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August

Openless 1 / 23 August

The Less Deceived

"THE DRUM AND THE BIRD"
FORENSIS (FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE) IN COLLABORATION WITH PAN / BILL KOULIGAS
"A FORBIDDEN DISTANCE"
SAINT ABDULLAH, EOMAC AND REBECCA SALVADORI
"BIAŁOWIEŻA"
CHRIS WATSON AND IZABELA DŁUŻYK
LORD SPIKEHEART

Club Program

EHUA
KAMELIIA
DATASHADER (LIVE)
LAUREL HALO
LYDO
NAWAZ B2B WOODY92
SPECIAL REQUEST
QUIET HUSBAND

Openless 2 / 24 August

Transcriptions

FAMILY N’DIAYE ROSE
LABOUR AND THE FAMILY N’DIAYE ROSE
“MYTHE OU RÉALITÉ (CHEIKH ANTA DIOP)”
NKISI
“ALL TENETS INTERACTED & KINETICS REMAINED OCEANIC”
LAMIN FOFANA
HOLY TONGUE MEETS SHACKLETON

Club Program

AL WOOTTON
ANIMISTIC BELIEFS
BELA
CARRIER (LIVE)
DEMDIKE STARE
LEE GAMBLE
VIVIAN KOCH
ZOHAR

Openless 3 / 25 August

The Clearing

"BASELINES"
DEMDIKE STARE
"IN UNO SPAZIO IMMENSO"
GRAND RIVER AND ABUL MOGARD
KELMAN DURAN AND FRANKIE
"SPHAÎRA"
SARA PERSICO AND MIKA OKI
CS + KREME
CANZONIERI FEATURING LARA DAMASO AND LORD SPIKEHEART

OPENLESS is the newest project from Berlin Atonal comprising site-specific concert experiences and club nights across August 23, 24 and 25 this year. The iconic Kraftwerk space will be activated for three very highly curated and unique performance nights. Each night unfolds operatically around a thematic core, combining some of the world’s most exciting musical and visual artists. OPENLESS is the flagship project of Berlin Atonal for 2024.

The first night of OPENLESS entitled The Less Deceived plays out theatrically in the spaces between music and sound design, research and journalism, art and site-specific performance. It hosts the premiere of a major new project by Forensic Architecture (Forensis) in collaboration with Bill Kouligas of PAN. Entitled The Drum and The Bird, the new piece transposes the investigative group’s famous research techniques into the key of large-scale public performance. A Forbidden Distance is another world premiere work to be revealed on the opening night. It is jointly produced by Iranian-Canadian brothers Mohammad and Mehdi (Saint Abdullah), Irish sound-designer and musician Ian McDonnell (Eomac), and London-based Italo-Australian video artist and filmmaker Rebecca Salvadori. A new piece created by the legendary field recordist Chris Watson, who is working with Izabela Dluzyk, a blind Polish sound recordist celebrated for her expertise in bird sound recording will be played back in multichannel and in total darkness. Finally Lord Spikeheart will bring an auditory assault, layering singing, rapping, and screaming over drumlines that pulse like a colossal heartbeat. The massive afterparty line-up in Tresor/Globus features LYDO, Nawaz b2b Woody92, Laurel Halo, the mindmelting live show from Datashader, and a notable Special Request DJ set.

Transcriptions on the second night focuses on the rhythmic tradition of the sabar drumming culture and in particular the immaterial musical legacy of the late, great Doudou N’diaye Rose. Unfolding operatically according to the logic of the Senegalese traditional Tannebier (the street-based celebration which has the sabar at its center), the concert involves family members of N’diaye Rose as well as luminaries of the electronic music world who take the percussive grammar of this tradition as a starting point for their own experimentations in sound. Taken as a whole, this evening explores a new form of homage, in reverence and enthusiasm, wherein a celebration of death is a celebration of life.Participating artists in the performance are Birame N’diaye Rose, Molamine N’diaye Rose, Wadane N’diaye Rose, Buoyo N’diaye, Yoro M’baye, Berlin based Studio LABOUR, sonic alchemist Nkisi (who delves into her personal connection with Cheikh Anta Diop’s proto-Afrofuturist legacy through the lens of Doudou N’Diaye Rose’s 1992 composition named after the Pan-African scientist), New York based musician and artist Lamin Fofana (premiering a brand new live show), videographer Hiroo Tanaka as well as Holy Tongue performing with Shackleton live for the first time. A stacked aftershow program in Tresor/Globus contains Animistic Beliefs, Lee Gamble, Zohar as well a live set from Carrier and a special DJ set by Demdike Stare.

