Berlin Atonal 2013: Forming Space

  • The final calendar for Berlin Atonal 2013 is now confirmed! Our packed day-program includes a conversation between Jon Hassell and Karl Lippegaus, a screening and discussion presented by Christoph Dreher (Die Haut), two intriguing Electronic Beats panels featuring William Bennett (Cut Hands), Russell Haswell, Phillip Sollmann, Dimitri Hegemann and more, a workshop on sound design hosted by Ableton, a soundtour of the powerplant led by renowned sound artist Sam Auinger as well as an NK curated day focusing on the interface between graphics and sound which features a presentation by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros (EVOL) and much more. The powerplant will also be reactivated with installations running on the ground floor from 1400 daily and will include specially commissioned works from ANTIVJ, David Letellier, Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti (Dadub), Daniele de Santis (Grün) and Grischa Lichtenberger. Five nights of aftershow parties round out the calendar with some of the biggest names in electronic music (Moritz von Oswald, Juan Atkins, Thomas Fehlmann, Powell, DJ Deep, Shifted and many, many more). Festival Passports are available for €100 and allow full entry into Kraftwerk for the duration of the festival, including for the five aftershow parties (normally €5 each). ********************************************************************************************* The legendary Berlin Atonal festival returns to the capital of innovative music after a 23 year hiatus. The history of Berlin Atonal begins in November 1982. Set up at SO36 in Kreuzberg, the Atonal festival became ground-zero for altogether new forms of musical experience; Einstürzende Neubauten, Sprung aus den Wolken, Malaria, Notorische Reflexe, Alu, White Russia, Didaktische Einheit and many other like-minded musical pioneers used Berlin Atonal to launch their entirely novel ideas about the possibilities of sonic expression. Now, in 2013, Berlin Atonal returns updated to a city that has itself changed. However, the spirit remains resolute: to resist the trends of the mainstream, to provide platforms for experimentation, to support those who want to break with trite and lazy habits of watching and listening. Atonal’s new home - Kraftwerk Berlin - is a long abandoned powerplant in Berlin Mitte, a mazy industrial complex that will host 6 days of world-class musical events and large scale audio-visual installations as well as streetfood and a full catalogue of seminars, lectures, master-classes and screenings. In these new surroundings Berlin Atonal will remain true to its tradition of promoting innovative concepts in music and art, which has become a renewed imperative in a technological age that struggles to find authentic and thus truly inventive modes of expression. The theme for the first edition of the relaunched festival is «Forming Space», paying homage not only to the starkly majestic architecture of Atonal’s singular new home and its public re-emergence after years of abandonment, but also to that basic and vital impulse of all art, namely, the desire to give form to the void. Tickets available online: ... or directly at our box office starting July 22nd, 2013 at Köpenicker Str. 70 ********************************************************************************************* BERLIN ATONAL 2013 :: FORMING SPACE ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ THURSDAY 25th of JULY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ GLENN BRANCA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS TWISTING IN SPACE KURT SCHWITTERS' URSONATE PERFORMED BY FRIEDER BUTZMANN +++ SUBTEXT +++ ROLY PORTER & MARCEL MFO PAUL JEBANASAM ERIC HOLM ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ FRIDAY 26th of JULY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ JON HASSELL QUARTET PRESENTS SUMMERTHRILL JUAN ATKINS & MORITZ VON OSWALD PRESENT BORDERLAND VLADISLAV DELAY [A/V show] KANGDING RAY [A/V show] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SATURDAY 27th of JULY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ VOICES FROM THE LAKE [A/V show] MURCOF + SIMON GEILFUS [A/V show] DADUB [A/V show] GRÜN [A/V show] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SUNDAY 28th of JULY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ +++ BLACKEST EVER BLACK +++ RAIME [A/V show] VATICAN SHADOW [A/V show] CUT HANDS [A/V show] +++ CONTORT +++ ANCIENT METHODS RUSSELL HASWELL VIOLETSHAPED RASHAD BECKER GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER SAMUEL KERRIDGE POSITIVE CENTRE LOWER ORDER ETHICS ZAN LYONS ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ TUESDAY 30th of JULY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ACTRESS FRANCESCO TRISTANO KASSEM MOSSE ANSTAM ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WEDNESDAY 31st of JULY ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ THE BRANDT BRAUER FRICK ENSEMBLE JACASZEK Z'EV
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