In May 1995 the first releases from a new label from Vienna were released. The label was called Mego.
Over the years, Mego has become a synonymous with the finest experimental electronics, noise, post-industrial and improvisation. To celebrate 20 successful years of label history, there will be a number of showcases around the world. In Berlin on October 14th at Kantine am Berghain featuring Markus Schmickler, EVOL, and a rare live show by Thomas Brinkmann.
Thomas Brinkmann is a highly regarded German producer of experimental minimal techno music. After leaving the art academy of Düsseldorf where he studied fine arts and took classes at Jannis Kounellis, Oswald Wiener and Friedrich W. Heubach, he released about 50 records and CDs with electronic dance and experimental music such as Klick, Variations, and What you hear. These projects are questioning the borders of music, reference, language, entertainment, structure and color.
Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp make computer music for hooligans and deconstructed rave objects. Their music has been published on record labels like Editions Mego, Diagonal, Entr’acte, Presto!?, or their very own Alku, and showcased at festivals, clubs, galleries and museums throughout the world. EVOL recordings, installations and performances have a unique approach to sound matter, full of upward spirals, trance inducing patterns and challenging temporal structures.
Marcus Schmickler is a key figure in German contemporary experimental music. While rooted in electronic music, Schmickler has a background in contemporary composition, having studied under prominent Stockhausen collaborator Johannes Fritsch in Cologne. Since then he has worked in the most diverse fields of composed and improvised music and is closely associated with the Cologne label a-Musik, as well as with editions Mego and Mille Plateaux. He also works as an author in the field of theatre, radio plays and film. Lately he is been interested in sound’s potential for epistemic and phenomenological domains.
Editions Mego 20th Anniversary
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Doors:20:00 CET, Concerts: 21:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 12043 Berlin