Music Is A Great Way To Connect With Our Past: David Monnin

“I think it all depends on what you want to express through your art,” says Berlin-based French DJ and producer David Monnin as he explains why the identity of a being has both creative and an anti-creative influence in the process of making art. “You can’t ever completely dissolve your identity. Most of us have grown up within a social and cultural universe that we can’t really escape. Even if you manage to dissolve it for a short moment, it will always come back and leave a mark on your work.”

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NEWS - 23. March 2018   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - SHE'S DRUNK Project - Border Movement Residency

Reflections: BMR Berlin #6 With FILM

Image: still from a video by Pablo Lauf

The sixth Berlin based Border Movement residency saw New Delhi based producer and DJ Sanil Sudan aka FILM get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin…

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NEWS - 22. February 2018   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - FILM Project - Border Movement Residency

Adventures in Tehran: A Conversation With Dan Bodan

Image credit: Dan Bodan

“I was supposed to stay longer, but I was told by the German Embassy before I went to extend my visa that I shouldn’t bother because they’d spoken to “someone who would know” and they almost definitely weren’t going to extend my stay.”

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NEWS - 15. February 2018   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Dan Bodan Project - Border Movement Residency

Reflections: BMR Berlin #5 With Sandunes

The fifth Berlin based Border Movement residency saw Mumbai based producer and artist Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin…

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NEWS - 07. February 2018   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Sandunes Project - Border Movement Residency

Reflections: BMR Berlin #4 With Alien Panda Jury

In 2016 we launched a new residency initiative called BMR to create meaningful and relevant opportunities for music makers from South Asia and Germany. Over the course of 2016 and 2017  BMR invited 6 South Asian artists to Berlin for 2 months and have hosted 3 Berlin based artists in South Asian cities.

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NEWS - 02. February 2018   ARTIST - Alien Panda Jury Project - Border Movement Residency

Call For Applications: Border Movement Residency South Asia 2018

Image Credit: Andreas Spechtl

BMR is a program in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Wild City, Ableton and Musicboard Berlin offering unique tailor made residencies for South Asian and Berlin based artists. In 2017 BMR: Berlin sent Alien Panda Jury, FILM and Sandunes to Berlin while BMR: South Asia hosted residencies for 2 Berlin based artists in Tehran and Nepal/Sri Lanka/India.

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NEWS - 30. January 2018   CITY - Berlin

Andreas Spechtl: The Outsider Looking In

Image credit: Jenny Schäfer

‘Thinking About Tomorrow, And How To Build It’ is the story of the outsider. Forming the heart of this new release, by Andreas Spechtl, is Tehran. Spechtl places the city at the centre of the 10-song record, exploring questions of fear and uncertainty, of a new tomorrow. “In all places, at all times,” he sings, “the future will collide.”

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NEWS - 24. December 2017  

She’s Drunk & The Art Of The Accident

She's-Drunk-Press-Shot-2017Image courtesy of the artist

David Monnin talks slowly, deliberately, almost in a drawl. Like he’s carefully choosing the exact words he’s looking for from a compendium of letters. It could also, perhaps, be a result of him getting a grand total of four hours of sleep in the last two days.

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NEWS - 10. November 2017   CITY - Berlin Project - Border Movement Residency

Alien Panda Jury: “It’s very interesting to experience another culture and see the beauty for what it is.”

balienpandajury_by_pablo_lauf_6Image credit: Pablo Lauf

“I’m sorry; I find it tough to articulate my words sometimes,” said Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey, as I asked him to recall in absolute detail the summer he spent in Germany earlier in 2017 as part of Border Movement Residency (created in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Wild City, Ableton and Musicboard Berlin).

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NEWS - 07. September 2017   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Alien Panda Jury Project - Border Movement Residency

Announcing: Winners Of BMR South Asia 2017

IMG_20170610_164554551Image credit: Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey

A two way exchange, the Border Movement Residency (BMR) program creates unique opportunities for South Asian producers to engage with the music community in Berlin (BMR Berlin); while also offering Berlin based artists a platform to interact with musicians in South Asia (BMR South Asia).

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NEWS - 15. June 2017   CITY - Berlin Project - Border Movement Residency


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