17 Days and 16 Nights in Berlin – Day 17 – Tresor, Berghain

Day 17 of my Berlin diary. Day 1 is here.

Shortly after midnight I arrive at the Tresor club (see header image). I decided to go there twice, because the music was sooo good last weekend.
Less happy this time. To me it sounds like the DJs know more about volume than music. At 4:30 in the morning I don’t want to wait any longer for better music, so I leave. „17 Days and 16 Nights in Berlin – Day 17 – Tresor, Berghain“ weiterlesen

17 Days and 16 Nights in Berlin – Day 9 – Vulva, Art, Dildos, Tresor

Day 9 of my Berlin diary. Day 1 is here.

My life is almost perfect!

1 – I am less tired. My body is in sync with my nocturnal lifestyle now.

2- I finally found what I was looking for!

3 – Thanks to my favorite escort lady, when I look in the direction of my bed I am looking at a sweet vulva that’s lying there, waiting for me to lick it!

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17 Days and 16 Nights in Berlin – Day 6 – Urban Art, Banksy, Liquidrom, Ava Club

Day 6 of my Berlin diary. Day 1 is here.

My lifestyle is taking its toll. I am tired. Through lack of sleep my strength is fading. This morning things have been awful. Worse luck, the temperature has dropped and I am horribly cold. The food, once welcomed, has  become unbearably stale. Barely find the time to write this diary. Things looking very black indeed.

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17 Days and 16 Nights in Berlin – Day 5 – May 1st, Griessmuehle

Day 5 of my Berlin diary. Day 1 is here.

Today is May 1st. Unbelievable! Where I am, in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, almost everybody (except old people, who seem to prefer to stay at home today, as I see none) is on the streets.

The city feels transformed. Several streets are blocked for traffic. What a huge crowd. Every few steps a DJ is playing music on the lawn. The noise is considerable. I am near the Oberhafenkantine and are bombarded by 3 or 4 DJs at the same time from all directions.

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17 Days and 16 Nights in Berlin – Day 4 – Daimler, Gropius, Raster.Index

Day 4 of my Berlin diary. Day 1 is here.

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Google Maps said the museum Hamburger Bahnhof (contemporary art) is open today, but it isn’t. Better check their own website next time. So I walk to the Daimler Art Collection.

It is a few kilometers, but I am listening to a Techno set, so the pace is brisk.

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17 Days and 16 Nights in Berlin – Day 3 – Berghain

Day 3 of my Berlin diary. Day 1 is here.

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For those of you who don’t know what the Berghain is: It is a club (they called them, more correctly, discotheque, or disco, back in the day.) This one plays so-called „Techno music“.  The Berghain is one of the strangest places on this planet and a highlight of my trip.

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This is what Techno sounds like

A friend of ours, who just moved here from Reno, Nevada, asked me what that Techno music sounds like that I enjoy listening to. (There’s no proper Techno in the US, they say. I don’t know.) So I am putting together a short list of examples for her.

And why not share it? So here it is.

But…

I am not convinced that this is a great idea of mine. Techno, I think, is a bit like Jazz or Opera in one respect: You get into it better if experienced live first.

Therefore I am quite certain that she, or anyone else listening to these pieces and mixes without prior exposure to the „real thing“ in a club or so, has a very good chance of disliking them.

Well then, after much ado and warning, here is the list.

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Techno im Berghain, Berlin

In meinem Leben gab es nur wenige musikalische Ereignisse, die mich besonders beeindruckten. Zum Beispiel das erste Mal Stravinskys „Sacre“ (Siegerlandhalle, Siegen) oder der erste Wagner (Lohengrin, Nationaltheater München): Bedeutende Fixsterne meiner musikalischen Erfahrungen.

Einer davon war Techno im Berghain, Berlin.

Ein nicht kleiner Teil des Internet befasst sich mit dem Phänomen „Berghain“. Rolling Stone schreibt beispielsweise über „Berghain: The Secretive, Sex-Fueled World of Techno’s Coolest Club“.  Schauen wir uns also an, wie ein Besuch aussehen kann:

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Das außergewöhnliche Musikstück (5) – The Lark Ascending

Etwas für’s Gemüt:

„The Lark Ascending“, von Vaughan Williams

„The Lark Ascending (Die aufsteigende Lerche) ist ein Stück für Violine und ein kleines Orchester, geschrieben 1914 vom englischen Komponisten Ralph Vaughan Williams. Die Komposition setzt den Aufstieg einer Lerche in den Himmel um.“ (Wikipedia).

Was für ein hübsches Stück!

Falls Ihnen das Stück gefällt, kaufen Sie es besser. Es gibt technisch besseres als diese Version auf YouTube.


Als Zugabe (…verschieße ich mein Pulver etwa zu schnell??) empfehle ich zwei weitere herausragende Stücke, die gut zur Lark passen.

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