Berlin Atonal has announced the first names for this year’s festival, returning in August with another line-up highlighting the more experimental side of techno and ambient electronics.
The festival is headed up by a number of interesting one-off commissions, including a live performance of Outside the Dream Syndicate, the legendary 1973 collaboration between avant-garde pioneer Tony Conrad and krautrock band Faust.
Hans Joachim Irmler and Jaki Liebezeit are playing four shows in the UK in June. If you have the chance, don´t miss this great opportunity to see two of the most influental german musicians playing their 2014 record "FLUT".
The Solitary Worm had kept faUSt 'yond the Albion borders for a few years. Now, see us in Hackney Shapes on Saturday, March 28th: Zappi Diermaier, jhp/art-errorist, Geraldine Swayne, Thurston Moore, Maxime Manac'h, Morihide Sawada …good to be in London again, ready to rock’n’roll!
Also works by Max Brand, Kevin Coyne, Danny Kerschen, Norman Lowrey, William Latham, Ayaka Okutsu, Sarah Pucill, Ryan Siegan-Smith, can be seen.
Doors opens 6pm
Performance by jhp|art-Errorist (faUSt) 9pm
November 6th, faUSt perform next week in Copenhagen/Denmark at the Festival of Endless Gratitude. Zappi and Jean-Herve Peron will invite guest artists and workers to collaborate on their show
November 21st, BBmix Festival in Paris/France. faUSt will perform here with their long time friends Cathy Heyden ( sax) and Maxime Manac'h (guit and video).
November 22nd, Festival Invisible in Brest/France. Zappi and Peron for the second time at this fabulous festival in Britanny.
Warsaw/Poland, jhp/art-Errorist performs in collab with Zsolt Sorés, from 11 to 15 December, in a project "Advent" after one of the piece by Richard Youngs, the focus point will be "Melancholy of Resistance" by Lászlo Krasznahorkai.
Bureau B has announced the new album is ready for preorder, release date is 31st October 2014. Some info from the website: Faust for all - The Krautrock legends lay down the musical foundations for everyone else to make something of their own “j US t” – pronounced “Just Us” – is the new album from legendary Hamburg band Faust. Founder members Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier have laid down twelve musical foundations, inviting the whole world to use them as a base on which to build their own music. The tracks presented by Peron and Diermaier are clearly, intrinsically typical of Faust in their own right, yet offer enough space for completely different works to develop. Which is exactly what they hope will happen.
Whilst Diermaier largely remains true to his habitual handiwork–drums and percussion–Peron, as we might expect, incorporates all manner of unusual sonic sources alongside his bass, various string instruments and piano, even using a sewing machine as a metronome. Tracks like “nur nous” and “ich bin ein pavian” show that Faust have lost none of their predilection for avant-garde Dadaism and improvisation. Peron and Diermaier actually surprise us with folkloristic excursions (“cavaqui–ho”, “gammes”). In short, there is something for everyone to work with here. Peron and Diermaier await the results with bated breath.
Faust will follow the same principle on the accompanying tour by inviting local artists to collaborate with them on stage.
Finally it is that time again, to enter the farm of Jean-Hervè Peron, and join in three days of Utopia.
A festival of Faust in spirit, and we'll be seeing you there over an avantgarde pizza or eine dunkel.
Anyway, the festival opens this Friday! Programe is final, and looks like this:
Doors open 16:00
Program starts 17:00 Curfew 03:00
Hanssen& Waernes N Blaakraft N Human Abfall D Sawada J Thee vhs Cvlt D Asmus Tietchens D Diatribes CH Visual Bassic D DJ Jazz is Dangerous S
Program starts 10:00 Curfew 03:00
Avantgarde FM FI/USA Football tournoi All ! Yoga workshop D/ F Ekin Fill TR Composers Duo D Cassiel au Ciel D Rishin Singh MY/AU Weinzierl & Sello D Mia Zabelka A Ziguri feat. G.Schickert D Jump for Joy ! J/A/F/UK Kevin Schmidt CA Akim Hash RO DJ Judith Crasser D
Program starts: 10:00 Festival ends: 20:00Doors close : 22:00
Avantgarde FM FI/USA Chess Tournoi All ! Jono Podmore UK Evelina Petrova RU Mani Neumaier D Doppelganger I / N Poil F StadtfischFlex D/J/A / N
An Irmler+Liebezeit record called "FLUT" will be out July 18th 2014 on Klangbad. The album will be available as CD, LP and Download, and distributed by Broken Silence, Cargo UK, A-Musik and Klangbad Mailorder.
"FAUST-Where Roads Cross" is a collector DVD including the documentary "Ist FAUST schön?" and the concert movie, "FAUST - Live in Lyon". It is just out, and info on purchasing can be found on this facebook site. Or send an email to julien [at] 6emedroite [dot] com