Semibreve Festival Announces 2017 Plans
This year's edition takes place from October 27-29 in Braga, Portugal.
Semibreve Festival will return to Braga, Portugal for its seventh edition between October 27 and 29. 2017, and announced its first wave of acts: Deathprod, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Fis, and Kyoka.
Based in Oslo, Norway, composer Helge Sten has been crafting Deathprod’s music since the early ’90s. Sten is a founder member of Norwegian improvising group Supersilent and has produced records by Motorpsycho, Susanna, Jenny Hval, Arve Henriksen and others. Known for its rare appearances live, Deathprod will present a rare A/V show on its Portuguese premiere.
Valgeir Sigurðsson is an Icelandic composer and producer. His collaborations have included Björk, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Feist, Damon Albarn, CocoRosie, Sigur Rós, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Brian Eno, Tim Hecker, Anohni, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Alarm Will Sound. In Semibreve, he will present his new record Dissonance with a special collaboration with Yannick Jacquet on visuals.
Hailing from New Zealand, Fis produces physical, spirited, exploratory electronic music informed by his surroundings and connection to the natural world. In 2016 he has released his sophomore record, From Patterns to Details, via Subtext. The English poet Rick Holland, who has collaborated with Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins, was so moved by Fis’ work that he wrote a poem for each of the tracks.
Kyoka works as a musician/composer in Berlin and Tokyo and is known for her chaotic and direct musical approach and a heavy, resulting in a broken pop-beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms. She releases her music on raster-noton.
The Portuguese festival has consistently presented some of the most revered electronic music artists from around the word. Emphasis is placed on a carefully curated live program, beautiful venues, together with its impressive audience numbers.
More information, including tickets can be found here.