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27. March 2017 • BLOG

Berlin calling! SUPERBOOTH17 schedule

SUPERBOOTH17 – The first European Trade Fair for electronic musical instruments, will be taking place from April 20th to 22nd for the 2nd time at FEZ-Berlin.

170 exhibitors from more than 20 different countries – 120 events, 25 concerts per day – guests coming from more than 40 countries.

SUPERBOOTH17 is also a cultural event with concerts, workshops, “Gesprächskonzerten” (performance/talks), providing insights into the world of electronic music and the panel discussion SOOPERtalk. SUPERBOOTH17 offers a lot more than a normal trade fair.

1. The Event program is set:

The trained trumpet player Colin Benders from the Netherlands shows that modular systems have arrived in mainstream composing. The renowned musician – also working with the Kyleman Orchestra – concludes the first evening in front of a standing audience, performing thru the quadrophonic PA in Konzertsaal 1 (K1). The system will see it’s inauguration at 7pm by Max Loderbauer and a well known acquaintance by means of a four channel performance.

Also on Friday and Saturday there’s a flock of nondescript notables coming and going in a continuous stream: Frank Bretschneider, Schneider TM, (also (F.) Schneider (Senior) has been invited), Alec Empire, T.Raumschmiere, Matt Didemus (Junior Boys), Jay Ahern, Skinnerbox, the Teichmann Brothers, Gudrun Gut, Ströme (formerly laBrassBanda), Mouse on Mars and others are either on the line up or will be our guests.

This year we will create significantly more space for Women’s electronic music. After the SOOPERtalk, two thirds of the nightly program is female-cast. Daily at 1:30pm basic courses by and for Women only are taking place at the Eve – Lounge, with Jessica Kert of SchneidersLaden defining the principles of subtractive synthesis where every day we will have experienced female musicians as guests to explain Examples of usage on location.

2. SOOPERtalk: Nobody here likes to be famous:

During all three evenings from 8-9pm, some less or more well known, but always proficient guests will address issues of our importance as part of community. Hosted by journalist of taz and M&R papers, we are going to investigate the social position we take as a group of creatives. SOOPERtalk should be seen as event embedded in the event and is kindly supported by Musicboard Berlin. If necessary the talks and lectures will be translated into English.

M&R (Melodie & Rhythmus) editor-in-chief Susann Witt-Stahl hosts the first evening, debating political aspects of music with her guests. The 2nd evening is devoted entirely to Creation and is hosted by Jens Uthoff of taz. What kinds of spaces do exist for societal and artistic visions? Together with the Teichmann Brothers we have managed to invite very interesting guests for this discussion.

3. Book your DIY Workshop tickets now:

Binding bookings for the DIY workshops are now available and limited to 16 participants each.
The cost for participation in the DIY workshops depends on individual construction kit prices.
All other workshops thru out the day (incl. 1pm) may be reserved with your standard visitor ticket as long as places are available.

Similar to last year, a live stream running from 12am to 12pm will be provided for absent but interested parties, however, this time representing ALL relevant concerts and presentations.
For the night hours there will be more program at C-Base, in the Maze Club (Thursday & Friday) and on the final night at Ohm in Tresor.

Please find more details on the 3 day schedule on our website and keep yourselves up to date by subscribing to our newsletter at

SchneidersLaden presents: SUPERBOOTH 17

20. – 22. April 2017
FEZ Berlin, Straße zum FEZ 2, 12459 Berlin

Operating hours

Registered Workshops (Concert Hall 2): 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Trade Fair Public Entry (Ground Floor, Outdoor Areas): 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Trade Fair Exhibitors & Registered Trade Visitors (Mezzanine, 1st Floor)**: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Trade Fair Open (all areas)*: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Concerts, Presentations, Evening Program*:  2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
*= only with Visitor Ticket, **=only with Trade-Visitor Ticket

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19. April 2016 • BLOG, EVENT

Superbooth16 retrospective

We now have received the official figures, a total of over 3,000 visitors have found their way to Berlin into the Funkhaus. These were great days, absolutely brilliant, in all areas! But read for yourself …

We had deliberately chosen to go on Friday, the 2nd day of the fair. And we should also be right with this decision. According to reports, there was a overwhelming rush on the first day of the fair, which should speak for the success and the skill of Andreas Schneider to bring the right people and companies on board.

We also wanted on board, in fact that of the 9:30 ferry that took off on time. As being a Berliner, you are used to the always late on time trains, so we missed the boat promptly. But fortunately, we know the east of the city very well. By tram 21 from the Frankfurter Tor went quickly to Nalepastr. 18. The location is right beside the old Club Rechenzentrum where 2009 pretty good parties were held, among others the Beat Street, an intense party series which died over the years.

The Funkhaus Ost is an impressive architectural complex, and at first you had to wander around it, until you got to the block B and the entrance. But the trip was worth it. The marble floor in the foyer and the tall pillars let you imagine what a historic place it had once been. In its heyday in the 1970s about 5000 employees worked here.

The Super Booth crew was immediately recognized by the beige coats, presumably the traditional working clothing from the early days of the broadcasting house. All these details made you feel the charm of the East of the 50s / 60s which put you  pleasantly into the past; a nice contrast to the future of music creation and music design which was displayed here.

Over the next two days there was plenty to see and to try out, just look at the photos, as usual pictures are far more expressive than words.

Superbooth16 Photos

Superbooth16 Photos

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29. March 2016 • BLOG, EVENT

SUPERBOOTH16@Funkhaus Berlin – Get Ready!

Berlin has finally returned to a good music fair! From the 31st of March to 2nd of April the new synth and electronics trade fair Superbooth16 will be here in the capital. So it’s the day after tomorrow, so get our tickets now if you don’t have purchased them yet.

Initiator is Andreas Schneider, the experienced reader knows him from his SchneidersBuero & SchneidersLaden, the address in Berlin ( as well as nationwide ) for friends of electronic sound generation, analog synthesizers and modular systems as well as holy pilgrimage in the world. It is not surprising that almost all of the Who-is-who follows his reputation in the industry: “Over 100 exhibitors are registered for SUPERBOOTH16 with the larger synthesizer names like Yamaha and Roland, classic specialists like Dieter Doepfer (Original Kraftwerk Synthesizer maker) through many self-made and smaller exhibitors like Make Noise and others. Also, classic manufacturers of keyboard instruments like Dave Smith and leading software companies like Ableton or Native Instruments will also be present to show and demonstrate their latest developments. As renowned artists there will be Richie Hawtin (Minus Records), Daniel Miller (Mute Records founder), Gareth Jones (producer of Depeche Mode, Can, Nick Cave, Einstürzende Neubauten), T.Raumschmiere (Shitkatapult) and Instantboner. ” – Get to know Andreas as well as the perfect selected location in the following video. And read his interview.

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