* October 2017

upcoming gig:
On Friday, October 6th, 2017 / Time: 8:00pm …
atelierTheremin Live at ...
"Recalling Utopia: 1967 - 2017" (Fourth date)

There will be a screening of rare film footage (open source) and artist Hanna Zimmermann will present Analog light projection / Overhead projector art.

Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstr. 169/170
10115 Berlin – Mitte


* June 2017

upcoming gig:
On Friday, June 16th, 2017 / Time: 8:00pm …
atelierTheremin Live at ...
"Recalling Utopia: 1967 - 2017" (Third date)

There will be a screening of rare film footage (open source) and Matthias Strobls team will present their Analog projection with the lightmotiv oil projection system(tnl).

Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstr. 169/170
10115 Berlin – Mitte


* April 2017

upcoming gig:
On Saturday, April 15th, 2017 / Time: 8:00pm …
atelierTheremin Live at ...
"Recalling Utopia: 1967 - 2017" (Second date)

There will be a screening of rare film footage (open source) and artist Deborah S. Phillips will present "3 Colours of Light - Slide collages".

Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstr. 169/170
10115 Berlin – Mitte


* January 2017

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 / Time: 8:00pm …
atelierTheremin Live at ...
"Recalling Utopia: 1967 - 2017" (First date)

There will be a screening of rare film footage (open source) and media artist Karen Thastum aka Tura ya Moya will present a very special light show.

Acker Stadt Palast
Ackerstr. 169/170
10115 Berlin – Mitte


* October 2016

After a long period of reconstructing our studio,
we are finally ready for our next gig:

On Friday, October 28th, 2016 / Time: 10:00pm …
atelierTheremin will be musical guests at the festival
"Festival 25 Jahre oh ton"

New: here is a short excerpt of the performance:

Schloss Oldenburg
Schloßplatz 1
26122 Oldenburg


* May 2015

upcoming gig:
Sunday, May 17th, 2015 / Time 7:00pm

Friedenskirche Charlottenburg
Bismarckstraße 40
10627 Berlin

U - Bismarckstraße
U - Deutsche Oper


* March 2015

upcoming gig:
Friday, March 27th, 2015 / Time 10:30pm

Rosenthaler Str. 39 - 2. HH
10178 Berlin - Mitte

S - Hackescher Markt
U - Weinmeisterstraße


* November 2014

O.K. here it is: our brand new album >>>

Empfange neue Signale


* April 2014

Sorry, no gigs at the moment. We have been working on our new album for over a year now and we have about 90 percent finished. Get prepared for the release! We will be gigging again once the record comes out.


* March 2013

Want to know how our studio looks like?
Take a look at our videoclip:


* January 2013

"Old school" at "Alte Schule" …

Old school electronica: no computers, just analogue synths and instruments like a guitarlele, a hawaiian steel guitar and drone effects from an indian shruti box...
All three musicians are admired for creating a timeless style based on free improvisation.

"Ihr experimenteller improvisationsfreudiger Sound verortet sich unüberhörbar im NeoKraut." (Dig this vid: ARTE-TV, 2012)
(Their improvised experimental sound positions itself unmistakably in NeoKraut.)


Watch the corresponding video on YouTube:


atelierTheremin live at
Dörpfeldstrasse 54-56
12489 Berlin
(near the Adlershof science and technology park)

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 8pm


* June 2012

atelierTheremin live at another exhibition's opening:

Michael Kutzner / TEER UND STAHL
Projektraum Alte Feuerwache, Berlin
June 21st, 2012


* March 2012

atelierTheremin on ARTE TV

learn more about NeoKrautrock ....


* November 2011

Halleluhwah! in Berlin /w. atelierTheremin live!
CAN TAGO MAGO Halleluhwah

"Zu Hunderten drängte sich das Publikum durch die
Ausstellungsräume und auf dem Gehweg vor dem Haus. In einer Ecke versammelten sich zottelige Langhaarige in Batikhemden, um den Maya-Kalender neu zu vertonen und Castaneda-Texte ins Mikrofon zu murmeln: atelierTheremin
hieß die Band, „Berlins Neo-Krautrock-Pioniere“ boten Maschinenraummusik für alle Beteiligten.
So ein Vernissagen-Abend ist selbst in Berlin selten."

