Synch Festival

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Country and Region GreeceAttica
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Athens, Attica, Greece
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Festival Description

Synch is a Greek-run “Innovative Music, Moving Image and New Media festival” that takes place in Athens, Greece at the Benaki Museum and the Technopolis next-door—an historic industrial factory in the city centre. The three-day event is famed for showcasing accomplished and experimental international talent from all over the world, and this year is no exception. Synch is an inspiring, educational highlight on the European festival circuit. Celebrating contemporary evolutions in all artistic forms, you’re invited to explore a bumper-packed programme of live music, interactive media and art installations spread across two venues.

Many live acts make their Greek debut at Synch, playing alongside a strong local line up. Last year’s highlights included: !!!, Fisherspooner, Mum, Prince Thomas, Bill Laswell and Bonobo. This year, proving that the event is as much about variety as quality, Synch 2008 bills Moloko’s frontwoman Roisin Murphy, Canadian electronica rockers boasting over half a million hits on their myspace page Holy F*** (it has another name too), minimal techno dub by Moritz Van by Oswald Trio, vintage Detroit techno with Juan Atkins (Model 500, Metroplex), styled pop art from the UK’s Stereolab and the avant-garde house-to-jazz multimedia professional Terre Thaemlitz. See below for the confirmed line up so far.

Synch is much more than music. Digital movies and short films are integral to the event, promoting the sound and the images of the future. This year’s highbrow AV & art installations will include such artists as Graffiti Research Lab and Tony Light. Since 2005, Synch expanded with new parallel sections — New Media Arts, Cinema and Moving Image – each sharing a common theme: to investigate and creatively express contemporary worldwide urban issues through the use of new media

Festival Dates June 4 - 5, 2010
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Festival Story:

Synch was born in 2004 at Lavrio Technological & Cultural Park—a former industrial area of unique beauty—in order to bring a Greek and international audience in touch with contemporary sounds and images. Music, art and new technology co-exist and keeping in step with modernity, offer possibilities to experience some of the most interesting aspects of global culture.


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