Fak’ugesi Beats Lab, curated by Weheartbeat
BEATS LAB: SEPTEMBER 7-16
Interpreted through music, photography, filmmaking and performance art, the Fakugesi Beats Lab harnesses the one ingredient that is central to any innovative steps taken by mankind– courage. When brave tech hearts beat as one, anything is possible, so join us as we delve into the myriad of collaborative techniques, skills transfer components, unlearning and exploration, resulting in an all-original 4 track EP and audio visual showcase at the the festival’s bloc party finale.
Annotated by the “serenely self-possessed stressless” Ramz, participants include producer-DJs Evil Needle, Melodiesinfonie and Samsimose heading up the audio in a never-before seen genre-bending quest for sonic perfection, brought forth in partnership with the very best in sound, RedBull Studios. An interesting new addition to the lab takes things to the next level, entitled the Ani-Marathon; a 28 hour contention through animation and sound featuring Zaki Ibrahim and Evil Needle in a rehashing of their latest offering “The Secret Life of Planets.” Documenting every step of this experimental experience are none other than IN BLOOM’S Hannah Faith and Mahaneela, mapping out this journey through uncharted creative terrain.
Partners: Tshimologong Precinct, Red Bull, British Council ConnectZA , French Institute, Pro Helvetia
Red Bull –> www.redbull.com/za-en
British Council ConnectZA –> connectza.tumblr.com
French Institute –> www.ifas.org.za
Pro Helvetia –> prohelvetia.org.za/en