More details to be announced in 2019.
Starting on the 30. March is the 2019 edition of The Long Now, which for the last five years has been the monumental closing movement of Berliner Festspiele’s MaerzMusik festival. The festival and Berlin Atonal have collaborated on a programme spanning instrumental, vocal and electronic live performances, all taking place over thirty continuous hours at the Kraftwerk Berlin. Among the projects that can be revealed so far: an extended live performance from Italian sonic hypnotist Donato Dozzy, a presentation of Fredric Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” performed by the composer himself, a showcase of contemporary musicians working in the just intonation tradition under the title “The Harmonic Series” and featuring Byron Westbrook and Catherine Lamb as well as a premiere solo work by Duane Pitre and his collaborative project with Turk Dietrich of Second Woman/Belong called First Tone. Also performing will be Organic Dial, vocal works from Stine Janvin and Sofia Jernberg, a percussion piece from Eli Kezler, a work for multiple trumpets by Mazen Kerbaj and live acts from Shiva Feshareki and Marja Ahti. More acts will be announced, alongside the schedule information, on March 08.
Aasthma (Peder Mannerfelt + Pår Grindvik) – WP, Actress, Astrid Sonne presents Ephemeral – WP, Beatrice Dillon, British Murder Boys, Caterina Barbieri with Ruben Spini – WP, Claude Speeed with Sasha Litvintseva + Beny Wagner – WP, DJ Marcelle, Gábor Lázár presents Unfold – WP, Giant Swan, group A with Dead Slow Ahead, Helena Hauff, Hiro Kone presents Pure Expenditure – WP, Iona Fortune presents Chaotic Profusion – WP, Kassel Jaeger + Stephen O’Malley, Live – WP, Killer-Oma, Klara Lewis, LABOUR presents next time, die consciously (بیگانگی) – WP, Lanark Artefax, Le Syndicat Electronique, Leslie Winer presents ©ont. – WP, Lucrecia Dalt presents Synclines – WP, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi + Fis – WP, Neon Chambers – WP, object blue, Ora Iso, Outer Space – WP, Pariah presents Here From Where We Are – WP, Shifted / Broken English Club / Ilpo Väisänen – WP, Sophia Loizou, The Transcendence Orchestra, Veronica Vasicka, Zhao Liang + many more.
Berlin Atonal collaborates with Australia’s most advanced festival Dark Mofo – taking over an special venue to present two extraordinary concert nights in Hobart, Tasmania.
ALTAR (Roly Porter + Paul Jebanasam) – AP, Autechre, Demdike Stare with Michael England – AP, Drew McDowall presents Time Machine – AP, Fia Fiell, Fis and PYUR present 7 Blue Stones – WP, group A – AP, Iona Fortune – AP, Omelas, Peder Mannerfelt – AP, Rings Around Saturn.
Berlin Atonal joins forces with 4GB Festival in Georgia for a special and long night of A/V shows and musical performances at an abandoned satellite construction facility outside of Tbilisi.
Emptyset, Esi, Laurel Halo, Octachoron, Pact Infernal with Coté, Roly Porter + MFO present Third Law, Skee Mask, Substance aka DJ Pete, Surgeon, Veronica Vasicka.
The Long Now is the grand closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues 2018. Surrounded by the monumental setting of Kraftwerk Berlin, the project assembles concerts, performances, electronic live-acts, sound and video installations to form a composition in time and space over 30+ continuous hours. A collaboration between Berliner Festspiele and Berlin Atonal.
Colin Stetson, Elodie, Horatiu Radulescu ‘For Seven B-Flat Clarinets’, Huerco S., Kate Carr, Lucio Capece, Lustmord, Melanie Velarde, Morton Feldman ‘For Phillipe Guston’, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, S.E.M. Ensemble, Second Woman, Soundwalk Collective, The Necks & ‘A’ Trio, Tomoko Sauvage, Wang Bing, Yair Elazar Glotman + Mats Erlandsson.
›Parallax‹ is the meeting-point of two distinct musical traditions. The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) has for over seventy years devoted itself to the world-class presentation and recontextualisation of modern and contemporary classical music. Berlin Atonal has become one of Europe’s main platforms for hosting artists working at the forefront of 21st century compositional and sound-making practices. Taking place at Atonal’s homebase in Kraftwerk Berlin, ›Parallax‹ intends not just to bridge two musical geographies, but also to sketch out a new model for how these different traditions can mutually enlighten and stimulate one another. ›Parallax‹ has assembled a wide ranging programme of orchestral music from the baroque era to modern micropolyphony, and invited four of contemporary electronic music’s most interesting producers to compose with, against and amongst these pieces. Sophie Schnell a.k.a PYUR collaborates with Valerio Tricoli to compose a piece in response to, and performed after, Charles Ives’ seminal ›The Unanswered Question‹. Subtext’s Paul Jebanasam will peform ›Cycλomorphia‹, a new piece for electronics and strings in conversation with György Ligeti’s ›Atmosphères‹.
Abul Mogard – WP, Ana-Maria Avram “KLAVIERUTOPIE”, BBC Radiophonic Workshop – GP, Belong play October Language, Broken English Club, Chloe Wise, Damien Dubrovnik, David Spriggs, Demdike Stare with Michael England, DJ Deep, DJ Stingray, Emptyset, Equiknoxx, Hypnobeat, Iancu Dumitrescu “Piano High Energy”, JASSS, John Gerrard, Main/Regis – WP, Mick Harris presents Fret – WP, Moritz von Oswald, OKTOPHONIE: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pan Daijing presents Fist Piece – WP, Peder Mannerfelt, Pépé Bradock, Pinch b2b Shed, Powell + Wolfgang Tillmans – WP, Puce Mary presents A Feast Before the Drought – WP, PYUR presents Oratorio for the Underworld – WP, Renick Bell + Fis – WP, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Roll The Dice – WP, Roly Porter + Paul Jebanasam present ALTAR – WP, Shackleton + Anika present Behind the Glass w/ Strawalde + Pedro Maia, TUTU, Wolf Eyes, Yousuke Yukimatsu + many more.
