The 2010 Elevate festival takes place in Graz, Austria, October 21-25.
Its extensive programme traverses “music, arts and political discourse”, and the music strand is particularly formidable, a diverse range of artists operating in very different creative spheres but all linked by their willingness to experiment.
Elevate’s opening on Thursday 21 October is headlined by Kompakt duo Walls performing live, with Over At The Stars, M.A.R.S., Bernstein, Mike Bonnano of The Yes Men and others. FACT hero Felix Kubin will also be appearing with writer and sound terrorist Fritz Ostermayer.
Mount Kimbie lead the charge on Friday 22 October, as part of a showcase co-hosted with Red Bull Music Academy. Jamie xx will show off his command of post-dubstep rhythms and ‘Mngo’-man Joy Orbison will be DJing as well. Pursuit Grooves, Feolony Fats and Cheever complete the line-up. Next door you’ll be treated to a “semi-live” set from Regis and Function AKA Sandwell District and a live set from Claro Intelecto, with support from The Tweakers and Martin Kober. Meanwhile fans of noise and synthesizer music can check out Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never, Chris Corsano and others.
Saturday 23 October features minimal techno godfather Robert Hood, London’s own Actress plus Secretsundaze’s Giles Smith and Elektro Guzzi (live). Rougher house sounds come from Altered Natives, juke man DJ Spinn and Chriss Murderbot. Rotator, Baconhead, Christoph de Babalon, Deadfader and others head up a room of breakcore and its derivatives.
Following a Sunday of ambient music and visuals, the festival draws to a close on Monday 25 October with a screening of Animal Collective’s ODDSAC movie and live performances from – among others – prog-R&B fantasist Hudson Mohawke, chillwave poster-boy Toro Y Moi, DJ Sprinkles and Merzbow.
In the run-up to the festival, Elevate are giving away mp3s from peforming artists. Grab one from DJ Spinn here. For more information and tickets, click here.
Full music line-up:
Thursday 21 October – Elevate Opening
presented by Falter
Walls live (Kompakt / UK) Over At The Stars live (AT) M.A.R.S. live (Heya Hifi / AT) Bernstein (Niesenberger / AT) v isuals: vikkake (lux im alltag / AT)
Elevate Opening Event with Mike Bonnano of The Yes Men
Music and literature: Fritz Ostermayer (AT) w/ Felix Kubin (DE)
Piece of Shh… live (Dis-patch / RS) DJ Moodswinger (Dis-patch / RS) B.L.O. (disko404 / AT) Re-lay semi live (AT)
Friday 22 October
presented by Red Bull Music Academy
Mount Kimbie live (Hotflush / UK) Jamie xx (Young Turks / UK) Joy Orbison (Hotflush, Doldrums / UK) Pursuit Grooves live (Tectonic, What Rules / US) Felony Flats (Dis-patch / RS) Cheever (spirals first / AT) visuals: Project MOE (HR)
+ literature programme starting 2000 CET featuring: Oswald Egger (AT) w/ Christof Dienz (AT) Yoko Tawada (JP) w/ Nik Bärtsch (CH) Melita Jurisic (HR) w/ metalycée (AT)
Claro Intelecto live (Modern Love / UK) Sandwell District semi live (feat. Regis & Function / UK) The Tweakers live (houseverbot / AT) Martin Kober (LandLordBeats / AT)
Emeralds live (Editions Mego, Wagon / US) Chris Corsano live (ESP Disk, Ultra Eczema / US) Oneohtrix Point Never live (No Fun Productions, Editions Mego / US) WoO live + Incredible Bob (Dis-patch / RS) Hella Comet live (Pumpkin Records / AT) Fontarrian live (Blattwerk / AT) visuals: orjo (backlab / AT)
presented by Vice Magazine
Florian Scheibein (Stadtpark Musik, Pratersauna / AT) F. Puschmann (houseverbot / AT)
Saturday 23 October
presented by Makava
Robert Hood semi live (M-Plant / US) Actress live (Werk Discs, Honest Jon’s / UK) Giles Smith (Secretsundaze, Dessous / UK) Elektro Guzzi live (Macro Recordings / AT) Mischa (houseverbot / AT) visuals: Project MOE (HR)
+ literature programme starting at 2000 CET featuring: elffriede.interdisziplinäre.aufzeichnensysteme (AT) w/ Jörg Piringer (AT) jopa von und zyprexa (AT) w/ Krach der Roboter (DE) Lisa Spalt (AT) w/ Otto von Schirach (US)
Altered Natives (Eye4Eye, 3024 / UK) DJ Spinn (Ghetto Teknitianz, Sleazetone / US) Girl Unit (Night Slugs / UK) Chrissy Murderbot (Sleazetone, WIDE / US) DJ Dizzy & Dorian Pearce are “Physically F!T” (AT)
Rotator live (Peace OFF / FR) Baconhead live (Acroplane / UK) Christoph de Babalon live (Cross Fade Enter Tainment, DHR / DE) DeadFader live (3BY3 / UK) Istari Lasterfahrer live (Sozialistischer Plattenbau / DE) Tomoroh Hidari live (Record Label Records, Isolate Records / AT) Trash Van Traxxx live (Amenorea, Dub Goes Wild / ES) Dub Coretette (Widerstand, disko404 / AT) visuals: suffix.tv (CH) Duodroume (BR) VJ Pora (BR)
presented by Vice Magazine
Clara Moto (Infiné / AT) Anna Leiser (Resolut / AT) Dr. Blake (Resolut / AT)
Sunday 24 October
Soundscapes A/V (Dis-patch / RS)
Monday 25 October
presented by FM4
Film Screening: Oddsac – A Visual Album by Animal Collective and Danny Perez (2010 / 53min)
Toro y Moi live (Carpark / US) Hudson Mohawke live (Warp, LuckyMe / UK) Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles (Comatonse / US) a thousand fuegos live (Fettkakao / AT) Wilhelm Show me the Major Label DJs (AT) Funk Guru (cfsn / HR) Visuals: Yukon, Fnord & Marv on Tagtool (AT)
Merzbow w/ Balázs Pándi on drums (JP/HU) Otto von Schirach live (Ipecac / US) Didi Bruckmayr & Sigi Aigner aka MUSSURUNGA live AV (Interzone / AT) Waikiki Star Destroyer live (AT) Id live (Wire Globe / AT) Slobodan Milosevic (God / BA)
presented by Vice Magazine
Armin Schmelz, Simon Riegler & Bernhard Tobola (www.tingeltangel.org / AT)