Bringing Berlin's legendary recording history to life. Hansa Studios is the one address that can tell of Germany’s 20th century pop culture. Spanning from recordings of seminal albums like David Bowie’s ‘Low’ and Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’ to domestic staples like Einstürzende Neubauten, this is the epicentre of German audio culture.
The Academy pays tribute to this legendary space with an opening concert inside the studio’s “Meistersaal” that will see cutting edge artists including Bodi Bill, Mano le Tough and Andreya Triana revisit the Hansa back catalogue, as well as performances by iconic Berlin-based techno artists Radio Slave and Moritz von Oswald.
This is followed by exclusive studio workshops under the guidance of Gareth Jones, a key producer from Hansa’s glorious past, who gave his own sonic touch to Depeche Mode and Einstürzende Neubauten among others; Berlin production maverick Robot Koch; Tom Müller, sound engineer at Hansa Studios from 1971-89; Manfred Praeker of Spliff and the Nina Hagen Band; and chart-topping German rapper Casper.
A complimentary set of afterparties take off at new cult venue Katerholzig (run by the team behind the infamous club Bar 25) – celebrating the city’s modern-day rep as the world capital of club culture.