Each month, in our segment Leitmotifs, opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg talks to creatives in the world of opera and classical music. In this edition, Fredrika speaks with Mena Mark Hanna, Dean of Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.
Ambient-jazz-electronica outfit Ishmael Ensemble is Pete Cunningham’s brainchild. We sat down with him and bassist Jake Spurgeon to talk about what inspires them musically, why they love playing in Berlin, and why they don’t consider themselves a typical jazz outfit.
Each month, in our segment Leitmotifs, opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg talks to creatives in the world of opera and classical music. In this edition, Fredrika speaks with Adrian Jones, the orchestra director of the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB).
Laura Lee and Andreya Casablanca formed their band Gurr after meeting at Freie Universität Berlin. The two dropped by our studio to talk about friendship and the merits of German versus English lyrics.
The Torstraßen Festival takes place on Saturday, September 7, at the Volksbühne, for a full day and night of musical discovery. We caught up with one of the festival’s founders, Melissa Perales, to find out more about what lies in store.
Keith Duncan and Johannes von Weizsäcker from The Chap join us in the studio ahead of their performance at this year’s Torstraßen Festival, to talk about their recent series of concept albums, midlife crises, and how a long-distance songwriting partnership works.