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Sound Drifters Berlin create water stages for local artists. One of these, a floating mirror stage surrounded by a naturally distanced audience in small pedal boats listening via ‘Silent Disco Headphones’, has become the set up for an electronic showcase that started with a brilliant live set by Rico Loop.
Together with Spree:publik and Insola they work on a cultural space on the Spree in the East of Berlin. This will not only be comprised of performance platforms but also floating workshops where artists can collaborate - a creative hub for cross-disciplinary projects that combine music, visuals, performance, dance and storylines.
In 2022 Sound Drifters also started a music/art residency in the vicinity, to encourage international collaboration.

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SOUND MIRROR, a concert installation by New Opera Hero, on a floating water stage designed by Spacelight, is based on soundscapes that were recorded on a boat ride along the Landwehrkanal in Berlin. The resulting score is played live on the same route and with the same timing, reflecting the locations it originated from. The shore becomes both stage and auditorium. The performance was part of the 48h Neukoelln Festival 2021 featuring Davis West on Violin and Gábor Hartyáni on Cello, supported by Kulturamt Neukölln.

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SILENT SUNSET CONCERT
In September 2020 Rico celebrated his birthday with a two hour session while the audience drifted and paddeld to the beat. The sound of the paddles and bird songs was all one could hear without headphones.

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ROBIN SUKROSO
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360° CONCERT
On the first prototype of a camouflage floating stage with reflective elements on all four sides Robin Sukroso played percussive guitar on his self built guitar invention ACPAD.

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ISOLATION ISLAND
In 2020 after the first shock of the Corona outbreak, a water stage appeared on the Landwehrkanal in Berlin. The Einfach So Kollektif offered it as a gift to the city of Berlin to support the local live music scene. Sound Drifters Berlin was born.

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SOUND DRIFTERS FRONT
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Freedom on water

Sound Drifters Berlin is an artist led group 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 encounters between artists and audiences.

for musicians by musicians

Sound Drifters events are organised by performers who are willing to invest a small part of their time in fellow creatives, in order to help build a music scene and give it a 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 IN THE 21st C.

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 in the East of Berlin. This will not only consist of performance platforms but also floating workshops and laboratories where artists can collaborate on projects that are inspired by 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 line with this Sound Drifters started a music/art residency in the vicinity, to enable the involvement of international contributors.

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SOUND MIRROR, a concert installation by New Opera Hero, on a floating water stage designed by Spacelight, is based on soundscapes that were recorded on a boat ride along the Landwehrkanal in Berlin. The resulting score is played live on the same route and with the same timing, reflecting the locations it originated from. The shore becomes both stage and auditorium. Featuring Davis West on Violin and Gábor Hartyáni on Cello, supported by Kulturamt Neukölln.

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RICO LOOP

WATER MIRROR STAGE SILENT CONCERT
Rico performed a 2 hour set on a prototype of our mirror stage. We used silent disco headphones in order to make the concert possible in a protected area.

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ROBIN SUKROSO

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Robin Sukroso played a percussive guitar set with his self built midi-controller ACPAD on our first floating stage on the Spree.

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ISOLATION ISLAND

In 2020 after the first shock of the Corona outbreak, a water stage appeared on the Landwehrkanal in Berlin. The EinfachSo Kollektiv offered it as a gift to the city of Berlin to support the local live music scene and Sound Drifters Berlin was born.

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