Returning to the iconic Kraftwerk complex this September 7-17th, 2023 for its first official edition in four years, the festival will feature a slew of exclusive commissioned works and premieres, now spread over six big concert nights broken into two weekend blocks, continuously challenging audiences with its singular alchemy of experimental music, visual arts, and immersive experiences.The first weekend block features site-specific interventions from renowned Austrian performance artist Florentina Holzinger, the debut of Laurel Halo’s new body of work entitled Atlas, a monumental audio-visual show created by Aho Ssan with visualist Sevi Iko Dømochevsky and a new live project that brings together sonic visionary Shackleton, avant-folk virtuoso Waclaw Zimpel and one of South India’s greatest emerging vocal talents Siddhartha Belmannu.
Additionally, the world’s first glimpse of a new collaboration between Caterina Barbieri and Space Afrika, and, to top it all off, the first ever live a/v show from legendary techno outfit Sandwell District, composed of Function, Silent Servant, Regis and Female.The second weekend block sees festival favourite Alesssandro Cortini return to premiere his new A/V show, the world debut of Blawan and Pariah’s punk/metal band Persher, a new collaboration between Pavel Milyakov and Perila and the world premiere live version of DESASTRES, the acclaimed work that renowned artist Marco Fusinato presented for the Australian pavilion at the most recent Venice Biennale. Additionally, CORIN will present the live a/v of her new album Lux Aeterna, alongside the premiere of a monumental new site-specific show from mercurial rapper Blackhaine.
Tickets are on sale in 3 categories. The Full Festival Pass allows unrestricted access to the Kraftwerk complex for the duration of the 11 day event. Two more ticket types allow access specifically to the weekend programmes (Weekend Passes 1 and 2) cover the periods between Thursday 07.09 to Saturday 09.09 and Friday 15.09 to Sunday 17.09 respectively, including afterparties. Day tickets and the second round of the programme will be released in July.Berlin Atonal is a the flagship project of OUTER, a Berlin-based production and booking agency co-founded by Laurens von Oswald (grandson of Moritz von Oswald) & Harry Glass, that has been behind some of the most recognisable experiences in experimental culture since 2013 when they relaunched the festival. In the past 10 years it has since become one of the most notable platforms of its kind and a fixture in the realm of experimental arts, commissioning over 500 new artistic projects from some of the industry’s most important artists and welcoming over 120,000 visitors from around the globe..Are you interested in joining us at the festival this year?
Aho Ssan + Sevi Ivo Domochevsky present Rhizomes, AV | WP
Caterina Barbieri + Space Afrika, WP
Florentina Holzinger presents Étude For Church
Honour presents THE BLOOD (2TEARS & A $UCKET), WP
Laurel Halo presents Atlas, WP
Rainy Miller presents A Fugue State, WP
Sandwell District, WP
Shackleton / Zimpel, Siddhartha Belmannu + Pedro Maia present In The Cell Of Dreams, WPWEEKEND 2
Alessandro Cortini + Marco Ciceri present Nati Infiniti, WP
Blackhaine presents Paith, WP
CORIN presents Lux Aeterna
dj lostboi + Torus
Marco Fusinato presents DESASTRES, WP
Pavel Milyakov + Perila present pmxper, WP
Prison Religion *WP = World Premiere
berlin atonal website & tickets