Gamma Festival 2017
A large-scale event held at the St. Petersburg experimental shipyard established itself as one of the most exciting Russian music festivals in 2016. This year the festival has grown in scale, with 85 modern musicians and artists from 15 countries of the world coming to St. Petersburg to attend GAMMA—one of the top music, art, and new urban culture festivals in Russia.
The Stepan Razin Brewery, the first Russian brewery founded in 1795, will be the venue for the festival and the object of transformation. To date, a part of the factory is protected as an industrial monument and is no longer operational. It is here that 5 festival stages will be located, along with a large-scale exhibition of media installations, street art, architecture, and recycled art created by artists as part of the Artification project.
The factory space allows you to travel in time, as it is here that the unique heritage of 18th century industrial architecture, the designs of the architects Jurgens and Bohnstedt, amazing arcades and shops, so much like museum spaces, coexist with powerful Soviet Constructivism.
GAMMA will give new life to these walls, transforming and reimagining the industrial environment, and create a festival that will surprise and inspire.
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 85 modern musicians from 15 countries.
At the GAMMA festival there will be also bright representatives of the domestic electronic scene, we open part of the local line-up of the upcoming festival:
ГОСТ showcase (Moscow/Saint-Petersburg) • Misha Mishenko (Moscow) LIVE • Fedor Biryuchev (Moscow) LIVE • All In Orchestra LIVE (Saint-Petersburg) • Anrilov (Moscow) • Anton Zap (Moscow) • BVoice (Moscow) • Cultkitchen (Moscow) • Golikov (Moscow) • Ivan Logos (Saint-Petersburg) • Kobba (Saint-Petersburg) • Lluck (Russia/USA) • Long Arm LIVE (Saint-Petersburg) • Moa Pillar LIVE (Moscow) • Oid (Riga) • Protosoniq LIVE (Moscow) • Rayo (Odessa) • Shadowax aka Ishome (Moscow) LIVE • Slava Finist (Moscow) • Suokas (Petrozavodsk) •Tripmastaz (Moscow/ Saint-Petersburg) • TYOMA (Moscow) and others...
More than 40 Russian artists representing almost the entire spectrum of music from experimental electronics to neo-classical, IDM or house music,
Special program on the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theate
The GAMMA festival will open with a special evening program on the New Stage of Alexandrinsky theater on Friday, July 14. Here m_division together with the MEDIA IN project from the New Media Laboratory will present audiovisual concerts on the new stage with a unique circular screen. The guests will enjoy the performance of German musicians and media artists ANTARCTIC TAKT (Dasha Rush & Stanislav Glazov), raster-media resident ROBERT LIPPOK, and RECENT ARTS duo formed by famous Berlin musician TOBIAS FREUND and Chilean artist VALENTINA BERTHELON. Apart from that, the festival will offer interactive and light installations, audiovisual works, and works in the field of video art made by international and Russian media artists.
July 14, 21:00-2:00
The main GAMMA program starts next day, July 15, on the territory of the Stepan Razin brewery at 15:00