Double Rainbow

14/08/2022 - 19:30

Derek Shirley – drums

Andrew Lafkas – electric bass

Xavier Lopez – synthesizer

Bryan Eubanks – saxophone electronics


Catherine Lamb – synthesizer

Rebecca Lane – flutes

Todd Capp – auxiliary percussion


Double Rainbow makes music with long forms, long introductions, and it’s really almost one long song. Double Rainbow began as a quartet performing from afternoon until sunset on the river Spree in Berlin-Moabit during the spring of 2020.  The music venue Petersburg Art Space found itself situated to bypass Corona closures and host concerts on the dock behind their venue and invite the audience to come to the park across the river to listen. Conveniently, the architects of this park built a small seating tribune in the park just opposite the dock since the acoustics are so perfect from this vantage.  Meeting at this location every Sunday from early March to mid-June and again from April to June 2021, the quartet found a language, a ‘song’ to sing each week.  The whole thing happened very organically during a time when, in Berlin and elsewhere, time seemed to stand still.  Glacial pace with moments of emotional and energized clarity, the music found a way to drift in and out of the public space it inhabited, and, for the most part, fell on welcome ears from the general public – some staying for hours, some passing through briefly on a walk or ride. Because of this experience, a strong connection to public space, natural time flows, and extended duration remains vital to their music.  Short of a couple concerts indoors, the band has exclusively played their music in this site and out of doors. 


For this performance in Sokolowsko they will expand the lineup to include Rebecca Lane, Todd Capp, and another synth voice from Catherine Lamb.

Catherine Lamb
Catherine Lamb is an active composer exploring the interaction of tone, summations of shapes and shadows, phenomenological expansions, the architecture...
Bryan Eubanks
Bryan Eubanks (b. 1977, US) develops his music through solo work and collaboration. Since 1999 he has participated in many...
Rebecca Lane
Rebecca Lane is a musician who explores intonation, focusing on extended just intonation & alternative tuning systems and the perceptual...
Derek Shirley
Based in Berlin, Germany. Active in the improvised/experimental music scene, focusing on low-frequency minimalism in both improvised and composed realms....
Todd Capp
A native New Yorker who grew up seeing the likes of Monk, Miles, Mingus, and Trane during the twilight of...
Andrew Lafkas
Andrew Lafkas Living Berlin, American double bass player and a member of Sacred Realism.
Xavier Lopez
Xavier Lopez is a synthesist and pianist working in the fields of improvisation and new music. His first contact with...
Sacred Realism
Sacred Realism was formed in 2011 by friends and colleagues Catherine Lamb, Andrew Lafkas, and Bryan Eubanks.  The intention was...