DICE Conference + Festival is a three-day event including workshops, panels, lectures and live performances highlighting female, trans, and non-binary artists and speakers. It will take place from 1-3 November at various venues in the historical Rixdorf quarter of Berlin-Neukölln. The stellar lineup includes Lena Platonos, Faka, Ms. Boogie, Planningtorock, Moor Mother, Kiki Hitomi, Strip Down, Suutoo, Ah Mer Ah Su, Kim Ki O, Surma, Sonora Mulata and more to be announced.
The conference programme hosts both practical workshops and theoretical discussions such as an ‘Introduction to Modular Synth’ from Schneidersladen, a talk by Dr. Marie Thompson on the topic of ‘Listening as a form of crucial political labour’, a listening room curated by the team behind the UK’s Sonic Cyberfeminisms festival, and a talk on the topic ‘Should we get rid of identity politics in order to dismantle systems of oppression?’ from the Centre for Intersectional Justice. Further talks and workshops will be given by Musicians Without Borders, New World Dysorder, Reclaim the Beats, and Hoe__mies, with more to be announced.
Thursday 1st November: A celebratory evening kicks off the festivities and it’s free with RSVP! The opening features an illustrious line-up including Planningtorock, Ah Mer Ah Su, and Strip Down!
Friday 2nd November: DICE will host Lena Platonos for her first-ever live performance in Berlin. A pioneer of the Greek electronic music scene, Lena Platonos adopted new electronic techniques in the early 1980s and cemented her reputation as a true creative visionary. In 2015, she received international recognition thanks to Dark Entries Records’ reissue of her 1985 album Galop. Lena Platonos will perform alongside Turkish dark-pop duo Kim Ki O, ethereal Portuguese synth siren Surma, and a dj set by Suutoo.
Saturday 3rd November: DICE hosts South African queer collective FAKA, known for their amazing live shows. They will be joined by NYC rap enchantress Ms. Boogie, and Japanese multi-instrumentalist Kiki Hitomi, followed by DJ sets by Moor Mother, Lyzza, and Sonora Mulata.
Lena Platonos, FAKA, Planningtorock, Moor Mother & more
Thursday, 1st to Saturday, 3rd November 2018 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Arkaoda | 16-18 Karl-Marx-Platz | 12043 Berlin