Sound Drifters Berlin is a group of musicians and artists that wants to defend one of the last free spaces in the city: Berlin’s waterways.
In a world that becomes smaller and smaller, where room for art and culture becomes scarce, we believe in a future on the water. Right in the hectic centre of the city, the river and the canals form a different world where new artistic and social experiences become possible. It is this last unclaimed space that we want to reinvent as a safe, free and inclusive place for encounter.
FOR ARTISTS BY ARTISTS
Sound Drifters events are organized by artists who are willing to invest a small part of their time in fellow creatives, in order to help build a music and art scene and give it a special home on the water.
The musical focus is on combinations of traditional/classical instruments and electronic sources and fx - somewhere between ambient electronic, experimental and new classical.
A CULTURAL HARBOUR FOR THE 21st Century
Sound Drifters Berlin was founded in 2020 with the idea to create water stages for local artists in times when indoor events were impossible. The group built different prototypes for concerts that were in line with Corona regulations.
They are currently working on the plans for a sustainable cultural harbour. This free space will not only consist of performance platforms but also floating workshops and laboratories where creatives can collaborate on projects that are inspired by, choreographed with, designed and written for, the special ambience of Berlin's waterways - a creative hub for cross-disciplinary projects that combine music, visuals, performance and dance with science and storylines.
In 2022 Sound Drifters started a music/art residency in the vicinity, to enable the involvement of international contributors.