After that, there’s a specially commissioned performance uniting Mohammed Reza Mortazavi – one of the leading Persian percussionists of today – and the masterful sound designer Fis. ‘Concerto for single laser’, by Robin Fox, an artist who’s been part of Atonal for several editions now, is also a must-see. In addition to these, young Danish producer Astrid Sonne will present her ephemeral A/V show. She is affiliated with labels such as Escho and noisy Posh Isolation – this last one looks like an Atonal partner, since it has presented artists every year.
When the Main Stage closes, Stage Null comes back to life downstairs, presenting melancholic and moody takes on dubs by Jay Glass or the avant-garde Japanese duo Killer-Oma, which brings together the rapper Killer Bong and the eighty-five-year-old double bassist Isao Suzuki, the godfather of Japanese jazz. The OHM and Tresor programmes host, among others, Lena Willikens or Caroline Lethô.
Thursday’s Main Stage will host the live A/V show Chaotic Profusion, by Iona Fortune, which will be most likely exploring experimentation together with new age and oriental sounds. We continue with Scottish producer Calum MacRae, aka Lanark Artefax, whose pared-down sonic palette continues to be broken off into new fractures. After him, it’s Neon Chambers turn, the new collaborative project between Kangding Ray and Sigha. At Stage Null, the A/V performance by DJ, producer and Mannequin Record boss, Alessandro Adriani, will perhaps be one of the more determinate creative statements. Adriani also curates Drift, the night program at Stage Null featuring Le Syndicat Electronique, June, Phantom Love or Bruta Non Calculant.