Niste intalniri sonore din prezentul imediat si viitor, multimedia events, a shape of sound to come, tech beyond the thoughts, cam astea imi sunt asteptarile de la editia a opta a UH Fest din Budapesta.

Not focusing on genres is a principle that reflects in our overall activity and in the actual programming of our events. Any given member of our audience is likely to hear music s/he did not “intend to”; or from another point of view: explore something new. It is our deliberate strategy to juxtapose artists not just from different genres, but also with different approaches and moods. At our festivals the audience can hear a funny, joyous or even ecstatic performance next to a more “difficult” or abrasive show; we juxtapose the cerebral with the visceral, the intimate with the abstract, etc. We are confident that such exploration, inter-cultural communication (let it be between national cultures and/or subcultures) is a fertile ground for creative ideas, and a source of a new kind of joy.

Phill Niblock deschide prima zi cu un maraton de trei ore alaturi de  Hilary Jeffery, Christian Kobi, Juho Laitinen si Thomas Ankersmit la Trafo. Tour de force!

Huh, in zilele urmatoare Rashad Becker, master mindul din spatele Dubplates & Mastering,  cu un live si o discutie libera, apoi Carl Michael von Hausswolff care a folosit acum cativa ani intr-una din instalatiile lui cenusa evreilor de la Majdanek, Charles Cohen si al sau unic  Buchla Music Easel synthesizer, James Hoff al carui disc de anul trecut imi trezeste involuntar soneria veche de la apartament, Jakob Kirkegaard cu instalatiile lui dincolo de realitatea imediata, “spectralul” Iancu Dumitrescu, C. Spencer Yeah miscandu-se lejer intre improvizatie, noise si avangarda sonora, Wanda Group, Valerio Tricoli (check that shit!), Dean Blunt cu un black metal care suna mai black decat orice ai crede tu ca este black metal:).

Plus surprize ce le astept de la artisti cu care o sa ma intalnesc prima data live, gen:) PIERCE WARNECKE & MATTHEW BIEDERMAN. Un video de al lor mai jos:


Festivalul se va desfasura pe tot parcursul saptamanii viitoare in Budapesta, in diverse locatii, preturile sunt mici la reprezentatii. Wish me luck!