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Support: Jennifer Touch live

Worn Pop Autumn season of 2024 starts with a concert of the legendary minimal wave act Martin Dupont at SO36 in Berlin. Jennifer Touch is joining the show with an expanded live performance featuring Jonas of Warm Graves playing synths and 2nd Guitar. The opening set is represented by Warm Graves.


Martin Dupont originally formed in 1980 and consisted of Alain Seghir, Brigitte Balian, Beverley Jane Crew, and Catherine Loy. They were immensely talented with a rare dynamic between them that was likely inspired by a combination of their magnetic personalities, creative vision, and the home studio where they recorded.
The music they made was colorful, enthusiastic, and delicate, but also melancholy and mysterious. A mixture of hot and cold, light and dark.
They made electronic music that incorporated guitars and clarinets and is described by many as New Wave yet they truly transcended genres.

They had mainstream success finding themselves opening for legendary bands like The Lotus Eaters, The Lounge Lizards, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, without any intention of ever being a commercial enterprise. In Beverley Jane Crew’s words, “the songs just tumbled out in a completely organic and spontaneous way and as soon as they were recorded on the four-track, they were shared with friends on tapes, openly and excitedly.”

By 1987, they disbanded but left behind three cult albums: Just Because, Sleep Is A Luxury, and Hot Paradox, one cassette entitled Inédits 1981-1983, and one 7” single entitled Your Passion. Martin Dupont remained under the radar for over thirty years, but since achieving unexpected success in the US, championed by the New York label Minimal Wave, first with the 2008 release Lost and Late and more recently with The Complete Collection 5LP box set, the band is now making a comeback.

They will perform live again supported by additional musicians Sandy Casado and Thierry Sintoni, of the band Girls Like You, along with Ollivier Leroy. They will be returning to the very stages that hosted their first gigs, bolstered by their ever-increasing fan base.

Additional information

Accessibility


Accompanying persons have free entry.
There is no need to buy an extra ticket, just show your (B) certificate
Mobility restrictions for visitors:
The main entrance has three steps. Wheelchair users can enter via the side entrance. The highest threshold there is about 3cm and experience has shown that it can be easily mastered even by heavy e-wheelers. This entrance must be unlocked during events, which our colleagues at the door are happy to do. We ask for a little patience if the situation does not allow it, but as a rule you will be given priority.

In SO36 itself there are two small thresholds at the fire doors, about 1 cm high.

The door to the smoking area is unfortunately quite narrow and not easy for a large e-wheelchair to pass through. There is little room to turn around in the room itself.

Toilet:
There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet with an Euro-key, additionally the key is available at the counter or at the cash register/door.
Beanbag Seats
We have two beanbag seats which are available on request. Please let the office know about a week in advance (by phone on 030/61401306 or by email to post@so36.de).Live concerts with a platform:
If you are going to a concert, you can also request a platform with a ramp. If it's somehow feasible, we'll set it up in a spot with a good view. Please let the office know about a week in advance (by phone on 030/61401306 or by email to post@so36.de).