Unter dem Motto “Contemporary Electro-Acoustic Music from Berlin” findet vom 13. bis 19. August im Berliner Spektrum das FLUX Festival statt. Mehrere Dutzend Musiker aus Bereichen von Freier Improvisation und Neuer Musik über Noise und Soundart bis hin zu tanzbarer erxperimenteller Elektronik treten auf, im Vorprogramm wird es einige Artist Talks geben. Zu den teilnehmenden Musikern zählen Rashed Becker, Liz Albee, Faranaz Hatam, Joke Lanz, Rieko Okuda, Felicity Mangan, Korhan Erel, Ignaz Schick, Andrea Belfi und Marta Zapparoli.
“In the last 20 years an incredibly multi-faceted & adventurous experimental music scene has evolved in Berlin. The scene currently consists of several generations of protagonists and a vast stylistic spectrum ranging from Improvised Music, Free Jazz, Echtzeitmusiik, Electronica, Noise, Sound Art, Electro-Acoustic Music to composed Contemporary Music with fluent crossovers into the vital club scene (Electronica, Techno, Dubstep, Breakcore, Ambient).
Many musicians of this younger Berlin generation are working with electronics or electro-acoustic devices. The working methods of these musicians/composers are as multifarious as the stylistic results of their music. There are artists who focus on improvisation, others are composing or building installations. Some work with complex and precisely elaborated (custom programmed) software, others rely on analog synthesizers and old oscillators. Some are using self-made objects or instruments while others work with pre-produced field recordings or base their work entirely on found materials like old vinyl records or sampled sound archives. Another characteristic of the Berlin scene is its strong international interconnection and attraction. In recent years, musicians and composers from all over the world have been moving to Berlin with the aim of engaging with and enriching the vital musical discourse.
FLUX Festival will present a one week festival of new pieces and works from some of the most important players of this vibrant music scene. Each afternoon invited artist will give a short lecture talking about their working methods and musical approaches. Evening concert sets follow where artists present new pieces commissioned especially for the festival. With 4-5 sets nightly and a maximum duration of 25 minutes per performance, the festival surveys a mosaic-like overview of the current experimental electronic music scene in Berlin. We aim to present the scene in all its complexity with the intention to build evenings of diverse, contrasting music. As a venue we have chosen Spektrum in Neukölln – a rather small and compact room with an intimate and concentrated listening situation.The program can be seen as both inventory and retrospective of 20-25 years of electro-acoustic music in Berlin. All concerts will be recorded and we are planning to release a CD-Box of the entire festival.”
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