For the closing party of the A MAZE. Interact program within CTM.10. a mix of game-inspired music, live acts, and DJ-sets combined with interactive installations, playful visuals, and exhibits based on computer games will be presented. By integrating the medium of the computer game into the performative space of the club the ideology of play is directly confronted. A club usually creates a space for spontaneous events, computer games on the contrary are based on rather rigid sets of rules. By subverting these differences, the night celebrates the convergence of games, art, and music.
Angel Galán & M. Lastra (ES)
Their 'Atari Cold War Show' is an audiovisual trip into the past, recreating the collective subconsciousness that divided East and West for decades. The performers are part of Addsensor – the fusion of three sensors forming an art-platform and netlabel.
WiiJ Timski (NL)
Netherlands based WiiJ Timski (aka Tim Groeneboom) was a drum&bass and breaks DJ for five years before discovering the musical potential of Wii soon after it appeared on the market in December 2006. He has recently incorporated the Wiiguitar into his sets with custom-developed software. WiiJ Timski is one of the first Wii Remote DJs. Instead of a traditional setup standing behind decks, Timski uses Nintendo wireless controllers to cue up tracks and samples, and to control pitch and volume when he spins or plays live.
STU w/ Raquel Meyers (CH/ES)
Basel based STU proves that an old home computer is not only perfect for classic video game music but is also an ideal tool to produce crunchy, up-to-date dance music. The visual part of the performance comes from Raquel Meyers, member of the LaptopsRus collective and of Bleepstreet Records. Mixing pop and retro styles, her fast-paced pixadelic shows are famous for their immersive narratives.
The Horrible Plans of Flex Busterman (DE)
This is the rebirth of Flex Busterman. Patric Catani's one and only release under the Busterman moniker was a concept album from 1997, acting as a trademark of ec8or Software entertainment® – produced in 8bit with a Commodore 64 and an Amiga 500. In memoriam Rob Hubbard.
This duo is the result of all possible multimedia crossovers. They are not German, they are Myspace and Commodore – they are Jump’n Run. They talk in 8bit, they see 256 colours, they hear in stereo. You never know what’s going to happen next, but their performance is an audiovisual concept with truly solid potential for fun.
Notic Nastic (DK)
An electronic music group from New York and Berlin that generates thrashing, pumping electronica – digital and live, poppy and experimental, dirty yet polished. The group is anonymous and wears eerie glowing masks on a dark stage. Related to the Shitkatapult label, the members of the group will not reveal their identities. No faces. No names.
DJ Christian Candid & DJane Rippe (AT)
This power duo will carry you off into a fairy dance arcade show based on tasty electro-kitsch-glitz. They charm with beloved tunes made especially for the willing joystick samurai, adding playfully bleepy music to the mix with fidget house and bomb blast basslines. Handmade by Track-Record.Net and Klein Records.
Chris Sugrue (US) & Damian Stewart (NZ) "A Cable Plays"
A performance inspired by the hidden codes of human behaviour and the hidden logic of games. Two players interact in this installation. An augmented video projection displays visuals generated during play. Chris Sugrue is a teacher, artist and programmer. Damian Stewart works as a professional software programmer and a musician. Both are part of the openFrameworks development group.
Tine Papendick (DE) "Digital Puppetry"
Interactive, animated installation by Berlin media artist Tine Papendick. The piece enables users to playfully manipulate their own video image by applying different illustrated objects to the video. The hand-drawn illustrations can be dragged across a video screen by placing pink post-it notes on the screen.
Julian Oliver (NZ) & Steven Pickles (UK) "Fijuu2"
3D audiovisual interactive installation – a synaesthetic composition, tool operated via six unique 3D objects. Controlled with standard game pads the results of the interaction can be recorded to a 3D track, transforming the installation into a performance engine. 'Fijuu2' is the sequel to the performance-project 'Fijuu', turning it into a public installation. The installation successfully blurs the borders between the virtual and the real.
WMF Lounge / 21:00
His sounds come from the C64, Amiga and Atari XL/ST, while his passion comes from early computer demo scene fanaticism. DJ Computadora aka Herr Galatran originates from Madrid but is based in Berlin. He also runs the Bleepstreet Records label.
// The 11th edition of CTM, Berlin’s unique Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Visual Arts, titled by many as Berlin's best pop and music event, is on from January 28th to February 7th 2010 under the title OVERLAP – Sound & Other Media.