26 Nov - 2 Dec 2018 // San Francisco, USA
HERMAN KOLGEN - 2018 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE // GAS (WOLFGANG VOIGT) // RROSE // ANTENES // DREW MCDOWALL // HIRO KONE // PEOPLE LIKE US // ULF LANGHEINRICH // CHRONOSTASIS // MICHAEL GENDREAU // LI ALIN pres. V.DREAM // INFRASOUND // CRAIG DORETY // More TBA..
Station One: 26 Nov - GAS (live AV concert)
Raising the inaugural curtain on this years Recombinant Festival will be a rare multimedia performance by GAS, the internationally esteemed project of German electronic musician Wolfgang Voigt. Known for over 30 aliases and his visionary direction of the renowned Kompakt label, Voigt is one the most influential figures in contemporary electronic music and Cologne’s minimal techno studio scene. The GAS concert experience gathers classical and ambient elements - creating an uplifting, enveloping evocation where natural world soundscapes merge with metered, underpinned tidal rhythms and monumental muffled kick drums. The intention in his own words is to "bring the forest to the disco, or vice-versa”.
Station Two: 28 + 29 Nov - Herman Kolgen
Recombinant 2018 spotlights critically acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and audio kinetic sculptor HERMAN KOLGEN, whose cinematically scaled spectacles have enraptured audiences internationally for 3 decades. As Artist in Residence, Kolgen will present a canon of past and contemporary works, catalyzing 7 individual audio-visual performances into a propulsive laboratory of cross sensory experiences. This program is not to be missed: it is both a world premiere for this stylistic approach as well as Kolgen’s first appearance in the Bay Area since his 2006 residency at Recombinant Media Labs
More programming -- including installations, screenings, additional live performances and Bay Area artists -- will be announced in the weeks ahead, along with the full schedule.
A limited number of festival passes are now on sale. Festival passes grant entry to all Recombinant 2018 events. At only $125, this the best way to experience the entire festival. Individual showcase tickets for GAS and HERMAN KOLGEN are currently on sale, and additional showcase tickets will be made available as further announcements occur. Visit our ticketing site at www.recombinant.eventbrite.com for festival passes and individual showcase tickets.