Heading to the weekend, on Friday the Main Stage will present Unnatural Channel, born as collaboration between Drew McDowall (Coil, Psychic TV) and visual artist Florence To. Two inimitable pillars of the dark experimental techno scene, Orphx, will be pairing up with JK Flesh (Napalm Death and Godflesh’s Justin K. Broadrick) to present their one-off live project, while Argentinian techno ace Jonas Kopp and award-winning experimental filmmaker Rainer Kohlberger join forces on their monumental Telluric Lines project, followed by the performance of UF –which unites techno master Samuel Kerridge and OAKE–, and the shadowy ambient techno collective Σ (Summe).
Pre-concert presentations at Stage Null include a retrospective of films by Steina & Woody Vasulka. Jealous God artist’s night presents Optimistic Decay with Silent Servant + Phase Fatale, fusing post-punk into darker, harder and industrial-influenced techno –the image of future war– followed by December, 51717 (New Yorker Lili Schulder’s solo project), Champagne Mirrors, Alexey Volcov and Kerri Le Bon. Projektionsraum will be hosted by Luis Sanz together with STM~ Intemporal.
On Saturday, Marcus Schmickler –prominent figure of German contemporary experimental music– will perform a light/sound concert on Stage Null prior to the Main Stage programme that kicks off with the world premiere show Transmission by Death In Vegas, collaborative work of psychedelic auteur Richard Fearless and Sasha Grey united over a love of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey. This show resonates across soundscapes of visceral techno and unsettling, discordant drones. Imaginary Softwoods, a John Elliott (Emeralds) project, and Love Means Taking Action by Croatian Amor will follow to finish with MM/KM (sonic road trips by Mix Mup & Kassem Mosse) and German-Japanese duo Felix K + Ena.
Again, from midnight on, down at Stage Null, Donato Dozzy + Lory B and TM404 will be performing. In the Projektionsraum the loop projection will be And So On To Infinity by Recent Arts.
On Sunday early afternoon –the closing day–, a special performance by The Chi Factory will close the Stage Null. The icing on the cake will be Alessandro Cortini’s new audio-visual show AVANTI, which fuses his grandfather’s Super 8 footage with his sonically expansive musical canvas. Robin Fox will present his new three laser projectors (red, green and blue), where sound is converted into light geometry and image is sonified. Porter Ricks, the legendary sound project by German producers Thomas Köner & Andy Mellwig will follow along with Second Woman, from New Orleans –the new collaborative project from Turk Dietrich (Belong) and Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv)– to end with Pyrolator (from legendary post-punk band DAF) reworking material from seminal composer Conrad Schnitzler (Tangerine Dream). The Projektionsraum will close with Never Comes Tomorrow by Rainer Kohlberger. Not to forget that subsidiary rooms OHM and Tresor will host live DJ sets daily from 8 pm and 12 am respectively.