The Clearing on the final Sunday offers a profound auditory journey harking back to renowned formats like The Long Now or previous Berlin Atonal nights that utilise the vast Kraftwerk interior for deeply engaging and transformative musical experiences. Each concert reconfigures the space into a dynamic canvas for sonic exploration and creativity. Demdike Stare’s newest project Baselines is an audio-visual journey into the bastard children of tape culture. A new collaboration unites the multi-disciplinary artists Kelman Duran and Franziska Aigner for the first time, while Grand River teams up with Abul Mogard to present their transformative new live show. The same night Sara Persico and Mika Oki premiere a new work entitled Sphaîra and cult Australian act CS + Kreme perform their own kind of ‘horizontal’ music while poet-musicians Canzonieri invite Lara Damaso and Lord Spikeheart to join them for a one-off live show.

The massive club events across Friday 23.08 and Saturday 24.08 are both held in the adjacent Tresor/Globus club complex. Tickets will be sold separately, although a Combo ticket provides access to both the Kraftwerk and the Tresor/Globus programs. Full scheduling and program will be released in July as well as details of separate line-ups in OHM.

Participating Artists

Forensis (Forensic Architecture) in collaboration with PAN / Bill Kouligas, Saint Abdullah, Eomac and Rebecca Salvadori, Chris Watson and Izabela Dłużyk, Lord Spikeheart, Ehua, Kameliia, Datashader, Laurel Halo, Lydo, Nawaz b2b Woody92, Special Request, Quiet Husband, Family N'Diaye Rose, LABOUR and the Family N'Diaye Rose, Nkisi, Lamin Fofana, Holy Tongue meets Shackleton, Al Wootton, Animistic Beliefs, bela, Carrier, Lee Gamble, Vivian Koch, Zohar, Demdike Stare, Grand River and Abul Mogard, Kelman Duran and FRANKIE (Franziska Aigner), Sara Persico and Mika Oki, CS + Kreme, Canzonieri featuring Lara Dâmaso and Lord Spikeheart

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OPENING HOURS

Concert Nights will run from 20:00 to approximately midnight each night and take place entirely within Kraftwerk. The Club Program in Tresor/Globus will start at 23:00 and last until the morning.

TICKETS

Tickets to each of the OPENLESS concert nights are available. The concert nights in Kraftwerk will run from (approximately) 20:00 to midnight each night. The club program in Tresor/Globus starts at 23:00 and lasts until morning. Separate tickets are required to access Kraftwerk and Tresor/Globus. A Combo ticket provides access to both.

Tickets are available until sold out. There will also be a box office on site.

Scheduling and final information will be released in July.

VENUE

Directions Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179
Berlin U-Bahn station: Heinrich-Heine-Straße (U8)
S-Bahn station: Jannowitzbrücke (S3, S5, S7, S9) Accessibility
There is lift access to all floors within Kraftwerk

We want all our guests to feel comfortable and free regardless of differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, economic status or anything else. We do not tolerate sexism, racism, queerphobia and transphobia or hostility, fascism, age discrimination, ableism and other forms of discrimination. There is an awareness team on site as well as first-aid-workers. Our staff and dedicated awareness team will be available to assist and support you in any case and at all times.

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ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN

Die Konzertnächte finden jeweils von 20:00 Uhr bis ca. Mitternacht im Kraftwerk statt. Das Clubprogramm im Tresor/Globus beginnt um 23:00 Uhr und dauert bis in den Morgen.

TICKETS

Für jede der OPENLESS-Konzertnächte sind Karten erhältlich. Die Konzertabende im Kraftwerk dauern jeweils von (ca.) 20:00 Uhr bis Mitternacht. Das Clubprogramm im Tresor/Globus beginnt gegen 23:00 und dauert bis zum Morgen. Für den Zutritt zum Kraftwerk und zum Tresor/Globus sind getrennte Tickets erforderlich. Ein Kombiticket ermöglicht den Zutritt zu beiden.

Karten sind im Vorverkauf bis zum Ausverkauf erhältlich. Es wird vor Ort auch eine Abendkasse geben

Der Programmablauf und die endgültigen Informationen werden im Juli veröffentlicht.

VERANSTALTUNGSORT

Anfahrt: Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179
U-Bahnhof Berlin: Heinrich-Heine-Straße (U8)
S-Bahnhof: Jannowitzbrücke (S3, S5, S7, S9) Barrierefreiheit

Alle Etagen im Kraftwerk sind barrierefrei und mit einem Aufzug erreichbar.

Wir möchten, dass sich alle unsere Gäste wohl und frei fühlen, unabhängig von Rasse, ethnischer Zugehörigkeit, Alter, Geschlecht, Religion, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität, Geschlechtsausdruck, Behinderung, wirtschaftlichem Status oder sonstigem. Wir dulden weder Sexismus, Rassismus, Queerphobie und Transphobie noch Feindseligkeit, Faschismus, Altersdiskriminierung, Behindertenfeindlichkeit und andere Formen der Diskriminierung. Vor Ort gibt es ein Awareness-Team sowie Erste-Hilfe-Mitarbeiter. Unsere Mitarbeiter und unser engagiertes Awareness-Team stehen Ihnen in jedem Fall und zu jeder Zeit zur Seite.