Double concert: Benjamin Whitehill + Dicht, May 8!

Where: At Makvärket!

When: Come around 8 o’clock!

Money: Donation!

Benjamin Whitehill – guitar solo

Benjamin Whitehill is a Berlin based musician and guitar player working largely with extended technique in improvisational contexts. Although generally abstract in its nature, his playing is rooted in the finger-style folk of guitarists such as Bert Jansch (the folk music of the British isles – as well a musical continuum that can be traced through its various revivals – being a general influence on his work). Following from this background, he mostly plays amplified acoustic guitar; with a technique focussed on the use of feedback as a creative device and an exploration of open strings, as well as that of the instruments natural resonances and textural / percussive potential. He plays solo and in various spontaneous and established ensembles, including Scree Fucking Junk, an electro-acoustic doom-drone / spoken word duo with Isaac Ray. His solo output is centred around minimalism, noise, drone and lo-fi aesthetics. He releases music on his own Difficult Folk imprint.

Dicht – trio piano/guitar/trumpet (FR)

Around a versatile instrumentation, the trio frantically combines: the strange super-timbre improvises organic percussion / reaction games, between dense maximalist textures and minimalist compact sound.

Call for Participants: Brain and Hands on!

Makvärket is a partner in a summer camp near Halle in Germany:

3 – 14. June 2019 (3. & 14. June are travel days)

Calling for 24 participants from France, Germany, Spain, Slovenia and Denmark. (Participants from other countries are welcome to apply – their applications can be taken into account if there are a few places left and we find an agreement with our partner organisations.)

Brain and Hands On!
…is a ten day training on the connection of youth work in rural areas and the topic of sustainability. During the training we will spend time on sharing and developing skills, experience and own projects in a focused atmosphere. We want to explore the possibilities of non-formal youth-work as well as focus on the topic of digital project documentation (film & blog).
We‘re looking to create a training group with trustful connection and mutual support and would like to ask everyone involved to take part as much as possible to support each other in each session. We will create a daily schedule that will incorporate the interests and needs of the participants. There will be also free time to do whatever we want together (there are 3 kajaks, lots of bikes and a beautiful surrounding with hills, lakes and cliffs to climb).

To read more about it and apply:

Call for Participants: Brain and Hands on!