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Week-End Fest We are back. And we can’t wait to see you again. Week–End Fest X
Oct 8–10 2021
10th anniversary edition http://www.weekendfest.de

Operating as usual

Check out the full 30 min concert of our #juliuseastman project performance from Oct 8 2021. Link on @thewiremagazine we...
05/05/2022

Check out the full 30 min concert of our #juliuseastman project performance from Oct 8 2021. Link on @thewiremagazine website! #stayonit

We‘re excited to announce a two day-resicency of our Julius Eastman Project at @cafeotodalston on September 22 & 23. Pre...
04/05/2022

We‘re excited to announce a two day-resicency of our Julius Eastman Project at @cafeotodalston on September 22 & 23. Presented by @thewiremagazine
Tickets are now available at the Cafe OTO website

@jorik.bergman @carla_koe @johannakleinmusic @mareikewiening @luisewilhelmvolkmann @maripepacontreras @codus_april86 @minhye.ko

Our photographer @kuba.dsk asks for your support. He would like to travel to the Polish-Ukrainian border to help on site...
15/03/2022

Our photographer @kuba.dsk asks for your support. He would like to travel to the Polish-Ukrainian border to help on site. For a donation he offers you 3 prints by Flohio, Caterina Barbieri and Suzanne Ciani, which he shot at the last Week-End Fest. If you are interested in helping please get in touch with him. Thanks for your support!

It was great to meet legendary composer @antonioadolfooficial in his music school in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro. As a pionee...
15/03/2022

It was great to meet legendary composer @antonioadolfooficial in his music school in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro. As a pioneer he was the first artist to self release his own record back in 1977. His song “Aonde Voce Vai“ is one of my favorite brazilian songs. 🙏 Muito Obrigado!

It was wonderful to catch up with maestro @arthurverocai_ at his home in Rio de Janeiro. Talking about his recent amazin...
13/03/2022

It was wonderful to catch up with maestro @arthurverocai_ at his home in Rio de Janeiro. Talking about his recent amazing arrangements for @badbadnotgood @hiatuskaiyote and @louisvuitton and this year‘s 50th anniversary of his self titled masterpiece album. obrigado por seu tempo! ❤️

Tonight 22:00 Uhr on WDR3:Week-End Fest X w/ @astatkemulatu & our London special w/ @holy_tongue @sadierlaetitia SkyllaT...
05/03/2022

Tonight 22:00 Uhr on WDR3:
Week-End Fest X w/ @astatkemulatu
& our London special w/ @holy_tongue
@sadierlaetitia Skylla

Tune in!! Link in bio!

It has power, is unpredictable, bringing together familiar things before disbanding them again. It reshuffles the deck: ...
19/02/2022

It has power, is unpredictable, bringing together familiar things before disbanding them again. It reshuffles the deck: The composition “Stay on It”, written by Julius Eastman (1940–1990) in 1973, turns the coordinates of avant-garde music on its head. It is minimal, but unashamedly groovy; it is open to improvisation, grants performers all the freedom they could need, but it isn’t jazz and never slips into the non-committal. Once the musicians have gotten used to the discipline, have adopted the groove that Eastman demands of them, a vast field of new connections opens up to them, leading to sublime sonic unions.

• Remastered, for the first time available on vinyl!
• Limited edition of 500 copies only!

PRE-ORDER NOW! LINK IN BIO!

#juliuseastman #minimalmusic #avantgardemusic @arthurrussellmusic @meredithmonk

04/02/2022

Watch our recap trailer for ”Stay On It” performed by the Julius Eastman Project at Week-End Fest X, Oct 8, 2021, Cologne, Germany.

Julius Eastman Project:
@jorik.bergman – arrangement/flute
@maripepacontreras – oboe
@johannakleinmusic – saxophone
@minhye.ko – vibraphone
@carla_koe – trombone
@codus_april86 – piano
@_mira_rosa_ – dancer
@kaleosansaa – spoken word
@sophiaseis – dancer
@luisewilhelmvolkmann – saxophone
@mareikewiening – drums

Cameras: @gesagadow , Thilo Brink , @jvsongeorge , @technosch98
Edit: @gesagadow
Mixed by @hannesplattmeier at Ashfield Street Studios, London.

