27 September 2024 @ Bologna ROBOT15 – TRANSITION Lyra Pramuk, Kali Malone, Marie Davidson, Mabe Fratti, Valentina Magaletti, more will join ROBOT’s 15th edition

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ROBOT, the Italian multi-venue festival dedicated to electronic music and digital arts, celebrates its 15th anniversary with a fresh and dynamic program centered around the theme “TRANSITION—gender, digital, green.”

This year’s festival features a special contribution from transgender vocalist Lyra Pramuk, who will debut her new show in its Italian premiere and author this year’s ROBOT manifesto.

Additionally, ROBOT’s first acts are revealed today. The Toy Tonics Krew will perform their new album, set to release in June, featuring Kapote and Sam Ruffillo. Composer Kali Malone will perform a unique version of her latest album on Bologna’s most significant organ. Marie Davidson will showcase her new album blending techno, ambient, and synth-pop. Daniela Pes will revise her performance for ROBOT for the final show of her tour, following her international performances with Marina Herlop and Lucretia Dalt. Guatemalan avant-garde cellist and vocalist Mabe Fratti will debut her upcoming album, following her performances at Unsound and acclaim from The Guardian, Pitchfork, and The Wire. Italo-British drummer and composer Valentina Magaletti, also a collaborator of Nicolas Jaar, will join forces with African-Portuguese producer Nídia, showcasing their fresh collaboration. Italo-Nigerian DJ Evissimax will present her pioneering mix of Techno, Electro, Jersey Club, and Trance, following her debut EP and shows with VTSS and LSDXOXO. Hyperdub’s aya will DJ with her take on this year’s theme “Transitions,” following Pitchfork’s acclaim for her latest EP and collaborations with Space Afrika. Lamusa II will premiere his new album, continuing the momentum from his successful 2018 collaboration with Marie Davidson on Ninja Tune. ROBOT has also commissioned Nziria to perform a B2B set with Stefania Vos, expanding on Nziria’s Hard Neomelodic concept after their shows at CTM Berlin and their new single and latest album on Gabber Eleganza’s Never Sleep label. Legends such as Richie Hawtin and Modeselektor will headline this year’s ROBOT, following in the footsteps of Laurent Garnier and Jeff Mills from previous years.

Since its inception in 2008, ROBOT’s editions have featured artists such as Alessandro Cortini, Avalon Emerson, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, Caterina Barbieri, Ben Frost, Holly Herndon, James Blake, Jon Hopkins, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Floating Points.

Year by year, ROBOT has become a cornerstone for a passionate and diverse community, celebrating both historical and new spaces in the key venues of Bologna. These include Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo d’Accursio, Fiera di Bologna, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Link Club, DumBO, Museo della Musica, Cassero, TPO, Accademia delle Belle Arti, Oratorio San Filippo Neri, Teatro San Leonardo, and many more. 

 

ROBOT Festival

Sep 27, Oct 10—13

Bologna, DumBO / Palazzo Re Enzo / Basilica di S. Maria dei Servi / Oratorio San Filippo Neri / Chiesa di San Barbaziano / TPO

aya / Daniela Pes / Evissimax / Kali Malone – Organ / Lamusa II / Lyra Pramuk / Mabe Fratti / Marie Davidson / Matthew Herbert / Modeselektor / Nziria b2b Stefania Vos / Richie Hawtin / Toy Tonics Krew w/ Kapote b2b Sam Ruffillo / Valentina Magaletti & Nídia / TBA

ROBOT Festival is a project of Associazione Culturale Shape

 

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Ministero della Cultura / Regione Emilia-Romagna / Comune di Bologna / SIAE – Per chi crea

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