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 takes place every year in april at Fabrik Potsdam since 2017, in partnership with Dutch music initiative Fluister, piano & coffee co., Traurig und Untanzbar, Klavins Piano Manufaktúra Kft., SOMA Laboratory, 30CC and Brudenell Piano Sessions. 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.
Q3A hosted 53 artists from 17 different countries, and takes place at Fabrik Potsdam, near the world-famous film town Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.
Midori Hirano (JP), Martyn Heyne (DE), John Metcalfe (US), Stefano Guzzetti (IT), Anne Müller (DE), Sophie Hutchings (AU) Ed Carlsen (IT), Illuminine (BE), Marina Baranova (UA), Takeshi Nishimoto (JP), Carlos Cipa (DE), Kinbrae (UK), Shinya Sugimoto (JP), Jeremy Young (US), Christoph Berg (DE), Andrea Belfi (IT), Lisa Morgenstern (DE), Enzo Caterino (IT), Paddy Mulcahy (IR), Marco Caricola (IT), Kelly Wyse (US), Hania Rani (PL), Jakob Lindhagen & Vargkvint (SE), Masayoshi Fujita (JP), Diane Barbé (FR), Oriel Quartett (UK), Clemens Christian Pötzsch (DE), AVA (UK), LAVALU (NE), Simon Goff (UK), Aidan Baker (CA), F.S. Blumm (DE), Marc Marcovic (DE), SOMA (RU), Snowdrops (FRA), Poppy Ackroyd (UK), Chikiss (BR), Pianofield (UK), Sergio Díaz De Rojas (PE), Simeon Walker (UK), Tobias Lichtmann (DE), Dirk Markham (DE), Oliver Hölcke (DE), Amanda Bloom (AU), Christopher Sky (US), Chantal Acda (NL), Resina (PL), Lau Nau (FI), Rauelsson (ES), Constant Presence / Peter Broderick, Daniel O’ Sullivan (US), Marie Awadis (AR), Sleepland / Kengo Yonemura (JP), Ell Kendall (UK), Vaghy (HU), Mara Simpson (UK), Chizu Kimura (JP), Hoshiko Yamane (JP), Khyaam Haque (US),
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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.
Enzo Caterino (IT), Kelly Wyse (US), Lisa Morgenstern (DE), Garreth Broke (UK), Hania Rani (PL), Joanna Gemma Auguri (DE), Marc Marcovic (DE), F.S. Blumm (DE), Jakob Lindhagen & Vargkvint (SE), Sleepland (JP), Ed Carlsen (IT), Kat Galie (PL), Grey Paris Solo (DE), Iván Muela (ES), Anne Müller (DE), Marta Cascales Alimbau (ES), Simon Goff (UK), Maike Zazie (DE), Simeon Walker (UK), Aidan Baker (CA), Marie Awadis (AR), Tim Linghaus (DE), Johannes Malfatti (DE), Midori Hirano (JP), Theo Alexander (UK), Hoshiko Yamane (JP), Kinbrae (UK), Manos Milonakis (GR), Eric Maltz (US), Harnes Kretzer (DE)
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Starting in January 2018, Filmmuseum Potsdam presents FLIMMERKONZERTE, dedicated to all open-minded film and music lovers.
The boutique series of film live concerts is carefully curated and organized by the brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, also known as the award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS, founders of Q3Ambientfest.
Kelly Wyse (US), Simon Goff (UK), Midori Hirano (JP), Marie Awadis (AR), Clemens Christian Pötzsch (DE), Hoshiko Yamane (JP)
& CEEYS (DE)
When the year is coming to its end we are surrounded by that typical NOVEMBERSTIMMUNG, it is time for a musical encounter of the experimental and the classical, between avantgarde, ambient and pop. This infamous night – carefully curated by brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, the founders of Q3Ambientfest in Potsdam also known as the renowned cello-piano duo CEEYS – invites open-minded music lovers to meet a handpicked selection of established and aspiring contemporary musicians and composers.
What is more, the event aims to establish a special bond between artists, audience and the fading year. The 11th month of year is one filled with melancholy, one in which personal experiences meet historical events – and so the encounter opens up space for everyone involved to find inspiration, dwell in the here and now, evaluate and appreciate and partake in a delicate sound experience against the backdrop of a colorful concert night.
Cedric Vermue (NL), Stereocilia (UK)
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