Since 2007 Denovali Records curates and organizes an international music festival called Denovali Festival. The first editions took place in Essen, Germany – since 2013 Denovali presents similar events in London and Berlin. Focussed on various forms of experimental and adventurous music the lineup offers a wonderful opportunity to discover a wide range of international Denovali artists live and is rounded off by various renowned non-label guest artists.
A hallmark of the festival is the renunciation of the headliner principle: all artists are receiving the same attention – the length of each artist’s concert is equal. In addition to the musical program Denovali is setting up a stall offering Vinyl releases from their roster and a fine selection of other label releases, which can be usually found at the Denovali Mailorder.
In the middle of June 2015 Denovali is heading over to Berlin for the Berlin edition of the festival. Denovali returns to the city for the 3rd time and continuesg the collaboration with the UM:LAUT concert series at Radialsystem V. This year’s edition will take place for two days on Sat 13 June + Sun 14 June 2015.
Sticking to the concept of the festivals in London and Essen, Denovali have invited artists from their label: Hidden Orchestra, Ricardo Donoso, Poppy Ackroyd, Floex, Ah! Kosmos and Witxes. Non-label artists will round-off each festival day with a set by Moritz von Oswald & Nils Petter Molvaer on Saturday and Forest Swords on Sunday.
Not limited to one musical genre, the festival offers a diverse range of music styles from darker experimental sounds, ambient, electronica to indie, jazz or piano and string driven modern compositions. As always the sets of the 8 performing artists (4 on Saturday + 4 on Sunday) will be as long as a real club show. Both days are seated.
Moritz von Oswald & Nils Petter Molvaer: “the German artist’s synth manipulations are paired with Molvaer’s trumpet. Von Oswald’s love of jazz is well-documented—it’s been an underlying influence on much of his work over the past two decades.” (Resident Advisor)
Hidden Orchestra is the solo studio project of multi-instrumentalist composer/producer Joe Acheson. This ‘electronic music by acoustic means’ project has steadily gained a broad and diverse cult following since the release of albums ‘Night Walks’ and ‘Archipelago’ on Tru Thoughts Records and Denovali Records, and touring in over 30 countries with the acclaimed live band.
Ricardo Donoso is a composer, percussionist and electronic musician from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who currently resides in Boston. After having studied composition at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory he has participated in a slew of projects over the years, most notably playing drums for avant-death metal unit Ehnahre and being one half of the ever morphing electronic duo Perispirit. Ricardo’s musical vocabulary draws as much from contemporary composition, drone, to techno and noise.
Poppy Ackroyd is a performer and composer from London, currently based in Brighton. Through studying contemporary classical piano works and listening to electronic music, Poppy began to develop her own compositional style, using conventional pianistic ideas whilst also inhabiting the world of sound beyond the keyboard, using unconventional techniques to ‘play’ other parts of the instruments as well.
This event is presented by Digital in Berlin.
Denovali Festival Day 1 w/ Moritz von Oswald & Nils Petter Molvaer, Hidden Orchestra, Ricardo Donoso, Poppy Ackroyd
Saturday, 13 June 2015 | 18:30 CET
Radialsystem V | Holzmarktstraße 33 | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain