Monday, January 23, 2017


AUXXX wishes all friends and family of DANNY O REALLY sincere condolences following his passing on 21 January 2017. Danny was a true original with many friends and fans. He supported AUXXX from its early beginnings in Amsterdam, both morally and as a sound engineer + performer. His last live appearance was at AUXXX Berlin on Sunday 20 November 2016 when he summoned all his strength to rock out with old friends from ZAGREB (see below)



A concert with two sets of energetic improvisation, expanded noise and accelerated electronics. Featuring Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, Greek-Austrian horn player Elena Kakaliagou and Turkish drummer Utku Tavil plus the Cul-De-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra from Zagreb. Unmissable ultra enthusiastic and uplifting sounds from the international underground!

set 1:


Amir ElSaffar - trumpet
Elena Kakaliagou - french horn
Utku Tavil - snare drum, electronics

set 2:

CUL-DE-SAC Accelerated Evolution Orchestra (Zagreb)
featuring DANNY O REALLY

Franjo Glušac - electric guitar, effects
Neven Jurić aka "Nenchi" - french horn
Andreja Kurelec Košavić - vocals, trumpet
Miro Manojlović - vibraphone, xylophone, percussions
Ivan Marincel - trombone
Danny O Really - electric guitar
Igor Pavlica - trumpet
Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri " - saxes, keyboards
Darko Rundek - bass, effects
Bruno Vorberger - drums, percussion
Nikola Vincelj aka "Jinks" - visuals

doors open - 20:00
music starts - 21:00

Veteranenstraße 21
10119 BERLIN Mitte


CUL-DE-SAC Accelerated Evolution Orchestra

Hailing from the dynamic underground music scene of Zagreb, Cul-de-Sac was formed by Dragan Pajić aka "Pajo" and Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri" in 1986. They published audio cassettes, made film soundtracks and played concerts in Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Copenhagen and Berlin. The last performance of the original line-up took place in June 1991 on the balcony of the skyscraper on the main square in Zagreb, a few months later war broke out in former Yugoslavia. Relocating to Amsterdam from 1993 - 2000, Cul-de-Sac dived into Amsterdam's thriving music scene at the time playing at clubs and galleries all over the city and collaborating with Nikola VIncelj aka "Jinks", who created posters and covers for CDs and slide shows for the gigs. After their return to Zagreb in 2000, Pajo and the other original members teamed up with young musicians, creating an orchestra of up to 20 musicians who played at festivals Austria, Bosnia, Croatia Macedonia, Serbia including the legendary Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb. Founding member Pajo passed away on 23 February 2014. He was a pioneering improvising musician who left behind a powerful musical legacy, the spirit of which continues to this day with the Cul-de-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra, returning to Berlin for the first time since their 90s appearance at Tacheles.


Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar has distinguished himself with a mastery of disparate musical styles and a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. A skilled jazz trumpeter with a classical background, ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments that are idiomatic to Arabic music but are not typically heard on the trumpet.Additionally, he is an acknowledged performer of the classical Iraqi maqam tradition, and performs actively in the US, Europe and the Middle East as a vocalist and santur player.


Elena Kakaliagou is a Greek-Austrian french horn player and performer, currently based in Berlin. Starting out with piano lessons, she moved on to the French horn at the age of 18. After completing her studies in Athens with Vangelis Skouras, she moved on to KUG-Graz to continue her education under the teaching of Hector McDonald. Instructed by Erja Joukamo-Ampuja, Elena obtained her Master’s degree from Sibelius Academy, Helsinki in 2010 in French horn and chamber music. During her career, Elena has received scholarships from Klangforum, Impuls and Ensemble Modern with teachers like Mike Svoboda and Bill Formann. Elena’s field of specialization is free improvised and contemporary music, next to classic chamber music. She has performed premiers and classical repertoire both as a soloist and as a member of Ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, Unitedberlin, KNM Berlin, zinc & Copper and zeitkratzer at Festivals such as Ultraschall Berlin, Maerz Music, Randspiele, Musica Nova (Finland), Musica (France), Warsaw Autumn, New Adits and Klanspuren (Austria). She has also worked with individual artists: Riikka Innanen, Samuel Stoll, James Andean, Ingrid Schmoliner, Katharina Klement, Catherine Christer Hennix, Robin Hayward, Simon Steen-Andersen, Thomas Noll, to name but a few. Elena is the co-founder of the Helsinki-based Rank Ensemble, the Austrian trio PARA, the performance groups Lúiss and Continuous Variation, as well as the classical wind quintet Aeolides.


Drummer and noisemaker Utku Tavil is an inspiring and energetic player. He travels constantly, bringing his powerful and uplifting sounds to enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Utku is also the founder of Multiversal - a network, consisting of musicians, artists, performers and spaces around the globe. Multiversal has its roots in guerrilla actions which started during 2011 on the border of Friedrichshein and Kreuzberg neighborhoods of Berlin, which has evolved into a series of events traversing live music venues, art galleries, cellars, apartments and streets in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Greece , Turkey and beyond...