What are the main differences between images of a future we had in the past compared with today? Where are we now if techno was the music of the future? What has changed in the way of producing, listening and dreaming music? Blade Runner has to hunt replicants in only 4 years in a dystopian Los Angeles but meanwhile potatoes are growing in the center of Detroit.
ICAS x DAVE presents Donnerst.org
May 2nd 2015 / 6.00 pm
Altes Wettburo, Antonstr. 8, 01097 Dresden – Germany
Bianca Ludewig (Music Journalist)
Christina Nemec (chra/PASAJERA OSCURA)
Antje Meichsner (editor Coloradio, Shannon Soundquist)
Oliver Hartmann (aka Insect O., ETUI Records label head, promoter)
Sebastian Drichelt (musician, music geae enthusiast, Co-donnerst.org)
Shannon Soundquist – live
Ulrich Troyer – Songs For William Live Dub Set
»Donnerst.org« is a series of workshops, lectures, performances and concerts at several places in Dresden. Every first and third thursday a group of non-professionals and professionals meet, discuss, listen …
From 27 April to 3 May 2015, Dresden will become a hotspot for advanced music and related arts as the ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound network reunites over 20 music and media art festivals into a Festival of Festivals. Assembling a mix of club concerts, outdoor interventions, a multi-day conference programme, a film series, lab formats, as well as an exhibition, the festival adopts the theme of “Tools for an Unknown Future” in an attempt to examine how to cope with increasing uncertainty using the tools that have been developed so far. In times with no illusions of utopia, the urge to find methods of self-empowerment – a back-up for the unknown – is more urgently needed than ever before.