2017 DOMOFFON FESTIVAL (Sept 1-3)
announces their full line up!
We’d like to invite you to the third edition of DOMOFFON FESTIVAL – a festival of independent music, that is already well known as an event assembling audience eager for artistic sensations of the highest level, showing alternative countenance of popular music in both local and in the international aspect, including artists with great reputability (such as The Wire or The Fall from previous editions), current stars of global independent scene as well as native aces of musical avant-garde. The Festival is juxtaposition of various music genres – starting with artists with traditional rock roots through hip- hop squads ending with representants of classical, experimental and electronic music (with a special emphasis on techno scene).
This year’s edition of the festival will last longer than previously, from 1st till 3rd of September, and, as usually, apart from musical experience, it will be a great opportunity to participate in off-site culture of it’s all variants: cinematic (open-air cinema sponsored by Vice magazine), literary (lectures, discourses and discussions presented via Kosmopolitania) and phonographic (market of independent music labels). The main attraction are yet still the concerts, with their culmination point on the second day of the festival (Saturday, the 2nd of September), when 3 simultaneous music scenes will be launched (a big open-air one, club scene and techno scene).
DOMOFFON FESTIVAL will traditionally take place in Off Piotrkowska Centre – a historic, post-industrial complex dating back to the end of 19th century, currently transformed into a culture-and-gastronomy complex, grouping artists, culture animators, local activists as well as restaurant chefs able to satisfy most sophisticated culinary fantasies. Off Piotrkowska Centre is also a place where the club Dom has its roots and been hosting its business for five years now. Dom, alongside with Distorted Animals booking agency, runs „Domoffon” Festival, being in chargé of both its organisation and the programme.
This year’s edition gathers a variety of musical gurus assuring a one of a kind cultural experience – you will have a chance to listen live to among others to:
THE HORRORS – their music has been classified as garage rock, garage punk, gothic rock, shoegazing and post-punk revival. In the early 2000s, the Horrors coalesced around shared interests in obscure vinyl and DJing. The band has released four studio albums: Strange House (2007), Primary Colours (2009), Skying (2011) and Luminous (2014), all of which charted within the UK Top 40.
JONAS KOPP – if he has proven anything during the past ten years is that, in music, he’s capable of pulling off almost anything he sets his mind to. Since his debut in 2006, he has built a vast and solid discography that covers different facets of electronic music. Founding Traut Muzik in 2008, the label has chiefly supported fledgling and home-grown talents, like Franco Cinelli, in a move to further raise the profile of the South American electronic scene. Its remit has since widened to welcome the likes of Tom Dicicco and Bleak to its budding roster.
GREG FOX – born and raised on either side of Central Park, he infuses his drumming with the relentless energy of his hometown. A practitioner of the rapid-fire percussive stroking known as the Moeller technique, the multidisciplinary artist and teacher is also an avid explorer of new technologies and electroacoustic possibilities.
ANTHONY ROTHER – his electro sound (“Sex With the Machines”, “Simulationszeitalter”, “Hacker”) is characterized by repetitive machine-like beats, robotic, vocoder-driven vocals, melancholy, futuristic mood and lyrics that often deal with the consequences of technological progress, the relationship between humans and machines, and the role of computers in society. In addition to electro, Rother also composes dark ambient music (“Elixir of Life”, “Art Is a Technology”). He has also produced music for Sven Väth and DJ Hell. Currently, Anthony Rother concentrates on the creation of electro house music.
DOPPLEREFFEKT – while the musical style and the act’s image changed radically during a non-release period from 1999 to 2003, two steady characteristics are the display of a thematic affiliation with science and the obvious use of pseudonyms and the hence rumoured but unconfirmed identities of the members. The identity of the project shifts. Sometimes it seems more dedicated than any to techno’s original futurist tendencies, and at others downright steampunk-retro.
JOZEF VAN WISSEM – this Dutch minimalist composer and lute player won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for the score of Jim Jarmisch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. To get into Jozef Van Wissem’s world is to surrender to the inevitability—and timelessness—of a strange music created at its own pace, in a manner wholly of its creator’s making. He sets the listener into a private world, looking out through a glass darkly, such is the intense quality of the music. Brevity, simplicity, directness is the key.