20 October, 2017

Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam

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DocuDoka x ADE: If I Think of Germany at Night + Kauw Live!


On Friday October 20th, DocuDoka organizes a special ADE film event in club Doka with the screening of ‘If I Think of Germany at Night’ (2017, ‘Denk Ich an Deutschland in der Nacht’), a new documentary by director Romuald Karmakar’s about the lives of five pioneers in the electronic music scene, and a live performance by house music band KAUW. After the screening and performance, DJ Anel will take over the stage for a regular Doka club night until 6:00 in the morning!

Program DocuDoka x ADE: If I Think of Germany at Night + Kauw Live!
21.00 Doors open
21.30 Film screening of ‘If I Think of Germany at Night’ (2017, 105 min, ‘Denk Ich an Deutschland in der Nacht’)
23.15 Break
23.30 Live performance by house music band KAUW
00:30 Regular Doka night with Anel Sarhatlić (until 6:00 in the morning!)

Film & KAUW ticket (21.00): €10 /// KAUW only ticket (23.30): €5,00
Ticket link: http://bit.ly/docudoka-ade-special

After his three earlier documentaries about techno music, including the celebrated Villalobos (2009), Romuald Karmakar’s new documentary ‘If I Think of Germany at Night’ takes a look at five pioneers of electronic music for whom work is their raison d’etre: AtaRoman FlügelSonja Moonear,David Moufang and Ricardo Villalobos. The film commences with a still life of electronic equipment in which we find ourselves looking for several minutes at a wide shot of cables, consoles, amplifiers, keyboards and ‘controllers’ asRicardo Villalobos – who was thus already the subject of Karmakar’s 2009 film – will later call the flashing switchboards in the background. In between eloquent thoughts from the musicians in interviews, quiet observations of them at work at their DJ home, and images of sweating masses at raves, a selective image gradually and very quietly emerges of a music scene in transition. Ata describes the current music scene as a vast, densely woven carpet, the end of which is out of sight. It is a scene which, since the 1990s has differentiated and evolved into something far more complex and hard to grasp. Karmakar does not attempt to provide a seamless historical survey, rather he allows his images and his protagonists to speak for themselves.

MUSIC: KAUW LIVE! (23:30 hrs)
KAUW started off as a psychedelic funkrock band in 2014, but throughout the years they evolved into a unique house music band. KAUW always incorporates a lot of improvisation and jams into tracks that have a repertoire, especially when playing live. They already played at Wicked Jazz Sounds FestivalInto the Woods Festival and last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, and as support act of Jungle By Night. With influences drawn from all over the musical spectrum and beats that go round the clock, KAUW is ready to groove up DocuDoka immediately after the screening of If I Think of Germany at Night!

Film & KAUW ticket: €10 /// KAUW only ticket €5,00
Ticket link: http://bit.ly/docudoka-ade-special