On Friday, at Main Stage, the world premiere of the anonymous new project Belief Defect will be presented. Industrial and noise musician Puce Mary (aka Frederikke Hoffmeier) will also premier a new live performance entitled A Feast Before the Drought
. A new commission with unpredictable result brings together Main (aka Robert Hampson) and Regis. Ending the night at the Main Stage, Atonal will present another astonishing collaboration between Roly Porter and Paul Jebanasam, uniting the creative and technical capacities of two of the most powerful contemporary music composers in a project based on ritual system music.
And not to miss, the after hours DJ set of Richard Fearless
Saturday ahead, at Main Stage, more collaborations will be presented, like the one that links live-coding mastermind Renick Bell and expert sound designer Fis in search of the next level sonic happenings. Behind the Glass is the ambitious new project born from overlapping the creative forces of Shackleton and his complex and occasionally atonal sound palette, Anika and her deadpan vocals, the visual sets of Pedro Maia and his constructive and reconstructive filmic talents, and legendary Berlin artist Strawalde. Equally challenging is the new live performance by Swedish duo Roll The Dice – Peder Mannerfelt and Malcolm Pardon –; jazz-infused electronic music.
Another very expected premiere show is the one by regular and electronic music enfant terrible Powell, who will be performing on stage with Turner prize-winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans. The last day of the festival, Sunday at Main Stage, Pact Infernal will bring their mutated tribal patterns during the night. Chinese performance artist and composer Pan Daijing will debut her work Fist Piece, focusing on voice and the relationship between bodies. The five-day event will culminate in Emptyset concluding at Main Stage. James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas, Emptyset’s founders, are focused on the material properties of sound and its relation with architecture. For Atonal, they have adapted their show to the industrial greatness of the location, Kraftwerk’s building.
Additionally, in the closing day, pieces of Nordic Flora Series curated by Jonas Rönnberg aka Varg will come together over three hours on Stage Null with a diverse catalogue of performers including Anna Melina, OliXL, Swan Meat, Chloe Wise or Ecco2k.
Added to all the previous, the Atonal commissioned installation program, in permanent exhibition during the festival duration, includes Berlin collective Feld, John Gerrard, David Spriggs, Dutch initiative Macular, Chinese filmmaker Zhao Liang, UK duo Semiconductor, Materiel Matano, Mischa Daams and Lukas Marxt.