After an incredible debut edition last year, Meakusma have unveiled the lineup to the sophomore iteration of the festival, which’ll see them take over various venues in Eupen – a small cozy city near Brussels, from September 8 to 10 – and we’re proud to announce that we’ll partner with this talented crew of people to bring you full coverage of the event.
Meakusma is the result of 12 years of prolific events spanning across Belgium and Germany that came out on an edgy label that featured music from the likes of Madteo, Harmonious Thelonious, Mix Mup or Ryo Murakami. Conceived as a 3-day event celebrating the unclassifiable through a mishmash of music gigs, visual installations and lectures, the festival is an intense cultural crossroads gathering structures and people as diverse as the Goethe-Institut Brüssel, reiheM, Dublab, Les Ateliers Claus and Ben UFO as a curator.
The festival does not organise things into a hierarchy with the usual headliners and lesser-known artists, rather much focusing on each and every one’s unique approach to music. Amongst this year’s list of performers: Proibito affiliate Huerco S will share the bill with Detroit electro maestro DJ Stingray and the elusive American artist L’Estasi dell’Oro.
On the first day Workshop co-founder Even Tuell will perform at the Dublab room, which will also host lectures and panel discussions throughout the week-end. Representing Düsseldorf and Cologne, Vladimir Ivkovic will perform alongside ML whilst the Phantom Kino Ballet, a special A/V project by Lena Willikens and Sarah Szczesny, will stop by Meakusma just before heading to Asia for a special Japan tour.
Masters of minimalism Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek will team up for the Faitiche showcase. A unique show of the Georgia Big Band – composed of Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, Matt Werth, Kiki Kudo and Blazer Soundsystem, will be performed via 54 Sound – a spectacular sound system crafted by a Belgian collective.
On Friday Jace Clayton will present the ‘Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner’ as well as performing under his genre-defying moniker DJ /rupture. Well-known drummer Sven Kacireck will then join forces with Stefan Schneider and the singer Sofia Jernberg to premiere their new live performance; Lawrence and Smalville’s RVDS will head down straight from Hamburg with their warm vibes for A Sky Walking/Dial showcase.
For further information and tickets head over to Meakusma Festival’s website.
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek / Anthony Moore & The Missing Present Band / Georgia Big Band feat. Sun Araw, M.Geddes Gengras, Kiki Kudo, Matt Werth & Blazer / Jace Clayton pres. Julius Eastman’s Memorial Dinner / David Toop / Ben UFO / DJ/rupture / Mary Ocher / DJ Stingray / FM Einheit + Massimo Pupillo / Huerco S / Philip Jeck / Jon Gibson Ensemble / Andrew Pekler / Djrum / Lucrecia Dalt / Phantom Kino Ballet (Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny) / Rie Nakajima & Pierre Berthet / M.Geddes Gengras / Dominique Lawalrée Ensemble / Jooklo & Riccardo Sinigaglia / Schneider Kacirek Jernberg / Pierre Bastien / Lawrence / Georgia / Electric Indigo / Vladimir Ivkovic & ML / Errorsmith / Tape Cuts Tape / Sky Walking / Sun Araw / Trouvé Pawlowski / Eli Keszler / Niagara / João Lobo / Claire M Singer / Miki Yui / Gelbart / Axel Dörner / Matt Werth / Milan W / Blazer Sound System / Hola Hu (Myriam von Imschoot & Doreen Kutzke) / Bruce / Jooklo Duo /RVDS /Ramzi /Kobe Van Cauwenberghe pres. No [More] Pussyfooting / Dennis Tyfus / Even Tuell /Nowerk (F#X & Christian Naujoks) / L’estasi Dell’oro / Nika Son / Viola Klein / Nina / Whodat / Raymond IV / Baleine 3000 / Hiele Martens Clark / Palto Flats DJ / Bepotel / Weird Dust / The Eternal Chord / Tommy Denys / Kiki Kudo / Ōgon Batto / Nosedrip / DJ Klakke / Brice Dreesen / Fog Puma / Olaf Karnik / Rearview Radio Handless DJ / Phillip Mattala & Optik Meeuw Muzak / Nico Bogaerts / Joscha Creutzfeldt / Radna / Strange Boutique / Joshua Wiley / Diet CV / Captain Starlight / Oswin / Phil Struck / CK & Christian Guntermann Ryus / Walter Wolff / Laura Not
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