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Louis Rastig

Louis Rastig

Louis Rastig, born in 1987, is a Berlin-based musician and festival curator. He composed the soundtrack for the ZDF/Arte-production "Vaterlandsverräter" which has been premiered at the "Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlinale" in 2011. As artistic director, he organizes the international avant-garde jazz festival "A L'ARME!" in Berlin since 2012. On piano, drums and analogue synthesizers, he works in the fields of improvised music, contemporary composition, drone metal and noise rock. As a guest-curator, Rastig is going to arrange the program for the concert series "night sessions @ moers festival 2016". He has worked with international improvisers such as Paal Nilssen-Love, Johannes Bauer, Mette Rasmussen, Silke Eberhard, Michael Zerang, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, Els Vandeweyer, Vincent von Schlippenbach plus many more.

Rastig / Zerang / Rupp / Thomas / Bauer

29 May 2010 - 21:00
Johannes Bauer, Michael Zerang, Louis Rastig, Olaf Rupp, Clayton Thomas

Der Berliner Free Jazz-Pianist Louis Rastig lädt ein zum Improvisationstreffen. Seine Gäste sind konstante Größen der Szene: der Posaunist Johannes Bauer (D), der Kontrabassist Clayton Thomas (AUS), der Schlagzeuger

Miracles - Flüchtige Momente der schönen Musik

9 May 2014 - 20:00
9 May 2014 - 21:50

ausland proudly presents: Miracles - Flüchtige Momente der schönen Musik
Experimentell, unabhängig und anspruchsvoll wie üblich: Ein Smooth Jazz Abend im Rahmen des Festivals "Doofe Musik" im Haus der Kulturen der Welt mit The Understated Brown und Liz Allbee, Johnny Chang, Axel Dörner, Sabine Ercklentz, Hannes Lingens, Andrea Neumann und Derek Shirley als Super Group. Im Aufzug: Tracking Back The Backing Track - Klanginstallation

Mesnaoui + Rastig /J. Bauer/ DJ Illvibe/ Lovens

31 Jan 2016 - 20:30

Amine Mesnaoui – piano

Paul Lovens – drums, percussion; Johannes Bauer – trombone; Louis Rastig – piano; DJ Illvibe – turntables