Join us in looking back on a stimulating and thought-provoking 2017 edition. Here is an ever-growing collection of articles, radio broadcasts, and images documenting the energetic ten days.
The world premiere of "SOL" by Kurt Hentschläger runs for one last weekend, Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 February daily 16 – 22:00 in the cavernous Halle am Berghain. The installation builds on loss of control, shifts in awareness and a feeling of dislocation and timelessness. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the door. Highly recommended!
We're still reeling from 10 days of intense performances, challenging discussions, chance encounters and joyful reunions with friends old and new. Thank you to all the artists, speakers, music hackers, festivalgoers, volunteers, collaborators, supporters, friends and family that joined us for the adventure! We're busy uploading photos from the final festival closing concerts, and compiling reviews and articles from the press for you to peruse. Select recordings from the festival music and night programmes will also be available in the coming month. News of new concerts and events are not far away either. Stay tuned! With love, CTM.
Join us for the festival grand finale at Schwuz in Neukölln! The lineup includes hyped ballroom/house DJ Mike Q and Berlin's own Vogueing Out troupe. Love and be loved.
In one of the last events of the festival, Dylan Carlson, godfather of drone metal, meets Kevin Martin aka The Bug on the stage for a showdown between sonic forces equal in catastrophic (and fantastical) potential. Stara Rzeka lays the groundwork with wonderful, heartbreaking psych-folk.
Join us to celebrate a long ten days of creative soldering for the future. The Hacklab participants show off the instruments and techniques they have developed in this year's workshops, whose theme "Emotional Invention" helped to explore "Fear Anger Love."
YAAM’s main stage, presented with Carhartt, hosts a multitude of voices in hip-hop and bass cultures, from emergent lyricists to iconic underground sonic activists.
Tonight, two approaches to activism at the newly reopened Festsaal Kreuzberg location in Alt Treptow. Philadelphia producer King Britt presents a project protesting police violence in the US; Elysia Crampton, who says her conceptualized audience includes everyone, weaves intricate, lace-like sonic structures loaded with steady—and hopeful—resistance.