The 6th edition of Club To Club . the International Electronic Music and Arts Festival which will take place in Turin and Berlin from 9th to 11th November 2006 , is bound to confirm its role as one of the most credible and important Italian festivals dedicated to dance and electronic music and arts.
Come Together! is this year’s claim, as the festival connect with Berlin , undoubtedly the European capital of electronic music, in the first event of new project Club Europa, an innovative idea that from now on will connect the Festival every year with a European capital city . Come Together : Club To Club confirms and expands its own ecletic nature in its quest to demolish barriers dividing different styles and art forms, in an edition with plenty of new elements .
Club To Club is a big event that every year virtually transforms the whole city of Turin into a big dancefloor : in November Club To Club strengthens Turin’s role as a capital city of contemporary arts , while interacting with ARTissima and other initiatives, through its ability to involve in an original way clubs, urban locations, its audience, and contemporary music and lifestyles.
This is the festival’s concept : a circuit of clubs and original locations ( Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo , Hiroshima Mon Amour , Jam Club , Supermarket in Turin and Watergate in Berlin) hosts a selection of top international and Italian dj’s , musicians and performers ; the 3-day programme also features exclusive international multimedia shows and productions, together with workshops and special events.
THis innovative formula has been tested during the past editions and allows choosing to follow an event in a single location or going through the whole programme with low-cost tickets , together with free entry events . A bus service connecting all the interested locations is organised in collaboration with local public transport company GTT.
A preview of the Festival called Viva Club To Club will take place on Friday 27th October , with special guests M.A.N.D.Y. (of the Get Physical label).
The Festival’s opening party on Thursday 9th November will be made in partnership with ARTissima – A Torino Per Essere Contemporanei ( www.artissima.it ) and from this year also together with Digital Art and Music Prize – Night Is One by Stefania Rocca (www.onelikenoone.it).
Also, as mentioned above, the 2006 edition of Club To Club will introduce a new element: that is Club Europa , which in its first occasion will involve club Watergate in Berlin (www.water-gate.de): it will bring its contents and character in Turin on the night of Friday 10th November while at the same time a selection of Italian and international artists will play in the Berlinese club.
As ever, Club To Club’s own quality is underlined by the recurring presence of some of the most important names in the international and local electronic music scene. Amongst the artists already confirmed in the programme this year there are Ellen Allien & Apparat, Agoria, DJ Rolando, Murcof, a Minus label showcase , Alex Smoke, Cassy, Sebo K, Alex Under and Vincent Lemieux (from Canadian Festival Mutek ), but the line-up is going to be completed by some other important names.
In its five editions so far, Club To Club has been featuring the best and the most promising artists in the scene, some of which would have later reached a bigger popularity; once again, some of the artists who joined the PiemonteGroove project (www.piemontegroove.com), aimed to promoting the Piedmontese dance/electronic music scene, will feature in the Festival’s programme.
The Festival’s section dedicated to electronic arts is made in partnership with Todo – Interaction & Media Design (www.todo.to.it).
Club To Club is made with the support and partnership of Regione Piemonte, Città di Torino, Fondazione CRT, ARTissima, Goethe Institut, PiemonteGroove, ARCI comitato di Torino, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and GTT.