PROGRAM IN BAUMHAUS SPACE

Want to meet neighbors and other people who want to make the world a better place in Berlin? Our project space is a platform for meeting, events and workshops for a variety of people and organizations…

Check out our program below to see the schedule of events. And if you think something is missing, maybe you could create that event in Baumhaus yourself. Get inspired and involved in Baumhaus project space!

Gerichtstr. 23, front building, ground floor – the entire space is ground floor, we have a ramp to get in, and a barrier free bathroom (no handles). Please let us know if you have other special needs, we’ll try to provide support. Please note: The entire space is designated as an “Open Greeting Zone”, which means that it is a place where anyone can feel comfortable walking up to anyone else and introduce themselves. Our events are often bilingual in English & German. Please let us know if you don’t understand. Most of the time we can organize translation on the spot.

If not indicated otherwise: 3-8€ (pay-as-you-feel) for the space

You can find our events also at Facebook & sometimes Twitter

Oct
11
Fri
Emergent Berlin 2019 :: Immersive Realities II :: Program Overview
Oct 11 @ 18:00 – Oct 20 @ 19:00
Emergent Berlin 2019 :: Immersive Realities II :: Program Overview
Since 2013 Emergent Berlin annually gathers a broad mix of people & projects in Berlin who are working to make the world a better place by making the world a more sustainable place.

We explore sustainability from a broad range of personal, ecological, aesthetic, cultural, economic and social perspectives with 10 days of events, project presentations, workshops and more!

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This year’s theme: Immersive Realities – how can we get more fully engaged in creating and enacting local sustainable solutions in real world with the urgency needed to make a real difference?

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EMERGENT BERLIN FEST 2019 – October 11 – 20
Full event details and workshop registrations HERE

 

OSCE Days Berlin 2019 – October 12 & 13
Full event details & tickets HERE

 

Monday, Oct. 14

• 18:00 Doors open
• 19:00 Workshop – Urban Permaculture Design Workshop
• 19:00 Project Presentations
> Jessica Böhme – CoCreationLoft
Emergence, Personal Development & Sustainability – drawing on systems science and complexity theory
> Magdalena Dabkowska – (Berlin School of Economics and Law)
Promoting Personal Sustainability Through University Teaching – inviting students to consider moral economy and social justice questions
> Karen Wohlert – Das Baumhaus
Emergence of, in & around Baumhaus
• 20:15 Project Presentations (round 2)
> Michael Spörlein – WILDE 17
Die Wilde 17 ist ein Gemeinschaftsgarten in Berlin-Gesundbrunnen, ein offener Ort für alle um gemeinsam zu gärtnern und zu lernen.
> Zinnia Nomura – Tentakelbewegung e.V.
Mami Wata: the 20m floating body-mind-laboratory…
• 21:00 Chill Out & Networking in the Baumhaus “Open Greeting Zone”

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

trim tab collective´s action night
• 18:00 Doors open
• 19:00 Project Actions & Workshop

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16

• 18:00 Doors open
• 19:00 Intuitive Painting Workshop
• 19:00 Project Presentations
> Maia Frazier – Back to the Roots Stories – BTTR
a Berlin-based online magazine sharing stories from local change-makers
> Anna Herzog Rebellion für das Leben – in Aktion mit Extinction Rebellion Berlin
> (tba) – Bits & Bäume Berlin Stammtisch
ecologic meets technologic for a better world
• 20:15 Project Presentations (round 2)
> Oliver Juan – The “I-opener” project
a video project intends to inspire people to have a reflexive view on their behavior, stands and habits towards our common environmental urgency.
> Scott Bolden – Baumhaus P.E.A.C.E.S.
a practical framework for understanding how to identify create and maintain dynamic balance across 6 dimensions of sustainability.
> (tba) – SuperCoop Berlin
Opening Germany’s first cooperative supermarket here in Berlin!
• 21:00 Chill Out & Networking in the Baumhaus “Open Greeting Zone”

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

Baumhaus´ Community Networking Night
• 18:00 Doors open, join cooking
• 18:30 Workshop – FLOW, a connective musical meditation experience
• 20:00 Community Dinner
• 21:00 News you can use / quick pitches
• 21:45 Workshop – FLOW, a connective musical meditation experience

 

