Hannes Kretzer & CEEYS

Oct 5, 2020

Rechenzentrum Potsdam

KOSMOSKONZERTE is an open-minded house concert series.
While organized by musicians from Potsdam’s local scene, selected editions are carefully curated by brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, also known as award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS, founders of Q3Ambientfest. Presented by Rechenzentrum Potsdam. 

Bitte beachten:
Aufgrund der Abstandsregeln haben wir im Haus nur 20 Sitzplätze.
Bitte meldet euch verbindlich per Mail an, wenn ihr dabei sein wollt: karten@rz-potsdam.de
Ihr bekommt dann per Mail eine Bestätigung. 2 Menschen aus einem Haushalt bzw. Paare können zusammen sitzen. Wir nehmen eure Kontaktdaten in einer Liste auf.

Solltet ihr spontan kommen werden dann am Einlass eure Kontaktdaten in einer Liste aufgenommen.

Kommt bitte nicht, solltet ihr euch in irgendeiner Weise krank fühlen.

Und: Tragt bitte am Einlass, im Haus und an der Bar eure Maske. Wenn ihr euren festen Sitzplatz eingenommen habt dürft ihr nach derzeitigen Regeln die Maske abnehmen.

Wir freuen uns auf ein Live-Wiedersehen mit euch!

Tür: 19:00
Shows: 20:00 (2 Pausen)

Limitierte Plätze.

10€ / 7€ Eintritt

Ermäßigt: Gäste unter 18 Jahren, Gäste mit Schwerbehindertenausweis, RZ, Hartz IV


Please note:

Due to the distance rules we only have 20 seats in the house.
Please register bindingly by mail if you want to be part of the event: karten@rz-potsdam.de

You will then receive a confirmation by e-mail. 2 people from one household or couples can sit together. We will include your contact details in a list. If you come spontaneously, your contact details will be added to a list at the entrance. Please do not come if you feel ill in any way.

And: Please wear your mask at the entrance, in the house and at the bar. After you have taken your permanent seat, you may remove your mask according to the current rules.

We are looking forward to seeing you again live!

Doors: 19:00
Shows: 20:00 (2 Breaks)

Space is limited.
10€ / 7€ donation.
Reduced: Guests under 18 years of age, guests with a severely disabled pass, RZ, Hartz IV

More info available on CEEYS.de and Q3Ambientfest.com.

:::::: Hannes Kretzer ::::::

“In search of the perfect acoustic mirror for his perception of the world Harnes Kretzer started early to collect and distort sound effects until they fitted into his mental universe. Synthesizer pioneers as Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream were his first spiritual compagnions on his experimental encounter with sounds.

Soon Hannes Kretzer realized the confinement of this synthetic cosmos and enlarged his interest toward neo-classical ambient soundscapes. He discovered the richness of composers as Eric Satie, Nils Frahm and Dustin O’Halloran. Especially in their inconspicuous fragments Harnes Kretzer found the diversity of acoustic perception he was looking for. The art of Lo-Fi provided a solid ground for an immense variety of musical journals.
The warm and mellow sound of a very old piano tempted him to explore the possibilities of this acoustic instrument. He tought himself to master and control the richness of the sounds, replayed the sounds on old tape recorders and entangled them with field recordings, noisy children’s toys, drawling synthesizers and squeeking piano stools.

The audience perceives the process of acoustic development and becomes part of the evolution of the sound concept. This implementation is one of the most relevant features in the compositions of Hannes Kretzer.”


:::::: CEEYS ::::::

CEEYS are the multitalented instrumentalists and musicians Sebastian and Daniel Selke.

Combining a shared passion for music and an impressive resume working alongside fellow luminaries Ólafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick, they release their upcoming album HAUSMUSIK on Oct 9th 2020. Their 5th duo production again quickly amassed an organic following of listeners

and got acclaim from tastemakers like Mary Anne Hobbs and BBC Radio 6:

“It’s an extraordinary piece of music. It’s the work of two brothers, Sebastian on cello and Daniel on piano, and together
they play as CEEYS. This is a project which is written about the buildings that surrounded them in their childhood, 
growing up on the streets of East Berlin.“

They already started planning the 4th edition of their up and coming Q3Ambientfest – a music happening for contemporary music.


Delighted to share w/ you the Music Video of REUNION by Ana Monteiro.X so much to piano and coffee co.Ana Monteirosisters Brígida and Letícia Condutoliving and working in one of the most beautiful countries Portugal.

“Reunion’s music video marks the start of a healing process. The director, Ana Monteiro, chose the natural beauty of Loulé, to evoke a sense of calm, steadiness and meditation. The performance of sisters Brígida and Letícia Conduto brings forth questions and a sense of wonder. The water serves as a reflection for the search we are all going through: of a sense of normalcy, of home, of touch, of Nature and, most of all, of ourselves.

Ana Monteiro’s work can be seen at www.anamonteiroph.com // www.instagram.com/anamonteirophhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwLZRTald9M


Video: CEEYS – Reunion

CEEYS are a pair of brothers and neo-classical composers based in Potsdam, Germany whose new video Reunion explores the theme of duality.

By Graeme Smith

Pairs play a big part in Reunion. From the visuals that feature a pair of twin sisters, to the composition with two concurrent melodies, to the makeup of the act itself. CEEYS is made up of Sebastian and Daniel Selke, a cello and piano duo.

But outside the physical pairings, the track also explores Communist-era East Germany, one half of a country rendered into two for a large part of the 20th Century. It’s a lot to get over in less than five minutes but the composition and visuals keep things fresh and interesting. Above all, Reunion is a thing of beauty.

Check out the video below.

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CEEYS ”Reunion”: a vital driving element to the neoclassical genre

CEEYS is a German neoclassical duo, who have recently debuted on our blog with their single “Im Fenster”, and are not returning with another intricate neoclassical composition entitled “Reunion”.

There’s definitely something conceptual about the brothers’ approach to composing. Listening to their music feels a bit like watching a fine-tuned engine at work, or rather that engine being engineered, built and then put to use in front of your very eyes (or should we say ears?). Written for piano and strings, the composition is as nonchalant as it is elegant and brilliant, taking you through its dynamically rich course filled with originality and pure musical delight. What makes CEEYS stand out most is probably the immense amount of nerve loaded into each bar of their creation, which is then finely balanced with the aforementioned appreciation for elegance and universal beauty – making it all extremely digestible.

It would be unfair to compare CEEYS to anyone and quite frankly, their originality is a vital driving element of the neoclassical scene at large. Enjoy “Reunion” along with its crisp, equally conceptual music video:


Bug Lover: “A remix for the neo-classical duo CEEYS from Potsdam.Only the original stems have been used and no other sound sources have been added.”

  • Aug 25

Coming out of Germany, CEEYS is a duo of brothers making experimental, yet highly accessible music on piano and cello.

Rooted mostly in neoclassical and classical genres ”Im Fenster” is a living, tumbling organisms powered by the two instruments. Melodically minimalist, the composition rather thrives on momentum, dynamics and immense attention to detail. Like an eternal engine, it runs with intent and intensity. ”God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference” – it seems to say.

Musically inventive, picturesque and intelligent in a curiously subtle way:


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