1. - 4.12.2010
Club or concert hall? Neo-classical or Ghetto-Tech? – In recent months, the experts have been engaged in increasingly intense and worried discussions of the future of electronic music. It’s as if this child of the eighties has emerged from its wild teenage years and is now grown-up and statesmanlike. Those seeking youthful rebelliousness are increasingly hunting among HipHop bastards and Indie-Rock mash-ups.
The four evenings of this festival aim to show that there are other approaches to electronic music, too. The Catalan Rumba, held in contempt for so long, is being redefined in Barcelona while musicians from Berlin learn alternatives to the straight bass drum in Nairobi. In Russia, Soviet Pop, Art Rock and old folk adages fuse and we get the vaguest notion of what’s going in Mexico when we learn that the global electronicist Matias Aguayo, commissioned as curator, has selected acts as diverse as a folk band and a one-man-show from the beach at Acapulco.
Four musical packages that could not be more different, four helpings of ELECTRONICA SURPRISE.