• Q 3 A M B I E N T F E S T

    an annual
    boutique music festival
    at Fabrik Potsdam

Q 3 A M B I E N T F E S T • O N L I N E • 2 0 2 1

FRIDAY 9 APRIL 2021

SERGIO DÍAZ DE ROJAS
LAU NAU
DAVID ALLRED
HEINALI

SATURDAY 10 APRIL 2021

GRAND RIVER
RESINA
LAURE BOER
BRUEDER SELKE
BRUEDER SELKE x LAURE BOER

SUNDAY 11 APRIL 2021

ELL KENDALL
MARA SIMPSON
MELODILALIA
VAGHY

EDITION 2020

MARIE AWADIS
ANNE MÜLLER
GRAND RIVER
HOSHIKO YAMANE
CEEYS – Brueder Selke
DIANE BARBÉ

EDITION 2019

ORIEL QUARTETT
CLEMENS C. PÖTZCH
AVA
LAVALU
SIMON GOFF
AIDAN BAKER
F.S. BLUMM & MARC MARCOVIC
SOMA
SNOWDROPS
POPPY ACKROYD
CEEYS
KINBRAE
CHIKISS
PIANOFIELD
SERGIO DÍAZ DE ROJAS
JAKOB LINDHAGEN & VARGKVINT
SIMEON WALKER
DIANE BARBÉ
TOBIAS LICHTMANN

EDITION 2018

MARINA BARANOVA
ED CARLSEN
ILLUMININE
TAKESHI NISHIMOTO
CARLOS CIPA
TOBIAS LICHTMANN
KINBRAE
CHRISTOPH BERG
LISA MORGENSTERN
ANDREA BELFI
CEEYS
DIRK MARKHAM
PADDY MULCAHY
ENZO CATERINO
MARCO CARICOLA
KELLY WYSE
HANIA RANI
JAKOB LINDHAGEN & VARGKVINT
MASAYOSHI FUJITA
DIANE BARBÉ

OLIVER HÖLCKE

EDITION 2017

DANIEL POPOV
ANNE MÜLLER
STEFANO GUZZETTI
KINBRAE
JOHN METCALFE
MARTYN HEYNE
SOPHIE HUTCHINGS
MIDORI HIRANO
JEREMY YOUNG & SHINYA SUGIMOTO
CEEYS

A B O U T

A boutique music festival, Q3Ambientfest blends established and emerging artists from diverse genres and origins.

The handpicked roster of talent, carefully curated by Brueder Selke, East Berlin-born brothers, now Potsdam-based poly-instrumental composers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, also known as award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS, invites open-minded music lovers to discover today’s contemporary spectrum.

From the avant-garde to pop, Q3A holds a mirror to the eclectic architecture of Potsdam, from neo-classical palaces to prefabricated “Plattenbauten” (panelhouses). These Communist-era buildings gave Q3A its name, which is the abbreviation for “Querwandbau” (cross-wall construction).

Since 2017, Q3A partners with the fabrik Potsdam, a beautiful venue on the riverside for dance and movement art at the Schiffbauergasse, an art and cultural quarter in Potsdam and collaborates with independent music initiatives, custom instrument makers and alternative concert formats like Piano Day, Fluister, piano & coffee co., Traurig und Untanzbar, Klavins Piano Manufaktúra Kft., SOMA Laboratory, 30CC, Schh. Series and Brudenell Piano Sessions

While Q3A is part of Keychange, an international campaign which is run by PRS Foundation and supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the remarkably musical happening is funded by Brandenburg’s state capital Potsdam.

Since its launch in 2017, Q3Ambientfest has hosted 72 artists from 23 different countries and takes place near the world-famous film town Babelsberg, less than an hour away from Berlin.

View the picture galleries and trailers for previous editions: 2019, 2018, 2017.

From avant-garde to pop, Q3A is a mirror to the eclectic architecture of Potsdam, from neo-classical palaces to prefabricated ‘Plattenbauten’ (slab buildings). These Communist-era buildings gave its name to Q3A, which is an abbreviation for ‘Querwandbau‘ (cross-wall construction). Q3A seeks to explore the cultural and musical impact of East German heritage, a theme which has been fundamental to the creative concept behind CEEYS’ album and photography project Waende.

The photographs featured on this website were taken by Diane Barbé, exploring the visual and cultural influence of East German architecture. Images feature the unique superimpositions of neoclassical and socialist architecture in Potsdam, and hint as well to its international dimension with photographs taken on Zanzibar island, off the coast of Tanzania, where DDR teams of engineers were sent in the 1960s to experiment building ‘Plattenbauten’ in tropical contexts.

Curation and programmation by

Daniel & Sebastian Selke