The Long Now is the grand closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues 2017. Surrounded by the monumental setting of Kraftwerk Berlin, the project assembles concerts, performances, electronic live-acts, sound and video installations to form a composition in time and space over 30+ continuous hours. A collaboration between Berliner Festspiele and Berlin Atonal.
Aleksi Perälä, Alvin Lucier, Andrea Belfi + Francesco Donadello, Catherine Christer Hennix, Chris Watson, Graindelavoix, Helm, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Leyland Kirby presents The Vast Sea Of Recollection, Morton Feldman “Patterns In A Chromatic Field”, Punctum (Caterina Barbieri + Carlo Maria), Tim Hecker, William Basinski + James Elaine, Wolfgang Voigt presents Rückverzauberung.
2017年2月後半、Berlin Atonal（ベルリン・アトナル）は初のサテライト・イベントNew Assembly Tokyo（ニュー・アセンブリー・トーキョー）を開催するため日本へ渡ります。3日間に渡る音の冒険には、今回のために企画された全く新しいプロジェクト、国外からのアーティストと日本のアーティスト、そして過去のBerlin Atonalのハイライトが含まれています。
Alessandro Cortini + Merzbow – WP, A Vision of Love – JP, Compuma, DJ Stingray, DJ Yazi, Ena + Rashad Becker – WP, Killer-Bong, Laurel Halo, Puce Mary, Renick Bell, Ryo Murakami, Synth Sisters + more
51717, Alessandro Cortini presents AVANTI – WP, Alexey Volkov, Andrea Parker, Death in Vegas presents Transmission – WP, December, Donato Dozzy + Lory D – WP, Dot Product, Drew McDowall presents Unnatural Channel – WP, farmersmanual, Headless Horseman, Imaginary Softwoods – WP, Joachim Nordwall, Lena Willikens, Marcellus Pittman, Marcus Schmickler, Marshstepper, Mika Vainio + Daniel Pflumm – WP, Orphx + JK Flesh – WP, Prostitutes, Pyrolator constructs Conrad Schnitzler – WP, Raime – GP, Rainer Kohlberger, Rashad Becker + Moritz von Oswald present fathom, Recent Arts, Robin Fox presents RGB, Roly Porter + Marcel Weber (MFO) present Third Law – GP, Rose Kallal, Sabrina Ratté, Second Woman, Silent Servant + Phase Fatale – WP, Skee Mask, TM404, UF (Kerridge + Oake), Upper Glossa present Fundament – WP, Woody & Steina Vasulka + many more.
The Long Now is the grand closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues 2016. Surrounded by the monumental setting of Kraftwerk Berlin, the project assembles concerts, performances, electronic live-acts, sound and video installations to form a composition in time and space over 30+ continuous hours. A collaboration between Berliner Festspiele and Berlin Atonal.
Biosphere, Caterina Barbieri presents This Causes The Consciousness To Fracture – WP, Dalhous, Dan Vicente, Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab (with works by Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, Ernst Karel, Libbie Dina Cohn, J.P. Sniadecki, Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Kim Lee, Helen Mirra, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez), Klara Lewis, Masha Tupitsyn, Miles Whittaker, Morton Feldman, ‘Triadic Memories’ (1981), Murcof, Nina, Objekt, Rashad Becker & Moritz Von Oswald present Fathom – WP, Robert Curgenven presents Microtonal Recordings From 15 Turrell Skyspaces – WP, Sonambient – Unheard Recordings Of Harry Bertoia – WP, TM404.
Abdulla Rashim presents Lundin Oil – WP, Acronym, Alessandro Cortini + Lawrence English present Immediate Horizon WP, Ben Frost presents A U R O R A, Bitstream, Bruce Conner with Terry Riley + Patrick Gleeson, Blood Music, Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Clock DVA, COH + Frank, David Borden + The Mother Mallard Ensemble, Ellen Arkbro, Fis, Goth Trad, John Bence, Lustmord, Mark Reeder, Max Loderbauer + Jacek Sienkiewicz with Pedro Maia – WP, Mike Parker, Moritz von Oswald, Outside the Dream Syndicate (Tony Conrad with Faust), Paul Jebanasam + Tarik Barri present Continuum – WP, Peder Mannerfelt, Pierre Bastien, Powell, Puce Mary, Regis, Russell Haswell, Samuel Kerridge presents Fatal Light Attraction – WP, Shackleton presents Powerplant – WP, Skee Mask, Sleeparchive, SUMS – WP, Ugandan Methods (Regis + Ancient Methods), Varg presents Ivory Towers – WP, Vit Fana, Yair Elazar Glotman + many more.
The Long Now is the grand closing event of MaerzMusik − Festival for Time Issues. Surrounded by the monumental setting of Kraftwerk Berlin, the project assembles concerts, performances, electronic live-acts, sound and video installations to form a composition in time and space over 30+ continuous hours. A collaboration between Berliner Festspiele and Berlin Atonal.
Actress, Burkhard von Harder, ‘Narbe Deutschland’ (2009–2014), Eric Holm presents Barotrauma – WP, Mika Vainio, Mix Mup + Kassem Mosse poresent Chilling The Do, Morton Feldman, ‘String Quartet No. 2’ (1983), Phill Niblock presents Music And The Movement Of People Working, Pierluigi Billone, Sgorgo N (2013), Thomas Köner presents Tiento De Las Nieves – WP.