Friday, Oct. 18

• 18:00 Doors open
• 19:00 Workshop – Designing New Spaces for Sustainability in Berlin
• 19:00 Project Presentations
> Anette Jensen – THF.Vision
Reallabor für eine gute Zukunft auf dem Tempelhofer Flughafen
> Silke Zimmermann – book project
A book project that imagine we are in the year 2050 and everything went well…
> Kave Bulambo – Umoja DRC
“The lived realities of Congolese women in coffee and cacao…”
• 20:15 Project Presentations (round 2)
> Xiaoyu Cheng (Angela) – Me and We Foods
By sharing food and stories, we bond over the flavors that touch
our soul…
> Butson Boursiquot – FrequenSeeds
A creative meditation references is rooted to practice by the Himalayan Monks, but adapted for a city life.
> Scott Bolden – book project
The story of a book that planted the seeds for growing a Baumhaus…
• 21:00 Chill Out & Networking in the Baumhaus “Open Greeting Zone”

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

• 17:00 Active Art Salon – An intellectually creative playground for adults where attendees are provoked and inspired in thoughtful and creative ways…
• 21:00 Soirée (party!)

 

Sunday, Oct. 20

• 14:00 – 18:00 Workshop – Exploring the Inner Commons
a deep dive into personal sustainability with Baumhaus Co-founder Scott Bolden

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We’re happy to announce a new cooperation partner this year: the Open Source Circular Economy Days (OSCEdays) Berlin, who will open this year’s festival on October 12 & 13.

web: http://www.emergentberlinfest.de/index.php/oscedays-berlin-2019/?lang=en

Oct
17
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Oct 17 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

FLOW – a connective musical meditation experience (2 sessions – 18:30 or 21:30)
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 20:15
FLOW - a connective musical meditation experience (2 sessions - 18:30 or 21:30)

FLOW – a 90 minute connective musical meditation experience
( 2 sessions – 18:45 & 21:45)
• Cost 10€ – includes all you can eat bio/vegan buffet & more after the session
• No registration needed, max 25 spaces available
• contact – info@baumhausberlin.de

Flow is a state of being… an experience when you allow yourself to be 100% fully engaged in the present moment in a feedback loop between clarity and satisfaction. It is an undeniable sensation where things seem to be more effortless, pleasurable, in sync, and you can easily sense a connection with something greater than yourself; this is what we will create…:

• a connected and mindful meditation where it is possible to blissfully surf the cutting edge of the present moment together…

• a game where it’s possible to feel excited and calm in the same moment, and everyone can win as much as they like…

Scott Bolden, co-founder of Das Baumhaus Berlin will share some very easy, practical and effective methods developed over the past 5 years of facilitating the “Improvisational Groove Orchestra” (I.G.O.) improv vocal jam sessions. Within 20 minutes participants learn to use the common sound space to create resonance in the form of improvisational music where it is quite common to experience some real flow moments…

It is very easy to participate, no musical talent or training is required so anyone is welcome to join. Most of the session is done with eyes closed to avoid visual distractions and keep focus on the co-created sound space. During these sessions we will also have special guest instrumental musicians, poets, writers and beat-boxers etc… If you would like to be a special guest, please send us a message.

Important – if you have never done this in the Baumhaus before and can not make it in time for the intro and warm up, then please wait until the next session to join. It is very important to understand the methodology and warm up in the group before joining in!

Program:

18:00 – Doors open, meet and greet

18:45 – Workshop first session starts

20:00 – All you can eat Bio/Vegan Buffet and community networking in our “Open Greeting Zone” until 23:00

21:45 – Workshop second session starts (if there is space and you joined in the first session then you are welcome to join the second session at no additional cost!)

+ TBD – poets, singers, instrumentalists etc. send mail to info@baumhausberlin.de to apply for a ‘special guest’ spot.

Here are some recording samples from past sessions…
• NEW! —> https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bolden/sets/ego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden/sets/above-beyond

Oct
18
Fri
Presentations III : Emergent Berlin 2019 “Immersive Realities”
Oct 18 @ 18:00 – 22:30
Presentations III : Emergent Berlin 2019 "Immersive Realities"
Every year during Emergent Berlin we host a wide variety of sustainable projects, initiatives and experts to share what they are up to. This year’s theme of ‘immersive realities’ invites our speakers to see how they can inspire us to consider and exchange different perspectives that we can reflect on as we act to make the world a better place.
 
