TODAYSART 09 'CONFLICT'
With just over five weeks to go before the start of the fifth edition of TODAYSART, which will take place on the 25th and 26th of September, we are proud to announce the first 35 confirmed acts. This advanced line-up is but a small part of the more than 100 artists who will be performing at TODAYSART 09.
The list will grow richer and more diverse in the next few weeks, but for now we would like to share with you a first peek at what we hope will be an unforgettable TODAYSART 09:
OLAF NICOLAI (DE) - SAMANI
JONATHAN SCHIPPER (US) - SLOW INEVITABLE DEATH OF AMERICAN MUSCLE
JOHANNES GEES (CH) - SALAT
PETER ZUIDERWIJK & KARIN MIENTJES (NL) - CONFLICT-ID
LYNN POOK (DE) & JULIEN CLAUSS (FR) - PAUSE
DAITO MANABE (JP) - FACE STIMULI
ARTIFICIEL (QC/CA) - POWEr
TELETEKST IS DOOD (NL) - ALLWEKNOW
PIERRE DERKS (NL) - MINISCULE BLUE HELMETS ON A MASSIVE QUEST
NIKLAS ROY (DE) & ADAD HANNAH (QC/CA) - INTERNATIONAL DANCE PARTY
//////////FUR//// (DE) - MOSHPIT AMP
HIROAKI UMEDA (JP) - ADAPTING FOR DISTORTION
FERNANDO HERNANDO MAGADAN (ES) / NDT & HARMEN STRAATMAN (NL) - NAKED APE
LUKAS TIMULAK (SK) / NDT & PETER BILAK (SK/NL)
JOERI DUBBE (NL) - PROSPECT FUTURE
TERMINALBEACH (AT/DE & FI) - HEART CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
LUCKY DRAGONS (US)
YOSHIMITSU ICHIRAKU (JP) - DORAVIDEO
GUILLAMINO + BAND (ES)
FARLEY 'JACKMASTER' FUNK (US)
NUNO DOS SANTOS (NL)
PHILIP JECK (UK)
HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR (IS)
JANA WINDEREN (NO)
GUILTY SIMPSON (US)
PURSUIT GROOVES (US)
SEBASTIAN MULLAERT aka MINILOGUE (SE)
JORIS VOORN (NL)
EDWIN OOSTERWAL (NL)
BANGKOK IMPACT (FI)
SYNCOM DATA (NL)
This year's program will offer new and contradictory approaches which interact with familiar approaches that TODAYSART has cultivated over the past four years.
Whether external, internal, moral, physical, ideal, abstract, concrete, constructive or destructive, the red thread of conflict stitches TODAYSART 09 together this year as we put friction, opposition and ambivalence under the gun. From our serendipitous location in The Hague, international city of peace and justice, heart of international conflict management, we look at when, how and why conflict is woven through our lives in positive and less positive ways. We look at - in a world struggling to cope with tragic, violent clashes and destructive environmental disasters - the inevitability of conflict and wonder if there is an evitability.
Our program proudly presents works that challenge and provoke; works that present ideas and concepts that may not be easily understood or quickly digested. The best ideas are dangerous; they confront the established order and conflict with the status quo.
For the opening night, Hiroaki Umeda brings his 'Adapting for Distortion' project to The Hague, for what is certain to be an exceptional highlight. By using projections, Umeda becomes one with his environment, controlling sound and light with his movements. We are very proud to welcome visual artist Olaf Nicolai with his site-specific installation 'Samani', as well as Jonathan Schipper with his installation that captures a car crash in slow motion, all relating to this year's theme. Artificiel's new production 'POWEr' - An audiovisual performance based on acoustic phenomena and the striking imagery that offshoot from high-voltage emissions - will see it's European premiere at TA09. The Heart Chamber Orchestra, a project by TERMINALBEACH and 12 classical musicians, will present a very special audiovisual performance where the musical score is generated in real time by the heartbeats of the musicians. Daito Manabe will present his physical project 'Face Stimuli', where he converts music into electronic impulses to stimulate the facial muscles. The installation 'ALLWEKNOW' by Teletekst is dood will see it's first daylight at TA09, providing the visitor with an innovative and radical new tool to experience the festival.
For the music line-up our curators have made a selection of fine concerts as well as radical experiences and club nights. One of the highlighted concerts is the Dutch premiere of Stonephace, featuring eclectic jazz radical Larry Stabbins on sax and flutes, Portishead's Adrian Utley on guitar, Helm DeVegas on keyboards and inscrutable aural sorcerer Krzysztof Oktalski with the down and dirty drums on vinyl and laptop. Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk, the producer of the first house-hit ever will present his classic cuts. Guilty Simpson's testosterone charged, inner city themes will be given a large space this year's hip-hop program, next to the talented female producer Pursuit Grooves. The TOUCH label will showcase amazing atmospheric sounds from Hildur Gudnadottir, electronic legend Philip Jeck and Jana Winderen 's enchanting soundscapes.
Meanwhile, TODAYSART is extremely pleased to be collaborating with <TAG>, CTM, Dis_Patch, Musikprotokoll, STEIM, Extrema Music / Green, Holland Dance Festival, Teletekst is dood, Liefhertje en de Grote Witte Reus, State-X New Forms, Crème Organization / Bunker, Intergalactic FM, GODSPILL, VillaNuts, all the participating artists, venues and institutions in assembling this exciting edition.
Some of these partnerships are a result of our continuing participation in the ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound and related arts) network, with over 20 international kindred spirit festivals from Europe, North America and South America. This network, evolving from the European form ECAS, is a growing platform for numerous future opportunities and collaborations intended to fortify the bonds between presenters of digital art in the near future.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT.
Regular Presale has started.
TODAYSART Early Bird-weekend passes are sold out. It gives us a lot of motivation that a lot of Early Birds emerged without us having released any official line-up. The normal presale tickets are now on sale. Obtain your tickets here
If you find the possibility to support TODAYSART, we invite you to consider our SUPPORT TICKET, which will help us in making this an unforgettable edition. For an extra 17,50 Euros, you can become an official supporter of TODAYSART. Apart from our everlasting gratitude, you will also receive an exclusive gift from us when you come to collect your wristband at the festival.
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Be sure to check out our social web hangouts over the coming few weeks, we will be announcing more artists soon!
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Greetings from The Hague, see you there!
The TODAYSART crew.