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ESAC Launch with ATOM™ & Tobias : August 11 @ the Viaduct Theater

Electronic Sound + Art Chicago launches with a 2 room multimedia event fundraiser at the venerable Viaduct Theater, featuring CHICAGO/MIDWEST DEBUT performances from two legendary electronic music composers, as well performances curated from a selection of established local artists.

 

MAIN ROOM

ATOM™(Atom Heart, Señor Coconut) & TOBIAS

CHICAGO/MIDWEST PERFORMANCE DEBUT

live – From Santiago de Chile & Berlin, DE

CHRIS WIDMAN vs DJ STRIZ

Debut tag team set • from Chicago

DJ WARP vs FRANKIE VEGA

Debut tag team set • from Chicago

BEAT.SPACE ROOM

RADIUS

of Lagos, Beyond Luck • Chicago

KARL MEIER

fear of music • Chicago

TIME NICE

dubscription.com • Chicago

(((SONORAMA)))

FMEL, sonoramachicago.com

Visuals by The MACHINIST

Atom™ and Tobias Freund are veritable living legends of electronic music. Tobias began his career in the early ’80s, mainly using the pseudonym “Pink Elln”. He looks back on a long sequence of music making that has led him from mainstream pop to club music, and then onto the experimental and undefinable. Uwe Schmidt, better known as Atom™, has a similar musical background. He is most well known for his work under the Senor Coconut moniker, but has worked under dozens of other aliases, all with their own sound.

Atom™ and Tobias met around 1986, while both were still living in Frankfurt. The pre-techno scene was blossoming when they met in a studio. In 1990, Tobias was the engineer who helped mix and record Atom™’s first release ever. As a natural consequence, Tobias and Atom™ started to work together. Strangely, they collaborated not so much in a studio environment, but mostly playing improvised electronic music concerts. In 1992 they recorded one of the very first live techno recordings ever, the 12-inch “Elektroniikkaa”, which soon became an underground anthem.

Their paths would separate in the ’90s – Atom™ moving to Santiago de Chile; Tobias relocating to Berlin – but would reconnect on a live stage again in 2003 at Mutek Chile. Even with a 10 year performance separation, the reactivation worked perfectly and they decided to share the stage more often. They have been playing many concerts worldwide since the successful re-launch in 2003 (Berghain, The Bunker, Labyrinth), and we are excited to have their debut Midwest appearance coincide with the ESAC launch event!

 

Doors at 9pm   21+
Discounted Advance Tickets via RESIDENT ADVISOR:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?389044

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The Viaduct Theater

3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL


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