Curation & realization: @janlankish for @week_end_fest

If you have missed the great documentary Sisters with Transistors last October at Week-End Fest X .. Here`s your chance!
10/01/2022
Sisters with Transistors: Die verkannten Heldinnen der elektronischen Musik - Film in voller Länge | ARTE

If you have missed the great documentary Sisters with Transistors last October at Week-End Fest X .. Here`s your chance!

Die Dokumentation erzählt die verblüffende Geschichte der Pionierinnen der elektronischen Musik. In einer virtuosen Mischung aus Archivmaterial, Interviews und visionärer Musik entsteht ein unterhaltsames Zeit- und Sittenbild von den Kriegsjahren bis heute, das von der befreienden Kraft neuer Tec...

Week-End Fest 11: Oct 28-30 2022Save the date!(Postponed news from January 1st)
07/01/2022

Week-End Fest 11: Oct 28-30 2022
Save the date!

(Postponed news from January 1st)

10 years of Week-End Fest.Thank you all for the support ove the years.See you again in 2022!
31/12/2021

10 years of Week-End Fest.
Thank you all for the support ove the years.
See you again in 2022!

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST10/10 – 2021. Design by @edruschaofficial While shows were happening over the summer it was sti...
31/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST
10/10 – 2021. Design by @edruschaofficial

While shows were happening over the summer it was still a gamble if things will stay the same for autumn. Especially with our line up that could’t be more international. With artists such as Suzanne Ciani (USA), Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Caterina Barbieri (Itsly), Anadol (Turkey), Flohio (UK) and Mulatu Astatke (Etiopia). The latter didn’t make it in the first place (not though because of Corona related restrictions!) but with the postponed date in November he got us even a second Week-End Fest this year. Highlight: 8 musicians from Cologne, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam did perform the late minimal music composer Julius Eastman’s “Stay On It” for the festival’s opening. Memorable!

Artists performing: @gilbertogil @astatkemulatu @gozen_atila @flohio_ @sevwave @cat_barbieri

Fotos by: @_niclasweber_ @kuba.dsk

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST9 1/2 of 10 – 2019. Design by @thecaseroomswg3 & @janlankish Shortly after our 2019 edition the...
30/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST
9 1/2 of 10 – 2019. Design by @thecaseroomswg3 & @janlankish

Shortly after our 2019 edition the world stood still. The global Covid-19 pandemic and the tragic events associated with it did tie our hands. Over the summer we tried ways to make things possible again in the fall season. This line up above was confirmed and planned to be announced 14 days before the event. It was intended as a joint event with Cologne “Night of Surprise“. Two days before the announcement, a national lockdown put an end to these plans. In spring 2021 we tried again to get confirmation for Lee 'Scratch' Perry, but his sudden death in late August broke all of our dreams. What happened if…

Artists who would had performed:
@lee_scratch_perry @mouseonmars_official @flohio_
Beatrice Dillon

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST9 of 10 – 2019. Design by @eganfrantz Pulled out of the hat only 6 weeks before the event, 2019...
30/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST
9 of 10 – 2019. Design by @eganfrantz

Pulled out of the hat only 6 weeks before the event, 2019’s edition felt like a return to strength. After several invitations we finally got the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, led by the back then 95 ear old maestro Marshall Allen to return to Cologne for the first time in over three decades. Another highlight: Brazil´s Arthur Verocai who performed his 1972 self titled psych-Tropicalia-masterpiece for the first time ever in Germany backed by an orchestra of Cologne based musicians. Exciting sounds by female newcomers Tirzah and Lafawndah from London, Eiko Ishibashi from Japan and a fantastic performance by improv meister Fred Frith. Jamaica´s Scientist performed his iconic „Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires“ with a UK band.

Artists performing:
Sun Ra Arkestra Arthur Verocai Official Tirzah LAFAWNDAH Fred Frith @mmm @emerkita The Scientist @eikoishibashi

Photos by Frederike Wetzels Dustin Enen

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST8/10 - 2018 Design by Jochen Lempert.Early in 2018 we tragically lost our dear friend and Week-...
29/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

8/10 - 2018 Design by Jochen Lempert.
Early in 2018 we tragically lost our dear friend and Week-End Fest co-founder Jörg Waschat. As the following months were heavy and intense it felt inappropriate to continue. So we decided to call it off internally. A month before we thought it would be nice to do something small and musically more far out and dedicate the evening to our late friend. The result was a one night only event named „A short Week-End is better than no Week-End at all“. And it felt like the right thing to do.

