SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
A L’ARME! FESTIVAL, Radialsystem V, until 10 August
After a successful first year, the A L’ARME FESTIVAL returns to the Spree-side Radialsystem V with a cutting-edge program spanning the course of three days and featuring avant-garde jazz from around the world.
Of particular significance will be the discussion and comparison of composition and improvisation, and how the two create an interplay of structure and chaos that is a critical component of jazz music.
And with a lineup featuring pairings like Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore with Swedish baritone saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, and showcasing both conventional sounds and more off-the-wall approaches, A L’ARME is guaranteed to stir up reactions as volatile as its name might suggest. Natalye Childress
Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33 10243 Berlin; 030 28 87 88 50; S: Ostbahnhof; admission: day tickets – €25 (in advance), €32 (on the door) / festival tickets — €70 (in advance), €80 (on the door).