MIT – Meet In Town “Let’s Stay Together”

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June 8-9, 2012

Auditorium Parco della Musica -  Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30-Rome

Two days of electronic music, live events, dj sets and performances with:

Squarepusher, James Blake djset, Afrika Bambaataa, Atlas Sound, Sébastien Tellier, Mouse On Mars, Theo Parrish b2b Marcellus Pittman, Lindstrøm, Dâm Funk, Thundercat, Ghostpoet, Machinedrum, Brandt Brauer Frick, Com Truise, Breton, RocketNumberNine, Frank Sent Us, Mixology presents: Herva/SpinOFF/Dukwa, Fuoriclasse, Daniele Puppi, Donato Piccolo, Carlo Bernardini, Santasangre, Quiet Ensemble, L-Ektrica Soundsystem

A huge party, a unique event on the electro music scene. Now in its third year, MIT will “invade” on 8-9 June Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica with international guests, original projects, emerging realities halfway between experimentation, theatre, video-art and audio-video installations. The 2012 edition’s title, “Let’s Stay Together”, is a quotation from the great Al Green and an invitation to share the unique atmosphere and good vibrations typical of Meet in Town.

MIT will be open by MIT Party on Friday 8th: a clubbing night at the Auditorium’s Garage (limited number of tickets available). During the party, organized by MIT, Carhartt and the Red Bull Music Academy, three international artists will perform for the opening of the festival. This exclusive event will transform the most “underground” location of the Auditorium in an actual club. MIT and Red Bull Music Academy have also organized an event on the afternoon of the same day, where the audience will meet the artists performing on that very night, such as the revolutionary space disco dj Lindstrøm, the  Angeleno ambassador of Boogie Funk Dâm Funk and the synth-wave experimenter Com Truise.

As in the previous editions, the festival will host some of the most innovative artists of the international electronic music scene: Squarepusher, who will be in Rome for the only Italian date of the tour and will present his latest album “Ufabulum” with an extraordinary audio-video live performance; the new talent of 2011, James Blake, who will make his début in Rome with a dj set, and an absolute monument of the last thirty years’ Black Music, Afrika Bambaataa. Then, Atlas Sound, Bradford Cox’s solo project between rock and electro with Deerhunter’s guitar and vocals; the acclaimed bohemian ambassador of the French touch Sébastien Tellier; two veterans of Detroit music scene, Theo Parrish and Marcellus Pittman, who will play together in a back to back performance; the no conventional sound of the Los Angeles master Thundercat; the eclectic Mouse On Mars and the urban poetry of Ghostpoet. Plus several artists experimenting with musical genres cross-breeding, such as the young Machinedrum; the German Brandt Brauer Frick, an ensemble working on a merge of classical and techno music; the hypnotic audio-video experiments of the London-based Breton; the intense sound of the duo RocketNumberNine (recently launched by Soul Jazz) and the unpredictable pop art by the Roman Frank Sent Us. Then, Foyer Sinopoli will be liven up by 3 italian djs – Herva, SpinOFF and Duwka – selected by the radio program Mixology.

Big news: this year’s festival will be streamed online on the website  HYPERLINK “http://www.telecomitalia.com/”www.telecomitalia.com, allowing who cannot attend the events in person to watch them live via web.

MIT is not only a music festival but also a special way of experiencing concerts and performances. In fact, it is a unique opportunity to enjoy an unusual version of the Auditorium, “revisited” according to a new functional and emotional key focusing on freedom and mutual sharing.

MIT takes place in all Parco della Musica’s areas: the open-air cavea and the external areas – that this year play a fundamental role in the festival – the concert halls, the foyer and the exhibition rooms… Different artists will perform at the same time in different locations giving the audience the chance to freely arrange their personal programme.

Santasangre, one of the most representative companies on the independent Italian theatre scene, will be the curators of the foyers exhibition, together with Daniele Puppi, Donato Piccolo and Carlo Bernardini who will properly create the installations for the Foyers.