Shiny Toys

Festival für zeitbasierte Experimentalkultur

Performance / Konzert / Installation
Friday 29. November 2019 | 18.00 Uhr Makroscope
Saturday 30. November 2019 | 17.00 Uhr 10 Jahre Shiny Toys!

Time signals, shadow worlds, daylight projections, band collages, robots, little miracles – anniversary! SHINY TOYS has been the auditory, visual and audiovisual arts festival for the Ruhr region for 10 years – a marathon of performances, installations and experimental music. Together, artists and audience members playfully interweave sounds, objects, space and time.

TAG 1: Makroscope

With his self-made modular synthesizers Günter Schlienz creates meditative works characterized by happiness, melancholy, nature and room.

Francesco Dillon und Riccardo Wanke mix composed and improvised with classical and electronical music. Using field recordings, Cello, Harmonium as well as Guitars they connect ephemeral serenity with an immediate feeling of crisis and loss.

The Sound of Camilla Sørensen and Greta Christensen is strongly influenced by turntable deconstruction and rearrangement of the vinyl media. That results in cinematic soundscapes as well a hi-fi disasters.

Andreas O. Hirsch plays the electroacoustic Carbophone he invented. Straightly rhythm driven tracks are followed by ambient oddities like the promenade of an octopus or a probably senile shipwrecked robot that emerges from a castle moat and starts speaking to you with a haunting voice.


Still they exist, unknown pathways in the territory of so-called Krautrock. Transport dedicate themselves to the exploration of those pathways. As a trio, Edis Ludwig, Nils Herzogenrath and Niklas Wandt create a monster of improvisation, emitting hypnotic beats and psychedelic electronica.

In her voice improvisations Elias Kühnl is whispering, singing and screaming. She investigates the specific in the common and the unfamiliar in the familiar. Her wordless fragments are of an intimate and beautiful urgency.

For more than 50 years the artist, musician and composer Bob Rutman has been touring the underground with his enormous Steel Cello. He collaborated with Peter Sellars, Philip Lamanita, Wim Wenders, Neubauten and many more. However, more impressive than his vita is his spherical, roaring but minimal sound.

Spemakh is a group of freely improvising artists, musician and noisemakers. The musical play of the group develops from total surprise via communal attentive listening. The six members are using self-made wind instruments, cymbals and percussion, double bass, guitar, viola, found objects, miniature electronics as well as voices.

In the audio-visual performance “Liquid Pulse”, Nan Wang and his colleague Matthias Hurtl examine macroscopic pictures and movement of dust and liquid utilizing DIY analogue projectors.

In his piece “GIF Frenzy” the musician, composer and media-artist Ressi connects music and moving images. He refers to the practice of illustrating emotional conditions via moving, pop cultural quotations in social

For many years the composer, musician and tinkerer Laurent Bigot has been working on sound objects in which music and scenography coexist and disturb or affect each other directly. For his air driven project D’UN AIR INSTABLE Glass- and plastic bottles, pipes and tins are used as instruments.

Verena Kuni (Dr. phil., M.A.) is scholar in ara studies and professor for visual culture at Goethe University Frankfurt (Main). In her chit box talk about Shiny Optosonical Philosophical Toys, she will fittingly present the question of how Philosophical Toys look and are used today.


Tag 1 | 29. November 2019 | Makroscope | 8 €

Tag 2 | 30. November 2019 | Ringlokschuppen | 18€/erm.9€

2-Tages-Festivalpass | 29. & 30. November 2019 | 22€/erm.15€


Der Zugang zu allen Live Acts kann aufgrund begrenzter Bühnenkapazitäten nicht immer garantiert werden.

Eintritt Vvk 12 € / erm. 6 € | Ak 15 € / erm. 8 € / Gruppe 5 €

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