Up Node present a two-night showcase at Czech MeetFactory for a showcase features Nordic artists located somewhere between underground and overlord including tongue-in-cheek techno antics from Swedish rip ME, veteran confidant knob twists by Danish producer HVAD, new experimental blood by dj. flugvél og geimskip and Easter. Meanwhile Finnish finest eccentric Jaakko Eino Kalevi brings a full band and Stockholm’s Dinamarca will burners all ready to be unleashed on discerning floors – a highly captivating line up that keeps things entirely fresh and tropic.
RSVP NIGHT1: Easter + Jaakko Eino Kalevi + dj. flugvél og geimskip
RSVP NIGHT2: Dinamarca + HVAD + rip ME
SHOWCASE: NORBERGFESTIVAL X PROTON presents. 06. APRIL 2019. Copenhagen, Mayhem.
Proton invites beloved Swedish friends – Norbergfestival – for a joint-host extraordinaire night of contemporary and compelling nordic sonic works.
The enigmatic duo SHXCXCHCXSH has spent the better part of this decade to explore and extend the fringes of ghostly and percussive techno, through celebrated releases on Avian and their own Rösten imprint. Their fourth album, OUFOUFOF, takes us to some newly discovered autechrian hinterland of thorny and gnarled rhythms.
Maria W Horn (SE)
Exceptionally prolific and conscientious yet with ever-present punk ethos, electronic composer and intermedial performer Maria w Horn is yielding increasing international recognition, most recently with the excellent album Kontrapoetik.
Midlands noise artist AJA is quickly gathering accolades as one of the most explosive and exuberant performers of experimental music today—we’re excited to have her as our very special international guest.
SHOWCASE: Up Node X CTM Festival presents. 25. JANUARY – 03 FEBRUARY 2019. Berlin, various venues.
Together with CTM Festival, Up Node will present a selection of experimental artists from the Nordic countries throughout the festival. The six diverse performances span the mysterious, dark, selection of electro new wave from the finish DJ Kristiina Männikkö, to Maria W Horn’s haunted modulars and skillfully engineered intensity. The Danish composer Sofie Birch will be performing at MONOM in 4DSOUND, while Sami indigenous vocal traditions will be presented in a collaboration between Maja S.K. Ratkje and Katarina Barruk with visuals made by Matti Aiko. Both dj. flugvel og geimskip and Vanligt Folk are sure to deliver an eccentric performance on stage. With this selection CTM and Up Node present the Northern hemisphere’s great variety in music and sound.
SHOWCASE: Intonal x Norbergfestival x Up Node. 29. SEPTEMBER 2018. Inkonst, Malmö.
Up Node, together with the producers of Intonal and Norbergfestival, curates the first edition of a series of events drawing together participating festivals of the network. From early evening to late night, a diverse array of thirteen performances from six Nordic countries spread across all Inkonst stages, gathers to present a sonic palette within the experimental field. In addition to the program, all network members, artists and audience are invited to take part in an open workshop.
The event creates a unique first encounter between seven prominent festival producers within the contemporary music scene, aiming to bridge regional creative forces in the Nordic countries and to highlight a strong line-up of upcoming artists in electronic music.
Admission fee: 80 SEK
WORKSHOP: UP NODE network X PHONO festival. Best Practices: Misogyny in Music Culture. 13. OCTOBER 2017. Odense Musikbibliotek.
Presented by Lisa Blanning. 15:30 – 17:00 CET – FREE ENTRANCE.
Best Practices is a presentation and workshop that takes a systematic look at a proactive approach to the different strategies we can employ to address misogyny in music culture. What works for each method? What are the drawbacks? The audience/participants will be invited to comment, critique, and contribute. Topics will include, but are not limited to: call-out culture, representation, allies, safe spaces, and intersectionality.