The US festival's fifth edition will host Terre Thaemlitz, Deniz Kurtel, Nils Frahm and more.
Colorado's Communikey Festival will return for a fifth year of art and music collaborations in late April.
The nonprofit festival will once again take place in venues across Boulder for five days and nights, and this year it will be the subject of a five-part documentary. Organizers say the 2012 edition will have "the most ambitious cross section of artistic disciplines of any Communikey production to date," and by the looks of the eclectic initial lineup, it's likely to live up to that promise. A performance from longtime experimental rocker Laurie Anderson will open the festival on Wednesday the 25th before deep house producer and LED artist Deniz Kurtel caps off the night. Terre Thaemlitz AKA DJ Sprinkles, an identity politics expert and New York house luminary, will play a set later in the week as well.
In the usual nod to the avant-garde, the bill also features Morton Subotnick, who will perform his legendary 1967 synthesizer work Silver Apples of the Moon, and German composer Nils Frahm. Those looking for more straight-ahead house and techno sounds should head to Saturday's afterparty to catch Kyle Hall and an extended live/DJ set from Shawn Rudiman and Claude Young. Mexican DJ and Static Discos co-founder Ejival will also be on hand after playing Communikey a few years ago, and he looks set to help wind down the festivities on Sunday. More lineup additions and further details will be announced in the coming weeks.