// Guest Sessions,// Music

Hear it?: A Moodmusic documentary

22 Aug , 2016  

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There’s no shortage of content that reports on the rise of musical groups or individual performers. But what about the organisations that support them along the way? In response, we created a mini-documentary series called ‘Hear It?’ where we will focus on a few record labels in Berlin. Each one has had significant impacts on the electronic music scene and experienced huge growth within the past decade. Our second episode features Moodmusic.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Music

In the Dark: Sound Perceptions

18 Aug , 2016  

Sound Perceptions

dBs Music Student Caleb organised a well-received sound installation called In the Dark: Sound Perceptions. Recording hall 2 at the Funkhaus provided the perfect venue for this experiment in sound perception which had its audience captivated by 4 sound pieces in complete darkness for a full hour.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Sebastian Plano

8 Aug , 2016  

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Time for round 5! This edition of live performance being recorded and filmed by dBs Berlin students and staff, features Sebastian Plano. He came in to the Funkhaus and gave us quite a show.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Film,// Music

LiiLt and dBs Berlin partnership

5 Aug , 2016  

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We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Liilt, the global careers, education and professional network for electronic music.

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// Education,// Film

No ‘school’ in our new Filmmaking Diploma

3 Aug , 2016  

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Anyone who’s ever been interested in making films has at some point run into the age-old dilemma: to film school, or not to film school? Here is our film tutor Mal, designer of our new 2016 Filmmaking Diploma, explaining why we took ‘school’ out of the programme to give you the best of all possible worlds. 

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// Education,// Music

Live choir recording

29 Jul , 2016   Gallery

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Our Tutor Florian organised two sessions for the students in our Music Production and Sound Engineering Degree to capture a live choir recording.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Subheim

22 Jul , 2016  

Subheim

We continue our series of live performances from the Funkhaus with this fourth edition. These private concerts were recorded and shot by dBs Berlin students and staff in the stunning Saal 1. For this round: one video with three tracks. Please enjoy Subheim.

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// Inside dBs Berlin,// Music

Why dBs Music Berlin?

19 Jul , 2016  

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That’s a very good question. If you are thinking of coming to study with us, you should definitely be exploring it.

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// Film,// Inside dBs Berlin

Inside dBs Berlin: Mike

13 Jul , 2016  

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Some students arrive knowing exactly what they want to do, but we know that the real learning happens in the suprises. Mike’s experience working with his fellow students on the many projects built into our Film & Screen Production Diploma showed him just how important teamwork is.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Education,// Music

Hear it? A Kling Klong Documentary

8 Jul , 2016  

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There’s no shortage of content that reports on the rise of musical groups or individual performers. But what about the organisations that support them along the way? In response, we created a mini-documentary series called ‘Hear It?’ where we will focus on a few record labels in Berlin. Each one has had significant impacts on the electronic music scene and experienced huge growth within the past decade. Our second episode features Kling Klong Records.

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// dBs Dialogues,// Education,// Guest Sessions,// Music

Getting creative with Electric Indigo & Emika

6 Jul , 2016  

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We knew that the last event for our dBs Dialogues 2016 series had to be big enough to match the importance of our topic. If you forgot the topic was ‘why aren’t more women studying music production?’ Interestingly enough however, when we were hearing the captivating stories of our final guests Electric Indigo and Emika, the word women slipped into the background of our focus. Instead we just listened to the journeys of two different people towards success.

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// Film,// Inside dBs Berlin

Inside dBs Berlin: Silvia

4 Jul , 2016  

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Silvia’s love for cinema first revealed itself while she was working in a video rental shop in her home town in Italy. Her experience in our Film & Screen Production Diploma was one of finding her voice by being exposed to a broad range of styles, opinions, methods and interests.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

dBs Live at the Funkhaus: Soft as Snow

26 Jun , 2016  

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Our third part to a series of live performances that took place at the Funkhaus. These were recorded and shot by dBs Berlin students and staff in the stunning Saal 1. We leave you this time with some incredible videos which feature Soft as Snow.

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// Film,// Inside dBs Berlin

We dare you at dBs Film Berlin

18 Jun , 2016  

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The students at dBs Film have been inspiringly creative in the face of some unconventional challenges we have been giving them. Here is a little taste of some of the work they’ve finished this year.

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// Education,// Guest Sessions,// Lectures,// Music

Gordon Raphael: strokes of luck

13 Jun , 2016  

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When asked about his musical stylings, legendary producer of The Strokes, Gordon Raphael said he had a “wide range” encompassing everything from “cat food commercials to dog food commercials.” It was obvious that he’s a funny dude, but what you might not know is that he originally planned to become a star.

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// Guest Sessions,// Music

dBs Live at the Funkhaus – Shift Work

8 Jun , 2016  

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The second instalment of a series of live performances taking place at the Funkhaus, recorded and shot by dBs Berlin students and staff. All happening in the stunning Saal 1, this round of videos features Shift Work.

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// Creative Practitioners,// Education,// Music

Hear it?: A Mobilee Documentary

30 May , 2016  

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There’s no shortage of content that reports on the rise of musical groups or individual performers. But what about the organisations that support them along the way? In response, we created a mini-documentary series called ‘Hear It?’ where we will focus on a few record labels in Berlin. Each one has had significant impacts on the electronic music scene and experienced huge growth within the past decade. Our first episode features Mobilee Records.

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// Inside dBs Berlin,// Music

Inside dBs Berlin: Oliver

23 May , 2016  

Inside dBs Berlin: Oliver

Oliver finished our diploma in Electronic Music Production & Performance back in 2014. Since then he has gone on to be a co-founder of the creative co-working space Noize Fabrik.

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// Education,// Film,// Lectures

Dorothee Pfistner: from script to screen

20 May , 2016  

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We invited Dorothee Pfistner to dBs Berlin to discuss the distribution of movies, covering their journey from the script to the cinema screen. As the head of acquisitions at Neue Visionen, a leading independent film distributor based in Berlin, she shared plenty of invaluable insight with our film students.

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// dBs Dialogues,// Education,// Guest Sessions,// Music

Mad Kate’s body is a wonderland

19 May , 2016  

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If you were presented with a photograph of Mad Kate and then asked to fill in a caption, “polyqueer sex radical dad” will probably not be on the list; and this lack of creativity is exactly the point of the work of this Berlin based performance artist and musician. With our third installment of dBs Dialogues focused on the politics and philosophy behind the low numbers of women studying music production, she made a very fitting guest.

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