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Showcasing art at waterkant

It’s time to meet one of our curators again! Today’s topic: Music & Art.

We present Jörn Bielefeldt aka JBXDR. Jörn is a drummer, producer and event manager with a philanthropic mindset. He is the founder of Papenwohld, a non-profit society for artists.
Born and raised in the idyllic countryside of the Schleswig-Holstein region, he moved to Boston at the age of 23 to study jazz drumming at the renowned Berklee College of Music. He moved to NYC after his graduation, where he continued to develop his music and skills, inspired by numerous collaborations.
JBXDR curates an individual setup for every track: composed of hundreds of different samples and rhythms, which pave the way for his improvisation between jazz, techno, and hiphop. Through this technique he demonstrates wonderfully warm sound collages on mechanical funk as well as floaty groovy beats which are always organically arranged during live shows.

JBXDR already performed at last year’s waterkant festival and is going to join us again this year. Besides performing, he is our curator for all things music. „I want to showcase art“, says Jörn. His goal is to connect the creative aspects of music with tech, or better yet, combine the creative-cultural scene with the tech scene. So where better to do this than at waterkant?

Jörn will also introduce new artists from the Papenwohld community at waterkant.

Through Papenwohld, artists and creative professionals are promoted and provided with a place to give their creativity free reign and an event location. On an old farmyard the artists have access to multifunctional rooms and the facilities to bring new, upcoming projects to life and to promote and communicate them to a wider audience. The community strengthens cultural life in rural areas and its connection to the global and digital industries. Papenwohld wants to continue to grow as a network hub for artists and aspires to sow and propagate cultural seeds of global significance.

Interested in learning more? Check out this documentary about Papenwohld: