Curated by The Notwist, feat. Sun Ra, Mark Ernestus, Notwist and many more / in Kammer 1, 2, 3
This event lays in the past. Please check out its sequel ALIEN DISKO #2 which will happen on December 15 and 16, 2017. Curated by The Notwist, in cooperation with CLUBZWEI / feat. Shabazz Palaces, Konono N°1, The Notwist, Amiina, Vanishing Twin, MS. John Soda, Sam Amidon, Colleen, Hinosch, Spirit Fest, Sculpture, Sauna Youth and many more.
Over the past few years, Munich has seen the rise of a vibrant and steadily growing musical scene. Despite the fact that it is the third largest city in Germany, many international acts and musicians do not include Munich to their touring itineraries, because local promoters keep facing too many financial risks.
Enter The Notwist’s Markus and Micha Acher, who have decided to help contribute and breathe some life into the city’s slow concert scene by hosting – in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele and CLUBZWEI – a special two-day festival in December 2016. Curated by the Acher brothers, Alien Disko will take place at three venues, boasting a line-up that’s comprised of personal favorites: musicians they met on tour, discovered online or fell in love with while digging the crates at Munich’s Optimal Records Store.
One factor was crucial for the selection: the willingness to experiment. Accordingly, the entire festival is about soundscapes beyond genre, about charting new sonic territory. It’s a meeting of artists that break the mold by creating new contexts, new interconnections between musical realms. Alien Disko will be an intentionally polymorphous celebration of music, showcasing talents from all over the world: it’s two nights of music without geographical or cultural frontiers.
Accordingly, the title “Alien Disko” is indeed intended to be a political statement: Considering the recent geopolitical developments, the entire festival serves as a call for more cooperation and collaboration, for a community that hopefully – one day – can overcome nationalism, racism, and discrimination.
In conjunction with Tobias Frank, Christoph Gurk and Florian Steinleitner.
With friendly support from British Council.
TIMETABLE Day 1, December 2
20:00 Sacred Paws
22:00 Sun Ra Arkestra
23:15 Ras G
22:30 Le Roy
00:00 Dawn of Midi
21:00 Carla dal Forno
TIMETABLE Day 2, December 3
20:00 Joanna Gruesome
21:30 The Notwist
23:00 Ndagga Rythm Force
20:30 Comet ist Coming
22:00 Melt Banana
21:00 Jam Money
+ Gutfeeling-Disko with: Patcheko Allstars, Hochzeitskapelle, u. a.
December 2 & 3, 2016
Kammer 1, Kammer 2, Kammer 3
Doors: 7 p.m., starts 8 p.m.