Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß
Unleash the Beast – Chapter 3: El Axolotl de Xochimilco
10.12. – 24.12.2023

Karwath + Todisko
01.12.2022 – 15.01.2023

Luisali Theisen, Dominik Schmitt & Carsten Olbrich
Family Weddings lll

Paul Arambula & Artūras Čertovas
Family Weddings ll

Giulietta Ockenfuß & Klaus Bergmann
Blink of an Eye
28.07. – 31.07.2022

15.04. – 17.04.2022

Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß
Unleash the Beast – Chapter 2: Hagenbecks Zoo
06.12. – 19.12.2021

Rosa Elisa Nitzsche & Aline Sofie Rainer

Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß
Unleash the Beast – Chapter 1: The Aquatic Ape
04.06. – 06.06.2021

Louis Baca & Fabian Riemenschneider
01.02. – 15.02.2021

Eleni Wittbrodt
15.01. – 29.01.2021

Rosario Aninat
Under it still
11.12.2020 – 08.01.2021

Karwath + Todisko
16.10. – 20.11.2020

Elia Buletti, Elodie Le Neindre & Carsten Olbrich
Family Weddings l

Arhun Aksakal
ubiquity, invisibility and oblivion of a phenomenon
11.09. – 02.10.2020

Nassim L'Ghoul
Alle schweigen charmant
21.08. – 04.09.2020

Svenja Anna Bach
Palermo oder Höchst
18.07. – 31.07.2020

Natalie Wilke
I'm waiting for my man
04.07 – 10.07.2020

Luysali (dj)
Schmitt D. (live)

Tape Dj Ebu (dj)

Friday 16.12.2022, 10 p.m.

Café Dalma
Bethmannstraße 13
60311 Frankfurt am Main


Luisali Theisen lives and works in Brescia. Luisali or Luysali or Lulu is a sound artist from Dresden, part of the experimental triphop group Sax Tape. Her research in the field of experimental and avant-garde music first led her to Berlin, where she curated the party series Salz places like Sameheads and O Tannenbaum. Subsequently, she studied electroacoustics and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts and visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She currently co-runs the music venue Spettro as curator, resident DJ and sound engineer.

© Luisali Theisen

Dominik Schmitt (*1995, Heilbronn, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf. He is working in the fields of photography, printing and bookmaking, drawing and music. Within his musical practice he is currently focusing on the collection and curation of electronic and acustic sounds, often recorded from the electric guitar, and the processing and composing through electronic instruments. In 2022 he founded the electronic music label „Ann Clover Pod“. He studied Graphic Design and Photography at Hochschule Darmstadt and Music Science at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. He studies currently Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the class of Trisha Donnelly.

© Dominik Schmitt, photo: Nevan Swanson

Carsten Olbrich (*1969, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. He works with analog tape decks as well as original cassettes from the DIY underground under the name of "Tape DJ Ebu”.  He expresses himself musically within both solo projects, such as "Mr. Ebu", "Herr Ebu", "King Ebu" and "Schmertz der Welten", as well as further band projects, like the electro-acoustic impro collective "Watercoloured Well" and his former bands "Die Traktor" and "Hacke Peters". With his own label "Ebus Music", which he founded in 1988, Olbrich is still active in international underground circles. His mostly german lyrics are humorous, serious, even syllabic, sometimes dadaist-minimal and deal with arsonist art, life, suicide and wanderlust. On Radio X he creates his own program called "Jet Set, die Radio Escobar”. It airs on every first Tuesday of the month from 8 to 10 p.m. and explicitly encourages the guests to participate by bringing along their own tapes.


In the late 1970s, around the age of 10, I owned a cheap tape recorder that I inadvertently turned out too loud during a test recording. The resulting feedback sound on the recording changed so strangely melodic that I instantly got the idea to use it as an intro for a first, own cassette-release...

Today I continue my own music, but also got into broadcasting. On Frankfurts local radiostation RADIO X my most regular term of interest is a cultural phenomen called "Cassette Culture": People released their own music in almost small editions on cassettes and got into a non-commercial network which existed nearly worldwide.

So why not DJ'ing with tapes? You can dance or you can try to dance to many of the most rare underground-pearls which nearly nobody knows. Music from international artists with names like Dajat Inja, Sympathy Nervous, Institute Of Noise, Relative Kälte, Cheapo Card Company, Die Welttraumforscher, Solanaceae Tau, Hypnobeat or Anton Balsam.

"What I discovered was a real alternative music scene, much more alternative than Punk, Wave, Independent and later LoFi or Gothic with their "usual" commercial ways of marketing."

© Carsten Olbrich