18.-20.11.2022

X100 – A FESTIVAL IN THE SPIRIT OF IANNIS XENAKIS

Berlin Atonal is happy to announce X100 – a new one-off festival that celebrates and contextualises the legacy of Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 1997) taking place at Kraftwerk Berlin. Xenakis’ pioneering work initialised techniques and directions that continue to inspire a variety of disciplines from architecture and drawing to music theory and light design. But a hundred years after he was born, the continuing presence of this great composer is felt most strongly in the thriving and overlapping tradition(s) of experimental electronic music – the world in which Berlin Atonal has been working.

The music of this prolific utopianist continues to not only challenge modes of temporal existence, but of how music can be imagined and shared. For this special festival his work – electro-acoustic, instrumental and vocal – will be contextualised by performances and presentations by some of the most pioneering artists working in experimental culture today.

Details and tickets are available at www.berlin-atonal.com now for each of the three festival nights as well as a festival pass that will allow entry to each night of the festival and guaranteed access to a workshop programme that will be detailed in the coming weeks. Performances will be spatialised on the main floor of the Kraftwerk powerplant with afterparties in OHM.

X100 is organised by Outer (the team behind Berlin Atonal) curated together with Studio Labour.