The Festival will feature Tangerine Dream; Hungarian Berlin-school group Pergamon; Ulrich Schnauss, performing solo work from his new album; progressive electronic group Tangram; DJ/producer Simon Iddol and more.
Here’s what to expect at the event:
- Chip Festival 2017 is an event organized around the Electronica genre, and will focus on its origin, Berlin. This musical direction was originally introduced to the Budapest audience in 1982 – when the classic Chip Festival’ headliners were Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.
- The organizer, Gabor Gerenyi, is a media and music expert, producer of a few hundred local albums, and a cofounder of the biggest local news portal, Index.hu.
- The venue, A38, is a reincarnation of a Ukranian stone-carrier ship. With its inauguration on 30 April 2003, it started a new life on the Danube in Budapest as a cultural venue. Since its opening it has become one of Budapest’s most important venues, and has become one of Europe’s coolest clubs.
- The organizer’s vision for the Festival is just let this kind of music be heard. “As we see, after two years of death of its creator, this musical genre is stronger than ever, reaching many-many millions of people every day by soundtracks, TV series, parties and so on. We experience even how young people can be enthusiastic about this – while it is strongly underrepresented in today’s media.”
On Saturday, Tangerine Dream (Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Ulrich Schnauss) will play a concert in honor of their founder, Edgar Froese.
The concert will feature performances of classic Tangerine Dream tracks, pieces originally composed and programmed by Froese, and tracks from their upcoming Quantum Gate album.
On Sunday, the festival concerts will start with Pergamoon, a Hungarian group that performs live takes on Tangerine Dream classics and also creates Berlin-school style original compositions. They were previously known as Force Majeure.
The evening will also feature Tangram, a project of progressive electronic music composer Peter Fabok, who takes inspiration from 80’s ambient and electronic music. He has released near 30 albums under the stage name ‘Tangram’, which refers to Tangerine Dream’s ’80 album of the same name. His music moves between ambient through melodic electronica. Micropolis, Layers and Waning Gibbous are Tangram’s most popular albums. He will perform music from his new album, Vector Henge.
Sunday’s headliner is Ulrich Schnauss.
In addition to being a member of Tangerine Dream, Schnauss has a well-established career as a solo artist. Schnauss will perform original work, including tracks from his latest album, No Further Ahead Than Today.
The closing act of the festival is DJ/producer Simon Iddol. In addition to his work as a performer, Iddol also has created multiple music-related web sites, including AudioPorn Central, Mashuptown & MOARRR.
Tickets for the first day of Chip Festival 2017 are available for 6900 HUF (24 EUR). Sunday’s entry is free.