Palazzo dei Congressi, Roma
The ninth edition of Dissonanze has arrived: on 8 and 9 May 2009: once again counting on one of the most suggestive locations in the world, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Eur, Rome, and putting into play a line-up that offers a 360° vision of sonar inflections of contemporaneity, with a range of exclusives and acts never before seen in Italy.
Even the purest, most passionate followers of club culture will, as always, find themselves well satisfied: François Kevorkian, Timo Maas, Lindstrøm and Magda are the absolute stars of the turntable, household names who have created, are creating and will create the story of techno and house; just as Kenny Larkin, who’ll get right down to enjoying himself, offering an unedited DJ set in an experimental key. Other unmissables are: live sets by: Laurent Garnier’s (presenting his brand new album), Moderat (the project born out of the collaboration between two heroes of the new generation:
Modeselektor and Apparat) and A Critical Mass (the label containing the talent of Henrik Schwarz, Dixon and Âme, promoters of the house “renaissance” which has brought both sophisticated and essential sounds back to the dancefloor).
For a few editions now, Dissonanze has become much more than a straightforward Electronic music festival, rather it is a point of reference for those who to want to get to know the most stimulating of modern sound drifts: from the new Queen of off-beat pop Bat For Lashes to the easygoing Indie refinement of Micachu & The Shapes, passing through Mokadelic’s post rock, the exoticism of Atom Tm and the hypnotic digital experimentation of Signal, the project headed by Carsten Nicolai.
And that’s not all: there is also the fascinating special focus dedicated to the new contamination between African tradition and digital funk (Buraka Som Sistema, Dj Mujava, Radioclit) as well as the dismantling, in a post-hip-hop key, brought in from California (Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Gaslamp Killer vs. Daddy Kev).
The official festival site is already online (www.dissonanze.it), and in the next few months leading up to the event, news and updates on the proceedings and protagonists will be posted. Tickets for a single evening cost €36, but with €50 one has entry to both nights. At Palazzo dei Congressi, the acts begin at 23h00, both Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May, to go on long into the night. Of course there will also be a late afternoon preview, invitation only, on the terrace of the Ara Pacis.