This night at the brand new Blumenbar/Prince Charles club is a collaboration of three festival and presents variants of current innovations in the fields of House and Techno, drawing a curved line from the minimalistic but versatile sound of Dresden's Uncanny Valley (Jacob Korn and Cuthead), to the performative beatsmithy of Bucharest's Rochite, Cosmin TRG's ghostly, sketchy techno blueprint that fuses shuffling drums with eerie synths, snatched vocals-as-instruments and strains of Detroit and Chicago classicism, up to Jam City's explorations of stripped down Bassy House.
23:00 - Cos Mir
01:00 - Jacob Korn & Cuthead aka Kornhead
02:30 - Rochite
03:15 - Cosmin TRG
04:45 - Jam City
06:15 - Cos Mir
Unsound Krakow was established in 2003 in Krakow, Poland, as a festival of advanced music. Starting out as an underground event, in recent years the festival has grown in size and name. Fundacja Tone, the organization behind, currently produces the annual festival in Krakow in October each year, and in spring 2012 will produce the third Unsound Festival New York with local producers, curators, venues and cultural institutes in that city. Also with local partners Unsound/Fundacja Tone has created smaller events in Prague, Warsaw, Bratslava, Kiev, and Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Unsound is interested in the idea of cross border collaboration, and thinking of the festival as a tool for commmissioning and fostering new work. As well as this, Unsound is focused on promoting music from Poland and generally the region east of Berlin.
Rokolectiv is Bucharest’s 6 years old festival for electronic music and related arts, usually set to take place around April in MNAC
(Museum of Contemporary Art, set in Ceausescu’s infamous yet famous palace). The festival reflects ICAS’s open-ended approach to the whole panorama of contemporary and experimental music and related arts, hosting each year concerts, performances, installations and film screenings. The program generally brings the social dimension of music at the core of the stage and haunts both good and bad dreams, with schizoid line-ups ranging from pure fun-driven beats to fuzzy dark performances.
CYNETART is an international festival for computer-aided art in Dresden. The festival has been the focal point of the research at Trans-Media-Akademie (TMA) Hellerau for 14 years now. This work has made the festival become a countrywide and internationally recognized platform of digital culture – providing an in-depth overview of current developments of technology-based art. Since the foundation in 1997 CYNETART has accomplished a lively mix of creative programmers, skilful engineers and innovative sound and media artists from all over the world. With their original ideas they come together in November every year to create a dense string of performances, exhibitions, lectures and workshops as well as electronic live-concerts. The event presents current trends in the artistic contention about and application of computer and network technologies.
Every two years the festival is accompanied by the international CYNETART competition. With a total prize money of 28.400 Euro it ranks among Europe’s top awards in the area of media art. An international expert jury chooses the winners of the CYNETART-award from more than 300 submissions and 30 countries. It also awards a sponsorship prize and an artist-in-residence-scholarship funded by the Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art.