CODED CULTURES Closing Event/ Party: 31.May 2009, MQ Hofstallungen - May 31st, 2009

Starting with Pecha Kucha Night, followed by a Live-Performance of Artist-In-Residence Tetsuya Umeda and finally leading to contemporary electronic music featuring a selection of live-acts and DJs from the label Trust Records and the Japanese party format Minimal Tokyo.

The evening event of the CODED CULTURES festival in Vienna is situated at the »Hofstallungen« (MUMOK) of MuseumsQuartier Vienna.

Pecha Kucha Night

Devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture) in Tokyo, Pecha Kucha Night was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers and architects to meet, network, and show their work in public. As we all know, depending on who speaks, a presentation can last for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images for his/her presentation, each shown for 20 seconds – giving 6 minutes and 40 seconds of fame before the next presentation is up. Since its introduction in 2003 Pecha Kucha has spread over more than 150 cities with events on a regular basis. Since 2007 the communications agency brainiacs and BKK-3 architecture organize Pecha Kucha Nights in Vienna.

For more information: www.pechakucha.at

Tetsuya Umeda (Live Performance)

Tetsuya Umeda, emerging artists from Japan, is well known for his unique sound-performances using everyday objects and subtle electro-acoustic elements. His self made sound tools and custom made sound-systems create an atmosphere of improvisation and composition. He has participated in a large number of exhibitions and events, including “Festival Beyond Innocence” (Osaka, 2002-2007), “Instal” (Scotland, 2006), “Sound Art Lab” (Osaka, 2005), “the listening project” (London, 2006), “waitool sounds” (San Francisco, 2007), “Sound Effect Seoul” (Seoul, 2007), “Blurrr” (Tel Aviv, 2007) and others.

MINIMAL TOKYO & TRUST REC. (Visuals: DEXTRO)

Minimal Tokyo is an international collective of DJs, producers, designers and media artists. Since 2007 Minimal Tokyo has been running one of Tokyo’s top events for electronic dance music with a minimal flavor: minimal techno, click house and tech house, inviting both talented underground producers from Japan as well as internationally re-known artists from all over the world. Minimal Tokyo also closely collaborates with visual artists: photographers, graphic designers and moving image artists striving to create a perfect balance between electronic music and digital visuals.

Trust Records is following its vision of cold, funky machine beats for over 10 years now. TRUST is Vienna’s main outlet for Detroit-style underground electro, techno bass and futuristic breaks. The label is run by DJ Glow, and besides local talent like Microthol, Epy and Lok44 the label’s roster has meanwhile expanded to include respected international artists like Urban Tribe or Clatterbox.

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