Festival of Music, art, and new urban culture
19-22 July, Saint-Petersburg
The largest Russian music and art festival Gamma will be held in St. Petersburg for the third time from 19th to 22nd July 2018.
In 3 years, Gamma Festival has become a large-scale, innovative, cultural and international event with a unique format and content that combines contemporary art, current and new trends in electronic, instrumental and academic music. The music is performed on five stages and the international line-up is impressive, including bright representatives from 16 countries. The art component of the festival is a one of a kind experiment aiming to develop and support contemporary art. The project was named "Artification", and resulted in a large-scale exhibition, first presented at the festival. Gamma takes the mission not only to introduce famous names in contemporary art and music but also to discover new ones.

The first tickets for the lowest "Early Birds" went on sale on December 25, 2017
Gamma Festival 2017 - Official Aftermovie
About festival
Gamma Festival is bringing a full sensory music experience to Russia [INTERVIEW]
To read
Gamma Festival 2018 - First 10 artists announced


Ancient Methods [DE]
Cio D'Or [DE]
Drumcell [US]
DVS1 [US]
Edward (DE)
Loscil (CA)
Orphx (CA)
Peter Broderick (US)
Roll The Dice live (SE)
Shaun Baron-Carvais (FR)
Hauschka (DE)
More headliners
Ancient Methods LIVE (DE)
Ancient Methods is Michael Wollenhaupt, a German techno music artist and DJ. Ancient Methods was a duo, but recently they have separated. Since middle 00′s Ancient Methods has released a bunch of internationally acclaimed records mainly on its own label (Ancient Methods) and RSB. Wollenhaupt has worked with such noticeable musicians as Adam X, Kareem, Regis. At least there is not very much information about him except that his project is gradually growing beside another raw techno giants.
Cio D'Or LIVE [DE]
Cio D´Or
Soundarchitect - Musiccreateur

Her music arise from an idea, which she develops and threads through her own sounds: Emotional, extravagant, charismatic, cinematic, sometimes poetic.
Her music strives towards "infinity" between origin and development. Here, timeless possibilities sounding out from the zeitgeist.

Since 2004 she released 2 album´s, 10 EPs, 3EPs coproduced
with Donato Dozzy, Gabriel Ananda or Paul Brtschitsch and
4 remixes for labels like Prologue, Semantica, Telrae, Hypnus or Time to Express.

2012 she composed her debut "Distanz" for a music theatre with orchestral instruments . The combination of electronic elements and instruments enrich her world of musical ideas. PULSA:RE, a combination of a DJ Set and new music with an ensemble, developed in cooperation with the composer Brigitta Muntendorf

Cio D´Or as a DJ
Cio D´Or moves

Her dj set´s and mixe´s filtering to track down deep and authentic musical developments amongst the mass of music and records without forgetting the gems of the past.
With the participation of musical sources, Cio D´Or mirrors the new in the old andvice versa, immersed in the deep grammar of music – leaving this again and allow the sound to live, to resonate now and on through times.
She is a dramatic advisor in her style techno and electronica.

Cio started 2001 as a resident dj in Munich´s former cult club Ultraschall.
Later she established herself consistently on national and international floor´s with her emotive, almost magical sets. She doesn´t play music, she lives it.

Cio D´Or – the small Minimal One. –

Already in childhood, Cio D'Or felt the sounds and tonality of many different instruments. At the age of 17, she was playing in a 7 man-strong Jazz band; at 21, she founded her own dance duo with self-developed choreography, which she first off compiled with classical music (i.e. Bartok, Strawinsky, Bach). With this work, she discovered her first access into electronic music, through Brian Eno and David Byrne.

During the Eighties, Cio D'or lived in Berlin, where she completed her training in Contemporary Dance and Ballet; learning, among other things, the discipline of keeping time that her works portrays.
Engagements in art, theatre and film followed.
Drumcell [US]
Drumcell was born as Moe Espinosa in Los Angeles' San Gabriel Valley. Far away from the glamour and glitter of Hollywood, he cut his teeth growing up in a vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhood that still breeds inspiration for his work. San Gabriel Valley is also where he and the Raíz brothers, Vangelis and Vidal, met and founded Droid Behavior in the early 2000s which lead to the infamous Interface warehouse series and lauded techno label Droid Recordings.

