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Intonal Festival 2019 – Snapshots from the peripheries

English May 8 2019

Intonal Festival, Malmö, April 24-28 – live report by Astrid Hald & Laura Juncker

Malmö’s annual Intonal Festival for experimental and electronic music celebrated its 5th edition by presenting a packed programme of acclaimed experimental artists and immersive sound experiences. For five days Inkonst – the city’s independent venue for experimental music and performance – was transformed into a lively red-and-black hub, where the friendly crowd could lounge in Red Light Radio’s sofa corner, party in the Club, mingle in the bar, or lie down on pillows and soak in music in the Black Box concert room downstairs.

Intonal pulled off a stunning festival. Through bold curating, which repeatedly sought to dissolve the barriers between art forms, and the unconventional use of venues, the festival initiated ongoing conversations on the way we engage in music and art, collectively, regardless of genre and formalities.

It is a refreshing injection of something unapologetically uncommercial in the festival scene, and indeed, just for a fleeting moment, it allowed you to forget that music and art were ever an industry and simply indulge in a pure universe of experimentation.

Well-fed with talks, performances and parties, here we provide you with a couple of snapshots and highlights from Intonal Festival 2019.

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Året der gik i billeder – En fotoreportage over 2018 ifølge Martin Breidahl

December 26 2018
Âmes Sanglantes @ Mayhem

Godflesh @ Pumpehuset

Graham Lambkin @ Mayhem

Heldon @ Alice

Hot Snakes @ Hotel Cecil

Iron Sight @ Galleri Nikolai Wallner

Limpe Fuchs @ Festival of Endless Gratitude

Merzbow & Vanity Productions @ Mayhem

SØS Gunver Ryberg @ Click festival

The Dead C @ Alice

Tivoli Copenhagen Phil & Kristjan Järvi @ Tivoli

Zeno van den Broek @ Click Festival

(c) Alle fotos af Martin Breidahl. København 2018.

Festival of Endless Gratitude – Ambling the rim of sound (live review)

October 2 2018

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Reportage from Festival of Endless Gratitude 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark 20-22/Sep/2018, by Javier Orozco. Video recordings by Morten Siclau Bruun.

Festival of Endless Gratitude once again proved it is one of the city’s most relevant outlets for deviant sounds, a vessel for obscure and unusual sonics, via a three day program that assembles local and international underground acts. This year the volunteer-run festival presented its 10th edition in Danish soil across the fourth weekend of September 2018, it also marked the return to KBH volume, the venue that has hosted most of its previous manifestations.
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Festival of Endless Gratitude – Internationale outsidere, familiære åndsfæller og fuldt program til FOEG 10

Blog September 11 2018

Festival of endless Gratitude

Af Simon Christensen

Den 10. udgave af kunst- og musikfestivalen Festival of Endless Gratitude flytter tilbage til Remisen på Enghavevej med et velkurateret program af relativt sjældne danske og internationale optrædende. Med ni dage til festivalstart er arrangørerne klar med fuldt program, hvilket nærmer sig en ny rekord. Det betyder også, at den frivillige arrangørgruppe (Hovedstolen) i ti år har beriget den københavnske scene med New England-freefolk, kontinental krautrock, støjende singulariteter, techno, jazz og alskens forgreninger af eksperimenterende kunstmusik. Undervejs har det også medført venskaber med ligesindede, musikalske outsidere (såsom Ron Schneiderman, Cameron Stallone, Lorenzo Senni m.fl.).

I kategorien internationale ikoner finder man i år den 77-årige tyske instrumentbygger, improvisator og krautrock-inspirator Limpe Fuchs (udgav i mange år musik under navnet Anima Musica med Paul Fuchs), der tidligere på året gav en efter sigende fortryllende koncert på Fanø Free Folk Festival. Den amerikanske komponist og guitarist David Grubbs, som man vil kende fra avantrock-trioen Gastr Del Sol med bl.a. Jim O’Rourke i 1991-1998, har optrådt med Will Oldham, Pauline Oliveros og Tony Conrad. Han underviser i kompositionsteknikker på Brooklyn College og er et eksempel på, hvordan teori og energi kan mødes i virtuos freeform og ‘minimalistic guitar’ – og David Grubbs er sideløbende fortsat med at udgive en strøm af solo- og duoplader frem til i dag. Læs resten