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CHEEK TO CHEEK IS THE 17TH EDITION OF CLUB TO CLUB, INTERNATIONAL AVANT-POP FESTIVAL


Seven days of music and art in Turin from 1st to 7th November. The first artists in the festival line-up to be announced are Kraftwerk - 3D with The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (Italian debut and exclusive) in collaboration with OGR Torino, Nicolas Jaar and Richie Hawtin (with the new show CLOSE), Arca & Jesse Kanda, Ben Frost, Bonobo, Kamasi Washington, Mura Masa, Actress, Amnesia Scanner, Jacques Greene, Jlin, K Á R Y N N and Visible Cloaks.

Leading Italian avant-pop Festival Club To Club returns with its seventeenth edition #C2C17 – cheek to cheek, to be held in Turin, Italy from 1st to 7th November 2017, during the Contemporary Art Week, in synergy with a calendar of events that annually turns Italy’s most elegant and regal city into the European capital of contemporary culture for a week.

Featuring two additional days (seven instead of the usual five), the programme will unravel through surprising and unique locations, such as the newly renewed OGR Torino, the post-industrial pavilions of Lingotto and the majestic Reggia di Venaria, and will host artists among the most important names in the international musical and creative scene.

#C2C17 line-up:

Kraftwerk - The Catalogue 12345678 (DE) 3D live / Italian Exclusive / Italian debut

Nicolas Jaar (US - CL) live

Richie Hawtin Close (CA) Italian Exclusive / Italian debut

Arca & Jesse Kanda (VE - UK) live / Italian Exclusive / Italian debut

Ben Frost (AU) live / Italian Exclusive

Bonobo (UK) live

Kamasi Washington (US) live

Mura Masi (UK) live / Italian Exclusive

Actress (UK) live

Amesia Scanner (AS) live

Jacques Greene (CA) live

Jlin (US) live

K Á R Y Y N (US - SY) live / Italian Exclusive / Italian debut

Visible Cloaks (US) live / Italian debut

Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the 21st century digital age. Pioneers in electronic music and an endless source of inspiration for a wide range of musical genres: from Electro to Hip Hop, from Techno to SynthPop, they have made musical history and attained worldwide recognition spanning more than four decades. Since their beginnings in the early Seventies they have tirelessly worked with the latest modern technologies, produced revolutionary electronic "sound paintings" and experimented with synthetic sounds, voices and automatic mechanical rhythms. They composed sound poetry with highly condensed texts and programmed their robot image as an expression for the theme of a world dominated by machines and computers.

Kraftwerk will perform at Club To Club their 3-D concert series "The Catalogue – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8": a chronological exploration of Kraftwerk’s sonic and visual experiments that presents eight classic master works from across their celebrated repertoire with spectacular 3D visualisations and effects. Combining sound and images, the performances showcase more than four decades of musical and technical innovation, including new improvisations, 3D projections and animation. Commencing with 'Autobahn', each night covers two of Kraftwerk’s groundbreaking studio albums in full, following the order of their release, alongside additional compositions from their back-catalogue. 'Autobahn' (1974), 'Radio-Activity' (1975), 'Trans Europe Express' (1977), 'The Man-Machine' (1978), 'Computer World' (1981), 'Techno Pop' (1986), 'The Mix' (1991) and 'Tour de France' (2003).

The multimedia project Kraftwerk was founded in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider within the experimental art scene of the late Sixties in Düsseldorf. They set up their legendary electronic Kling Klang Studio where they composed and produced all the groundbreaking Kraftwerk albums. From the very beginning, Kraftwerk regarded their concert performances as complete audio-visual events. The Kraftwerk sound and image has been a long-term influence not only in music, but also in the world of contemporary visual art. Texts, style, and media-reflective strategies incorporated the themes and issues of the information era, namely the interaction between men and machines. The Catalogue – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is presented in Italian preview with Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR), the artistic and technologic research hub and venue that will host the shows, with Club To Club.

The ever popular New York-based Chilean musician and producer Nicolas Jaar, presents a live performance drawing on the material of his recent album ‘Sirens’, a release that confirmed his position as a key player of this decade's electronic music scene with its unique mix of synthetic sounds, jazz, classical and psychedelia that describes the fragility of democracy by revisiting Jaar’s family history.

The master of minimal techno Richie Hawtin challenges the distinction between dj set and live with “CLOSE - Spontaneity & Synchronicity”: the artist will be surrounded by an array of modular synthesizers and analog gear, followed by live feed cameras that record his movements to reinterpret them as abstract forms, bringing the audience closer to Hawtin’s intuitive improvisation. CLOSE blurs the boundary between man and machine, tearing down the barriers between performer and audience.

