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[en] The Inaugural COMPASS festival of music and art opens proceedings with a dialogue between Beirut and Berlin in the realm of sonic and visual arts. Encompassing Music, Graphics, Photography, Installation, Film and Performance, we have invited a number of significant Beirut based multi-disciplinary artists to present their work and collaborate with like-minded colleagues from Berlin.

Mazen Kerbaj, Raed Yassin, Sharif Sehnaoui, Charbel Haber and Tony Elieh will present their groups The 'A' Trio, The Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegitarian Orchestra and Scrambled Eggs in conjunction with short films and a visual art workshop. as well as presenting new constellations in partnership with Berliners Axel Doerner, Michael Vorfeld, Hanna Hartman, Andrea Neumann, Olivier Di Placido, TRANSMIT, JD Zazie, Magda Mayas and Tony Buck.
The results promise to be exciting, engaging and inspiring.

[de] Die erste Ausgabe des COMPASS Festival Berlin präsentiert sich in diesem Jahr mit einem Dialog zwischen Berliner und Beiruter Künstlern im Bereich der audiovisuellen Künste.

Das Festival umfasst Konzerte, Graphik- und Photographie Ausstellungen, Filmpräsentationen und Performance. Wir haben eine Vielzahl von bedeutenden Beiruter multidisziplinären Künstlern eingeladen, ihre Arbeiten zu präsentieren und mit gleich gesinnten Berliner Künstlern zu kollaborieren

Mazen Kerbaj, Raed Yassin, Sharif Sehnaoui, Charbel Haber und Tony Elieh stellen ihre Bands das 'A' Trio, "The Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegitarian Orchestra" und "Scrambled Eggs" vor, zusätzlich findet ein Workshop für visuelle Künstler und eine Kurzfilm Präsentation statt.

Darüber hinaus gibt es Premieren neuer Konstellationen in Zusammenarbeit mit den Berliner Künstlern und Ensembles Axel Doerner, Michael Vorfeld, Hanna Hartman, Andrea Neumann, Olivier Di Placido, TRANSMIT, JD Zazie, Magda Mayas und Tony Buck.
Wir freuen uns auf ein spannendes, engagiertes und inspirierendes Festival.

Made possible through the kind support of Goethe Institut, Auswärtiges Amt and Bezirksamt Pankow FB Kunst und Kultur.

In this series: 

Compass Festival Day 1

29 Nov 2013 - 20:00
Raed Yassin

Doors 20:00, Beginn 21:00

  • Raed Yassin (double bass) , Hanna Hartman (sound art, performance)
  • Magda Mayas (piano) , Axel Dörner (trumpet), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet)
  • Andrea Neumann (inside piano piano/ mixing desk), Sharif Sehnaoui (guitar), Michael Vorfeld (percussion)

Compass Festival Workshop with Mazen Kerbaj

30 Nov 2013 - 12:00
Mazen Kerbaj

"improvisation and visual art – can the hand go faster than the brain?"

A workshop with Mazen Kerbaj, about creating “real time drawings”, a method where the drawing itself will reveal its subject to the artist during the process of creation.


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Compass Festival Day 2

30 Nov 2013 - 21:00
Charbel Haber & Tony Elieh

Doors: 20:00, Beginn: 21:00

  • Olivier di Placido (deconstructed e-guitar), Charbel Haber (e-guitar)
  • Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra with Sharif Sehnaoui (guitar), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Raed Yassin (bass), Charbel Haber (e-guitar), Tony Elieh (e-bass), Tony Buck (percussion)


Compass Festival Videos by Raed Yassin

1 Dec 2013 - 19:00
Still from 'New Film' by Raed Yassin

The New Film (2009) 12 minutes 
Disco (2010-2011) 5 minutes
The Immigration Forecast (2008) (5 episodes) total 7.5 min

Compass Festival Day 3

1 Dec 2013 - 21:00
Scrambled Eggs
  • A trio - Sharif Sehnaoui (guitar), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Raed Yassin (bass)
  • JD Zazie (turntables), Tony Elieh (e-bass)
  • Collaboration:
    Scrambled Eggs - Charbel Haber, Tony Elieh, Tony Buck
    Transmit  - Tony Buck, Magda Mayas, Brendan Dougherty, James Welburn


supported by: 

Goethe Institut / Auswärtiges Amt