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In east Berlin, a few blocks away from the former headquarters of the East German secret police, nestled in between warehouses and a holding yard for Deutsche Bahn trains, there is a house of rock.

The Berliner Rockhaus one of the largest practice spaces for musicians in the city. About 1,000 musicians rent 190 rooms in the building in Lichtenberg.


"Everything I was doing, I was creating in real time; the voice, the loop of the voice..."

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe creates sounds on the spot. His main tool: a modular synthesizer.

Three Things To Do This Week

Feb 6, 2017
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

Book shop Motto Berlin celebrates the publication of Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press, a compendium of counterculture ephemera from the 60s and 70s, with an exhibition of posters and other materials. The exhibition runs until March 11th at Skalitzer Str. 68.

Courtesy of Anthea Kreston

Violinist Anthea Kreston is not a person to sit back and observe life.

“I like to dig in and feel all the excitement, the danger and the love. Every part of life I enjoy."

Three Things To Do This Week

Jan 17, 2017
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

 Mitte art institution Kunst-Werke is livening up the winter by presenting a knock-out series of Weekend Performances in their space and around town. The first weekend begins with pieces by Trisha Brown and Guy de Cointet.