Full Details: http://www.emergentberlinfest.de/index.php/friday-october-18-2019/
 
18:00 Doors Open
 
19:00 First Round of Presentations
• Anette Jensen – THF.Vision
Reallabor für eine gute Zukunft auf dem Tempelhofer Flughafen
• Silke Zimmermann – book project
A book project that imagine we are in the year 2050 and everything went well…
• Kave Bulambo – Umoja DRC
“The lived realities of Congolese women in coffee and cacao…”
 
19:45 Break
 
20:15 Second Round of Presentations
• Xiaoyu Cheng (Angela) – Me and We Foods
By sharing food and stories, we bond over the flavors that touch
our soul…
• Butson Boursiquot – FrequenSeeds
A creative meditation references is rooted to practice by the Himalayan Monks, but adapted for a city life.
• Scott Bolden – book project
The story of a book that planted the seeds for growing a Baumhaus…
 
21:00 Chill Out & Networking in the Baumhaus “Open Greeting Zone”
 
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Pay-as-you-feel €6 – €12 includes tea, water & snacks)
We ask participants to consider:
• their personal budget
• the value of their experiences during the workshop in the Baumhaus
• the value of supporting the Baumhaus so that we can continue facilitating these and various other types of experiences
 
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Designing New Spaces for Sustainability – Workshop at Emergent Berlin 2019
Oct 18 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Designing New Spaces for Sustainability - Workshop at Emergent Berlin 2019
EN

Designing New Spaces for Sustainability in Berlin

Using Edward de Bono’s “Six-Thinking-Hats” technique, we will set out to explore the following question: “Which places and spaces can we design in Berlin to ignite a more embodied experience of sustainability in people’s everyday lives?” No previous knowledge of the subject matter is required. By the end of this 90-minute session, the group will have collected a pool of ideas that attendees are welcome to take home and transform into actionable initiatives. The workshop will be held primarily in English to accommodate an international audience. Participants may also ask questions/give input in German, which the workshop facilitator will be happy to translate for the group.


Please confirm participation with a short email to info@baumhausberlin.de with the subject: New Spaces Workshop

Pay-as-you-feel €8 – €20, after the workshop (includes coffee, tea, water & snacks)
We ask participants to consider:
• their personal budget
• the value of their experiences during the workshop in the Baumhaus
• the value of supporting the Baumhaus so that we can continue facilitating these and various other types of experiences

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This workshop is being offered as part of the 7th annual Emergent Berlin festival of sustainable initiatives from October 11 until 20. Program event details can be seen here: http://www.emergentberlinfest.de/index.php/program-2019/

Oct
19
Sat
Active Art Salon & Party :: Emergent Berlin 2019 – Immersive Realities
Oct 19 @ 19:00 – 23:30
Active Art Salon & Party :: Emergent Berlin 2019 - Immersive Realities
Active Art Salon
 
An intellectually creative playground for adults where attendees are provoked and inspired in thoughtful and creative ways…
 
This salon-style event is all about stimulating some creative answers to that little voice inside you that asks, “What can I do to make the world a better place? “ Anyone is welcome to join. Participants are encouraged to use their existing project ideas, interests, curiosities, questions and talents as a starting point. In order to inspire some clever new ideas, participants are invited to use the Baumhaus ‘Concept Catalyzers’ which are in the form of animated text installations.
 
The Concept Catalyzers are set to help participants riff on the general notions of:
• creating a Potential Renaissance
• experiencing more Immersive Realities
 
Program
19:00 – Arrive, meet, greet & chill
20:00 – Introduction to the process and start of the Session
21:30 – Feedback and Closing Rounds
22:30 – Networking Party!
 
Entrance 10€ – Includes the creative session, food, 1 free drink and the party. No RSVP required, 40 spaces available for creative session – party is open.
*Full festival program from October 11 – 20
http://www.emergentberlinfest.de/index.php/program-2019/
Oct
20
Sun
Exploring The Inner Commons – workshop, personal sustainability
Oct 20 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Exploring The Inner Commons - workshop, personal sustainability
Talk & Workshop – Exploring The Inner Commons
a deep dive into personal sustainability
 
by Scott Bolden, Co-founder of Baumhaus Berlin
 
Doors Open @ 13:00
Workshop from 14:00 – 17:00
 
If you really want to make the world a better place then a great place is to start with yourself because no matter where you go or what you do, you can not escape yourself… Besides, doesn’t it make sense that a truly sustainable society would be composed of more balanced individuals?
 
The Inner Commons is an intuitively understandable, flexible and contextual framework developed by Scott Bolden that can be used to catalyze a process of self understanding and resolving common issues we all deal with. The concepts discussed in this workshop are based on simple, root level, universal experiences of the human condition and a bit of common sense. Because of this, insights that participants gain about themselves can also provide insights to understanding and resolving issues with others as well.
 
