Joined forces: UM:LAUT presents Denovali Festival Berlin
Get yourself prepared for Denovali’s next visit to the capital! Once again we team up with the great label from Essen, which has made its mark in the last ten years with unique and ambitious releases. On the heels of the successful cooperation of the last two years, we invite you to experience a special two-day festival with finest experimental and electronic music at Radialsystem V. On 13 & 14 June we will present renowned international artists such as Forest Swords, Nils Petter Molvaer and Moritz von Oswald, our favourite Denovali acts plus young and upcoming musicians from all around Europe and beyond.
Denovali Festival Berlin | 13 June | Radialsystem V
Nils Petter Molvaer & Moritz von Oswald | Hidden Orchestra | Ricardo Donoso | Poppy Ackroyd
Denovali Festival Berlin | 14 June | Radialsystem V
Forest Swords | Floex | Ah! Kosmos | Witxes
The first evening of the festival sees a fusion of a special sort: The Norwegian trumpet player and renowned jazz producer Nils Petter Molvaer encounters the techno and dub legend Moritz von Oswald. Meandering between cineastic-spherical and minimalist moments, the musical symbiosis of two individualists and visionary artists creates unique soundscapes. „Somewhere between jazz, ambient, avantgarde, and club: fantastically unconventional music…“ (Die Zeit). After its celebrated first visit to the stage of UM:LAUT in 2013, Hidden Orchestra from Edinburgh returns to Berlin: Band leader Joe Acheson and drummer Jamie Graham present their live remix set at RADIALSYSTEM V. The Brazilian composer, percussionist and electronic producer Ricardo Donoso can be experienced live for the first time in Berlin in the frame of the Denovali Festival: His mystical and gloomy sound sculptures are inspired by both contemporary composition as well as drone, techno and noise. Poppy Ackroyd, classically trained pianist and violinist, has already collaborated with musicians and artists from various fields. The delicately woven rhythms and atmospherical melodies of her two solo albums have – apart from some field recordings – completely come into being through Ackroyd’s exceptionally curious and unconventional playing of the piano and violin.
Music which combines heavy dub rhythms, rolling hip hop beats, field recordings and ghostly R&B vocals in a very facinating and original way: Every good musical „best of“ list in 2013 included the epic debut album „Engravings“ by Forest Swords. On the second evening of Denovali Festival Berlin, the Liverpudlian plays his only German concert during this summer. The Czech clarinetist, producer and multimedia artist Floex brings together influences from nu-jazz, electronica and contemporary classical music – his albums and soundtracks have been awarded with numerous prices, and his installations can be experienced at renowned festival like Ars Electronica. Joined by a second clarinetist, vocals and drums, Floex brings his dense, partly complex, partly groovy sound to the stage of UM:LAUT for the first time. Ah! Kosmos is the alias of the Istanbul-based electronic music producer and musician Başak Günak who presented her debut EP „Flesh“ at acclaimed festivals world-wide. In April, Denovali Records releases her first self-produced album „Bastards“ which she presents for the first time in Berlin with the guitarist Övünc Dan and the visual artist Gizem Aksu. With his monicker Witxes, the French Maxime Vavasseur creates his multilayered sound experiments somewhere between ambient, dark jazz, drone and minimal. In a live set, he combines his electronic and acoustic instruments and skillfully alternates between improvisation and passionate sound studies.