Von Kito Nedo / Berliner Zeitung - 13.12.2011

Have a look (Thanks to "LSW75" ...):
atelierTheremin on YouTube

The exhibition on german krautrock pioneers CAN that already took place in Stuttgart in september (in the presence of keyboardist/composer Irmin Schmidt!), will open its doors in Berlin from nov. 24 again -
this time atelierTheremin is honoured for being asked to perform live on this very special occasion!

In the year of the 40th anniversary of CAN’s milestone album TAGO MAGO, Halleluhwah! is an hommage in memory of the band’s pioneering role in composition, sound, playing technique, and group dynamics.

Thursday, November 24, 2011, 8pm
Location: Künstlerhaus Bethanien,
Kottbusser Str. 10, Berlin-Kreuzberg.


* September 2011

New CD Release!


... featuring CAN, Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit, atelierTheremin and others, on CD.



* May 2011

inexistent it´s
* Zappis private radio show with guests:
Jean-Hervé Peron (FAUST), atelierTheremin,
Michi Wehmeyer (Embryo).

atelierTheremin on stage with FAUST and Michi ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 9pm
Location: Theaterkapelle Friedrichshain,
Boxhagener Str. 99, 10245 Berlin.

Have a look at this movie ...

Fotos: Martin Roddewig

Whenever members of the still-highly-prolific German Krautrock legend FAUST send out an invite, it’s about structures and musical boundaries to be blown up - and about expanding music into the domain of the gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art).

On may 25, Zappi W. Diermaier, founding member of FAUST, will present sound recordings by congenial artists, mainly chosing material that is not released yet. Additionally, brief live-sets will be performed by FAUST themselves and by atelierTheremin, supported by organist Michi Wehmeyer of Embryo.

Designing the visual space on this event are Sigrun Drapatz (light installation) and Vadim Levin (VJ).


* March 2011

atelierTheremin at the "Polyhymnia"-Festival

Friday, March 18, 2011

Foto: Jo

18th and 19th of March

atelierTheremin, the Berlin pioneers of NeoKrautrock opened the festival. In addition to atelierTheremin the following bands performed on stage:
Goblin, Turzi, Schneider TM, Von Spar, Night Terrors, Zirkon, Warm Digits.

Maria am Ostbahnhof
Stralauer Platz 34/35
An der Schillingbrücke
Berlin Friedrichshain


* September 2010

Revisiting "Psychedelic Cinema" ...

Following up on their successful series of events at the Babylon-Mitte movie theater in Berlin in 2007, atelierTheremin will resume the concept of combining live music with movies which are screened without sound.

Berlins well known electronic Neo-Krautrockers will add sound to some of the most prized gems of the 60s underground film genre.

Watch the slideshow ...
Fotos: Jo

This time the upcoming event takes place on the occasion of the UNERHÖRT! festival in cooperation with the BERLIN MUSIC WEEK 2010.

Berghain / Kantine
Rüdersdorfer Str. 70
10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain).
U-Bahn: Weberwiese
S-Bahn: Ostbhf.

Friday, September 10, 2010
Doors open 8:00pm
Admission: 8,- EUR


* July 2010

Live at the ZODIAC Club on Tuesday, July 13:
KRAUTOPIA presents:

Bernd Witthüser

Renée Zucker


Bernd Witthueser, once a member of the Kraut-folk duo Witthueser & Westrupp, will give a special live performance at the berlin Zodiac.

That´s how it looked like ...
Fotos: Eike Jeske

The debut album of the legendary duo, "Trips + Träume" ("Trips + Dreams"), was released in 1971 on the today well-known german Krautrock label OHR. "This oddly affecting album is one of the key Kosmische music recordings." (Wire Magazine, October 2009). Having been a contributor to this great album herself, journalist/ radio moderator/ columnist Renée Zucker will have a chat with Bernd on the Zodiac stage...

The atmospheric music background will be performed live once again by Zodiac hosts atelierTheremin - mind-shattering psychedelic neo-krautrock sounds played on strictly analog music eqipment.

Location: WAU, legendary former/ end-60s "ZODIAC Free Arts Lab" below HAU2 at Hallesches Ufer 32/ Grossbeerenstrasse, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg, near U-Moeckernbruecke. Admission free!


