Berlin: oqko celebrate One Year Anniversary In Berghain Kantine

Oqko Kantine

oqko is a multinational Berlin-based interdisciplinary collective founded by Lvis Mejía, DEKJ, astvaldur and smog.

The members of the collective have performed individually in a number of cultural mainstays such as Mutek Montréal, Transmediale Berlin, Centre Pompidou, ICA London and Secret Solstice Festival and are now gearing up for the celebration of their first anniversary on Saturday September 17th in Berghain Kantine.

The night begins with guests Silent People, who deconstruct rhythm and modern jazz, fusing together electronics, live drums and the sound of silence. Icelandic producer astvaldur will follow up with an AV presentation of his upcoming LP At Least, blending orthodox club atmospheres and defined visual arts.

DEKJ‘s performance channels mutating sonic presence, deforming localization and resonance into a disorientating sonic assault. Precise rhythmic and warm atmospheres dominate Lvis Mejía collaborative performance with cellist Simon Houghton. The Mexican artist will reveal excerpts from his upcoming album Æon over the course of his live set, blending electronics, improvisation and the accoustic elements of the cello.

The live of Frenchman smog captures raw, synthetic explorations, navigating between ethereal soundscapes, distorted metallic noise and fluttering overtones. Final guest Carne will bring the night to a close with a DJ set, bridging gaps between bass, electro and hard techno.

Following the event, Oqko will embark on a Mexican tour, with solo performances and the presentation of their collaborative electro-acoustic project [haptal]. Further dates in France, Iceland and Greece are soon be announced.

More information on the event can be found on Facebook and Resident Advisor.

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