Starring Laurent Garnier, Underworld, Derrick May, Green Velvet and Carl Craig
Now in its sixth year, Movement Torino Music Festival, the Italian cousin of the cult Detroit Electronic Music Festival Festival (DEMF), continues on its path of exponential growth. Hosted over five days of round the clock activities between October 27th and 31st 2011, Movement once again brings original performances from the pinnacle of electronic talent and explores the depths and boundaries of contemporary electronic music culture.
Headlined by a stellar live show from worldwide heroes Underworld, Movement Torino 2011 welcomes an all star team of talent from across the spectrum including US heavyweights Green Velvet, Lil Louis and Detroit’s Movement founders Derrick May and Carl Craig, alongside the phenomenon of the moment Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson), and a sea of new and well championed faces with John Digweed, Damian Lazarus, Steffi, Cassy, Guy Gerber, Shinedoe and Art Department all on the programme.
The European edition of the festival was staged for the first time outside the U.S. on December 15th, 2006 in Torino to celebrate the closing of the Winter Olympics. Since then, during the week before Halloween, Movement has engulfed Torino’s most symbolic locations, taking place in Olympic arenas, clubs, museums and universities and become the most anticipated event in Italy for electronic music lovers. Each year the event attracts a growing audience from all over Europe and places Torino as a cultural exchange on par with Detroit and other electronic music communities such as Berlin, Ibiza, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
A dense schedule of meetings, workshops and special events are sandwiched between superior live and DJ sets. The five-day program transforms the city into a hub of new sounds, new technologies and contemporary art. The special 2011 episode will connect quality and entertainment through creative ways that will astonish the public.
The Movement Festival comes alive on October 27th with an exceptional cast, which will culminate in a crescendo on Monday, October 31 with the final show at the Turin Palalsozaki. The inaugural happening on Thursday 27th will feature two rising stars of electronics world, the Irish visionary Space Dimension Controller and the enfant prodige Kyle Hall from Detroit.
On Friday 28th tackling new genres and modes of experimentation at the Conservatory of Torino are Aufgang, born from an encounter between Rami Khalifè pianists, Francesco Tristano and drummer Avmeric Westrich, and emerging as a concert of piano, drums and electronic contamination.
Saturday 29th hosts the exclusive Circoloco party, voted the best party in Ibiza and founded by Italian locals. Circo Loco programme four diverse eclectic artists from their pool. Reaching from the beat of Detroit techno, Stacey Pullen, into the acid, minimal and Chicago experiments of the French master, DJ W!ld, through the freshness and raw energy of Tania Vulcano and concluding with the talented grooves of David Squillace from Naples.
Sunday 30th brings two appointments to capture the attention of the masses and lead the way for grand finale scheduled for Halloween night. Commencing with the Superga Day, this Happy Happening marks 100 years of the oldest Italian brand of shoes accompanied by the sound of Lil´Louis. This legendary Chicago producer needs no introduction as he is known to be one of the founders of house music. This great day for music will end in the mythical place of Murazzi Po, a landing boathouse on the river Po.
As in previous years the Palaolimpico Isozaki structure, built for the 2006 Winter Olympics and now the temple of the best international music, will reveal itself as a perfect space for the final ritual of Movement on Monday, October 31st. Its shimmering mirrors, frosted glass, metal surfaces, and ultra-slick setting will spill over with chic and passionate revellers from all over mainland Europe. Taking over four rooms at Palaolimpico will be the biggest names from the international electronic community, all earning their place in this special rite of passage. The highly anticipated English duo riding the world scene for two decades, Underworld will make their only Italian performance this autumn, presenting exclusively for Movement the new record Barking and a concert promising to inscribe into the history of contemporary music.
Live showcases also come from Carl Craig with his project 69, Green Velvet, Guy Gerber, and Laurent Garnier. The great talents of John Digweed, Cassy, Shinedoe, Mirko Loco, Tama Sumo and many more will form a cast that unites Europe and the USA fusing together the peak of current acts and forging their inventive and unique personalities.
For the second year Movement will mark this special event with a CD compilation release featuring music from the repertoire and an exclusive mix from iRobots. Listen at http://soundcloud.com/movement-torino