Jaki Liebezeit is a name that will be instantly familiar to anyone with a taste for classic krautrock. The drummer for seminal avant-garde rock group CAN, Liebezeit was an instrumental percussive force in revolutionizing the range of genres that could be shoehorned into rock music, ushering in elements of jazz, musique concrete, and early electronic music. As for Burnt Friedman, he spent the 90s and 00s pursuing the same fusionist vision that Liebezeit trailblazed in the 60s and 70s, only with a greater emphasis on the digital aspect of the formula. Whether working with the Nu Dub Players or with Uwe Schmidt (AtomTM) as Flanger, Friedman excels at injecting jazz and dub tropes into electronics.
A meeting of two musical eclectics from different generations that was first featured at MUTEK in 2004 – to remarkable acclaim – and headlines the opening night of Rokolectiv Festival. And a performance that makes us both proud and excited.