Alexander Hacke&Danielle de Picciotto and Brain Damage are the next acts for Different Sounds


The phenomenal duet from Berlin and the French legend of dub are the next acts confirmed to visit Lublin in June. Alexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto and Brain Damage are joining the line-up of East of Culture – Different Sounds to take place 27-30 June 2019.

For years, Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto have formed a truly original duo, combining different aesthetics and music styles. Their art boldly moves beyond music because the artists draw inspiration from literature, visual arts, poetry as well as nature sounds and images. Both are real legends of independent European culture.

Danielle is an American who in 1987 moved to Berlin which at the time was at a turning point, facing artistic revolution about to sweep over the city. Besides playing the violin and piano, Danielle also specializes in unusual, unique instruments such as the hurdy gurdy or the autoharp. She was a member of many bands, such as Crime & The City Solution or Space Cowboys. She was also a co-initiator of the first editions of Love Parade in Berlin. Alexander Hacke is known most of all as founding member and bass player of the legendary Einstürzende Neubauten. This band, fundamental for the avant-garde music scene, performed at Different Sounds in 2015. Now, the time has come for the artist to return in a much more intimate and cosy project. In Lublin, the duo will present material from their newest album – “Mentekel”, but pieces from the earlier “Perseverantia” are also likely to appear.

Another act joining the line-up of Different Sounds 2019 is Brain Damage, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The project has been unceasingly led by Martin Nathan – musician, producer, DJ and animator of the French dub scene. As early as the 1990s, he was one of the first to perform dub live acts, becoming one of the founders and leaders of the movement. Over the years, the artist has recorded and performed with such icons as Zion Train, High Tone or Alpha & Omega. Brain Damage has always been famous for wide sonic explorations, fusing the best sound system traditions with live performances. For the French club scene, rooted in dub, reggae and dancehall, Nathan’s work and achievements are fundamental. The concert in Lublin is of course part of Brain Damage’s aforementioned 20th anniversary, so it is going to be a unique opportunity to listen and experience live the best that Brain Damage has to offer.

Both Alexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto and Brain Damage will perform on the first day of the festival, namely Thursday 27 June 2019 in Błonia – green fields near the Lublin castle. The admission to the concerts, just like to all events at East of Culture – Different Sounds, is free.

This year’s edition of East of Culture – Different Sounds will take place in Lublin from 27-30 June 2019. Once again, music will become an inspiration and a point of departure for a free exchange of ideas, discussions on the dynamically changing world and a search for

what is shared in it, perceptually sensed at the level of natural human sensitivity. Different Sounds is a meeting of different genres, styles and harmonies that come together in the universal need for self-expression. It is here at Different Sounds that world-class stars of alternative music share the stage with rising stars from the east, and the masters and pioneers of genres vital to the development of music meet pioneers of new niches and seekers of original sounds. All this shapes the unique character of the event and its one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

More announcements of the many artists to perform in Lublin at the end of June are coming soon.

East of Culture is a project carried out by the National Centre of Culture with the financial support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, in cooperation with the local governments of Rzeszów, Lublin and Białystok. The aim of the project is to integrate creative groups from Poland and the Eastern Partnership countries.