The Venezuelan musician, producer and singer Arca (who has worked for the likes of Bjork, FKA twigs and Kanye West) makes a return to Club To Club. His third critically acclaimed self-titled album released by XL Recordings will be the core of the live performance, enhanced by the surreal visuals of Jesse Kanda.

Moreover, the new edition of the festival presents the extreme sound challenge posed by Ben Frost, the Australian Iceland-naturalized musician that recently scored the soundtrack to the Sky tv-show “Fortitude”; a concert by British electronic scene veteran Bonobo, who recently released his moving sixth album “Migration”; the Los Angeles sax player Kamasi Washington, whose collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and prodigious album “The Epic” earned him a leading position in the new jazz scene; the promising 21-years-old producer Mura Masa, who is about to release his debut album, featuring Damon Albarn and A$AP Rocky among others.

The #C2C17 programme is an in depth exploration the subterranean musical turmoil and the most innovative music scenes. In this regard, the presence of experimental producer Jlin is key, who in her latest album “Black Origami” was inspired by the encounter of spirituality and movement; KÁRYYN, the American composer of  Armenian-Syrian descent who recently released her dazzling debut EP “Quanta 1”; and Visible Cloaks, the Portland-based duo that reimagine Japanese ambient and pop as in their newly released album “Reassemblage”.  The shape-shifting Canadian producer Jacques Greene will be presenting material from “Feel Infinite”, his long awaited debut album which effortlessly mixes house, bass, hip-hop and R&B.

Finally Actress, who recently released an astonishing new body of work - “AZD”, and Amnesia Scanner, the captivating and futuristic sounding Young Turks duo, make a welcomed return to Club To Club.

Partners and previews

As always, the festival is made possible by the invaluable contribution of prestigious institutional and private partners, all of whom enhance its very definition: Regione Piemonte, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT this year will be paired by Main Partner Absolut – the iconic Swedish vodka brand that throughout the year, will reshape Italian nightlife under the innovative format #ABSOLUTNIGHTS; Audi, with whom Club To Club recently launched the new summer festival VIVA! in Valle d’Itria (Apulia); the partnerships with Red Bull Music Academy, a truly essential global reference that has been working side by side with Club To Club for six years to promote and support the best creative expressions in the music field, and KLM, Official Carrier of the festival in 2016, that will offer discounts to reach Turin thanks to initiatives such as Flying Blue and Global Meetings.

As always the festival will be preceded by a series of preview events  that will touch down in Milan and Turin (look out for the the dance performance To be banned from Rome which debuts on 26th October Lavanderia a Vapore di Collegno, in collaboration with Torinodanza).

 

Tickets

EARLY BIRD PASSPORT (1- 4th NOVEMBER)

90€ + b.f.

Access to all paying and invitation-only events of the festival from 1st to 4th November, with the exception of the Kraftwerk The Catalogue shows at OGR Torino. http://www.mailticket.it/rassegna-custom/30/club-to-club-c2c17-cheek-to-cheek?lang=en

KRAFTWERK - 3D / THE CATALOGUE: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
47€ + b.f.
Access to one of the album shows Kraftwerk - The Catalogue: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 with its respective ticket

http://ogrtorino.it

TICKET + HOTEL PACKAGES Discover all the ticket+hotel package solutions available at Festicket: https://www.festicket.com/festivals/club-to-club-torino/2017/packages/?buy=tickets

CLUB TO CLUB AND KLM PROMOTION

KLM is the Official Carrier of #C2C17. By visiting this page and inserting the ID code 30818AF in addition to the country of origin you will have access to AIR FRANCE & KLM Global Meetings, a unique online booking tool, offering discounts to all festival attendees.

 

Praise for Club To Club

One of the most forward-thinking electronic music festivals – PITCHFORK

Italy’s number one avant-garde and new pop music festival – MONOCLE

The most important Italian music festival worldwide – VOGUE

From Turin a new map for electronic music – LA REPUBBLICA

A festival so beautiful it makes you melancholic – ROLLING STONE

Club To Club is the best electronic music festival in Italy and it compares to its European peers – INTERNAZIONALE

Club To Club is the most important Italian electronic music festival LA STAMPA

Club To Club is a project by Xplosiva

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CHEEK TO CHEEK IS THE 17TH EDITION OF CLUB TO CLUB, INTERNATIONAL AVANT-POP FESTIVAL

Club To Club 2017
22 May 2017