IMPAKT CLUB NIGHTS: SOFT MACHINES #1
Location: Theater Kikker
CLUB NIGHT #1
For the Club Nights the Kikker Theatre will be transformed into an immersive audio-visual dancehall. Leading international DJs pair with Europe’s top VJs and artists to interpret the theme of optimized humans & artificial empathy through live manipulation of Hollywood depictions of A.I., glitch-art and motion graphics custom produced for the performances.
In William Gibson’s cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, the all-powerful A.I. wires into a space cruiser sound-system run by outlaw Rastafarians, blasting a riddim so irresistible it conjures up visions of Babylon. This side of the singularity, Nguzunguzu’s digital excursions might be as close as we’ll get to Gibson’s sonic rapture: the DJ duo taps into the collective memory banks of dub, island sounds, and west-coast R&B to create energetic dance music.
Live visuals: Pinar&Viola.
Pinar&Viola’s practice explores digital folklore via radical decadence to produce a fantastical backdrop of pop-culture frenzy.
DJ Sliink offers a signature blend of Jersey/Philly/Baltimore Club, with aggressive up-tempo rhythms andPop And R&B samples. His DJ sets run the gamut of Dubstep, Moombahton, Jersey/Philly/Baltimore Club, House, Rap, Hip Hop/Trap and Reggae.
Live visuals: Pussykrew
Themes of classical sculpture and game design through a CGI blender blurring the borders between artificial and natural, virtual and material.
Free afterparty with Wildgroei, at Ekko (Bemuurde Weerd Westzijde 3)
Featuring DJ Sliink from 1.30-3.00
The Bruce Sterling Key Note and College Tour, the presentations of Francois Pachet and Marco Marchini and the Impakt Club Nights are part of the Residenties in Utrecht program.
Together with city podia and festivals, Utrecht City of Music is introducing a new initiative: Residencies in Utrecht. Big names from the world of music, film and the written and visual arts will come specially to Utrecht to share their vision and experience with the City. In workshops, master classes and performances, the appealing, often international artists will appear on local podia, at local festivals and artistic training programmes. Their flown-in vision, knowledge and experience will lift young talent to a higher plane and inspire new ideas. The guests of the Residencies in Utrecht bring collaboration, inspiration and depth to the City. www.utrechtmuziek.nl/residenties