Before the SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art starts its September-October-November marathon of showcases, August sees the platform calmly preparing for attack with three smaller events in Berlin and Ljubljana – partner festivals CTM and SONICA will present the Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir and post-techno producer Ketev.

The EU-supported SHAPE platform, which gathers 16 European festivals of adventurous music and art, will start its August by visiting Berlin, where SHAPE artist Hildur Gudnadottir will be opening for the American drone metal group Sunn 0))). The concert is organized by CTM festival, and is taking place at Heimathafen Neukölln on August 8th. Sunn 0))) will be performing this concert in their original duo line-up of Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley.

Next stop for Hildur Gudnadottir is Ljubljana, where the Slovenian festival SONICA will present her solo show as part of their concert series SONICA Classics. SONICA Classics series presents creators working on diverse crossroads between electronic music and contemporary classical music, and open new musical spaces, attract new publics and introduce unexpected sounds to both classical and club venues. This concert on August 29th will see Gudnadottir performing in the atmospheric old town city center, on the Ljubljanica river.

Meanwhile back in Berlin, CTM is presenting a special club night, devoted to the label Where to now?, and the event will see SHAPE artist Ketev performing alongside such acts as Moon Wheel and Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. The event will happen on August 13 at Berghain Kantine. Where To Now? label heads Matt Hendon and James Hines will also be in attendance, digging deep into their record bags to compliment the performances. In the words of CTM, expect an evening where mutated and damaged techno harmoniously slides alongside immersive, intricate soundscape work, and full blown experimentation!

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