MUSIC-PIONEER MANUEL GÖTTSCHING AND MORE ARTISTS AT DIE DIGITALE: Latest run of Düsseldorf’s festival for digital music and art starts November 10

It’s one of the most important albums of the 20th century. A milestone of electronic music,” says Werner Pillig. Electronic music pioneer Manuel Göttsching’s concert, with his rarely performed album “E2-E4”, is one of the highlights of the 2017 run of the die digitale festival. Pillig and collaborator Peter Witt are the creative minds behind Düsseldorfs festival for digital music and art – this year with its second run and presented at various, among them more than 13 off-places in town.

Manuel Göttsching performing in the late 1970s – Photo: KDM 1976 / MG.ART

We are very international this year,” says Pillig. Artists from countries as the United States, Canada, Italy and Crotia are on the bill. All of them conducted under the idea of “lowtech” – this year’s motto. “We go back in time, looking at people who do not work with the latest technologies,” Pillig explains.

Manuel Göttsching will perform his 1982 album “E4-E2” at Düsseldorf Tonhalle – Photo: Sven Marquart 2006 / MG.ART

Nevertheless the pieces, installations, videos and sculptures, are impressive and modern. Such as Aron Demtz’s sculptures created by cnc-shapers. “Demetz adds artifacts to the program so the results are very interesting,” says Werner Pillig. Other artists on the bill are James Bridle, Rajeev Basu and musician Stefan Schneider, known from the bands Kreidler and rococo rot.

Photos from last year’s premiere of the festival:

Die digitale starts on November 10 and runs until the 26th of the month. Here is a 360 degrees look at the program. Tickets to Manuel Göttschling’s concert are available now.