This evening at the Berghain Kantine is about tapping into the moment and going with the flow. In their own different ways, each of these artists creates a live situation that leads to the unexpected. Working off the cuff with hardware setups, live-looping, and steering big washes of sound, the aim is to interact playfully and spontaneously with the results that emerge. The mood created here is not one of the kind trepidation felt while watching a tightrope walker balancing without a safety net, but rather of sensuous discovery, of sweet surprise, of ambiguous delights. The »real« here is a fresh new reality that is encouraged to unfold in real-time, without pushing it into a box, putting it on a leash, or trapping it in a frame. It’s about the synergy between the individual and the machine, and the electrifying flow of data they generate together.
STELLAR OM SOURCE (NL)
Behind Stellar OM Source is the multi-faceted electronic musician and artist Christelle Gualdi. For the past five years she has created exploratory synth music combining the romance of the 80’s cybernetic futurism with influences from Detroit techno and acid house.
Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being aka IAMTHATIAM has been part of the Chicago scene as both a producer and DJ for well over a decade. His complex and experimental creativity is deeply rooted to a holistic thought structure that is highlighted by his intimate connection to the machinery and systems he uses. His music has a sonic kinship with industrial, and is characteristically rough around the edges.
Heatsick is the solo moniker of Berlin-based musician Steven Warwick, also known as half of the duo Birds of Delay. Heatsick uses a minimal setup of Casio keyboard and real time loops of various instruments to playfully create saturated washes of tone.
Daniel Martin McCormick, known for projects such as Mi Ami and Sex Worker, works under his Ital alias in order to create his own idiosyncratic, post-historic reading of key moments in the electronic hedonism of the last three decades. For this mission, he abandoned the post rock, white krach and hypnagogic of his usual creative comfort zone to concoct a soulful brew of raw outside house, which has thus far been released on Lovers Rock and 100% Silk. In February 2012 the album Hive Mind comes out on Planet-Mu.
O’TANNENBAUM DJS (NL)
Pieter Kock and Olivier Maarschalk from the Netherlands run Olé Records and O’Tannenbaum, a unique space located in Berlin-Neukölln, where they showcase a steady program of outsider music, films, and everything that is weird and unrefined. And the same can be said of their outrageous DJ-sets.