Requirements: comfortable clothing, a notebook and an open mind…
 
Please confirm participation with a short email to info@baumhausberlin.de with the subject: Inner Commons
 
Pay-as-you-feel €10 – €25, after the workshop (includes coffee, tea, water & snacks)
We ask participants to consider:
• their personal budget
• the value of their experiences during the workshop in the Baumhaus
• the value of supporting the Baumhaus so that we can continue facilitating these and various other types of experiences
 
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This workshop is being offered as part of the 7th annual Emergent Berlin festival of sustainable initiatives from October 11 until 20. Program event details can be seen here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/458885168286435/
Oct
24
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Oct 24 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Oct
30
Wed
Flow – a special musical meditation series
Oct 30 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Flow - a special musical meditation series @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany
Flow :: Special I.G.O. Sessions (last Wednesday of each month)
 
Flow is a state of being… an experience when you allow yourself to be 100% fully engaged in the present moment in a feedback loop between clarity and satisfaction. It is an undeniable sensation where things seem to be more effortless, pleasurable, in sync, and you can easily sense a connection with something greater than yourself; this is what we will create…:
 
• a connected and mindful meditation where it is possible to blissfully surf the cutting edge of the present moment together…
 
• a game where it’s possible to feel excited and calm in the same moment, and everyone can win as much as they like…
 
Scott Bolden, co-founder of Das Baumhaus Berlin will share some very easy, practical and effective methods developed during the last 3 years of facilitating the “Improvisational Groove Orchestra” (I.G.O.) improv vocal jam sessions. Within 20 minutes participants learn to use the common sound space to create resonance in the form of improvisational music where it is quite common to experience some real flow moments…
 
It is very easy to participate, no musical talent or training is required so anyone is welcome to join. Most of the session is done with eyes closed to avoid visual distractions and keep focus on the co-created sound space. During these sessions we will also have special guest instrumental musicians, poets, writers and beat-boxers etc… If you would like to be a special guest, please send us a message.
 
Important – if you have never done this in the Baumhaus before and can not make it in time for the intro and warm up, then please wait until the next session to join. It is very important to understand the methodology and warm up in the group before joining in!
 
Program:
 
19:00 – Doors open, meet and greet
 
19:45 – Introduction, warm up & first jams (planting seeds)
 
20:30 – Break
 
20:45 – Second round of jams (human sequencer game + other fun stuff)
 
21:30 – Closing & feedback
 
+ TBD – poets, singers, instrumentalists etc. send mail to info@baumhausberlin.de to reserve a guest spot.
 
Here are some recording samples from past sessions…
• NEW! —> https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bolden/sets/ego-session-5-nov-13-2014
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden/sets/above-beyond
 
Now imagine these with poets and some acoustic improv instruments…
 
Entrance:
 
*Pay-as-you-feel €6 – €12 :: We ask our guests to consider:
• their personal budget
• the value of their experiences in the Baumhaus
• the value of supporting the Baumhaus so that we can continue facilitating these and various other types of experiences
www.baumhausberlin.de
 
** Bring snacks to share, we have bio drinks for sale or you can bring your own!
Oct
31
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Oct 31 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Nov
7
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Nov 7 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Nov
14
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Nov 14 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Nov
21
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Nov 21 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Nov
27
Wed
Flow – a special musical meditation series
Nov 27 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Flow - a special musical meditation series @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany
Flow :: Special I.G.O. Sessions (last Wednesday of each month)
 
Flow is a state of being… an experience when you allow yourself to be 100% fully engaged in the present moment in a feedback loop between clarity and satisfaction. It is an undeniable sensation where things seem to be more effortless, pleasurable, in sync, and you can easily sense a connection with something greater than yourself; this is what we will create…:
 
• a connected and mindful meditation where it is possible to blissfully surf the cutting edge of the present moment together…
 
• a game where it’s possible to feel excited and calm in the same moment, and everyone can win as much as they like…
 
Scott Bolden, co-founder of Das Baumhaus Berlin will share some very easy, practical and effective methods developed during the last 3 years of facilitating the “Improvisational Groove Orchestra” (I.G.O.) improv vocal jam sessions. Within 20 minutes participants learn to use the common sound space to create resonance in the form of improvisational music where it is quite common to experience some real flow moments…
 
It is very easy to participate, no musical talent or training is required so anyone is welcome to join. Most of the session is done with eyes closed to avoid visual distractions and keep focus on the co-created sound space. During these sessions we will also have special guest instrumental musicians, poets, writers and beat-boxers etc… If you would like to be a special guest, please send us a message.
 
