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Legendary Jordi Valls/Vagina Dentata Organ, active since 1983, will inaugurate the festival on Friday night with a very rare performance, only his 4th ever in Catalonia and Spain, the original generation opening proceedings and paving the path for the newer generation to show that Experimental Music is alive and well and pushing boundaries more than ever, and the diverse range of acts and ideas showcased across these 2 days will prove that beyond doubt.

You will witness performances using sounds created from the smashing of mirrors, the grinding of junk metal, static from old portable TV sets, magnetic tape splicing on analogue reel to reel machines, sharp knives scraped across the human body, from home-made & modifyed effects pedals, tape loops, and much, much more.

To be held in multiple rooms across the 3 floors of the beautiful and atmospheric 19th century built convent building in Berguedà an hour away from Barcelona, which is now home to a self-supporting non-profit arts & culture association/collective who’s name was naturally inspired by the building’s previous use. In this special building, the Konvent association’s creative nerve centre for a wide range of arts, crafts and performance, everything is permitted and everything is possible. It’s the perfect venue to host this ground-breaking event.

Not only is this event completely FREE but there is also FREE ACCOMODATION available for those visiting from outside of town. EVERYONE is welcome.

c/ Konvent 0. 08699 - Cal Rosal, Berguedà - Barcelona - 938 21 39 01

FREE ENTRANCE - FREE ACCOMODATION (limited space, food & drinks not included)

please confirm assistance sending an email to: konventnoisefest@hotmail.com

Friday May 1st

19:00 VAGINA DENTATA ORGAN
RARE PERFORMANCE FROM INDUSTRIAL SURREALIST JORDI VALLS - BCN/UK

Catalan-born Jordi Valls is one of the most unpredictable artists of our generation. Under the moniker Vagina Dentata Organ Valls has produced a series of vital audio and visual documents. In the early 80s Valls was the communicator behind legendary industrial music bands such as Throbbing Gristle and Whitehouse. Performances by Valls are very rare.

20:00 BRUT
KNOW YOUR ENEMY. POWERFUL PERFORMANCE & NOISE FROM THE FEMALE BODY - UK/LIT

BRUT has a smell. A body. A vagina. A mind. BRUT has a picture. A reflection. An interface. BRUT is strong and angry BRUT is restless and manic. BRUT is political. Feministic. BRUT has a voice. It consumes and pukes out. BRUT is alcohol poisoning... BRUT IS A WOMAN - WOMAN IS A WEAPON! http://sonia-dietrich.squarespace.com/

20:30 JOSÉ MACABRA
THE DIRGE ELECTRONIC RITUALISTIC TEKNOISE - UK/TALAVERA-TOLEDO

Jose Macabra is an inimitable live artist. Specialising in "teknoise" and "Electronic Ritual". He's played at countless underground parties, but his popularity has seen him take his sound "overground" across Europe. He will present the Dirge at the Konvent. https://soundcloud.com/broodexperiments

23:00 PRIMO GABBIANO VISUAL PAL
POST-INDUSTRIAL AMBIENT-DRONE-NOISE - BCN

Found noises, dark ambient and polysemic music. He is influenced by primitive electronic music. Primo Gabbiano is the moniker of video artist Antonio Clavijo. He also works with Visual Pal. Here she will offer her random narrative of emotions. http://primogabbiano.blogspot.com.es/ http://visual-pal.blogspot.com.es/

24:00 CHRIS LOW
INDUSTRIAL-NOISE-TECHNO-PUNK, DJ SETS - UK

Chris witnessed the peak of UK Power Electronics by attending several infamous early Whitehouse and Ramleh performances, beginning his next obsession for Industrial, Power Electronics/0 Electronic Music. He became a drummer and played for The Apostles, Oi! Polloi and Political Asylum. Nowadays, Chris drums for reformed 80s Goth-Punk band Part 1 and stills DJs regularly in Techno/House and Punk/Post-Punk clubs taking him afar as North America and Japan. https://www.mixcloud.com/chrislow1/

Saturday 2nd May

13:00 JOSÉ+
AMBIENT-NOISE NIGHTMARE SOUNDTRACK - BCN

Interested since the mid 90's in sound experimentation and is dedicated to producing sound pieces for the study of human subconscious mixing electronic sounds with others from soundscapes. He will present electronic sounds and ambient noise, representing the most traumatic subconscious: nightmares. http://www.sonodrome.com/

14:00 BRUT
ACT'S OF KINDNESS. EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL SECOND PERFORMANCE - UK/LIT (see above)

17:00 SIMULACRA
EXPERIMENTAL ABSTRACT NOISE - BCN

Born and bred Barcelona artist Clara Cortés Garcia. Her music (based in Jean Baudrillard's Works) cultivates a provocation of an observer's inclination to grasp for objectivity, identification, classification or empirical truth in a work of art. https://simu-lacra.bandcamp.com/releases

18:00 THE PRESTIDIGITATORS
HARSH STATIC JUNK NOISE - UK

The Prestidigitators are an Experimental group founded by Michael Gillham. He has always been more recognized and active as a drummer in Hardcore and Punk bands such as Voorhees and more recently Drunk In Hell. Also collaborates with groups such as Smell & Quim and The New Blockaders (and affiliated project Nihilist Assault Group).

19:00 HEULEN
INDUSTRIAL-NOISE-DARK AMBIENT - BCN + MAD

Oscar (Gyakusatsu, Persona) and Joshua (Alozeau, Planeta Salvatge). The project began in the city of Barcelona 2014. The style could be described as noise and dark ambient. They have recorded an album titled "Somni irreal". https://heulenband.wordpress.com/

22:00 COÀGUL
RHYTHMIC & RITUALISTIC INDUSTRIAL - BCN

Coàgul is the musical project of the visual artist Marc O'Callaghan. Coàgul's main function is to concentrate the energy of certain cosmic principles in the physical spot where its music is performed or reproduced. For this special occasion he has prepared the full performance of "Les Quatre Edats" suite. http://marcocallaghan.com/

23:00 FUTURO DE HIERRO
HOMAGE TO ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO FROM ORDRE ETERN MEMBER - BCN

Project by multi-instrumentist and producer Víctor Hurtado. founder member of Ordre Etern, Qa'a and Huan, and artists' collaborator like Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Nurse With Wound. http://www.magiaroja.net/

24:00 EVIL MOISTURE
MAGNETIC TAPE MANGLE & VIDEO ABUSE - UK/FR

Andy Bolus (aka Evil Moisture, Xylex) produces modified electronic toys, reconnects the circuits such as those found inside talking computers for children, and uses randomly generated sounds as source material for high speed cutup, and for installations. http://evilmoisture.free.fr/

00:30 KNO (Konvent Noise Orchestra)

01:00 CHRIS LOW
INDUSTRIAL-NOISE-TECHNO-PUNK, DJ SETS - UK (see above)