Alter Festival

Live: Crack Cloud
Date: 30/05-2022
Entrance Fee: 100 Dkk
Doors: 20:00
Showtime: 21:00
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CRACK CLOUD
Crack Cloud are a Canadian art-punk band and multimedia collective based in Vancouver and formed by drummer and lead vocalist, Zach Choy. Alongside the seven core musical members, a large number of multimedia artists are also associated with the group due to the project's strong focus on visual storytelling.
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Presented together with Radar

We present the two-day festival ALTER x Kunsthal Aarhus: Spring 2022 at Kunsthal Aarhus, the 12th to 13th of May.
 
An exciting lineup will perform on multiple integrated stages. This alternative setup will place the audience in a different relationship with the performers, subverting rigid norms of performer-audience interaction. The music will be supported by projections, video works, and different spatial installations.
 
ALTER x Kunsthal Aarhus: Spring 2022 is a part of Kunsthal Aarhus Sound and supported by Kirsten og Gunnar Fonden and Aarhus music city, Statens Kunstfond and Aarhus Kommune.
 
dragongirl
Nikoline Ursin Erichsen, alias dragongirl is a composer and producer from Norway, who works at the conjunction of club music, contemporary music and performing arts. dragongirl draws inspiration from literary fantasy, horror movies and video games all the while having a strong idealism as a base. She produces dark and hard-hitting, but also fun and light-hearted music, with suggestive and atmospheric notes, hinting at a future where dragons and machines live together in beautiful harmony.
 
CTM
CTM is an abbreviation for Cæcilie Trier Musik. It is the alias of the Danish cellist, singer, and composer Cæcilie Trier’s main musical project. Trier is a Copenhagen based cellist, singer, and composer, with her classical training apparent across her many and varied projects and collaborations. With her latest album, Red Dragon, Trier’s stunning vocal work is the thread that weaves fragmented instrumentation into an embroidery of intense and imminent emotions.
 
Emil Palme
Emil Palme’s work as an experimental guitarist, improviser and composer represents a variety of different constellations, projects, and collaborations. As a guitarist he pushes the boundaries of the instrument, using simple tools such as stones and metal objects to explore and interweave different approaches to playing and composing. His music moves between improvisation, contemporary compositional music, folklore, and heavy metal.
 
Hasfeldt
Martin Jon Hasfeldt is a Copenhagen-based interdisciplinary artist, who works in domains such as performance, and visual and auditory art. At ALTER x Kunsthal Aarhus: Spring 2022 he will present works primarily focusing on his musical output. His artistic diversity is evident in his varied musical expression, producing from club-like music as well as ambient and experiential soundscapes. Realtime synthesized samples, orienting the listener in distorted everyday spaces and moods.
 

Hôy La
a musical translation from the internal
experiences of anguish, anger, and vulnerability, into the sonics through dissonance and resolution, repetition and dramatic departure, electronic intimacy and organic alienation.
She fuses elements from various genres into avantgarde-pop soundscapes by experimenting with organic live loops, layers of synthesis and pre-recorded elements in her productions. Her
vocals create a closeness for the listener that expresses melancholy and a lyrical universe that opens for emotional confrontations. Her music acts as an intervention, forcing a shared
trauma into the light, and sensuous ecstatic movement into your
body.

Ecxo (DJ)
Local dj and good-guy Nils Gruner-Olesen will bring good vibes and music for your Friday afternoon.
Nils is also the founder of Lightweight Electronics plus much more.

Live: Gabber Modus Operandi + Raja Kirik
Date: 28/04-2022
Entrance Fee: 100 Dkk
Doors: 20:00
Showtime: 21:00
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GABBER MODUS OPERANDI
Gabber Modus Operandi is an accidental project founded by Kasimyn and Ican Harem.
The soon-to-be infamous duo promise potent, unusual fusions of “the sacred, the stupid, and the fun,”
exhibiting a penchant for any and all things outrageous. After cutting their teeth at local parties and
punk gigs in Denpasar, the duo banded together to experiment with and amalgamate the evil energies
of gabber, driving rhythms of footwork, percussive patterns of funkot (an Indonesian dance music
subgenre), and wildness of jathilan (a traditional Indonesian trance dance in which spirits possess a
dancer’s body, challenging one to become more animal and more wild).
Listen: https://yesnowave.bandcamp.com/album/puxxximaxxx
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Raja Kirik
Raja Kirik is Indonesian duo Yennu Ariendra and J. Mo'ong Santoso Pribadi, two radical artists who draw on Java's rich cultural traditions and its history of struggle against colonial oppression to create music that surprises, challenges and educates in equal measure. They root their music in the sound of shamanic trance dances, specifically the Jaranan, or Jathilan, a Hindu-Buddhist-era dance from the 11th Century that symbolizes the ways common people could overcome their rulers using evasion and agility.
Listen: https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/rampokan
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Presented together with Super

