klub katarakt is the Hamburg festival for experimental music which deals especially with space and sound as part of the musical conception. In the past ten years the festival presented guest artists such as Phill Niblock, Alvin Lucier, Charles Curtis (presenting La Monte Young and Marian Zazeelas work), Rhys Chatham, Eliane Radigue, Gerard Pape, Marc Sabat, Matthias Kaul, Makino Takashi and 2015 Lois V Vierk, Marko Ciciliani and Telcosystems.
Beyond a physical meaning of space in the sense of positioning of sounds klub katarakt is also concerned with other sorts of spaces and their exploration: for example the space between or beyond the conventional western pitch classes or the spaces of styles and esthetics seemingly contrary to ‘classical’ New Music.
The festival presents works and musical positions which are rarely or never heard in Hamburg.
„The usual rigid handling of contemporary music is multimedially broken here, providing it with an
„It‘s essential to arrive with open ears and engage into a quite new multimedia experience.“
„Nothing less than a ‚tide of sounds, texts and images‘ are promised by the organizers of a festival in
the Kulturforum Altona. Recommended!“
„klub katarakt crosses the border to new sonic worlds“