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Ran Dosis: Healing Soul

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RanDosisRan Dosis is a German/American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and musician. Born  and raised in a multi-cultural and artistic family in Heidelberg/Germany, Ran Dosis discovered his passion for music at an early age. Taking piano, singing and percussion lessons in his childhood, he also over the years taught himself the guitar, bass, various synthesizers, talk box and music production. After years of creating demos, rehearsing and performing in Germany, Ran Dosis decided to move to New York City. He is currently working on his new album called Age Of Flamboyance

S2S: Born and raised in Heidelberg a rather small and conservative city in Germany you decided to move to New York, a pulsating metropolis in the United States. Why New York City? Were there other cities you were attracted to?

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My Berlin for your Brooklyn

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To me it has always felt like the two cities are
connected by a subway line.
Alexander Hacke, aka Dr. Hacke, Einstürzende Neubauten

An experienced home exchanger with six apartment swaps under my belt, I was in no position, in the winter of 2009-2010, to travel abroad. So, when someone from Berlin inquired about an apartment swap, I sent back a modest proposal.

I offered my apartment as the New York City-based accommodation for the inquiring Berliner and her partner while the designated traveler would be my friend Marion, a writer, web designer, and translator.

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Nachbarschafts Bass

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Screen shotHAPPY B-DAY NACHBARSCHAFTS BASS!
Get ready this Saturday for the birthday bash of 
Nachbarschafts Bass at st.GEORGE in Kreuzberg!

As a DJ collective they go by the name Bass Gang. Creating a gateway between Hip Hop, Ghetto Style and electronic influences, their main intention is to create a new sound, differing from the standard Hip Hop tunes. Their music perfectly matches the urban edge of Berlin.

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Abigail Dyer: A Soprano in Berlin

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Abigail Dyer 1Abigail Dyer, a dramatic soprano born in West Orange, New Jersey, is part of this year’s “30 Tage Kunst,” a cultural series in Berlin launched by the actor Hans Brückner in the year of 2009. This year it will be hosted by the orangelab located at Ernst-Reuter-Platz. Artists and people interested in art have the entire month of November to watch and enjoy a variety of different acts and performances. Stefanie Tendler of S2S met up with Abigail  Dyer to discuss her passion for Wagner, the city of Berlin and a fortunate meeting that had an influence on the development of her early career.

S2S: You trained as an actress in Adler Technique, as well as a singer in Berlin. Has there been a tight connection between you and this city ever since?

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The Trouble Notes get around

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The Trouble Notes1It all started one fateful summer night along the east river in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, when violinist Bennet “The English” Cerven was playing a loft party overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Fellow musician  B-Zy Brain spontaneously joined him in an impromptu jam session. They found their third member, drummer Olli/Oliver Maguire, on the road and became The Trouble Notes. After New York City, London, Dublin and Prague, The Trouble Notes’ whirlwind tour finally led them to the streets of Berlin. Stefanie Tendler struck up a conversation with Bennet Cerven and The Trouble Notes when she discovered the trio playing at Warschauer Strasse the other night.

S2S: What meaning does street music have in your life as a band?

The Trouble Notes: There is no better way to show people what you do than to stand on a corner (or under a bridge!), pop open a case and just play.
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Follow the Sounds of the Street

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IMG_9719 Music doesn’t lie!  If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. 
Jimi Hendrix  

The Street is one of the most exciting stages for musicians – here they can experiment and are allowed to go wild. However, not all musicians are comfortable encountering the immediate and authentic reactions of an accidental audience. There is no hiding from the reaction of passers-by. Yet, the amazing thing is exactly the fact that there are no boundaries. There are no limitations of time and space when it comes to street performances, as it is entirely up to the band to decide how long and where they feel like playing.

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