Artists performing:
@infinitydosezero Stella Chiweshe, @katenvy , Khaled, @nosedrip @dublab.de

Photos by @christian_faustus

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST7/10 - 2017, Design by Camille Henrot.After a personal challenging year this edition came toget...
28/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

7/10 - 2017, Design by Camille Henrot.
After a personal challenging year this edition came together like a miracle and it felt like a relief. We got Pascal Comelade who we asked for many years to play his first show outside of France in over 20 years. Shintaro Sakamoto played his first ever live show as a solo artist and as a grande finale Devendra Banhart teamed up with our longtime friend Jherek Bischoff backed by Cologne’s Rundfunk Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld. Unforgettable.

Artists performing:
@devendrabanhart @jherekbischoff , Julie Byrne, @holly_herndon @laurelhalo @zelone_records @o_terno , Pascal Comelade

Photos by @christian_faustus

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST6/10 - 2016, Design by Olaf Nicolai.When our friend Jörg left Week-End Fest after five years, T...
27/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

6/10 - 2016, Design by Olaf Nicolai.
When our friend Jörg left Week-End Fest after five years, Theresa, who was was part of the team since 2013 became one of the main curators. Thanks to her we got to see the great Slapp Happy to reunite with Faust after 44 years and the Julie Ruin, the new band of Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox. Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner performing his new album exclusively with 5 Cologne based electronic musicians. Ambitious and challenging as always.

Artists performing:
@thejulieruin , Slapp Happy, Faust, Lawrence (Felt), @babazula @lesfillesdeillighadad @lambchopisaband @surfacetoairmissive Babyfather, Die Zimmermänner,

Photos by @christian_faustus

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST5/10 - 2015, Design by Albert Oehlen.Half time. Another genre swapping adventure between post p...
26/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

5/10 - 2015, Design by Albert Oehlen.
Half time. Another genre swapping adventure between post punk, dub, neo soul, techno and garage rock. The latter is the home of Billy Childish who we were able to convince to play his first live show in nearly a decade!

Artists performing:
@the.notwist @thepopgroupofficial @deradoom @thenumerogroup Die Vögel, Adrian Sheerwood, Jack Name, @mustafaozkent Fatima @tuerkische_delikatessen

Photos by @christian_faustus

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST4/10 - 20134 Design by Waschat/Lankisch, dedicated to the Colby Poster Printing Company (1946-2...
25/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

4/10 - 20134 Design by Waschat/Lankisch, dedicated to the Colby Poster Printing Company (1946-2012), the Los Angeles company that defined modern age show posters. Brighter than ever and the most artists on three nights to this day, the 2014 edition of Week-End Fest was a blast and we have fond memories of it.

Artists performing:
@jarvisbransoncocker @kaetempest @jaakkoeinokalevi @acr.mcr @hepostsclouds @von_spar @esgtheband @nitejewel @sinkane @amendunes @teenagefanclubofficial @theclienteleband @nicholas_krgovich @parquetcourts @mdou_moctar @markerstarling @mecaniumfree.fr

Photos by @christian_faustus

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST3/10 - 2013, Design by Lawrence Weiner. That year we fulfilled a lot of wishes from our persona...
24/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

3/10 - 2013, Design by Lawrence Weiner. That year we fulfilled a lot of wishes from our personal wishlist. Jörg choose The Pastels, Grant Hart and Yuck, Jan choose The Fall, Young Marble Giants and Mirel Wagner. We both were looking out for the great Robert Forster who we asked to perform new arrangements by Jherek Bischoff with a string quartet. The rest is history. Also that year we found the venue that we’re still at since then.

