Denovali Swingfest 2013 Flyer

The DENOVALI SWINGFEST 2013 is the 7th edition of the experimental music festival by Denovali Records. Next to the traditional festival in Essen, Germany, this year Denovoli presents similar festivals in Berlin (April 5th & 6th) and London (April 20th & 21st).

With an imposing and diversified line-up of experimental musicians such as THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE, TIM HECKER, THOMAS KOENER, ULRICH SCHNAUSS and the HIDDEN ORCHESTRA, and (in London) WILLIAM BASINSKI, ANDY STOTT, MAYBESHEWILL and CHRISTIAN FENNSEZ the two festivals rank among the most interesting musical dates that spring – next to the great Donaufestival that will take place from April 25th to May 4th in Krems, Austria.

In Berlin the festival will take place at two great venues: day oneat Friedrichshain’s Radialsystem, day two at Passionskirche in Kreuzberg.

One of the highlights of the DENOVALI SWINGFEST in BERLIN will be the concert of the magnificent sound artist TIM HECKER. The guy who will support SIGUR RÓS on their US-Tour, will perform at the Passionskirche. Known for his immersive and intensely physical compositions that combine abstract drones, field recordings and lush soundscapes, the Montreal-based musician gave an absolutely stunning ‘organ concert’ at CTM FESTIVAL 2012 by processing the origin sounds of the church organ via digital real-time techniques. So after his latest cooperation with the hauntological sound artist ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER we keenly await what HERCKER‘s performance will be about this year.

Other highlights will be the concert of the groundbreaking experimental collective THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE, the live set of ULRICH SCHNAUSS that will be supported by a special video performance of the visual artist NAT URAZMETOVA, and an audio-visual live performance from THOMAS KOENER – winner of the Prix Ars Electronica and one of the most impressing soundscapists over the last 20 years. Furthermore there will be deeply interesting piano and string driven modern compositions, jazz, experimental indie and electronica as you can explore on the homepage of Denovali Records. In addition to the musical program the festival presents specials like installations, lectures and experimental films.

Get tickets and further information on the Denovali Swingfest Homepage. NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION will be at the festival, too. So hope to see you there!