Resonate 2015 closed its doors on Saturday night, having achieved a great success with 74 daily presentations and 33 music performances, during last six days and nights on 10 most attractive locations in Belgrade, Serbia.
More than 2500 people visited this years festival, with around 1000 visitors from all over the world.
Resonate 2015 had the biggest edition so far in the most attractive locations in Belgrade, including for the first time two seprated programmes:
LIVE & CONFERENCE.
Resonate 2015 has begun with three days long LIVE programme, dedicated to the influence of contemporary technologies on music and new tendencies in music in general. Workshops, panel discussions on new trands in contemporary and advanced music as art, but also in the music industry were mainly part of the daily programme, that took part in beautiful building of Yugoslav Film Archive.
Emika, Bob Ostertag, Ben Frost, Lichens, Olga Bell, Terre Thaemlitz, Bill Drummond, Rob Clouth and many other artists preseted their recent works during this music conference.
Night programme included more than 20 artists such as: Simian Mobile Disco, Andy Stott, Emika, Ben Frost, Blixa Bargeld, Fennesz+Lillevan, Machinedrum, Sophie, Olga Bell, Terre Thaemlitz, Inc., Sons of Magdalene, Lichens, Senyawa, Sculpture, Wouter Van Veldhoven, Rrose, Marko Nastić, HETEM, Rahmanee, Jan nemecek…
CONFERENCE programme started on Thursday, April 16th bringing over 50 lecturers and artists. This programme is the essence of Resonate Festival, presenting to the participants of the festival creative processes in art through new technologies and new media. Conference programme consists of workshops, lectures, screenings and exciting audio-visual performances. Like every year, Resonate hosted lecturers that in earlier editions delighted the audience: Shane Walter (Onedotzero), Karsten Schmidt, Andreas Müller, FIELD, Klaus Obermaier, Daito Manabe, Kimchi & Chips... Resonate visited for the first time many creative minds such as Robin McNicolas, Ruari Glynn, Refik Anadol, Rick Silva, Paul Skinner, to name a few..
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY for the first time appeared on Resonate Festival, with its special programme on Thursday, 16th April. This popular music platform brought us some of the hottest names of contemporary world electronic scene: Emika, Olga Bell, Andy Stott, Rob Clouth, as well as talented loccal producers – Jan Nemeck and Thinker.
An ambitious project that started last year on Resonate festival – TRANSCRANIAL took part on Resonate even this year. Transcranial is a collaborative ”performance in progress” project by Klaus Obermaier, Kyle McDonald and Daito Manabe,coproduced by several festivals and organisations in Europe, including Resonate, KIKK, STRP and CAN Labs. STRP Biennale and Resonate Festival were hosting a second phase of the project in 2015. The performance extended to 30 minutes, included new acts as well as refined iterations of the previous ones.
Resonate was not only hosted the performance but also an open workshop revealing the invisibles driving the interactive performance. Computer vision, face substitution, realtime audio-processing and electric impulses has been discussed and explained by the artists during the event.
Resonate 2015 ended up with a big closing party in the popular Belgrade club Monsun.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.