Reservoir Festival 2023

Am 5. August ist es wieder soweit: Nach langer Pause findet an der Linachtalsperre unter dem Titel Reservoir erneut ein Festival für Klang- und Medienkunst statt. Wie schon 2019 bietet das Festival eine einzigartige Mischung aus Beiträgen international anerkannter und regionaler Künstler:innen.

Die künstlerischen Beiträge zu Reservoir 2023 stellen in vielfältiger Weise eine Verbindung mit der unvergleichlichen Architektur der Linachtalsperre und ihrer Akustik her. Die Kombination aus Natur und Betonbauwerk bietet der Klang- und Medienkunst ein einmaliges Experimentierfeld und den Besuchern eine spektakuläre Kulisse für eine Reise in Bild- und Klangwelten, die man nicht alle Tage zu sehen und hören bekommt.

Das frei zugängliche, familienfreundliche Nachmittagsprogramm beginnt um 15 Uhr mit einer Vielfalt von Klanginstallationen und musikalischen Beiträgen, die sich über die 13 Bögen der Linachtalsperre verteilen – darunter Beiträge, die die Besucher:innen dazu einladen, mitzumachen und selbst die Akustik des Bauwerks zu erkunden.

Höhepunkt des Abendprogramms ab 21 Uhr sind eine audiovisuelle Performance von Felix Kubin und Josephin Böttger sowie weitere Beiträge, die die Bögen der Linachtalsperre buchstäblich in ein neues Licht setzen.

Mehr Infos, Tickets & Programm gibt es hier!

Hypnodrone Ensemble live

Das polyrhytmische Avant-Rock Kollektiv Hypnodrone Ensemble kehrt zurück zu uns ins Komma Esslingen! Nach der atemberaubenden Show auf dem Psych in Bloom Festival 2019 wird das Ensemble um Aidan Baker (Nadja) und Eric Quach (Thisquietarmy) erneut bei uns zu Gast sein und dabei Material der letzten beiden Alben „Gets Polyamorous“ und „The Signal In The Signal“ aufführen. Als Support wird Lane Shi (Elizabeth Colour Wheel) mit ihrem Solo-Projekt Otay:Onii dem Abend eröffnen.

(Ambient / Space / Post-Rock) + Otay:Onii (Avantgarde / Experimental / Noise) + + Aftershow w/ Saint Gut-Free (Motorik Psych / Krautrock)
20:30 Uhr – Tickets

New modular / video Jam

Please take a look at the new modular jam with generative visuals, which was recorded live at the Map&Fold concert in February 2023.

Kunst! Stream with Michael Fiedler & Sibel Caliskan (18.02.2021)

#Michael Fiedler
Michael Fiedler works with field recordings, sounds and noises that are captured directly before and during the performance, modified live with software and hardware as musical source material and made directly audible in a completely new context. Complemented by the powerful visual art of PPLC. Dance performance: Sibel Caliskan

#Sibel Caliskan
Sibel Caliskan is a freelance dancer and performer from Munich. With a great interest in improvisation and creation, she collaborates with various artistic figures in the performing arts. Her artistic work and movement language are characterised by interdisciplinarity and the connection between dance and movement research.

Nachtstrom Labelnight: Headless Horseman

HEADLESS HORSEMAN (Nachtstrom / 47 / Aufnahme + Wiedergabe)
>>> From the shadows to the stage, Headless Horseman’s musical efforts are meticulously executed without compromise. The eponymous Headless releases sum up the modus operandi of this artist: dark, raw and rhythmic IDM flavoured Techno. His hardware only live sets at Berghain, Berlin Atonal, Boiler Room and worldwide have showcased the Horseman’s insurmountable skills as a producer and cemented his place in todays techno scene. For the first time in Tübingen, we are really excited to present you the Headless Horseman at the Schlachthaus as headliner of our Nachtstrom Labelnight in November. Get your dancing shoes ready and prepare for some serious dancefloor damage. Musical support will be coming from Nachtstrom labelhead October Rust, Carlos Lopez and Alex Mason.

Map&Fold Concert #8

Map&Fold proudly presents: Ambient und Experimentalmusik jeden ersten Dienstag im Monat!

Michael Hollingshead

# Geargrind
Geargrind extemporises electronic music, live, with only little preparation before each show, which makes every performance unique. No software is involved in any of his shows. Instead, he uses digital and analog instruments to create a sound that oscillates between spheric-synthetic ambient sounds and hard acid trance.

# Michael Hollingshead
„The Californian born ambient experimentalist channels his roots in the reverb drenched garage and surf rock west-coast soundscapes of his youth, combined with lush cycles of deteriorating and pulsating sound loops- a marriage of tones peppered by the surfy punk rock guitar of East Bay Ray to contemporary ambient endeavors like Portland based ambient artist Amulets“

# timodufner
… is a musician, media artist and computer scientist. His work focuses on testing limits of hard- and software. In doing so, glitches are an unavoidable component he consciously puts up with. Characteristic features of his work also include direct interaction between sound and image and an exchange between audience and piece. All of his works are created real-time – in the very moment – and thus each performance is different. Real-time audio processing, machine learning and AI, live coding and numerous electronical instruments are being deployed.

