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3hd Festival – Fluid Worlds, Berlin 22nd-27th of October 2019

This year Berlins 3hd Festival is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary! 3hd Festival is organized by Berlin-based the interdisciplinary platform Creamcake since 2015. I will join a panel talk at the festival on thursday 24th with the topic E-scape. Breaking the Trance at Postscheckamt (Hallesches Ufer 40–60). More details here Here is the festivals announcement text Read the full article… »»»»

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Lecture Performance @Lauter Lärm#9: Sa 12th October 2019, Venster99 Vienna

Another cooperation with TerrorNoiseIndustries. TNI (CH) brings Hedonist and Rage Reset of Bloody Fist Label (Australia) along to bass the Venster. DJ Balli (IT) will spin another of his just perfect hardcore sets, and so will Schirin (AT) und Grrrr (AT). Another local support is the label Fall Into Dry Lungs. The evenings kicks off Read the full article… »»»»

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FUTURECORE 2000 // ALL BEATS ARE BEAUTIFUL – 13th September 2019 @ KRAFTWERK BILLE, HAMBURG

A dance performance by Gloria Höckner In September the dance piece Futurecore 2000 by the Viennese choreographer Gloria Höckner, who lives in Hamburg, can be seen at Kraftwerk Bille. On Friday we will talk about our perspectives on Hardcore Techno. Dates, see below. Here some excerpts of the info text: “Inspired by the practice of Read the full article… »»»»

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ARS ELECTRONICA: Midlife Crisis der Digitalen Revolution, 5th-9th of September 2019 @Linz, AT

For its 40th anniversary the Ars Electronica composed a ever larger programme of over 500 events and exhibitions. AE is “one of the world’s largest stages for media art, a festival for digital music, a playground for the next generation, a showcase for creativity and innovation – Ars Electronica is a unique festival for art, Read the full article… »»»»

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Review ChaosCommunicationCamp 08/2019 @Ziegeleipark, Germany, Earth, Milky Way

The CCCamp2019 takes place every four years and was materialized in August in Brandenburg. As a lecture on “20 Years of Camp” (subtitles available) clearly showed, the CCCamp is a fusion of “open air and hacker culture”, if not rave and hack. One of the active members of the Chaos Computer Club Hamburg, Tim, was Read the full article… »»»»

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Fuckparade #23, 31st of August, Berlin Hermannstrasse 14pm

For the 23rd time, since 1997, Berliners demonstrated with the means of hardcore music on mobile soundsystems against gentrification and the sell out of their city. As every year numerous political projects and cultural spaces are in danger: Syndikat, Friedel54, Meuterei, RAW, Kili, Mainzer Strasse, Liebig 34, Rummelsbucht. Sorry infos only in German. You might Read the full article… »»»»

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Bookpresentation “Utopia and Apocalypse…” Fr 19.7.2019@ Kitchen-Zentrum der Tat Vienna

“Utopia and Apocalypse in Pop Music” is a study of hardcore techno in Berlin in the 2010s, but also a study of the sonic characteristics of these styles. Using tracks and videos, the emergence of these styles will be sketched and their references to the sound system culture or gender aspects highlighted. I will present Read the full article… »»»»

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Article “Greetings from the Fuckparade” @ ZK/U Fact Finding Committee #3 Report

“The ZK/U Berlin (center for art and urbanism Berlin) concept and practice were initiated by the artist collective and non-profit organization KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.. The association managed to become the owner of the former railway depot and holds a 40 year lease on the ground. KUNSTrePUBLIK‘s concepts and projects are equally focused on local involvement and Read the full article… »»»»

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Bookpresentation “Utopia and Apocalypse…” @ Provitreff Zürich, June 14th 2019

There will be a bookpresentation of “Utopie und Apokalypse in der Popmusik. Gabber und Breakcore in Berlin” organized by Remote CTRL & Reclaim The Core presenting a bit of the content, and especially the Fuckparade, as there is still the Streetparade in Zürich, the biggest rave-demo in Europe. I will also talk about Gender, play Read the full article… »»»»

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donaufestival – New Society 26th of April to 5th of May in Krems (AT)

When it is spring time in Vienna people who are into performance and edgy music take a trip to Krems an hour away from Vienna to attend the annual donaufestival. The festival frames its linup by a theme which is this year “new society”. This seems a bit overexcited at first glance, or is it Read the full article… »»»»

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Bookrelease: The Mo.ë records, 3rd of May Vienna

The Mo.ë Records. Documents of a Canceled Future. This book documents the former arts and music space mo.ë in Vienna and discusses issues related to gentrification and urban planning. It reflects on the invasive displacement of functioning arts spaces that are put up by the unpaid work of dedicated artists and activists which eventually leads Read the full article… »»»»

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Soundsystem Culture Berlin: Presentation & DJ Set @ Mensch Meier, 19th of April 2019

Wonderful Sound System Culture Berlin is a not-for-profit organization based in Berlin. Soundsystem Culture Berlin are working to create a participatory arts and social space around the theme of sound system culture, which will take place on the 19th of April 2019 in Berlin. I will give a presentation on Sound System Culture and the Read the full article… »»»»

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Utopia and apocalypse in popular music: A case study on gabber and breakcore in Berlin. Out now!

