FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2018
Doors 18:30 – Concerts 19:00-22:00
Tobias Lichtmann (DJ)
SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2018
Doors 18:30 • Concerts 19:00-22:00
Dirk Markham (DJ)
SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018
Jakob Lindhagen & Vargkvint
Oliver Hölcke (DJ)
From avant-garde to pop, Q3A is a mirror to the eclectic architecture of Potsdam, from neo-classical palaces to prefabricated “Plattenbauten” (panelhouses). These Communist-era buildings gave its name to Q3A, which is an abbreviation for “Querwandbau” (cross-wall construction).
The photographs featured on this website were taken by Diane Barbé, exploring the architectural influence of East Germany in Zanzibar island, off the coast of Tanzania. It is a reflection on the cultural and musical impact of these methods of construction, a theme explored throughout the Q3A project and that has been fundamental to the creative concept behind CEEYS’ album and photography project Concrete Fields.
Q3AMBIENTFEST is a three-day happening for neoclassical and experimental music, featuring artists from diverse genres, origins and popularity. The handpicked festival invites open-minded music lovers to discover today’s contemporary composers and performers, carefully curated by Potsdam-based award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS.
With a first edition in 2017 and a second round in 2018, Q3A has hosted 29 artists from 15 different countries, and takes place at Fabrik Potsdam, near the world-famous film town Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.
Q3A is organised at Fabrik Potsdam from 12-14 April 2019 in partnership with Dutch music initiative Fluister. It also joins Piano Day, an annual worldwide event and platform for piano related projects founded by a group of likeminded people around pianist and composer Nils Frahm, that takes place on the 88th day of the year because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.