Welcome to another great festival deep down!
For 2014 Krake Festival is coming up with a totally new set up. For the main event on saturday Krake Festival cooperates with the Urban Spree Gallery, which area is combined with that of Suicide Circus to offer you a massive festival place to wander around between several floors full with music and arts. A thing like this offered in the centre of the city is extraordinary and will make this year’s edition an unforgettable event. For now, here is a rough outline of the festival as a whole. More details to follow. Stay tuned!
KRAKE is an annual Berlin based festival for challenging electronic music. Krake means octopus and the festival is organised in a comparable way: reaching out to selected locations during one week presenting the best in electronic music, whatever style it is.
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Contact: +49 30–89759460
KRAKE FESTIVAL DAY I: OPENING
Urban Spree Gallery // doors open: 20:00 // cost: 12€ Advance, 15€ Ticket Box
We open the festival with an arty night, presenting live performances of outstanding artists. The Urban Spree Gallery is an amazing venue, combining industrial aesthetics with a sweet, personal DIY flair, perfect for our opening.
TRANSFORMA are video artist group known for their collaborative work with Apparat, Dieter Meier, Alex Banks and many others. They work with images of natural materials that they produce and project in real time on stage. For Krake they cooperate with NACKT, a live music performer of rarely seen quality, who will improvise on the grand piano plus effects and other instruments to the morbid pictures that Transforma produce.
THE NEST are a group of musicians from Cologne and Berlin consisting of members of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Desmond Denker and Tannhäuser Sterben & Das Tod. “Highly minimal and with due attention to space and atmosphere, ‘Music For Drivers’ is poised with a sharp tension between contrasting organic and mechanical sound sources; field recordings lend an unpredictability and sense of atmospheric breadth while their patiently attuned playing paints the space between with ethereal, otherworldly strokes of synthesizer, saxophone and electronics, constantly morphing between moods which are never quite just dark and light, maybe best described in terms of psychedelic, hallucinatory light shows.” said Boomkat about their first album. We are awaiting their performance following their second album released in june 2014 on Album Label.
Third live act of the night KHAN takes the audience into a totally different direction. A nun seeking enlightenment. Khan as a male hustler including his own phone sex line on 1–900 Get-Khan. His pop fueled live shows often playing with gender roles are sought after for a reason.
As a little extra the robots taking part in the TERMINATOR TOURNAMENT on saturday will be showing off on the robot catwalk so you know which one to bet on!
TRANSFORMA & NACKT pres. GRAETE — live
KHAN (I’m single, album label) — live
THE NEST (album label) — live
RICHARD ZEPEZAUER (nsyde)
OPIUM HUM (n≠e, boiler room)
+ show off of the robots of the