Over the past few years, Munich has seen the rise of a vibrant and steadily growing musical scene. Despite the fact that it is the third largest city in Germany, many international acts and musicians do not include Munich to their touring itineraries, because local promoters keep facing too many financial risks.
Enter The Notwist’s Markus and Micha Acher, who have decided to help contribute and breathe some life into the city’s slow concert scene by hosting – in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele and CLUBZWEI – a special two-day festival in December 2016. Curated by the Acher brothers, Alien Disko will take place at three venues, boasting a line-up that’s comprised of personal favorites: musicians they met on tour, discovered online or fell in love with while digging the crates at Munich’s Optimal Records Store.
One factor was crucial for the selection: the willingness to experiment. Accordingly, the entire festival is about soundscapes beyond genre, about charting new sonic territory. It’s a meeting of artists that break the mold by creating new contexts, new interconnections between musical realms. Alien Disko will be an intentionally polymorphous celebration of music, showcasing talents from all over the world: it’s two nights of music without geographical or cultural frontiers.
Accordingly, the title “Alien Disko” is indeed intended to be a political statement: Considering the recent geopolitical developments, the entire festival serves as a call for more cooperation and collaboration, for a community that hopefully – one day – can overcome nationalism, racism, and discrimination.
Line-up December 2: Dawn of Midi, Carla dal Forno, LeRoy, Sacred Paws, Stargaze Play Boards Of Canada, Sun Ra Arkestra (Directed by Marshall Allen), Tenniscoats, Ras G + The Afrikan Space Program + Alien-Transistor-Soundclash mit: 1115, Joasihno + le millipede. December 3: The Comet Is Coming, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, Jam Money, Joanna Gruesome, Hyperculte, Melt Banana, mimicof, The Notwist + Gutfeeling-Disko mit: Patcheko Allstars, Hochzeitskapelle, u. a.
ALIEN DISKO | Curated by The Notwist with Sun Ra, Mark Ernestus, Notwist and many more
2&3.12.2016 | 20:00 CET
Münchner Kammerspiele | Kammer 1/2/3 | Falckenbergstraße 2 in 80539 München