* April 2010

On Wednesday, April 21, atelierTheremin will perform with another famous special guest in Berlin: with Michi Wehmeyer, a longtime member of the Munich-based Krautrock band EMBRYO. The music commune EMBRYO is one of the most important bands of the genre. Entering the stage together with atelierTheremin Michi will play the quarter tone electronic organ (Viertelton-Orgel). Before the concert starts the movie "EMBRYOs Reise" (EMBRYOs Trip) will be shown (8.00 pm).

ZODIAC (WAU / at the HAU 2, Hebbel am Ufer),
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin (near Großbeerenstraße, Kreuzberg). Admission free!


* February 2010

Next gig at the ZODIAC Club: February 11, 2010. Special guest: Wolfgang Seidel (drums). Wolfgang Seidel (aka Wolf Sequenza) was the first drummer of the legendary Berlin band TON STEINE SCHERBEN. With his friend, the Intermedia-Artist Conrad Schnitzler, who was the initiator of the "Zodiak Free Arts Lab" (ZODIAC), he has been a founding member of bands such as KLUSTER, ERUPTION and KILOWATT. For many years he is meeting friends to "make some music (or noise)" under the name Populaere Mechanik.

Fotos: Eike Jeske (Thanks!)

* November 2009

We are going to establish ourselves as the regular house band for the resurrected ZODIAC Club!

Next gig: November 05, 2009. As always, we will begin at 8.00 pm and play some music from the golden era of German Krautrock (DJ mix). atelierTheremin will perform Live at 8.30 pm. Listen to electric (slide, Fuzz, EBow & synthesized) Guitarlele, Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Voice, Shruti Box, Finger Cymbals, Maultrommel, Chrome Tube Handrail, Glöckchen, Birdcall Pipe, analog Synthesizers & Sequencers, Theremin, Wavedrum, Cosmic Reverb & Delay ...

We will be pleased to welcome another special guest that night.

ZODIAC (WAU / at the HAU 2, Hebbel am Ufer),
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin (near Großbeerenstraße, Kreuzberg). Admission free!


* September 2009

atelierTheremin will perform at the former ZODIAC Free Arts Lab again! Come and visit us on September 17, 2009.

The evening begins at 8.00 pm and there will be an additional event: a reading of utopian literature with special guest, actress Miriam Eberhard.

ZODIAC (WAU / at the HAU 2, Hebbel am Ufer),
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin (near Großbeerenstraße, Kreuzberg). Admission free!

Have a look at this (sorry, only in German): Die Tageszeitung


* June 2009

Zodiac Picture Show

From the newspapers and magazines (sorry, only in German):
Süddeutsche Zeitung / TIP / Berliner Zeitung / TAZ

On June 18, 2009,  atelierTheremin, in co-operation with Krautopia, will be staging a spectacular event at a renowned location in Berlin: the former ZODIAC Free Arts Lab. This was the birthplace of the Berlin underground music and political scene in the late 1960s, where artists such as Klaus Schulze, Agitation Free, Manuel Göttsching and Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, Cluster as well as others all started their international careers. At that time, the "Zodiac" (also known as "Zodiak") was a hip location where music, art and politics merged and where the so-called "Berlin School" of electronic KRAUTROCK was established.

KRAUTOPIA would like to invite you to the Record Release Party for the release of the CD "Morgen im Garten des Neokrautrock" by atelierTheremin. The evening begins at 8.00 pm and the group will be performing live at 10.00 pm.

Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser

 *And what’s more:
on the same day we will be celebrating the 66th birthday of Germany’s legendary promoter of KRAUTROCK, the genius and still missing cosmic courier Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser.
Is he going to materialise and speak to us once more?

Where? There: WAU – Wirtshaus am Ufer,
beneath the Hebbeltheater am Ufer (HAU 2), Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin (near Großbeerenstraße, Kreuzberg), U-Möckernstraße.


Watch out - brand new album
"Morgen im Garten des Neokrautrock"

"Morgen im Garten des Neokrautrock" (Audio CD, 66min) will be released on June 18, 2009 on the Berlin Krautopia label. The album has been recorded, mixed and produced by the group in Berlin through 2008 and 2009, and it just has been mastered by Folke Jensen at his legendary Ultraschall Studio in Hamburg in 2009. Don´t miss to join Vocalist Slyder, Guitarist Arne Paul Neumann and Synthesizer and Theremin player Manfred Miersch on their truly psychedelic music trip ...


