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From Piano Day: Brueder Selke – Q3Ambientfest
April 9 @ 7:00 pm - April 11 @ 9:00 pmFree
A boutique music festival Q3Ambientfest blends established and emerging artists from diverse genres and origins.
The handpicked roster of talent, carefully curated by Brueder Selke, East Berlin-born brothers, now Potsdam-based poly-instrumental composers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, also known as award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS, invites open-minded music lovers to discover today’s contemporary spectrum.
From the avant-garde to pop, Q3A holds a mirror to the eclectic architecture of Potsdam, from neo-classical palaces to prefabricated “Plattenbauten” (panel houses). These Communist-era buildings gave Q3A its name, which is the abbreviation for “Querwandbau” (cross-wall construction).
Since 2017, Q3A partners with the fabrik, a beautiful venue on the riverside for dance and movement art at the Schiffbauergasse, an art and cultural quarter in Potsdam and collaborates with independent music initiatives, custom instrument makers and alternative concert formats like Piano Day, Fluister , 30CC, Piano & Coffee Co., Sad and Untanzbar, Klavins Piano Manufaktúra, SOMA Laboratory, Schh. Series and Brudenell Piano Sessions.
While Q3A is part of Keychange, an international campaign which is run by PRS Foundation and supported
by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, the remarkably musical happening is funded by Brandenburg’s state capital Potsdam.
Since its launch in 2017, Q3Ambientfest has hosted 72 artists from 23 different countries and takes place near the world-famous film town Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.
The exquisite music festival Q3Ambientfest introduces established and emerging artists of various genres and origins.
Carefully curated by the Selke brothers, the East Berlin-born brothers, now living in Potsdam, the poly-instrumental composers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, also known as the award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS, the open-minded music lover is invited to get to know the contemporary spectrum.
The festival also aims to create a special interface between music from avant-garde to pop and Potsdam’s diverse historical architecture, from neoclassical castles to GDR prefabricated buildings. The name Q3A is the abbreviation for the so-called “transverse wall construction” from GDR times.
The Q3Ambientfest takes place in partnership with the fabrik, a tranquil theater on the riverside, with a center for dance and movement art on the grounds of Potsdam’s art and culture district, Schiffbauergasse. It cooperates with independent music initiatives, bespoke instrument makers and alternative concert formats such as Piano Day, Fluister, 30CC, Piano & Coffee Co., Sad and Untanzbar, Klavins Piano Manufaktúra, SOMA Laboratory, Schh. Series and Brudenell Piano Sessions.
While the Q3A is part of Keychange, an international campaign by the PRS Foundation supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program, it gets this
remarkable musical event funding from Brandenburg’s state capital Potsdam.
Since its premiere in 2017, 72 artists from 23 different countries have been guests at the Q3Ambientfest in Potsdam. It takes place near the world-famous film city Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.
Sergio Díaz de Rojas (PE) | Lau Nau (FI) | David Allred (UK) | Heinali (WP) | Grand River (NL / IT) | Resina (PL) | Laure Boer (FR) | Brothers Selke (DE) | Ell Kendall (UK) | Mara Simpson (UK) | Melodilalia (PL) | Vaghy (HU)