Circle Of Live is a brand new, live-act only event series concept and record label curated by Sebastian Mullaert, honouring the values of spontaneity and improvisation.
For this rare one-off concert date on their ongoing world tour, Circle Of Live will take over the spectacular Studio 1 of the iconic Funkhaus in Berlin. Built by a select team of architects and acousticians for GDR Radio in the 1950’s, the historic venue’s sound is unrivalled, providing the perfect setting for this unique sonic performance.
With no stage, the artists and audience will be on the same level, heightening a singular shared experience with all manner of sonic oddities. As the only show on the tour which is not in a nightclub setting, this performance provides a rare opportunity to engage with highly acclaimed artists as they explore the freedoms and limitations of their own improvisations.
Using Sebastian’s specially designed live setup which can accommodate any number of participants performing all at once, the artists are encouraged to collaborate as much or as little as they like, forging a truly organic experience for all involved. This event will be unhindered from any formal structure, allowing both performers and audience to forget preconceived concepts and habitual patterns in the creative process of dance music and experience organic experimentation at its finest.
Âme is one of the most notable driving forces of emotive club music. Frank Wiedemann is a true master in the field; possessing the ability to craft a beautifully poetic and inimitable style of techno, and are also a key component in the development of this sound worldwide, through the monumental label Innervisions which they run alongside Dixon. Described by Mixmag as “one of the best Live sets in the world” it will be a great privilege to witness Âme Live being welcomed into Circle of Live.
Mathew Jonson has one of the most inimitable styles in the world of underground dance music. His signature live performances occupying a unique middle-ground between delicate textural beauty and fierce techno hypnotism. Mathew's incomparable style has led him on a diverse journey of releases through labels such as Perlon, Kompakt Records, Ostgut Ton, Wagon Repair and has also permeated through his other collaborative projects such as Cobblestone Jazz.
If you hear Sebastian Mullaert’s music you will feel something enchanting; a resonance that delivers truth and integrity. It’s music that reminds us to simply be. His way of life, centred around tranquillity, stillness and the convergence of Zen meditation, his enthusiasm and drive to deliver incomparable performances and his dedication towards the craft of production, make him one of the most unique electronic artists of his generation. Mullaert’s collaborations with the Zurich Tonnehalle Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017 demonstrate his constant yearning for innovation and his charting at #12 in Resident Advisor’s last ever Live Act Poll was a mark of his awe-inspiring, technical wizardry as a performer.
The night will also see Sebastian’s long-term collaborator Ljudbilden & Piloten grace the circle alongside spoken-word techno poet extraordinaire Boelja.
'The main intention with Circle of Live is to inspire people to improvise; let their life be an improvisation; a spontaneous expression of life. In one perspective this is a concept with clear visions and definitions but at the same time the core aim of the project is to allow both us, the artists, and the audience to drop concepts and habitual patterns in the creative process of dance and music.' Sebastian Mullaert