* May 2009

May 24, 2009,
our concert at "Stahl und Stein / Klangräume"

Konzertsaal, Neues Rathaus, Berliner Platz, 35390 Gießen.
Starts: 8pm / Admission free ! Beginn: 20.00 / Eintritt frei !

...weird tones and sequencer cycles of pure analog synthesizer equipment & assorted electronics melt with trippy vocals and spacy slide guitars to an unbelievable atmospheric sound ...
Analog light projection: Hanna Zimmermann.

Here is what the press wrote:

"Whatever flooded the darkness of the room as if from nowhere, sounded like something between the music of the spheres and scratching sounds from a 45rpm record. Rarely was music so horrible and amazing to listen to." (Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung, 26.05.09)

"An entrancement par excellence came from the hypnotizing and nuanced vibrations, from which seemingly static acoustic surfaces developed endlessly." (Gießener Anzeiger, 27.05.09)


* November 2008

atelierTheremin at the *Haus der Kulturen der Welt* on November 28. The House of World Cultures (as it is called in English) is the former Kongresshalle (convention hall) in Berlin.


* October 2008

atelierTheremin at the *BERLIN INSANE* Festival,
located at the Volksbühne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin,
October 03. With Hanna Zimmermann (Lights) and as our special guest: Lami on turntables ...

Fotos: Gerd Jende

* November/December 2007

Krautopia is presenting atelierTheremin at the Worldtronics Festival of Electronic Music
November 27 - December 01 2007

Rothin Strehlow


* Gigs in autumn 2007

atelierTheremin invites you to the PSYCHEDELIC CINEMA


- Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 11 at 10pm
- Tuesday, OCTOBER 9 at 10pm
- Tuesday, NOVEMBER 20 at 10pm
- Tuesday, DECEMBER 11 at 10pm

live at the BABYLON:MITTE again ...
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin.


* November 2007

Gernot Bölian quits the band. Gernot has decided to leave atelierTheremin due to the fact that he had very little time to practice and perform, and finally because of increasing musical disagreements. Good bye and good luck!


* October 2007

atelierTheremin live at the *Ä*: watch our movie
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Friday, OCTOBER 26 at 9pm (Freitag, 26. Oktober, 21.00 Uhr)
im "Ä" in Berlin-Neukölln, Weserstr. 40 / Ecke Fuldastraße.

Eike Jeske


* April 2007

atelierTheremin live at the BABYLON:MITTE movie theater!

The tickets had been sold out early and the room was crowded !
More gigs coming soon.

Friday, APRIL 6 at 10pm.
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin.

* In the past year, since the second atelierTheremin CD came out, a lot has happened. The positive reviews of the CD in the press plus the fact that the atelierTheremin project is becoming increasingly well known have resulted in a growing number of musicians showing interest and wanting to collaborate.

So, since the beginning of the year the band has new members. We now have musicians with many years of experience: Arne Paul Neumann who plays electric guitarlele and hawaiian steel guitar, and the singer Slyder, well known in the Berlin scene, who is impressive not just for his vocal experiments but also for his charisma.

Bandleader Manfred Miersch wishes to thank JJ Jones and Megan Gay, who have had to leave. JJ has been a member of Der Plan for some time now, a band founded by Moritz Reichelt in 1979, and is also working on various solo projects. Now there is just not enough time for exciting unconventional projects like atelierTheremin, so we have ended our collaboration amicably. In the last two years Megan appeared as an actress in various art film productions. Faced with the difficult choice of continuing an increasingly successful film career, or working on becoming a professional musician, Megan has chosen film, perhaps material considerations also played a role.
All the best to you both, Megan and John!

The departure of the two friends and the input of the new band members has led to the break-up of established structures, including musical ones. In the meantime we have succeeded in extending, perfecting, and radicalising the well-tried and distinctive musical concept of the band.

atelierTheremin 2006/2007 —better than ever!


* atelierTheremin in 2005:




* atelier Theremin music in a film
at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival:

Directed by Athanasios Karanikolas.
Executive Producers: Kerstin Walz, Joaquin Aparicio-Staubach, Georg Ilse.
The project was developed in cooperation with the Berlin production
company Cine Plus,
and was screened at an official Berlinale event during the
55th Berlin International Film Festival (55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin).