When: 16th & 17th of August 2019
Where: Café MALA Leipzig
Schulze-Delitzsch-Straße 19, 04315 Leipzig

About us

When to LOOP...

In music language, a 'loop' describes an endlessly repeating sound segment – an infinite loop, so to say.

In the past years, numerous music artists have indulged in creating music by using infinite loops, developing and transforming the loop as well as themselves. Yet there is one big disadvantage to loop music: Mostly, you are all alone creating it! Pity, we thought, and after some tinkering and pondering, some discussing and some going-around-in-circles we decided that something had to be done: We needed a turning point... a torque (German: Drehmoment)!

Addressing all the loop artists out there, the Drehmoment-festival is an invitation to leave your dark rehearsal rooms and get to know each other, to connect and to exchange your knowledge. Amateur, beginner, expert, or just feeling like listening to some hand-made live music in an infinite loop – everybody is welcome! We offer several workshops, concerts and an open stage. Of course, we will have beer, coffee and anything else needed to start a conversation with each other.

The Drehmoment-Loop-Festival will launch this year in Leipzig on August 16 and 17. You will find us at the Café MALA on Schulze-Delitzsch Straße 19. For any further information, check our program or just come by!

We are excited and looking forward to seeing you! Let’s stay in the loop...


Friday, 16th of August 2019
15:00 - 18:00 Workshop: “... but it sounds good through headphones!” – Technics Workshop
19:00 Doors Open
19:30 - 22:00 Concert: Jan Elf (Pol/Danzig) / pony pracht (Leipzig) / Rotem Fisher (ISR/Berlin)
22:00 Open Stage and Ending
Saturday, 17th of August 2019
12:30 - 14:00 Workshop: Boss RC-505 – tips and tricks for vocal artists, beatbox artists and fx-enthusiasts
14:30 - 16:00 Workshop: Live looping for beginners
15:30 - 18:00 Loop - OPEN STAGE / Loop-Artists & friends
16:00 - 19:00 Open Workshop: Skillsharing / setup, try, talk
19:00 Doors Open
19:30 - 22:00 Concert: Metaltute (Berlin) / Maria Schüritz (Leipzig) / Reinhardt Buhr (Cape Town/South Africa)
22:00 Jam, Music and Ending


During the daytime the Café MALA is regularly open for you. So come over to have a coffee or listes to our open stage on satuarday. If you want to support us, there will be a donation box, where you can put coins or even notes. Thanks!



Our workshop leaders decide on their own what you have to pay for each workshop. So if you join a workshop, let us know and you will pay there directly.

Line Up

Rotem Fisher (ISR/Berlin)


Loop-Station: Boss RC-30

The musician and producer Rotem Fisher devolops his music from the singer-songwriter genre. As a solo-loop artist nevertheless, he creates songs which put the spectrum of a whole indie band on the stage. He started his first solo project at the end of 2017. In November 2018, he presented his debut album Bell.

Pony Pracht (Leipzig)

Vocals, live-fx, Guitar

Loop-Station: TC-Helicon Voice Live 3 Extreme

Pony scrapes and taps and beats. She builds energetic sound worlds only to demolish them with the same intensity. Sometimes her voices float playfully and lightly above this sound base, sometimes they ram themselves relentlessly into the ground. Dreamy Electronica on all loop levels with occasional trips into various spheres of popmusic. Pony is also the singer of Elephants on Tape from Leipzig.

Reinhardt Buhr (Cape Town/South Africa)


Loop-Station: Boss RC-300

Reinhardt Buhr Wild lettuce is an ever evolving World fusion multi-instrumentalist. He blends the sounds of the Flamenco guitar, Australian didgeridoo and Electric Cello to creat endless improvisational sound journeys. Not one performance will ever be the same. Right, now he is touring through europe and released his brandnew album „Movement 3 - Berlin“

Maria Schüritz (Leipzig)


Loop-Station: Boss RC-30

With accurate vision, Maria Schüritz finds universal tales in the inconspicuous. Wilfully, she connects elements of soul, jazz and rock to catchy songs. After Lieder aus dem Kopfkino, she recently published her second album Ich, dein Wahnsinn. Maria Schüritz has been the host of the LoopArt-Festival at the KAOS-Kultursommer in Leipzig for years.

