Berlin Atonal Festival Curators On the Must-See Acts – Telekom Electronic Beats

Berlin Atonal Festival Curators On the Must-See Acts

The masterminds behind Berlin's famous experimental festival Atonal tell us which artists they're excited to see, from Shackleton to Faust.

Next week is one of our favorite weeks in Berlin because the five-day experimental festival Atonal launches on August 19. The series of concerts, film screenings and audio/visual art installations has an extensive legacy that dates back to 1982, when Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann organized its debut, which you can read about here. After a hiatus in the 2000s, Laurens von Oswald and Harry Glass revived the festival in 2013 and brought it to the cathedral-like Kraftwerk power plant next to Tresor, and we’ve hotly followed Atonal ever since. After an interesting experience last year, we asked them to recommend the sets and events they’re looking forward to this time around. Read their picks and explanations below.