Stalker Festival at Kultuurikatel opens a gate to the power plant
In today’s Kultuurikatel Andrei Tarkovski filmed the key scene of his cult movie „Stalker“ – entering the zone. The gate of the zone was the threshold into a mystical world where a person could fulfil his most hidden wishes. This symbol of the stalker or the adventurous seeker lives on in Kultuurikatel as Stalker Festival, where the visitor will experience unexpected situations, sense the presence of the future and feel the special atmosphere of the power plant of adventurous culture.
The first day of Stalker Festival (28.09) will be filled by SOUND EXCHANGE focusing on Estonian and Lithuanian electronic music. SOUND EXCHANGE www.soundexchange.eu is organised by German curators and dedicated to experimental music of Eastern Europe through concerts, workshops and exhibitions in seven cities. The concert in Kultuurikatel presents LOKAALRAADIO – SYMBOLISTICA by Raul Keller and Hello Upan. Lithuanian best known electronic musicians are joined in projects Ventas Organ / Synthesizer and DIISSC ORCHESTRA: "VENTA". Taavi Kerikmäe, Priit „Julm“ Juurmann (BROKEN TIME ORCHESTRA) and Tencu are inspired by the Estonian electronic music pioneer Sven Grünberg in remixing "Küsi eneselt / Ask Yourself". Workshops and exhibition will also take place during the festival.
The main day of Stalker festival offers a total sense experience where the guest will enter his own „perception zone“, leave the everyday humdrum behind and discovers himself in a unique environment focusing on music, architecture and a strange world of its own where the everyday rules are void. Music and other disciplines overlap and create a new world of perception. Contributing to this experience will be King Midas Sound (UK), Jan Bang (NOR) with Robert Jürjendal (EST), MIM project “Threshing Mongrels”, N!XAU (Kiwa, Joel Tammik, Nebukat, Mava), Muschraum (Sander Saarmets, Kaur Garshnek, Silver Ulvik), Andres Lõo & Talis Paide, Oktaf „Music Inspired by Harold Budd“: Marsen Jules Trio (GER), Mart Avi & Ajukaja with Steve Vanoni, Astrowind „Kaidanovsky“ (LAT) and many others.
Maria Arusoo is curating the visual concept of the whole building to be directly linked to the music but at the same time give a life of its own to the amazing space that in its current shape will be open for the public for the last time before major reconstruction works.
Stalker Festival 2012 artistic director is Aivar Tõnso, curator of the visual concept Maria Arusoo, main artist Marit Ilison.
Before and during the festival Vaba Linn / Free City seminars and workshops will take place as well as the opening seminar of Tallinn Creative Hub Development Centre. Stalker Festival will become an annual highlight of the Kultuurikatel programme.
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Tickets at Piletilevi and at venue 6/8/10/12 €