New Project: Atonal Berlin Festival ‘More Light’; music, art and more

Caterina Barbieri at Berlin Atonal 2018. Photo credit: Helge Mundt

Cultural organisations and institutions haven’t stopped pushing themselves into new ways of reinterpreting their territories during these pressing times; in particular, music and art festivals when the sight of live events being able to take place looks discouragingly far. It’s the turn now for Atonal, one of the acclaimed Berlin experimental audiovisual festival who have decided to revive their legendary imprint and put together an artist-led collection featuring new music, art prints and garments.

The Berlin Atonal imprint has previously hosted contributions from Cabaret Voltaire, Psychic TV, Marshstepper and more, now opening a monumental chapter releasing two incredible new projects. A compilation entitled MORE LIGHT, as well as the 2016 live festival recording of the late Mika Vainio.

MORE LIGHT brings together 19 artists including Caterina Barbieri, dBridge, Hiro Kone + group A, Lafawndah, Laurel Halo, Lee Gamble, Nkisi, Abdullah Miniawy & Carl Gari, Aho Ssan, Pablo’s Eye, Vladislav Delay, Gerald Donald, Roly Porter & Paul Jebanasam that debut a new collaboration Altar, Shakleton, Peder Mannerfelt, and more.

Additionally, the label reveals the recording of the festival’s celebrated 2016 live show of the late Mika Vainio. The 2LP release is accompanied by the artwork from Vainio’s personal archives. All profits from the sale of the record will be donated to the Alpha School for Boys in Kingston, Jamaica. 

Together with the package, Berlin Atonal will also release some hi-quality limited edition prints from visual artists who have exhibited at the festival in the past; Anne de Vries, Sasha Litvintseva + Beny Wagner, D.R. Boysen, Pedro Maia, Stéphanie Lagarde as well as a special photograph of the 2018 performance of Actress at the festival by Helge Mundt. 

(Image courtesy of Atonal)

01 Nov 2020