Grand Jeté is an electronic music series at OHM Berlin club, located in the industrial complex of Kraftwerk Berlin (in the immediate vicinity of TRESOR club). Started in 2014, this year’s Grand Jeté series will again present electronic live acts sharing the stage with several DJs on five Thursdays from July to November 2015. The participating artists come from different musical backgrounds, however all performances at Grand Jeté will have one thing in common: the exploration of rhythm and sound. A thrilling listening and dance event guaranteed.
Olaf Bender’s aka Byetone’s experimental work with film material started during school time. The casual finding of a complete 16mm film equipment gave the initiation. From this time on, an intensive dealing with the medium film as well as the raw material film started. Technical limitations forced special methods: he scratched directly on the footage with objects to create geometrical figures.
The results were archaic motion patterns. Due to these experiments, he came into contact with the east-german underground band AG Geige of which he became a permanent member in 1988. By working with this group he got into musical aspects. The home computer made it possible for autodidacts like him to work multimedial without musical training.
Beside the management of Raster-Noton, Bender is responsible for the graphic design and public appearance of the label. Additionally, he performs solo under the pseudonym Byetone. Bender creates his music digitally. He assembles sine tones to complex sound fabrics. Digital clicks and effect plug-ins are essential to create the rhythms. all this is brought in a timely relation and so a track is born into an artificial world without any physical effort.
Hitchie Rawtin in his own cryptic words: “Hitchie is Rawtin, coaxes the most likely location of the details of the sound wave. The most praise sake entrepreneurs the most consistent producer four years, alone. It was released in adventure PAN of the Sonic and the structure experiment”.
“2014 widely, his record of the year of office of the planar shape at the end of the list, quality management, in parallel with the reception is reflected in the whole of the field, haircut, Hitchie is short Agnes is dubbed, surprisingly, we I technical skilled, sufficient information of a reputation as a techno DJ we’ve built. In order to explain his event, it is his techno, in order to frequently run, hypnosis and madness of tempo, broken beat, ferocious electro, Kushisan, upset, attention to the huge leap widely what you need to took, noise, not a house, is a duck and dive for the past 30.”
Lucrecia Dalt dove into music full-time after working as a civil engineer in Colombia – her pursuit of avant-garde sound brought her to Spain and then to Germany, where she currently resides. While highly technical, Dalt’s music still maintains a quantity of emotionality, merging accessible melody with abstract structures, handcrafted effects and sampling.
In recent years, Dalt has collaborated with Berlin’s F.S. Blumm, Barbara Morgenstern, Gudrun Gut, L.A.-based musician Julia Holter and most recently with the telepathic supergroup comprised of Rashad Becker, Charlotte Collin, Lucrecia Dalt, Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, Kohei Matsunaga (a.k.a. NHK’Koyxen), and Grégoire Simon.
After several underground releases, in 2012 Dalt debuted her first LP, Commotus, on Berlin-based Human Ear Music, a label known for backing genre-bending experimentalists Ariel Pink, Nite Jewel, Julia Holter – the title of the album fittingly translates to “woken,” “agitated” or “disturbed,” reflecting the music’s ability to seamlessly, almost-cinematically shift in mood, from minimal and ethereal to multi-layered and wild. Dalt stuck with the label for 2013’s Syzygy, a record that dwells in melancholy, assaulting listeners with unfamiliar electronics. Rhythms hammer into the slabs of sound with precision, sequenced tones aggressively stamp indentations into the stiff frame.
The VSQ (I´m so blasé, Kalk Pets) aka Hanno Leichtmann is a producer and curator based in Berlin. When playing records in public he makes a selection from his small but well sorted collection. His sets are mostly electronic, between house, techno and related. And always some very obscure records find their way into his sets.
This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
Grand Jeté w/ Byetone, Hitchie Rawtin, Lucrecia Dalt, VSQ
Thursday, 06 August 2015 | 22:00 CET
OHM | Köpenicker Str. 70 | 10179 Berlin/Mitte