A classically trained musician in his youth, Moe came to circulate around the Noise, Punk and Industrial scene, playing guitar and singing in various bands until he discovered the early '90s L.A. rave scene. That was when he got in touch with some of the heroic synthesizers of techno's early years. His enthusiasm for those synthetic sounds lead to a career as a Product Specialist at Native Instruments and to independent musician and engineer work across Los Angeles.

By then, Moe was chuffed to pursue his own productions. When he handed out his first self-produced, self-pressed vinyls at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2001, he heard them being played from the festival stages the very next day. Since then, he has released original productions or remixed tracks on DROID, CLR, Electric Deluxe, Torque, Silent Steps, Blank Code, Ibadan, Detroit Underground, and much more.

Drumcell explores and discovers the analogue world as much as the digital world of music production, to finally combine them into his very own raw, suspenseful and hypnotic style. Influenced by a myriad of music as well as science fiction and machines, he has developed an addiction to analog synthesis which has led to ceaseless experiments in his studio in search of new, mind-expanding sounds. As one of the most esoteric techno artists in North America, his sound disregards genre limitations and is everything but conventional techno.

This style has caught the attention of many of the world's top techno jocks, with strong track support from the likes of Luke Slater, Speed J, and Chris Leibing. This style has also reached numerous prestigious international clubs and festivals. From Berlin ́s techno mecca Berghain to the main stage of The Movement in Detroit to North American nightclubs like Output and Stereo to festivals across Europe, Latin America, Japan and Australia - Drumcell's sound can be heard around the world.

In 2015, Drumcell is ready for a whole new chapter of what he is best at and what matters most to him in life – the manifestation of truthful emotions in futuristic sonic concepts.
DVS1 [US]
As a resident DJ of Berlin's infamous Berghain / Panorama Bar, he moves floors of the world's most prestigious and best venues crafting the art of DJing through always being in the mix, pushing his own boundaries and sensitively reacting to the people's energy. Molded by massive sound systems composed of walls of speakers, DVS1's vision of techno is based on the physical power of music. Zak's pure approach of sound being his personal channel to capture the very moment in time is as dedicated as his continuation to shape the electronic scene in his hometown Minneapolis – from throwing illegal warehouse parties to owning a nightclub to running his own sound company for two decades.

After his first original releases on Klockworks and Transmat, he was not only introduced to a bigger audience, hence creating a strong fellowship for his own imprints: While HUSH showcase DVS1's love for deep, purist techno and only his music, Mistress Recordings reflects his wide range as a beat and rhythm addict presenting some of his secret weapons that touches all corners of the dance floor and beyond. With a combination of deep musical knowledge, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a vinyl collection of more than 30,000 records, DVS1 is also renowned as an outspoken defender of underground's true values that established the American DJ, producer and label owner as a truly exceptional character of today's contemporary electronic music scene.
Edward (DE)
After a terrific morning at last year's Gamma, we couldn't help but invite one more resident of the Giegling family - Edward, with whom you need to get acquainted, if you haven't done so yet. The musician has just released the third album, "Fortune Teller", which we have very high hopes for.
Loscil LIVE (CA)

Loscil is the project of Vancouver based composer Scott Morgan. Morgan's background in Vancouver's independent music scene as a drummer and guitarist and his academic composition studies at Simon Fraser University culminated in the creation of Loscil in the late 1990's. With Loscil, Morgan explores the marriage of electronic production and acoustic instrumentation to create "…stark landscapes that are evocative, earthly, anything but abstract, and so much more than merely 'ambient'." (The Quietus, UK).

Loscil has predominantly released music through Portland's Kranky label including his 7th full length, 2014's Sea Island. He has also worked with the esteemed Ghostly International, Italy's Glacial Movements, Ireland's Wist Rec, England's Gizeh, Canada's JAZ Records and his own Frond imprint for special releases.

