Dis Locate at CTM 2014 collapses both time and place with a programme that presents archival musical material in the contemporary globalized club space.
Romania’s Rodion G.A. has, until recently, remained unknown to most of the world. Formed in 1975 during a period of cultural censorship and with limited access to production technologies, the group constructed a unique stylistic hybrid of electronic music, psychedelia, and progressive rock, very little of which ever saw release. Their performance at CTM 2014 marks their inaugural appearance outside the Iron Curtain, complimented by Romanian musician and DIY archivist Ion D, who helped resurface Rodion G.A. along with his Future Nuggets collective.
New-York based DJ Veronica Vasicka founded Minimal Wave as a platform for obscure 80s cold wave, post-punk, industrial, electro, and synth pop that saw only limited underground distribution at the time of its production. In that same decade, Italian DJ and producer Alexander Robotnick acquired cult status for his electro-disco anthems; today, he pulls from over three decades of experience in dance music – from collaborations with Kurdish, Indian, Cameroonian, and Algerian musicians to experiments with early analogue electronics.
Rounding out the programme is Fearplay aka Seda Niğbolu, a cultural journalist and DJ originally from Istanbul who excavates the tensions between abstract experimental music and dark pop phenomena and Turkish cultural life in Berlin.
New-York based DJ Veronica Vasicka is a cold wave / post-punk / industrial / electro / synth pop crusader and founder of the Minimal Wave label.
Fearplay aka Seda Niğbolu is a Berlin-based cultural journalist, radio host, and DJ originally from Istanbul.
Alexander Robotnick is a pioneering Italo-disco producer, whose “Problemes d’Amour” remains a cult dance track 30 years later and helped define early house and techno.
Ion Dumitrescu has a background in dance and has been involved in music production and performance art for the past 10 years. He is currently involved with the Postspectacle project, a collective dedicated to exploring the political dimensions of performance and creative activity.
The music of Rodion G.A. has, until recently, remained unknown to most of the world. The group was formed in Romania in 1975 by Ladislau Roșca with Gicu Fărcaș and Adrian Căpraru, and used Tesla reel-to-reel tape machines to layer sounds and construct a unique stylistic hybrid of electronic music, psychedelia, and progressive rock.