This Walpurgisnacht Digital in Berlin presents a very special night of retro-futurist electronics and musique concrete at Spektrum in Neukölln with Toitoitoi aka Sebastian Counts performing neo-paganist soundart rituals and Sound 8 Orchestra’s Matthias Wyder performing a rare solo set. The perfect way to warm up the night before going out to dance in the month of May!
Influenced by early electronics, 70s and 80s library records, analog synths, 8bit computer sounds and lo-fi folk, Toitoitoi squares the circle by composing down-to-earth electronic music, sometimes pop, sometimes weird but mostly beyond all categories.
ToiToiToi is the operating name of one Sebastian Counts of Berlin – although this identity is uncertain too. All that we really know is that this is the musical side-project of a well respected conceptual artist who is happy to be subsumed into the anonymity of Ghost Box’s imaginary world. Two witty, electronic diversions featuring squashy plasticine synthesizers, spectral voices of blurred origin, and haphazard percussion (likely to appeal to fans of Roj). Lovely additions to the Other Voices series from an artist who’s sure to be appearing on Ghost Box again.
The Sound 8 Orchestra is the project from the multi-instrumentalist Matthias Wyder.The music spans the genres of easy listening, low budget lounge music, retro-futuristic B-movie soundtracks und psychedelic electro sounds to create a sound that is somewhere between Lee Perry, Add N To X, Sun Ra und James Bond Soundtracks. Supported by a live drummer, Wyder’s keyboard sounds are played to a synchronised backdrop of found-footage films projected from three Super 8 projectors. This combines for an audio visual experience which is different for each concert.
Toitoitoi & Sound8Orchestra (solo set)
Decks: D/B Sound System
Saturday 30th April 2016 | Doors 19:00 Start 20:00
SPEKTRUMberlin | Bürknerstraße 12 | 12047 Berlin-Neukölln