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Win tickets to a night of percussion and electronics at Germany’s SYN / CUSSION festival

“Drums meet laptops, percussion meets synthesizers,” declares the Berlin festival focusing on percussive instrument and electronic sound generator combinations

SYN / CUSSION will take place in May at Radialsystem V, Berlin. Named after the 1979 SYNCUSSION SY-1 drum synthesizer, it's based on the concept of combining percussive instruments with electronics, just as its subtitle Festival for Percussion & Electronics says on the tin. Over the course of three nights it will feature nine collaborative duos – the majority of which will be playing together for the first time after being commissioned by festival organiser Hanno Leichtmann.

The line-up consists of Katharina Ernst (drums) & Andrew Pekler (electronics and modular synth); Martin Brandlmayr (drums) & Nicholas Bussmann (automat); Will Guthrie (drums) & Mark Fell (computer); Lê Quan Ninh (percussion) & Thomas Ankersmit (serge modular synth); Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion) & SØS Gunver Ryberg (electronics & objects); John McEntire (drums) & Sam Prekop (modular synth); Morten J Olsen (percussion) & Marta Zapparoli (electronics); Sven-Åke Johansson (comboschlagzeug) & Jan Jelinek (elektronik); and Paul Lovens (selected drums and cymbals) & Thomas Lehn (synthesizer). Plus DJ sets by Baby Vulture, Annika Henderson and Natalia Escobar.

We've been offered the opportunity to give away two tickets for Saturday 6 May (with Lê Quan Ninh, Thomas Ankersmit and others). To win, please email your answer to the following question (with the subject line: SYN / CUSSION giveaway) via this link

Question: Which artist on the bill started a label named after Bruno Latour’s term for the blurred line between facts and fetishes?

The festival is part of the WIRE 400 celebrations and it runs from 5–7 May. Tickets are available via their website.