Metaltute (Berlin)

Klarinette & live-fx

Loop-Station: Mobius-Software-Looper

A freak with loop-machine and clarinet, Metaltute hacks, uses the meat grinder, combines anew, chops to pieces – and records. Times and times again, he shows that the clarinet has something to say way beyond classical music, klezmer and Balkan music. His art also leaves its mark on the sounds of solo artist Alligatoah.

Jan Elf (Pol/Danzig)

Beatbox & Vocals

Loop-Station: Boss RC-505

Since 2006, the beatbox and vocal artist evolved into an original musician and show master. Partly as founder and partly as support, Jan Elf engages in music as well as theatre projects. His music consists of his own compositions and unique cover versions which exclusively rely on his voice.


For the Workshop we kindly ask you to register at in advance. For this we need your name and the title of the Workshop.

Das Friedel (Berlin)

Boss RC-505 – tips and tricks for vocal artists, beatbox artists and fx-enthusiasts

When the loop station Boss RC-505 was released, it hit the scene like a bomb. This loop station offered countless possibilities! Beatbox and loop artist Friedel knows exactly how to handle this item. Rumours say he even accomplished to “bounce” the individual soundtracks – merging them all into a single one. This is the right space for exquisite nerd talk as well as thoughts and questions regarding the RC-505 and in which ways beatbox artists and vocal artists should use it.

When: Saturday 17.08 15.00 - 16.30 Uhr
Where: Yoga Studio Element Ost (über dem Café MALA)
Preis: Donation recommendation: 5 - 10€

“... but it sounds good through headphones” – Technics Workshop

Not happy with your sound on stage? You want advice for in-ear or stage monitoring? Your bass is drowning everything else? You want to improve your skills in mixing and mastering live on stage?

Two proficient technicians support you in our technics workshop and can help you, if you struggle with sound difficulties or want to find out more about working with loop music as a sound engineer on stage. Afterwards you can set up your equipment and put theory into practice. – Or you go and relax at the Open Stage and let the acquired wisdom sink in.

When: Friday, August 16: 15:00 - 18:00
Where: Yoga Studio Element Ost (above the Café MALA)
Price: Donations

Maria Schüritz (Leipzig)

Live looping for beginners

You have always wanted to find out how to create music using a loop station?

For an easy start, we will do some ‘human’loops in form of CircleSongs, after which we will loop with the Boss RC-20 and the Boss RC-30. Maria Schütz is a singer-songwriter who has been looping since 2008 –next to soul choirs, she does vocal percussion, guitar-accompaniments, small percussion and atmospheres.

When: Samstag August, 17: 14.30pm – 16:00pm
Where: Yoga Studio Element Ost (above the Café MALA)
Price: Donation recommendation: 7 - 10€

Drehmoment – Skillsharing-Corner

Learnt enough? Wanna have a go yourself and meet other Loop-Artists? You can have a go with the “Drehmoment - Skillsharing-Corner”. Setup, power on, play, talk! Don't forget your headphones...

When: Samstag 17.08: 16:15 - 19:00 Uhr
Where: Yoga Studio Element Ost (über dem Café MALA)
Price: free

Open Stage

  1. Friday August 16 at 10:30pm / inside area of the Café MALA / ending the day with an Open Stage and/or a jam session – open for everybody: loop artists as well as non-loop artists invited!

  2. Saturday August 17 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm / outside area of the Café MALA / loop artists and friends only

We want to hear and see everyone who visits our Loop Festival DREHMOMENT and feels like playing! That’s why during our festival, we offer you an OPEN STAGE to show everybody how the loop is done!


If you want to play at the open stage, please send a mail to beforehand, letting us know what kind of equipment you will be bringing with you. This will help us to avoid spending too much time on stage preparation in between acts. If needed, we can provide you with DI units, a mixing desk, a PA system and stage monitors.

We are looking forward to seeing you!


Ole Zender
Address: Torgauer Straße 48, 04315 Leipzig


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