Bath Festivals present:
APPARAT WITH DATALINE AND DAVID WRENCH DJ SET
APPARAT, aka Sascha Ring, fuses tricky electronics with heartfelt and auspicious pop. LP5 is Apparat’s first release since 2013’s Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) and follows two studio albums, II and III (Mute / Monkeytown) by Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary. This is a first taste of what to expect from the Berlin based artist.
Joining the line -up on the night is Dataline. Also based in Berlin, Dataline’s music is all about capturing the moment of fluidity in electronic music performance. Make no mistake, this is not that standard hypnotic grooves for the body – it is the ego disintegrating beauty for the mind. Following Apparat and Dataline is David Wrench’s DJ set .
This is a Bath Fringe Festival and Bath Festivals event.
About the Artists
For almost two decades, Sascha Ring has been one of the defining protagonists of electronic music. As Apparat he has explored the entanglement of programmed sounds and analogue instruments like no other; as part of Moderat (the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary), he has transformed this knowledge and art into an aesthetic of indulgence and sublimity.
The music of Apparat is now music of enrichment, of omission and override; every melody, every sound is at the same time a palimpsest. “Sometimes,” says Sascha Ring, “we recorded hundreds of tracks and then reduced everything to a few dozen again.” But these “few dozen” are so delicately interwoven, as if they were samples that you rip out of context and throw back into a new frame. You are listening to someone who is able to step back and look at his own art as if he were looking at something that is rather alien, something he himself has to adopt and familiarise himself with anew, again and again: I is another in the music of Apparat.
Many things that sound quite simple are in fact also quite simple. Other sound structures on the other hand are highly complicated. Harmonies emerge and atomise and eventually come together again. The sounds cluster and blow off in clouds, and shimmer like a pointillist picture. One and the same melody is dispersed to different instruments and meanders through the space like the iridescent tail of a comet: endless transformation, incessant becoming; an art of metamorphosis that never ends in arbitrariness or chaos, but instead finds a new form of inner unity. A unity that is neither based on classical song structures nor on the repetition principles of electronic music. Rather, it is a unity that emerges from the process of becoming and from its refusal to evolve into something that is final.
Dataline is well-known for his demos with Elektron Music Machines along with many other brands of gear. Based in Berlin and working on the upcoming ‘Elektron Berlin Studio’ – his musical journey is all about messing around with electronic music machines to create immersive, trippy and emotional grooves. As his performances rely heavily on improvisational approaches, you can never expect the same track to be played twice. Using Elektron sequencers and a modular system for real time FX manipulations, it’s all about capturing the moment of fluidity in electronic music performance. Make no mistake, this is not that standard hypnotic grooves for the body – it is the ego disintegrating beauty for the mind.
David Wrench is a Welsh music producer and mixer based in London. He has worked with some of the world’s most innovative and influential artists (David Byrne, The xx, Frank Ocean, Caribou, Glass Animals, Goldfrapp, Let’s Eat Grandma). David is well known in his field and his work regularly receives awards and nominations (Grammy’s, Mercury Music Prize, Brit Awards MPG Awards). He has worked on chart topping albums both in the UK and US. David also recently released his own artist project ‘audiobooks’ with Evangeline Ling. Debut album ‘Now! (in a minute) out via Heavenly Records.
Watch behind the scenes of a songwriting session between UK producer David Wrench and undiscovered artist Grand Pax, featuring the new Acoustasonic series.
Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Doors 7.00pm // DJ Set finished 1:00am
Tickets are STANDING (please contact us if you have any specific access requirements).
Student tickets require proof of concession on entry.
DJ set only ticket holders will not be able to enter the venue before 11:30pm.