Join us on May 20th, 2023 at 20:00 as the Map&Fold Festival returns for another exciting edition. Just like in previous years, the evening will kick off with a range of diverse performances before transitioning into our club party. From flute concerts to experimental audio and video works, and even live techno, we will offer a unique range of artistic expressions throughout the night. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of captivating performances and let the Map&Fold Festival take you on a journey of artistic exploration.
An On Bast
Aftershow-Tanztee-Rave with: Julius Elias & timodufner
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.
Map&Fold proudly presents: Ambient und Experimentalmusik jeden ersten Dienstag im Monat! Dies ist das letzte Konzert vor der Sommerpause!
Thomas Maos and his electronic guitar
Sein aktuelles Solo Album glühen wurde 2021 im Bereich Grenzgänge für den Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik nominiert. Tom Greenland vom NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD schreibt darüber: …Der dramatische Bogen vieler seiner Tracks wird größtenteils von Kontrasten in Klangfarbe und Textur getragen, die so abgemischt sind, dass jeder markante Klang auf die gegenüberliegenden Seiten der Stereomischung verschoben wird, wodurch ein einnehmender “Dialog” entsteht.“
…is a musician, media artist and computer scientist. His work focuses on testing the limits of hardware and software. Glitches are an inevitable part of this process, which he consciously uses to his advantage. Another characteristic feature of his work is the direct interaction between sound and image as well as a two-way exchange between the audience and the piece. All of his work is created in real time – in the moment – making each performance unique. Real-time audio processing, machine learning and AI, live coding and numerous experimental devices are used to create an immersive viewing and listening experience.
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.
Map&Fold proudly presents: Ambient und Experimentalmusik jeden ersten Dienstag im Monat!
Es dämmert. Funken fliegen, dichte rhythmische hypnotische Musik drängt in die Lücke zwischen Tag und Nacht. KNIPSEN spielen keinen Jazz. Besetzung:
Markus Merle – noise
Carsten Netz – Blasinstrumente, Effekte
Michael Fiedler – Loops
Liebe Freund*innen der gebrochenen Beats und der tiefen Bässe:
es ist endlich wieder soweit: Am Samstag, den 14.01.2023 veranstalten wir wieder eine Oszillate x DeepBassMusic
The AI said:
People should join our drum and bass party because it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. The atmosphere and music will be electric and the people will be passionate. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunities to dance and socialize with fellow ravers. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the music we all love with like-minded people.
In the sets of Syncope there is a whole range of drum & bass subgenres to discover. Everything that sounds spherical-melodic, dark and broken or deep and driving is on the plates anyway and everything that sounds somehow different usually does too. As a DJ, Syncope has been on the road a lot in the Cologne area and was a guest at various parties and part of the drum & bass radio show 12 Zoll at the Hochschulradio Kölncampus.
Fluffa ist seit mehr als 10 Jahren im Tübinger Raum als DJ unterwegs und bewegt sich vor allem zwischen Jungle, Drumfunk und deepem Drum and Bass. In seiner cogehosteten Radiosendung “At the margins”, als auch bei den Sets seiner Partyreihen „Kinder der Nacht“ (mit Fokus auf Breakbeats/Electro/House) und „Oszillate“ ist er immer darauf bedacht, die Genregrenzen nicht zu ernst zu nehmen. So testet er gerne auch mal die Hör- und Tanzgewohnheiten, sowohl seiner Zuhörer*innen als auch von sich selbst aus.
Map&Fold proudly presents: Ambient und Experimentalmusik jeden ersten Dienstag im Monat!
# 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.
Philo proves you don’t need decades of experience to understand and push boundaries of a genre. With national and international recognition, Philo’s originally vinyl-exclusive selection has evolved over time into a digital hybrid in the pursuit of the best possible sound. Characteristics of her eclectic selection involve rough UK bass, which is somewhere between breakbeat, half time, dubby bassbin jungle and footwork with a splash of classic 90s aswell as house influences according to the maxim ” keep moving forward“!
Not long ago she started producing and released her first tune “Zooma Patrol” in cooperation with Moogie Fox on the berlin label Headlight Records – her first solo-release is gonna be out in beginning of 2022 on the Brazilian Label Nice & Deadly – more to come!
In 2021, together with Marie Montexier and Aino DJ, she founded the event series Précey, which focuses on female and non-binary artists to push the scene in Cologne.
She also hosts her radio show on jungletrain.net
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:
Works performed exclusively live, capable of demonstrating a narrative combined with experimental approach; projects in continual tension between perceptive experience and performative act.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.