the group!

this coming thursday (january 24) will see the birth of a new project called the group, at haus ungarn (formerly hbc) in berlin. should be very fun! here is a nice little description stolen from the website of mr. greg haines:

The Group is a loosely-knit collective of musicians based around Peter Broderick, Casper Clausen (Efterklang), Francesco Donadello (Giardini di Mirò), Martyn Heyne and myself (Greg Haines). The idea is to perform in an informal, casual and completely improvised way – the music has no “style” and anything goes: other musicians passing through town may join us, members of The Group may take the opportunity to try out new material or ideas, songs may stop and start and be discussed halfway through, band members may leave the stage for a while and relax for a bit. This is more a glimpse into the creative process, or the idea of building something out of nothing, than presenting polished songs for an attentive audience. You are welcome to come and drink a beer and just let us play on in the background until we latch onto something and the music begins to take shape – I am sure there will be some boring moments, but I am also sure there will be some moments of pure magic! Ultimately, it’s all about participation, but it’s entirely up to you how you wish to participate.

and you can expect plenty of surprise guests as well! brrrrrr . . . it’s really cold in berlin. dreaming of summer days, skateboarding at the airport.

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8 Responses to “the group!”

  1. yukiko Says:

    wow! that sounds very fascinating!
    i can easily imagine magic happens 🙂
    i wish i could go see ‘the group’!!

  2. Annalisa Says:

    great idea, and awesome pic by the way 😉
    all the best for your new project!

  3. Laura Says:

    I’ve just moved to Berlin and finding this has been a great surprise 🙂

  4. Sylvie. Says:

    you got to the point, you guys with the group, really true thing!
    on the pic, wanting to take off? 😉

  5. yukiko Says:

    hi peter,

    so, how was the show of the group on 24th?? 🙂

  6. peter Says:

    oh it was great!! we hope to do more shows around berlin throughout the year.

  7. miki Says:

    Dear Peter,
    Being a huge fan of Efterklang, I just discovered this new project of yours. I’m planning to visit some friends in Berlin around April, is there a chance to catch you there playing?
    All the best,
    Miki

    P.s.: The website linked contains some pretty good pics of your memorable show on the A38 boat in Budapest, Hungary.

  8. Andreas Says:

    Hey Peter,

    fortunately I was able to participate in some of the rare but wonderful moments to enjoy the group. I remember very good the summer day … I believe it was the second time the group was live to see in Berlin … where I enjoyed your performance at the Warschauer Straße.

    To be honest I am very sad that you did no longer participate in the group … why ever … and what is even more sad is the fact that you are no more to see / listen here in Berlin for a very long time.

    What changed that you are no longer with the group and in Berlin to see?
    When my status is right even the group is no more existing or is simply no more to listen in public … both is very sad.

    Is there a chance for better days?

    Warm regards from Berlin,

    Andreas

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