6th of December 20.00–04.00 In Studio rooms in Kultuurikatel, in A-corpus basement
(Põhja pst 27a, entrance from Statoil side of the building)
The story of Stalker started in Kultuurikatel with Andrei Tarkovski’s movie which has the same name In 1970-ties. This movie’s famous scene was filmed in the very same Kultuurikatel’s territory. The gate of the ZONE was a teshold to a mystical world in Tarkovski’s movie, where a person through searching and following himself fulfilled his most hidden wishes. This symbol of Stalker, symbol of an adventurous self-seeking remains to live in Kultuurikatel. Stalker Festival as an event, where a visitor experiences unfamiliar situations in Kultuurikatel, senses the present of something new, perceives the singularity of the room around itself.
Step by step the ZONE will open. Experimental sound and video artists from USA, Portugal and Estonia will meet in Kultuurikatel basement floor in Stalker Festival Studio night.
The night before Stalker Festival Studio night, on the 5th of December, 18.00–20.00 there will be an artist talk in Tallinns Kultuurikatel Hub&Labs room (Harju 6) leaded by Adeline Newmann (US/UK). That artist will also introduce her collaboration with Estonian electronic music duo Algorütmid.
Tickets can be purchased from Piletilevi starting from the 28th of November. 10EUR if purchasing before the event. Tickets on the day of the event – 12EUR (if any is left). Amount of tickets is limited.
Event is supported by Kultuurikapital and The Embassy of The United States.
Laurel Halo is a recording artist carving out a visceral space in American electronic music. She is touring at the moment in Europe to present her latest album "Chance of Rain". Her work reveals influence from the music of her home state of Michigan; in it techno, soul and outer electronics commute through a bleak, yet optimistic digital landscape. Drawn to the uncanny, unsettling elements become cathartic and sensual for Halo, while the physical process and impact of time are reoccurring motifs.
An adept improviser and soundsmith, her live sets are heavy, looming and aggressive; rhythms churn beneath walls of colorful synth, chaotic samples and noise; techno and house influences are brought to the fore, and commune with drifting, disorienting soundscapes. As Jon Caramanica of The New York Times has written, "she’s a sharp, and sometimes tantalizing performer who knows how to deploy wobble, drone and nervous energy in refreshing fashion."
Adeline Newmann visited Estonia this spring. She was here as a guest of Estonian Music Days and in connection with Tallinn Music Week she met electronic music duo Algorütmid (Mihkel Tomberg and Roland Karlson). As a result of their meeting plan for collaboration was born. Now they will present the outcome of their work, audio-visual abstractions of contemplation called “Chaos Manipulations”, which is characterized by different phases of creative process. And how an each subsequent step is raising regularity from chaotic searches of previous levels.
Adeline Newmann (1990) is an animator living in Los Angeles, a video artist and a VJ who’s main focus is to create ambient-animation and visual music. Newmann’s work has been demostrated in the United States and outside of the US. Her most important appearances have been in Red CAT – place devoted to conteporary art and in The Wulf in Los Angeles. She also highlights her performances in Los Angeles Filharmony, New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, PACT Zollverein (in Germany), Estonian Music Days and Tallinn Music Week.
Tallinn Music Week
Tencu and Kerikmäe are practicing analog vibrations this time. Tencu does it through live-video process with vibrating physical materials, for what he has constructed special devices with motors and cameras. The center of Kerikmäe’s sound world is a unique 1970ties modular Serge analog synthesizer.
These are voiced and visual vibrations, resonances and interactions.
Kuma (formed in 2006) is a postexperimental band from Tartu, which uses improvisation to create unique organic mental patterns. By mixing unforced perception with sound Kuma's music is unpredictable and constantly changing, varying from dark doom to bright ambient. Every moment is unparalleled.
Ako Laugamets: guitar
Evelin Donner: background vocals
Juho Porila: synthesizer
Lauri Kulpsoo: percussion
Martin Rästa: bass guitar, synthesizer
Priit Rand: saxophone, background vocals
Baltic Diving Co. is an electronic music project by Joel Tammik (Estonia) and Nuno Correia (Portugal/Finland). Baltic Diving Co. are influenced by the mysterious Baltic Sea, and its underwater secrets, stories and sounds. Baltic Diving Co. is a combination of Joel and Nuno's musical and personal backgrounds, resulting in nordic atmospheres and submerged southern rhythms. Stylistically, the music ranges from ambient to IDM and deep house, but here "deep" has an added meaning - the deep sea. In live performances, realtime visuals are used to create a unique and consistent audiovisual experience, exploring the aquatic universe of Baltic Diving Co.
Joel and Nuno have been active in electronic music for more than ten years. Joel has released several albums, under different aliases, in labels such as U-Cover (BE), Expanding Records (UK), Cactus Island (UK), Ulmeplaadid (EE) and his own Väli. Joel lives in Tallinn, Nuno in Helsinki - across the Baltic sea. Nuno has released music under his own name and as Coden. He has been developing audiovisual art as part of the duo Video Jack, performing in more than 20 countries. He is a teacher and researcher in media arts. Joel has a preference for vintage and analog electronic sounds, while Nuno is specialised in exploratory digital approaches.
It is Baltic Diving Co's debut concert in Estonia. Newly created duo has managed to perform already in Riga and in Helsinki. For this upcoming concert Taavi "Miisu" Varm has created special video solutions.
Machine gun techno and rhythm experiments by Jarmo Nuutre (Blood Pavilion).
Rabimilia was born in the year-ago cultural exchange project, where members of a band called Mirabilia – Tanel Paliale and Holger Loodus created an estonian tour for german electronical group Qwqwi. To provide support for experimenting german musicians with the same sound band, Rabimilia was formed. Rabimilia was once considered to be a one-time project, but it turned out to be viable. On the following year Rabimilia performed in numerous festivals (Kõue Heli, Kultuuritolm, Vilsandi Trance) and in club nights. The idea of Rabililia is to experiment with pop-music cliches, performing them in a noisy and with syrreal analog instruments.
Photos by Okeiko