Artists performing:
#thefall @pastelsthe #youngmarblegiants #robertforster #yuck #granthart
DJs @mouseonmars_official

Photos by @christian_faustus

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST2/10 - 2012, Design by @davidshrigley After the successful debut we has so many good ideas so i...
23/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

2/10 - 2012, Design by @davidshrigley After the successful debut we has so many good ideas so it turned out another fully packed 3 day event. A highlight was @stephenmalkmus who we asked if he would like to play @can_spoon_records “Ege Bamyasi” together with @von_spar

Artists performing:
@stephenmalkmus @von_spar @alexishotchip @tysegall @deerhoof @diegoldenenzitronen , Chain and the Gang @ian_f_svenonius , @jamesyorkston , @scrittigram @chrifcohen @naytronix @ultraistamusic , The Pyramids @baris__k @regularlittlewings @thefield_axel

Photos by @christian_faustus

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST1/10 - 2011, Design by Jörg Waschat. Inspired by Jean Luc Godard’s film “Week-End” we used Atel...
22/12/2021

10 YEARS OF WEEK-END FEST

1/10 - 2011, Design by Jörg Waschat. Inspired by Jean Luc Godard’s film “Week-End” we used Atelier Carvalho Bernau’s font “Jean Luc”, a homage to the legendary french director.

Artists performing: @thurstonmoore58 , John Maus, @bukeandgase , High Places, @rsteviemoore , The Stepkids, @jochen_distemeyer_official , Gary War, @francoisebreut , @tall_firs @hansjoachimroedelius , Stefan Schneider, Family Fodder, @michael__mayer

Photos by @christian_faustus

21/12/2021

Amazing energy at @week_end_fest X provided the one and only @flohio_ one love, party hard, merry xmas

20/12/2021

Great memories of the amazing Suzanne Ciani - Diva of the Diode live at @week_end_fest Oct 9 2021. Check out our video! 👆

Thank you Gilberto Gil for the amazing show at Week-End Fest, Oct 8 2021 ❤️ Muito Obrigado ❤️
07/12/2021
Gilberto Gil "Aquele Abraço" – Week–End Fest X – Oct 8 2021

Thank you Gilberto Gil for the amazing show at Week-End Fest, Oct 8 2021 ❤️ Muito Obrigado ❤️

Gilberto Gil "Aquele Abraço" live at Week–End Fest XOct 8–10 2021Stadthalle Köln-MülheimVideo by Gesa Gadow, Thilo Brink, Jason George, Janosch PugnaghiCurat...

Lawrence Weiner 1942–2021. I stopped writing obituaries since there have been quiet a lot passings of people who are dea...
03/12/2021

Lawrence Weiner 1942–2021.

I stopped writing obituaries since there have been quiet a lot passings of people who are dear to me in recent years but I have a beautiful memory meeting Lawrence i wanted to share. In September 2013 I was the last time in New York and through my friend Jessica Hutchins I got to visit Lawrence in his studio in Manhattan. It was the afternoon of September 28. His assistent was just about to finish work and when she left I was alone with Lawrence. He said "We should have a Whiskey", so we had one. For an hour or so we talked and I kindly asked him if he would be interested in designing our poster for our Week-End Fest that year. I felt he was perfect for it. He said that he cannot promise it to me but that he would do his best to make it work. And he did. I was overwhelmed by his generosity and kindness. He was a great story teller and i thank him for what he did for us. Before I left he handed me a small book that he just finished and I took a photograph back then of the centerfold pages. This is what it says and your words give me the confidence to believe in the beauty of eternity.

SOMETHING ANYTHING EVERYTHING CAN BE BEAUTIFUL SOMEPLACE.

Liebe Week-End Fest Besucher*innen,WICHTIG: Bei unserem Nachholkonzert mit Mulatu Astatke am kommenden Sonntag  28. Nove...
24/11/2021

Liebe Week-End Fest Besucher*innen,

WICHTIG: Bei unserem Nachholkonzert mit Mulatu Astatke am kommenden Sonntag 28. November 2021 in der Stadthalle Köln-Mülheim gilt für den Einlass die 2G+ Regelung (laut NRW-Schutzverordnung) das heißt, dass über den Impf- bzw. Genesungsnachweis hinaus noch ein tagesaktueller beglaubigter Schnelltest gemacht und vorgelegt werden muss.

Um allen Besucher:innen einen schnellen Einlass zu ermöglichen, möchten wir Euch bitten zeitig vor Beginn des Konzerts ab 18:00 Uhr zur Stadthalle zu kommen und die entsprechenden Nachweise bereit zu halten.

Wir bitte euch zusätzlich um das Tragen einer medizinischen Maske während der gesamten Veranstaltung!
 
Wir freuen uns auf das Konzert von Mulatu Astatke und auf euch!

