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Recombinant Festival 2018
November 27, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
One event on November 27, 2018 at 9:00pm
One event on November 27, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on November 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
One event on December 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
Launching the 2018 Recombinant Festival is GAS live, the internationally celebrated project of German electronic musician, Kompakt label head and industry stalwart Wolfgang Voigt. One of the most influential figures in contemporary electronic music, Voigt is known for over 30 aliases and projects – his most admired is arguably GAS. The intention in his own words is to “bring the forest to the disco, or vice-versa”.
Experience a rare multimedia performance from GAS; drawing on romantic landscape and classical music as much as ambient minimalism and techno, Voigt creates an uplifting and enveloping evocation of the wonder of the natural world. Don’t miss this captivating kaleidoscope of swirling sounds and textures.
Recombinant 2018 spotlights critically acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and audio kinetic sculptor HERMAN KOLGEN, whose cinematically scaled spectacles have enraptured audiences internationally for 3 decades. As Artist in Residence, Kolgen will present a canon of past and contemporary works, catalyzing 7 individual audio-visual performances into a propulsive laboratory of cross sensory experiences. This program is not to be missed: it is both a world premiere for this stylistic approach as well as Kolgen’s first appearance in the Bay Area since his 2006 residency at Recombinant Media Labs.
Recombinant Festival’s weekend begins with a journey lead by cultural revolutionaries and spiritual sonic warriors. A evening filled with mysticism and alchemy, your guides Aïsha Devi, Drew McDowall and Hiro Kone will be joined by their Bay Area based contemporaries.
Demdike Stare teams up with visual artist Michael England to offer a high-voltage AV show. Accompanied by highly detailed avant garde techno genius Rrose and the rhythmic explorations of electronics inventor Antenes, the heart of the weekend is a deep dive in the dark depth of underground dance floor experimentations.