Fri 17 | 10:30pm

live performance of the album “Underlying Scapes”

Vladimír Hirsch is a Czech contemporary avantgarde composer, instrumentalist and sound alchemist, integrating contemporary classical, industrial and dark ambient music. His compositional style is characterized by polymodality and using digital technique to enhance sonic means of expression. Besides creating solo works, he is the founding member and leader of Aghiatrias, Skrol, Zygote and various other projects. He was also a member (keyboard player and vocalist) of the 80’s experimental post-punk group Der Marabu.

Thurs 16 | 11pm

Moving Silence
new platform for contemporary silent movies

The Berlin based platform Moving Silence brings back the poetry of silent movies, connecting the early days cinema-form with the present aesthetics of image and live music production. In this frame, musicians join directors to create a live event focused on various works of all kind and genre.

“silent cinema : cinema = radio : television”

The whole program investigates the synthesis and disconnection between nowadays silent moving images and live sonic performance.

Moving Silence is an open network that invites directors and musicians to give new energies and criticisms, encouraging a new discussion about silent movie culture.

Silence is not silent.

platform for contemporary silent movies
live at Directors Lounge Festival

pictured: Usaginingen (JP)

Johannes Marx (DE) guitar & voice

film (live): “Rabbit & Horse” by Usaginingen (JAPAN) (12’)

Toni Kater (DE) voice, children piano, harmonic organ, laptop

film: “Chaos” by Stephan Kämpf (5’ 54")
“Pause” by Matthias Fritsch (1’ 31")

Oliver Schmid (CH) piano

film: “Will Kochen” by Dietrich Limpert (3’ 18")

Marzipan Marzipan (IT) voice, sound-box, effects

film: “Buscam No 2" by Matthias Fritsch (3’ 17”)
“Wak Yak" by Erik Janson  (1’ 54”)
“The last day of the republic” by Reynold Reynolds (8’ 00")


Telstar (AU) bass, guitar, drums and keyboards 

film: “Batterie” by Kling, Jonas (8’ 44")

Alfred Hackepeter (DE) Laptop + Midi Controller

film “Urban Legends 2” by Wojtek Skowron (2’ 23")

Oliver Schmid (CH)   DJ set

film: “Landschaft 4” by Matthias Fritsch (30’ 00")

Tues 14 | midnight

pictured: Susanna Berivan by Jon Clay

SUSANNA BERIVAN – voice, guitar, songwriting

weird folk/ rough soul/ blue merry-go-round/ jazz/ punk

“First up on stage was the lovely Susanna Berivan and she made sure that nobody would be leaving the place without knowing her name. This lady has it all. Style, grace, musical talent, a beautiful voice to fall in love with and a face to match. Her songs vary from dirty C&W style to an almost Billie Holiday-esque style of singing, and is always accompanied by her trusty guitar. So whenever you’re in Berlin make sure to see one of her shows, which shouldn’t be too hard, because if there’s anyone who’s playing a lot of shows, it’s her. Or better yet, offer her a record deal. ” DOSSIER MAGAZINE

at midnight

photo by Stephen Burch  

As Preslav Literary School, Adam Thomas makes live tape collages using sounds drawn from an ever-growing archive of self-generated or discovered outsider noise, found sound and spoken word cassettes. A process of transference, overdubbing and live manipulation reworks these source materials into compelling, ambient broadcasts. Preslav Literary School has released records on NO-FI, Razzle Dazzle and Elephant & Castles, sharing stages and bills with Aki Onda, Machinefabriek, Gudrun Gut & AGF, Anton Bruhin, Leif Elggren and Sudden Infant. Preslav Literary School has toured the UK, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Poland and played at Flux/s 2010, Shift Festival 2010, STRP 2010 & transmediale.11.