Berlin Atonal returns this August 19.–23. to takeover the entire Kraftwerk building for its customary programme of world premiere performances, special projects, audio-visual shows, installations, aftershow parties in Tresor & OHM, and more.
We are delighted to announce the first set of ten acts, with many more still to be announced over the coming weeks.
OUTSIDE THE DREAM SYNDICATE [TONY CONRAD WITH FAUST]
SUMS: KANGDING RAY + BARRY BURNS (MOGWAI)
ALESSANDRO CORTINI PRESENTS: SONNO [LIVE A/V]
DAVID BORDEN + THE MOTHER MALLARD ENSEMBLE
UGANDAN METHODS [REGIS + ANCIENT METHODS] [LIVE]
MIKE PARKER [LIVE A/V]
FIS [LIVE A/V]
ENA [LIVE A/V]
RYO MURAKAMI [LIVE]
One of the standout events of the year is the 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 item in setting the parameters for minimalist and drone music in the latter part of the 20th century. They play at Berlin Atonal their first live show in over 20 years. Another of the key commissioned acts to grace the Berlin Atonal hall this year will be a collaboration between Raster-Noton artist Kangding Ray and post-rock figure Barry Burns (Mogwai).
Entitled SUMS, this project will involve the two genre-leading artists on a range of electronic and amplified instruments, as well as additional musicians, to create a soundscape that blends elements of both their musical legacies. The same stage will host the first full unveiling of Nine Inch Nails member Alessandro Cortini’s live audio-visual project, ‘Sonno’, as well as a rare live show from Ugandan Methods [Regis + Ancient Methods] and the first live A/V show ever from Mike Parker. Additionally, Atonal will host David Borden with his Mother Mallard Ensemble – the world’s first purely synthesised ensemble – to fill the cavernous cathedral with synthesizer soundscapes.
These are just the very first batch of names to be released, with many many more still to come.
A limited number of early bird passports will now go on sale for 85.60€ including VAT. Individual day passes will go on sale in the coming weeks.