FESTIVAL FOR ADVANCED ELECTRONIC POP MUSIC / FEAT. DEMDIKE STARE (LIVE), FJAAK (LIVE), GAZELLE TWIN (AV-SHOW / LIVE), JENNY HVAL (LIVE), SUPERPITCHER (DJ-SET) and VATICAN SHADOW (LIVE)
Dance night, rave drama and boutique festival all in one: Ritournelle has many faces – and has now become a permanent fixture on the Münchner Kammerspiele’s repertoire. In this year’s edition, the spectrum extends from No-Wave romanticism and loud, abstract intelligent dance music (IDM) to throbbing analogue techno. It kicks off with Norwegian Jenny Hval, whose booming menstrual study with the title “Blood Bitch” was one of the most dazzling pop albums of 2016. Or how about Demdike Stare? The duo, who hail from Manchester, have released the dance record of the season with their album “Wonderland” – at least for those who demand more from dance than just counting to four. Superpitcher, a veteran of the legendary Cologne-based Techno label Kompakt, will wrap things up. With the wisdom of age, he has come up with a disco groove bursting with youthful euphoria that is influenced by krautrock and psychedelic music.