Free entry / We ask for donations after the concert.

Start: 18:30

Freistil Biergarten, Wöhrdstraße 25, 72072 Tübingen

Magical Mystery Aftershow Party

Magical Mystery – „War das nicht eigentlich ein Ding von den Beatles? Und ist das damals nicht irgendwie in die Hose gegangen?“ Karl Schmidt, seines Zeichens bester Freund, Ersatzbruder und Saufkumpan von Sven Regeners legendärer Romanfigur Herr Lehmann, ist nicht leicht zu beeindrucken – vielleicht liegt das aber auch an den Medikamenten, mit denen er vollgepumpt wurde: Am Tag des Mauerfalls kam der Installations-Künstler nach einem depressiven Nervenzusammenbruch in die Klinik. Doch nun – 6 Jahre später, Deutschland ist eine einzige wiedervereinigte Afterwork-Party – bricht er aus dem tristen Leben in seiner Therapie-WG aus. Sei dabei!
DJ Hyperfokus
Don Jorge
check the Theater show!

Live Performers Meeting 2022

We are very excited to invite you to LPM 2022 Rome, a think-tank and a celebration of Audio Visuals Performing Arts.

The XXIII edition of LPM Live Performers Meeting is set to happen from the 9th to 12th of June in the Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome, Italy.

We want to let artists be a real part of LPM, by participating actively to let it happen as their very own project. Let’s create the future of AVarts together!

To be part of the meeting, please follow the procedures in the Call to participate section of the website and choose the subscription option that suits your needs the most.

Registration is open until April 18, 2022.

LPM 2022 Rome offers a unique opportunity to participate in 4 days packed with audiovisual performances, VJing experiences, workshops, panel discussions and product showcases, all presented by more than 300 artists, professionals and Audio Visuals Performing Arts enthusiasts from 40 countries.

This XXIII edition seeks to recognise and further broaden the existing practices of live video performance in a wide and diverse program.

VJs, AV artists, designers, newcomer enthusiasts, professionals and the audience will be involved in the manifold planned activities, ranging from experimental audiovisual performances, architectural mapping shows, VJ-DJ Sets to workshops, lectures, roundtables and presentations and launches of products and hardwares, with a special focus on Free and Open Sourceprojects.

Meeting areas devoted to the interaction among the hundreds of participants will be the axis for the whole duration of the event.

Designed as a real meeting place, a space that fulfils an important opportunity for dialogue and exchange, LPM encourages research, the encounter and exchange between different forms of artistic expression in the Audio Visuals Performing Arts field, the interaction and experimentation with multiple techniques and digital technologies, ranging between analog, software and hardware.

The Meeting promotes transnational movement and exchange of ideas, artworks and artists. All funds collected by LPM are invested in innovative research and experimentation in the field of live visual arts with the latest technologies in hand.

Since 2004, LPM hosted more than 6.156 artists, 3.219 performances, workshops and showcases, recorded an overall amount of 73 participating countries and welcomed more than 1.500.000 visitors with editions in Apulia (IT), Xalapa (MX), Minsk (BY), Mexico City (MX), Cape Town (SA), Eindhoven (NL) and two in Amsterdam (NL) in addition to those held in Rome (IT).

Through our 18 years of experience, we were able to draw a conceptual map of the trends that influenced the creation of live video performances the most. The program of this edition reflects and investigates these trends:

  • Live Cinema
    Works performed exclusively live, capable of demonstrating a narrative combined with experimental approach; projects in continual tension between perceptive experience and performative act.
  • Video Mapping
    A technique of video-projection that animates architectural objects. The effect is spectacular and exciting, it confuses and seduces our perceptions through the dialogue among images and tridimensional surfaces. The usual object the spectator is familiar with is transformed into an entirely new form, the public spaces are reshaped and renewed.
  • Digital Freedoms
    Activism, coherent, appealing, sense-making, participatory and visually appealing data visualization of public or private data. These forms of artistic expression have been able to inform, question, challenge, empower, activate and mobilize people around the world.
  • Visual Gender
    Thanks to the gender studies, queer theory and contemporary art, the vision of the body, the sexual, LGBTQ+ identity is connected and manifests through the Audio Visuals Performing Arts sector and the audio-video language becomes an instrument of emancipation of the genre.
  • Generative Visual
    Thanks to an encoding of the active and reactive world around us, new digital biospheres offer the public the experience of complex networks composed of simple sensory-bit binary codes.
  • Stereoscopic 3D
    Stereoscopic vision allows to create a complete perceptive immersive experience through three-dimensional display of standard video content. Ad hoc software and technologies are used to manipulate the visual perception of space to create “augmented” worlds.
  • Lasers & LEDS
    This technologies coming from lights sector are nowadays manageable with live visuals software and are playing a leading role in many brand new AV shows.
  • VR, AR, MR
    Connection between artistic creation and progressive technology includes increasing fusion of virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and mixed (MR) reality allows to explore new forms of expression as well as to research possible overlap with the scientific, technological, educational and social fields.