25 years ago, Frank Bretschneider (aka Komet) and Olaf Bender (aka Byetone) founded rastermusic, an independent label for electronic music, which joined forces with Carsten Nicolai's (aka Alva Noto) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton editions. The two entities merged to give birth to raster-noton: a name that, for a whole generation, rings out like a manifesto praising the unique strength of an experimental and minimalist aesthetic. Now independent again, the raster label headed by Bender continues its path, cultivating its sonic and visual identity in the protean landscape of electronic cultures. To tell this story, a slide show will accompany an 80-minute playlist featuring the label's key artists (Komet, Byetone, Alva Noto, AtomTM, CoH, Grischa Lichtenberger, Ryoji Ikeda, Pixel, Senking...) projected through an acousmonium with more than twenty speakers.
François-Xavier Féron (CNRS-STMS) Artistic and Scientific Coordination
Julia Hanadi Al Abed Sonic Projection
Saturday Raster Fever : raster forever ?