Q 3 A M B I E N T F E S T

a boutique music festival
13, 14 & 15 April 2018
Fabrik Potsdam



Tobias Lichtmann (DJ)

Marina Baranova

Ed Carlsen


Takeshi Nishimoto

Carlos Cipa


Dirk Markham (DJ)


Christoph Berg

Lisa Morgenstern

Andrea Belfi



Oliver Hölcke (DJ)

Paddy Mulcahy

Enzo Caterino

Marco Caricola

Kelly Wyse

Hania Rani

Jakob Lindhagen & Vargkvint

Masayoshi Fujita

Diane Barbé

From avant-garde to pop, Q3A is a mirror to the eclectic architecture of Potsdam, from neo-classical palaces to prefabricated “Plattenbauen” (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 cello-piano duo CEEYS. Q3A is organised at Fabrik Potsdam from 13-15 April 2018, in partnership with Dutch music initiative Fluister and Berlin-based concert series Modellbahn Music.

Launched in 2017, Q3A hosted twelve artists from eight different countries, and takes place at Fabrik Potsdam, near the world-famous film town Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.

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