Berlin Street Music is involved in various social and creative project, ranging from paid gig opportunities for buskers to preserving art and culture in Mauerpark.
Together with musicians, residents and visitors of Mauerpark, we formed an initiative to protect art and culture taking place in the park.
Being placed in what was formerly known as the "Death strip", the art scene in Mauerpark is a symbol of peace and unity in Berlin. In September 2018, a full ban on amplified music was enforced in the park.
Our goal is to work with musicians, authorities and local residents to develop a new sustainable busking system. Please visit our official project page savemauerpark.de for more information on this movement - in German.
After months of hard work, Bezirksamt Pankow officially accepted our proposal for conservation of culture in Mauerpark.
Follow THIS LINK for the official rules in German.
amplified music is permitted from 11:00 - 19:30 - weekdays
11:00 - 20:30 - weekends and holidays
no generators allowed
no busking outside of the park
busking is allowed in these zones
direct your amps towards the stadium
use common sense in terms of volume (don't blast each other out)
To improve the acoustics of Mauerpark, we proposed the idea of Acoustic Shells. These structures limit the sound emission from the park, while ensuring musicians they will be heard and enjoyed. Shells will also prevent sound leaking
between different artists within the park.
With support of Club Commission, we will build mobile acoustic shells to be used in Mauerpark and other green areas in Berlin.
We are developing a proposal of fixed acoustic shells in collaboration with Flanagan-Lawrence Architects, as a stabile installation in Mauerpark.
For more information on Acoustic Shells, follow THIS LINK.
If you want to get involved in this project, please contact us at email@example.com - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
New Street Music Rules for Pankow
Work In Progress - Coming Soon
STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Pilotprojekt Straßenmusik am Alexanderplatz
We did a study about how street music is perceived on Alexanderplatz. Read it here. Through this pilot project which would allow street music to take place legally on Alexanderplatz we were intending to conduct further scientific studies in collaboration with TU.
Berlin Street Music for Refugees
Active in 2014-2015.
Social project involving free music shows and children music workshops in refugee centres across Berlin.
In collaboration with Evangelische Stadtmission Berlin.