AboutAlpha-ville is an innovative audiovisual festival that combines different disciplines including advanced electronic music, digital media, visuals and short films.
The festival is the first of a series that seeks to increase the accessibility of the arts to the public, deeper engage with the audience and equally support the work of female artists in the audiovisual field, as women are usually underrepresented. By promoting the work of female artists in electronic music and visual arts, we hope to encourage cultural diversity.
The festival will serve as a platform to create a dialogue between arts, society and technology and will improve the quality of life by donating 1% of the overall profit to a good cause. This time the festival will support âSave the Children', a non-profit organisation that works directly with the most marginalised children, wherever they are in the world.
20.00 - Doors open
20.30 - 21.00 Short Films by Future Shorts
21.15 - 22.00 Manekinekod + Graphshet
22.15 - 23.30 Arbol + Testphase
Video Installation by Machines Désirantes
ARBOL (ES, Emiliirecords)
Electronica/ambient/experimental artist & musician
Arbol is one of the most prolific composers on Spain's electronic scene with international profile. As well as having worked with producers, choreographers and artists of the stature of Bigas Luna, Leo Obstbaum and the French architect Jean Nouvel, he is the man behind numerous soundtracks for both cinema and theatre and has played at some of the most acclaimed international festivals like Sonar. He has also collaborated in various multimedia installations exhibited in Barcelona and ICA, London.
Graphic designer & visual artist
Testphase Media Distortion Consortium is a collective based in Barcelona, founded and directed by Christian Schärmer. They've presented work in Transmediale (Berlin) & Sonar.
MANEKINEKOD (GR, Monika Enterprise Label)
Acousmatic / Tape music / Experimental
Manekinekod is Eleni Adamopoulou, a Greek emerging artist & musician that gathers sounds from different sources to create sound collages and experiment with them. She has played at Worldtronics Festival and is currently working on her first album.
Graphic designer & digital media artist
Graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Mikkael Doczekalski created GRAPHSET in 2007. A firm believer of experimentation, GRAPHSET has focused on research around print. Meanwhile, motion designs, v- jing & collaborative projects including photography & architecture have assumed an important role in his work
MACHINES DESIRANTES (ES)
Machines Désirantes is a creative cell run by Jose Salas, a Spanish multidisciplinary artist based in Madrid. This original initiative delivers a mixture of art, design, audiovisual production, club culture and music scene. The Fast Gallery, Vuelvete Underground thematic nights in Madrid, collaborations with Jeans Team (Berlin) & his live video sets at Benicassim Festival are an example of his dynamic & productive career.