POSTCITY Nightline

FRI September 9, 2016, 8 PM
Ground Floor
Nightline Festival 2016Credit: Florian Voggeneder

Among music-loving night owls, Nightline is an annual highlight of the Ars Electronica Festival program. This time around, the accent is on the staging and the programming. Nightline begins on Friday with a sound performance by Evelina Domnitch (BY), Dmitry Gelfand (RU) and Paul Prudence: Force Field harnesses sonic pressure to make water droplets float. The audiovisual project Elemaun (IR) opens the Main Stage with a hybrid of noise and sound design based on regional Iranian music. PRINT A DRINK by Benjamin Greimel (AT) serves up a new 3-D printing process in which geometric forms can be compressed into drinkable cocktails. Electronic music pioneers Funkstörung (DE) will then take the spotlight with Lightstorm, a rotating construction of LED elements; together, they produce an extraordinary audiovisual experience. Jerobeam Fenderson (AT) will then utilize sound waves to draw images on an oscilloscope in an attempt to intimately interrelate video and audio output. Bernhard Rasinger combines a modular synthesizer with state-of-the-art laser technology to create an audiovisual symbiosis. Whether in a guttural tone or soprano register, Aisha Devi’s contorted pop mantras direct us on our search for the invisible through a tense, visceral musical landscape that’s often gnarled, industrial and danceable to boot. The AV SET by Vessel (UK) will be presented collaboratively with filmmaker Pedro Maia (P), who’ll use film footage by Harry Wright, among others, to embed Vessel’s music in a visual universe. Pulsinger & Irl is made up of Austrian producer and Techno pioneer Patrick Pulsinger (AT) and Bavarian producer and sound engineer Sam Irl (DE); they’ll deliver an energetic live set on the Main Stage. Beginning at 23:00, intense live acts perform on the Salon Stage hosted by Salon 2000: Der Warst, Phillipi Quehenberger (AT), Vetter_Huber (AT) and Dj Bernhard Tobola (AT) from Tingel Tangel Wien.


20:00 – 20:30 Evelina Domnitch (BY), Dmitry Gelfand (RU), Paul Prudence: Force Field, Salon Stage
20:35 – 21:00 Elemaun (IR): De., Main Stage / Train Hall
21:00 – 0:00 Benjamin Greimel (AT): Print a Drink, Main Stage / Train Hall
21:00 – 21:10 Dragan Ilic (RS/US): Roboaction (s) A1 K1, Ground Floor
21:15 – 21:45 Kunstuniversität Linz (AT), Michael Fakesch (DE) and Chris De Luca (DE): Funkstörung & Lightstorm, Main Stage / Train Hall
22:00 – 23:00 Jerobeam Fenderson (AT) / BR Laser Special Double Set, Main Stage / Train Hall
23:00 – 0:00 Aisha Devi (CH/TI/NP), Main Stage / Train Hall
0:00 – 1:00 Vessel (UK) & Pedro Maia (PT), Main Stage / Train Hall
1:00 – 2:00 Pulsinger & Irl (AT/DE), Main Stage / Train Hall

Salon Stage at 23:00
23:00 – 0:00 Der Warst (DE), Salon Stage
0:00 – 1:00 Philipp Quehenberger (AT), Salon Stage
1:00 – 2:00 Vetter_Huber (AT), Salon Stage
2:00 – 4:00 Bernhard Tobola (AT), Salon Stage