Female to Empower
Concert and film weekend at silent green
08–10 August 2019
Female composers, DJs and producers are and have always been part of the musical present. However, in the great, male-dominated narratives of music history they are still hardly mentioned today. The concert and film series Female to Empower therefore wants to tell the barely heard small and big stories of music from an exclusively female perspective.
To this end, Female to Empower combines music documentaries with live concerts, not only to provide a historical-documentary retrospective, but also to take a contemporary look at the musical work of women in popular music.
The series immerses itself in the biographies and working environments of musical pioneers, who not only aim to be role models, but also to point out perspectives and strategies.
A project of silent green Film Feld Forschung gGmbh.
Supported by Musicboard Berlin GmbH.
Medienpartners: taz, askhelmut, filmlöwin, aviva, Missy Magazine
Thursday, August 8 2019
Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes Of Sigridur Nielsdottir
film start: 7:30 pm
Friday, August 9
Exhibition, Start: 7:30pm
A foray through the video archive of the label "Monika Enterprise" founded by Gudrun Gut, supplemented by music videos of some "Monika Werkstatt" artists*, with contributions by, among others, Gudrun Gut: Barbara Morgenstern, Cobra Killer, Contriva, Danielle de Picciotto, Greie Gut Fraktion, Islaja, Masha Qrella, Natalie Beridze, Pilocka Krach, Sonae.
"Monikas Werkstatt" live
concert start: 8:30 pm
"Monikas Werkstatt" is a female producer and artist collective from Berlin, founded by Gudrun Gut, with musicians from the label Monika Enterprise and Moabit Musik.
Monika Werkstatt makes music that is not pure weekend entertainment, but has a clear experimental approach, opens up and is also vulnerable in its freedom. At the same time the experienced artists inspire others and encourage them in their work - the best inspiration comes from the past life, also the past life of mistakes and experiments, which inevitably arise during improvisations. Monika Werkstatt wants to be more than music.
(with Gudrun Gut, Barbara Morgenstern & Pilocka Krach)