News about the 4th edition of the Festival that will take place in Berlin all through the year 2008. The information about the former editions that were held on 22-26 november 2006, 13-22 february 2007 and 1-29 august, 2007 are still to be found somewhere in the jungle of this blop.

Friday, November 17, 2006


When I got the idea to organise this festival, there was as ever the challenge to realise it as fast as possible. Thanks to the quick response of the performers this part was set fast enough. Then I thought to have it on various locations, with no other reason then the pleasure to see it happen in different parts of Berlin. If you follow intuition, there is no time for reflection. Only when stepping back from it, something becomes clear.

1. Without having the intention I had copied part of the set-up of the LeM-festival I had encountered in Barcelona in the year 2000: during a period of three months, concerts were given in different venues, thus giving me the possibility to explore different parts of Gracia.

2. Das kleine field recordings festival copies in a way the movements of the field recordist. He goes out to find new sounds, even if this voyage will take him to the other side of the globe. Visitors of this festival won't have to go that far, but they have to move to different neighbourhoods that all have their own special characteristics and their very own sounds.

2a. Each day the festival presents a different aspect, be it the individual approach, the finest moment( a short story in sound and word), the exchange of experiences and the possibility to listen to adventures in sonic wanderland, berlin soundscapes or sounds between nostalgia and the longing, with the intention to introduce field recordings and the recordists in a kaleidoscopical way.

3. The recordists are all part of a big network. This offers the possibility to have an on-line version of the festival as well. The computer will become a kind of bar. Instead of a coffee-to-go, you can find a festival-to-go. Each day of the festival there will be a different choice. At least this is what I hope, because I depend on the co-operation of recordists at the other side of this computer.
Once the mp3-s are on line, festival life becomes simple: Plug in, download, leave the bar (or not) and enjoy wherever you are, whatever you do.


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