Future Soundscapes Festival – Tag 3

Betonhalle / Kuppelhalle / transmediale Studio

Future Soundscapes invites you on an audiovisual trip through time: Over four days, artists from the fields of music, media art and sound art will explore the history and present of futuristic sound between pop culture, music and technology.

While the narratives and images of the sci-fi genre are already omnipresent and firmly anchored in the collective memory, Future Soundscapes makes sound tangible as an essential element in the design of future worlds - be it as noise, sound or music.


Betonhalle I Doors: 8 pm, Start: 9 pm
Sapphire Slows
Katatonic Silentio (hybrid live set) "Expanded Radio Research Unit“ pres. by EOS Radio

Kuppelhalle I 6 pm – 12 midnight
!K7 Records – X-MIX: Continuum I AV installation

transmediale Studio I 6 pm – 12 midnight
!K7 Records – X-MIX: Continuum I exhibition

Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU, is a sound artist and experimental ambient musician, raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and currently based in Berlin where he is a student at Universität der Künste Berlin for sound Studies and Sonic Arts Master's Program. His works deal with discourses of field recording, improvisation, noise, ambient, machine learning, radio art and expansive hypnotic drones.

Sapphire Slows
Sapphire Slows is what you might call an everything-ist: she produces, DJs, plays synth and keyboard, and her eerie, drone-like vocals float over her tracks, embellishingtheir shadowy textures. After the brutal awakening of the 2011 earthquakes in Japan, she became motivated to pursue a career in music. While some of her songs are submerged in a blue-ish, slo-mo haze, like her name suggests, others are more abrasive and in tune with the whirring pace of krautrock, as on 2014’s Allegoria album.

Katatonic Silentio
Mariachiara Troianiello, the Milan-based sound artist behind the moniker Katatonic Silentio, works at the crossroads of electronic music, performing arts and sound studies. Both as a live performer and an independent researcher, she seeks to bridge different spheres and approaches to sonic production. Mariachiara considers sound as a critical tool and has a genuine interest in exploring sonic possibilities and practices from both artistic and sociological perspectives.

X-MIX: Continuum
In November 1989, the eyes of the world were on Berlin. The wall separating East and West had fallen, paving the way for German reunification the following year; spawning one of the most vibrant club scenes on the planet. At that time, !K7 Records wanted to create visuals to go with the techno soundtrack that the German capital was dancing to. Combining the most innovative artists and DJs with the cutting edge of computer animation, the X-MIX concept saw the visualisation of techno begin to sweep into 3D, and was one of the few outlets for the emerging digital art scene. The first edition was compiled by a young Paul Van Dyk in 1993. From then on, the X-MIX videos began appearing everywhere - from primetime MTV slots to illegal warehouse raves. By placing a DJ at the centre of each mix, X-MIX inadvertently became the first mix CD series over ten instalments. With musical contributions from Dave Angel, Dave Clarke, Hardfloor, DJ Hell, John Acquaviva, Ken Ishii, Kevin Saunderson, Mr C, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin and Paul Van Dyk, the series is an integral part of techno’s history.
As part of the exhibition at transmediale studio, all 10 editions from the landmark audiovisual X-MIX series will be played non-stop and in chronological order. On 24.9, the series will be experienced as a live installation in the Kuppelhalle. The mixes will also be available to stream individually throughout the festival.

Saturday, September 24
Start: 6 pm