The ICAS SUITE kicks off today at Monarch in Berlin with a program by the Todaysart Festival (Brussels & The Hague) featuring live and DJ-sets by three spearheads of Benelux electronic dance music: Conforce, Peter van Hoesen and 2562. At the same time Sperm Festival from Prague presents new Avant-pop from the Czech Republic, while Insomia! (Tromso) & Cynetart (Dresden) join forces to cook-up the Paloma with DJ-sets by Galina Hardgrove, Charlotte Bendiks, DJ JSN and Boska.
ICAS SUITE, that takes place from September 7 to 10 within the 2nd Berlin Music Week, 18 member festivals of the International Cities of Advanced Sound network from Europe and North and South America present a selection of the most exciting artists in their networks at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Monarch, West-Germany, the Paloma and the barnd new Blumenbar/Prince Charles club.
On very short notice, we were able to implement a whole new program by Ljubljana’s SONICA festival into the ICAS SUITE. This experimental night at West Germany on September 8 showcases transitory artists, based in Berlin and Ljubljana, that combine sound with lasers, microwaves and various other types of media.
The program includes the av-project “Climax” by SONICA’s curator Martin Bricelj Baraga and Slovenian electronic artist Octex, a solo concert by Jasmine Guffond from Minit / Organ Eye, and the performance “Synthoscope” by Servando Barreiro, that translates non-perceivable electromagnetic waves into sound.
In the audiovisual performance “Thermal” by Mario de Vega several objects will be modified using of a microwave oven and other custom hardware to sonify the high frequency spectrum produced by overheating the device. The second part of the night consists of live and DJ-sets by Octex, Errorist, Comfort Fit and DJ Storno.
2562 / ANTILLES / BENJAMIN L. AMAN / CANIBAL NEGRO / CONFORCE / COSMIN TRG, SCHNEIDER TM / DUNIAN / EDGARS RUBENIS / FAUNA / ISLAJA / JAC BÉRROCAL / VINCENT EPPLAY / DAVID FENECH / JACOB KORN & CUTHEAD AKA KORNHEAD / JAM CITY / JESS & CRABBE / JOHANNA KNUTSSON / JONSSON/ALTER / KASSEM MOSSE / LOS REFRESCOS AKA ANDRÉS BUCCI / ARGENIS BRITO & MIGUEL TORO / MARIO DE VEGA / MARTINS ROKIS / MIDAIRCONDO & MICHALA OSTERGAARD-NIELSEN / MIOSINE / MOKIRA / NICHOLAS BUSSMANN / OSSIE / PETER VAN HOESEN / POPPER-C, PRESLAV LITERARY SCHOOL / ROCHITE / SECOUSSE SOUND SYSTEM / SOHRAB / TABLE / TEVE / THE MAGIC STATE / THE MOLE / TOY SELECTAH / UN MONO AZUL / WHY AM I MR PINK? and more…
CTM, Berlin / CYNETART, Dresden / DIS-PATCH, Belgrad / FULL PULL, Malmoe / INSOMNIA, Tromsø / LES SIESTES ELECTRONIQUES, Toulouse / ORF MUSIKPROTOKOLL IM STEIRISCHEN HERBST, Graz / MUTEK ARGENTINA, Buenos Aires / MUTEK CHILE, Santiago de Chile / MUTEK MEXICO, Mexico City / MUTEK SPAIN, Barcelona / MUTEK, Montréal / RIAM, Marseille / ROKOLECTIV, Bucharest / SKANU MESZ, Riga / SONICA, Ljubljana / SPERM, Prague / TODAYSART, Den Haag & Brussels / UNSOUND, Krakow (PL)