Loscil has produced numerous remixes and collaborated with other musicians such as bvdub, Rachel Grimes, Christina Vantzou, Destroyer and Kelly Wyse. He has composed for film and appeared in bold documentaries such as The Corporation, Scared Sacred and Damnation. He has created bespoke music for dance and video games such as Hundreds and Osmos and has performed worldwide including at renowned festivals such as Mutek, Decibel and Big Ears.
Orphx LIVE (CA)
Orphx have been developing their signature fusion of hypnotic rhythms and experimental noise for the past twenty four years. Using modular and analog synthesizers, software, location recordings and feedback circuits, Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey draw upon the darker, psychedelic fringes of electronic dance music and combine these elements with the experimental aesthetics and themes of early industrial music.

Orphx has gained an international following as one of the pioneering acts within the European 'rhythmic noise' scene and more recently came to prominence among techno fans through a series of acclaimed 12"s on Adam X's Sonic Groove label, along with standout remixes for artists like Oscar Mulero, Perc, Drumcell, Svreca, and Conrad Schnitzler.

Oddie and Sealey have performed around the world at celebrated venues like Berghain and Tresor, and international festivals such as Atonal, Labyrinth, Movement, Mutek, and Unsound. They are renowned for delivering improvised performances that combine software with modular synthesizer and other hardware.

Orphx have released numerous albums and singles on vinyl, CD, and cassette that have had a significant influence on many artists in the present wave of industrial techno. Their most recent album, Pitch Black Mirror, has received critical acclaim for its unique fusion of techno, industrial, EBM and post-punk elements. Building on a sprawling back catalogue that stretches across genre divisions, Orphx are both pioneers and innovators in the fusion of rhythm and noise.
Peter Broderick LIVE (US)
Born in 1987, Peter Broderick is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer, brought up in a musical household in Oregon. In his later teenage years he became entwined in the indie folk scene in Portland, recording for the likes of M. Ward, Laura Gibson and Dolorean.
2007 saw Broderick move across the ocean to Denmark, where he began a long collaboration with the band Efterklang, touring the world with them for the next five years. Meanwhile he recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from the sparse classical compositions of his debut album Float to the homemade folk music on Home — constantly experimenting with different musical genres, and also being commissioned to write music for several films and contemporary dance works. He then lived in Berlin for several years where he met and collaborated with many like-minded artists including German pianist Nils Frahm under the name Oliveray and Englishman Greg Haines as Greg Gives Peter Space.
Now known as one of the label's veteran recording artist, Broderick joined Erased Tapes with his wanderings into the realms of film, dance and documentary scores. 2009's Music For Falling From Trees, a 30-minute piece in seven sections, was created for a contemporary dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart at Neon Dance. It was followed by Music For Congregation in 2010 and his classic score Music For Confluence, created in 2011 for Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott's spell binding documentary film on five unsolved murders in Idaho.
Held together by a dialogue of voices, his 2012 album These Walls Of Mine reveals Peter's innermost thoughts in an exploration from gospel and soul to spoken word, beatboxing and rap. In 2013 he re-located back to America, living at the Pacific Ocean near where he grew up. Returning to his home where his musical journey began, Peter completed the circle with the release of Float 2013. Encouraged by label founder Robert Raths the album was given a "second chance" with the help of Nils Frahm who remastered the record.
Inspired by John Cage's so-called mesostics his latest album Partners, a series of voice and piano recordings released in 2016, sees Peter experiment with chance, surrendering an entire song's composition to the roll of dice. The composer closed the year with his equally exceptional Grunewald recordings — paying homage to the discrete yet majestic Grunewald Church, situated on the outskirts of Berlin, that's become a haven for an entire generation of contemporary composers.
Roll The Dice LIVE (SE)
Swedish electronic duo Roll the Dice began their work in 2007 in their hometown of Stockholm. The group was made up of television and film composer Malcolm Pardon and Peder Mannerfelt, who also performed as the Subliminal Kid and collaborated extensively with indie electronic act Fever Ray. The duo's dark, earthy analog sound first found its legs on a self-titled 2010 album, and in 2011 the band produced second album In Dust as well as the Live in Gothenburg: August 7, 2010 EP, both released on the Leaf Label. In 2014 third album Until Silence emerged.
Shaun Baron-Carvais LIVE (FR)
Shaun Baron-Carvais is the real name of a well-known musician and producer who has been hiding behind the alias Shlømo on the Delsin and Wolfskuil labels for many years. In Russia, he brings an exclusive live program, first introduced to the public at Berlin Atonal festival last year. A certain must-see.
Hauschka LIVE (DE)
Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) is an independent experimental musician based in Düsseldorf, Germany internationally recognized as a 21st century exponent of prepared piano technique. The piano is prepared when "preparations" are inserted between the strings or onto the hammers of the instrument; a wider application of the term takes in all manner of additional modifications that expand the sonic and operative possibilities of the piano.

