Rome's German Academy at Villa Massimo returns after its summer break with the sixth edition of the electronic music festival Electric Campfire: raster-noton All Stars, on 13 September.
The event is organised in collaboration with the raster-noton record label, founded in 1999 after a merger between Rastermusic and Noton. One of the co-founders is Carsten Nicolai who was a fellow of Villa Massimo in 2007, and is better known under his musician pseudonym alva noto. Now one of the world's leading labels in the field of experimental electronic music, raster-noton undertakes projects based on the idea of merging sound, art, design and science.
Initially Electric Campfire was held annually as Label-Party in Chemnitz, near Dresden in Germany. Roman editions of the festival began in 2007 when Nicolai was based at Villa Massimo, and since then the event has gone from strength to strength, attracting big names from the electronic music scene.
This year is no exception with an impressive line-up featuring Frank Bretschneider, Anne-James Chaton, Kyoka, Grischa Lichtenberger, Robert Lippok, Pomassl, Senking and Diamond Version.