9pm – 300 first tickets at $20/$30 regular price/taxes included
master and pioneer Anthony Rother will play live at SAT on
June 10 as part of his “This Is Electro” Tour. You don’t want to miss this long-awaited
return of Anthony Rother to Montreal.
Launched this spring, “This Is Electro” is Anthony Rother’s latest DVD.
Mateo Murphy, performing
live, Jan Pienkowski, who will also play live, and Nivoc
are the guest DJs. Visuals are by VJ KAS.
first release was in 1988. His first productions are inspired by John Carpenter
soundtracks, that’s why they are more soundscape-like and close to music for
films. But one thing seems to be decided already: MUSIC AS A MEDIUM TO CARRY
EMOTIONS AND STATEMENTS.
when it really started was when Anthony Rother met Heiko Laux, the founder and
owner of Kanzleramt Records, on which their first album was released and many
more afterwards. Heiko Laux is one of the few people Anthony is willing to produce
the machines”, maybe the most important and also most known release of Anthony
Rother was also released on Kanzleramt. He worked more than one year on the
EP before he was satisfied with it. While Heiko Laux concentrated on the labelwork
and created one of techno’s leading labels (Kanzleramt), Anthony Rother became
one of electronic music’s most interresting artists. He released on labels like
PSI49NET, Kanzleramt and Elektrolux.
Rother’s own label, brings a platform that conveys more diverse musical genres
and influences, like the pop-oriented project “Little Computer People”. Watch
out for the remixes of that great tune done by Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos
and Kanzleramthead Heiko Laux. Another really important release on this label
is the reinterpretation of the classic Kraftwerk track “Trans Europe Express”,
which became a hit in clubs and was played by nearly every DJ in the world.
Europe Express”, “Dont Stop the Beat” and “Little Computer People” are productions
which well demonstrate Rother’s restless research to create his own sound and
to avoid any stand-still phase. Anthony Rother has also been asked by other
artists to collaborate with them, with Sven Väth on “Schubdüse” and with Thomas
Schuhmacher on “When I rock” for instance and he did more than a good job…
The fact that Sven Väth chose him to produce four tracks of his album “Contact”
speaks for itself.
the funky rhythms and soul of house music with the hypnotic repetition and intensity
of techno, Mateo Murphy developed a unique sound that manages to appeal to fans
of both. His skill at working a crowd, combined with his impeccable programming
and seamlessly mixing, makes his sets irresistible to dance to, and has made
him one of the most respected DJs in Montreal. He has held residencies at 6
different clubs in the city. He also made countless guest appearances headlining
in clubs and raves across the country.
Pushed by the desire
to broaden his horizons, he decided that producing his own music was the next
step. Fuelled by the local success of his early productions, he decided in 1998
to invest himself fully as a recording artist: cutting down on his hectic deejaying
schedule to build up his own studio and produce seriously, developing his sound.
The fruits of this labor are quickly coming to light: in a short time, he has
released records on almost all the prominent Canadian techno labels, which has
lead to an A & R position at Ascend and Default recordings. His releases
consistently find themselves in the charts of some of the biggest DJs in the
world, including Paul Oakenfold, Max Graham, Carl Cox, Derrick May, DJ Dan,
Misstress Barbara, Ritchie Hawtin, and Adam Beyer.
Veteran DJ, label manager
for Ascend Music and now Lipstick Music, Jean-Michel aka DJ Nivoc is an influential
member of Montreal’s highly creative electronic music scene. Having emigrated
from Europe to Canada in 1994, he set up his labels to push local artists on
the global market, and has helped produced many successful Montreal-based techno
12″ releases. During his two year residency at the infamous Sona club,
he’s deejayed alongside international DJs such as Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold,
and local star Tiga just to name a few.
He travels regularly between
Frankfurt, Rome, and Barcelona when he’s not working on some new music-related
project with either Pascal B. or Mateo Murphy. Inspired by the many subtle and
charismatic aspects of eletronic music, he’s a proficient music cross-pollinator.
Playing a hypnotic blend of uplifting and driving techno, his DJ sets are best
described as journeys through sophisticated soniclandscapes.
A composer, musician,
sound designer, DJ and physicist, Jan Pienkowski writes and performs music reflecting
his diverse background. From his electroacoustic training and love of World
Music comes a mixture of mechanical bleeps, acoustic spaces and ethnic themes.
From his theatre (DIALOG) and dance (A.R.M. with choreographer Nikolas Dixon)
experience comes a flair for the dramatic and a feel for intricate rhythms.
Jan has been very active on the Montreal scene for the past two years with shows
at the Black and Blue Festival, Fantasia Festival, Fringe/ Pop Festival, Divers/Cité
Festival, Tangente, Agora Festif, Exit, U Lounge, Saphir, Luba Lounge, Green
Room. Jan Pienkowski also organizes shows and performs monthly at the SAT, blending
electronic music with diverse styles: technOpera with the Opéra de Montréal
(Turandot), Incidents improvisés blending Schubert and Chopin with electronic
structures, and regular [mix_sessions] combining the talents of musicians, DJs
VJ KAS loves to
explore the artistic possibilities created by modern technology. Recently, he’s
been focusing on new video technologies for live video mixing. He has a strong
artistic background as well as a vast knowledge of all visual-oriented software.
He’s been active in the Montreal art scene for many years. A graphic designer
and technical illustrator, he has had the opportunity to work on various projects,
from creating immersive 3D environments, advertisement and brochures to logo
and web design.