His film music included scores for 2015's The Boy and 2016's In Dubious Battle and Lion, a collaboration with Dustin O'Halloran that earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. The eighth Hauschka album, What If, arrived in 2017. Inspired by Bertelmann's speculation on what life could be like in the future, it featured a Roland Jupiter synth, an Eventide H3000 Harmonizer and player piano alongside prepared piano for a sci-fi-influenced sound.
The next dozen of foreign headliners will be announced in May...
The main thing at the festival is music. In 2018, Gamma will present different facets of the musical world from academic neo-classics to standard house music, experimental genres or deep techno, the entire line-up will consist of more than 80 musicians from 15 countries, many of whom will perform in Russia first. The next dozen of foreign headliners will be presented in May.

FESTIVAL EARLIER
Line-up in 2017
Regis (Downwards, Sandwell District) UK / Vatican Shadow (Ostgut Ton, Hospital Productions) USA/DE / Terence Fixmer (Planete Rouge Records, Ostgut Ton) FR / Murcof (Leaf) USA / Ø [Phase] (Token) UK / Recent Arts (Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelon) DE / Mike Parker (Prologue, Tresor, Polegroup) USA / Emptyset (raster-noton) UK / Ulwhednar (Abdulla Rashim & Varg, Northern Electronics) SWE / Takaaki Itoh (Wols) JPN / ANTARCTIC TAKT a/v Live (Dasha Rush & Stanislav Glazov) DE / DREW McDOWALL (COIL) Live (Dais Records) UK / Rrose (Eaux) USA / MARTIN KOHLSTEDT Live (Kick the Flame / Edition Kohlstedt) DE / Nick Klein (L.I.E.S.) USA / OAKE (live) (Downwards) DE / ROBERT LIPPOK a/v Live with Margot (Raster-Noton) DE / Xosar (Rush Hour Music) NL / Zadig (Construct Re-Form) FR / HANNAH EPPERSON Live (Listencollective) USA / Kettenkarussell (live) (Giegling) DE / Leafar Legov (live) (Giegling) DE /Konstantin (Giegling) DE / DJ Dustin (Giegling) DE / Douglas Dare (Erased Tapes) UK / All In Orchestra / Long Arm / TYOMA / Shadowax aka Ishome / Protosoniq / Ivan Logos / Unbalance / Moa Pillar / Kobba / Anton Zap / BVoice /Anrilov / ГОСТ showcase /CultKitchen / Oid / Slava Finist / Suokas / Миша Мищенко / Федор Бирючев / Abjective / Eyscream / Symphocat / Moralez / Golikov / Arkady Air / Lluck / Noform / 404.Zero / Prcdrl / Rayo / Regulaar / Slon / Sptnk / Tantsui / Tripmastaz / Oira / Hoopa / Eye Que & Naya and more...
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
Gallery of the Gamma Festival 2017
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Line-up in 2016
Byetone A/V LIVE (DE, Raster-Noton) / Function (DE, Ostgut Ton) / Kangding Ray A/V LIVE (FR, Raster-Noton, Stroboscopic Artefacts) / Polar Inertia (live) (FR, Dement3d) / Answer Code Request (DE, Ostgut Ton, MDR, Answer Code Request) / Abdulla Rashim (live) (SWE, Northern Electronics) / Fred P (USA, Soul Live Music) / Albert van Abbe (live) (NL, No Comment) / Martin Kohlstedt (live) (DE, Kick the Flame, Edition Kohlstedt) / Eric Cloutier (USA, The Bunker NY) / Tadeo (live) (ESP, Non Series) / Dadub (live) (DE, Stroboscopic Artefacts) / Varg (live) (SWE, Northern Electronics) / Inner 8 LIVE (Berlin, Holotone) / Shlømo (live) (FR, Delsin, Taapion) / Francois X (FR, DEMENT3D, Affin) / Solar Bears (live) (IRL, Planet Mu) / Robert Drewek (DE, Rawax, Chiwax, Housewax) / Mick Wills (DE, International Deejay Gigolo) / Robert Lippok A/V LIVE (DE, Raster-Noton) / Benoît and the Mandelbrots A/V LIVE (DE, Syff) /Antrru LIVE / Bvoice (Moscow, Fox Trax) / Blain (Saint-P, TEST FM) / CultKitchen (Moscow) / D-Pulse LIVE (Saint-P) / Discrete Warmth LIVE (Saint-P) / Exponent (Saint-P, Subspace) / Eye Que (Saint-P, Subspace) / Hoopa (Saint-P, Roots United) / Ivan Logos (Saint-P, m_division) / Kalivas (Saint-P, TEST FM) / Ksky (Saint-P, Electronica, Deep Connection) / Krjuk (Saint-P, Rawax) / Kobba (Saint-P, m_division) / Low808 (Moscow, ГОСТ) / Long Arm LIVE (Saint-P, Project Mooncircle) / Lena Popova (Saint-P) / Måla LIVE (Saint-P) / Misha Mishenko LIVE (Moscow) / Monokle LIVE (N.Novgorod) / Nasonov (Saint-P, Stackenshneider) / Naya (Saint-P, Subspace) / Oira (Saint-P, DSP) / Parallelogram LIVE (Saint-P) / Pavel Youkovskiy (Saint-P) / Prisheletz LIVE (Saint-P) / Prcdrl LIVE (Berlin, m_division) / Regulär LIVE (Saint-P) / Sasha Prana (Ekaterinburg) / Slow Sun LIVE (Saint-P) / Symphocat LIVE/ TYOMA LIVE (Moscow) / Unbroken Dub (Tyumen, Rawax, Delsin) / Unbalance (m_division, Monasterio, Rebalance)
5 сцен фестиваля GAMMA
Одну из сцен фестиваля многие могли увидеть на официальном пре-пати - Beta, которое состоялось 20 мая, зал созданный в 18 веке действительно впечатляет уникальной архитектурой.
Организатор фестиваля - m_division
Прогрессивно мыслящая команда с многолетним опытом в создании масштабных музыкальных событий и развитии творческих инициатив, целью которой является не только представление, но и создание культуры сегодняшнего дня. m_division считает своей главной миссией объединение людей, идей, эмоций и искусства.
14-16 июля
Санкт-Петербург
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Gamma Festival 2016 - Official Aftermovie
Gamma-artists





