Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation


Festival de Música Asiática Avanzada
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Tacit Group (Nave 10): Friday 10 - 8:30 pm Saturday 11 - 7 pm Concerts (Nave 11): Saturday 11 - From 9 pm to 06:30 am
Tacit Group (Friday and Saturday): 8 €/day Concerts Saturday Nave 11 (without Tacit Group): 15 € Full festival ticket Saturday Nave 11 (including Tacit Group Friday and/or Saturday): 20 € *Warning: Strobe lights are used during this performance in Nave 11
Naves Matadero
Nave 10. Sala Max Aub Nave 11. Sala Fernando Arrabal
The aim of the first festival of advanced Asian music, FAN NAVES, is to open the ears, eyes and minds of the audience to present - without the contamination of the West.
FAN NAVES FAN Naves presents asian musicians who have investigated their creative universes from their varied backgrounds, starting from very different territories (sensory, rituals, the everyday, etc).


10:05 pm FAUXE
11:15 pm SOTE feat. Tarik Barri
12:20 am KYOKA
2:15 am HITO (PLAYdifferently, OTO)
5:30 am XIAO HAN 
*Schedule is subject to changes


Tacit Group is a Korean group formed in 2008 to create audiovisual works based on algorithms, images and sounds. Their algorithmic art focuses on process rather than on result, as they have demonstrated in such places as the Lincoln Center in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea. As artists of their time, they reveal the artistic possibilities of technology, they create mathematical codes, systems that use principles and rules, and they improvise their performances on stage by using these systems.

During the process, the systems are revealed visually and audibly, so that the public can "hear" through their eyes, just as we see Edvard Munch's Scream. As composers and multimedia artists, images are an integral part of the work of the members of Tacit Group.

They hope that by showing not only the finished piece, but also the process of "chatting" or playing that generates it, their audience will engage more intensely, thereby managing to shatter the conventional division between artists and the public. None of their work is ever complete, as they continuously update the underlying systems, taking their inspiration from computer programming.

HITO (PLAYdifferently, OTO)

Ever since 2012, Hito, the superstar of Japanese electronic music, has been one of the regular artists at the “Richie Hawtin presents ENTER” nights at Space Ibiza, an event that won the DJ Award for the Best Night in Ibiza two years in a row. A regular at the best clubs in Germany and Japan, after playing at Coachella and in Naves Matadero in 2018 (a sell-out), she is now returning to thrill the public..


The Chinese artist Pan Daijing has performed on the stage of some of the world’s most important electronic music venues. When he played at SONAR, his sound was described as "halfway between dark noise and the atmospheres of cinema, coming close to the mysterious drones of Morphosis and often running over distorted beats". He is now visiting Fan Naves to present Fist Piece, a concert that he premièred at Kraftwerk in Berlin and which has since been performed in the Barbican in London, among other temples.


The avant-garde music of the Japanese artist Kyoka is characterised by the way she experiments with sound and by the Oriental, American and European influences she has accumulated throughout her career. Her field recordings, ‘glitches’ and vocal distortions are brimming with energy and make you want to dance. Not only has she been at all the most important festivals, it is also worth mentioning that she was the first woman to be signed by Raster-Noton, the leading record label for top quality electronic music. Ryuichi Sakamoto has highlighted her talent by saying: “Panic! It sounds like a toy box that’s been turned upside down. How is she able to create sounds that are so beautiful and yet so chaotic? I adore her!”.


The Japanese artist Yousuke Yukimatsu started off as a DJ in 2008 and his first major opportunity arrived in 2014 when he was spinning discs with DJ Nobu and NHK'Koyxen. Today he is a benchmark of electronic music thanks to the balance he has found between exploration and rhythm.


Koichi Shimizu is one of Thailand’s most important sonic artists, with a style that we might describe as a mix of electronics with industrial and experimental sounds. An explosive musical bomb. Active in electronics since the late 1990s, he has collaborated with different artists (Inner8, Constant Value, etc.) although it is his relationship with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul that has brought him the most international fame. He has been touring with him in Fever Room since 2015, his first foray into the theatrical world as designer and sound engineer. In 2017, he produced the compilation “METAPHORS / Selected Soundworks from the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul”.


Han Xiaohan is a musician and composer of contemporary music who borrows elements of the folk music of Northeast Asia. Although he began his career in 1993 with his group Plag of the Doom, in 2003 he immersed himself in the study of traditional Manchu music. In order to investigate this shamanic mythological music, he visited numerous remote Manchu villages in China and Mongolia, making field recordings. Aware that it is a culture that is in danger of disappearing, Xiaohan has learned the Manchu language, and has experimented by integrating it into his musical compositions. Percussion, voices, nature and sound effects together create a mysterious, desolate and ethereal aura. Listening to Xiaohan’s work, it is easy to transport yourself to the places he created them in.


Yosi Horikawa has the gift of being able to convert everyday objects into makeshift musical instruments and to transform sounds that he records in the midst of nature, such as birdsong, into pieces of music. He began making music when he was 12, when he would record the sounds of his room and he would tap on the side of his bed to make percussion noises. Ever since then, as far as this Japanese artist is concerned, the small details turn his creations into something unique that lets him lead the public on an exceptional journey.

SOTE feat. Tarik Barri

Sote (which means sound in Persian) is the creator of Iran’s most important electronic music. Co-founder of the Tehran SET Festival, this musician is known for his experiments with Persian music and electronics. In Fan Naves he will be presenting Secret Horror in Design.


Is one of Singapore’s most prolific musicians and producers. He frequently collaborates with other artists and he uses traditional music from Singapore that he mixes with R&B, hip-hop and electronic bases. In the battlefield of contemporary music, Fauxe’s music is a major challenge.

With the collaboration of: Susana Sanz

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