The Month of Contemporary Music is behind us and with it over 90 different events all over Berlin that invited us to wear out our soles and rinse our ears to stimulate our minds. We would like to thank all the musicians and those who made their performances possible behind the scenes, as well as all the composers and other artists who helped to ensure that this year's edition of the month once again demonstrated what the independent scene in Berlin has always stood for: diversity in unity.
In October we would like to congratulate Phill Niblock, who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this month. Niblock is nonchalant like few in his profession. The first release of two of his works was called »Nothin to Look at Just a Record,« and how many other composers would admit to playing a few games of Solitaire on their phones during three-hour performances of their own works? More importantly, the accents and impulses he sets as a composer allow for space and time and are perhaps more important than ever in fast-moving times like these. Films and videos from his project »The Movement of People Working« will be shown, heard and experienced continuously for 24 hours between the 21st and 22nd of October at silent green Kulturquartier.
Quite a few of our Releases of the Month in October also take their time to unfold—quite fitting for the onset of autumn. They should make for a fine early Autumn soundtrack.