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Festival for new methods in sight & sound

The Berlin Atonal is returning to the Kraftwerk Berlin after four years. The festival takes place between September 7th and 17th and presents a large number of exclusive commissioned works and world premieres. The audience can look forward to six concert evenings that offer and also challenge a mixture of experimental music and visual art.

Berlin Atonal

The first weekend block of the festival features the renowned Austrian performance artist Florentina Holzinger, as well as Laurel Halo with her new work "Atlas". Aho Ssan will present an audiovisual show together with visualist Sevi Iko Dømochevsky.

Another highlight is the new live project that brings together Shackleton, Waclaw Zimpel and the singer Siddhartha Belmannu. There will also be the world's first screening of the new collaboration between Caterina Barbieri and Space Afrika. To round out the program, legendary techno combo Sandwell District, consisting of Function, Silent Servant, Regis and Female, will perform their first-ever live AV show.

The second weekend of the festival also promises mesmerizing performances. Festival darling Alessandro Cortini returns to present his new A/V show. Punk metal band Persher, consisting of Blawan and Pariah, will have their world premiere. There will also be a new collaboration between Pavel Milyakov and Perila.

Weekend 01
Aho Ssan + Sevi Iko Dømochevsky present Rhizomes AV, Caterina Barbieri + Space Afrika with MFO, Florentina Holzinger presents Études For Church, Holy Tongue, Honour presents THE BLOOD (2TEARS & A $UCKET), Laurel Halo presents Atlas, Rainy Miller presents A Fugue State, Sandwell District, Shackleton / Zimpel + Siddhartha Belmannu with Pedro Maia present In The Cell Of Dreams

Weekend 02
Alessandro Cortini with Marco Ciceri present Nati Infiniti, Blackhaine presents Paith, CORIN presents Lux Aeterna, dj lostboi + Torus, Lee Gamble, Marco Fusinato presents DESASTRES, Pavel Milyakov + Perila present pmxper, Persher, Prison Religion

The Berlin Atonal originally took place between 1982 and 1990 at various locations in Berlin. It brought together emerging experimental music with Europe's progressive arts scene and helped cement Berlin's reputation as a center of experimental high culture. In 2013 the festival was revived under new management in the former power plant and has since established its reputation as Europe's leading festival for the presentation of experimental music, performance art and video art. The upcoming Berlin Atonal promises to be an exciting and inspiring event that will delight visitors with innovative art and music.

Additional information
  • The festival contains 6 concert nights over two weekends (07/08/09 and 15/16/17 September).
  • All program for the festival’s concert nights takes place in the Kraftwerk complex, which includes the powerplant as well as Tresor, Globus and OHM.
  • The site opens each day at 18:00.
  • The concerts start at 19:00.
  • The festival includes the Main Stage, Stage Null, OHM, Tresor and Globus on all days.
  • A ticket to each day allows unrestricted access that day to all concert and aftershow program.
Universal Metabolism Exhibition (11/12/13/14 September)
  • The Universal Metabolism exhibition starts each day at 16:00.
  • It is always possible to come and go during the opening hours.
  • The exhibition includes fixed installations as well as time-based performances.
  • To see all the works and performances, please allow three hours.
  • During the opening hours, drinks and food will be offered in the garden and power station. You can interrupt your stay at any time to take a break in the garden.