Darker aesthetics unfurl at Globus Main Hall, where experimental live sets by Electric Indigo and Moscow's Buttechno, the founder of the Johns' Kingdom collective and label, precede an audio-visual performance by Byetone (a.k.a. Olaf Bender). One of the minds behind the influential raster-noton imprint, Bender’s distorted, visceral digital sounds and visuals combine an attention to symmetry with a lust for the transformative power of sound.
Buttechno is Pavel Milyakov, a young music producer from the Moscow suburbs and one of the local rising underground scene's leading voices. He runs John’s Kingdom, a local community and label advocating anonymity («untitled united») and an anti-ego approach in music as fundamental principles of creativity.
Olaf Bender, aka Byetone, co-founded the original Rastermusic label with Frank Bretschneider (Komet) and co-owns its evolution, raster-noton with Carsten Nicolai (Noto). Bender produces dark, visceral digital sound and visuals filled with noise and distorted melodics, combining a designer’s attention to symmetry with a lust for the shamanic.
Vienna-born Susanne Kirchmayr, known as Electric Indigo, is a composer, DJ, and musician with a career spanning two decades. Currently focusing on multi-channel installations that emphasize subtly elaborated sounds generated from speech recordings, she is also founder of female:pressure, an international network for female artists in the field of electronic music.