When Amsterdam based Alma Quartet, an internationally successful and award winning string quartet teams up with iconic producer and DJ Henrik Schwarz to revive classical music with some electric touch one can be sure things are about to get epic. The techno and house genius will join forces with the Dutch formation being infamous for it’s ever changing emotional range constantly switching from dynamic sophistication to melancholy calm. Be sure to expect contemporary classic with electrifying bits and bites all over.
Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf Ensemble Berlin-based Syrian musicians Raman Khalaf and Khaled Kurbeh have been making
music together since 2015. Blurring lines between written and improvised moments¨
their sound mixes up Raman’s oud playing and vocals with Khaled’s piano and
synthesizers. Their debut record Aphorisms was released on Henrik Schwarz’s label
Between Buttons in collaboration with K7 and featured on The Wire¨ The Quietus and
Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM top picks. For their XJAZZ live show¨ they will be joined
by bassist Tom Berkmann¨ percussionist Nora Thiele—in addition to a special guest appearance.