Manifesto Fest 2021

  • When:   November 26, 2021 - November 27, 2021
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Manifesto Fest 2021

On 26 and 27 November 2021 Manifesto returns to the Monk in Rome, the festival dedicated to electronics, experimentation and the visual arts. Two unmissable evenings that will see some of the most interesting artists in circulation and most representative of the Italian electronic scene as protagonists: from the elegant AV performance by the iconic duo Imaginaria and Alessandro Adriani to the bewitching and surprising one by Nava, from the live performance of the kaleidoscopic sound lover Go Dugong to the contemporary and overwhelming one of Whitemary, passing through the DJ sets of two of the most acclaimed Italian producers abroad such as Jolly Mare and Populous.

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After the forced stop caused by the pandemic, Manifesto makes its long-awaited return to the capital in a smaller form than in previous editions but equally capable of giving voice to projects capable of bringing to light a multifaceted and original sound world, of which Manifesto is proud to promote live restart. Breaking down geographical and gender barriers, the festival ranges as always between heterogeneous proposals linked by electronic sound, connecting present and future, roots and perspectives.

On Friday 26 November Ignes fatui arrives in Rome, the audiovisual project by Alessandro Adriani, director of Mannequin Records and resident DJ and curator of the evening Mannequin Records Nacht at the legendary Berghain in Berlin, and Imaginaria, the artist and creative director based in Berlin Paulina Greta whose work focused on immersive and virtual narratives is appreciated and recognized around the world. The performance is precisely inspired by the Ignis Fatuus, the will-o'-the-wisps: weak and illusory lights that float above a swamp, due to a chemical reaction induced by organic decay and which, in myths and legends, resemble lanterns that divert travelers from the safe path.

On the same evening, Nava, an original and magnetic Iranian artist who, after having bewitched the public with his participation in the X Factor 2021 selections, arrives in Rome with an unprecedented audio / video performance in which he presents his latest record Bloom, Ep concept that blends his sound and visual world and in which he experiments more than ever with his Persian roots.

Then on the program the DJ set of Jolly Mare, a project by the producer, multi-instrumentalist and passionate music researcher Fabrizio Martina who in his long career has trod prestigious stages (Sonar, Bestival, Parklife) and obtained recognition in Italy and abroad. Fresh from the release of the new album Epsilon, published by the cult label of the Balearic genre International Feel based in Ibiza, he will embark on a journey that starts from the tricolor disco, from the echoes of his childhood to get where the depth of the cosmic rhythm manages to push yourself, in balance between chaos and order, references and uniqueness.

On Saturday 27 November, the live of Go Dugong is not to be missed, producer and composer recognized as one of the key figures in Italy in the contemporary panorama of research electronics and fresh from the publication of the latest album Meridies. A work that starts from an investigation carried out by the artist into traditional Apulian music for the realization of the EP TRNT (2019) inspired by his hometown, Taranto, and the phenomenon of the tarantella, and then continues in this direction by contributing to reworking, evolving and contaminating the musical traditions of his homeland, and arriving at the creation of a soundtrack interpreted by an imaginative and futuristic ensemble of "earth workers".

Space also for Whitemary, one of the new and brightest talents of female Italian electronic music. Free, fresh, brilliant, Whitemary writes, produces, plays and sings all by herself. Her music is impulsive, therapeutic, exorcising: lyrics in Italian, analog synthesizers, a degree in jazz singing and a passion for techno. A lethal and unstoppable mix consecrated by the success of his latest single I think in a while.

And again, the overwhelming energy of another Salento pride, Populous: if with his latest album Stasi the Apulian producer has returned to ambient and instrumental hip-hop atmospheres similar to those of the beginning of his career, his dj set for Manifesto promises to be like a fluid sound exploration of dance floors all over the world, guided by that refinement and musical sensitivity that over the years has allowed him to raise the flag of Italian electronic music in the world.

Title: Manifesto Fest 2021

Opening: November 26, 2021

Ending: November 27, 2021

Organization: Monk e Visioni Parallele

Place: Roma, Monk

Address: Via Giuseppe Mirri, 35 - 00159 Roma

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