Thomas Leisner

About Beauty and Bright Ideas
May 16th, 2019

2. Wilde 13 Festival 2019

The second edition of Wilde 13 Festival is about to come, on 31. of Mai and 1. of June 2019! Andreas and I, who organized the festival this year, too, are pretty mad about it. But this time it’s not only us, but a great deal of helpers from our neighborhood joined us this year. 

September 2nd, 2018

2. Unpluggedival 2018

Summer isn’t really past and the sounds of our open air festival from june still are ringing, yet it’s time for the Unpluggedival again. Autumn is coming, even if summer is still strong. The second edition will present even more locations and artists, so people can move freely from one space to another getting lots of impressions and inspiration. 

May 17th, 2018

1. Wilde 13 Festival 2018

As the Unpluggedival in autumn of last year has been a great success, we dared to finally realize our original goal, a real Open Air Festival in our hood: Wilde 13 Festival. Two days of live music on a blocked road, directly in front of my house’s door. And where else could it be? 

October 12th, 2017

1. Unpluggedival 2017

For the first time I am organizing a festival instead of playing with my band at that festival. Together with my good friend Andreas Gerts who is already experienced in organizing events we invented the 1. Unpluggedival 2017 at our neighbourhood in Berlin. 

August 8th, 2016

Acrepearls Live

Here is a video I made from our last concert with Acrepearls at “Stadt für eine Nacht”, Potsdam. It was a beautiful warm summer night with an outstanding atmosphere.

May 12th, 2016

Acrepearls Snippets

We mixed a short medley of beautiful moments from our public live recording session at Spartacus, Potsdam. The video gives an impression of the band’s concept of playing improvised contemporary music.

January 24th, 2016

Acrepearls Public Recording

I am happy to announce the recording of Acrepearls‘ second album. The first one is only close to finished and has yet to be published, but we’re on our way for a second album already! This time it will be a live recording session, so you are welcome to drop in and participate in the process by simply listening, watching and enjoying the atmosphere.

September 12th, 2015

Live Sound at Florakiezfest

For the first time I worked as a live sound technician in charge with my own equipment for a little street festival at the place where I live in Berlin, the Flora-Kiezfest 2015. Over the day we had 15 acts on stage, including four grown-up bands of different styles in the evening.

August 24th, 2015

Drums for Anna Margolina

I recently joined the band of fabulous Jazz singer Anna Margolina for a studio session and some live gigs in Berlin. Here are some very short impressions.

March 28th, 2015

Lasma Rock Show

Belarussian guitar player Sviatlana Paklina, better known under her artist name “Lasma“, asked me to join her current live project, an atmospherically dense and intense rock show. The big sound of her music asked for electronic drums with lots of effects on my side.

November 16th, 2014

Flow

Here is a little recording I did together with my good old friends of Strange Fluid these days in my freshly refurbished little recording studio at Delicious Drums.

March 1st, 2014

Drum & Bass Sessions Day 2

This second day we met was probably the most creative and productive of my meetings with Abelha Supersonica. The result is a solid piece of improvised drum and bass, which I split into five tracks afterwards.

January 30th, 2014

New Stoppok Album

The good news is: There will be a new Stoppok studio release coming soon! We just met for a weekend at his house near Bremen, where we played and experimented a little together.

January 28th, 2014

Drum & Bass Sessions Day 1

In wintertime it’s good to remember the last summer sometimes. I specifically remember my sessions with Abelha Supersonica, a vocalectro live act from Berlin. With just her voice and a few little boxes she creates a superbly flowing performance.

September 10th, 2013

Polkaholix Summer Shows

During summer I played with the Polkaholix. I was asked by the band’s drummer to replace him for some shows this summer. The last concert for me at the end of a little touring throughout Germany was at the Radio Eins Parkfest in Berlin. 

March 4th, 2013

Drums for Xell

Last year I was asked to join Berlin based band Xell, as their drummer was unsure if he could maintain the job. Xell play a mixture of Heavy Metal and Folk resulting in a very dense atmosphere also reminding me of  film music in many parts.

December 5th, 2012

Keys for Ewa Firsowicz

From 2008 to 2010 I played keyboards with Ewa Firsowicz, a singer born in Poland and living in Berlin. I joined the band that was formed to present the studio productions live on stage.

September 20th, 2012

TouchOSC

TouchOSC is an app for mobile touchscreen devices that offers onscreen controller elements to interact with your computer via OSC and MIDI. You may build your own controller layouts or choose from a list of existing layouts.

August 28th, 2012

Strange Fluid Magnet Video

With Strange Fluid we had a good time performing at Berlin’s Magnet Club last week, as you can see, or better hear, from this little quick and dirty bootleg video compilation.

August 18th, 2012

Strange Fluid at Magnet

Our next show will be at Berlin’s Magnet Club, upcoming Wednsday, August 22nd, 2012.