The DENOVALI FESTIVAL LONDON 2016 edition will take place at St John at Hackney Church (April 15th) and the wonderful Kings Place (April 16th). Moving into the second year of the St John Sessions relationship with Denovali Festival, which in year one saw the likes of Jon Hassell and repeated St John at Hackney Church performer Fennesz, the second year of the partnership and another contrasted collaboration of curation with Andy Stott, Lakker, Orson Hentschel and Ensemble Economique.
Not limited to one musical genre, the festivals offer a diverse range of music styles from darker experimental sounds, ambient, electronica to indie, jazz or piano and string driven modern compositions. As always the sets of the performing artists will be as long as a real club show.
Since 2007 Denovali Records curates and organizes an international music festival called Denovali Festival. The first editions took place in Essen, Germany — since 2013 Denovali presents similar events in London and Berlin. Focussed on various forms of experimental and adventurous music, the lineup offers a wonderful opportunity to discover a wide range of international Denovali artists live, and is rounded off by various renowned non-label guest artists. A hallmark of the festival is the renunciation of the headliner principle: all artists are receiving the same attention — the length of each artist’s concert is equal. In addition to the musical program Denovali is setting up a stall offering Vinyl releases from their roster and a fine selection of other label releases, which can be usually found at the Denovali Mailorder.
Past editions of the festival included guest artists like Andy Stott (uk), Anna von Hausswolff (dk), Barn Owl (usa), Ben Frost (au), Biosphere (no), Bohren und der Club Of Gore (ger), Brandt Brauer Frick (ger), Demdike Stare (uk), Fennesz (a), Hauschka (ger), James Holden (uk), Moritz von Oswald Trio (ger), Murcof (mex), Nils Frahm (ger), Oneohtrix Point Never (us), Oval (ger), Pinch (uk), Porter Ricks (ger), Sunn O))) (us), Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (can), The Haxan Cloak (uk), Tim Hecker (can), Ulrich Schnauss (ger) or William Basinski (usa).