Sperm Festival 2011: Crossing the Shadow

The fifth edition of Sperm Festival will be held from Friday, Apr 22 to Sunday, Apr 24, 2011 in Prague's MeetFactory. This year's theme "Crossing the shadow" refers to overlaping of music and other fields of art (a/v performance, remixes) or the music industry by the artists themselves, but also reflects on the so far modest attempts of czech music community to cross its shadow and become fully integrated in European and world music scene. The festival will see the several Czech premieres - of Australian indie-pop outfit Architecture in Helsinki, British DJ and producer James Holden, dubstep wunderking Martyn or the revelation of German electronic scene - Brandt Brauer Frick.

                           

News

No festival in 2013 – 02.20.2012

There will be no Sperm Festival in 2013 as you know if from the past years. Don't be sad though - we'll throw few smaller events this year - stay tuned!

We're starting! – 04.21.2011

Preparation for the opening night is in it's peak. We're decorating the place, installing projectors, lights, cables, sound systems and other stuff. We're looking forward to see you from 18.00 on Candas Sisman and Denis Radev workshop and right after then to Erotikon screening with live music by Forma from 19.30 which opens the festival!

Off-programme at Sperm festival – 04.19.2011

Sperm Festival is not just about music and actual trends. It also cares about education of its audience. As a part of the off-programme we serve a couple of interesting lectures and workshops. On friday from 18.00 will turkish visualists Candas Sisman a Denis Radev present their work but the main course will come on sunday. From 16.00 you can learn about music-educative activity Red Bull Music Academy and uncover the mysteries of Ableton software through the speak of their creators and musician Teapot. Then there will be a lecture about Easterndaze initiative which maps eastern-europe music scene. The whole evening will end with panel discussion on Crossing the Shadow or Czech music scene abroad.

Candas Sisman + Denis Radev – 04.13.2011

This year, we have the honor to welcome Turkish visualists Candas Sisman and Denis Radev, who'll bring on a full blast maelstrom of visuals and music in their site-specific project. All a/v freaks beware!

Architecture in Helsinki releasing new album and playing in Prague – 04.08.2011

Next week, the Australian indie-pop troupe Architecture in Helsinki are releasing a new album "Moment Bends", four long years after their previous. During the subsequent tour, they will also play Prague for the first time - on Friday April 22 at MeetFactory.