Today’s announcement includes European one-off live performance of Outside the Dream Syndicate, the legendary collaboration between avant-garde icon Tony Conrad and German krautrock band Faust.
Berlin Atonal returns on the 19–23th August to take over the Kraftwerk building once more for its singular programme of world premiere performances, special projects, audio-visual shows, installations and more.
The resurrected legend between music events hit us for the first time in 2013 and year after and it basically became one of ours need-to-see events. Why? Simply because of the exceptional selection of artists, brethtaking venue and massive soundsystem. For this year, the cavernous Kraftwerk cathedral will open its doors to a host of figures operating in and around the world of experimental art and music, providing a setting for Atonal’s continuing project of providing a platform for innovation and experimentation encompassing all dimensions of creative expression. Alongside this, aftershows at Tresor, OHM and various other venues in the massive Kraftwerk complex will also provide a full programme of Atonal’s unique take on club music.
Like every year, the line-up will feature lots of interesting and unique acts. Today’s announcement includes European one-off live performance of Outside the Dream Syndicate, the legendary collaboration between avant-garde icon Tony Conrad and German krautrock band Faust. Conceived in 1973, their seminal LP did as much as any other musical entity in setting the parameters for minimalist and drone music in the latter part of the 20th century. They play at Berlin Atonal their first on-stage reunion in over 20 years. This rare collaboration between Tony Conrad and the Faust core members, Jean-Hervé Péron and Zappi W. Diermaier, will be a collage of thunderous percussion and violin with chestrattling low frequencies fusing to create a cosmic blend of krautrock and drone.
Of course, it’s just a start. Attendees can look forward to many more interesting collaborations and connections between musical genres, such as project SUMS (collaboration between Kangding Ray and post-rock figure Barry Burns of Mogwai band), Ugandan Methods (Regis feat. Ancient Methods), Alessandro Cortini‘s SONNO project or David Borden + The Mother Mallard Ensemble live performance. For Atonal so typical A/V live sets will feature Mike Parker (playing one of his first live shows in over 15 years), Fis, Ena, Chra and Ryo Murakami. More artists are about to announced, so stay tunned and save the dates!
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Images by press courtessy – Ryo Murakami, Regis, Mike Parker.