Elevate Festival 2024

Elevate Festival 2024

28 Feb – 03 Mar 2024
Graz (AT)

Elevate Festival 2024

In 2024, Elevate will celebrate its 20th anniversary edition, celebrating this from 28 February to 3 March 2024 and once again transforming the city of Graz into a hotspot for contemporary festival culture.

The Elevate music programme offers a platform for creative development and creates connections between different musical genres, generations and cultures.

Among the first confirmed acts are already numerous greats of the contemporary underground, such as the duo of the two Berliners-by-choice CEM b2b MCMLXXXV, who have been championing a more intimate and accessible club culture with their event series Herrensauna – based in Berlin’s legendary techno club Tresor since 2017. DJ Krush, who has been active since 1992, can be described as nothing less than an icon of this culture – familiar to most people from his countless collaborations with western hip-hop artists such as DJ Shadow, The Roots and Mos Def, as well as his excursions into avant-garde realms, for example with his compatriot and trumpeter extraordinaire Toshinori Kondo. DJ and musician Hudson Mohawke is a bit younger, but no less multifaceted. By his own admission, the involuntary pioneer of trap – in his own words: “for us it was a satire genre” – is celebrated in circles as the Aphex Twin of hip-hop. In addition to his own releases on the British label Warp Records, he has also produced music for artists such as Björk, Pusha T, Drake, Lil Wayne and Anohni.

In the frames of Re-Imagine Europe, Elevate presents a variety of panel talks and new commissions:

More Tomorrow: Imagination and Solidarity for a Habitable Earth(Panel)
What’s Art got to do with it? (Panel)
We’re All Going To Die (Film)
AI vs. Democracy: Monsters, Monopolies, and Questions of Power (Panel)
Plus/Minus Democracy: A Global Perspective on Democratic Deficits (Panel)
(Western) Democracies Under Siege: Right-wing populism as a threat to democracy (Panel)
Performing Electronic Music – Workshop by Maya Shenfeld at Elevate 2024
Maya Shenfeld + Pedro Maia – Audiovisual show Under the Sun (initially co-commissioned by Semibreve and A4)

World premieres at Elevate 2024: 

Zoë Mc Pherson – Ambisonic Live Performance (Commissioned by Elevate)
Dorian Concept – Music for Elevators (Commissioned by Elevate)

28 Feb – 03 Mar 2024


Graz (AT)

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