Circle 1, Platform for Art and Culture, Berlin Kreuzberg

After a trial run in Barbara Klinker’s gallery K, the series saw the light of day in 2015 at the Israeli platform for contemporary art Circle 1 in Berlin Kreuzberg. In this first phase, which includes a total of 7 concerts, musicians played in connection with the fragrances and the works of art on display.

Agios Lavrentios, Pilios, Greece

Incense of Music loves to travel and likes to burn incense away from home. In Agios Lavrentios, a beautiful place on the mountains of Pelion with a view oi the sea, we shared the stage at concert number 8 with Katerina Fotinaki, Hayden Chisholm and Thimios Atzakas as part of a two-week music festival of superlatives.

Roter Salon in der Volksbuehne, Berlin Mitte

From December 2016 to June 2017, the series, enriched by co-curator Dominik Breider and thanks to Marc Weiser, made eight guest appearances in the Rote Salon of the Volksbuehne.

St. Elisabethkirche, Berlin Mitte

At Zeig Dich!, the evangelical church convention, Incense of Music celebrated its first festival. On three following days, from May 25th to 27th, 2017, we performed with eleven musicians in St. Elisabeth’s Church in Mitte.

Jazz Club “Mihailo Misa Blam”, Kralja Petra, Belgrade, Serbia

We celebrated the second away game on June 29, 2017 in Belgrade at the Dorcol Festival. Thimios Atzakas played, White Sage was burnt.

Biergarten Jockel, Berlin Kreuzberg

A single concert took place in the above-mentioned place on the Landwehr Canal. Evi Filippou and People of the Wind were the protagonists on the evening of October 3, 2017.

Salon Dreiklang, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

7 concerts took place in Natascha Osterkorn’s wonderful Salon Dreiklang. A wide variety of instruments were used: recorder, piano, viola da gamba, lute and gongs, among others.

Vinogradov Galerie, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

On January 13, 2018, Incense of Music 23 started a collaboration with the artist collective Butterbrot and the horn player Arkady Shilkloper. Title of the evening: The Forest of Symbols, with smoke-shaped silver fir.

ausland, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Gebhard Ullmann, Chris Dahlgren and Mazterfly were the band leaders of the three concerts that took place abroad between October 2018 and June 2019 at ausland in Lychenerstrasse.

LouLou – Begegnungsort für alte und neue Nachbar*innen, Berlin Moabit

Yasamin Shahhosseini and Sebastian Flaig played concert no.29 on October 16, 2018 in LouLou, a meeting place in Moabit. Languages: Arabic, Farsi, Dari, English and German.

Panda Theater, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

The first two concerts (of 15 so far!) at Pandatheater were a wonderful debut in an almost perfect place for us. Among other things, they illustrate the eclecticism of the series. Within two days in March 2019, two completely different artists performed: Oscar Bohórquez, who played all of J.S. Bach violin sonatas, and Manlio Maresca, who went much louder and more improvisational with his Manual for Errors.

And that was just the beginning.

Studio Rainer Spehl, Berlin Mitte

Biliana Voutchkova and Michael Zerang were the musicians for the guest appearance on December 10, 2019 in the studio of designer, furniture maker and interior architect Rainer Spehl. The concert took place in the wood store, between raw materials and finished one-offs.