EKKO Electronic and Experimental Music Festival 2022

Bergen, Events

Ekko is an annual festival for electronic and experimental music and sound art. The festival features a tightly curated international and local programme with concerts, DJ sets, commission works, art, talks, screenings and multidisciplinary acts.”

ekko.no/om-oss

EKKO FESTIVAL XIX – 1-6 November, 2022

This year, EKKO Festival is held from 2-6 November in Bergen, Norway, around the city at four venues,

USF Verftet — USF Verftet is a former sardine factory building accommodating five venues for the presentation of music, theatre, films and contemporary art, and several artist studios and offices.

Address: Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen
Image by USF


Østre — Østre is the staple venue for Bergen’s electronic and experimental underground scene. Expect a weekend of an immersive programme with sound and dance across their 3-floor venue in the city’s heart. 

Address: Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen
Image by Østre

Østre Bergen

Slettebakken Church — Slettebakken Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Bergen Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. Apart from a place for religious folks to worship, arts and cultural organisations occasionally hire the venue for art performances. The architecture of the building resembles an ark vertically logged towards the sky, standing out in the small neighbourhood by the side of a lake. 

Address: Vilhelm Bjerknes’ vei 31, 5081 Bergen
Image by Wikipedia Sveter


Banzha – A hip restaurant in the centre of Bergen serving a posh vibe with Yunnan Province Chinese Cuisine. Collaborating with EKKO this year on 3 Nov for a night of Music by Al Skua and Trym Arneson Søvdsnes and Food Tasting.

Address: Neumanns gate 28, 5015 Bergen
Image by banzha.no


EKKO FESTIVAL 2022 PROGRAMME

Autechre, Nov 2nd: Autechre (UK) / USF Verftet

Building Instrument, Nov 3rd: Building Instrument: «Månen, armadillo» / Østre

AJA, Bendik Giske, Hiro Kone, Huerco S, Julie Silset, Nov 4th: EKKO XIX: Bendik Giske, Hiro Kone, Huerco S, AJA, Julie Silset / Østre

DMX Krew, Sedef Adasi, Waq Waq Kingdom, Vanligt Folk, Dj Scotch Egg ++, Nov 5th: EKKO XIX: DMX Krew, Slikback, Sedef Adasi, Waq Waq Kingdom, Vanligt Folk, Kromoplastik +++

Caterina Barbieri, Nov 6th: EKKO XIX: Caterina Barbieri «Spirit Exit» / Slettebakken Kirke

KONSEPT X + ASTERISK FILMKLUBB + DRASTIC SOCIAL presents: Editing Room vol. 3

Bergen, Events

Drastic Social is ecstatic to co-host the third edition of a club night series “Editing room” by Konsept X, an intersectional femme-centric DJ collective in Bergen, Norway, on 1 Oct 2022 alongside with Asterisk — a Bergen-based queer club night platform and older sibling to the just as cheeky ASTERISK FILMKLUBB, international experimental queer film festival.

Konsept X club night series “Editing room” has previously held two events at Landmark Bergen at Bergen Kunsthall, collaborating with various DJs, VJs and artists to establish its niche from the intersection between film, image and music.

Asterisk celebrates our talented local and international queer artists and performers, it is an alternative event production project to create safer spaces for queer and transgender people within institutions and public spaces to showcase interdisciplinary artistic work, such as happenings, performance, sound, and visual art and films and everything in between.

KONSEPT X + ASTERISK FILMKLUBB + DRASTIC SOCIAL presents: Editing Room vol. 3

Konsept X, ASTERISK FILMKLUBB and Drastic Social invite you to the third edition of Editing Room – a series of club nights dedicated to playing with the intersection between film, image and music.

This time we focus on queer experiences and draw inspiration from the short film Herman@s (SiblingX) by H. Alix, selected by ASTERISK FILMKLUBB.

Starting from an introductory talk to film screening and carrying into the night, our queer-centric club space.

Images by Bertha Chan @berthachandotcom and Runa Halleraker @runahalleraker

Schedule of the event:
21:30 The event starts off with DJ Joy welcoming you to Konsept X — Editing Room Vol.3

22:00 Follow with an introductory talk, “Creating our reality through art and community”, led by Bertha Chan (Drastic Social), where the people who have joined forces for this event will introduce themselves and share perspectives on their project and community building.

22:30 We will screen Herman@s (SiblingX) by H. Alix, selected by ASTERISK FILMKLUBB. before transitioning into a night of dancing, flirting, and fun with pipi sauvage, Tora G, Brita°UT, Superslut & fxggxt to the climax.

KONSEPT X + ASTERISK FILMKLUBB + DRASTIC SOCIAL presents: Editing Room vol. 3
Date: 1 OCT 2022
Time: 21:30 till late
Location: Landmark at Bergen Kunsthall
CC: 100 kr


Community Rave 22 MAY

Events, Hong Kong

22 MAY 2021 – 11:30 pm 

Part 3: AfterRave @ Open Air location

We will have an afterparty at a secret location and lineup as below, guests who attended part 2 of the community event can go to the rave for free!

The rest of the guests who want to attend will need to DM us on Drastic Social Instagram for location.

The entrance fee is $50 with a self help mini-bar set up at the location 


11:30-1:15 @Zora428

1:15-3:00 @ak_xy

#!/usr/bin/env
def describe_Ak_xy(): print(”’Dj Ak_xy grew up all around Asia, and this shows in \ the musical influences in his sets. He mostly plays \ melodic techno and deep house, but also enjoys \ playing some psytrance and afrohouse”’) get_ready_to_rave(); describe_Ak_xy(); @dj_ak_xy

3:00-4:45 @aka.nohmann

SYNESTHESIA

Events, Hong Kong

An amalgamation of senses forming our communities, shapeshifting by the agency of collaboration

Date: 2& 3 April 1900-2300 & 4 april 1730-2130  


Synesthesia – a collaborative event

3 nights only, limited capacity, secret location

A Sensory exploration – MusicVisualsTastesFeelsPlay

The idea to create an intimate event where the audience feels like they can immerse themselves in the environment of the artist’s private space, to learn about the band’s stories, the emotions behind the songs, and the memory of taste infused with the music and mood.

Producer: @drasticsocial – Bertha Chan @berthachandotcom | Jennifer Tang @jtdilettante | Sarah Way @basedsez

Food Design: Sapphire Ketchup

Music curation: Cathy Lay @cathy_lait

Visuals: The Femmes @femmesoftheodd

Media: Likew1se @likewise – Oillie Rodgers @ollierodgers1 | Gemma @gemmmmmmmmmaa

Music

Dakica

Murphy’s Law @Murphys.law852

Riddem @riddem_official

Mr.Koo @mrkoomusic

Reggie the leaf @reggietheleaf & rIXIN @rixin_music

One Track Mind (FB: Holly Mak / Soundcloud @onetrackmind-2 )

Programme

Friday 2rd April (7-11pm)

One track mind

Community Talk with Bertha Chan

Reggie the leaf & riXin

Jam Session

W/ SapphireKetchup “ 2×2 sound bites” 

Saturday 3rd April (7-11pm)

Dakica

Mr Koo

Jam Session

W/ SapphireKetchup “ 2×2 sound bites” 

Sunday 4th April (5:30-9:30pm)

Muphy’s Law

Riddem

Jam Session

W/ SapphireKetchup “ 2×2 sound bites”