Filmed by Katharina Tress, Potsdam
Directed by Daniel Selke
Original music written and performed by CEEYS, Sebastian & Daniel Selke
Rework written and performed by Machinefabriek
A Boutique Music Festival Q3AMBIENTFEST Edition 2018 · Apr 13–15 Fabrik Potsdam
Q3AMBIENTFEST is a three-day happening for neoclassical and experimental music, featuring established and emerging artists from diverse genres and origins. The handpicked roster of talent for this year’s festival, founded and carefully curated by brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, the award-winning Potsdam-based cello-piano duo CEEYS, invites open-minded music lovers to discover today’s contemporary composers and performers. From avant-garde to pop, Q3A holds a mirror to the eclectic architecture of Potsdam, from neo-classical palaces to prefabricated “Plattenbauten” (panelhouses). These Communist-era buildings gave Q3A its name, which is an abbreviation for “Querwandbau” (cross-wall construction). Q3A will take place at Fabrik Potsdam from 13-15 April 2018, in partnership with Dutch music initiative Fluister and Berlin-based house concert series Modellbahn Music. It also joins Piano Day, an annual worldwide event and platform for piano related projects founded by a group of likeminded people around pianist and composer Nils Frahm, that takes place on the 88th day of the year because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.
Launched in 2017, Q3A hosted twelve artists from eight different countries, and takes place at Fabrik Potsdam, near the world-famous film town Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.