“This Ethnography skteches a vivid image of the gabber and breakcore scenes in the 2010s in Berlin. It positions sound and sonic qualities in the center of its subcultural investigation. Music is understood as a sonic event and physical sensation and is analyzed in its social context.  Starting from the sonic, other layers related to Read the full article… »»»»

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35C3 Refreshing Memories, Leipzig 27th-30th of december 2018

CHAOS COMMUNICATION CONGRESS REVIEW For the second year we joined forces with Reclaim Club Culture (RCC) at the congress which was again an exceptional experience! For those who don’t know: This Hacker Meeting is organized by the Chaos Computer Club which was founded in 1981. The annual congress was launched in 1984. In the past Read the full article… »»»»

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Conference proceedings published: popmusic and transgression

In October 2016 the German Speaking Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM – D-A-CH) met in Graz – with 70 researchers of popular music attending, who discussed different aspects of popular music and transgression. In November 2018 the conference proceedings were published via the BIS Verlag. The publication is Read the full article… »»»»

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Presentation @ POP-POWER-POSITIONS: 3rd IASPM DACH-Conference @ Bern (CH) 18th-20th October 2018

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRANCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR MUSIC (IASPM D-A-CH) University of Bern & Bern University of the Arts Partner: Norient – Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media We will do a panel at the conference: Club Cultures between difference, representation and cosmopolitism (Club Cultures zwischen Read the full article… »»»»

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Unsafe + Sounds Festival, 2nd – 13th of October 2018 Vienna

Unsafe + Sounds Festival for Adventurous Electronic Music + Arts  Unsafe+Sounds wants to investigate the interrelatedness of the fundamental changes in our environment and aesthetics, and look for apt noises for our disturbed existence. Under the banner of “Brutal Times”, we gather workers from the musical frontiers to find some medication for this pathological time. Read the full article… »»»»

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Is it dark? by 3ncore. Exhibition, discourse, party dedicated to Liza N Eliaz @ Het Bos Antwerp, 27th-30th Sep. 2018

I will participate in a discussion with Merle Vorwald of 3ncore and Federico Chiari on gabber/ speedcore – genres & subcultures in Antwerp, Belgium. Here are some infos about the project Is It Dark? “Finally the collectives ENCORE + SEXES are presenting the outcome of their residency at AIR Antwerpen. After looking extensively into the Read the full article… »»»»

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Experimental music festivals in Austria – Part I: DONAUFESTIVAL , Krems 27.4.- 6.5.2018

In Austria there are plenty of festivals that showcase experimental and (post-)club music. Plus something else. In the following series I will discuss three of them. They happen in springtime: donaufestival, hyperreality and the heart of noise festival. This will happen at different platforms. Part I is published on the blog of the shituationist institute: Read the full article… »»»»

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Don’t Go To Resonate: Artists pull out of the Belgrade Festival 2018 because of payment issues

“Don’t go to Resonate Festival in Belgrade –  a warning to artists and audiences“, posted Thomas Ankersmit on April 17th, a day before the festival started. He writes: “Phill Niblock and myself played a two-hour concert to a full house at the Resonate Festival in Belgrade in April 2017. A year later we, among many Read the full article… »»»»

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donaufestival @ Krems AU, 27th of April-6th of May 2018: endless now

With: ZONAL feat. Moor Mother, Lotic, Perc, Lawrence English, The Space Lady, Mouse on Mars, Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois, Puce Mary, Demdike Stare, Deerhoof, Pan Daijing, Simon Reynolds and many more. Curatorial statement 2018 (Thomas Edlinger, donaufestival artistic director): You always have new messages; it just takes the next click for the next kick. Read the full article… »»»»

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MaerzMusik – festival for time issues, Berlin 16.-25.3.2018

The festival 2018 Music offers time a centre. – This trope by John Berger puts the two main concerns of this festival – music and time – into a generative relation. Such a centre – in motion, elusive, non-geometric, plurimodal as it must be – would allow for a different point of view. From such Read the full article… »»»»

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Festival as Lab – Cultural Practices and Potentials of Transmedia Festivals

This article was written in summer 2015 for the ECAS network publication “Networking Tomorrow’s Art for an Unknown Future” – documentation European Commission Culture Programme. It hasn’t been published as of yet. I am providing here up front the German original version as the publication will be in english translation. English Abstract: I sum up Read the full article… »»»»

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Elevate Festival Graz, 28. Februar – 04. März 2018: Risiko/ Courage

