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A L’ARME! VII festival claims an anarchic approach to noise and drone

The Berlin avant garde jazz & experimental music event runs from 31 July–3 August

“The A L’ARME! Festival can be defined in myriad ways,” declare its organisers, “and is constantly reinventing itself. The festival takes terms like ‘alarm’ and ‘avant garde’, which are shaped by their military origins, and rewrites them with an anarchic approach to noise and drone and a line-up that is as eclectic as it is exceptional.”

Opening at the end of July, the seventh iteration of the Berlin based experimental music festival will take place at Radialsystem and Säälchen at Holzmarkt. The line-up features Greg Fox, Will Brooks, Mats Gustafsson, Hans Joachim, Rieko Okuda & Hanna Schörken, Super Jazz Sandwich aka Florian Walter, Simon Camatta and Flavio Zanuttini, Els Vandeweyer, DJ Illvibe, Hamid Drake, Matana Roberts, the trio of Jan Jelinek, Hanno Leichtmann & Andrew Pekler, Irreversible Entanglements featuring Camae Ayewa, Keir Neuringer, Aquiles Navarro, Luke Stewart and Tcheser Holmes, and Talibam Ensemble.

Full listings and ticket information can be found on their website.