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Music beyond the Pierre Boulez Saal

© Tobias Schult

The "thinking ear" is always curious. This is why the Pierre Boulez Saal is a hall opened to the world of chamber music. We are genuinely interested in the programs of other venues or festivals in Berlin and beyond. In this section we will feature performances, events or initiatives that we consider interesting. 

100 Years of Beat at the HKW

When the first drum set came on the market in Chicago in 1918, the snare, hi-hat and bass drum triggered a revolution in urban music. 100 Years of Beat presents style-defining drummers such as Terri Lyne Carrington and Tony Allen (image), tells the story of the drum set in lectures by, among others, Karl Bartos and Freddi Williams Evans and, in performances by Jlin, Theo Parrish and many others, explores the relationship between played and programmed beats.

100 Years of Beat
April 26-29, 2018
Venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
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Tony Allen | © Bernard Benant