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Love looking back at this footage from my time at Week-End Fest in Cologne!
Barcelona Sala Apolo thank you! Another amazing show. We love you. Tonight we play in Cologne at Week-End Fest . Pictures by Jon Scott
Hallo zusammen, habe noch ein Ticket für das Konzert morgen abzugeben, wenn jemand Interesse hat, bitte kurze Nachricht an mich ;)
These are our upcoming shows. Next up: tomorrow (10 nov) in Cologne. With an opening set by Camille Mandoki and Gibrana Cervantes, fresh in from Mexico! +a closing DJ set by the one and only Matias Aguayo, after 2 years in the Mexican jungle… (music: Eyelids & Phosphenes, from the new remix album Redrawn Figures 1. Live pic by Florence Cayron) #crammeddiscs Le Guess Who? BeursschouwburgWeek-End FestStadtgartenFestival BBmixLes Ateliers Claus
Before playing at BBmix, we’ll be at muziekclub N9, Stadtgarten Cologne (via Week-End Fest, and with the one and only Matias Aguayo playing a DJ set after spending almost 2 years in the Mexican jungle...) and Le Guess Who? And then at Beursschouwburg on Dec 1). Looking forward! (dates in comments below)
My performance at last weekend’s Week-End Fest is being streamed today between 20:00-23:00 CET on WDR! Photo by Niclas Weber https://www1.wdr.de/radio/wdr3/programm/sendungen/wdr3-konzert/konzertplayer-jazz-week-end-fest-london-muehlheim-102.html
Last week we had an amazing time playing at Week-End Fest in Köln! We played the piece 'stay on it’ by Julius Eastman, arranged by Jorik Bergman! Thanks to Jan Lankish for the organization! you can listen to the recording tonight in the radio WDR : https://www1.wdr.de/radio/wdr3/programm/sendungen/wdr3-konzert/konzertplayer-jazz-week-end-fest-london-muehlheim-102.html With the great artists: Flute, arrangement and conducting: Jorik bergman Alto sax: Johanna Klein Alto sax: Luise Volkmann Piano: Chaeyeon Lee Vibraphone: Minhye Ko Oboe, english horn: Maripepa Contreras Trombone, bass trombone: Carla Köllner Spoken world: Kaleo Sansaa Drums: Mareike Wiening Dance: Sophia Seiss and Mira Rosa 📸1 by @_niclasweber_ #weekendfest #cologne #minimalmusic #freejazz #improvisation #stadthallekölnmülheim #juliuseastman
Dear Week-End Fest, It is with a heavy heart that I have to cancel my show in Cologne on 9th October 2021. Due to reasons outside my control, I am unable to travel as planned from Addis Ababa. This was our first show back in nearly two years, we were so looking forward to being back on-stage. My team is working hard on bringing us back to Cologne in the near future. Peace, Love & Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astatke
Together with our neighbours Week-End Fest - congrats to their 10th edition, we are giving away 2 tickets for this Sunday in Cologne. Starting at 14.00 (CET) at the wonderful Filmforum NRW you have the chance to see Caterina Barbieri live, watch the movie Sisters with Transistors and listen to the artist-talk with Suzanne Ciani - Diva of the Diode. Just name your favourite sister (with transistor) below and let luck decide.
Herbstblues? Nope! Donnerstag spielen die Sterne im Gebäude 9, Samstag ist Klubnacht im Gewölbe und all weekend long: Week-End Fest in der Mülheimer Stadthalle. 👏👏👏👏👏👏 Die Sterne, Rebecca von Kalinowsky, Gilberto Gil
Eigentlich wäre Suzanne Ciani zusammen mit Manuel Göttsching beim Festival ACHT BRÜCKEN bei uns gewesen. Corona-bedingt musste der gemeinsame Auftritt ausfallen, aber jetzt kommt sie im Rahmen von Week-End Fest nach Köln! Und eine weitere gute Nachricht haben wir für euch: Auch für Manuel Göttsching steht der Termin für das Nachholkonzert in der Kölner Philharmonie: 11.04.2022. Save the date!
LAZY recommends: Week-End Fest in Köln! Don't miss the legends Gilberto Gil, Mulatu Astatke, Suzanne Ciani, plus Emma-Jean Thackray, Flohio, Caterina Barbieri and more