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Sonata In Ш will be screened and performed as the new Viennese festival commences

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Sonata In Ш is a piece conceived for Hyperreality festival by Viennese composer Jung An Tagen (Virtual Institute Vienna, Editions Mego), Australian violist Battle-ax (fourth Viennese school), Serbian artist and designer Haskii, and video collective Der Kleine Kreis.

Together with a specially commissioned piece from Holly Herndon, the video kicks off a programme of international acts and others prominent in the Viennese scene. A section of the programming has been selected by labels and collectives such as NON, Príncipe, Staycore, Bala Club and Ghe20g0thik, providing their own rosters for individual stages. Festival-goers will be able to catch performances from Angel-Ho, Chino Amobi, Equiknoxx, Klein, Yves Tumor and more.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it