Things Learned at Berlin Atonal

Source: The Quietus.

The 2017 edition of Berlin Atonal is opened by Reinhold Friedl, who cuts through the gaping dark space of the Kraftwerk complex with pieces from Romanian avant-garde composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram. Avram’s ‘Klavierutopie’ is particularly consuming, a tribute to its composer who passed away just a few weeks before the festival. It’s a privilege to hear the work here and it sets the tone for a rich programme and a extraordinary festival.