Berlin Atonal is an audiovisual festival founded by Tresor‘s Dimitri Hegemann in Berlin in 1982.
Originally held at one of Kreuzberg legendary locations SO36, Atonal hosted artists such as Psychic TV, Einstürzende Neubauten, Test Dept, 808 State, Die Haut. The festival stopped in 1990 with the fall of the Berlin wall and took a 23-year break to relaunch in 2013 at a huge abandoned powerplant Berlin Kraftwerk in Mitte continuing showcasing upcoming talents as well as established pioneers.
Audio-visual live acts, art installations, discussion panels and workshops make Atonal stand out. The impressive line up includes artists such as the collective Outside The Dream Syndicate reunited after a 20 year old break (avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, Tony Conrad and kraut rock legends Faust), Shackleton presenting the premiere of his “Powerplant“, the premiere of Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini and Lawrence English‘s new collaboration Immediate Horizon Live, Contort‘s Samuel Kerridge, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Mogwai’s Barry Burns and Raster Noton’s Kangding Ray aka SUMS, Ben Frost, Regis and Ancient Methods‘ new project Ugandan Methods and many many more.
A festival against the mainstream that cannot be missed! Tickets, full line up and timetable on Atonal’s website!