Incepe Rokolectiv 2017
Joi, 20 aprilie incepe festivalul Rokolectiv, editia 2017. Anul acesta festivalul va avea loc la Palatul Universul.
Incepand cu ora 20:00, Teatrul Apolo111 va prezenta trei performance-uri, iar Salonul de Proiecte deschide exozitia Notes On The Afterlife.
Line-up serii arata cam asa: Amnesia Scanner, Foodman si J.G Biberkopf. Intrarea este libera.
Hailing from the anterior cortex of Berlin’s electronic hivemind, experimental duo Amnesia Scanner have attracted a lot of attention lately with their various works focusing on the symbiosis of the biological and the digital through aesthetics. The Finnish duo, while mostly linked to the Janus platform, released their own EPs and a string of hyperglossy videos on YouTube, produced Mykki Blanco’s 2014 Booty Bamboo hit, and contributed to Holly Herndon’s excellent LP Platform. This year, Amnesia Scanner teamed up with PAN’s Bill Kouligas and OG net artist Harm Van Dorpel in the generative algorithmic performance Lexachast, performed at HKW as a CTM / Transmediale collaborative festival event. They contribute to a similar sort of shapeshifting, club-reconstructionist nebula as Arca, Lotic, and M.E.S.H, by sonically evoking ‘fictional’ alternatives to an already slippery reality.
Did you hear that juke is big in Japan? Juke is big in Japan. And what’s coming out of it is an exciting, structureless take on Chicago’s sound. Yokohama’s Takahide Higuchi cooks up footwork on “oiss”. While touring along masters of the genre like RP Boo, Foodman’s output is completely detached from Chicago’s conventions. His usage of sterile, MIDI-like electronic instruments and sporadic elements of J-pop have drawn comparisons to vaporwave, as well as to the PC Music label. Foodman is a westernized version of Shokuhin Matsuri, the name under which Takahide Higuchi goes in Japan. It means “food festival”. So, bon appétit!
J.G. Biberkopf’s music spans club, theatre and digital radio contexts. His debut first EP, titled Ecologies, launched the new Knives label created by Kuedo and Joe Shakespeare of Berlin’s Motto Books. From cyber ambience and slamming rhythmic constructions, to instant trails of web-filtered grime and beatless studies of net phenomenology, Biberkopf’s first release was intended as a field trip into the representations of nature that emerge from the social media scape. The resulting experience is oddly romantic, stripped of its tangibility yet with a synthetic vitality. In his own words, Biberkopf was intrigued by an oddly “naïve idea of nature that seemed strikingly prevalent in my social environment."