N ≠ E: CHRIS & COSEY, BRIGHTER DEATH NOW, DJ HELL & Others at Berghain, Germany (2 November 2012)
Featuring: Opium Hum dj | Brighter Death Now LIVE | LIVE Chris & Cosey | Veronica Vasacka dj | Grisha Lichtenberger LIVE | DJ Hell dj | Lucy LIVE | Svreca dj | dj Opium Hum
The ≠ (not equal) series in Berghain fathoms the intersecting trajectories of sound research, dramaturgy, narration and affect in contemporary electronic music. The line-up put together for its second edition by Berghain and CTM leads us through various musical phases, from listening thru club, in which dramaturgical density, deep timbres, and sound’s intense physicality and coarse materiality nevertheless always predominate.
While, in the millennium upheaval, the positive rush and futuristic drive of rave mapped out utopias based on egalitarian community spirit, emancipatory technologies, liberated locations and unrestrained bodies, electronic music today, with its disquieting tonality, frequently also reflects the oppressive repercussions of our current submergence in medial dematerialization, the control society, and increasingly self-referential data streams that appear to live a life of their own.
With hypnotic depth, irresistible psychedelics, grainy textures and raw frequencies, the artists at this special concert/ club night neutralize or amplify the internalized unease triggered by such perceptions as well as their psycho-social impact.
Am Wriezener Bahnhof