We are proud to announce our media partnership with Berlin Atonal, a six day electronic music festival (25th July – 31st July) in an abandoned powerplant turned industrial cathedral in Berlin with performances from Jon Hassell, Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald, Vladislav Delay, Kanding Ray, Actress, Anstam, Murcof, Kassem Mosse, Vatican Shadow and many more.
After a twenty three year hiatus the legendary Berlin Atonal festival returns to the capital of innovative music. It’s new home – Kraftwerk Berlin – is a long-abandoned heating plant in Berlin Mitte, a mazy industrial complex that will host 6 days of world-class musical events and large scale audio-visual installations as well as streetfood and a full catalogue of seminars, lectures, master-classes and screenings.
The theme for the first edition of the relaunched festival is ‘Forming Space’, paying homage not only to the darkly majestic architecture of Atonal’s singular new home and its public re-emergence after years of abandonment, but also to that basic and vital impulse of all art, namely, the desire to give form to the void.
THURSDAY 25TH JULY
Frieder Butzmann Performs Kurt Schwitters – Ursonate
The Glenn Branca Ensemble Presents “Twisting In Space”
_Subtext Recordings presents:
Lucy Benson & Marcel Weber (Mfo)
The return of Berlin Atonal after 23 years is simultaneously the public premiere of our brand new home on Köpenicker Strasse – an abandoned powerplant turned industrial cathedral which will host a very special opening night for Atonal 2013.
FRIDAY 26TH JULY
Jon Hassell Quartet Presents Summerthrill
Juan Atkins + Moritz Von Oswald Present Borderland
The second night of Berlin Atonal 2013 sees a feature concert by a seventy-six year old legend of the experimental music tradition, a European premiere, and two specially devised audio-visual shows, all at our exclusive new home on Köpenicker Strasse.
SATURDAY 27TH JULY
Voices From The Lake
Murcof + Simon Geilfus
Berlin Atonal 2013’s Saturday night concert promises to be an immersive audio/visual experience – enlightening, enlarging and exploring the singular venue using sound and light through four specially devised performances.
SUNDAY 28TH JULY
Lower Order Ethics
On Sunday, Berlin Atonal changes things up. Starting early in the afternoon, Atonal brings in renowned Berlin night CONTORT to curate a special extended live show which acts as a tour through terrain mapped out by some of Europe’s most innovative live performers including Ancient Methods, Russell Haswell, Rashad Becker, Samuel Kerridge and many more.
TUESDAY 30TH JULY
For a special Tuesday show Berlin Atonal 2013 turns its attention toward the dancefloor. This unique club-oriented night preserves Atonal’s insistence on the innovative, the unusual and the audacious, but brings these characteristics to the party. Four very talented producers will present four exclusive live shows dedicated to the adventurous side of dance music.
WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY
The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble
For its closing night concert Berlin Atonal 2013 bids farewell with a show based around live instrumentation and experimentation.