Elevate Festival – Music, Art and Political Discourse Elevate is an annual interdisciplinary festival held in various central venues around the Schlossberg in Graz, Austria. With its unique combination of critical political discourse and contemporary music and art, the Elevate Festival stands out of the “usual” festival circus. Amongst the guests are Human rights experts, Read the full article… »»»»

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CTM Festival 26.1.-4.2., Berlin

CTM – festival for adventurous music and art – is an event for electronic and experimental music, happening since 1999 in Berlin. CTM 2018 Theme: Turmoil Uneasy times demand uneasy music. The world is in turmoil. And so are many of us. No matter what perspective we take, what used to be familiar is becoming Read the full article… »»»»

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Transmediale 31.1.-4.2.2018 @ HKW Berlin

transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture, and technology. The topic of this year issue is face value Things are what they are—but could they be different? transmediale 2018 face value aims to take stock of current affairs, to recognize things for what they are before Read the full article… »»»»

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Sonifications – Audible Data Streams, Berlin 27.- 29.10.2017

The Berlin Society of New Music presents the festival Sonifications Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstraße 4a, 10115 Berlin How does a pulsar sound? What noises are made at night by a dreaming human brain? What might we hear when New York guitarist Hans Tammen sonifies his own DNA data live on stage during his „Endangered Guitar“? How Read the full article… »»»»

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Cynetart Festival, Dresden 16.-19.11.2017

CYNETART 2017: First Announcement 24 HOURS Caroline Beach / Valentina Cabro / Katharina Christl / Marcello Lussana / Jonas Marx / Lotte Mueller / Mika Oki / Guillaume Pires Parada / Jo Siamon Salich / Robertina Šebjanič / Anne Seidel / v4w.enko / Charles Washington / Luo Yuebing AUSSTELLUNGSPROJEKTE HeeWon Lee : Plui / Infinity Read the full article… »»»»

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Ultrasound Festival/ Ultra Hang Fest, Budapest 1.10.-8.10.2017

UH Fest – Ultrasound in english – is dedicated to adventurous modern music in Hungary. Since 2001 we have staged more than 450 performances during 7 festivals and a number of one-off events. Due to our decade-long activity and the scope of our events (both in terms of number of acts and stylistic variety) UH Read the full article… »»»»

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CTM 2018 Preludes: 09-11/ 2017 feat. Tara Transitory, Group A, Pharmakon u.a.

Dieser Beitrag ist nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar. Für mehr Informationen nach oben rechts auf die Ansicht in Englisch gehen. Oder hier: www.ctm-festival.de/news/ »»»»

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UNSAFE+SOUNDS FESTIVAL Vienna // 22.-30. 09. 2017

»VARIABLES OF THE IMAGINARY« 4th Edition of Unsafe+Sounds Festival! There is no english Text for this available. You can view the program and more information here: www.unsafeandsounds.com www.facebook.com/unsafeandsounds »»»»

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New female:pressure FACTS SURVEY 2015-2017

“Facts 2017 – what needs to be done?” The new facts were presented at the Pop-Kultur Festival in Berlin on 25.08.2017 and discussed with Sky Deep and Marlene Engel. These are some impressions of the presentation. For all detailed numbers, graphics, methods, download the full survey here:  full survey as PDF [2.1 MB] You can Read the full article… »»»»

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Ars Electronica Festival 7.-11.9.2017, Linz Austria

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Atonal Festival – Kraftwerk Berlin 16.-20.8.2017

Its time again for Berlin Atonal! After its long break since the 1980s it is going into its fifth round in a new makeup with a new curatorial team mentored by Tresors Dimitri Hegemann. Like the last couple of years all venues of Kraftwerk, inkluding Tresor and OHM will feature new premiering concerts, showcases, installations Read the full article… »»»»

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HEROINES OF SOUND – FESTIVAL 2017 7–9 Juli 2017

HEROINES OF SOUND – FESTIVAL 2017 7–9 Juli 2017 Radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin Curated by Bettina Wackernagel, Mo Loschelder and Sabine Sanio, the Heroines of Sound Festival, now in its forth year, presents past and present heroines of electronic sound. In concerts, performances, videos and discussion events, early female electronic music is showcased together Read the full article… »»»»

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Film zu Berlin, Arbeitsverhältnissen und Gender

Tipp: http://www.filmgalerie451.de/filme/eine-flexible-frau/ »»»»

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Abstract for 19th Biennial IASPM Conference 26 June – 30 June 2017

Popular Music Studies Today 19th Biennial IASPM Conference 26 June – 30 June 2017 University of Kassel, Germany 19th Biennial IASPM Conference Dancecult Presents… EDM Contexts and Representations Bianca Ludewig, University of Vienna: Researching popular music through transmedia festivals The proposed presentation will offer a further development of ethnographic research methodology within the context of Read the full article… »»»»

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