Important – if you have never done this in the Baumhaus before and can not make it in time for the intro and warm up, then please wait until the next session to join. It is very important to understand the methodology and warm up in the group before joining in!
 
Program:
 
19:00 – Doors open, meet and greet
 
19:45 – Introduction, warm up & first jams (planting seeds)
 
20:30 – Break
 
20:45 – Second round of jams (human sequencer game + other fun stuff)
 
21:30 – Closing & feedback
 
+ TBD – poets, singers, instrumentalists etc. send mail to info@baumhausberlin.de to reserve a guest spot.
 
Here are some recording samples from past sessions…
• NEW! —> https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bolden/sets/ego-session-5-nov-13-2014
• https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden/sets/above-beyond
 
Now imagine these with poets and some acoustic improv instruments…
 
Entrance:
 
*Pay-as-you-feel €6 – €12 :: We ask our guests to consider:
• their personal budget
• the value of their experiences in the Baumhaus
• the value of supporting the Baumhaus so that we can continue facilitating these and various other types of experiences
www.baumhausberlin.de
 
** Bring snacks to share, we have bio drinks for sale or you can bring your own!
Nov
28
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Nov 28 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Dec
5
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Dec 5 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Dec
12
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Dec 12 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk

Dec
19
Thu
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation
Dec 19 @ 17:00 – 23:00
Community Night, Potluck Buffet & Groove Meditation @ Das Baumhaus Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Baumhaus Community Networking Night

Baumhaus weekly Community Networking Night is about bringing together people from all walks of life who share a common desire; to act on their impulse to do what they can to make the world a better place.

Its about enjoying meeting interesting people in an authentic and informal atmosphere, developing organic relationships, through sharing perspectives and collaboratively supporting each other.

What makes community nights in the Baumhaus really special is the great vibe of the space and people…

Program

Come as early as 17:00 to join the food preparation or a bit later to enjoy some informal networking and community building during the Potluck Buffet. Bring what you have from home to share. After dinner we dive into another active meditative jam session… Feel most welcome to come and join us!

17:00 Doors open: Bring food to share & help preparing the Potluck-Buffet
20:00 Buffet & chill & open networking in the Open Greeting Zone*
20:45 Announcements (1min), News, Food for Thought
21:30 I.G.O.** Vocal Jam Session – start moving to the back room, warming up and then jamming!

All night – please volunteer to help keep the space clean, we have no staff, just a network of people who help each other out…

Pay-as-you-feel 5-10€: We ask our guests to consider their personal budget, the value of their experiences, and the value of supporting Baumhaus so that we can continue to provide space & support to people and projects in our neighborhood and beyond.

The address is Gerichtstr. 23 in the front house on the ground floor, you can walk in our door from the sidewalk. We have some drinks available at the door but it is ok to bring your own too.

* Open Greeting Zone – an area, where you can feel free to walk up to any person or group, introduce yourself, and be welcomed into the conversation.

** Improvisational Groove Orchestra (I.G.O.) – a fun way to experience authentic connection and community through exploring a commonly created sound space. (description & links to examples below)

I.G.O. Thursday Meditative Vocal Jam Sessions @ Baumhaus

We meet every Thursday to listen, respond, observe and curiously play with the sounds our voices create together. Our objective is to tune into the common feeling we are developing in the present moment.

Most of what we do is with our eyes closed. This allows everyone to be very focused on only the sound space without any other distractions. We usually are more beginners than experienced singers, and that’s absolutely fine. It is a learning process in progress, each time balancing ourselves in volume and expression to merge into the group sound space, allowing everyone to hear and be heard, naturally developing our own musical styles.

All levels and voice types are welcome! Just make sure to be on time: Scott will explain a few basic and intuitively understandable concepts to make it super easy to dive in for everyone.

You can find tracks from previous I.G.O sessions here:

https://soundcloud.com/das-baumhaus/sets/improvisational-groove-orchestra-baumhaus-23072017
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/ebb-and-flow-p2-edit-2
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/gently-flowing-through-a?in=scott-bwww.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk olden%2Fsets%2Fego-session-5-nov-13-2014
https://soundcloud.com/scott-bolden/02-igonr8-tighten-up-exercise?in=scott-bolden%2Fsets%2Fabove-beyond
• a video showing another fun method with larger groups: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjzmfpnZhDk