius - saxophone

Jan Roder - bass

Steve Heather - drums



FRIDAY JUNE 21 2019

Rico Repotente - guitar

Stella Veloce - electric cello



SATURDAY JUNE 22 2019

Hilary Jeffery - trombone

Antonio Borghini - bass

Yorgos Dimitriadis - drums



TUESDAY JUNE 25 2019

AU TOPSI BALL ROOM & ITS HOUSE BAND

Dance to music to dance.

Charly Birkenhauer - vibraphone

Antonio Borghini and Joel Grip - bass

and more...



WEDNESDAY -  SATURDAY JUNE 26-29 2019

La Fiesta Dörnerienne

We celebrate the prized Berlin trumpeteer inventor and music maker with one of his more rare bands, Peeping Tom + Pat Thomas.  

Axel Dörner - trumpet

Pierre-Antoine Badaroux - sax

Pat Thomas - piano

Joel Grip - bass

Antonin Gerbal - drums




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