Following the opening concert in HAU1, AtomTM presents his ambient project Alpha txt – for free – in the nearby HAU2 venue. Lasting several hours, the performance is part improvisation, part a live rewrite of the artist’s extensive archive and includes passages from AtomTM’s numerous classic albums. Additional sounds are served up courtesy of Material Object, the designer responsible for the graphics at FAX +49-69/450464, the label of the sadly recently deceased major ambient musician Pete Namlook, which also released several works by AtomTM.
Uwe Schmidt (a.k.a Atom™, Atom Heart, and Señor Coconut) is a celebrated and ceaselessly prolific electronic music producer working under an ever-changing array of pseudonyms and personalities.
Material Object is an electronic musician and graphic designer, who also takes care of the visual identity of the prominent ambient label FAX +49-69/450464, run by recently deceased ambient pioneer Pete Namlook.