SONIC ACTS XII - The Cinematic Experience
21 - 24 Feb 2008
av live performance @ Paradiso (Amsterdam, NL)
Raster-noton's flagship signal - Olaf Bender (D), Frank Bretschneider (D) and Carsten Nicolai (D) - is something like the reference group of one of the pivotal labels of new minimal electronic music. Their sessions and concerts have been very influential until today. The trio is not like a simple aggregation of egos, much rather like a conversation in which every discourse modulates the other and in the end it is not possible anymore to distinguish between each individual contribution. In this sense, signal would be a superego that serves a process in which the rule, coincidence and interaction play equal parts. This blends into an open and democratic music that has some of Kraftwerk's melancholy in it. Thus, signal are their spiritual heirs.