Thalamus Collective presents its inaugural event bringing together a screening of documentary film Paris/Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno and live performances by three current underground musicians whose sound has been inspired by techno. Thalamus is the initiative of two Berlin based artists, who aim to blur the distinction between contemporary club culture and exhibition practices. Hosted at Hallesches Haus in Kreuzberg on Sunday, December 6, 2015, THALAMUS V.00 marks the beginning of the collective’s event series collaborating with artists from different fields to orchestrate thematically-curated and interdisciplinary sound experiments.
Amélie Ravalec’s film Paris/Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno follows the evolution of underground techno music from the perspective of the two cities, and features DJs, producers, label managers, promoters, record shops and distributors that have stayed true to its original spirit. Pan Daijing follows with a live sound art performance that dominates audiences with spectral ambience and dark noise. German producer, DJ and visual artist Grebenstein’s industrial techno is “loaded with sinister atmospherics, hazy ritual portent… that throws the listeners into a trance and aims to lead them to the purification of soul”. He put out his debut self-titled 12” on Downwards Records in 2014. Last year also saw LA producer Draveng release The Dubious Smink on Allergy Season. Draveng will finish the event with an adventurous live set that will make use of his inexhaustible energy and aptitude for the absurd.
Screening plus live acts are 8 euro on the door (6 euro for just the live acts). Seating is limited so get in early and reserve your seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Facebook event here.
Blog entry by April Dell in Berlin; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.