Catalyst Collaborates With Music Residency Programme Amplify Berlin

Posted by Dee Cunning on 9/27/2020 in News

Amplify Berlin is a creative development mentorship programme for Berlin-based emerging musicians, presented by Acud Macht Neu. Here’s our rundown of our upcoming collaborative events.

At Catalyst, we believe that greatness is grown, not born. True success cannot be gifted; it’s the result of hard work and, often, a number of helping hands that push us in the right direction. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Amplify Berlin, a creative development mentorship programme that’s helping our city’s up-and-coming musicians to reach the top of their game.

“Catalyst is a natural partner for Amplify Berlin,” says Shub Roy, the programme’s founder and project coordinator. “I believe both share the same mission: the sharing of knowledge, the provision of resources for experimentation, and to act as a springboard for artists in reaching their creative goals.”

Hannah Deans, Catalyst’s events and student experience lead, agrees: “The collaboration offers a wealth of opportunities to our students. From direct learning with Amplify’s accomplished mentors to networking with the external creators and professionals, who will also join as learners at these sessions. It's a perfect interchange of knowledge sharing and community.”

2020 Mentors

In October and November, we’ll be hosting a series of public panel talks, interviews and workshops with Amplify Berlin’s selected mentorship roster – some of Berlin’s most envelope-pushing musicians. For those of you who can’t make it to our Funkhaus location, the three events will also be live streamed. 

Our collaboration with Amplify Berlin will continue into 2021 – so you can look forward to more amazing mentors to be announced.

September Mentor

Friday 16 - Saturday 17 October

Joining our Signals Festival 2020 ‘Impact of Design in Music Making’ panel – in collaboration with both Amplify Berlin and Ableton – is multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, mix engineer and label manager Khyam Allami

Khyam Allami Catalyst Berlin x Amplify Berlin September Mentor

October Mentor

Thursday 22 October

We host avant-garde musician and Berlin band legend Jochen Arbeit for an ‘On the Couch’ interview with Catalyst’s music tutor Renée Thérèse Coulombe.

Jochen Arbeit Catalyst Berlin x Amplify Berlin October Mentor

November Mentor

Thursday 12 November

Techno innovator and Berghain resident Hayden Payne, aka Phase Fatale, discusses creative workflow, technical process and life as an artist with Catalyst host, Isabassi.

Phase Fatale Catalyst Berlin x Amplify Berlin November Mentor

About Amplify Berlin

Amplify Berlin is a residency programme that supports new music projects by up-and-coming musicians from Berlin. They receive guidance from established mentors and a productive work environment with professional equipment. Amplify Berlin is an initiative by Acud Macht Neu, which is co-financed by the Senate Department for Culture & Europe through the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) and Musicboard Berlin.