a2n 2013/14

(CC-BY Melissa Perales)

In 2013, all2gethernow started looking for ways to make the workshops and activities for artists and musicians, that formed the various one-off a2n Werkstatt events in the previous years, into a permanent offering and programme. In collaboration with colleagues of the noisy Musicworld and the Berlin Clubcommission, all2gethernow drafted a concept for a long term project to offer support to musicians concerning their professional development. We were happy to succeed in obtaining funding from the EU and the city of Berlin, and to found Music Pool Berlin at the end of 2013.

Panel at Berlin Music Week 2013, with Sonja Eismann, Sinead Meaney, Johanna Brewer, Jenni Ramme, Steinunn Arnardottir, Susanne Kirchmayr

In parallel to planning and starting operations of Music Pool Berlin, all2gethernow worked on the curation of the Berlin Music Week conference, taking place in September 2013 and 2014. The conference installed several stages running in parallel in the vast halls of Postbahnhof, using silent disco headphones to ensure concentrated listening and conversations. For Berlin Music Week conferences, all2gethernow took on the role of a consultant and service provider, in collaboration with newthinking communications. The overall event was commissioned by the city of Berlin, and framed by many different interests. Check out some of the conversations in the conference videos.

Conversation on music journalism, with John Doran, Alexandra Droener, Henning Lahmann, Ruth Saxelby, Francine Gorman, Melissa Taylor
Audience at one of the many stages within Postbahnhof at the Berlin Music Week conference 2013

In 2014, all2gethernow continued working on the curation of the Berlin Music Week conference 2014. Contributions to the conference programme ranged from inviting Paul Lamere of the Echonest/Spotify to talk about streaming data analysis, the journalist Adam Harper for a presentation about hi-tech music cultures, or a organizing a conversation about digital African music markets, among others with Phiona Okumu and Jenny F. Mbaye. A start up corner looked into the recent music technology developments. Many conference videos are still available to watch.