Stories 2022

Outside Traditions

Artwork by A. R. Penck, Workshop Freie Musik, 1984

Photo: Dagmar Gebers / FMP-Publishing

Illuminating the musical contributions to the 2022 festival edition, the story “Outside Traditions” focuses on radicalism and spirituality in US and South African jazz traditions, sonic explorations in European improvised music and the diverse connections between jazz and folk music. Featuring multimedia contributions by Asher Gamedze, Olga Kozieł, Immanuel Wilkins, Matana Roberts, Julia Neupert, Cristina Marx, Peter Margasak, Ben LaMar Gay, artists from the Umlaut collective and many others. Enjoy reading and watching!

Sven-Åke Johansson

Sven-Åke Johansson

© Kestutis Pleita

With a series of original features, this story uses words, pictures, sounds and videos to present some fascinating glimpses into the life and work of the composer and artist Sven-Åke Johansson, whose dazzling artistic oeuvre, extending far beyond the boundaries of music, is one of the main themes of the 2022 Jazzfest Berlin with several concerts and a film screening.