O Tannenbaum is a hub for true experiment and obscure projects between music, sound and art in Berlin; a home base for Olé Records with tentacles reaching deep into outsider networks. In this co-curated night, expect wild performances, weird costumes, audience participation and odd actions.
O Tannenbaum is Olé Records' project space in Neuköln, Berlin, an ongoing experiment in music, performance, film, video, radioplay, event, exhibition and food with a bold spirit of individualism and originality. Two or three times a week, O Tannenbaum opens its shopfront, kitchen/bar and dark basement to present mostly unknown, far out, experimental and outsider projects that spurn genre and discipline. Events are free explorations of sound, communication and expression and have featured artists like The Titmachine, Frans de Waard, Felix Kubin, Derek Holzer, Asmus Tietchens and Ignatz. O Tannenbaum also works with designer Meeuw (Meeuw Muzak) who has been responsible for most of the graphics since the space opened a year ago.
Tonight O Tannenbaum and CTM present some of their favourite acts, all of which, according to O Tannenbaum founders Pieter Kock and Olivier Maarschalk, are on the edge of fuck you AND fuck me. Each features strong performative components with a dose of humor and possible fecal fixations.
of Time Stereo – an ongoing sound and art project that parallels O Tannenbaum in its aims and methods – tonight offer a harsh, excruciating aural experience with props and theatrics. Blectum from Blechdom
re-appear with a characteristically unpredictable, onomatopoeic performance full of, as Simon Reynolds describes, "grotesque scatology and depraved sexuality," and Mark Boombastik
cleans up with combative human beat voxing. Get ready to dance as the Kornreiniger
duo "Karaoke-trash" 80s classics like "Feels Like heaven" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and then be serenaded by the blistering speedpunk of Rene SG
– brilliant, noisy, minimal blink-and-you miss-them high-energy speedrock assaults.
Pieter and Olivier, the Dutch wonder-duo, will be present as the O Tannenbaum DJs
for this event. They will be the unnecessary glue between it all with round records and square videos.
Programmed in collaboration with O Tannenbaum