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Short Circuit Extras

April 2011

The annual electronic music festival, supported by The Wire, celebrates the labels Raster-Noton and Mute, plus a DJ set from founder Daniel Miller, talks, films, installations and more.

The first night of Short Circuit will be curated by German electronics label Raster-Noton, including performances from Atom™, alva noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Anne James Chaton, Byetone, Mark Fell, and Grischa Lichtenberger. Listen to tracks from Lichtenberger below.

Latest tracks by grischenka

Saturday and Sunday Mute takes over, with performances from Richie Hawtin, Laibach, Liars, The Residents, Thomas Fehlmann, S.C.U.M, and more Listen to S.C.U.M tracks below.
S.C.U.M by Mute UK

The film programme at Short Circuit features On/Off (2009), a lo-fi film looking at the life of The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart from then to now. Watch the trailer:

Also included on the film line up is an exclusive Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds film by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Recently Iain and Jane have been working on Do You Love Me Like I Love You, a series of 14 40-minute films which accompany the reissue of the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds back catalogue in the form of face to camera interviews with a raft of music writers artists and performers. The below extract features clips from parts five six and seven of the series.

Do you love me like I love you (clips from parts 5, 6 & 7) from Iain & Jane on Vimeo.

Installations at the festival include Flies, Guys and Choirs, by Can’s Irmin Schmidt & Kumo. It was originally created for the Barbican in 2001 as a 16 channel sound installation.

SchneidersBuero will be bringing its “unique carousel” of modular and hardware synths to Short Circuit as part of the festival’s line up of installations. SchneidersBuero is a small shop in Germany run by Andreas Schneider that specialises in selling synthesisers, but is better known for the community of musicians that populate its small premises, trying out the various machines on offer and creating a ramshackle cacophony of waveforms and digital sounds. For more about the shop, visit the YouTube channel, and there's some chatter from dedicated patrons in the video below.

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