The main focus of the festival was and still is music. This is what guests from various regions of Russia and other countries come here for. GAMMA will showcase different genres of music, from academic neoclassicism to classical house music to experimental to deep techno, composed by 80 modern musicians from 16 countries.








Artification
Artification In March 2017, as a part of the Gamma festival, the m_division and pbr art team launched a pilot project called "Artification" aiming to support and develop various facets of contemporary art and new talents. The aim of the project was to initiate interaction between beginners and experienced artists, to support the most recent trends in contemporary art and to uncover the potential of young Russian artists.
Curators about Artification
We have asked our curators what Artification means to them.
Gamma Festival 2018






GAMMA Festival - Saint Petersburg four-day immersive music and art event is a fascinating addition to the global music scene. Taking place July 19-22nd, 2018, GAMMA Festival will bring in droves of music fans for a rare music and art experience that doesn't have to rely on big budget headliners.

Curated and promoted by m_division, GAMMA Festival celebrated its first year in 2016 with overwhelming success. The venue – a large industrial space held in the former Stepan Razin brewery – is every raver's wet dream. Offering deep and experimental techno, house, electro and many styles of electronic music, there is no doubt that GAMMA festival is pure of heart – existing to offer a cerebral escape through the power of art and music.




Tickets
Tickets are available in limited amounts. The price will increase as the event gets closer.
Early Bird Tickets - SOLD OUT
1st release [30 euro] - available