 
Live: Senyawa + Arrington De Dionyso
Date: 25/04-2022
Entrance Fee: 100 dkk
Doors: 20:00
Showtime: 21:00
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SENYAWA
Jogjakarta’s Senyawa embodies the aural elements of Javanese music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music.
Their sound is comprised of Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal techniques punctuating the frenetic sounds of instrument builder, Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation.
Listen: https://senyawa-bam.bandcamp.com/
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ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
An uncompromising voice in contemporary music, Arrington de Dionyso (b. 1975 Chicago USA) integrates ancient soundmaking techniques with trans-modernist inquiries into the nature of consciousness. His propulsive improvisations utilize kargyraa voice combined with reed instruments (primarily bass clarinet, saxophone, and his invention the Bromiophone) as multiphonic tools in the navigation of liminal spaces between shamanic seance and rock and roll ecstasy.
Listen: https://arrington.bandcamp.com/
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Presented together with Kunsthal Aarhus

 
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
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Live: Irreversible Entanglements
Date: 15/02-2022
Entrance Fee: 120 Dkk
Doors: Kl. 19:00
Showtime: Kl. 20:00
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IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS
Irreversible Entanglements er et jazzkollektiv fra Philadelphia, New York, og Washington DC, der blev dannet i 2015 i forbindelse med koncerten Musicians Against Police Brutality efter drabet på Akai Gurley i New York. Deres debutalbum “Irreversible Entanglements” blev optaget i én session kort efter og landede blandt de bedste albums i 2017 hos bl.a. Wire Magazine, NPR og Stereogum.
Irreversible Entanglements er organisk og rå jazz, der strækker sig fra spirituel jazz, traditionals og spoken word til punk, avant-garde, freejazz og til nylige eksperimenter med elektronisk musik og synthesizere.
Bandet står på skuldrene af borgerretsbevægelsen og den frihedsorienterede freejazz, men bruger samtidsmusikken og Moor Mothers poesi i nutidens kampe for frihed og lighed med lige dele modstand og håb for fremtiden.
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Presented together with Radar

Live: Nihiloxica
Entrance fee: 80 dkk / Combi with Slikback: 120 dkk
Location: Kunsthal Aarhus
Date: October 27, 2021
Showtime: 21.00
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NIHILOXICA
Nihiloxica is a live project that harnesses the full force of the ancient Bugandan drumming tradition of Uganda and focusses it on the contemporary dancefloor through a dark, brooding lens of techno sensibility. Incubated by Nyege Tapes and serving as one of the label’s most successful collaborations to date, Nihiloxica demonstrates a continuous, evolving conversation between two cultures; a dialogue that is drawing attention from across the globe.
Listen: https://nihiloxica.bandcamp.com/album/kaloli

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Live: Assegai + Yearling x Bysund
Entrance fee: Free
Location: Kunsthal Aarhus
Date: July 10, 2021
Showtime: 21.00
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ASSEGAI
An assegai is a pole weapon used for throwing. Don’t worry, though, in the company of this particular band you don’t have to duck or send worrying glances over your shoulders!
The hypnotising music projects images of big bustling faraway cities or dusty deserts and a burning sun. Wherever you mentally position this band, they will be sweating over their instruments as they jam away and keep the rocking groove alive. Assegai digs repetition in their music – and the riffing can easily become trance-inducing!
Listen: https://assegai.bandcamp.com/
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YEARLING x BYSUND
For this concert the two Aarhus-based producers and artists will join force with a new collaborative concert.
YEARLING makes melodious and noisy cut-up electronic music in an attempt to create strong narratives in abstract sonic environments
BYSUND creates slow-burning but hard-hitting urgent ambient with nods to industrial and drone.
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/passiveaggre.../sets/bysund-darklands
https://soundcloud.com/.../sets/yearling-irresponsible-music
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