la gioiosa macchina da guerra

by DuChamp

O C C U L T O F E S T  2 0 1 3 

                                  .Expect metamorphosis.


Expect fly-like mutants, giant beetles, the new issue of Occulto Magazine and great live performances: here comes the Metamorphosis.

8 JUNE –  8pm/1am

DUCHAMP (IT/DE, Boring Machines)

Solo project of the guitar player of How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck If a Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood?

LA PIRAMIDE DI SANGUE (IT/DE Boring Machines/Sound of Cobra)

9 JUNE – 8pm/1am


KWJAZ (US, Not Not Fun)


+ distros, dj, Occulto new issue, smart talks and so on…


O C C U L T O F E S T 2 0 1 2 – T H E A R M A G E D D O N E D I T I O N – by DuChamp
March 20, 2012, 11:54 am
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Occultofest 2012 is coming, thank God. Save the date and book your flights/trains/car lifts: Occultofest 2012 Armageddon Edition will happen in May 25th and 26th in Berlin Kreuzberg.

More info on concerts program very soon here!

This year we will have a series of talks instead of a workshop, and there is a call for talks, we warmly invite all to submit ideas!

And, as always, a manifesto!

“Let it be a giant asteroid hitting the earth, the ultimate economical crisis, the third world war, the return of the big reptiles due to the Earth overheating, or a bunch of helicopters dropping napalm accompanied by Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries: Apocalypse is indeed not just a specialty number of religious fanatism and more or less articulated esoteric discourse. One or more of its possibile declination…continue reading


John´s "Apocalypse", fragments

by nanabianca


occulto issue i is here!

It stayed glossy, it went thicker: 176 pages which bring together science, humanities and arts.The first 100 Occulto exemplars ordered via mail at will feature a special CD compiled by no less than Onga Boring Machines. Be fast, order now!

Texts by Meris Angioletti, Marco Antonini, Enrico Bellone, Alessio delli Castelli, Bill Dolson, Daniele Gasparinetti, Martin Howse, Matteo Lenardon, Federica Rossella Massimo Sandal, Max Stadler, Barbara Urbanic, Alexander Ziegler
Original artworks by Daavid Mörtl, Andrea Zimbaro
An artist’s project by Jon Fawcett

Occulto explores new possibilities in the popularisation of science in connection to other fields such as the visual arts, parascientific theories and history of ideas.

Occulto affirms the cultural value of scientific knowledge and the potential of an interdisciplinary approach opened to deviance and irony. Its research also questions past and present attempts to find shortcuts to knowledge (and power), the fascination towards the irrational and revealed truths.

What lies behind the insurmountable gap dividing humanities and science?


Brand new OCCULTO out soon!! by DuChamp

Issue √-1 is almost there!


It has kept its glossy outlook but is twice as thick.

It features stories about urine tests and work conditions; sea urchins and Magnetic Resonance Imaging; oscillations applied to neuroscience and electronic music; delirious theories about how sistematic blood transfusions can heal any mortal disease; reflections on the damages caused by scientific analfabetism in the last centuries and more more more.

Here below some preview of the contents, check our events and news section and book your copy now! The first 100 exemplars will feature a special CD compiled by no less than Onga Boring Machines


Soopa collective show at Altes Finanzamt, Fri 10th June by DuChamp

Friday, June 10
at Altes Finanzamt
SOOPA collective book presentation + exhibition
Soopa crew improvisation + guests

Soopa is a collective of Porto, Portugal started off a little over ten years ago, as an effort to gather musicians of different backgrounds into a performing collective with a strong focus on improvisation and a quasi cinematic visualization of sound narratives. In time, the project began to take on a much wider scope, evolving into its current multidisciplinary and somewhat holistic status. Soopa is organised around the central core of Jonathan Uliel Saldanha and Filipe Silva and features the collaboration of a network of musicians, artists and thinkers whose approaches are in some way connected to their own. Affliated musicians are Steve Mackay, known as saxophonist on the recent The Weirdness and Funhouse by The Stooges, Badawi aka Raz Mesinai and Mark Stewart of The Pop Group.

Although Jonathan and Felipe have a different musical background, they immediately understood those differences to be secondary in the face of our shared interests, such as the impact of sound on matter and psyche, the ocurrence of extreme musical forms in both traditional and contemporary contexts, ritualistic practices and their place in our current society, the reconfiguration of time through musical stasis, the dialectics of visible/occult, mental space/outer space.
 “Our individual approaches and methodologies may differ, but our work lurks a central idea. We both belong to a tradition that spans time and place, and reconfiguration of perception and reality investigating.”

Hhy & The Macumbas

The Macumbas are a cast of musicians assembled by Jonathan Saldanha (HHY) to perform his space-age voodoo Dub constructions, combining a feverish barrage of Haitian ceremonial bone-percussion, heavy sub-bass lines, clusters of horns and Skull Cave echo.

Influenced by Magick and ritual, they use Dub to unravel the sonic spectrum that connects King Tubby and Sun Ra with Macumba rhythms from the mental jungle.


Occulto-ears at work by DuChamp
March 13, 2011, 11:59 am
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Alessandro Masera and Diego Ferri making 5 totally different soundchecks! And, our stages (like 4 different stages…madness…)

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YEEEEESSS!!!! by DuChamp
March 13, 2011, 9:07 am
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What a day! 1 hour of great video screening, 5 amazing performances, many hours of an intense workshop and more or less 80 people in….we are definitely happy of day # 1!

And tonight, more screening, more music, and more creepiness 🙂

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