Sunday, April 29, 2018, 8 pm
Molly Nilsson (b. 1984 in Stockholm) is a musician, songwriter and music producer. Based in Berlin since the early 2000s, she publishes her music under her own label Dark Skies Association, founded in 2008. Eight albums as well as numerous EPs and singles have been released so far, their sound spectrum developed in a do-it-yourself process and is characterized by creative sampling. In her bedroom studio, Nilsson combines calypso and tango rhythms with saxophone pieces and the synth-pop sound of the 1980s; the compositions are accompanied by her characteristic, coolly distanced singing. Nilsson also self-produces her minimalistically designed album covers and most of her music videos, which are distinctive for their handheld look and a playful use of simple recording techniques – with aesthetic recourse to, for example, the 1990s and the beginnings of the World Wide Web. Molly Nilsson's extensive tours have taken her to numerous clubs and concert venues in Europe, North and South America and Asia. After performances at, a. o., Berghain (Berlin), Uebel and Gefährlich (Hamburg) and Goethe-Institut (Warsaw), she presents her latest album Imaginations (2017) as well as earlier works at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein.